Bachelor of Arts (BA) - Music

Bachelor of Arts (BA) - Music


The Bachelor of Arts degree in Music provides you with the greatest breadth of possibilities.

The BA degree tracks provide a robust and deep professional education in music, while also allowing the greatest elective space of any of our music curricula. This degree program also requires a minor or second major.

The BA is a great choice for students wishing to prepare for careers in entertainment law (music plus pre-law, including the "3+3 Option" for qualified students), performing arts medicine (music plus pre-med), music engineering (music plus electrical engineering), etc. However, many of our students who seek careers as professional music performers nevertheless choose the BA program because of its considerable flexibility. It is NOT well suited for students seeking certification to teach music in the schools, however.

Performance or Research Emphasis

In addition to your choice of performance option, you will choose a performance emphasis or research emphasis when pursuing this degree. The primary difference is whether you will do a recital or write a thesis at the end of your degree coursework. For details about the differences in these two tracks, please see the Music Undergraduate Handbook.

 

Careers

  • performer
  • composer
  • arranger
  • church musician
  • music publisher
  • music scholar
  • music librarian
  • music manager
  • music technologist
  • music retailing and merchandising
  • music critic
  • journalist
  • broadcaster/announcer
  • recording engineer
  • music instrument technician
  • private instructor/teacher

Application to this program

Admission to the Glenn Korff School of Music as a major or minor requires acceptance to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and fulfillment of requirements for the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts.

Read more about undergraduate application

Admission to the Glenn Korff School of Music as a music major or minor or as a dance major or minor requires an audition. The audition is in addition to the formal application process for admission to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Read more about the Undergraduate Audition process

B.A Music - Performance Track 4-Year Plan

Year 1

Semester 1 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
MUAP 1XX Applied Instrument 2 cr
MUDC 2XX Ensemble 1 cr
MUSC 160 Music as Art, Discipline and Profession 3 cr
MUSC 165 Musicianship I 3 cr
MUSC 165A Musicianship I Laboratory 1 cr
MUSC 131 Keyboard Skills I 1 cr
MUSR 68 Recital Attendance 0 cr
ACE 1 3 cr
Total Credits 14
Semester 2 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
MUAP 1XX Applied Instrument 2 cr
MUDC 243 or MUDC 246 1 cr
MUCO 2XX (Instrumental) or MUSC 125 (Voice) 1-2 cr
MUSC 166 Musicianship II 3 cr
MUSC 166A Laboratory-Musicianship II 1 cr
MUSC 132 Keyboard Skills II 1 cr
MUSR 68 Recital Attendance 0 cr
ACE 5 3 cr
ACE 6 3 cr
Elective (Instrumental Students) 1 cr
Total Credits 16

Year 2

Semester 3 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
MUAP 2XX Applied Instrument 2 cr
MUDC 2XX Ensemble 1 cr
MUSC 265 Musicianship III 3 cr
MUSC 265A Laboratory-Musicianship III 1 cr
MUSC 274 Beginning Conducting 1 cr
MUSR 68 Recital Attendance 0 cr
Language Prerequisite - 101 Level (Elective) 5 cr
Elective/Minor/Pre-Professional 3 cr
Total Credits 16
Semester 4 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
MUAP 2XX Applied Instrument 2 cr
MUDC 2XX Ensemble 1 cr
MUSC 266 Musicianship IV 3 cr
MUSC 266A Laboratory-Musicianship IV 1 cr
MUSR 68 Recital Attendance 0 cr
ACE 3 3 cr
Language Prerequisite - 102 Level (Elective) 5 cr
Total Credits 15

Year 3

Semester 5 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
MUAP 3XX Applied Instrument 2 cr
MUDC 4XX Ensemble 1 cr
MUSC 365 Music History and Literature I 3 cr
MUSR 68 Recital Attendance 0 cr
ACE 4 3 cr
Language Requirement - 201 Level 3 cr
Elective/Minor/Pre-Professional 3 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 6 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
MUAP 3XX Applied Instrument 2 cr
MUDC 4XX Ensemble 1 cr
MUSC 366 Music History and Literature II 3 cr
MUSR 68 Recital Attendance 0 cr
MUSR 90 Sophomore or Junior Recital in Applied Music 0 cr
MUSC 64 Senior Assessment in Music 0 cr
ACE 8 3 cr
Language Requirement - 202 Level 3 cr
Elective/Minor/Pre-Professional 3 cr
Total Credits 15

Year 4

Semester 7 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
ACE 9 3 cr
ACE 2 3 cr
Elective/Minor/Pre-Professional 3 cr
Elective/Minor/Pre-Professional 3 cr
Elective/Minor/Pre-Professional 3 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 8 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
ACE 10 3 cr
Elective/Minor/Pre-Professional 3 cr
Elective/Minor/Pre-Professional 3 cr
Elective/Minor/Pre-Professional 3 cr
Elective/Minor/Pre-Professional 2 cr
Total Credits 14

Notes

At least 30 hours of courses numbered 300 or above are required. It may be necessary to select upper-level elective courses to satisfy this requirement.

