Music, B.M.A.

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Minimum Total Credit Hours: 124-135

Major Hours: 60

Minimum Upper-Division Hours: 40

Upper-Division Hours Within Major: 24


Overall GPA - Combined and OU: 2.50

Program Code: B704

Major Requirements

A grade of C or better is required in all courses taken within the School of Music.  Audition is required for admission to the degree program. All coursework must be letter graded; P/NP may not count toward degree.

Major Area

XXXX 2020, Applied Lesson8
MUTE 2000Sophomore Barrier 10
XXXX 4020, Primary Instrument 14
MUTE XXXX, Major Performance Ensembles 24
MUTE XXXX, Major Performance Ensembles (3000-4000) 3,42
MUTE 1000Freshman/Transfer Music Orientation (1 semester)0
MUTE 1010Recital Attendance (3 semesters)0
SRRE 4021Senior Recital (Core V)1
Total Credit Hours19

Music Support

Music Theory
MUTH 1512Musical Structures I2
MUTH 1612Aural Skills I2
MUTH 1522Musical Structures II2
MUTH 1622Aural Skills II2
MUTH 2512Musical Structures III (Core IV)2
MUTH 2612Aural Skills III2
MUTH 252220th- and 21st-Century Musical Structures2
MUTH 2622Aural Skills IV2
Musicology and Music Literature
MUSC 1312Music in Culture (Core IV)2
MUSC 2313Ancient Times to 1700 (Core IV)3
MUSC 2323Late Baroque Through Romantic Period (Core IV)3
MUSC 3333Post-Romantic Period to the Present (Core IV)3
Additional Requirements
MUTE 3242Instrumental Conducting I2
or MUTE 3262 Choral Conducting I
MUTE 4512Professional Preparation and Capstone Project2
Choose one of the following groups: 14
Group Piano:
Group Piano I
Group Piano II
Group Piano III
Group Piano IV
Functional Piano Skills:
Functional Piano Skills I (piano majors only)
Functional Piano Skills II (piano majors only)
Advised Music Electives 3-4000 level6
Total Credit Hours41

Major Support Requirements

Secondary Area
Choose one of the following tracks:33
Track 1 Secondary Emphasis in Music:
Choose 18 hours outside the School of Music
Choose 15 hours in a focused area of concentration in music 1
Track 2 Secondary Emphasis outside Music:
Choose 24 hours in a focused area of concentration outside the School of Music 1
Choose 9 hours in any college or department including the School of Music
Total Credit Hours33

Note: A minimum of 40 upper-division hours is required for the degree. Students should utilize "Secondary Area" to reach this total. 

General Education and College Requirements

Courses used to fulfill General Education and/or major requirements may not fulfill electives. Some courses that fulfill General Education requirements are listed in other areas on this sheet and are indicated by the appropriate Core numbers.

Courses designated as Core I, II, III, IV, or V are part of the General Education curriculum. Students must complete a minimum of 40 hours of General Education courses, chosen from the approved list, including at least one upper-division Gen. Ed. course outside of the student's major. Courses graded S/U or P/NP will not apply.

UNIVERSITY-WIDE GENERAL EDUCATION (MINIMUM 40 HOURS) AND COLLEGE REQUIREMENTS
Core Area I: Symbolic and Oral Communication
English Composition
ENGL 1113Principles of English Composition (Core I)3
ENGL 1213Principles of English Composition (Core I)3
or EXPO 1213 Expository Writing
Language
This requirement is not mandatory if the student successfully completed 2 years of the same language in high school —2 courses (Core I)0-10
Mathematics
Choose one course (Core I) 13
Core Area II: Natural Science
Choose two courses from different disciplines; one must include a laboratory7-8
Core Area III: Social Science
P SC 1113American Federal Government3
Choose one course3
Core Area IV: Arts and Humanities
Artistic Forms
The following are satisfied in Musicology and Music Theory requirements (4 hours)0
Music in Culture
Musical Structures III
Western Culture
HIST 1483United States to 1865 (Core IV)3
or HIST 1493 United States, 1865 to the Present
The following are satisfied in Musicology requirements (9 hours):0
Ancient Times to 1700
Late Baroque Through Romantic Period
Post-Romantic Period to the Present
World Culture
Choose one course (upper-division)3
Core Area V: First-Year Experience
Choose one course3
Total Credit Hours31-42

Suggested Semester Plan of Study

At least 24 hours of upper-division Music credit must be earned in residence as a declared major.

