2020-2021 University Catalog 
    Apr 22, 2024  
2020-2021 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music History and Literature, B.M.

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Minimum Total Credits Required: 120

Minimum Music Credits Required: 83

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.
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 Two 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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