Music (BA)

Arts and Sciences
Performing and Fine Arts
HEGIS Number: 1005

Info
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Course Descriptions
Course descriptions can be found in the online PDF version of the Bulletin

The curriculum in music is designed to meet the needs of students preparing for careers in performance history, theory, ethnomusicology, and music education. Music majors are required to give a recital (or equivalent) their last semester at the college as their MUS 490: Independent Study.

Students are encouraged to take such non-music courses as: Fine Arts 398; History 110, 201, and 272; Political Science 101; and Sociology 101.

The Performing and Fine Arts Digital Lab (1A01) is a state-of-the-art facility equipped with computers, synthesizers, and sound sampling. The Lab is made available to students enrolled in Music 225: Computer Music.

EFFECTIVE FALL 2014  

Music BA

 

Major Discipline Requirements

43 
Core Requirements for Music Major 28 
MUS101 Introduction to Music History 
MUS110 Basic Theory 
MUS141 Class Instruction in Piano I 
MUS210 Ear Training 
MUS223 Harmony 
MUS225 Computer Music 
MUS241 Class Instruction in Piano II 
MUS310 Ear Training II 
MUS323 Form & Analysis 
CHOOSE ONE FROM EACH OF THE FOLLOWING GROUPS  

Ensemble I

MUS131 Gospel Choir I 
MUS139 Jazz Ensemble I 
MUS146 Jazz Improvisation I 

Ensemble II

 
MUS231 Gospel Choir II 
MUS239 Jazz Ensemble II 
MUS246 Jazz Improvisation II 

Popular Music History

 
MUS250 African-American Music 
MUS253 History of Jazz 
MUS270* Introduction to Ethnomusicology (WI) 
MUS278** Art & Sound of Video Games 
MUS299 The Music Industry 
II. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS: CHOOSE FROM TRACK "A" OR "B"
A) Music Performance  
MUS291 Keyboard Accompaniment 
Choose one from the following groups  

Ensemble III

MUS331 Gospel Choir III 
MUS339 Jazz Ensemble III 
MUS346 Jazz Improvisation III 

Western Music Elective

 
MUS350 Middle Ages to Baroque (WI) 
MUS351 Classical to Romanic 

Ensemble IV

 
MUS431 Gospel Choir IV 
MUS439 Jazz Ensemble IV 
MUS446 Jazz Improvisation IV 
B) Music Production
MUS327 Science of Recorded Sound 
MUS328 Advanced Computer Music 
MUS329 Recording Techniques for Music 
lll. ADVANCED REQUIREMENTS
MUS490 Independent Study 
Upper Level Elective (Choose one)  
MUS420 Instrumentation 
MUS422 Conducting 
MUS425 Composition 
MUS427 Mixing and Mastering 
MUS450 20th-Century Music and Beyond 
MUS455 History of Film Music 
MUS461 Jazz Analysis 

* MUS 270 is cross listed with ANTH 270. Either course will be accepted.
** MUS 278 is cross listed with FA278. Either course will be accepted.

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