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.
(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.
& MUS 102
|Theory of Music I|
and Theory of Music II
|MUS 142||Applied Music||2,2|
& MUS 152
|Theory of Music: Aural Skills I|
and Theory of Music: Aural Skills II
|MUS 185||The Diverse Worlds of Music||3|
|or MUS 186||Global Music for the I-Pod|
& MUS 202
|Theory of Music III|
and Theory of Music IV
& MUS 212
|History of Western Music|
and History of Western Music
|Select two of the following:||6|
|Brazilian Culture Through Music and Film|
|Tracking Sounds: A History of Film Music|
|And the Beat Goes On. . . The History of Rock and Roll|
|Introduction to African American Music|
|Enter the Diva: Women in Music|
|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|
|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 music||7|
|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: 2||4|
|Men's Glee Club|
|Foreign Language Requirement|
|Two years are required 3|
|Functional Piano Requirement|
|MUS 161||Functional Piano II (or proficiency exam)||1|
|Recital Attendance (seven semesters)|
|MUS 140||Recital Requirement||0|
|Chamber Music Experience (one semester)|
|MUS 139||Chamber Music Experience||0|
|Total Credit Hours||45|
This proficiency is established through applied music jury examination. Usually two semesters of applied music are required to reach sophomore standing.
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.
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.