The University of St. Thomas

Music

BA Music

BA Music

Music (B.A.)

For undergraduate students who wish to study music in a broad liberal arts context.


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 140 Music Media (2 cr.)
  • MUSC 201 Piano Skills III (1 cr.)
  • MUSC 202 Piano Skills IV (1 cr.)
  • MUSC 213 Music Theory III (4 cr.) 
  • MUSC 214 Music Theory IV (4 cr.) 
  • MUSC 231 Introduction to Conducting I (1 cr.) 
  • MUSC 411 History and Literature of Music I (4 cr.) 
  • MUSC 412 History and Literature of Music II (4 cr.) 
  • MUSN 1xx Six semesters of Ensemble participation (0 cr.)


    Guidelines for choosing an ensemble:

    2 consecutive semesters of a large choral or instrumental ensemble
    4 semesters chosen from any combination of large or small vocal or instrumental ensembles

  • MUSP 103 Skills for Piano Proficiency (0 cr.) - Piano Majors Only
  • MUSP 2xx Six semesters of performance studies in the same performance medium (1 cr. per semester) 
  • MUSR 200 Piano Proficiency (0 cr.) 
  • MUSR 270 Level I Recital (0 cr.) 
  • MUSR 350 Level II Recital (0 cr.)

Plus 7 credit hours selected from the following:

  • MUSP 1xx Up to 2 credits on any secondary instrument or voice (1 or 2 cr.)
  • MUSP 108 Class Voice (1 cr.)
  • MUSC 133 Music of the United States: Aural and Written Traditions (2 cr.)
  • MUSC 223 Arranging (2 cr.) 
  • MUSC 224 Composition/Song Writing (2 cr.)
  • MUSC 232 Introduction to Conducting II (1 cr.) 
  • MUSC 260 Fundamentals of Musicianship in Popular Music (4 cr.) 
  • MUSC 281 Introduction to Accompanying (2 cr.)
  • MUSC 308 Pedagogy and Literature for Music Performers I (2 cr.)
  • MUSC 309 Pedagogy and Literature for Music Performers II (2 cr.)
  • MUSC 340 Theory Elective: Topics (2 cr.)
  • MUSC 354 Advanced Conducting and Materials: Instrumental Conc. (2 cr.)
  • MUSC 355 Advanced Conducting and Materials: Vocal Concentration (2 cr.)
  • MUSC 360 History of Music Industry and Music Careers (4 cr.) 

Allied requirements

  • PHYS 105 Musical Acoustics (4 credits)
  • Four credits in Art History or Theater