Program Requirements

Hours: 50-54*

Theory: 16 hours

MUS 108Musicianship I (4)

MUS 109Musicianship II (4)

MUS 215Musicianship III (4)

MUS 216Musicianship IV (4)

History: 9 hours

MUS 131World Music (3) CAM/IDS

MUS 233Music History I (3) MU

MUS 234Music History II (3) MU

Conducting: 3 hours

MUS 301Conducting I (2)

MUS 302Conducting II (1)

Arranging and Orchestration: 3 hours

MUS 329Choral Arranging (1)

MUS 330Orchestration (2)

Performance - 12-14 hours

  • BA = 14 hours (Applied Instrument - 12 and Applied Pedagogy - 2)

  • BA w/Licensure = 12 hours (Applied Instrument only)

(MUS 140A - MUS 197A - Applied Instrument)

(MUS 140P - MUS 197P - Applied Pedagogy)

Large Choral/Instrumental Ensembles - 6-8 Hours

  • 3 Year BA Plan = 5 Hours over 6 semesters

  • BA = 8 hours over 8 semesters

  • BA w/Licensure = 6 hours over 7 semesters

(MUS 110-120)

Applied Chamber Ensemble - 1 hour

(MUS 120A - MUS 120L)

*Any student pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Music Degree is required to obtain a minor in another degree program.

Licensure for Teachers

Students choosing a major in music who also want to pursue Ohio teacher licensure must satisfy the same requirements as the major and additional requirements in music and education.  The pertinent Multi-Age License (ages 3-21) is music education.  (See Education for professional education core requirements.)

Program Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the Music major will be able to:

  • demonstrate performance ability appropriate for the B.A. in music.
  • develop vocal and keyboard skills appropriate for the B.A. in music.
  • perform advanced ensemble literature.
  • comprehend various musical genres and stylistic periods.
  • identify historical periods and cultures.
  • improvise in various musical styles.
  • understand theoretical/compositional music concepts.
  • understand formal/structural concepts.
  • critically review personal musical/intellectual performance.

***The College of Mount St. Joseph will become Mount St. Joseph University effective July 1, 2014. Any reference within the catalog to the College will be understood to be a reference to Mount St. Joseph University after July 1, 2014, unless otherwise noted.***