Undergraduate Degree - Music

Program:
Music
Program Code:
7300 Music
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Bachelor of Arts
Start Term:
FS07


Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certification.

College of Music

Undergraduate Programs

Music

The Bachelor of Arts degree program with a major in music is a liberal arts program with a strong emphasis in music.  It may fulfill the requirements for entrance into a Master of Music program; it does not provide preparation for teacher certification in music.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music

  1. The University requirements for bachelor's degrees as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Music.

    The University's Tier II writing requirement for the Music major is met by completing Music 381. That course is referenced in item 3. b. below.
  2. The requirements of the College of Music for the Bachelor of Arts degree.
  3. The following requirements for the major:
                   
    a. One of the following two options:  
      (1) Perform a senior recital that is satisfactory to the appropriate faculty.  
      (2) Submit a paper that is satisfactory to the appropriate faculty. The topic of the paper must be approved by the College of Music Curriculum Committee.  
          The successful completion of this requirement satisfies the capstone experience requirement for the music major.  
    b. The courses that are listed above under the heading General Requirements for All of the Bachelor's Degree Programs in the College of Music with the exception of Music 282 and 283 (24 credits)  
    c. Music activity requirement (4 credits):  
      All students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts degree program in music are required to participate in a major ensemble as designated by the College of Music during four semesters of their enrollment in the program. Music majors must perform an audition for placement into an ensemble in order to receive ensemble credit toward their degree.  
    d. Music proficiency requirement.  
      All students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts degree program in music are required to demonstrate proficiency in the performance area that the student selects to satisfy requirement 3.e. below. Students who have completed 4 credits in the 100–level private instruction course in their performance area, but who have not yet demonstrated proficiency to the satisfaction of the appropriate faculty, must continue to enroll in the 100–level private instruction course until they have met the proficiency requirement. However, no more than 4 credits in the 100–level private instruction course may be counted toward the requirements for the degree.  
        All students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts degree program in music must successfully complete an Upper Division Performance Examination as required by their specific area in order to enroll in 300-level lessons. Those who do not pass this examination must continue to enroll in the 100-level private instruction course until it is passed.  However, no more than four credits in the 100-level private instruction course may be counted toward the requirements for the degree.  
    e. Complete the requirements for one of the following five performance areas (8 or 10 credits)  
      (1) Piano  (8 credits):  
        (a) Private instruction in piano. This requirement must be met by completing 4 credits of Music 150A and 4 credits of Music 350A (8 credits).  
      (2) Stringed Instruments:  Harp, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Double Bass (8 credits):  
        (a) Private instruction in harp, violin, viola, cello, or double bass.  This requirement must be met by completing one of the following pairs of courses, with 4 credits in the 100–level course and 4 credits in the 300–level course: Music 150C, 350C; 152A, 352A; 152B, 352B; 152C, 352C; 152D, 352D (8 credits).  
      (3) Wind Instruments:  Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Saxophone, Bassoon, Trumpet, Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, and Tuba (8 credits):  
        (a) Private instruction in flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, trumpet, horn, trombone, euphonium, or tuba. This requirement must be met by completing one of the following pairs of courses, with 4 credits in the 100–level course and 4 credits in the 300–level course: Music 153A, 353A; 153B, 353B; 153C, 353C; 153D, 353D; 153E, 353E; 154A, 354A; 154B, 354B; 154C, 354C; 154D, 354D; 154E, 354E (8 credits).  
      (4) Percussion Instruments (8 credits):  
        (a) Private instruction in percussion instruments. This requirement must be met by completing 4 credits of Music 155 and 4 credits of Music 355 (8 credits).  
      (5) Voice (10 credits):  
        (a) Private instruction in voice.  This requirement must be met by completing 4 credits of Music 151 and 4 credits of Music 351 (8 credits).  
        (b) Both of the following courses (2 credits):  
          MUS 143 English Diction for Singers 1
          MUS 144 Italian Diction for Singers 1
    f. One of the following courses (2 credits):  
      MUS 410 Jazz History 2
      MUS 413 Keyboard Literature to Mid-19th Century 2
      MUS 414 Keyboard Literature since the Mid–19th Century 2
      MUS 415 Art Song Literature:  German 2
      MUS 416 Art Song Literature:  French, Spanish, and Italian 2
      MUS 417 Art Song Literature: British and American 2
      MUS 419 Baroque Music 2
      MUS 420 Music of the 18th Century 2
      MUS 421 19th Century European–American Music Literature 2
      MUS 422 20th Century European and American Music Literature 2
      MUS 423 History of Opera 2
      MUS 424 Women in Music 2



Degree Requirements from Degree Navigator.

