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Music (CLA)

BACHELOR OF ARTS WITH A MAJOR IN MUSIC: VOICE, PIANO, ORGAN, STRING, WIND, BRASS, AND PERCUSSION

Students in the College of Liberal Arts working toward the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree may major in music following a successful audition held by School of Music faculty members. Students fulfill all College of Liberal Arts requirements. Approximately one-third of the curriculum is the music major, which comprises required sequences in music theory, music history and literature as well as applied music, performance requirements and music electives.

Sample Courses:

Theory I-III, Musicianship I-III, History of Western Art Music, Music from c. 1900 to the Present

APPLIED MUSIC (MINOR ONLY)

Students in the College of Liberal Arts who are majoring in disciplines other than music may complete a minor in applied music. The minor includes core music courses as well as applied music lessons and ensemble participation. A successful School of Music audition is required before a student can be certified as an applied music minor.

Sample Courses:

Theory I-II, Musicianship I-II, History of Western Art Music, Ensemble Courses

JAZZ STUDIES (MINOR ONLY)

Non-music majors in the College of Liberal Arts may complete a minor in jazz studies. The minor includes core jazz music courses as well as applied music lessons (in jazz piano, guitar or bass) and ensemble participation. A successful School of Music audition is required before a student can be certified as a jazz studies minor.

Sample Courses:

Jazz Theory, Jazz Improvisation, Jazz History, Jazz Piano, Jazz Ensemble