Undergraduate Bulletin 2023 - 2024 
    Jul 25, 2024  
Undergraduate Bulletin 2023 - 2024

Music, B.A.

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Program Chair: Diana Amos, D.M.

Available in the Day College.

The Bachelor of Arts in Music is a comprehensive program that provides extensive instruction in technical music skills and interpretive and creative approaches to music within the context of a broad liberal arts degree. Musical skills are developed through studio instruction, ensemble participation, solo performance, study of supporting music courses, and a final capstone experience. The program’s major goals for its students include developing competence and leadership in the major area of study and preparing students for a variety of careers in the field of music and for entry into graduate programs. 

Student Learning Outcomes: 

  1. Students will demonstrate development and progress as well as proficiency in their major instrument over four years of study. 
  2. Students will demonstrate aural recognition of major music-historical periods. 
  3. Students will demonstrate skills in the analysis and vocabulary of the Common Practice Period. 
  4. Students will demonstrate knowledge of composers and their works. 
  5. Students will demonstrate knowledge of composers and their works. 
  6. Students will demonstrate their ability to successfully sight-sing a melodic line without accompaniment. 

Areas of Study

Students may earn the Bachelor of Arts degree with concentrations in voice, keyboard or instrument (violin, viola, cello, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French horn).

Advanced Placement:

Advanced placement in certain courses of instruction in music is possible when proficiency in that area is proven by performance or placement tests, and with the approval of the music faculty.

Total Credit Hours: 39

All students must pass MUA 46  or an equivalency test by the end of their sophomore year. All students who major in music must participate in applied study and an approved ensemble each semester of enrollment as a major. Attendance at all student recitals and seminars is required for music majors.

Students interested in entering the music education articulation agreement with College of Charleston (MAT in Teaching: Performing Arts Choral Concentration) should take MUS 305 , MUS 308 , EDU 203, and 9 hours of approved graduate credits in education. Completing these courses does not guarantee admission to College of Charleston.

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