The following admission requirements are required for the B.A. in Music, B.A. in Music Performance, B.A. in Music and Worship Arts, and the Bachelor of Music Education.
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. A minimum grade of “C-“ is required in Foreign Language in the Liberal Arts Core as a prerequisite to the Foreign Language requirement in the major.
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, demonstration acceptable levels of proficiency on their chosen instruments, e.g. performing pitches and rhythms accurately.
4. 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 Department Chair in writing or call at the college telephone numbers.
5. 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.
6. 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 re-evaluated 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 will remain as a music minor only.
1. Complete 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 MU140I (Music Theory 1 Intensive); students scoring 50% or below will enroll in MU 100 (Music Fundamentals) and MU 060 (Class Piano for Non-majors).
3. Maintain an average grade of “B” in each major applied music course and a minimum grade of “C-” in all other music courses.
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.
6. MU099 (Music Seminar) must be taken concurrently with every applied music course. Music seminar and recital attendance are required of all music majors.
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.
B.A. in Music and Worship Arts
Completion of required courses in the Bachelor of Arts degree in Music and Worship Arts and a minimum of 128 hours will qualify a student for graduation. A minimum grade point average of 2.50 is required.
Bachelor of Music Education
Completion of required courses in the Bachelor of Music Education degree, additional School of Education requirements, and a minimum of 136 hours, depending on the particular emphasis, will qualify a student for graduation. Music education students must maintain a 2.75 GPA in all education courses.
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. Satisfactory completion of this examination is required for graduation.