Music Degree, Bachelor of Arts in Music Degree

 

The Bachelor of Arts in Music degree is a broad-based interdisciplinary program which combines music studies with those of other disciplines. In addition to a well-developed program of general studies, students have the opportunity to explore diverse music options through several emphasis areas: General Music, Theory/Composition, Music Industry, and Chruch Music and Worship.

General Education Core - ENGL 1301, 1302, 2303, and three hours from 2301 or 2302, 6 hours from ART 1301 or studio course, or THEA 1303, or MUSI 3304 or 3305; HIST 1303 and 1304, or 2301 and 2302, MATH 1304 or higher; EXSS 1112 and two activity courses, RLGN 1301, 1302; SCIENCE, (one biological and one physical science course); POLS 2301; 3 hours from the following: GEOG 1301, GEOG 1302; PHIL 1301, PSYC 1301, EDUC 2307, or SOCI 1301; 3 hours from SPCH 1301, 1303, 2302, or 2303; Foreign Language 2301, 2302; COSC 2311 or MUSI 3302; UNIV 1100; GRAD 0001 - 63 semester hours.

Bachelor of Arts in Music Core - 27 semester hours with *3 hours from the general education core:
MUSI 0001 - Recital hour - 8 semesters
MUSI 0002 - Piano Proficiency
MUSI 1401 - Theory, Form, and Counterpoint I
MUSI 1402 - Theory, Form, and Counterpoint II
MUSI 2401 - Theory, Form, and Counterpoint III
MUSI 2402 - Theory, Form, and Counterpoint IV
MUSI 3202 - Conducting
*MUSI 3302 - Music Technology
MUSI 4301 - History of Music from Antiquity to 1750
MUSI 4302 - History of Music from 1750 to Present

General Music: music fundamentals and electives combined with a minor degree in any secondary discipline - 48 semester hours:
Minor (at discretion of student) - 18 semester hours
Eight semesters of applied music (8 semester credit hours)
Ensembles - eight semesters of participation in at least one major ensemble each semester
Four semesters secondary vocal ensemble or instrumental chamber ensemble
10 hours of upper-level music electives
MUSI 4003 - Senior Recital or MUSI 4005 - Capstone

Theory/Composition: general music study with the opportunity to pursue advanced training in music theory and/or composition with a minor degree in any secondary discipline (English recommended for development of writing skills) - 48 semester hours with *3 hours from general education core:
Minor (recommended English) - 18 semester hours
Eight semesters of applied music - including Composition (MUCP 1105-4106) - (8 semester credit hours)
Ensembles - eight semesters of participation in at least one major ensemble each semester
MUSI 4216 - Orchestration
*MUSI 3304 - World Music
MUSI 4310 - Theory/Composition Seminar (6 semester hours) - may be repeated for credit
Three hours of upper-level music electives
MUSI 4003 - Senior Recital or MUSI 4005 - Capstone


Church Music & Worship: general music study with the opportunity to pursue advanced training in church music with a minor degree in Religion or Religious Education - 48 semester hours with *3 hours from general education core:
Minor (Religion or Religious Education required) - 18 semester hours
Eight semesters of applied music (8 semester credit hours)
Ensembles - eight semesters of participation in at least one major
ensemble each semester
MUSI 4204 - Administration of Church Music
MUSI 4205 - Church Music Methods
MUSI 4207 - Music and Worship
MUSI 4208 - Topics in Church Music - may be repeated for credit
*MUSI 3304 - World Music
3 hours upper-level music electives
MUSI 4005 - Capstone

Applied Music Curriculum - Any student may enroll for courses in applied music provided that all prerequisites are met and provided that there is faculty available. A part of private applied music study is attendance and performance at studio seminars scheduled by the instructor in addition to private instruction. Students must plan practice time in addition to private instruction equivalent to one hour per day for each credit. Applied instruction is designed to teach techniques of performance and appropriate literature for the medium.

Requirements for a Minor in Music (BA or BS) - The minor requires 25 semester hours with *3 hours included in the general education core.
MUSI 0001 - Recital Hour - 4 semesters
MUSI 0002 - Piano Proficiency
*MUSI 1303 - Music Appreciation
MUSI 1401 - Theory, Form and Counterpoint I
MUSI 1402 - Theory, Form and Counterpoint II
MUSI 3202 - Conducting
Four semesters of applied
Four semester hours major ensemble - 1 per semester
Four advanced hours of music.
*counts in the general education core
UNDERGRADUATE ACADEMICS
School of Music 219

The School of Music at Wayland Baptist University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music