B.A Music - Research Track 4-Year Plan

Year 1

Semester 1 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
MUAP 1XX Applied Instrument 2 cr
MUDC 2XX Ensemble 1 cr
MUSC 160 Music as Art, Discipline and Profession 3 cr
MUSC 165 Musicianship I 3 cr
MUSC 165A Musicianship I Laboratory 1 cr
MUSC 131 Keyboard Skills I 1 cr
MUSR 68 Recital Attendance 0 cr
ACE 1 3 cr
Total Credits 14
Semester 2 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
MUAP 1XX Applied Instrument 2 cr
MUDC 243 or MUDC 246 1 cr
MUCO 2XX (Instrumental) or MUSC 125 (Voice) 1-2 cr
MUSC 166 Musicianship II 3 cr
MUSC 166A Laboratory-Musicianship II 1 cr
MUSC 132 Keyboard Skills II 1 cr
MUSR 68 Recital Attendance 0 cr
ACE 5 3 cr
ACE 6 3 cr
Elective (Instrumental Students) 1 cr
Total Credits 16

Year 2

Semester 3 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
MUAP 2XX Applied Instrument 2 cr
MUDC 2XX Ensemble 1 cr
MUSC 265 Musicianship III 3 cr
MUSC 265A Laboratory-Musicianship III 1 cr
MUSC 274 Beginning Conducting 1 cr
MUSR 68 Recital Attendance 0 cr
Language Prerequisite - 101 Level (Elective) 5 cr
Elective/Minor/Pre-Professional 3 cr
Total Credits 16
Semester 4 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
MUAP 2XX Applied Instrument 2 cr
MUDC 2XX Ensemble 1 cr
MUSC 266 Musicianship IV 3 cr
MUSC 266A Laboratory-Musicianship IV 1 cr
MUSR 68 Recital Attendance 0 cr
ACE 3 3 cr
Language Prerequisite - 102 Level (Elective) 5 cr
Total Credits 15

Year 3

Semester 5 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
MUAP 3XX Applied Instument 1 cr
MUDC 4XX Ensemble 1 cr
MUSC 365 Music History and Literature I 3 cr
MUSR 68 Recital Attendance 0 cr
ACE 4 3 cr
Language Requirement - 201 Level 3 cr
Elective/Minor/Pre-Professional 3 cr
Total Credits 14
Semester 6 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
MUAP 3XX Applied Instrument 1 cr
MUDC 4XX Ensemble 1 cr
MUSC 366 Music History and Literature II 3 cr
MUSR 68 Recital Attendance 0 cr
MUSC 64 Senior Assessment in Music 0 cr
ACE 8 3 cr
Language Requirement - 202 Level 3 cr
Elective/Minor/Pre-Professional 3 cr
Total Credits 14

Year 4

Semester 7 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
MUSC 384A Research Proposal Development - BA in Music on the Research Track 1 cr
ACE 2 3 cr
ACE 9 3 cr
Elective/Minor/Pre-Professional 3 cr
Elective/Minor/Pre-Professional 3 cr
Elective/Minor/Pre-Professional 3 cr
Total Credits 16
Semester 8 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
MUSC 499 Undergraduate Thesis 1 cr
ACE 10 3 cr
Elective/Minor/Pre-Professional 3 cr
Elective/Minor/Pre-Professional 3 cr
Elective/Minor/Pre-Professional 3 cr
Elective/Minor/Pre-Professional 2 cr
Total Credits 15

Notes

At least 30 hours of courses numbered 300 or above are required. It may be necessary to select upper-level elective courses to satisfy this requirement.

B.M Music - Emphasis in Keyboard Instruments Performance 4-Year Plan

Year 1

Semester 1 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
MUAP 101 or 102 Applied Instrument 2 cr
MUDC 2XX Ensemble 1 cr
MUSC 160 Music as Art, Discipline and Profession 3 cr
MUSC 165 Musicianship I 3 cr
MUSC 165A Musicianship I Laboratory 1 cr
MUAP 233 Advanced Keyboard Skills 2 cr
MUSR 68 Recital Attendance 0 cr
ACE 1 3 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 2 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
MUAP 102 or 103 Applied Instrument 2 cr
MUDC 243 or 246 1 cr
MUSC 166 Musicianship II 3 cr
MUSC 166A Laboratory-Musicianship II 1 cr
MUSR 68 Recital Attendance 0 cr
ACE 5 3 cr
ACE 6 3 cr
Elective 1 cr
Total Credits 14

Year 2

Semester 3 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
MUAP 202 or 203 Applied Instrument 2 cr
MUDC 2XX Ensemble 1 cr
MUSC 265 Musicianship III 3 cr
MUSC 265A Laboratory-Musicianship III 1 cr
MUSC 274 Beginning Conducting 1 cr
MUSR 68 Recital Attendance 0 cr
MUSC 250 2 cr
Language Prerequisite - 101 Level (Elective) 5 cr
Elective 1 cr
Total Credits 16
Semester 4 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
MUAP 202 or 203 Applied Instrument 2 cr
MUDC 2XX Ensemble 1 cr
MUSC 266 Musicianship IV 3 cr
MUSC 266A Laboratory-Musicianship IV 1 cr
MUSR 68 Recital Attendance 0 cr
ACE 3 3 cr
Language Prerequisite - 102 Level (Elective) 5 cr
Total Credits 15

