Music - Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Bachelor of Arts - Music

College of the Arts and Media

Degree Specific Credits: 53-66

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.75

Catalog Year: 2020-21

Note: Students must complete 51 Credits of non-Music major courses.

General Educational Requirements

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

Summary

Core Music Requirements

39

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 Tracks

14-27

Composition

Music History

Musical Studies

Jazz Studies

Applied Studies

Total Hours

53-66


Core Music Requirements

Music Theory

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

MUSI 105

Music Theory I

2

MUSI 106

Music Theory II

2

MUSI 205

Music Theory III

2

MUSI 206

Music Theory IV

2

Total Hours

8

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Aural Perception

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

MUSI 140

Aural Perception I

2

MUSI 141

Aural Perception II

2

MUSI 240

Aural Perception III

2

MUSI 241

Aural Perception IV

2

Total Hours

8

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Keyboard Skills

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

MUSI 135A

Keyboard Skills I

1

MUSI 136A

Keyboard Skills II

1

Total Hours

2

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Music History

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

MUSI 301H

Music History I

3

MUSI 302H

Music History II

3

Total Hours

6

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Humanities

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

GH 151L

Introduction to Western Humanities Antiquity

3

GH 152L

Introduction to the Humanities Medieval to Modern

3

Total Hours

6

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.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

MUSI 195

Applied Study I

2

MUSI 296

Piano Prof Assessment

0

Total Hours

2

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Ensembles

Code

Title

Hours

Complete 4 credits in the following courses:

4

MUSI 108A

Orchestra: UMSO

MUSI 112A

Choir

or MUSI 110A

Opera Theatre I

MUSI 114A

Band: UM Concert Band

MUSI 162A

Chamber Ensembles I

Total Hours

4

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.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following course:

MUSI 388

Concert Attendance UM

0

Total Hours

0

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.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

3

MUSI 415

Music 20th Century to Present

MUSI 416

Topics in Music History

MUSI 417

Cultural Studies in Music

Total Hours

3

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

Code

Title

Hours

If choosing the Composition track, complete all of the following courses:

MUSI 202L

Intro to Music Literature

3

MUSI 180

Composition I

2

MUSI 280

Composition II

2

MUSI 380

Composition III

1

MUSI 480

Composition IV

1

MUSI 440

Orchestration

2

MUST 110

Digital Audio & Multitracking

2

MUST 210

Sequencng, Synthesis, Sampling

2

MUSI 356

Form & Analysis I

2

MUSI 357

Form & Analysis II

2

Complete 4 credits in the following courses:

4

MUSE 120

Techs: String Inst in Class I

MUSE 121

Techs: String Inst in Class II

MUSE 123

Techniques: Voice

MUSE 126

Techs: Percussn Instruments I

MUSE 127

Techs: Percussn Instruments II

MUSE 272

Techniqus: Flute & Single Reed

MUSE 273

Techniques: Double Reed

MUSE 274

Techniques: Upper Brass

MUSE 275

Techniques: Lower Brass

Complete 4 credits in the following courses:

4

MUSI 308

Orchestras II: UM

MUSI 312

Choir III

or MUSI 310

Opera Theatre II

MUSI 314

Band III: UM Concert Band

MUSI 362

Chmbr Ens III: UM

Total Hours

27

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Music History Track

Code

Title

Hours

If choosing the Music History track, complete all of the following courses:

MUSI 202L

Intro to Music Literature

3

MUSI 207H

World Music (equiv to 307)

3

MUSI 356

Form & Analysis I

2

MUSI 357

Form & Analysis II

2

MUSI 415

Music 20th Century to Present

3

MUSI 416

Topics in Music History

3

MUSI 417

Cultural Studies in Music

3

MUSI 499

Senior Recital/Capstone Pjt

2

Total Hours

21

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Musical Studies Track

Code

Title

Hours

If choosing the Musical Studies Track, complete all of the following courses:

MUSI 202L

Intro to Music Literature

3

MUSI 295

Applied Study II

2

MUSI 395

Applied Study III

1

MUSI 356

Form & Analysis I

2

MUSI 357

Form & Analysis II

2

Complete one credit in the following courses:

4

MUSI 308

Orchestras II: UM

MUSI 312

Choir III

or MUSI 310

Opera Theatre II

MUSI 314

Band III: UM Concert Band

MUSI 362

Chmbr Ens III: UM

Total Hours

14

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Jazz Studies Track

Code

Title

Hours

If choosing the Jazz Studies Track, complete all of the following courses:

MUSI 130L

History of Jazz

3

MUSI 295

Applied Study II

2

MUSI 395

Applied Study III

1

MUSI 225

Jazz Theory & Improvisation I

2

MUSI 226

Jazz Theory & Improvisation II

2

MUSI 420

Jazz Pedagogy

3

MUSI 470

Jazz Arranging & Composition

3

MUSI 499

Senior Recital/Capstone Pjt

2

Complete 4 credits of the following courses:

4

MUSI 308

Orchestras II: UM

MUSI 312

Choir III

or MUSI 310

Opera Theatre II

MUSI 314

Band III: UM Concert Band

MUSI 362

Chmbr Ens III: UM

Total Hours

22

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Applied Studies Track

Code

Title

Hours

If choosing the Applied Studies Track, complete all of the following courses:

MUSI 202L

Intro to Music Literature

3

MUSI 295

Applied Study II

2

MUSI 395

Applied Study III

2

MUSI 495

Applied Study IV

2

MUSI 356

Form & Analysis I

2

MUSI 357

Form & Analysis II

2

Complete 4 credits of the following courses:

4

MUSI 308

Orchestras II: UM

MUSI 312

Choir III

or MUSI 310

Opera Theatre II

MUSI 314

Band III: UM Concert Band

MUSI 362

Chmbr Ens III: UM

Total Hours

17

Minimum Required Grade: C-