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Music

Degree Requirements

Entrance Requirement

Students are admitted to the music major and minor by audition. Majors are required to take a sequence of theory, history and literature, and applied study to achieve a comprehensive intellectual understanding of music, along with the development of performance and aural-based skills.

See the Undergraduate Catalog for Music Major or Music Minor

 

Bachelor of Arts

The BA emphases in Composition, Individual Studies and Jazz Studies for the 2013-2014 academic year are not available for degree completion in the fall 2013 or spring 2014 semester. These emphases from 2013-14 are under consideration for approval by NASM, they will be eligible for degree conferral once approved starting in the 2014-2015 academic year.

The Bachelor of Arts degree offers the study of music within a liberal arts framework. This degree presents broad coverage of music rather than heavy concentration on any single element. It is intended for music majors who wish to study music as a part of a liberal arts program irrespective of specific career aspirations.

Areas of Emphasis:

  • Composition
  • Individualized Studies
  • Jazz Studies

See the Undergraduate Catalog for Specific Requirements.

See the current Music Student Handbook (PDF) for policies and guidelines.

 

Bachelor of Music

The Bachelor of Music degree with a minor in education is a degree designed for those students desiring a career in choral, instrumental, or general music education. Students enroll in a rigorous course of musical study with attention focused on both performance and non-performance subjects. In addition, students pursuing a B.M. degree with education certification complete a comprehensive series of music education and general education courses that fully comply with Wisconsin state guidelines for teacher certification. Areas such as conducting, secondary instrument study, classroom strategies, and teaching techniques will be addressed in detail as prospective educators prepare for careers as teachers.

The Bachelor of Music degree with an emphasis in music performance is a degree designed to prepare students for careers as performing artists.

Licensure:

  • Music Education: Pre-K-12 Instrumental/General Music
  • Music Education: Pre-K-12 Choral/General Music

See the Undergraduate Catalog for Specific Requirements.

See the current Music Student Handbook (PDF) for policies and guidelines.

 

Bachelor of Music-Performance

Students pursuing a performance degree complete a similar course of study in theory, history, applied study, and general education courses as do students pursuing an education credential. Furthermore, performance majors focus increased attention on repertoire, performance techniques, and chamber performance with an additional year of applied lessons.

See the Undergraduate Catalog for Specific Requirements.

See the current Music Student Handbook (PDF) for policies and guidelines.