BA in Music

MusicIn this 35 to 37-credit major, students are free to make the music that is most meaningful to them without restrictions on genre or style. Training includes performance, harmonic analysis, aural and rhythmic acuity, theory, history, and multicultural perspectives on musical traditions. Creativity is grounded in the practice of improvisation—making music in the moment—and extends to the craft of composition, recording, and innovative uses of music technology.

Entering the Major

In accordance with university policy, students can declare their major at any time. In order to progress through the coursework in this major, students should take the following important courses at the earliest opportunity: MUS200 with a grade of "B-" or higher; MUS250 with a grade of "B-" or higher; Declaration Passage with a grade of "Pass." Please consult with your Academic Advisor to plan your schedule in the program.