May 22, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Music, B.A.


Admission to the B.A. program in music is granted only after the successful completion of an audition in the student’s performance area.

The major in music must include the following:

College Requirements


  • Art, Theatre and/or Arts Administration Credit(s): 6
    plus 39 hours at 300-level or above

Subtotal: College Required hours: 6


UK Core Requirements


See the UK Core section of this Catalog for the complete UK Core requirements . The courses listed below are (a) recommended by the college, or (b) required courses that also fulfill UK Core areas. Students should work closely with their advisor to complete the UK Core requirements.

I. Intellectual Inquiry in Arts and Creativity


II. Intellectual Inquiry in the Humanities


III. Intellectual Inquiry in the Social Sciences


IV. Intellectual Inquiry in the Natural, Physical, and Mathematical Sciences


V. Composition and Communication I


VI. Composition and Communication II


VII. Quantitative Foundations


VIII. Statistical Inferential Reasoning


IX. Community, Culture and Citizenship in the USA


X. Global Dynamics


UK Core hours: 30


Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement (GCCR)


Subtotal: GCCR hours: 2


Lower Division Major Requirements


Music Theory

Music History

Major musical instrument or voice performance course of 2 hours each semester

  • Credit(s): 8

Large Ensemble

  •      For instrumental and piano majors: MUC 175 , MUC 187 , MUC 188 , MUC 189 , MUC 191  (001 or 401)
  •      For voice and piano majors: MUC 174 , MUC 192  (001, 002 or 003)
  •      For guitar majors: MUC 177  
  • ​     All music majors must participate in large conductor led ensembles directly related to their primary instrument each semester in residence, as determined by ensemble conductors in consultation with studio faculty. Voice majors with a significant performance commitment to a major Opera Theatre production may be allowed to reduce large choral ensemble participation to a minimum of six semesters and eight credits of large choral ensemble participation, by advance approval of the Director of Undergraduate Studies. Brass, percussion, flute, clarinet, and saxophone students should include one semester of Marching Band. Four semesters. Credit(s): 4

Proficiency Examination

  • All music majors must pass a piano proficiency examination and should schedule, in consultation with their advisor, a suitable course each semester until this requirement is completed. Students with little or no prior piano study should normally expect to complete the piano proficiency examination by the end of four semesters of study. Credit(s): 0-4

MUS 001  Recital Attendance

  • 4 courses -zero credit - completed satisfactorily. Credit(s): 0

Subtotal: Lower Division hours: 31-35


Foreign Language


To satisfy the requirement students must: 1) satisfy a four-semester sequence in one language by passing the fourth semester, or 2) pass the third semester course in one language and the second semester course in a second language, or 3) demonstrate equivalent competence.

Subtotal: Foreign Language: 0-19


Upper Division Major Requirements


1.  Continuation of major musical instrument or voice performance courses above the sophomore level Credit(s): 4

2.   MUS 372 - MUSICAL ANALYSIS  Credit(s): 2

3.  MUS 302  and MUS 303  Credit(s): 6

4.  Large Ensemble:

     For instrumental and piano majors: MUC 175 , MUC 187 , MUC 188 , MUC 189 , MUC 191  (001 or 401)

     For voice and piano majors: MUC 174 , MUC 192  (001, 002 or 003)

     For guitar majors: MUC 177  

​     All music majors must participate in large conductor led ensembles directly related to their primary instrument each semester in residence, as determined by ensemble conductors in consultation with studio faculty. Voice majors with a significant performance commitment to a major Opera Theatre production may be allowed to reduce large choral ensemble participation to a minimum of six semesters and eight credits of large choral ensemble participation, by advance approval of the Director of Undergraduate Studies. Brass, percussion, flute, clarinet, and saxophone students should include one semester of Marching Band. Four semesters. Credit(s): 4

5.  Music courses chosen from upper division courses appropriate to the areas of music history, theory, composition, and literature. Credit(s): 10

6.  Electives: To include 12 hours in courses related to the major but outside the School of Music. The student’s advisor must approve choice of this related work. Courses used to fulfill UK Core requirements may be used to fulfill this related work, when appropriate.

Subtotal: Upper Division hours: 36


Total Hours: 120