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Music B.A.

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Division of Humanities
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2014
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 41 to 42
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts
The music curriculum offers a wide range of courses for the music major. It also has strong appeal to the general student, especially in the activities of the instrumental and vocal ensembles. Objectives--Students become familiar with the traditions of Western and non-Western music through theoretical analysis, research, performance, and historical survey. The curriculum fosters the development of the critical ability necessary to understand those traditions. Students experience the unique relationship between research and performance in music. Theoretical and practical courses that provide a sound academic background in music are available for those who intend to pursue graduate study, teach, or fulfill general education requirements.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
General Requirements
All students are required to complete general University and college requirements. For more information, see the general education requirements.
Program Requirements
Students are required to take 2 semester(s) of any second language.
No grades below C- are allowed. Courses may not be taken S-N, unless offered S-N only. A minimum GPA of 2.00 is required in the major to graduate. The GPA includes all, and only, University of Minnesota coursework. Grades of "F" are included in GPA calculation until they are replaced. The music major requires an assessment prior to a student's first day of classes in order to assist them with planning their future at UMM through suggested class placement. Details about the assessment are outlined on the music discipline website. Students with advisers in other disciplines are strongly encouraged to consult regularly with a music faculty adviser.
Required Courses
Music theory courses (1101, 1102, 2101, 2102) are taken concurrently with piano lessons or functional keyboard for the Music Major, Mus 1111, 1112, 2111, 2112 until the piano proficiency test is passed. Students must enroll in MUS 1000 seven times.
MUS 1000 - Concert Attendance (0.5 cr)
MUS 1101 - Core Studies I: Music Theory I [M/SR] (4.0 cr)
MUS 1102 - Core Studies I: Music Theory II [M/SR] (4.0 cr)
MUS 2101 - Core Studies II: Music Theory III [HUM] (4.0 cr)
MUS 2102 - Core Studies II: Music Theory IV [HUM] (4.0 cr)
MUS 3101 - Core Studies III: Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque Music [HIST] (4.0 cr)
MUS 3102 - Core Studies III: Classical, Romantic, and 20th-Century Music [FA] (4.0 cr)
MUS 4901 - Senior Project and Portfolio (1.0 cr)
Piano proficiency
7 credits in individual performance studies in the applied area, of which a minimum of two semesters must be in the MUS 32XX-Advanced Individual Performance Studies series.
Elective Courses
Take 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MUS 3051 - Piano Pedagogy I [ART/P] (2.0 cr)
· MUS 3052 - Piano Pedagogy II [ART/P] (2.0 cr)
· MUS 3161 - Introduction to World Music [IP] (4.0 cr)
· MUS 3311 - Conducting Techniques (2.0 cr)
· MUS 3321 - Instrumental Conducting and Materials (2.0 cr)
· MUS 3331 - Choral Conducting and Materials (2.0 cr)
· MUS 3351 - Instrumental Arranging [ART/P] (2.0 cr)
· MUS 3352 - Choral Arranging [ART/P] (2.0 cr)
· MUS 3993 - Directed Study (1.0-5.0 cr)
· MUS 3xxx
· MUS 4101 - Form and Analysis (4.0 cr)
· MUS 4102 - Counterpoint [FA] (4.0 cr)
· MUS 4103 - Seminar: Topics in Music History [HIST] (4.0 cr)
· MUS 4xxx
 
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