ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR B.A. IN CHURCH MUSIC, B.A. IN MUSIC, AND B.A. IN MUSIC PERFORMANCE
1. Students must complete an application for admission to the major.
2. Students entering the program must have a minimum high school grade point average of 2.00.
3. An audition and admission interview with the music faculty will be scheduled prior to the first semester registration. Students entering the program must pass the entrance audition, demonstrating acceptable levels of proficiency on their chosen instruments, e.g. performing pitches and rhythms accurately.
Early audition during the senior year of high school is preferable. However, placement interviews and auditions will be held during New Student Orientation when arranged with the music faculty in advance. For specific information concerning interviews, auditions, repertoire, scholarships, or departmental requirements, contact the Music Faculty at the college telephone numbers.
Students who wish to audition for a music scholarship must complete the audition by March 1 to be considered for the fall semester. Contact the Student Financial Aid Office for more information.
4. Students not meeting the minimum standards of proficiency will be allowed to enter the program as a music minor. At the end of two semesters, students will be reevaluated as to their progress in music theory and applied music. If an acceptable level of proficiency has been reached, the student will be admitted into the program as a music major. If not admitted, the student may remain as a music minor only.
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR B.A. IN CHURCH MUSIC, B.A. IN MUSIC, AND B.A. IN MUSIC PERFORMANCE
1. Complete and pass an audition in the primary applied music areas, for the purpose of classification.
2. Take a written placement test in music theory. Any student scoring below 75% will be required to enroll in MU 140I (Music Theory I Intensive).
3. Maintain an average grade of B in each major applied music course and a minimum grade of C in all other music courses (C- for Music and Music Performance majors).
4. Perform in Music Seminars and Department Recitals as scheduled.
5. Perform a final exam jury in each applied music course for which the student has registered.
B.A. in Church Music
Completion of required courses in the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music and a minimum of 120 hours, depending on the particular emphasis, will qualify a student for graduation. Completion of required courses in the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Church Music and a minimum of 125 hours will qualify a student for graduation. A minimum grade point average of 2.50 is required.
B.A. in Music
Completion of required courses in the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music and a minimum of 122 hours will qualify a student for graduation. A minimum grade point average of 2.50 is required.
B.A. in Music Performance
Completion of required courses in the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music Performance and a minimum of 121 hours, depending on the particular emphasis, will qualify a student for graduation. A minimum grade point average of 2.50 is required.
All Music degrees
The keyboard proficiency examination is a part of a continuing effort to prepare our graduates for their respective careers in the best and most thorough manner possible. It is included in the program because the development of basic keyboard skills is considered essential to success in all musical careers. Students should be able to demonstrate facility in the following areas: sight-reading, technique (scales, arpeggios & chord progressions), transposition, harmonization of a melody and score reading. The music faculty recommends that the keyboard proficiency exam be taken after four semesters of piano study. Satisfactory completion of this examination is required for graduation.
ADDITIONAL MUSIC REQUIREMENTS
MU 099 (Seminar) must be taken concurrently with every applied music course. Music Seminar, recital attendance, and recital performance are required of all Music majors. The number of seminars and recitals is determined by the Music faculty with regard to the number or required events and Cultural Awareness Concerts scheduled for the semester.
For the B.A. in Music and B.A. in Music Performance, any student who does not pass the music theory placement exam will be required to take MU100 Music Fundamentals (1hr.) and MU060 Class Piano for Non-Majors (1hr.).