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Degree Requirements


Degree Requirements

B.A. in Music

PLEASE NOTE: All prospective music students must take and pass the Music Placement Exam before being granted permission to register for the Level 1 courses listed below and declaring a music major. The Placement Exams are given the week before each semester begins.

Required Courses:

Theory 1 – 4 12
Aural Skills 1 – 4 12
Music History 1 – 4 12
Keyboard Skills 1 – 2 4
Ensemble 2
Total Credits 42

The core B.A. degree in music is intended as part of a well-rounded liberal arts education. Students are strongly encouraged to take additional music courses, beyond the 42 credits, according to their specific areas of interest.

B.F.A. in Classical Instrumental Performance

Classical pianists and other instrumentalists can earn a B.F.A. degree by adding 22 credits in performance to the above core B.A. degree, for a total of 64 credits. In addition to the usual Placement Exams, students wishing to pursue the B.F.A. performance degree must audition the semester before entering the program. For more information about this performance degree, please contact Professor Alison Deane.

For all other B.F.A. degrees, please see the appropriate links to the left.