2019-2020 University Catalog 
    
    Dec 05, 2019  
2019-2020 University Catalog

Music major leading to BA degree


A major in music leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree requires at least 42 credits as follows:

  1. MUS 121, 161, 162, 163, 164, 201, 202, 261, 262, 325, 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. Performance or Composition: 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, 326, 327, and 423
    3. General: three courses chosen from MUS 205, 210, 221, 222, 231, 232, 285 (FILM 285), 295, 315, 326, and 327.
  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 six credits of conducted ensemble courss (109, 110, 113, 114, 115) appropriate to the student's primary applied instrument is required. Students who primary applied instrument is piano may substitute up to three credits of accompanying 108.
  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 six credits of conducted ensemble courss (109, 110, 113, 114, 115) appropriate to the student's primary applied instrument is required.


Students who primary applied instrument is piano may substitute up to three credits of accompanying 108.

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.