NOTE: Degree Navigator is an advising tool only and should not be viewed as a contract with the student. Any questions about the requirements should be directed to an academic advisor.


Music, BA (7300)

Required Credits: 120    Program Version: FS16

Requirement 1: University Tier I Writing
University Tier I Writing: 1 course from WRA101, WRA195H, LB133, MC111, MC112, RCAH111

Requirement 2: University Mathematics
University Mathematics: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
MTH2: 1 course
At least 1 course from LB118, MTH110, MTH116, MTHRQMT, MTHWAIV1, MTHWAIV2, Mathematics Pre-Matriculation, Mathematics Post-Matriculation
MTH1: 2 courses
At least 1 course from MTH103, MTH103WAIV
At least 1 course from MTH112, MTH114, MTH124, MTH132, MTH152H, MTH201, STT200, STT201

Requirement 3: University IAH201 - IAH210
University IAH201 - IAH210: 4 credits from IAH201, IAH202, IAH203, IAH204, IAH205, IAH206, IAH207, IAH208, IAH209, IAH210, RCAH201, ANY IAH BELOW 211

Requirement 4: University IAH211 or higher
University IAH211 or higher: 4 credits from IAH211A, IAH211B, IAH211C, IAH211D, IAH221A, IAH221B, IAH221C, IAH231A, IAH231B, IAH231C, IAH241A, IAH241B, IAH241C, IAH241D, IAH241E, IAH241F, IAH241G, RCAH202, TRANSFER IAH, ANY IAH211 OR HIGHER, approved LB courses

Requirement 5: University ISS200 Series
University ISS200 Series: 4 credits from ISS210, ISS215, ISS220, ISS225, ISS230, ISS235, MC201, TRANSFER ISS 200 LEVEL, ANY ISS 200 LEVEL

Requirement 6: University ISS300 Series
University ISS300 Series: 4 credits from ISS305, ISS308, ISS310, ISS315, ISS318, ISS320, ISS325, ISS327, ISS328, ISS330A, ISS330B, ISS330C, ISS335, ISS336, MC202, ANY ISS 300 LEVEL, approved LB courses

Requirement 7: University ISB
University ISB: 3 credits from ISB200, ISB201, ISB202, ISB204, TRANSFER ISB, ISB ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISB COURSE

Requirement 8: University ISP
University ISP: 3 credits from ISP203A, ISP203B, ISP205, ISP207, ISP209, ISP213H, ISP215, ISP217, ISP220, ISP221, TRANSFER ISP, ISP ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISP COURSE

Requirement 9: University Laboratory Experience
University Laboratory Experience: The required number of credits from 1 of the following sets of courses
Univ Lab: 2 credits
At least 2 credits from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
Alternative: 2 credits
At least 1 credit from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
At least 1 credit from an Alternative Track Lab credit

Requirement 10: University Diversity Distribution
University Diversity Distribution: A total 2 courses
At least 1 course from NationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing national diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
At least 1 course from InternationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing international and multicultural diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
Conditions:
University Diversity Distribution: No more than 1 course from IAH or ISS emphasizing both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity in Requirement(s) 10

Requirement 11: College Distribution
College Distribution: 30 credits from courses at the 300 level and above.

Requirement 12: College - Music - Core
College - Music - Core: 9 courses from MUS180, MUS181, MUS182, MUS183, MUS211, MUS212, MUS280, MUS281, MUS381

Requirement 13: College - Music - Ethnomusicology
College - Music - Ethnomusicology: 1 course from MUS409, MUS425, MUS426, MUS429, MUS430, MUS436, MUS443

Requirement 14: College - Music - Second Language
College - Music - Second Language: - 4 courses from 1 2ndLangs other than your own, from the courses demonstrating second year competency in one foreign language. This requirement may be satisfied by placing into a 300-level foreign language course based on a Michigan State University placement test.
demonstrating second year competency in one foreign language. This requirement may be satisfied by placing into a 300-level foreign language course based on a Michigan State University placement test.

