2014-2015 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    
    Sep 27, 2021  
2014-2015 Undergraduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music, BA


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Contact:

Janet Brown, Advisor, B.A. Music
124B Crouse College, 315-443-5892, janbrown@syr.edu

Faculty:

All Setnor School of Music Faculty

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) program in music provides a unique opportunity to blend extensive professional work in music with studies in the liberal arts. It allows students who wish to earn a degree in music the opportunity to devote more time to liberal arts studies than is permitted in the program leading to the Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.) degree. Students accepted into the B.A. program must meet the same audition and admission standards required of other Setnor School of Music applicants and must complete the same core of creative and professional music study.

Students in the B.A. music program must complete 126 credits to graduate. At least 44 credits are taken in The College of Arts and Sciences. At least 63 credits must be taken in music courses and 15 to 19 credits are apportioned to special music courses that support the principal performance area (or music electives), and to academic electives.

The arts and sciences requirements consist of 6 credits in writing (English), 8 credits in foreign language, and 6 credits in each of the following groups plus an additional 6 credits in each of two of the following groups: the social sciences; the natural sciences/mathematics; and humanities.

Major Requirements


First Year, Fall Semester


Total credits: 17


First Year, Spring Semester


Total credits: 17


Sophomore Year, Fall Semester


Total credits: 14


Sophomore Year, Spring Semester


Total credits: 14


Junior Year, Fall Semester


  • Weekly Student Convocation 0
  • Principal performance area 1
  • Large ensemble 1
  • Foreign language 4
  • Academic 3
  • Music elective 3
  • Free elective 2

Total credits: 16


Junior Year, Spring Semester


  • Weekly Student Convocation 0
  • Principal performance area 1
  • Free electives 6
  • Large ensemble 1
  • Academics 6
  • Music elective 3

Total credits: 17


Senior Year, Fall Semester


  • Weekly Student Convocation 0
  • Principal performance area 1
  • 500-level elective in music history and literature 3
  • Large ensemble 1
  • Small ensemble 1
  • Foreign language 4
  • Academic 3
  • Music elective 3

Total credits: 16


Senior Year, Spring Semester


  • Weekly Student Convocation 0
  • Principal performance area 1
  • Free electives 6
  • Large ensemble 1
  • Small ensemble 1
  • Academics 6

Total credits: 15


Total Minimum Credits Required: 126


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