Office of the Registrar
School of Music (2012/2013)
3 Description of Programs

All courses in the School of Music are designated by the abbreviation MUS.

3.1 Bachelor of Music

The Bachelor of Music Degree program has been revised effective Fall 2012. For further information see the Important Notice under the Bachelor of Music Degree Regulations.

The School offers a four-year Bachelor of Music with Majors in:

3.1.1 Composition

This Major is recommended for students who plan to compose or to teach composition.

3.1.2 Comprehensive

This major is recommended for students planning to apply for admission to the Bachelor of Music Education as a Second Degree.

3.1.3 General Musical Studies

This Major is recommended for students seeking a broad knowledge of music that will prepare them for a variety of career and advanced study options. Students have the option of including a Minor in a discipline other than Music.

3.1.4 Musicologies

This Major is recommended for students interested in research in music and/or media professions. A variety of approaches to music scholarship are addressed, including music history, ethnomusicology, and popular music studies.

3.1.5 Performance

This Major is recommended for students planning to pursue a career as a solo performer, orchestral or band player, university-based musician or private teacher.

3.1.6 Joint Major in Performance and Musicologies

This Major is recommended for students who have both advanced performance skills and an interest in music research. Students who are planning careers in specialized performance, music editing or as university-based musicians are encouraged to consider this Major.

3.1.7 Major in Performance with a Minor in Composition

This Major is recommended for students who have both advanced performance skills and an interest in music theory and composition. Students who are planning careers in performance, music editing, conducting, arranging, composing or as university-based musicians are encouraged to consider this program.