About the Music Bachelor’s Program
The Bachelor of Music in Music offers four concentrations: music education, composition, performance, and theory. The concentration in music education prepares students to teach choral, instrumental, and general classroom music in kindergarten, elementary, middle, junior high, and senior high schools, with specializations in piano/keyboard, voice, brass, woodwind, percussion, and stringed instruments. The performance concentration includes specializations in piano, voice, brass, woodwind, percussion, and stringed instruments.
Communication Literacy Requirement. Communication literacy in music is evidenced by competence in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and performing. This comprehensive approach to “musical” communication literacy is apparent in all undergraduate music degrees by matriculation and completion of our three-semester series of musicology courses (i.e. music as cultural history). There is a very distinct sequential approach to “musical” communication literacy by the orderly completion of these courses with a research paper and basic listening skills enhanced in the form of journals employed in the beginning course of the sequence, MUHL 2301 and further through the culminating course MUTH 3303 , where performance practice, critical listening, and role-playing are the hallmarks of musical integration and communication. Courses in the Communication Literacy plan are (1) MUHL 2301 , (2) MUHL 3302 , and (3) MUTH 3303 .
Total Hours: 128
* Choose from the university’s core curriculum .
NOTE: Any entering student pursuing the Bachelor of Music degree and specializing in vocal performance is required to complete two semesters of foreign language at the first-year college level. This can be accomplished by successful completion of course numbers 1501 and 1502 in FREN, GERM, or ITAL, or 1507 in FREN or GERM and 1501 in ITAL (i.e. courses FREN 1507 and GERM 1507 are comprehensive review courses encapsulating a two-semester study of a language into one semester and have a prerequisite of two years of high school FREN or GERM).