Music- Bachelor of Arts in Music

The B.A. in Music degree is designed for qualified undergraduate students interested in a broad liberal arts experience, complementing a focus in the music discipline. The degree prepares students for careers that utilize the arts, writing, creativity, expression, and imagination across job sectors nationally and globally. It is also compatible with interests in multiple majors and minors. Students choose from one of three possible tracks: Performance, Music in Culture, or Music Technology.

 

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

Program Requirements

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.

PERFORMANCE TRACK

(48 semester hours minimum)

Required Core Courses
MUS 101
MUS 102
Theory of Music I
and Theory of Music II
6
MUS 142Applied Music 12,2,2,2
MUS 185The Diverse Worlds of Music3
or MUS 186 Global Popular Music
MUS 151
MUS 152
Theory of Music: Aural Skills I
and Theory of Music: Aural Skills II
2
MUS 201
MUS 202
Theory of Music III
and Theory of Music IV
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
Electronic Music
Advanced Electronic Music
Writing About Small Screen Sounds
Orchestration
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
Advanced Analysis
You Say You Want a Revolution: Rock and Roll and the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s
Special Topics in Music
Select a minimum of six hours of electives in the Department of Music. Elective hours may not include applied music.6
Large Ensemble Requirement
Select one of the following large ensembles for four semesters in the primary performance medium: 21,1,1,1
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 (four semesters)
MUS 140Recital Requirement0
Chamber Music Experience (one semester)
MUS 139Chamber Music Experience0
Total Credit Hours48

MUSIC IN CULTURE TRACK

(47 semester hours minimum)

Required Core Courses
MUS 101
MUS 102
Theory of Music I
and Theory of Music II
6
MUS 185The Diverse Worlds of Music3
or MUS 186 Global Popular Music
MUS 151
MUS 152
Theory of Music: Aural Skills I
and Theory of Music: Aural Skills II
2
MUS 201
MUS 202
Theory of Music III
and Theory of Music IV
6
MUS 211
MUS 212
History of Western Music
and History of Western Music
6
Select three of the following:9
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
Counterpoint
Writing About Small Screen Sounds
The Roots of Black Music: Blues, Gospel and Soul
The History and Development of Hip Hop Culture in America
Advanced Analysis
You Say You Want a Revolution: Rock and Roll and the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s
Special Topics in Music
Select a minimum of six hours of electives outside the Department of Music. Courses must be at the 200 level or above. Select from the following programs: ATH, ART, CLS, GIC, HST, MAC, REL, SOC, THE.6
Music Electives
Select six hours of electives in the Department of Music. Elective hours may not include applied music.6
Ensemble Requirement
Two semesters of any ensemble are required 11,1
Collegiate Chorale
Symphony Orchestra
Marching Band
Symphony Band
Jazz Ensemble
Chamber Singers
Choraliers
Men's Glee Club
Wind Ensemble
Steel Band
Laptop Ensemble
Foreign Language Requirement
Two years are required 2
Functional Piano Requirement
MUS 161Functional Piano II (or proficiency exam)1
Recital Attendance (four semesters)
MUS 140Recital Requirement0
Chamber Music Experience (one semester)
MUS 139Chamber Music Experience0
Total Credit Hours47

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY TRACK

(47 semester hours minimum)

Required Core Courses
MUS 101
MUS 102
Theory of Music I
and Theory of Music II
6
MUS 185The Diverse Worlds of Music3
or MUS 186 Global Popular Music
MUS 151
MUS 152
Theory of Music: Aural Skills I
and Theory of Music: Aural Skills II
2
MUS 201
MUS 202
Theory of Music III
and Theory of Music IV
6
MUS 211
MUS 212
History of Western Music
and History of Western Music
6
Music Technology Courses
Take these four courses:12
Music Technologies
Electronic Music
Audio Recording Techniques
Music for Games
Also take three hours of any other IMS course at the 200 level or above.3
Music Electives
Select a minimum of six hours of electives in the Department of Music. Elective hours may not include applied music.6
Ensemble Requirement
Two semesters of Laptop Ensemble are required.1,1
Laptop Ensemble
Foreign Language Requirement
Two years are required 1
Functional Piano Requirement
MUS 161Functional Piano II (or proficiency exam)1
Recital Attendance (four semesters)
MUS 140Recital Requirement0
Chamber Music Experience (one semester)
MUS 139Chamber Music Experience0
Total Credit Hours47

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