Requirement 15: Major - Music BA - Capstone Experience
Major - Music BA - Capstone Experience: 1 course from Perform a senior recital that is satisfactory to the appropriate faculty., or approved MUS paper. Contact your academic advisor.

Requirement 16: Major - Music BA - Music Activity
Major - Music BA - Music Activity: 4 credits from Music Activity requirement. See your academic advisor for further information.

Requirement 17: Major - Music BA - Performance Area
Major - Music BA - Performance Area: The required number of credits from 1 of the following sets of courses
Piano: 8 credits
At least 4 credits from MUS150A
At least 4 credits from MUS350A
Stringed Instrument: 8 credits
At least 4 credits from MUS150C
At least 4 credits from MUS350C
Stringed Instrument: 8 credits
At least 4 credits from MUS152A
At least 4 credits from MUS352A
Stringed Instrument: 8 credits
At least 4 credits from MUS152B
At least 4 credits from MUS352B
Stringed Instrument: 8 credits
At least 4 credits from MUS152C
At least 4 credits from MUS352C
Stringed Instrument: 8 credits
At least 4 credits from MUS152D
At least 4 credits from MUS352D
Wind Instrument: 8 credits
At least 4 credits from MUS153A
At least 4 credits from MUS353A
Wind Instrument: 8 credits
At least 4 credits from MUS153B
At least 4 credits from MUS353B
Wind Instrument: 8 credits
At least 4 credits from MUS153C
At least 4 credits from MUS353C
Wind Instrument: 8 credits
At least 4 credits from MUS153D
At least 4 credits from MUS353D
Wind Instrument: 8 credits
At least 4 credits from MUS153E
At least 4 credits from MUS353E
Wind Instrument: 8 credits
At least 4 credits from MUS154A
At least 4 credits from MUS354A
Wind Instrument: 8 credits
At least 4 credits from MUS154B
At least 4 credits from MUS354B
Wind Instrument: 8 credits
At least 4 credits from MUS154C
At least 4 credits from MUS354C
Wind Instrument: 8 credits
At least 4 credits from MUS154D
At least 4 credits from MUS354D
Wind Instrument: 8 credits
At least 4 credits from MUS154E
At least 4 credits from MUS354E
Percussion Instruments: 8 credits
At least 4 credits from MUS155
At least 4 credits from MUS355
Voice: 10 credits
At least 4 credits from MUS151
At least 4 credits from MUS351
At least 1 credit from MUS143
At least 1 credit from MUS144
Conditions:
Major - Music BA - Performance Area: All students are required to demonstrate a proficiency in the performance area they select. Those who have not must continue to enroll in the 100 level private instruction course until they have met the proficiency requirement. All students must complete an Upper Division Performance Examination in order to enroll in the 300 level lessons. (Applies to Requirement(s) 17)

Requirement 18: Major - Music BA - Literature
Major - Music BA - Literature: 1 course from MUS410, MUS413, MUS414, MUS415, MUS416, MUS417, MUS419, MUS420, MUS421, MUS422, MUS423, MUS424

Requirement 19: College - Music - Open Cognate
College - Music - Open Cognate: 12 credits from a cognate. Related courses in a single discipline or thematic area approved by the Associate Dean in the College of Music with one course at the 300-400 level.

Requirement 20: College - Music - Non Music Cognate
College - Music - Non Music Cognate: 12 credits from a cognate. Related courses in a single discipline or thematic area approved by the Associate Dean in the College of Music with one course at the 300-400 level outside the College of Music.

Requirement 21: Major Distribution
Major Distribution: 54 credits from Music courses. At least 30 but not more than 54 credits in Music courses including credits in 100-200 level courses in music performance.

Requirement 22: Electives
Electives: 0 credits from Electives at Michigan State University and transfer coursework. This number can change based on the credits of the coursework taken to fulfill University, College, and Major requirements. Please contact your academic advisor with any questions.

Requirement 23: University Residency
University Residency: 30 credits from MSU coursework, 27 credits from MSU courses taken after reaching junior standing, 20 credits from courses offered by MSU while admitted to major & 20 of the last 30 credits must be MSU courses. Please see academic advisor.