Bachelor of Arts in Music with Liberal Arts Option

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The Bachelor of Arts in Music (BA) is recommended for you if you are interested in general studies in music and you are planning to pursue graduate studies in music history, literature or composition. As with all EWU music degrees, you are required to pass an entrance audition to be accepted as a music major and pass the piano proficiency exam and upper-level juries to complete your degree.

Curriculum & Requirements
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Curriculum & Requirements

Liberal Arts Option, Bachelor of Arts (BA)

This is a program designed for the study of music within a liberal arts curriculum.

Note: two years of a single high school foreign language or one year of a single college-level foreign language is required.

Grade Requirement for all majors offered by the Music Department: the minimum acceptable grade for any music course required for graduation (including transferred music courses) is ≥C.

Required Non-Credit Music Components
CONVOCATION AND RECITAL ATTENDANCE (must be repeated each term)
Piano Proficiency
Required Music Courses
MUSC 101
MUSC 102
MUSC 103
MUSIC THEORY I
and MUSIC THEORY II
and MUSIC THEORY III
9
MUSC 104
MUSC 105
MUSC 106
SIGHT SINGING AND AURAL SKILLS
and SIGHT SINGING AND AURAL SKILLS II
and SIGHT SINGING AND AURAL SKILLS III
3
MUSC 121
MUSC 122
PIANO CLASS II FOR MAJORS
and PIANO CLASS III FOR MAJORS
2
MUSC 201
MUSC 202
MUSC 203
MUSIC THEORY IV
and MUSIC THEORY V
and MUSIC THEORY VI
9
MUSC 204
MUSC 205
SIGHT SINGING AND AURAL SKILLS IV
and SIGHT SINGING AND AURAL SKILLS V
2
MUSC 250
MUSC 251
MUSC 252
MUSIC HISTORY AND LITERATURE I
and MUSIC HISTORY AND LITERATURE II
and MUSIC HISTORY AND LITERATURE III
12
MUSC 310CHORAL CONDUCTING2
MUSC 357MUSIC IN DIVERSE CULTURES3
Applied Music Requirements–must be repeated12
INSTRUCTION ON INSTRUMENT OR VOICE
INSTRUCTION ON VOICE OR INSTRUMENT
INSTRUCTION ON VOICE OR INSTRUMENT
INSTRUCTION ON INSTRUMENT OR VOICE
Ensembles Requirements–must be repeated12
WIND ENSEMBLE
SYMPHONIC BAND
ORCHESTRA
SYMPHONIC CHOIR
CONCERT CHOIR
Electives at the 300- and 400-level14
Required Senior Capstone/Thesis
MUSC 491MUSIC SENIOR THESIS4
or MUSC 490 SENIOR CAPSTONE
Total Credits84

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Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully earn a BA in Music with Liberal Arts from EWU should be able to do the following:

  • compose, perform, or teach music effectively;
  • demonstrate technical and esthetic understanding of music.