Bachelor of Arts in Music
The Bachelor of Arts (A.B.) in Music provides a broad liberal arts education with a foundation in music and can be pursued on its own or as a double major with another discipline. Students pursuing the A.B. degree must complete 28 units of core requirements in music history, music theory, keyboard skills, and musicianship and 17 units of additional music courses, including 14 units of electives. The A.B. degree culminates in a senior project, which may take the form of a thesis, recital, lecture/demonstration, or composition portfolio, capstone or 400-level course.
Bachelor of Music
The Bachelor of Music is a pre-professional degree, which combines core coursework in performance, music history, music theory, musicianship, and keyboard skills with advanced studies in a specific area of interest. Areas for advanced study include performance, music theory, composition, music history and literature, and general studies. Students earning this degree must complete 60 to 73 units of study in the Music Department, depending on their area of concentration, and they must pass a piano proficiency exam. The B.Mus. degree culminates in a senior capstone, which may take the form of a thesis, recital, lecture/demonstration, or composition portfolio.
How to Declare:
Students interested in declaring a major should email Dr. Nicole Aldrich at firstname.lastname@example.org.