The music curriculum prepares students to become proficient musicians, music educators, and capable instrumentalists who are able to demonstrate the performance skills and knowledge for sound musicianship. This specialization serves students who are planning to pursue a graduate degree in performance by increasing the study on their primary instrument.
- Our graduates demonstrate an understanding of the common elements and organizational patterns of music and possess the ability to employ them in aural, verbal, written and visual analysis.
- Our graduates demonstrate basic knowledge of music history, diverse performing traditions and repertoires through the present time.
- Our graduates demonstrate the ability to synthesize theoretical concepts and historical perspectives in arranging and adapting musical scores, and in rudimentary composing and improvising.
- Our graduates use computer and internet applications to assist in learning theoretical concepts as well as arranging and performing skills.
- Our graduates possess knowledge and skills in music.
Perform, composer, accompanist, acoustician, arranger, conductor, educator, film, tv, lyricist, instrument, design, electronic
A few of the courses students can expect to take in this degree field include the following:
- Introduction to Music
- Fundamentals of Music Theory
- Written Theory
- Applied Theory
- Form and Analysis
Major in Performing Arts:
Music Performance, Instrumental (BFA)
University Requirement – 2 hours
GSTD 1002 Freshman Seminar
General Education – 29 hours (ENGL 2213 World Literature I or ENGL 2223 World Literature II is required.) Six hours of general education humanities are included in the major.
BFA Core Requirements – 9 hours
THEA 2003 Theatre Appreciation
Select 3 hours from:
ART 2013 Art Appreciation
HUM 2003 Film Appreciation
Select 3 hours from:
MULI 1013 Introduction to Music
MUS 2013 Music Appreciation
Musical Literature – 6 hours
MULI 4003 History of Music I
MULI 4103 History of Music II
Music Theory – 16-19 hours
MUTH 1093 Fundamentals of Music Theory*
MUTH 1003 Written Theory I
MUTH 1011 Applied Theory I
MUTH 1103 Written Theory II
MUTH 1111 Applied Theory II
MUTH 2003 Written Theory III
MUTH 2011 Applied Theory III
MUTH 2103 Written Theory IV
MUTH 2111 Applied Theory IV
MUTH 3102 Form and Analysis
*Exemption with exam. Fundamentals of Music (MUTH 1093) taken in the first semester of study, is a
remedial course. Credit for the course does not count towards the major requirements.
Applied Music and Ensemble – 40 hours
Applied Major Instrument (24 hours)
Applied Minor Instrument (4 hours)
Large Ensemble (8 hours)
Small Music Ensemble (4 hours)
Other Requirements – 17 hours
MUED 1000 Concert/Recital Attendance (six semesters)
MUED 3012 Instrumental Conducting
MUED 3202 Orchestration and Arranging
MUSR 4000 Senior Recital
13 hours of upper-level music electives