Office of the Registrar
School of Music (2006/2007)
5.4 General Musical Studies Major

To be awarded the degree of Bachelor of Music in General Musical Studies, a candidate shall comply with the School's regulations and successfully complete a minimum of 123 credit hours, including the 44 credit hours in the Core Program. The remaining 79 credit hours shall be chosen as follows:

  1. Music 340A/B, 440A/B.

  2. Eight credit hours of large ensemble (Music 2611, 2612, 2613, 2614, 2615, 2616). With the permission of the Director, students whose principal applied study is keyboard, guitar or voice may substitute a maximum of 2 credit hours chosen from Music 3221 to 3282 and/or Music 3510 to 3516 for 2 credit hours of large ensemble.

    Note:

    Placement in ensembles may require an audition, and is subject to approval by the Director. Students will normally be placed in the ensemble(s) most closely related to their principal applied study.

  3. Three credit hours chosen from music theory courses beyond the 2000 level.

  4. Three credit hours chosen from Music 3510-3516, 3711, 3712, 3722, 3732, 3742, 3762, 3763, the former 3772, the former 3773.

  5. An additional 57 credit hours to be chosen according to either Option A or Option B below:

5.4.1 Option A (With Minor)
  1. An additional 18 credit hours chosen from music courses beyond the 1000 level and meeting the following requirements:

    1. At least 9 credit hours must be chosen from courses beyond the 2000 level in music history and music theory.

    2. Students whose principal applied study is voice must include Music 2700 and 2701.

    3. Credit will not be given for more than 14 credit hours of large ensemble (Music 2611-2616) toward the Bachelor of Music degree.

    4. Students in the General Musical Studies major may take a maximum of 8 credit hours in Music 3510-3516 beyond the credits permitted in 5.4., 2. above.

  2. Six credit hours chosen from courses in English and/or designated research/writing courses.

  3. A minor of at least 24 credit hours in a subject other than Music. The candidate must follow the regulations for the minor as set forth in the appropriate section of the Calendar.

  4. Nine credit hours open electives. These may be chosen from courses in music, the minor subject, and/or any other disciplines.

5.4.2 Option B (No Minor)
  1. An additional 33 credit hours chosen from music courses beyond the 1000 level and meeting the following requirements:

    1. At least 12 credit hours must be chosen from courses beyond the 2000 level in music history and music theory.

    2. Students whose principal applied study is voice must include Music 2700 and 2701.

    3. Credit will not be given for more than 14 credit hours of large ensemble (Music 2611-2616) toward the Bachelor of Music degree.

    4. Students in the General Musical Studies major may take a maximum of 8 credit hours in Music 3510-3516 beyond the credits permitted in 5.4., 2. above.

    5. A maximum of three of the following courses may be substituted for music electives: Education 2510, 2520, 2530, 3920, 3925, 4835, 4845.

      Note:

      Please note that Music Education majors have priority in registering for these courses; spaces may not be available for General Musical Studies majors.

  2. Twenty-four credit hours from disciplines other than music and music education, including at least 6 credit hours from courses in English and/or designated research/writing courses.