Year 3

Semester 5 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
MUAP 302 or 303 Applied Instrument 1 cr
MUAP Secondary Instrument 2 cr
MUDC 4XX Ensemble 1 cr
MUSC 365 Music History and Literature I 3 cr
MUSR 68 Recital Attendance 0 cr
MUSC Theory/History/Literature Elective 3 cr
ACE 4 3 cr
Language Requirement - 201 Level 3 cr
Total Credits 16
Semester 6 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
MUAP 302 or 303 Applied Instrument 2 cr
MUAP Secondary Instrument 1 cr
MUDC 4XX Ensemble 1 cr
MUSC 366 Music History and Literature II 3 cr
MUSR 68 Recital Attendance 0 cr
MUSR 90 Sophomore or Junior Recital in Applied Music 0 cr
MUSC 474 or 475 3 cr
ACE 8 3 cr
Language Requirement - 202 Level 3 cr
Total Credits 16

Year 4

Semester 7 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
MUAP 402 or 403 Applied Instrument 1 cr
MUAP Secondary Instrument 2 cr
MUDC 4XX Ensemble 1 cr
MUSC 424/824 Piano Pedagogy I: Foundations, Philosophies, and Theories 3 cr
MUSR 68 Recital Attendance 0 cr
MUSC Theory/History/Literature Elective 3 cr
ACE 2 3 cr
Elective 1 cr
Total Credits 14
Semester 8 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
MUAP 402 or 403 Applied Instrument 2 cr
MUAP Secondary Instrument 1 cr
MUDC 4XX Ensemble 1 cr
MUSC 445 Analysis for Performance 3 cr
MUSC 64 Senior Assessment in Music 0 cr
MUSR 490 1 cr
Music Elective 3 cr
ACE 9 3 cr
Total Credits 14

Notes

At least 30 hours of courses numbered 300 or above are required. It may be necessary to select upper-level elective courses to satisfy this requirement.

B.M. Music - Emphasis in Composition 4-Year Plan

Year 1

Semester 1 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
MUCP 183 Composition I 2 cr
MUDC 2XX Ensemble 1 cr
MUAP 1XX Applied Instrument 1 cr
MUSC 160 Music as Art, Discipline and Profession 3 cr
MUSC 165 Musicianship I 3 cr
MUSC 165A Musicianship I Laboratory 1 cr
MUSC 131 Keyboard Skills I 1 cr
MUSR 68 Recital Attendance 0 cr
ACE 1 3 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 2 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
MUCP 184 Composition II 2 cr
MUDC 243 or MUDC 246 1 cr
MUAP 1XX Applied Instrument 1 cr
MUSC 166 Musicianship II 3 cr
MUSC 166A Laboratory-Musicianship II 1 cr
MUSC 132 Keyboard Skills II 1 cr
MUSR 68 Recital Attendance 0 cr
ACE 5 3 cr
ACE 6 3 cr
Total Credits 15

Year 2

Semester 3 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
MUCP 283 Composition III 2 cr
MUDC 2XX Ensemble 1 cr
MUAP 2XX Applied Instrument 1 cr
MUSC 265 Musicianship III 3 cr
MUSC 265A Laboratory-Musicianship III 1 cr
MUAP 231 Keyboard Skills III 1 cr
MUSC 274 Beginning Conducting 1 cr
MUSR 68 Recital Attendance 0 cr
Language Prerequisite - 101 Level (Elective) 5 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 4 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
MUCP 284 Composition IV 2 cr
MUDC 2XX Ensemble 1 cr
MUAP 2XX Applied Instrument 1 cr
MUSC 266 Musicianship IV 3 cr
MUSC 266A Laboratory-Musicianship IV 1 cr
MUAP 232 Keyboard Skills IV 1 cr
MUSR 68 Recital Attendance 0 cr
Language Prerequisite - 102 Level (Elective) 5 cr
Elective 1 cr
Total Credits 15

Year 3

Semester 5 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
MUCP 383 Composition V 2 cr
MUDC 4XX Ensemble 1 cr
MUSC 365 Music History and Literature I 3 cr
MUSR 68 Recital Attendance 0 cr
MUSC Theory/History/Literature Elective 3 cr
ACE 4 3 cr
Language Requirement - 201 Level 3 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 6 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
MUCP 384 Composition VI 2 cr
MUDC 4XX Ensemble 1 cr
MUSC 366 Music History and Literature II 3 cr
MUSR 68 Recital Attendance 0 cr
MUSR 90 Sophomore or Junior Recital in Applied Music 0 cr
MUSC Theory/History/Literature Elective 3 cr
ACE 2 3 cr
Language Requirement - 202 Level 3 cr
Total Credits 15

