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Bachelor of Arts in Music

The Bachelor of Arts in Music degree is designed for the student who wishes to major in music as part of a broader liberal arts curriculum. It is a versatile degree which allows students some freedom to create their own balance between the music and liberal arts areas. With this degree students can double major or minor in many other fields available at Gordon.

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REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BACHELOR OF ARTS IN MUSIC

Students pursuing this degree are required to earn a total of 124 credits.

The full Core Curriculum (The core Aesthetic Sensibilities and Practices requirement must be fulfilled by FNA 112 Arts in Concert or another nonmusical Aesthetics core option.)

  • MUS 211 - Music Theory I (Credits: 3)
  • MUS 212 - Music Theory II (Credits: 3)
  • MUL 211 - Music Theory Labs I (Credits: 1)
  • MUL 212 - Music Theory Labs II (Credits: 1)
  • MUS 226 - Music History and Literature I (Credits: 4)
  • MUS 326 - Music History and Literature II (Credits: 4)
  • MUS 311 - Music Theory III (Credits: 3)
  • MUL 311 - Music Theory Labs III (Credits: 1)
  • MUS 315 - 20th-Century Techniques (Credits: 4)
  • MUS 491 - Senior Seminar I (Credits: 2)
  • MUS 492 - Senior Seminar II (Credits: 2)
  • Applied music (12 credits on one instrument, including 2 semesters of piano proficiency as applicable)
  • Ensemble requirement (see “Ensemble Requirement” below)
  • Pass piano and voice proficiency examinations
  • Music electives (6 credits)
  • Additional liberal arts courses (24 credits outside of music)

 

Ensemble Requirement

Eight semesters of ensemble participation are required. The following ensembles may be applied:

MUS 250 - College Choir (Credits: 0 or 1 variable credit)
MUS 251 - Symphonic Band (Credits: 0 or 1 variable credit)
MUS 252 - Men's Choir (Credits:0 or 1 variable credit)
MUS 253 - Gordon Symphony Orchestra (Credits:0 or 1 variable credit)
MUS 254 - Women's Choir (Credits: 0 or 1 variable credit)
MUS 258 - Wind Ensemble (Credits: 0 or 1 variable credi)


 

Notes:

Further requirements and information are outlined in the Music Student Handbook.

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