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BA Liberal Arts Music

The Bachelor of Arts in Music with a Liberal Arts, Music Concentration provides the student an opportunity to combine music with another field of his or her choosing. Approximately one-third of the curriculum is open for approved electives in another area. These courses must be approved by School of Music Undergraduate Curriculum Committee.

Please note that an audition is required for admission to the Liberal Arts, Music Studies Degree Program. Like all other music degrees at SIUC, the Liberal Arts, Music Degree Program requires music-reading skills and performance proficiency on a musical instrument at university level. The curriculum includes a minimum of four semesters of individual study at the 140 and 240 levels.

Music Minor

A Music Minor consists of courses in music theory, history, private lessons, and ensembles to total 16 credits. Students who wish to pursue the minor curriculum must make declaration of their intent at the Music Advisement Office before registering for classes.

Classes

An example of your registration for the first four semesters would look something like the following.

FRESHMAN - FALL SEMESTER
UCC 101 English Composition 1- (3)
UCC 1XX Any math except 107 or 114 - (3)
MUS 104a Aural Skills - (1)
MUS 105a Basic Harmony - (3)
MUS 102 Survey of Music Literature - (2)
MUS 030a Piano Class 1 - (1)
MUS 140 Applied Music (Private Lessons) - (2)
MUS 0XX Major Ensemble (Choir, Band, or Orch) - (1)
TOTAL CREDITS 16

FRESHMAN - SPRING SEMESTER
ENGL 102 English Composition 2 - (3)
SPCM 101 Intro. To Oral Communication - (3)
MUS 104b Aural Skills - (1)
MUS 105b Basic Harmony - (3)
MUS 140 Applied Music (Private Lessons) - (4)
MUS 0XX Major Ensemble (Choir, Band, or Orch) - (1)
TOTAL CREDITS 16

SOPHOMORE - FALL SEMESTER
ENG 121 Western Literary Tradition - (3)
PSYC 102 Introduction to Psychology - (3)
MUS 204a Advanced Aural Skills -(1)
MUS 205a Advanced Harmony - (3)
MUS 240 Applied Music (Private Lessons) - (4)
MUS 0?? Major Ensemble (Choir, Band, or Orch) - (1)
TOTAL CREDITS 15

SOPHOMORE - SPRING SEMESTER
HIST 110 20th Century America - (3)
PS 114 Introducation to American Govt and Politics - (3)
MUS 204b Advanced Aural Skills - (1)
MUS 205b Advanced Harmony - (3)
MUS 240 Applied Music (Private Lessons) - (4)
MUS 0?? Major Ensemble (Choir, Band, or Orch) - (1)
TOTAL CREDITS 15