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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Music - Major (BA)


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The Bachelor of Arts degree is a unique program in the department of music. The content is planned to provide a strong academic program in both music and the liberal arts. Its course of study allows students to experience music performance, music theory, music history, and other areas of their choice.

The Bachelor of Arts in music degree requires a minimum of 122 credits; 90 credits must be in liberal arts courses.

Core Curriculum Requirements


All Nazareth students complete Core Curriculum coursework as part of their degree requirements. The Core provides a foundation in the liberal arts and sciences while guiding students to pose and explore their own intellectual questions. See Academic Policies and Procedures  for specific core curriculum requirements. 

Music Core


Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Music must take the following:

  • MUX 019 - Concert Attendance Credits: 0  4 Semesters
  • MUX 099 - Music Department Orientation Credits: 0
  • MUP 1_ - Weekly, one hour private lessons  8 Semesters
  • ENS 0_ - Major Ensemble  8 Semesters
  • MUX 49_ - Senior Recital/Project

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Music must take the following (in addition to the courses listed above).

Upper Division Music Electives


Elective Requirements by Program

  • Bachelor of Arts in Music - complete one upper division music elective from either Music Theory or Music History
  • Bachelor of Music in Composition - complete three upper division music electives
  • Bachelor of Music in Music Education - complete one upper division music elective from either Music Theory or Music History
  • Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy - complete one upper division music elective from either Music Theory or Music History
  • Bachelor of Music in Music Performance (Voice) - complete one upper division music electives in Music Theory and one upper division elective in Music History
  • Bachelor of Music in Music Performance (Piano, Instrumental) - complete four upper division music electives; at least one must be in Music Theory and one must be in Music History

Music Senior Experience


The culminating senior course for the BA in Music is the Senior Recital/Project, an experiential learning course engaging students in demonstrating the practical application of knowledge and skills acquired in the study of applied music, music history, music theory and the liberal arts.

  • MUX 49_ Senior Recital/Project Credits: 0

Sample Program for the Music Major (Bachelor of Arts Degree)


FRESHMAN YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
MUX 099 Music Department Orientation   0 ENGW 102 Argument and Research   3
ENGW 101 Exposition   3 MUS 124 Music Theory II   3
ACS 101 Academic and College Success   1 MUS 126 Aural Skills II   1
FYS - PEQ (1) 3 Foreign Language with Lab 4
Foreign Language with Lab 4 PEQ (2) 3
MUS 123 Music Theory I      3 ENS __ Major Ensemble .5-1
MUS 125 Aural Skills I   1 MUP 1_ Performance Primary Lessons 1
ENS __ Major Ensemble .5-1 MUX 019 Concert Attendance   0
MUP 1_ Performance Primary Lessons 1    
MUX 019 Concert Attendance   0    
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 16.5 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15.5
 
SOPHOMORE YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
PEQ (3) 3 PEQ (6) Science with Lab 4
PEQ (4) 3 MUS.Q 104 Introduction to World Music  PEQ (7) 3
PEQ (5) 3 MUS 212 The History of Western Music II: 1600 To the Late Nineteenth Century   3
Health & Wellness 0 MUS 224 Music Theory IV   3
MUS 211 The History of Western Music I: Antiquity to 1600        3 MUS 226 Aural Skills IV   1
MUS 223 Music Theory III   3 ENS __ Major Ensemble .5-1
MUS 225 Aural Skills III   1 MUP 1_ Performance Primary Lessons 1
ENS __ Major Ensemble .5-1 MUX 019 Concert Attendance   0
MUP 1_ Performance Primary Lessons 1    
MUX 019 Concert Attendance   0    
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 17.5 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15.5
 
JUNIOR YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
PEQ (8) 3 Integrative Studies (IS) - 2 3
Integrative Studies (IS) - 1 3 Liberal Arts Electives 6
Liberal Arts Electives 6 MUS 3/4_ Upper Division Music Liberal Arts Elective 3
MUS 317 The History of Western Music III: Music Since 1900   3 MUP 1_ Performance Primary Lessons 1
MUP 1_ Performance Primary Lessons 1 ENS __ Major Ensemble .5-1
ENS __ Major Ensemble .5-1   0
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 16.5 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 13.5
 
SENIOR YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Liberal Arts Electives 9 Integrative Studies (IS) - 3 3
Electives* 3 Liberal Arts Electives 3
MUP 1_ Performance Primary Lessons 1 Electives* 6
ENS __ Major Ensemble .5-1 MUX 49_ Senior Recital/Project (Experiential Learning) 0
    ENS __ Major Ensemble .5-1
    MUP 1_ Performance Primary Lessons 1
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 13.5 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 13.5
 
* 9 credits from the 3 unspecified electives and/or 3 IS courses must be in Liberal Arts (course code of R)

 

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