B.A. in Music Sequence
        General Education Requirements
        School of Music Requirements

The Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in music is a program designed for students who wish to complete a general study of music within a liberal arts curriculum and is the preferred degree for students who wish to double major. Course work and experiences are designed to provide opportunities for students to develop basic musicianship skills, performance skills, and to engage in a broad study of musical repertoire.

Acceptance into the program leading to the B.A. in music is based upon evaluation by music faculty members of an audition and an interview. Candidates for the B.A. degree in music must pay tuition and fees at the rate established for the School of Music. 

Major Sequence:

        32 Units

General Education (20 units)

Course Units

Gateway Colloquium (GW)

1

Analysis of Values (AV)

1

The Arts* (AR)

1

Contemporary Social Institutions (SI)

1

Cultural and Historical Change** (CH)

1

Formal Reasoning (FR)

1

Intellectual Traditions (IT)

1

Literature  (LT)

1

Second Language (LA)

0-3, as needed to ensure third-semester proficiency

The Natural Sciences  (LSI & PSL) or (LSL & PSI)
        Method and Lab Techniques
        Societal and Ethical Issues

2

Physical Education (PE)


At least one x or y must be a Fitness course.

2x or 4y or equiv. comb.

General Electives

7-10

Flag Requirements
Flag designation attached to approved General Education, major, minor, or elective course, except Gateway Colloquium and courses in the Modern and Classical Languages Category
 
Encountering Global Diversity (G)

1

Encountering U.S. Diversity (U)

1

Writing Intensive Courses *** (W)

One must be completed by the end of the sophomore year.

2, at least 1 in Music

Music majors automatically meet this requirement by meeting the music ensemble requirement. Therefore, the 1 unit of Gen. Ed. Credit in the Arts is not counted among the total number of units required of the degree, even though it appears on this list of Gen. Ed. Requirements.

**  Music majors automatically meet this requirement with Survey of Music History courses MUS 201 & MUS 202. .

***  Music majors automatically meet this requirement with Upper Division Music History courses.

The following requirements and limitations apply generally to all music degree candidates:

1) Attendance at recitals in accordance with the minimum requirements set by the music faculty.

2) Attendance at and participation in music convocation and the regular repertoire classes supportive of the applied major field.

3) Participation in at least one appropriate ensemble, possibly two, during each semester in residence. Consult the School of Music Student Handbook, for more detailed information.

4) Demonstration of proficiency in piano at the level required for the various degrees.

5) Substitutions in the prescribed courses of study may be permitted only by approval of the School of Music faculty.

6) A minimum GPA of 2.0, with no more than 1 course unit of ‘D’ work in music and no more than 3 units of ‘D’ work may be counted toward the degree.

7) At least 11 course units of work counted toward a degree must be from upper division offerings (numbered 300 or higher) and at least four of these units must be in the major field or concentration (met through courses in degree program.)

 

School of Music (12 Units)

Course Units

Music Theory
       103, 104, 203, 204

4

Keyboard Basics (or proficiency)
       100A, 100B

NC

Survey of Music History (meets CH requirement)
       201, 202

1

Ensembles (4 semesters)* (meets AR requirement)

1

Applied Lessons (1/4 unit each semester **)
       171, 173, 271, 273, 371, 373, 471, 473

2

Music 14X: Colloquia in Music (1 semester)

NC

Music 15X: Experiencing the Live Performance of Concert Repertoire (5 semesters)

NC

Music Electives

1-3

Upper Division Courses  
Music History/ Literature (selected from 353, 354, 355, 356, 357, 358)
or
Music History/ Literature (see above)
Music Theory/ Composition (selected from 301, 302, 308, 309)

3

2
1

* A B.A. degree candidate in Music automatically meets this requirement by meeting the music ensemble requirement. 

** A B.A. degree candidate in Music may request 60-minute lessons only after successful completion of the first term of Applied Studio.  If this request is approved, the student must pay for the additional 30 minutes.  A B.A. degree candidate in Music may request an accompanists for 60 minutes per week (rather than the provided 30-minutes per week) only after successful completion of the first term of Applied Studio.  If this request is approved, the student must pay for the additional 30 minutes of accompanying.  Approval is granted by the applied studio instructor and the applied jury.