Specific Requirements for Bachelor of Music Degree
- All new and transfer students planning to major in music must audition for the music faculty on the principal performing instrument or voice and be evaluated and advised for placement in a program prior to the first semester of study.
- A minimum of 120 semester hours of academic college work in an approved program.
- Thirty hours must be completed in residence.
- In the fall semester of the Freshman year, students must enroll in courses in Area F of the Core Curriculum: MUSC 1000 Comprehensive Music Laboratory, MUSC 1301 Music Theory I, MUSC 1401 Aural Skills, MUSC 2600 Principal Applied (Performance majors: 2 credit hours; Music Education, Composition, and Elective Studies in Business majors: 1 credit hour), MUSC 1501 Keyboard Skills, and the large ensemble appropriate to the major instrument or voice.
- Students must register for Principal Applied (the principal performing instrument or voice) each term offered until the appropriate number of credit hours have been earned in MUSC 2600 and MUSC 4600. Students enroll in Principal Applied at the 2600 level (Freshman and Sophomore), and after successful completion of the level-change examination, 4600 level (Junior and Senior).
- Music majors must enroll in MUSC 1000 (Section 01) Comprehensive Music Laboratory each semester, except for summers and the semester of the internship, until they have completed 6 semesters of satisfactory attendance or until graduation if they have earned an S grade for each fall and spring semester enrolled. Transfer students may transfer equivalent Comprehensive Music Laboratory credit earned at other institutions, if approved by the Department Chair.
- Passing the Keyboard Skills course sequence constitutes keyboard proficiency (i.e., MUSC 1501, 1502, 2501, 2502). Students must enroll in Keyboard Skills each term offered for a minimum of four semesters and until successful completion. A course or courses in the sequence may receive credit by examination. Credit by examination for any course must be validated by the course's faculty and processed through the Music Office and the Office of the Registrar. The requirements for each proficiency level are included in the various Keyboard-Skills course syllabi.