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  Nov 22, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

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Music, B.A.



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Our B.A. in Music is designed for students who want to major in music, but want a broad general liberal arts education rather than intense specialization in music. In addition to taking required music classes, you’ll have the freedom to pursue your individual interests, both in music and other disciplines.

Career Paths

The music courses within the B.A. in Music provide introductions to performance, teaching, composition, music technology and other music-related fields. The liberal arts foundation of the program provides strong multi-disciplinary background for many career paths. The degree is a good pathway to pursuing a fifth-year teaching certificate or a graduate degree.

Admission

Students desiring to pursue the B.A. in Music need to meet undergraduate admission  requirements and follow the music admissions process. Acceptance is determined by music faculty and university admission staff.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Bachelor of Arts in Music will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate all the learning outcomes of the Marylhurst music core.
  2. In music electives, further explore various music disciplines such as composition, music technology and analysis.
  3. Synthesize the components of a musical liberal arts program into a public presentation that highlights the student’s fields of interest.

Summary of Degree Requirements


Major Requirements 82 credits
Marylhurst Core Requirements
Note: Creative Arts satisfied within the major.
40 credits
General Electives 58 credits
Total credits required for degree 180 credits

Major Requirements


At least 21 credits of music coursework must be earned from Marylhurst University. Coursework with a grade less than C will not be applied toward any major requirement.

Fundamentals - 0 credits


Theory Fundamentals Proficiency or MU 110  Music Theory Fundamentals  
Aural Fundamentals Proficiency or MU 115  Aural Fundamentals 
Keyboard Fundamentals Proficiency or MU 116  Keyboard Fundamentals 

Performance in Ensembles - 13 credits


  • ENS 2** Major Ensemble 1 cr. (taken for 6 terms)
  • ENS 300  Small Ensemble 1 cr.
  • ENS 4** Major Ensemble 1 cr. (taken for 6 terms)

Performance on Primary Instrument - 12 credits


  •  MUP 2** Applied Music 1, 1 cr. (taken for 6 terms)
  •  MUP 4** Applied Music 2, 1 cr. (taken for 6 terms)

Functional Keyboard Skills - 4 credits


Functional Vocal Skills - 2 credits


Concert Attendance - 0 credits


Music Electives - 10 credits


Any music course may be used to meet this requirement.

Music Capstone - 1 credit


Total for the Major: 82 credits


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