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Music Major

The Bachelor of Arts in Music is designed to provide graduates with a strong foundation in musical knowledge and preparation for music ministry, vocations of various types, and graduate study.

Music Course Requirements | 120 Total Hours

General Education Foundation (33 hours)

Specializations within the General Education Foundation
  • MH 403. Music History: Antiquity through Baroque* (3 hours)
  • MH 404. Music History: Classical through 20th Century* (3 hours)
  • SCI 201. Introduction to Biological Science (3 hours)
  • MU 202. Technology for Music Ministry (3 hours) OR
    MUE 360. Technology for the Music Classroom (3 hours)

Biblical/Theological Foundation (18 hours)


General Electives (15 hours)


Major (54 hours)

Music Theory (16 hours)
  • MT 101. Elementary Harmony (3 hours)
  • MT 102. Intermediate Harmony (3 hours)
  • MT 103. Sight Singing Ear Training I (1 hours)
  • MT 104. Sight Singing Ear Training II (1 hours)
  • MT 201. Advanced Harmony I (3 hours)
  • MT 202. Advanced Harmony II (3 hours)
  • MT 203. Sight Singing and Ear Training III (1 hours)
  • MT 204. Sight Singing and Ear Training IV (1 hours)
Conducting (6 hours)
  • MC 210. Basic Conducting (3 hours)
  • MC 310. Advanced Choral Conducting and Literature (3 hours)
  • OR
  • MC 410. Advanced Instrumental Conducting and Literature (3 hours)
Music History (8 hours)
  • MH 201. Music Literature (2 hours)
  • MH 403. Music History: Antiquity through Baroque (3 hours)*
  • MH 404. Music History: Classical through 20th Century (3 hours)*
Applied Music (12 hours)
  • Applied Principal - Guitar, Organ, Piano, Voice, Instrumental (8 hours, 3 hours must be upper level)
  • Applied Secondary - Piano or Voice (4 hours)
  • MUS 101. Recital Lab (0 hours; each semester)
  • MUS 460. Senior Recital (0 hours)
Ensembles (8 hours)
  • ME Music Ensemble - 8 semester hours according to principal (8 hours)**
Music Electives (13 hours)

* Hours counted in General Education and in total.
** 3 Hours of ensemble credit are counted in General Education and in total.

Special notes:
  • Every music major will be enrolled in an ensemble every semester they are enrolled at BCF.
  • Every music major will be enrolled in MUS 101. Recital Lab every semester they are enrolled at BCF.
  • Every music major will be enrolled in a piano class or private lesson every semester until they pass piano proficiencies

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