Music B.A.

The Bachelor of Arts in Music is a liberal arts degree designed to prepare students for graduate school and/or careers in music or other fields. Degree candidates receive thorough instruction in music theory and history, develop proficiency in voice or on an instrument, and take courses in a variety of other disciplines to achieve the breadth of learning that characterizes a liberal arts degree. The Bachelor of Arts in Music is appropriate for students who want to double major in music and another discipline. For more information on this program, contact Dr. Kevin Salfen at salfen@uiwtx.edu.

Major requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in Music:

A. 40 credit hours of Music theory and history:

MUSI 1110Freshman Music Seminar

MUSI 1191Aural Skills I

MUSI 1192Aural Skills II

MUSI 2193Aural Skills III

MUSI 2194Advanced Aural Skills IV

MUSI 1321Music Theory I

MUSI 1322Music Theory II

MUSI 2323Music Theory III

MUSI 3324Music Theory IV

MUSI 1111Keyboard Skills I

MUSI 1121Keyboard Skills II

MUSI 2110Keyboard Skills III

MUSI 2120Keyboard Skills IV

MUSI 3341Music History I

MUSI 3342Music History II


MUSI 3348Studies in World Music


MUSI 3351Music in Asian Theater


MUSI 4323Form and Analysis

MUSI 4341Research/Writing in Music

MUSI 4344Conducting

MUSI 1110 must be completed twice

B. 16 credit hours of Applied Music:

10 credit hours of principal instrument, either voice or on focused instrument:

Vocal track:
MUAP 1176Priv Instr I: Voice

MUAP 1177Priv Instr II: Voice

MUAP 2276Priv Instr III: Voice

MUAP 2277Priv Instr IV: Voice

MUAP 3276Priv Instr V: Voice

MUAP 3277Priv Instr: VI Voice

Instrumental track
MUAP 1154Priv Instr I:

MUAP 1155Priv Instr II:

MUAP 2254Priv Instr III:

MUAP 2255Instrumental Priv Instruc IV

MUAP 3254Priv Instr V:

MUAP 3255Instrumental Priv Instruc VI

MUAP 4254Instrumental Priv Instruc VII

MUAP 4255Instrumental Priv Instruc VIII

6 credit hours of major ensembles:

Cardinal Band, Cardinal Chorale, Orchestra, or Wind Ensemble (See Ensemble Policies further in this section)

C. Core Curriculum

D. Electives to equal 120 hours