Music

Bachelor of Arts in Music; the Minor in Music

Though the Bachelor of Arts with a major in Music is intended for students who wish to pursue a broad-based liberal arts education, it is also an acceptable degree for admission into many graduate programs in music.

Bachelor of Arts with Major in Music: 48 credits 

  • Six semesters of MUL80-100 Recital Attendance (four semesters for transfer students)
  • MUL80-114 Music Literature I
  • MUL80-214 Music Literature II
  • MUL80-314 Music Literature III
  • MUT76-111 Solfege/Ear Training I
  • MUT76-113 Music Theory I: Harmony in Practice
  • MUT76-211 Solfege/Ear Training II
  • MUT76-213 Music Theory II: Form and Analysis
  • MUT76-311 Solfege/Ear Training III
  • MUT76-313 Music Theory III: Counterpoint
  • Six credits from:
    • ENS78-101/201 Southwestern University Wind Ensemble
    • ENS78-121/221 Southwestern University Singers
    • ENS78-131/231 Southwestern University Chorale
    • ENS78-171/271 Southwestern University Orchestra
  • Eight credits of APM8x-00x/8x-20x (principal instrument)
  • Six credits of Music electives
  • Four credits of APM8x-00x/8x-20x (secondary instrument*)

*Fulfilled by Piano for all students except those whose principal instrument is Piano.

NOTE: Students whose principal instrument is not piano must enroll in applied piano lessons every semester until the Keyboard Proficiency Exam is passed. NOTE: Music majors with harp as their principal instrument should take two semesters of the approved ensembles listed above. In addition, they should take two semesters of Chamber Music (Instrumental) ENS78-151/251, and two semesters of Harp Ensemble, which will be listed as a separate section of ENS78-151/251 in the semesters in which it is offered.

The Minor in Music may be obtained following either of the two tracks listed below:

Minor in Music: 20 credits

  • MUL80-114 Music Literature I
  • MUT76-111 Solfege/Ear Training I
  • MUT76-113 Music Theory I: Harmony in Practice
  • MUT76-211 Solfege/Ear Training II
  • MUT76-213 Music Theory II: Form and Analysis
  • Eight additional credits of upper-level Music

OR

Minor in Music: 20 credits

  • MUL80-114 Music Literature I
  • MUL80-214 Music Literature II
  • MUT76-111 Solfege/Ear Training I
  • MUT76-113 Music Theory I: Harmony in Practice
  • Eight additional credits of upper-level Music