Aug 07, 2022  
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022 
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music, B.A. (Day)

Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Music is designed to give the student a general experience in music within a liberal arts degree and to allow students to explore a minor in another area. The degree can be successfully combined with an emphasis in business and speech communication or with a declared minor in education leading to K-12 Missouri certification.

Students will be prepared to perform at a professional level, successfully compete in their chosen professional fields, and to pursue advanced graduate studies.

General Education Requirements (39-42 sem. hrs)

For a complete list of general education courses click here ​. For additional information on general education requirements click here .

Ethics Course Requirement (3 sem. hrs)

Foreign Language Requirement (6 sem. hrs)

For information on how to fulfill the foreign language requirement click here .

Ensemble Requirements (8-16 sem. hrs)

Vocal/Choral Studies Emphasis

Students must enroll in Jane Froman Singers every semester as well Chamber Choir or Musical Theater/Opera Productions Workshops, for a total of two ensembles each semester.

Piano/Accompanying Studies Emphasis

Students in the Piano/Accompanying emphasis area must enroll in Jane Froman Singers every semester and accompany one student or ensemble every semester.

Applied Music Requirements (18 sem. hrs)

Students must choose either the vocal/choral or piano/accompanying emphasis area. Two semesters of applied lessons at each level must be completed to advance through the course sequence. Students must enroll in applied lessons for both voice and piano all semesters. MUSI 400   must be taken concurrently with MUSI 273   or MUSI 384  . MUSI 490   must be taken concurrently with MUSI 274   or MUSI 484  .

Open Electives (7 - 15 sem. hrs)

The following four areas of study will prepare the student for work or continued study in the areas of music education, stage performance, music management or church music leadership. Choosing a cluster of electives is recommended but not mandatory.

Directed Music Education Emphasis

A declared minor in Education is required. Courses required for state certification to teach are indicated below with a “1”.

Total: 120 (sem. hrs)

The total reflects the minimum number of hours to obtain a bachelor’s degree. Some courses listed above may fulfill more than one requirement block. Please speak to your academic advisor to plan your specific degree path.

Note (s):

A candidate for the baccalaureate degree with a major in Music must pass MUSI 490   - Recital (1 credit hour) with a grade of C or higher as a culminating evaluative experience.