May 22, 2018  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music, BA

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Janet Brown, Advisor, Setnor School of Music
124B Crouse College, 315-443-5892,


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 complete the same core of creative and professional music study.


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

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

     (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: 126

Degree Awarded: BA in Music

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