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Music, B.S. (64 Credit Major)

The Department of Music offers a 64-credit major in Music leading to the B. S. degree. Entrance into this program is by examination.

The required courses and credits are distributed as follows:

Credits (64)

3 Foundation: MSH 200

18 Music Theory: MST 236, 237, 238, 239, 315, 317

4 Musicianship: MST 266, 267, 268, 269

12 Music History: MSH 331, 332, 333, 334

6 Private Lessons: MSP 210

6 Ensemble: MSP 100, 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 2060, 2070

12 Electives to be taken from the following courses: MSH 269, 270, MSH 350; MST 245, 2460, 316, 318, 319, 320, 321, 322; MSP 445, 446; other electives by permission of the Department

3 Senior Project: MST 496

Note: Students studying with a private teacher approved by the Department of Music may petition the Department Chair to receive 1 to 6 credits.

Placement in Courses

A basic knowledge of music theory is required of all students who wish to major in Music. Students will demonstrate their ability to enter MST 236 (Theory 1) and MST 266 (Musicianship 1) by taking a placement examination. Successful completion of MST 100 will be accepted in lieu of the placement examination.

Piano Requirement

In addition to the major instrument, students must pass a proficiency examination in piano. Examples of the required level of proficiency are available in the Music Office (Music Building, Room 316). Students are expected to complete this requirement before their fifth semester.

Departmental Ensembles

All students, faculty, staff, and members of the community audition for the principal ensembles of the College. Music majors are required to participate in at least one ensemble per semester.

MSH 114 and 115 may not be taken for credit by students majoring in Music.

Last modified: 7/30/2015