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Music Degrees

Bachelor of Science in Music

The Bachelor of Science in Music is a liberal arts degree for students who wish to major in music, irrespective of their specific career goals. We offer General, Theory/Literature and Performance tracks, with each providing solid instruction in music theory, history, and performance.

Many BS alumni have chosen professions outside of music, e.g. medicine, dentistry, law, physical therapy, radio/communication, and business. Others have entered the music profession directly or continued their education in well-respected music graduate programs.

General track

  • 46 credit hours of music coursework
  • An ideal companion for a second major or pre-professional curriculum

Theory and Literature track

  • 50 credit hours of music coursework
  • For students attracted to the academic aspects of music study

Performance track

  • 57-59 credit hours of music coursework
  • For students focused on developing their performance skills, as soloists and ensemble members
  • Students must exhibit solid preparation upon entering university

Curriculum PDFs

BS in Music—General Track

BS in Music—Performance Track

BS in Music—Theory and Literature Track

B.Mus. in Music Education—Vocal/General Endorsement (Keyboard Concentration) 

B.Mus. in Music Education—Vocal/General Endorsement (Voice Concentration) 

B.Mus. in Music Education—Instrumental Endorsement 

Music Minor

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Music-Major Standing

To obtain freshman standing as a music major, students must:

  1. Qualify for MUCT 111—Music Theory by taking a written music theory test.
  2. Qualify for MUPF 189—Concentration by auditioning before the music faculty. Keyboard skills are assessed for all incoming students.

Aptitude must be demonstrated through an application filed toward the end of the freshman year before the student is accepted into one of the music-major tracks. Continuation in the music program is contingent upon satisfactory progress toward a degree, measured by regular assessment checkpoints.

Bachelor of Science in Music

 

Hours

Core34

MUCT 111-112—Music Theory I,II6

MUCT 121-122—Aural Theory I,II2

MUCT 211-212—Music Theory III, IV6

MUCT 221-222—Aural Theory III, IV2

MUHL 218—Music Styles & Repertories3

MUPF 273—Basic Conducting1

MUHL 320—Music in the Middle Ages & Renaissance (W)2

Select two (2) of the following courses:
MUHL 321—Music in the Late Renaissance and Baroque (W)2
MUHL 322—Classic and Romantic Music (W)2
MUHL 323—Music in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries (W)2

Appropriate MUPF Ensembles (3 hrs. must be upper division)8

General Track12

Required Courses

MUPF 189—Concentration4

MUPF 389—Concentration3

MUPF 489—Senior Recital2

Upper Division Theory Elective3

Theory and Literature Track16

Required Courses

MUPF 189—Concentration4

MUPF 389—Concentration4

MUCT 313—Orchestration & Arranging
or MUCT 315—Compositional Techniques3

MUCT 413—Analysis of Musical Forms3

MUHL 485—Music Seminar2

MUPF 273—Basic Conducting1

Cognate Requirement
French or German through the beginning level6

Performance Track23-25

Students are accepted into this track by audition only.

MUPF 189—Concentration8

MUPF 389—Concentration6

MUPF 489—Senior Recital2

MUCT 413—Analysis of Musical Forms3


Cognate Requirement

French or German through the beginning level6

Voice majors may elect Italian


Piano Majors

MUED 316—Piano Pedagogy2

MUPF 289—Accompanying1,1


Voice Majors

MUED 317—Voice Pedagogy2

MUPF 225-226—Singers' Diction I,II2,2


Organ Majors

MUED 318—Organ Pedagogy2

 

Orchestra/Band Instrument Majors

MUPF 334—Chamber Music1,1

MUPF 344—Instrumental Literature2

General Education

General education guidelines are found in the Catalog.

Bachelor of Music in Music Education

The Bachelor of Music in Music Education is a professional degree designed for students seeking licensure as music educators. Students choose either the Vocal/General or the Instrumental endorsement, with dual endorsement available. Graduates enter the professional teaching field directly, or pursue advanced music study at the graduate level.

