2018-2019 University Catalog 
    Jul 22, 2024  
2018-2019 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music History and Literature, B.M.

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Minimum Total Credits Required: 126.5

Minimum Music Credits Required: 89.5

Minimum Liberal Arts Credits Required: 37


1 Three credits per semester for 8 semesters.
2 Secondary instrument is piano until Proficiency 4 is achieved. Depending upon placement results, piano study may occur in classes, lessons, or a combination. If the requisite proficiency is achieved in fewer than 4 semesters, continued piano study or study on another instrument is required. Secondary study beyond 4 semesters requires an additional fee.
3 One credit per semester for 8 semesters. Must be in an assigned ensemble appropriate to the candidate’s major performing area. Up to two years of participation in Collegium Musicum may be substituted for the major ensemble by audition. Permission for this substitution must be approved by the History and Literature advisor.
4 Topic determined by student in consultation with Senior Project Advisor and subject to approval by the department.

5 Take fall and spring semesters of junior and senior years.
6 Three seminars required. Seminars may be replaced by independent study with permission of advisor.
7 An Emphasis Area in music may be substituted for the music elective requirement. Students who have earned 8 credits in required ensemble may count up to 2 additional credits toward the music elective requirement. At least 2 credits of music electives must be at the 300 level or higher.
8 Two years of study of a single foreign language is required. A proficiency exam is administered to determine entry level of foreign language study.
9 See Bachelor of Arts & Sciences Core  for more information about Core requirements. Note that specific University core requirements for Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, and a minor field of study do not apply to Bachelor of Music degree programs. Students may select to either take ten credits from any areas of the Humanities, Natural Sciences, and/or Social Sciences, or to complete a minor field of study outside of the Conservatory.

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