BA/BS Music

Bachelor of Science/Arts in Music
A liberal arts degree with a significant component of electives designed for students who desire a broad base of knowledge. The Bachelor of Arts in Music includes foreign language requirements.

BA/BS in Music Degree Planner

Completion of the program requires students to demonstrate the following:

Core Musicianship

  • Identify elements and organizational patterns of music through aural and visual analysis
  • Display knowledge of musical forms and processes through compositional, analytical and performance activities
  • Describe the various time periods, important historical figures, styles and genres throughout the historical development of western music
  • Demonstrate keyboard skills in the theoretical areas of scales, chord progressions, harmonization, transposition, and improvisation


  • Demonstrate advanced technical and stylistic capabilities for the major instrument or voice
  • Prepare solo and ensemble performances that demonstrate creative expression and interpretation