Requirements for:

Bachelor of Music with Elective Studies


DEGREE REQUIREMENTS BM Elective Studies (worksheet)
Admission to the music major

principal-instrument/voice audition
• music knowledge and keyboard skills screenings

Additional Entrance Requirements

• applicants must be already-enrolled music majors (BA or BM) & may apply as early as first year, spring semester; application packets available in the music office (CHM 101) (due October 15, March 15)
• identify music and elective studies advisors
• application portfolio including explanation of intended integration between music and the area of elective studies, list of proposed elective courses and other learning experiences, draft proposal for synthesis project
• performance audition
• academic review, interview

Program Continuance

• at the end of 3rd semester in the program, not later than Junior year, spring semester
students not approved for continuance are no longer in the BM Elective Studies program

General Education Comprehensive graduation requirements for all BM degrees
Core Music Courses

112, 114, 212, 214
237, 241, 242, 251
• one of: 341, 342, 343, 344, 345

Additional Music Courses

• TWO from 222, 223, 313, 314, 341, 342, 343, 344, 345
• THREE courses in music electives (or fractional equivalent)
• IS 298 Synthesis Project

Additional Courses from other departments • 5-6 courses in the area of Elective Studies
Performance Studies: Principal • every semester once admitted to the program (minimum of 6 semesters, at least 4 of which must be at the 0.5 credit level)
Keyboard Proficiency Level IV
Performance (principal instrument/voice)

• 2 solo performances on principal instrument in official student recitals; one must be in junior or senior year.

Official Ensemble Participation every semester once admitted
Concert Attendance (see music handbook) Documented attendance at 60 concerts
S/U Policy No required course in the major can be taken S/U