Bachelor of Arts Music
You’re always tapping your feet to the rhythm or humming along to the melody. You feel alive when you’re singing or playing an instrument. Music lives in you. If you want to deepen your love of music, make it your career, or perform with one of our amazing ensembles, pick up a music major or minor!
Students pursuing music are eligible to apply for the Sister Monica Laughlin Music Ensemble Scholarship.
100% of traditional incoming undergraduates receive some type of financial aid. The average for scholarships, grants and/or loans is $31,841.
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BA in Music Performance: 49 credits
BA in Music Education: 68 credits (plus student teaching and additional education major requirements)
Minor: 21 credits
Here are some classes you could take as part of this major or minor. Be sure to create your course plan in consultation with your advisor.
MUS 1000 – Contemporary Musicianship
Surveys the knowledge and “tools” that one must be aware of as a musician in current times. Students are introduced to and explore the sounds and language used by musicians to discuss, analyze, interpret, create and perform music (conceptual and practical). Students will develop their musicianship through the practice of skills on their primary instrument, their voice/bodies, the piano, composition, and improvisation. Students will be asked to be civic minded in their pursuit of musical knowledge–how can and should musicians be relevant in modern society.
MUS 1101 – Music Theory I
Basic musicianship course, including study of materials and language of music: pitch, rhythm, meter, intervals, chords, part-writing, analysis of masterworks. Approach is from both conceptual and performance standpoint: hearing, writing, playing, singing.
MUS 3309 – World Music
Study of art, folk, and popular music of both Eastern and Western cultures and relationship of the music to the history, geography and society of the region. No prerequisites or musical experience necessary.
Our program graduates have become professional performers, music teachers, music studio owners and teachers, and music organization managers. Other alumni have continued their education in various graduate school programs across the country.
Spotlight Arts and Lectures celebrates arts of all kinds, especially music. Throughout the year, the Music Department sponsors student performances, faculty recitals and ensemble concerts.
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