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2023-2024 University Catalog 
  
2023-2024 University Catalog

Music, B.A., Jazz Studies Concentration


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Student Learning Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for BA Music

Students will demonstrate the skills requisite for artistic self-expression and the creation of high quality music. 

Students will demonstrate knowledge of the common elements and organizational patterns of music and their interaction through aural, verbal, and visual analysis. 

Students will be able to place music in the appropriate historical, cultural, and stylistic contexts. 

Curricula in Music

Students working toward the Bachelor of Arts in Music may elect one of four concentrations offered through the College of Liberal Arts, Education and Human Development: Composition, Jazz Studies, Music Studies, or Performance. Students are admitted to the Music Major Program through an audition and upon recommendation of the faculty in the chosen concentration. Each concentration is tailored to a specific set of skills and knowledge, so students should follow the appropriate listing of courses.

The University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. Students majoring in music must meet the following requirements:

  1. Piano through MUS 1407  or equivalent as determined by placement examination, except where piano is the major instrument. Students must also pass a juried proficiency exam in order to graduate. MUS 1407  may not be used for music elective credit.
  2. Full-time students must enroll in one ensemble appropriate to their concentration each semester even though the six-hour requirement may have been fulfilled. Part-time students are strongly encouraged to participate in an ensemble every semester. Any student, whether full-time or part-time, who is enrolled in an applied music course, must enroll in an ensemble. Students who are not sure about ensemble placement, including those whose primary instrument is piano or guitar, or whose concentrations are Composition or Music Studies, should consult with their advisor before selecting an ensemble.
  3. All full-time Music majors are required to register for Student Recital Hour (MUS 1900) each semester and must meet attendance requirements. All Music majors are required to perform in at least one Recital Hour each academic year (with the approval of the Applied Music Lesson instructor).

General Education Requirements


Mathematics Credits: 6 *


* See General Course Requirements and Approved Electives in the Liberal Arts Section.

Science


  • BIOS Credits: 3 3
  • BIOS or Physical Science Credits: 6 3

Humanities


  • FORL 1001 Credits: 3
  • FORL 1002 Credits: 3
  • ENGL Literature Credits: 3

Social Sciences


  • Social Sciences Electives Credits: 6

Total Credit Hours: 39


Other Requirements


 

  • FORL 2001 Credits: 3 5
    OR
  • FORL 1001 Credits: 35
  • Second FORL 1002 or Free Elective Credits: 35
  • Literature Credits: 3
  • Social Science 2000+ Credits: 6 2

Total Credit Hours: 12-15


Total Credit Hours: 51


Total Credit Hours: 24


Total Credit Hours Required: 126


  1. “C” or better required
  2. Must include courses from two different fields (ANTH, ECON, GEOG, POLI, PSYC, SOC, or URBN) and at least 6 hours at 2000-level or higher. See General Course Requirements and Approved Electives in Liberal Arts Section. NOTE: Students must earn six hours of 3000+ course work in non-music studies. The most efficient way to fulfill this requirement is to take at least six of the nine hours of required social sciences at the 3000+ level. Students may choose to fulfill the 3000+ requirement by tak­ing courses in other areas of concentration (i.e., humanities, business administration, sciences) but doing so will not reduce the number of social sciences hours required.
  3. Six-hour sequence in one science. Select from BIOS, CHEM, EES, PHYS. Three hours must be BIOS.
  4. Full-time students must enroll in one ensemble appropriate to their emphasis area each semester even though the six-hour requirement may have been fulfilled. At least two hours must be at the 3000+ level. Part-time students are strongly encouraged to participate in an ensemble every semester. Any student, whether full-time or part-time, who is enrolled in an applied music course, must enroll in an ensemble. Students should consult with their advisor to choose an ensemble.
  5. Must complete nine credit hours in one language or twelve credit hours in two languages.
  6. Students registered for Recital must be concurrently enrolled in an applied lesson. Satisfies oral competency requirements.

Four Year Plan of Study


1

First Year of Enrollment


Total Credit Hours: 17

Total Credit Hours: 17

Second Year of Enrollment


First Term


Total Credit Hours: 17

Total Credit Hours: 17

Third Year of Enrollment


First Term


Total Credit Hours: 15

Second Term


Total Credit Hours: 16

Fourth Year of Enrollment


First Term


Total Credit Hours: 16

Second Term


Total Credit Hours: 12

Total Credit Hours Required: 127


  1. Full-time students must enroll in one ensemble appropriate to their emphasis area each semester even though the six-hour requirement may have been fulfilled. Part-time students are strongly encouraged to participate in an ensemble every semester.
    Any student, whether full-time or part-time, who is enrolled in an applied music course, must enroll in an ensemble. Students with an emphasis in piano or music studies should consult with their advisor to choose an ensemble.
  2. See General Course Requirements and Approved Electives in Liberal Arts Section. NOTE: Students must earn six hours of 3000+ course work in non-music studies. The most efficient way to fulfill this requirement is to take at least six of the nine hours of required social sciences at the 3000+ level, thereby fulfilling two requirements at once. Students may choose to fulfill the 3000+ requirement by taking courses in other areas of concentration (i.e., humanities, business administration, sciences) but doing so will not reduce the number of social sciences hours required..
  3. Required for all first-time full-time students.

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