Department of Music, College of Fine and Performing Arts
Introduction/What is the Study of Music History and Literature?
In addition to core studies in Music Theory and History, students in the Music History and Literature Degree Program pursue in-depth study in a variety of topics related to the history of musical composition.
The Bachelor of Music (BMus) degree is the professional undergraduate degree program in music. It is an expanded program which requires a student to undertake a course of study of a minimum of 192 undergraduate credits.
Why Consider a Concentration in History and Music Major?
Are you a musician with an avid interest in history? Do you wonder about the historical context in which your favorite work was composed? Do you hold career goals which include college-level teaching or historical research? If so, you may want to consider the Music History & Literature Degree Program.
Musicologist | College Music History Faculty | Music Reporter | Music Librarian | Music Critic | Public Relations Specialist | Music Publishing Specialist | Music Promoter
How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):
Pre-major: Available. Auditioned, approved entering freshmen will be declared as Music pre-majors until such time as the appropriate area faculty members approve the intended degree program. At this time the student may formally declare the intended major.
Admissions: The prerequisite for all Music degrees is the entrance audition on the primary instrument/voice. Entrance by interview and distinguished accomplishment in musicianship
Application Deadline: The audition must be complete prior to the quarter in which the student intends to enroll. The audition deadline for each fall quarter is the end of the previous May. Due to the sequential nature of the music curriculum, midyear applications are not recommended. Students seeking admission to the program other than fall quarter will be required to meet prerequisites in all course sequences (MUS 121/122 through 225/226; 341 through 343; and 351 through 354) as a condition of admission.
A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major or minor courses, and supporting courses for majors and minors.