The bachelor of arts in music is a dynamic program for the study of music within a liberal arts curriculum. The B.A. program is distinctive in its treatment of music as a world-wide phenomenon. The program is also flexible, allowing students to focus on performance or musicology.
Students focusing on performance are urged to take private instruction on an instrument or in voice each semester of enrollment. Seniors must present either a senior thesis or a senior recital to qualify for graduation. There are options in the senior year curriculum for courses appropriate for thesis or recital preparation.
(what a student is expected to be able to know or do by graduation)
1.) … apply historical, theoretical, or performative contexts to professional or scholarly musical practices
2.) … synthesize a broad range of creative and technical frameworks in the analysis of music
3.) … evaluate music with respect to its cultural and societal contexts