Year 4

Semester 7 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
MUCP 483 Composition VII 2 cr
MUDC 4XX Ensemble 1 cr
MUED 343 Music Composition Methods 2 cr
MUSR 68 Recital Attendance 0 cr
MUSC Theory/History/Literature Elective 3 cr
Music Elective 3 cr
ACE 3 3 cr
Total Credits 14
Semester 8 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
MUCP 484 Composition VIII 2 cr
MUDC 4XX Ensemble 1 cr
MUSC 445 Analysis for Performance 3 cr
MUSC 64 Senior Assessment in Music 0 cr
MUSR 490 Recital in Applied Music 1 cr
Music Elective 3 cr
ACE 8 3 cr
ACE 9 3 cr
Total Credits 16

Notes

At least 30 hours of courses numbered 300 or above are required. It may be necessary to select upper-level elective courses to satisfy this requirement.

B.M. Music - Emphasis in Guitar Performance 4-Year Plan

Year 1

Semester 1 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
MUAP 124 Guitar 2 cr
MUDC 2XX Ensemble 1 cr
MUSC 160 Music as Art, Discipline and Profession 3 cr
MUSC 165 Musicianship I 3 cr
MUSC 165A Musicianship I Laboratory 1 cr
MUSC 131 Keyboard Skills I 1 cr
MUSR 68 Recital Attendance 0 cr
ACE 1 3 cr
Total Credits 14
Semester 2 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
MUAP 124 Guitar 2 cr
MUDC 243 or MUDC 246 1 cr
MUSC 166 Musicianship II 3 cr
MUSC 166A Laboratory-Musicianship II 1 cr
MUSC 132 Keyboard Skills II 1 cr
MUSR 68 Recital Attendance 0 cr
ACE 5 3 cr
ACE 6 3 cr
Total Credits 14

Year 2

Semester 3 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
MUAP 224 Guitar 2 cr
MUDC 2XX Ensemble 1 cr
MUSC 265 Musicianship III 3 cr
MUSC 265A Laboratory-Musicianship III 1 cr
MUAP 231 Keyboard Skills III 1 cr
MUSC 274 Beginning Conducting 1 cr
MUSR 68 Recital Attendance 0 cr
Language Prerequisite - 101 Level (Elective) 5 cr
Elective 1 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 4 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
MUAP 224 Guitar 2 cr
MUDC 2XX Ensemble 1 cr
MUSC 266 Musicianship IV 3 cr
MUSC 266A Laboratory-Musicianship IV 1 cr
MUAP 232 Keyboard Skills IV 1 cr
MUSR 68 Recital Attendance 0 cr
ACE 3 3 cr
Language Prerequisite - 102 Level (Elective) 5 cr
Total Credits 16

Year 3

Semester 5 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
MUAP 324 Guitar 3 cr
MUDC 4XX Ensemble 1 cr
MUSC 365 Music History and Literature I 3 cr
MUSR 68 Recital Attendance 0 cr
Music Elective 3 cr
ACE 4 3 cr
Language Requirement - 201 Level 3 cr
Total Credits 16
Semester 6 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
MUAP 324 Guitar 3 cr
MUDC 4XX Ensemble 1 cr
MUSC 366 Music History and Literature II 3 cr
MUSR 68 Recital Attendance 0 cr
MUSR 90 Sophomore or Junior Recital in Applied Music 0 cr
MUSC Theory/History/Literature Elective 3 cr
ACE 8 3 cr
Language Requirement - 202 Level 3 cr
Total Credits 16

Year 4

Semester 7 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
MUAP 424 Guitar 3 cr
MUDC 4XX Ensemble 1 cr
MUSC 462/862 Instrumental Literature and Pedagogy 2 cr
MUSR 68 Recital Attendance 0 cr
Music Elective 3 cr
ACE 9 3 cr
ACE 2 3 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 8 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
MUAP 424 Guitar 3 cr
MUDC 4XX Ensemble 1 cr
MUSC 445 Analysis for Performance 3 cr
MUSC 64 Senior Assessment in Music 0 cr
MUSR 490 Recital in Applied Music 1 cr
MUSC Theory/History/Literature Elective 3 cr
Music Elective 3 cr
Total Credits 14

Notes

At least 30 hours of courses numbered 300 or above are required. It may be necessary to select upper-level elective courses to satisfy this requirement.

B.M. Music - Emphasis in Instrumental Performance (Woodwinds/Brass/Percussion/Strings) 4-Year Plan

Year 1

Semester 1 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
MUSC 160 Music as Art, Discipline and Profession 3 cr
MUAP 1XX Applied Instrument 2 cr
MUDC 2XX Ensemble 1 cr
MUSC 165 Musicianship I 3 cr
MUSC 165A Musicianship I Laboratory 1 cr
MUSC 131 Keyboard Skills I 1 cr
MUSR 68 Recital Attendance 0 cr
ACE 1 3 cr
Total Credits 14
Semester 2 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
MUAP 1XX Applied Instrument 2 cr
MUDC 243 or MUDC 246 1 cr
MUCO 2XX Ensemble (Music Elective) 1 cr
MUSC 166 Musicianship II 3 cr
MUSC 166A Laboratory-Musicianship II 1 cr
MUSC 132 Keyboard Skills II 1 cr
MUSR 68 Recital Attendance 0 cr
ACE 5 3 cr
ACE 6 3 cr
Total Credits 15

