2018-2019 University Catalog 
    
    Dec 12, 2018  
2018-2019 University Catalog

Music major leading to BA degree


A major in music leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree requires at least 39 credits as follows:

  1. MUS 121, 161, 162, 163, 164, 201, 202, 261, 262, 365, 473 or 493 (thesis)
  2. Completion of one of the following sequences:
    1. History: three courses chosen from MUS 220, 221, 231, 232, 285 (FILM 285), 295, and 296
    2. Theory-Composition: MUS 361, 362, and 423 
    3. Performance: three credits chosen from applied music courses at the 300-level or above; and six credits chosen from MUS 210, 220, 221, 231, 232, 295, 296, 325, 326, 327, 361, 362, and 423
    4. General: three courses chosen from MUS 205, 210, 221, 222, 231, 232, 285 (FILM 285), 295, 325, 326, 327, 361, and 362.
  3. At least four credits of applied study in a primary applied area (in addition to any applied piano courses that may be required in order to complete the piano proficiency requirement)
  4. Enrollment in ensemble courses (108-116) is required every fall and winter term after declaring the music major
  5. Demonstrated piano proficiency by the end of the sophomore year. Students with no prior piano experience must complete both MUS 100 and 101. Students with prior piano experience will be tested to determine proficiency. W&L's specific standards for piano proficiency are listed at go.wlu.edu/piano-proficiency .
  6. Successful completion of MUS 200 every fall and winter term after declaring the music major.

 

3. Primary applied area:


At least four credits of applied study in a primary applied area (in addition to any applied piano courses that may be required in order to complete the piano proficiency requirement)

4. Enrollment in ensemble courses (108-116) is required every fall and winter term after declaring the music major


5. Demonstrated piano proficiency by the end of the sophomore year


Students with no prior piano experience must complete both MUS 100 and 101. Students with prior piano experience will be tested to determine proficiency. W&L's specific standards for piano proficiency are listed at go.wlu.edu/piano-proficiency .

6. Successful completion of MUS 200 every fall and winter term after declaring the music major.