College of Education, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Music Major (BA Traditional)

Students in the Music major expand their creativity, analytical, research and writing skills while studying music performance, programming, analysis, composition, history, literature, education and worship music. The music program is led by accomplished and caring faculty who give one-on-one attention to students in a nurturing community.  With the support of CSP's deeply networked music faculty, students in this major are provided opportunities to ply their craft in music positions at churches, internships with local music organizations, and professional workshops.  The culmination of the major is a senior year public presentation of the student's work, in which the student plans, prepares, promotes, and presents a recital of their work.  The major prepares students for graduate work in music or other fields and employment as entry level music performers, composers, and private teachers.  The program also provides students with the communication skills, collaborative aptitude, creativity, organizational ability, and work ethic to succeed in a broad range of fields beyond music, while providing them with a lifelong outlet for joyful aesthetic expression.

General Education Requirements

All degree seeking undergraduate students must complete the general education requirements.

Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Arts degree consists of a major of typically 30 to 44 credits or two minors, general education courses, and elective courses totaling a minimum of 120 credits.

Prerequisites from General Education
MUS 122Music for Life3
MUS 102Basic Musicianship1
MUS 111Class Piano I2
MUS 112Class Piano II2
MUS 113Class Piano III1
MUS 203Musicianship I3
MUS 204Musicianship II3
MUS 303Musicianship III3
MUS 304Musicianship IV3
MUS 321Music History I3
MUS 322Music History II3
MUS 323Music History III3
MUS 402The Business of Music2
MUS 7xx Music Ensembles 4
MUS 8xx Private Lessons4
MUS 499
Beginning Conducting (2)
Electronic Instruments Techniques & Pedagogy (2)
Vocal Techniques & Pedagogy (1)
Art of Accompanying (1)
Choral Literature (2)
Instrumental Arranging (1)
Choral Arranging (1)
Choral Conducting & Methods (2)
MUS 7XX Music ensemble (repeatable)
MUS 8XX Private lessons (repeatable)
Composition (2)
MUS 9XXX Honors Private lessons (repeatable)
Honors Composition Lessons (2)
Total Credits48

Students may be exempted with credit from 100 level courses based on departmental assessment.