Year 2

Semester 3 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
MUAP 2XX Applied Instrument 2 cr
MUDC 2XX Ensemble 1 cr
MUSC 265 Musicianship III 3 cr
MUSC 265A Laboratory-Musicianship III 1 cr
MUAP 231 Keyboard Skills III 1 cr
MUSC 274 Beginning Conducting 1 cr
MUSR 68 Recital Attendance 0 cr
Language Prerequisite - 101 Level (Elective) 5 cr
Total Credits 14
Semester 4 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
MUAP 2XX Applied Instrument 2 cr
MUDC 2XX Ensemble 1 cr
MUSC 266 Musicianship IV 3 cr
MUSC 266A Laboratory-Musicianship IV 1 cr
MUAP 232 Keyboard Skills IV 1 cr
MUSR 68 Recital Attendance 0 cr
ACE 3 3 cr
Language Prerequisite - 102 Level (Elective) 5 cr
Total Credits 16

Year 3

Semester 5 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
MUAP 3XX Applied Instrument 3 cr
MUDC 4XX Ensemble 1 cr
MUSC 365 Music History and Literature I 3 cr
MUSR 68 Recital Attendance 0 cr
Music Elective 3 cr
ACE 4 3 cr
Language Requirement - 201 Level 3 cr
Total Credits 16
Semester 6 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
MUAP 3XX Applied Instrument 3 cr
MUDC 4XX Ensemble 1 cr
MUSC 366 Music History and Literature II 3 cr
MUSR 68 Recital Attendance 0 cr
MUSR 90 Sophomore or Junior Recital in Applied Music 0 cr
MUSC Theory/History/Literature Elective 3 cr
ACE 8 3 cr
Languge Requirement - 202 Level 3 cr
Total Credits 16

Year 4

Semester 7 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
MUAP 4XX Applied Instrument 3 cr
MUDC 4XX Ensemble 1 cr
MUSC 462/862 Instrumental Literature and Pedagogy 2 cr
MUSR 68 Recital Attendance 0 cr
MUSC Theory/History/Literature Elective 3 cr
ACE 9 3 cr
ACE 2 3 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 8 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
MUAP 4XX Applied Instrument 3 cr
MUDC 4XX Ensemble 1 cr
MUSC 445 Analysis for Performance 3 cr
MUSC 64 Senior Assessment in Music 0 cr
MUSR 490 Recital in Applied Music 1 cr
MUSC Theory/History/Literature Elective 3 cr
Music Elective 2 cr
Elective 1 cr
Total Credits 14

Notes

At least 30 hours of courses numbered 300 or above are required. It may be necessary to select upper-level elective courses to satisfy this requirement.

B.M. Music - Emphasis in Music History 4-Year Plan

Year 1

Semester 1 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
MUAP 1XX Applied Instrument 2 cr
MUDC 2XX Ensemble 1 cr
MUSC 160 Music as Art, Discipline and Profession 3 cr
MUSC 165 Musicianship I 3 cr
MUSC 165A Musicianship I Laboratory 1 cr
MUSC 131 Keyboard Skills I 1 cr
MUSR 68 Recital Attendance 0 cr
ACE 1 3 cr
Total Credits 14
Semester 2 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
MUAP 1XX Applied Instrument 2 cr
MUDC 243 or MUDC 246 1 cr
MUCO 2XX (Music Elective) 1 cr
MUSC 166 Musicianship II 3 cr
MUSC 166A Laboratory-Musicianship II 1 cr
MUSC 132 Keyboard Skills II 1 cr
MUSR 68 Recital Attendance 0 cr
ACE 5 3 cr
ACE 6 3 cr
Total Credits 15

Year 2

Semester 3 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
MUAP 2XX Applied Instrument 2 cr
MUDC 2XX Ensemble 1 cr
MUSC 265 Musicianship III 3 cr
MUSC 265A Laboratory-Musicianship III 1 cr
MUAP 231 Keyboard Skills III 1 cr
MUSC 274 Beginning Conducting 1 cr
MUSR 68 Recital Attendance 0 cr
Language Prerequisite - 101 Level (Elective) 5 cr
Elective 1 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 4 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
MUAP 2XX Applied Instrument 2 cr
MUDC 2XX Ensemble 1 cr
MUSC 266 Musicianship IV 3 cr
MUSC 266A Laboratory-Musicianship IV 1 cr
MUAP 232 Keyboard Skills IV 1 cr
MUSR 68 Recital Attendance 0 cr
ACE 3 3 cr
Language Prerequisite - 102 Level (Elective) 5 cr
Total Credits 16

