MUSICOLOGY – Dept. Code:  MCY

Undergraduate students who are interested in musicology, music history or ethnomusicology are encouraged to enroll in the Bachelor of Arts in Music degree, through which they can pursue these and related subjects within a liberal arts music curriculum. [There is no Bachelor of Music degree in Musicology.]


BACHELOR OF ARTS IN MUSIC


INTRODUCTION

The mission of the Bachelor of Arts in Music is to provide students with the highest quality education possible in music, provide a broad education in the liberal arts, and provide in-depth study in an academic area outside of the Frost School of Music.


EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

• Students will acquire a thorough knowledge of music theory and music history, and
develop advanced competence in musical performance.
• They will develop the ability to think, speak, and write clearly with the capacity to explain and defend their views effectively and rationally based on substantive knowledge of the liberal arts.
• The student will acquire competency in a selected non-music academic area that includes a broad understanding of the area and contemporary thought within the area.


DEGREE PROGRAMS

Bachelor of Arts in Music


MAJOR

Bachelor of Arts in Music (BAM)

The Bachelor of Arts in music degree is a non-professional degree designed for talented musicians who wish to pursue a broad liberal arts education. Curriculum flexibility affords students the opportunity for a variety of pre-professional studies, including premedical and prelegal. A minor outside the Frost School of Music is required. Students in the BA in Music Program must earn a minimum 2.5 GPA each semester to remain in the program.

 


BACHELOR OF ARTS IN MUSIC
Experiential Music Curriculum
Major Code:  MUS
FRESHMAN YEAR
Fall Semester
MCY 007 BA in Music Forum 0
Principal Instrument/Voice Forum 0
Principal Instrument/Voice (Level A) 1
MTC 140 Music Theory I* 2
MCY 140 Experiencing Music* 2
MKP 140 Keyboard Studies I* 1
MTC 107 Skills Ensemble I* 1
Ensemble 1
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
MTH 101 Algebra for College Students**   3
14 Spring Semester
MCY 007 BA in Music Forum 0
Principal Instrument/Voice Forum 0
Principal Instrument/Voice (Level B) 1
MTC 141 Music Theory II* 2
MCY 141 Musical Trends & Traditions* 2
MKP 141 Keyboard Studies II* 1
MTC 108 Skills Ensemble I* 1
Ensemble 1
ENG 106 English Composition II 3
MTH 113 Finite Mathematics   3
15
SOPHOMORE YEAR
Fall Semester
MCY 007 BA in Music Forum 0
Principal Instrument/Voice Forum 0
Principal Instrument/Voice (Level C) 1
MTC 240 Music Theory III* 2
MKP 240 Keyboard Studies III* 1
MMI 240 Music Technology I* 1
MTC 207 Skills Ensemble III* 1
Ensemble 1
Minor 3
Foreign Language 3
People & Society Elective   3
16 Spring Semester
MCY 007 BA in Music Forum 0
Principal Instrument/Voice Forum 0
Principal Instrument/Voice (Level D) 1
MTC 241 Music Theory IV* 2
MKP 241 Keyboard Studies IV* 1
MMI 241 Music Technology II* 1
MTC 208 Skills Ensemble IV* 1
Ensemble 1
Minor 3
Foreign Language 3
Natural World Elective   3
16
JUNIOR YEAR
Fall Semester
MCY 007 BA in Music Forum 0
Principal Instrument/Voice Forum 0
Principal Instrument/Voice (Level E) 1
Ensemble 1
MTC 300+ Music Theory Elective 3
MCY 300+ Music History Elective 3
Natural World 3
Arts Elective*** 3
Humanities Elective   3
17 Spring Semester
MCY 007 BA in Music Forum 0
Principal Instrument/Voice Forum 0
Principal Instrument/Voice (Level F) 1
Ensemble 1
MTC 300+ Music Theory Elective 3
MCY 300+ Music History Elective 3
Minor 3
Arts Elective*** 3
People & Society Elective   3
17
SENIOR YEAR
Fall Semester
MCY 007 BA in Music Forum 0
Principal Instrument/Voice Forum 0
Principal Instrument/Voice (Level G) 1
Ensemble 1
300+ level Elective or
MMI 310 Music Business Essentials 3
Non-Music Elective 3
Minor 3
Humanities Elective 3
Natural World Elective   3
17 Spring Semester
MCY 007 BA in Music Forum 0
Principal Instrument/Voice Forum 0
Principal Instrument/Voice (Level H) 1
Ensemble 1
300+ level Elective or
MMI 530 Entrepreneurship for Musicians 3
Non-Music Elective 3
Minor 3
People & Society or Natural World Elective 3
People & Society Elective   3
17

NOTE:  Many students take 2 credits of Instrumental/Voice in order to receive a full hour lesson per week (1 credit lessons
        are a half hour per week).
        * Must pass with grade of C or above.
        ** Required if Math placement is MTH 101 or lower
        *** Music courses can count for Arts courses
        Courses for Minor (or second Major) depend upon requirements of the department