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Emphasis Areas

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We have three areas of emphasis to meet the needs of students for developing future goals within the field of music.

The Bachelor of Arts in Music: General Emphasis provides a broad base for a number of careers in music such as private studio teachers, and is intended as preparation for advanced graduate study.

Additional Requirements:

Course Title Credits
MUS 150 Music Theory I 2
MUS 151 Aural Skills I 2
MUS 210 Music Theory II 2
MUS 211 Aural Skills II 2
MUS 250 Music Theory III 2
MUS 251 Aural Skills III 2
MUS 280 Music Theory IV 2
MUS 281 Aural Skills IV 2
MUS 305 Music History I 3
MUS 355 Music History II 3
MUS 357 Orchestration & Arranging 2
MUS 358 Basic Conducting 2
Total Credits 84-85
To see more requirements visit the Online Catalog.

The Bachelor of Arts in Music: Performance Emphasis is appropriate for those students who plan to perform, teach privately, or pursue further study at the graduate level.

Additonal Requirements:

Course Title Credits
MUS 350 Theory V - Composition and Analysis 2
MUS x01 Music Performance Symposium (2 semesters) 0
MUS 349 Junior Recital 2
MUS 470-489 Senior Recital 2
MUS xxx Primary Ensemble (2 semesters, upper division) 2
MUS 359 Advanced Conducting 2
Total Credits 112-120

To see more requirements visit the Online Catalog.

The Bachelor of Arts in Music: Education Emphasis is a professional degree and provides the essential training, knowledge and skills necessary for a teaching career in choral, instrumental, or general music. The degree leads to K-12 music teacher licensure.

Additional Requirements:

Course Title Credits
ED 202 Foundations of Education 3
ED 301 Frameworks of Teaching 4
RDG 435 Content Area Literacy 4
ED 412 Teaching Diverse Learners 3
ED 485 Capstone Seminar in Education 1
ED 489 Student Teaching K-12 12
MUS 359 Advanced Conducting 2
Total Credits 126-127

To see more requirements visit the Online Catalog.

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