Year 3

Semester 5 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
MUAP 3XX Applied Instrument 2 cr
MUDC 4XX Ensemble 1 cr
MUSC 365 Music History and Literature I 3 cr
MUSR 68 Recital Attendance 0 cr
MUSC Theory Elective 3 cr
ACE 4 3 cr
Language Requirement - 201 Level 3 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 6 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
MUDC 4XX Ensemble 1 cr
MUSC 366 Music History and Literature II 3 cr
MUSR 68 Recital Attendance 0 cr
MUSC Theory Elective 3 cr
Music Elective 3 cr
ACE 2 3 cr
Language Requirement - 202 level 3 cr
Total Credits 16

Year 4

Semester 7 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
MUSC 384B Research Proposal Development - BM in Music History 1 cr
MUSR 68 Recital Attendance 0 cr
MUSC History Elective 3 cr
MUSC History Elective 3 cr
MUSC History Elective 3 cr
Music Elective 2 cr
ACE 9 3 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 8 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
MUSC 499 Undergraduate Thesis 2 cr
MUSC 445 Analysis for Performance 3 cr
MUSC 64 Senior Assessment in Music 0 cr
MUSC History Elective 3 cr
MUSC History Elective 3 cr
ACE 8 3 cr
Total Credits 14

Notes

At least 30 hours of courses numbered 300 or above are required. It may be necessary to select upper-level elective courses to satisfy this requirement.

B.M. Music - Emphasis in Music Theory 4-Year Plan

Year 1

Semester 1 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
MUAP 1XX Applied Instrument 2 cr
MUDC 2XX Ensemble 1 cr
MUSC 160 Music as Art, Discipline and Profession 3 cr
MUSC 165 Musicianship I 3 cr
MUSC 165A Musicianship I Laboratory 1 cr
MUSC 131 Keyboard Skills I 1 cr
MUSR 68 Recital Attendance 0 cr
ACE 1 3 cr
Total Credits 14
Semester 2 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
MUAP 1XX Applied Instrument 2 cr
MUDC 243 or MUDC 246 1 cr
MUCO 2XX Music Elective 1 cr
MUSC 166 Musicianship II 3 cr
MUSC 166A Laboratory-Musicianship II 1 cr
MUSC 132 Keyboard Skills II 1 cr
MUSR 68 Recital Attendance 0 cr
ACE 5 3 cr
ACE 6 3 cr
Total Credits 15

Year 2

Semester 3 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
MUAP 2XX Applied Instrument 2 cr
MUDC 2XX Ensemble 1 cr
MUSC 265 Musicianship III 3 cr
MUSC 265A Laboratory-Musicianship III 1 cr
MUAP 231 Keyboard Skills III 1 cr
MUSC 274 Beginning Conducting 1 cr
MUSR 68 Recital Attendance 0 cr
Language Prerequisite - 101 Level (Elective) 5 cr
Elective 1 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 4 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
MUAP 2XX Applied Instrument 2 cr
MUDC 2XX Ensemble 1 cr
MUSC 266 Musicianship IV 3 cr
MUSC 266A Laboratory-Musicianship IV 1 cr
MUAP 232 Keyboard Skills IV 1 cr
MUSR 68 Recital Attendance 0 cr
ACE 3 3 cr
Language Prerequisite - 102 Level (Elective) 5 cr
Total Credits 16

Year 3

Semester 5 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
MUAP 3XX Applied Instrument 2 cr
MUDC 4XX Ensemble 1 cr
MUSC 365 Music History and Literature I 3 cr
MUSR 68 Recital Attendance 0 cr
MUSC Theory Elective 3 cr
ACE 4 3 cr
Language Requirement - 201 Level 3 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 6 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
MUDC 4XX Ensemble 1 cr
MUSC 366 Music History and Literature II 3 cr
MUSR 68 Recital Attendance 0 cr
MUSC 455/855 Techniques of Counterpoint 3 cr
MUSC 460/860 Musical Form 3 cr
ACE 2 3 cr
Language Requirement - 202 Level 3 cr
Total Credits 16

Year 4

Semester 7 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
MUSC 384E Research Proposal Development - BM in Music Theory 1 cr
MUSR 68 Recital Attendance 0 cr
MUSC Theory Elective 3 cr
MUSC History Elective 3 cr
Music Elective 3 cr
Music Elective 2 cr
ACE 9 3 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 8 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
MUSC 499 Undergraduate Thesis 2 cr
MUSC 445 Analysis for Performance 3 cr
MUSC 64 Senior Assessment in Music 0 cr
MUSC History Elective 3 cr
Music Elective 3 cr
ACE 8 3 cr
Total Credits 14

Notes

At least 30 hours of courses numbered 300 or above are required. It may be necessary to select upper-level elective courses to satisfy this requirement.

