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  Oct 21, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Course Catalog

Music, BA


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Contact

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

Faculty

All Setnor School of Music Faculty

Description

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 complete the same core of creative and professional music study.

Admission

Students accepted into the B.A. program must meet the same audition and admission standards required of other Setnor School of Music applicants.

Student Learning Outcomes


1. Demonstrate skills for functional and artistic self-expression at the appropriate level and  the ability to perform a cross-section of repertoire.

2. Demonstrate functional keyboard skills to support musicianship at the appropriate level.

3. Demonstrate an understanding of the common elements and organizational patterns of music and their aural and verbal analysis and a functional understanding of musical forms, processes, and structures.

4. Demonstrate the ability to complete aural dictation at the appropriate level.

5. Demonstrate growth in artistry and technical skills in an ensemble setting and collaborative competency and knowledge of ensemble repertoire.

6. Demonstrate a functional knowledge of music history and repertoire through the present time, including the study and experience of musical languages and cultures.

7. Demonstrate skills for functional and artistic self-expression at the appropriate level and the ability to perform a cross-section of repertoire.

8. Demonstrate growth in artistry and technical skills in an ensemble setting and collaborative competency and knowledge of ensemble repertoire.

9. Demonstrate knowledge and skills sufficient to work as a leader, and in collaboration, on matters of musical interpretation.

Program Requirements


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: 34 credits


  • PRINCIPAL PERFORMANCE AREA  (12 credits)
  • SECONDARY PERFORMANCE AREA  (4 credits)
     (Keyboard Skills Unless Piano or Organ Student)

Large Ensembles: 8 credits


  • One Large Ensemble Required for Each Semester in Residence

Small Ensembles: 2 credits


Weekly Student Convocations: 0 credits


Music Electives: 9 credits


  • Upper Level Courses Only; No HOM or Performance Courses

Academic Electives: 38 credits


Foreign Language (8 credits)

Social Sciences (6 credits)

Natural Sciences/Mathematics (6 credits)

Humanities (6 credits)

Focus area I (6 credits)

Focus area II (6 credits)

Free Electives: 14 credits


Total Credits Required: 123


Degree Awarded: BA in Music


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