Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022 
    
    Nov 30, 2021  
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022

Music, BA


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This major does not require a minor.

Total number of hours for this degree:
120 semester hours

Total number of hours required in major:
43 semester hours

Total number of advanced hours required in major:
11-16 semester hours

Prerequisites:


There are no prerequisites for this degree.

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

Choose 4 of the following:


Students may mix and match any of the music ensembles below to achieve the required 4 credit hours. Please note, these courses may be repeated for credit.

Choose 3-4 credit hours from the following options:


Students have three options for their required Senior Capstone:

(1) MUSI 4300 AND MUSI 4118: Project with paper (10 page minimum) and public presentation. Please note that the project proposal must be approved by a panel of music faculty for permission to select this capstone option.

(2) MUSI 4300 AND MUSI 4118: Pure research paper (25 page minimum) with public presentation. Please note that the research proposal must be approved by a panel of music faculty for permission to select this capstone option.

(3) MUSI 4212 AND MUSI 4118: Senior Recital (45 minutes of music minimum) with paper (10 page minimum) and public presentation. Please note that an audition before a panel of music faculty is required for permission to select this capstone option.

Required General Education Courses:


Suggested Sequencing of Courses:


Required in Major for Bachelor of Arts in Music

Spring - Year Two


Fall - Year Three


  • MUSI Electives 6 hrs total
  • Additional 3 credit hrs*
  • Additional 3 credit hrs*

SOCIAL SCIENCE 3 hrs


General Education Requirements

Choose 1 of the following:


Total: 16 hrs


Spring - Year Three


  • Advanced MUSI course(s) 3 hrs total
  • Additional 3 credit hrs*
  • Additional 3 credit hrs*
  • Additional 3 credit hrs*
  • Additional 3 credit hrs*

Choose 1 of the following:


Total: 16 hrs


Fall - Year Four


  • Advanced MUSI course(s) 3 hrs total
  • Additional 3 credit hrs*
  • Additional 3-4 credit hrs*
  • Additional 3-4 credit hrs*

Total: 12-14 hrs


Spring - Year Four


If applicable:


  • MUSI Advanced course 1 hr

Total: 13 hrs


Note(s):


* Students are strongly encouraged to create their own plan of study, but focus on a specific area of their choice. This is often done in combination with another major, a minor, and/or in consultation with their advisor.

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.

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:

MUSI 2331 Music Appreciation

SPAN 1411  and SPAN 1412 , or CSCD 2341  and CSCD 2342   , or any two semesters of the same foreign language


Acceptable minor fields:

Any OLLU approved minor

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