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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*
  • MH 404 Music History: Classical through 20th Century*
  • SCI 201 Introduction to Biological Science
  • MU 202 Technology for Music Ministry OR
    MUE 360 Technology for the Music Classroom

Biblical/Theological Foundation (18 hours)

General Electives (15 hours)

Major (54 hours)

Music Theory (16 hours)
  • MT 101 Elementary Harmony
  • MT 102 Intermediate Harmony
  • MT 103 Sight Singing Ear Training I
  • MT 104 Sight Singing Ear Training II
  • MT 201 Advanced Harmony I
  • MT 202 Advanced Harmony II
  • MT 203 Sight Singing and Ear Training III
  • MT 204 Sight Singing and Ear Training IV
Conducting (6 hours)
  • MC 210 Basic Conducting
  • MC 310 Advanced Choral Conducting and Literature
  • OR
  • MC 410 Advanced Instrumental Conducting and Literature
Music History (8 hours)
  • MH 201 Music Literature
  • MH 403 Music History: Antiquity through Baroque
  • MH 404 Music History: Classical through 20th Century
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
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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