Music (B.A.) (2003)

Administered by: Department of Music

Effective: Fall, 2003

Music History and Literature Track

In addition to general education requirements, and 40 credits of requirements of the major, sufficient elective courses are selected by the student to reach the university's 120-credit requirement for a bachelor of arts degree.

Assessment Criteria and Procedures - Through their work in two music history seminars, students will select a research topic. They will prepare a written paper, as well as a presentation, which will be delivered on presentation day to department faculty and students. The professor and audience will provide feedback and ask for clarification of issues, which are not fully illuminated in the lecture or paper. The written paper will be judged for its suitability for publication in scholarly journals, which publish undergraduate student research in music history and literature.

Core courses (required)

35.201 Sight Singing

35.210 Music Theory I (counted as general ed requirement)

35.211 Music Theory II (counted as general ed requirement)

35.300 Music Theory III: Form and Analysis

35.301 Music Theory IV: Twentieth Century Practice

35.411 Music Theory VI: Orchestration

Ensemble participation (required)

Total of eight semesters (at least 4 at 1 credit) of the student's choice of ensemble participation is required

35.106/306 Maroon and Gold Band (Marching in fall, Concert in spring)

35.107/307 University-Community Orchestra

35.108/308 Concert Choir

35.109/309 Women's Choral Ensemble

35.110/310 Husky Singers (male chorus)

35.111/311 Chamber Singers

35.112/312 Jazz Ensemble

35.170/370 Chamber Orchestra

Concentration Courses (required)

Required courses include:

35.105 Music Literature

35.305 Special Topics in Music Education (taken twice, one election must be "World Music")

35.321 Music History to 1750

35.322 Music History 1750 to Present

35.324 American Music

35.325 Opera and Music Theater

35.327 Survey of Popular Music

35.430 Seminar in Music History I

35.431 Seminar in Music History II

Applied Instruction

Choice of applied instruction over four semesters (at one credit each semester) - need not be the same, voice or instrument

Piano proficiency examination

All Music History and Literature track students must exit with an acceptable level of keyboard proficiency. Course 35.302 Keyboard Skills II must be taken to aid in the passage of the required Piano Proficiency exam, but election of 35.302 may not be sufficient in itself to guarantee passage of the exam. Contact the Professor of Piano at the beginning of the freshman year to sign up for a placement exam.

35.302 Keyboard Skills II