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2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music, B.A.

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Requirements for Major (8 units)

The eight-unit liberal arts music major is for students who have strong musical interests but who do not necessarily intend to pursue a full-time professional career in music. This major may not be used as a major in the elementary or secondary education program. Students interested in teaching music in the public schools should enroll in the 12 1/2 unit music major with music education emphasis. Students should begin their study by enrolling in the following courses in the fall: MUS 100 , MUS 101 , an applied music lesson (one-half unit) and a departmental ensemble. If enrolling in the ensemble for credit will cause a student to exceed 4.5 units the ensemble may be audited.

Students Selecting This Curriculum Must Complete Eight Units in Music as Follows:

  • Two units in applied music (private lessons). One-half unit in conducting may be substituted for one-half unit in applied music by permission of music staff.
  • All courses for the major must be taken for a numerical grade.

Four Units in Music Theory:

Two Units in Music History:

In Addition:

  • Students are expected to take applied music lessons each semester they are in residence.
  • Students are required to participate in at least one of the major performing organizations most appropriate to their primary performance medium (marching/symphonic band, orchestra, choir, jazz ensemble) each semester the student is enrolled in this curriculum. Keyboard performers may satisfy this requirement through accompanying; guitarists should make special arrangements with the chair of the Music  Department.
  • Students must attend seven approved campus recitals and concerts per semester. Specific details concerning approved recitals and concerts and other information is in the Music  Department Student Handbook and may be obtained from the Music  Department Office.
  • Successful completion of the keyboard laboratories in the following will satisfy the piano proficiency requirement.

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