Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 
    
    Feb 28, 2020  
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020

Music, BA


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This major requires a second major or a double minor

Total number of hours for this degree:
120 semester hours

Total number of hours required in major:
40 semester hours

Total number of advanced hours required in major:
9 - 15 semester hours

Hours Required in Major: 40 credit hours


Prerequisites:


There are no prerequisites for this degree.

An audition is not required to declare a major in music for this degree.

Required Courses


A minimum final grade of C- in each of the following courses fulfills the requirements for this major

Intermediate Core Courses I: Choose 2 credit hours from the following:


Intermediate Core Courses II: Choose 2 credit hours from the following:


Field Internships: All of the following: 2 credit hours


Lower Level Performance Lab: Choose 2 credit hours from the following


These courses are a co-requisite for all lower level music lesson courses, but may also be taken as a stand-alone course with instructor permission.

Junior Recital Lessons: All of the following: 4 credit hours


Junior Recital Leadership and Performance Training: All of the following: 2 credit hours


Suggested Sequencing of Courses in Major for Bachelor of Arts in Music


Fall - Year One


One of the following: 1-2 credit hours


Music lessons in a group setting. Students may audition prior to July 15 to be considered for private music lessons, MUSI 1111 (30 minute lesson) or MUSI 1211 (60 minute lesson).

One of the following: 1 credit hour


Lower Level Performance Lab Requirement

Total: 13-14 credit hours


Spring - Year One


Fall - Year Two


All of the following: 6 credit hours


PHILOSOPHY 3 hrs


General Education Requirements  

FINE ARTS 3 hrs


General Education Requirements  

If applicable: Lower Level Music Lessons: 1 credit hour


Only for students who need an additional credit hour towards fulfilling their Lower Level Music Lesson requirement

SOCIAL SCIENCE 3 hrs


General Education Requirements  

Total: 17 hrs


Spring - Year Two


All of the following: 3 credit hours


ORAL COMMUNICATION 3 hrs


General Education Requirements  

One of the following: 4 credit hours


NATURAL SCIENCE 4 hrs


General Education Requirements  

One of the following: 3 credit hours


LITERATURE 3 hrs


General Education Requirements  

Additional course: 3 credit hours


Students take 3 credit hours in their minor or a second major or an additional general education course

If applicable: Lower Level Music Lessons: 1 credit hour


Only for students who need an additional credit hour towards fulfilling their Lower Level Music Lesson requirement

Total: 17 hrs


Fall - Year Three


All of the following: 3 credit hours


Junior Recital Preparation

One of the following: 3-4 credit hours


FOREIGN LANGUAGE/MULTICULTURAL 3-4 hrs


General Education Requirements  

One of the following: 1 credit hour


Advanced Ensemble Requirement

Additional courses: 6 credit hours


Students take 6 credit hours in their minor or a second major or additional general education courses

Total: 15-16 hrs


Spring - Year Three


All of the following: 4 credit hours


Field Internship and Junior Recital requirements

One of the following: 3-4 credit hours


FOREIGN LANGUAGE/MULTICULTURAL 3-4 hrs


General Education Requirements  

Additional courses: 6 credit hours


Students take 6 credit hours in their minor or a second major or an additional general education course

Total: 16-17 hrs


Fall - Year Four


All of the following: 1 credit hour


Field Internship requirement

Additional courses: 9 credit hours


Students take 9 credit hours in their minor or a second major or elective courses

If applicable: 1 credit hour elective


Students taking CDIS as their foreign language must take an additional elective course for a minimum of 1 credit hour

  • Additional 2 credit hrs

Total: 13-16 hrs


Spring - Year Four


Additional Courses: 9 credit hours


Students take 9 credit hours in their minor or a second major or elective courses

If applicable: 1 credit hour elective


Students taking CDIS as their foreign language must take an additional elective course for a minimum of 1 credit hour

  • Additional 1 credit hour

Total: 14 hrs


Note(s):


Music Major Scholarships: Students intending to apply for Music Scholarships must audition prior to July 15. Contact the Head of the Music Program to schedule an audition.

Course Exemptions: First semester music majors may apply to be placed out of the following required courses by examination: MUSI 1220 Music Fundamentals, MUSI 1218 Introduction to Piano. Contact the Head of the Music Program to request a placement examination.

Private Music Lessons: An audition is required for all first semester music majors in order to be considered for private music lesson courses. Contact the Head of the Music Program to schedule an audition.

Advanced Ensembles: All students are eligible to audition for 3000 and 4000 level advanced ensembles. Some advanced music ensembles include music scholarships for members. Contact the Head of the Music Program to schedule an audition.


The following components are required in all degrees:

General education, major, minor, and validation of completion of:

  • overall semester hours - 120

  • institutional semester hours - 45

  • overall advanced hours - 36

  • institutional advanced hours - 24  

Required General Education courses:


Two semesters of the same foreign language

 
SPAN 1411  and SPAN 1412 , or  CDIS 2341  and CDIS 2342  


Acceptable minor fields:

Any OLLU approved minor

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