BA/BS Major in Music

Bachelor of Arts in Music /Bachelor of Science in Music

Option 1: Vocal/Choral Music is a liberal arts degree program designed to provide an academic program of study for students who wish to pursue a general interest in music with vocal studies as the applied area. The Bachelor of Arts in Music degree program differs from the Bachelor of Science in Music only in that it requires six credit hours of a foreign language in addition to the coursework required by the Bachelor of Science in Music curriculum.

Option II: Instrumental Music is a liberal arts degree program designed to provide an academic program of study for students who wish to pursue a general interest in music with a woodwind, brass, percussion, orchestral string instrument, guitar, or piano as the applied area. The Bachelor of Arts in Music degree program differs from the Bachelor of Science in Music only in that it requires six credit hours of a foreign language in addition to the coursework required by the Bachelor of Science in Music curriculum.

Requirements for the Bachelor of arts in Music and the Bachelor of Science in Music Degrees

Additional Graduation Requirements

General Education Component
Area I (Written Composition) 16
Area II (Humanities and Fine Arts)12
Area III (Natural Sciences and Mathematics)11
Area IV (History, Social and Behavioral Sciences)12
Area V
Major Core Requirements in Music
MU 011Performance Attendance (6 semesters)0
MU 101
MU 102
MU 201
MU 202
Music Theory I
and Music Theory II
and Music Theory III
and Music Theory IV 2,3
12
MU 131
MU 132
Class Piano I
and Class Piano II 4
2
MU 190
MU 191
MU 290
MU 291
Sight Singing/Ear Training I
and Sight Singing /Ear Training II
and Sight Singing/Ear Training III
and Sight Singing/Ear Training IV 2
4
MU 345
MU 346W
History of Music I
and History of Music II
6
MU 382Fundamentals of Conducting2
Option
Select one from the following:26
General Electives
General Elective hours, if required, to bring total to 120
Total Hours77

All music majors must meet ensemble requirements by registering for and participating in band, chorus, or orchestra for large  ensemble requirements; and chamber choir, jazz ensembles, string ensemble, opera/musical theatre and other smaller performing groups that may be organized on a permanent or ad hoc basis for small ensemble requirements.

Option 1: Vocal/Choral Music

Applied Voice or Applied Piano with at least 3 hours at the 300 level
Select one from the following:10
Voice
and Voice
and Voice
and Voice
Piano
and Piano
and Piano
and Piano
Collegiate Singers or University Chorale with at least one hour at the 300- 400 leve
Select one from the following:5
Collegiate Singers
and Collegiate Singers
and Collegiate Singers
and Collegiate Singers
Music Chorale
and University Chorale
and University Chorale
and University Chorale
Small Ensemble2
MU 363Form and Analysis3
MU 384Choral Conducting2
Music Electives (300- 400 level)2
MU 419Senior Recital1
Total Hours25

Option II: Instrumental Music

Applied Music: Major Instrument with at least 3 hours at the 300 Level
Select one from the following:10
Piano
and Piano
and Piano
and Piano
Brass
and Brass
and Brass
and Brass
Percussion
and Percussion
and Percussion
and Percussion
Strings
and Strings
and Strings
and Strings
Woodwinds
and Woodwinds
and Woodwinds
and Woodwinds
Guitar
and Guitar
and Guitar
and Guitar
University Band or Shoals Symphony at UNA with at least 1 hour at the 300- 400 level)5
Select one from the following:
University Band
and University Band
and University Band
and University Band
Shoals Symphony at UNA
and Shoals Symphony at UNA
and Shoals Symphony at UNA
and Shoals Symphony at UNA
Small Ensemble2
MU 363Form and Analysis3
MU 383Instrumental Conducting2
Music Electives (300-400 level)2
MU 419Senior Recital1
Total Hours25