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Music Major - B.A. Music Liberal Studies Option
This program is intended for those who wish to pursue the serious study of music and to acquire at the same time a broad general education; it is recommended for those considering graduate study leading to the master's or doctoral degrees.
To be admitted formally to the B.A. program, students must give evidence of satisfactory musical training by taking an admission audition. Students must declare music as a major before the beginning of the junior year, but it is highly recommended that they declare as early as possible, considering the large number of required courses.
Students enrolling in the Liberal Studies Option--a program that stresses the development of skills in analysis, writing, and critical thinking about a wide variety of music and their larger connection with history culture, and society--are required to submit a writing sample and interview with one of the music liberal studies program faculty members. The writing sample should be non-fiction, preferably an assignment for a course in English, History, or a similar subject, 500 words or more in length.
Bachelor of Arts in Music Core Curriculum
|MUSI 471-472||Theory I||6|
|MUSI 473-474||Ear Training I||2|
|*MUSI 475-476||Functional Piano I||2|
|MUSI 571-572||Theory II||6|
|MUSI 573-574||Ear Training II||2|
|MUSI 575-576||Functional Piano II||2|
|MUSI 501-502||Music History||6|
|MUSI 515||Music in World Cultures||4|
|MUSI 703, 705, 707,
709, 711, 713, or 715
|MUSI 771, 781, or 782||Counterpoint or Analysis: Form and Structure||3|
|MUSI 541-564, 741-764||Performance Study (Applied Lessons)||Variable|
|**MUSI 441-464||Performing Ensemble||Variable|
|Discovery||University Discovery Program||40|
*Students will be given the opportunity to test out of MUSI 475-476 and MUSI 575-576.
**A maximum of 8 ensemble credits may count toward graduation for all bachelor of arts in music students.
Option 1, Music Liberal Studies+
|*MUSI 703-715, 771, 775-777, 779, 781-782||Various advanced theory and music history courses||12 total|
|**MUSI 541-564, 741-764 and/or 441-464||Lessons and/or Ensemble||8 total|
*Any combination of advanced theory and history (12 credits) in addition to the core curriculum.
**Any combination of performance and/or ensemble study (8 credits total).
A minimum of 128 credits is required for graduation from UNH. All music students must earn grades of C- or better in all required music and music education courses.
All B.A. degree options have a University foreign language requirement.
All B.A. degree options, require a final project or senior recital. For students in the music liberal studies option, there is a choice of completing a half recital or comparable final project.
Effective Fall 2014, major department courses may not be used to satisfy Discovery category requirements except in the case of a second or dual major. B.A. in music majors may use MUSI 502 (a required core course for the major) to satisfy the Inquiry Discovery requirement.
+Degree program has plan approval from the National Association of Schools of Music
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For Majors Entering Fall of 2014 or Later