Bachelor of Arts in Music

Bachelor of Arts in Music

Total Credits: 42 Total (Only grades of “C” or higher will count toward the major)

Please note: If you are an admitted student, a current student wishing to declare, or a transfer student, please see audition information HERE.

Click HERE to view an updated version of the BA that will go into effect Fall 2014!

Required*
MUS205/215Music Theory I and Sight-Singing/Ear-Training I4
MUS206/216Music Theory II and Sight-Singing/Ear-Training II4
MUS235Western Music History I3
MUS236Western Music History II3
MUS335Ethnomusicology Survey3
MUS103 or 106 or 107Ensemble: Concert Band, Concert Chorale, Gospel Choir1 credit (4 total)
MUS302American Popular Music (Stage 2 Writing Requirement)3
or
MUS345Choral Masterworks (Stage 2 Writing Requirement)3
Total24
 
* Every student who is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Music at Eastern must pass the Keyboard Proficiency Exam before graduation
Concentration (Choose 12 credits and MUS 490 in concentration; 3 elective credits in another concentration area)

Please note you do not take the entire list of classes below: i.e. - class piano and percussion and guitar, etc., only classes which add up to 18 credits (12 in concentration, MUS 490, and 3 electives in another concentration area)
 
Performance$
MUS217Introduction to Voice Performance
MUS212Class Percussion
MUS214Class Piano II
MUS256Class Piano III
MUS218Class Guitar II
MUS356Individual Music Instruction+
MUS456Individual Music Instruction+
MUS220Introduction to Conducting
MUS320Advanced Conducting
MUS113Ensemble
MUS365Special Topics in Performance
MUS480Independent Study in Music
MUS490Senior Project in Music (Stage 3 Writing Requirement)
Total18
 
$Students in the Performance concentration are required to complete 6 credits of MUS 456. Admission to 456 is contingent upon successful completion of juries, or permission of instructor.
+The music program offers individual instruction in voice, piano, percussion, woodwinds, brass, guitar, and strings.
Music Theory/Electronic Music/Composition
MUS309Music Theory III
MUS350Electronic Music II
MUS372Multimedia Composition
MUS230Experimental Music
MUS365Special Topics in Theory and Composition
MUS480Independent Study in Music: Composition
MUS490Senior Project in Music (Stage 3 Writing Requirement)
Total18
 
Global Perspectives in Music History and Criticism
MUS304Music of the 20th Century
MUS308Opera
MUS310Music in America
MUS314Folk Music
MUS330Korean Music and Culture
MUS227All That Jazz
MUS365Special Topics in Global Perspectives in Music History and Criticism
MUS480Independent Study in Music: Global Perspectives in Music History and Criticism
MUS490Senior Project in Music (Stage 3 Writing Requirement)
Total18
 
Total Credits42
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