A grade of C or better is required in all courses taken within the School of Music.  Unless otherwise stated on the degree sheet, the College of Fine Arts does not permit coursework to fulfill more than one degree requirement.

Degree Completion Responsibility: Although the Dean’s Office checks each student’s records, the responsibility for meeting degree requirements lies with the student and not with the advisor or the Dean. Each student should obtain a copy of the requirements for graduation and check it regularly as they complete their degree program.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
First SemesterCredit Hours
XXXX 2020, Applied Lessons 2
MUTE 1311 Group Piano I 1
MUTH 1512 Musical Structures I 2
MUTH 1612 Aural Skills I 2
MUTE Ensemble 1
MUTE 1000 Freshman/Transfer Music Orientation 0
ENGL 1113 Principles of English Composition (Core I) 3
MATH (Core I) 1 3
Language (Core I) 0-5
 Credit Hours14-19
Second Semester
XXXX 2020, Applied Lessons 2
MUTE 1321 Group Piano II 1
MUTH 1522 Musical Structures II (Core IV) 2
MUTH 1622 Aural Skills II 2
MUTE Ensemble 1
MUTE 1010 Recital Attendance 0
MUSC 1312 Music in Culture (Core IV) 2
ENGL 1213
Principles of English Composition (Core I)
or Expository Writing
3
Language (Core I) 0-5
First-Year Experience (Core V) 3
 Credit Hours16-21
Sophomore
First Semester
XXXX 2020, Applied Lessons 2
MUTE 2311 Group Piano III 1
MUTH 2512 Musical Structures III (Core IV) 2
MUTH 2612 Aural Skills III 2
MUTE Ensemble 1
MUTE 1010 Recital Attendance 0
MUSC 2313 Ancient Times to 1700 (Core IV) 3
Natural Science (Core II) 3-4
Secondary Emphasis Elective 3
 Credit Hours17-18
Second Semester
XXXX 2020, Applied Lessons 2
MUTE 2321 Group Piano IV 1
MUTH 2522 20th- and 21st-Century Musical Structures 2
MUTH 2622 Aural Skills IV 2
MUTE Ensemble 1
MUTE 1010 Recital Attendance 0
MUTE 2000 Sophomore Barrier 0
MUSC 2323 Late Baroque Through Romantic Period (Core IV) 3
Natural Science (Core II) 4
Secondary Emphasis Elective 3
 Credit Hours18
Junior
First Semester
XXXX 4020, Applied Lessons 2
MUTE Ensemble (3000-4000 level) 1
MUSC 3333 Post-Romantic Period to the Present (Core IV) 3
HIST 1483
United States to 1865 (Core IV)
or United States, 1865 to the Present
3
Secondary Emphasis Elective 6
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
XXXX 4020, Applied Lessons 2
MUTE Ensemble (3000-4000 level) 1
P SC 1113 American Federal Government (Core III) 3
Secondary Emphasis Elective 9
 Credit Hours15
Senior
First Semester
MUTE 3242
Instrumental Conducting I
or Choral Conducting I
2
MUTE 4512 Professional Preparation and Capstone Project 2
Advised Music Electives 2 2
Social Science (Core III) 3
Secondary Emphasis Elective 6
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
SRRE 4021 Senior Recital 1
Advised Music Electives 2 4
World Culture— (Core IV) 3
Secondary Emphasis Elective 6
 Credit Hours14
 Total Credit Hours124-135