B.M. Music - Emphasis in Organ Performance 4-Year Plan

Year 1

Semester 1 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
MUAP 103 Organ 2 cr
MUDC 2XX Ensemble 1 cr
MUSC 160 Music as Art, Discipline and Profession 3 cr
MUSC 165 Musicianship I 3 cr
MUSC 165A Musicianship I Laboratory 1 cr
MUAP 233 Advanced Keyboard Skills 2 cr
MUSR 68 Recital Attendance 0 cr
ACE 1 3 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 2 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
MUAP 103 Organ 2 cr
MUDC 243 or MUDC 246 1 cr
MUSC 166 Musicianship II 3 cr
MUSC 166A Laboratory-Musicianship II 1 cr
MUSR 68 Recital Attendance 0 cr
ACE 5 3 cr
ACE 6 3 cr
Elective 1 cr
Total Credits 14

Year 2

Semester 3 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
MUAP 203 Organ 2 cr
MUDC 2XX Ensemble 1 cr
MUSC 265 Musicianship III 3 cr
MUSC 265A Laboratory-Musicianship III 1 cr
MUSC 274 Beginning Conducting 1 cr
MUSR 68 Recital Attendance 0 cr
Music Elective 1 cr
Language Prerequisite - 101 Level (Elective) 5 cr
Elective 1 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 4 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
MUAP 203 Organ 2 cr
MUDC 2XX Ensemble 1 cr
MUSC 266 Musicianship IV 3 cr
MUSC 266A Laboratory-Musicianship IV 1 cr
MUSR 68 Recital Attendance 0 cr
Music Elective 1 cr
ACE 3 3 cr
Language Prerequisite - 102 Level (Elective) 5 cr
Total Credits 16

Year 3

Semester 5 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
MUAP 303 Organ 3 cr
MUDC 4XX Ensemble 1 cr
MUSC 365 Music History and Literature I 3 cr
MUSR 68 Recital Attendance 0 cr
MUSC Theory/History/Literature Elective 3 cr
ACE 4 3 cr
Language Requirement - 201 Level 3 cr
Total Credits 16
Semester 6 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
MUAP 303 Organ 3 cr
MUDC 4XX Ensemble 1 cr
MUSC 366 Music History and Literature II 3 cr
MUSR 68 Recital Attendance 0 cr
MUSR 90 Sophomore or Junior Recital in Applied Music 0 cr
MUSC 475/875 Organ Literature Seminar 3 cr
ACE 8 3 cr
Language Requirement - 202 Level 3 cr
Total Credits 16

Year 4

Semester 7 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
MUAP 403 Organ 3 cr
MUDC 4XX Ensemble 1 cr
MUSR 68 Recital Attendance 0 cr
MUSC Theory/History/Literature Elective 3 cr
Music Elective 3 cr
ACE 2 3 cr
Elective 1 cr
Total Credits 14
Semester 8 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
MUAP 403 Organ 3 cr
MUDC 4XX Ensemble 1 cr
MUSC 445 Analysis for Performance 3 cr
MUSC 64 Senior Assessment in Music 0 cr
MUSR 490 Recital in Applied Music 1 cr
MUSC 474/874 Organ Literature and Pedagogy 3 cr
ACE 9 3 cr
Total Credits 14

Notes

At least 30 hours of courses numbered 300 or above are required. It may be necessary to select upper-level elective courses to satisfy this requirement.

B.M. Music - Emphasis in Piano Performance 4-Year Plan

Year 1

Semester 1 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
MUAP 102 Piano 2 cr
MUDC 2XX Ensemble 1 cr
MUSC 160 Music as Art, Discipline and Profession 3 cr
MUSC 165 Musicianship I 3 cr
MUSC 165A Musicianship I Laboratory 1 cr
MUAP 233 Advanced Keyboard Skills 2 cr
MUSR 68 Recital Attendance 0 cr
ACE 1 3 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 2 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
MUAP 102 Piano 2 cr
MUDC 243 or MUDC 246 1 cr
MUSC 166 Musicianship II 3 cr
MUSC 166A Laboratory-Musicianship II 1 cr
MUSR 68 Recital Attendance 0 cr
ACE 5 3 cr
ACE 6 3 cr
Elective 1 cr
Total Credits 14

Year 2

Semester 3 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
MUAP 202 Piano 2 cr
MUDC 2XX Ensemble 1 cr
MUSC 265 Musicianship III 3 cr
MUSC 265A Laboratory-Musicianship III 1 cr
MUSC 274 Beginning Conducting 1 cr
MUSR 68 Recital Attendance 0 cr
Music Elective 1 cr
Language Prerequisite - 101 Level (Elective) 5 cr
Elective 1 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 4 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
MUAP 202 Piano 2 cr
MUDC 2XX Ensemble 1 cr
MUSC 266 Musicianship IV 3 cr
MUSC 266A Laboratory-Musicianship IV 1 cr
MUSR 68 Recital Attendance 0 cr
Music Elective 1 cr
ACE 3 3 cr
Language Prerequisite - 102 Level (Elective) 5 cr
Total Credits 16

Year 3

Semester 5 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
MUAP 302 Piano 3 cr
MUDC 4XX Ensemble 1 cr
MUSC 365 Music History and Literature I 3 cr
MUSR 68 Recital Attendance 0 cr
MUSC 476/876 Piano Literature 3 cr
ACE 4 3 cr
Language Requirement - 201 Level 3 cr
Total Credits 16
Semester 6 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
MUAP 302 Piano 3 cr
MUDC 4XX Ensemble 1 cr
MUSC 366 Music History and Literature II 3 cr
MUSR 68 Recital Attendance 0 cr
MUSR 90 Sophomore or Junior Recital in Applied Music 0 cr
MUSC Theory/History/Literature Elective 3 cr
ACE 8 3 cr
Language Requirement - 202 Level 3 cr
Total Credits 16

