Music - Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Bachelor of Arts - Music

College of Visual & Performing Arts

Degree Specific Credits: 53-66

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.75

Catalog Year: 2018-2019

Note: Students must complete 51 Credits of non-Music major courses of which 36 credits must be in the College of Arts and Sciences)

General Educational Requirements

Information regarding these requirements can be found in the General Education Section of the catalog. 

Summary

Core Music Requirements39
Music Theory
Aural Perception
Keyboard Skills
Music History
Humanities
Applied Study
Ensembles
Concert Attendance
Advanced Writing Requirement for Music
Bachelor of Arts in Music Advising Tracks14-27
Composition
Music History
Musical Studies
Jazz Studies
Applied Studies
Total Hours53-66

Core Music Requirements

Music Theory

Complete all of the following courses:
MUSI 105Music Theory I2
MUSI 106Music Theory II2
MUSI 205Music Theory III2
MUSI 206Music Theory IV2
Total Hours8

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Aural Perception

Complete all of the following courses:
MUSI 140Aural Perception I2
MUSI 141Aural Perception II2
MUSI 240Aural Perception III2
MUSI 241Aural Perception IV2
Total Hours8

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Keyboard Skills

Complete all of the following courses:
MUSI 135AKeyboard Skills I1
MUSI 136AKeyboard Skills II1
Total Hours2

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Music History

Complete all of the following courses:
MUSI 301HMusic History I3
MUSI 302HMusic History II3
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Humanities

Complete all of the following courses:
GH 151LIntroduction to Western Humanities Antiquity3
GH 152LIntroduction to the Humanities Medieval to Modern3
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Applied Study

Notes: 

  • MUSI 195 is take for  one credit each semester for a total of 2 credits in the first year. 
  • MUSI 296  Upper-Division Required Performance is required to advance to upper division study.
Complete all of the following courses:
MUSI 195Applied Study I2
MUSI 296Piano Prof Assessment0
Total Hours2

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Ensembles

Complete 4 credits in the following courses:4
Orchestra: UMSO
Choir
Opera Theatre I
Band: UM Concert Band
Chamber Ensembles I
Total Hours4

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Concert Attendance

Note:All students majoring in music are required to attend in a minimum of 100 approved recitals/concerts prior to graduation. During the 4th year in an undergraduate degree program and upon completion of this requirement, students should register forMUSI 388, 0 cr.

Complete the following course:
MUSI 388Concert Attendance UM0
Total Hours0

 Minimum Required Grade: C-

Advanced Writing Course Requirement for Music

Notes:

  • Other advanced writing courses may satisfy this requirement for the Music major at the discretion of the music department. 
  • Students choosing the Music History Track are required to take all three courses.
Complete one of the following courses:3
Music 20th Century to Present
Topics in Music History
Cultural Studies in Music
Total Hours3

 Minimum Required Grade: C- 


Bachelor of Arts in Music Advising Tracks

Notes:

  • For a Bachelor of Arts in Music, you must complete one of the following advising tracks. 
  • These are advising tracks only and not official programs as recognized by the University of Montana (UM) or the Montana University System. This information will not appear on your UM transcript, diploma, university lists, student data system, or university publication. You do not fill out a major change for a track.

Composition Track

If choosing the Composition track, complete all of the following courses:
MUSI 202LIntro to Music Literature3
MUSI 180Composition I2
MUSI 280Composition II2
MUSI 380Composition III1
MUSI 480Composition IV1
MUSI 440Orchestration2
MUST 110Digital Audio & Multitracking2
MUST 210Sequencng, Synthesis, Sampling2
MUSI 356Form & Analysis I2
MUSI 357Form & Analysis II2
Complete 4 credits in the following courses:4
Techs: String Inst in Class I
Techs: String Inst in Class II
Techniques: Voice
Techs: Percussn Instruments I
Techs: Percussn Instruments II
Techniqus: Flute & Single Reed
Techniques: Double Reed
Techniques: Upper Brass
Techniques: Lower Brass
Complete 4 credits in the following courses:4
Orchestras II: UM
Choir III
Opera Theatre II
Band III: UM Concert Band
Chmbr Ens III: UM
Total Hours27

 Minimum Required Grade: C- 


Music History Track

If choosing the Music History track, complete all of the following courses:
MUSI 202LIntro to Music Literature3
MUSI 207HWorld Music (equiv to 307)3
MUSI 356Form & Analysis I2
MUSI 357Form & Analysis II2
MUSI 415Music 20th Century to Present3
MUSI 416Topics in Music History3
MUSI 417Cultural Studies in Music3
MUSI 499Senior Recital/Capstone Pjt2
Total Hours21

 Minimum Required Grade: C- 


Musical Studies Track

If choosing the Musical Studies Track, complete all of the following courses:
MUSI 202LIntro to Music Literature3
MUSI 295Applied Study II2
MUSI 395Applied Study III1
MUSI 356Form & Analysis I2
MUSI 357Form & Analysis II2
Complete one credit in the following courses:4
Orchestras II: UM
Choir III
Opera Theatre II
Band III: UM Concert Band
Chmbr Ens III: UM
Total Hours14

Minimum Required Grade: C- 


Jazz Studies Track

If choosing the Jazz Studies Track, complete all of the following courses:
MUSI 130LHistory of Jazz3
MUSI 295Applied Study II2
MUSI 395Applied Study III1
MUSI 225Jazz Theory & Improvisation I2
MUSI 226Jazz Theory & Improvisation II2
MUSI 420Jazz Pedagogy3
MUSI 470Jazz Arranging & Composition3
MUSI 499Senior Recital/Capstone Pjt2
Complete 4 credits of the following courses:4
Orchestras II: UM
Choir III
Opera Theatre II
Band III: UM Concert Band
Chmbr Ens III: UM
Total Hours22

Minimum Required Grade: C- 


Applied Studies Track

If choosing the Applied Studies Track, complete all of the following courses:
MUSI 202LIntro to Music Literature3
MUSI 295Applied Study II2
MUSI 395Applied Study III2
MUSI 495Applied Study IV2
MUSI 356Form & Analysis I2
MUSI 357Form & Analysis II2
Complete 4 credits of the following courses:4
Orchestras II: UM
Choir III
Opera Theatre II
Band III: UM Concert Band
Chmbr Ens III: UM
Total Hours17

Minimum Required Grade: C-