The University of St. Thomas

Music

BA Liturgical Music

BA Liturgical Music

Liturgical Music (B.A.)

For undergraduate students pursuing a career in music ministry. Note: This concentration is available only to students whose principal instrument is voice, keyboard, guitar, or by special permission of the chair.

Degree Requirements

  • MUSC 001 Student Convocation Hour (0 cr.; 6 semesters)
  • MUSC 101 Piano Skills I (1 cr.)
  • MUSC 102 Piano Skills II (1 cr.)
  • MUSC 113 Music Theory I (4 cr.)
  • MUSC 114 Music Theory II (4 cr.)
  • MUSC 201 Piano Skills III (1 cr.)
  • MUSC 202 Piano Skills IV (1 cr.)
  • MUSC 140 Music Media (2 cr.)
  • MUSC 213 Music Theory III (4 cr.)
  • MUSC 214 Music Theory IV (4 cr.)
  • MUSC 231 Introduction to Conducting I (1 cr.)
  • MUSC 232 Introduction to Conducting II (1 cr.)
  • MUSC 302 Introduction to Liturgical Music (2 cr.)
  • MUSC 355 Advanced Conducting and Materials: Vocal Concentration (2 cr.)
  • MUSC 411 History and Literature of Music I (4 cr.)
  • MUSC 412 History and Literature of Music II (4 cr.)
  • MUSP 2xx Performance Studies (8 semesters; 1 cr. each semester)
  • MUSP 102 or 103 Skills for Piano Proficiency (0 cr.)
  • MUSR 200 Piano Proficiency (0 cr.)
  • MUSR 270 Level I Recital (0 cr.)
  • MUSR 350 Level II Recital (0 cr.)
  • MUSR 450 Level III Recital (0 cr.)
  • MUSN 1xx Eight semesters of Ensemble participation (0 cr.)

Guidelines for choosing an ensemble:
If principal instrument is:

  • Piano – one semester in MUSN 171: one semester in MUSN 172; six semesters in MUSN 143   
  • Voice – a minimum of six semesters in MUSN 143. The remaining two semesters may be in MUSN 140, 142, 143, or 160.
  • Guitar – Six semesters in MUSN 143 and two semesters in MUSN 173
  • Other – A minimum of six semesters in ensemble chosen by consultation with the chair

Plus four semesters - if principal instrument is not voice (1 cr. each semester)

  • MUSP 133 Voice: Elective

Plus four credits from the following:

  • THEO 205 Old Testament (4 cr.)
  • THEO 210 New Testament (4 cr.)

Plus four credits from the following:

  • THEO 310 Christian Worship (4 cr.)
  • THEO 313 Christian Sacramentality (4 cr.)

Plus four credits from the following:

  • THEO 430 Music and the Bible (4 cr.)
  • THEO 357 Sacred Music of the Catholic Heritage (4 cr.)

Plus:

  • IDSC 478 Experiential Learning (4 cr.)
  • PHYS 105 Musical Acoustics (4 cr.)

Plus four credits from the following:

  • ARTH 280 Sacred Architecture and Space (4 cr.)
  • ARTH 335 Cathedrals, Monasteries, and Caliphates (4 cr.) 
  • ARTH 340 Southern Renaissance Art and Society (4 cr.)
  • ARTH 342 Renaissance and Reformation in Northern Europe (4 cr.)

Allied requirements

  • THEO 101 Christian Theological Tradition (4 cr.)