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Bachelor of Arts, Music

Administrator: Chair, Department of Music

Requirements for Applied, Music Industry, and General Music Concentrations: 48-60 credits: 32 core credits and the requirements for one area of concentration (16-28)

Core Courses: 32 credits

MUSC0200. Master Class (0)
MUSC0250. Concert/Recital Attendance (0)
MUSC0900. Fundamentals of Music (2)
MUSC1200. Beginning Music Theory I (2)
MUSC1210. Beginning Music Theory I Laboratory (1)
MUSC1220. Beginning Music Theory II (3)
MUSC1230. Beginning Music Theory II Laboratory (1)
MUSC1310. Digital Music and Technology (3)
MUSC2200. Intermediate Music Theory I (3)
MUSC2210. Intermediate Music Theory Laboratory I (1)
MUSC2220. Intermediate Music Theory II (3)
MUSC2230. Intermediate Music Theory Laboratory II (1)
MUSC3260. Music History: Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque (3)
MUSC3270. Music History: Classic, Romantic and Modern (3)
MUSC3600. Basic Conducting (2)
MUSC4000. Music Capstone Seminar (1)
MUSC4100. Forms and Analysis (3)

An acceptable level of keyboard proficiency (determined by examination) is required in all emphases. A student may acquire needed skills by taking available piano courses.

Additionally all music majors are required to do the following:

  1. Participate in a minimum of one ensemble each semester.
  2. Participate four semesters in the major ensemble appropriate for their primary performance medium.
  3. Study privately each semester in their primary performance medium (voice or instrument) (additional fee required).
  4. Pass a juried examination in their performance medium each semester. A minimum of six examinations must be on file to qualify for graduation in music. Exceptions will only be by permission from the chair of the Music Department.
  5. Attend ten recitals or concerts during each semester.

Familiarization and compliance with music program policies as outlined in the Music Program Handbook is the student's responsibility. Copies are available in the department office.

Applied Concentration

Designed for students interested in music performance and private studio teaching, and those who plan to pursue graduate work in performance, pedagogy, or theory. Requirements below are in addition to the 32 Core Course credits.

Track I Requirements (Piano): 23 credits 

Major performance medium: 13 credits
MUSC3430. Performance Practices (1)
MUSC4390. Piano Methods (3)
Recital during junior and senior years

Electives - Six credits from the following:
MUSC3220. Counterpoint (3)
MUSC3230. Composition (3)
Three credits in music numbered above 2999 (3)

Track II Requirements (Voice): 21 credits 

Major performance medium: 12 credits
MUSC3440. Diction (3)
MUSC4410. Voice Methods (3)
Recital during junior and senior years

Electives - Three credits from the following:
MUSC3220 Counterpoint (3)
MUSC3230. Composition (3)

Track III Requirements (Instrumental): 21 credits 

Major performance medium: 12 credits
MUSC3099. Independent Study - Methods (3)
Recital during junior and senior years

Electives - Six from the following:
MUSC3220. Counterpoint (3)
MUSC3230. Composition (3)
Three credits in music numbered above 2999 (3)

Track IV Requirements (Theory/Composition): 21-22 credits 

Major performance medium: 8 credits
MUSC3210. Orchestration (3)
MUSC3220. Counterpoint (3)
MUSC3230. Composition (3)
MUSC3610. Advanced Conducting (2)
Recital and/or project during senior year

Electives - Two-three credits from the following:
MUSC2020. Survey of Performing Arts (3)
MUSC2350B. Brass Methods (1)
MUSC2350P. Percussion Methods (1)
MUSC2350S. String Methods (1)
MUSC2350W. Woodwind Methods (1)

Music Industry Concentration

Designed for students interested in pursuing a career in commercial music avenues.  Requirements below are in addition to the 32 Core Course credits.

Track I Requirements (Music Management): 28 credits

NNU required courses: 12 credits
MUSC2950. Field Experience in Music Management (1) (5 required)
MUSC2960. Field Experience in Audio Production (1)
MUSC3650. Studio and Live Sound (3)
MUSC4980. Seminar: Music Business Management (3)
Half recital or Music Industry project during the senior year

Semester abroad courses (Contemporary Music Center, Nashville or similar): 16 credits
Faith, Music, & Culture (3)
Inside the Music Industry (3)
Practicum: CMC Tour (1)
Strategic Management (3)
Music Business Survey (3)
Advanced Media Marketing (3)

Track II Requirements (Audio Production): 28 credits

NNU required courses: 12 credits
MUSC2950. Field Experience in Music Management (1) 
MUSC2960. Field Experience in Audio Production (1) (5 required)
MUSC3650. Studio & Live Sound (3)
MUSC4980. Seminar: Music Business Management (3)
Half recital or Music Industry project during the senior year.

Semester abroad courses (Contemporary Music Center, Nashville or similar): 16 credits
Faith, Music, and Culture (3)
Inside the Music Industry (3)
Practicum: CMC Tour (1)
Advanced Studio Recording (3)
Audio Engineering (3)
Concert Production (3)

 

General Music Concentration

Designed to give the student a general background in music and a working knowledge of its elements.

Requirements: 16 credits

Required:
MUSC2020. A Survey of Performing Arts (3)
MUSC2240. Improvisation (3)
MUSC3750. Symphonic Literature (1)
Half recital or project senior year.

Electives - 9 credits from the following:
MUSC3220. Counterpoint (3) or
     MUSC3230. Composition (3)
Six credits in music numbered above 2999 (6)