The Bachelor of Arts in Music is one of over thirty majors offered through the College of Arts and Sciences. The degree is intended to enable students to pursue music study and performance in the context of the liberal arts, fully embracing the music resources of the Conservatory of Music, while also taking advantage of the many strengths of the broader college. All music coursework is taught through the Conservatory of Music along with a core of General Education, upper-division, and elective courses from the Arts and Sciences.

Students interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Music degree should visit the Conservatory Academic Office (Armerding 217) to complete an assessment of piano proficiency, a primary instrument evaluation, and a Music Fundamentals Test.

Note: A maximum of 52 hours in music courses (MUCS, MUEP, MUIP, MUMS, MUTC) may be applied toward the 124 needed for graduation. 

Music Theory & Composition (MUTC)11
Music Theory
MUTC 151Music Theory I3
MUTC 171Music Theory II3
MUTC 241Music Theory III2
or MUTC 261 Music Theory IV
Aural Skills
MUTC 152Aural Skills I1
MUTC 172Aural Skills II1
MUTC 252Aural Skills III1
Context Studies (MUCS)18
MUCS 261Music Before 16002
MUCS 262Baroque and Classical Music Eras4
MUCS 263Nineteenth-Century Music2
MUCS 274World Music4
MUCS 361Twentieth-Century Music4
MUCS 494Senior Capstone2
Methods Studies (MUMS)
MUMS 115Introduction to Music Studies2
Individual Performance (MUIP)8
Select 8 credits from MUIP 201 - MUIP 422 in Primary Instrument 1
Music Electives3
Select 3 credits from MUCS, MUEP, MUIP, MUMS, MUTC
Ensemble Performance (MUEP)2
MUEP 213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218 (Large Ensemble, 4 semesters)
Piano Proficiency - Consult Conservatory Handbook
Recital and Concert Attendance (MUEP)
MUEP 219Recital & Concert Attendance (Every semester after declaration of major)0
Total Credits Required for Major44
Total Credits Required for Degree124

Select courses tab and go to  Individual Performance Studies (MUIP) for course listings. No more than 16 credits of MUIP count toward degree.