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The BA in Music is designed to prepare musicians with a high level of musical skill and a strong foundation in music theory, history, and applied performance.

Objectives:

On completion, students should be able to:
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    Perform at a collegiate level as a vocalist or instrumentalist.
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    Apply knowledge of music theory and the historical context of music to musical performance.
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    Demonstrate functional vocal and accompanying skills.
This degree program is available in the following format:

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MAJOR53 Hours

Music Theory19
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    Continuation from Music Fundamentals, including study of chords in major and minor keys, voice leading, beginning four-part writing, and harmonic progressions.
    Prerequisite: Successful music theory placement exam, two semesters of applied piano, or consent of the instructor.
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    Study and practice to develop the skill of accurately sight-reading melodies through the solfege system and melodic dictation.
    Prerequisite: Successful music theory placement exam, two semesters of applied piano, or consent of the instructor.
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    Continuation of MUS2020, including study of cadences, phrases and periods, non-chord tones, diatonic seventh chords, and secondary dominant chords.
    Prerequisite: MUS2010 with a grade of C or higher
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    Continuation of MUS2011.
    Prerequisite: MUS2011 with a grade of C or higher.
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    Continuation of Music Theory II. Modulatory techniques, mode mixtures, Neapolitan and augmented sixth chords, and enharmonic modulations.
    Prerequisite: MUS2012 with a grade of C or higher.
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    Continuation of MUS2013.
    Prerequisite: MUS2013 with a grade of C or higher.
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    Continuation of Music Theory III.
    Prerequisite: MUS3010 with a grade of C or higher.
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    Continuation of MUS3011.
    Prerequisite: MUS3011 with a C or higher
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    Structural principles and forms of homophonic music, particularly Baroque and Classical forms.
    Prerequisite: MUS3010 with a C or higher
Music History9

*This course may be applied to the GenEd Humanities requirement.

Music Performance25
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    1000-level Major Applied Study4
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    3000-level Major Applied Study6
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    1000-level Secondary Applied Study Piano or Voice is recommended3
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    Ensemble Electives7
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    Attendance at on- and off-campus musical performances. Appreciation of a variety of musical literature and concert formats, and observation of elements that help create an effective performance.
     
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    Public performance of at least 50 minutes of music from a variety of historic and stylistic genera. Literature should be appropriate to the requirements for senior-level study and should include ensemble repertoire.
     
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    Conducting patterns with an emphasis on establishing a clear and communicable style to direct an ensemble. Students analyze and direct music using a variety of meters, dynamics, and styles.
    Prerequisite: MUS2010 with a C or higher
Choose one of the following:
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    Conducting techniques for leading choral ensembles, score analysis, study of diction, and musical styles. Expressive conducting of music selected from a broad repertory.
    Prerequisite: MUS4011
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    Instrumental conducting techniques, literature, and materials.
    Prerequisite: MUS4011

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