Music- Bachelor of Arts in Music

In addition to the professional degrees in music composition, music education, and music performance, the Department of Music offers the Bachelor of Arts degree in Music. This program combines the breadth of a liberal arts tradition with concentrated studies in music. It is intended for students who have strong musical interests.

For information, contact the Department of Music,109 Presser Hall, 513-529-3014.

Program Requirements

(41 semester hours minimum)

Complete the Global Miami Plan for Liberal Education or consult the Honors program requirements in the Bulletin according to your catalog year.

Complete Department of Music requirements.

Required Courses
MUS 101
MUS 102
Theory of Music
and Theory of Music
6
MUS 142Applied Music2,2
MUS 151
MUS 152
Sightsinging and Dictation
and Sightsinging and Dictation
2
MUS 185The Diverse Worlds of Music3
or MUS 186 Global Music for the I-Pod
MUS 201
MUS 202
Theory of Music
and Theory of Music
6
MUS 211
MUS 212
History of Western Music
and History of Western Music
6
Select two of the following:6
Brazilian Culture Through Music and Film
Tracking Sounds: A History of Film Music
Music Technologies
And the Beat Goes On. . . The History of Rock and Roll
Introduction to African American Music
Enter the Diva: Women in Music
Counterpoint
Analysis
Commercial Applications in Composing/Arranging
Advanced Electronic Music
The Roots of Black Music: Blues, Gospel and Soul
The History and Development of Hip Hop Culture in America
Wind Band Ensemble Literature
Choral Literature
Methodologies in Ethnomusicology
Special Topics in Music
Select a minimum of 7 hours of electives in the Department of Music - elective hours may not include applied music7
Achievement of sophomore standing in a major applied area 1
Large Ensemble Requirement
Select one of the following large ensembles for four semesters in the primary performance medium: 24
Collegiate Chorale
Symphony Orchestra
Marching Band
Symphony Band
Chamber Singers
Choraliers
Men's Glee Club
Wind Ensemble
Foreign Language Requirement
Two years are required 3
Functional Piano Requirement
MUS 161Functional Piano II (or proficiency exam)1
Recital Attendance (seven semesters)
MUS 140Recital Requirement0
Chamber Music Experience (one semester)
MUS 139Chamber Music Experience0
Total Credit Hours45
1

This proficiency is established through applied music jury examination. Usually two semesters of applied music are required to reach sophomore standing.

2

Entrance to each group is by audition. Piano majors may fulfill the ensemble requirement through enrollment in a vocal ensemble, an instrumental ensemble, accompanying (MUS 110/MUS 120), or chamber music as a pianist. Guitar majors may fulfill the ensemble requirement through enrollment in a vocal ensemble, an instrumental ensemble, or chamber music as a guitarist.

3

Completion of 202 in any foreign language offered at Miami University. Requirement may be met by a university proficiency exam.

It is the responsibility of the student to check to see that all university requirements have been fulfilled.