The Bachelor of Arts in Visual and Performing Arts degree with a concentration in music offers applied lessons in voice, piano, wind instruments, and percussion. The program also offers courses in music theory, form and analysis, music history, and literature with emphasis on performance, leading to further study at the graduate or professional level. Participation in performance organizations relative to the student’s area of applied specialty is required. Music majors may enter the discipline either at the freshman or the transfer level. It is important for entering freshman music majors to identify themselves before or upon registration, as there are music area entrance requirements. Potential music majors should immediately enroll in the proper sequential theory and applied classes which begin at the freshman level. For acceptance into major vocal or instrumental applied courses all students must have had prior instruction and demonstrate requisite proficiency via an audition before the music faculty. Transfer students will enter at level commensurate with the demonstrated level of proficiency in music academic and performance areas. A second juried audition prior to acceptance into junior level applied courses is also required. Graduation requirements include the following: a senior solo recital, a cumulative GPA of 2.25 with grades no lower than a C in music courses, and the Major Fields Test (MFT).
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