Dec 17, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Music: Theory Concentration, B.M.


About the Music Bachelor’s Program


The Bachelor of Music in Music offers four concentrations: music (leading toward teacher certification), composition, performance, and theory. The performance concentration includes fields in piano, organ, voice, brass, woodwind, percussion, and stringed instruments. The concentration in music that leads toward teacher certification replaces the former Bachelor of Music Education.

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 .

Recommended Curriculum


First Year


Fall


Total: 17

Spring


Total: 17

Second Year


Fall


Total: 17

Spring


Total: 15

Third Year


Continuance in music theory requires a formal review and approval of all freshman and sophomore work. The principal criteria are completion of all academic requirements through the sophomore year and a grade average in music theory courses of no less than a B.

Fall


Total: 17

Spring


Total: 14

Fourth Year


Fall


Total: 14

Spring


Total: 13

Total Hours: 124


* Choose from the university’s core curriculum .

Foreign Language


The student must complete six hours of a language approved by the division at the sophomore level.