Year 4

Semester 7 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
MUAP 402 Piano 3 cr
MUDC 4XX Ensemble 1 cr
MUSC 424/824 Piano Pedagogy I: Foundations, Philosophies, and Theories 3 cr
MUSR 68 Recital Attendance 0 cr
MUSC Theory/History/Literature Elective 3 cr
ACE 2 3 cr
Elective 1 cr
Total Credits 14
Semester 8 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
MUAP 402 Piano 3 cr
MUDC 4XX Ensemble 1 cr
MUSC 445 Analysis for Performance 3 cr
MUSC 64 Senior Assessment in Music 0 cr
MUSR 490 Recital in Applied Music 1 cr
Music Elective 3 cr
ACE 9 3 cr
Total Credits 14

Notes

At least 30 hours of courses numbered 300 or above are required. It may be necessary to select upper-level elective courses to satisfy this requirement.

B.M. Music - Emphasis in Vocal Performance 4-Year Plan

Year 1

Semester 1 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
MUAP 101 Voice 2 cr
MUDC 243 or MUDC 246 1 cr
MUSC 160 Music as Art, Discipline and Profession 3 cr
MUSC 165 Musicianship I 3 cr
MUSC 165A Musicianship I Laboratory 1 cr
MUSC 131 Keyboard Skills I 1 cr
MUSR 68 Recital Attendance 0 cr
ACE 1 3 cr
Total Credits 14
Semester 2 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
MUAP 101 Voice 2 cr
MUDC 243 or MUDC 246 1 cr
MUSC 125 2 cr
MUSC 166 Musicianship II 3 cr
MUSC 166A Laboratory-Musicianship II 1 cr
MUSC 132 Keyboard Skills II 1 cr
MUSR 68 Recital Attendance 0 cr
ACE 5 3 cr
ACE 6 3 cr
Total Credits 16

Year 2

Semester 3 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
MUAP 201 Voice 2 cr
MUDC 2XX Ensemble 1 cr
MUSC 126 2 cr
MUSC 265 Musicianship III 3 cr
MUSC 265A Laboratory-Musicianship III 1 cr
MUAP 231 Keyboard Skills III 1 cr
MUSC 274 Beginning Conducting 1 cr
MUSR 68 Recital Attendance 0 cr
Language Prerequisite - 101 Level (Elective) 5 cr
Total Credits 16
Semester 4 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
MUAP 201 Voice 2 cr
MUDC 2XX Ensemble 1 cr
MUSC 266 Musicianship IV 3 cr
MUSC 266A Laboratory-Musicianship IV 1 cr
MUAP 232 Keyboard Skills IV 1 cr
MUSR 68 Recital Attendance 0 cr
ACE 3 3 cr
Language Prerequisite - 102 Level (Elective) 5 cr
Total Credits 16

Year 3

Semester 5 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
MUAP 301 Voice 3 cr
MUDC 4XX Ensemble 1 cr
MUSC 127 2 cr
MUSC 365 Music History and Literature I 3 cr
MUSR 68 Recital Attendance 0 cr
MUSC 470/870 Introduction to Vocal Pedagogy 3 cr
Language Requirement - 201 Level 3 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 6 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
MUAP 301 Voice 3 cr
MUDC 4XX Ensemble 1 cr
MUSC 366 Music History and Literature II 3 cr
MUSR 68 Recital Attendance 0 cr
MUSR 90 Sophomore or Junior Recital in Applied Music 0 cr
MUSC Theory/History/Literature Elective 3 cr
ACE 8 3 cr
Language Requirement - 202 Level 3 cr
Total Credits 16

Year 4

Semester 7 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
MUAP 401 Voice 3 cr
MUDC 4XX Ensemble 1 cr
MUSR 68 Recital Attendance 0 cr
MUSC Theory/History/Literature Elective 3 cr
Music Elective 3 cr
ACE 2 3 cr
ACE 4 3 cr
Total Credits 16
Semester 8 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
MUAP 401 Voice 3 cr
MUDC 4XX Ensemble 1 cr
MUSC 445 Analysis for Performance 3 cr
MUSC 64 Senior Assessment in Music 0 cr
MUSR 490 Recital in Applied Music 1 cr
Music Elective 1 cr
ACE 9 3 cr
Total Credits 12

Notes

At least 30 hours of courses numbered 300 or above are required. It may be necessary to select upper-level elective courses to satisfy this requirement.

PLEASE NOTE

This document represents a sample 4-year plan for degree completion with this major. Actual course selection and sequence may vary and should be discussed individually with your college or department academic adviser. Advisers also can help you plan other experiences to enrich your undergraduate education such as internships, education abroad, undergraduate research, learning communities, and service learning and community-based learning.