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)
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Students must complete 4 semesters of MUSI 160 or have achieved junior standing to take MUSI 360.
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 .
Vocal/Choral Studies Emphasis
Students must enroll in Music Seminar every semester.
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”.
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.
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.