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Bachelor of Arts in Music

Bachelor of Arts in Music

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  • Study Level Bachelors
The Bachelor of Arts degree program with a major in music is a liberal arts program with a strong emphasis in music. It may fulfill the requirements for entrance into a Master of Music program; it does not provide preparation for teacher certification in music. The University requirements for bachelor's degrees as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Music. Music activity requirement (4 credits): All students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts degree program in music are required to participate in a major ensemble as designated by the College of Music during four semesters of their enrollment in the program. Music majors must perform an audition for placement into an ensemble in order to receive ensemble credit toward their degree. Music proficiency requirement: All students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts degree program in music are required to demonstrate proficiency in the performance area that the student selects to satisfy requirement 3.e. below. Students who have completed 4 credits in the 100 level private instruction course in their performance area, but who have not yet demonstrated proficiency to the satisfaction of the appropriate faculty, must continue to enroll in the 100 level private instruction course until they have met the proficiency requirement. However, no more than 4 credits in the 100 level private instruction course may be counted toward the requirements for the degree. All students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts degree program in music must successfully complete an Upper Division Performance Examination as required by their specific area in order to enroll in 300-level lessons. Those who do not pass this examination must continue to enroll in the 100-level private instruction course until it is passed. However, no more than four credits in the 100-level private instruction course may be counted toward the requirements for the degree.
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