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2016-2017 Undergraduate Studies Bulletin (Archived Copy) 
  May 19, 2024
2016-2017 Undergraduate Studies Bulletin (Archived Copy) [Archived Catalog]

Music, B.A.

Learning Outcomes

  • All BA & BM candidates will perform a series of jury exams on their primary instrument or voice. Each exam will engage the candidate in performance of a wide array of musical styles reflective of undergraduate-level literature.  
  • All BA & BM candidates will demonstrate fundamental piano skills, including performing, transposing, harmonizing, and sight-reading at levels appropriate for undergraduate music majors.  
  • All BM candidates with a performance or jazz studies emphasis will perform one half-recital and one-full recital on their primary instrument. Each recital will consist of a wide array of musical styles reflective of undergraduate-level repertoire.  
  • All BM candidates in music education will demonstrate the ability to plan level-appropriate lessons and execute plans successfully in authentic teaching contexts in their area of specialty (band, choir, orchestra, elementary).  

Degree Requirements (121 Hours)

See School of Music  for information about entrance requirements, progression requirements, and special academic opportunities.

Additional information is available in the “Undergraduate Academic Regulations” chapter of this bulletin, the School of Music’s Handbook for Undergraduate Students, or from the Office of Music Studies.

1. General Education - Carolina Core (47-56 Hours)

CMW: Effective, Engaged and Persuasive Communication: Writing (6 Hours)

ARP: Analytical Reasoning and Problem Solving (6 Hours)

SCI: Scientific Literacy (8 Hours)

GFL: Global Citizenship and Mutlicultural Understanding: Foreign Language (0-9 hours)

  • Language Proficiency through 122

GHS: Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Historical Thinking (6 hours)

GSS: Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding Social Science (6 hours)

AIU: Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding (12 hours)

Overlay Eligible Courses (3-9 Hours)

  • Up to two of these core requirements may be met in overlay courses

CMS: Effective, Engaged and Persuasive Communication: Speech (0-3 Hours)

INF: Information Literacy (0-3 Hours)

VSR: Values, Ethics, and Social Responsibility (0-3 Hours)

Nonmusic Electives (0-13 hours)

2. Major Requirements (49 Hours)

5. Cognate or Minor (12-18 Hours)