2018-2019 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    
    Aug 14, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Course Catalog

Music, BA


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Contact

Janet Brown, Program Coordinator
304A 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


Principal Performance Area (Lower Division Sequence):
a. demonstrate functional and artistic self-expression at the appropriate level.

b. perform a cross-section of repertoire.

Secondary Performance Area/Keyboard Competency (Lower Division Sequence):

a. demonstrate functional keyboard skills to support musicianship at the appropriate level.

Harmony & Analysis (Lower Division Sequence):

a. identify/describe common elements and organizational patterns of music and their aural and verbal analysis.

b. identify/describe musical forms, processes, and structures.

Aural Skills & Analysis (Lower Division Sequence):

a. produce and recognize music at the appropriate level.

Ensemble Performance (Lower Division Sequence):

a. demonstrate artistry and technical skills in an ensemble setting.

b. demonstrate collaborative competency and knowledge of the ensemble’s repertoire.

History & Repertoire (Lower Division Sequence):

a. describe music history and identify repertoire through the present time, including the study and experience of musical languages and cultures.

Principal Performance Area (Upper Division Sequence):

a. demonstrate functional and artistic self-expression at the appropriate level.

b. perform a cross-section of repertoire.

Ensemble Performance (Upper Division Sequence):

a. demonstrate artistry and technical skills in an ensemble setting.

b. demonstrate collaborative competency and knowledge of the ensemble’s repertoire.

Music Conducting (Upper Division Sequence):

a. 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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