  • 70-74 credit hours of music coursework
  • Degree carries K-12 certification, qualifying students to teach music at elementary, middle, and/or secondary levels.
  • 100% job placement of recent graduates

Bachelor of Music in Music Education, K-12 Certification

Hours

Core 41

MUCT 111-112—Music Theory I,II6

MUCT 121-122—Aural Theory I,II2

MUCT 211-212—Music Theory III, IV6

MUCT 221-222—Aural Theory III, IV2

MUCT 313—Orchestration & Arranging3

MUHL 218—Musical Styles & Repertories3

MUHL 320—Music in the Middle Ages & Renaissance (W)2

Select two (2) of the following courses:
MUHL 321—Music in the Late Renaissance and Baroque  (W)2
MUHL 322—Classic and Romantic Music (W)2
MUHL 323—Music in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries (W)2

MUPF 273—Basic Conducting1

MUPF 373—Choral Conducting2

MUPF 374—Instrumental Conducting2

Appropriate MUPF Ensembles (3 hrs. must be upper division)8

Voice/General Endorsement20-24

Voice Concentration

Concentration12

MUED 317—Voice Pedagogy2

MUPF 225—Singer's Diction I2

MUPF 489—Senior Recital2

Music Elective2


Keyboard Concentration - 24 Hours

Concentration (piano or organ)12

Applied Music (voice)4

MUED 317—Voice Pedagogy2

MUPF 279—Service Playing (Organ Majors)1,1or MUPF 289—Accompanying (Piano majors)

MUPF 489—Senior Recital2

MUED 316—Piano Pedagogy2or MUED 318—Organ Pedagogy

Instrumental Endorsement24

Concentration (one instrument: wind, string, or percussion) 12

Applied Music (one instrument from family outside of concentration 1,1)2

MUED 236—String Methods and Techniques2

MUED 246—Brass Methods and Techniques2

MUED 256—Woodwind Methods and Techniques2

MUED 266—Percussion Methods and Techniques2

MUED 489—Senior Recital2

Dual Endorsement

Students seeking dual endorsement must complete all coursework in one of the above endorsements, plus six additional hours from the following list.

MUED 246—Brass Methods and Techniques2

MUED 256—Woodwind Methods and Techniques2

MUED 266—Percussion Methods and Techniques2

MUED 317—Voice Pedagogy2

MUPF 129—Applied Voice1,1

MUPF 225—Singer's Diction I1

Professional Core38

MUED 250—Technology in Music Education2

MUED 331—Music in the Elementary School3

MUED 332—Music in the Secondary School3

MUED 439—Pre-Student Teaching Seminar1

EDUC 129—Introduction to and Foundations of Elementary Education3or EDUC 138—Intro to and Foundations of Secondary Education

EDUC 331—Educational Theory and Assessment3

EDUC 338—Foundations of Inclusive Education3

EDUC 343—Learning Theories and Classroom Management3

EDUC 419—Philosophy and Leadership in Christian Education (W)3

EDUC 434—Reading and Writing in the Content Areas2

EDUC 464—Teaching Seminar2

EDUC 473—Enhanced Student Teaching K-1210

General Education39

Area R-1

RELB 125—Life and Teachings of Jesus 3

Area R-2

RELT 138—Adventist Heritage 3

RELT 255—Christian Beliefs 3

Area R-4

Upper division RELB/RELT elective course 3

Area IN-1

NOND 101—Southern Connections 1

Area IN-2

ENGL 101—Critical Thinking in Academic Reading and Writing I 3

ENGL 102—Critical Thinking in Academic Reading and Writing II 3

Area IN-3

COMM 135—Communication and Public Speaking 3

Area IN-4

MATH 215—Statistics 3

Area IN-5

CPTE 100—Computer Concepts 1

Area IN-6

HIST course 3

Area IN-7

BIOL, CHEM, ERSC or PHYS 3

Area IN-8

PSYC 128—Developmental Psychology 3

Area IN-10

MUHL 218—Musical Styles and Repertories 3*(fulfilled within the major)

Area P-1a

PEAC 125—Fitness for Collegiate Life 1

Area P-1b

Two 1-credit ADAC, OLAC, PEAC, or RECR courses 2

Area P-1c

PEAC 425—Fit For Hire 1

Denomination Certification Requirement2

HLED 173—Health for Life 2

Minor in Music

Hours

Required20

MUCT 111-112—Music Theory I and II3, 3

MUHL 218—Musical Styles and Repertories3

MUPF 189—Concentration1,1

MUPF 273—Basic Conducting1

MUPF 389—Concentration1,1

Ensemble (at least two hours must be upper division)4


Select one of the following courses:

MUHL 320—Music in the Middle Ages & Renaissance (W)2

MUHL 321—Music in the Late Renaissance & Baroque (W)2

MUHL 322—Classic & Romantic Music (W)2

MUHL 323—Music in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries (W)2

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Ken Parsons

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