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Bachelor of Music

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The Bachelor of Music (BM) degree is intended for students planning professional careers as performers or composers. Students entering this major are required to have a high level of competence in their chosen performance area. As with all EWU Music Degrees, students are required to pass an entrance audition to be accepted as a music major and pass upper level juries to complete their degrees.

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    The Bachelor of Music (BM) degree is intended for students planning professional careers as performers or composers. Students entering this major are required to have a high level of competence in their chosen performance areaAs with all EWU Music Degrees, students are required to pass an entrance auditon to be accepted as a music major and pass upper level juries to complete their degrees.

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    Program Requirements for BA in Music. Scroll down for readable text

    PIANO AND VOICE BM DEGREE REQUIREMENTS, cont. :

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    BACHELOR OF MUSIC (BM) In programs leading to the Bachelor of Music, the department seeks to provide thoroughly professional training, in addition to the requirements set for the liberally educated student. Options under this degree include majors in performance and composition. This course of study presupposes that the student will have a strong background in musical performance.

    Student Learning Outcomes-students will: • perform on their primary instrument in a variety of mediums and musical periods -Instrumental Performance Option; • compose music in a variety of mediums and musical periods-Music Composition Option; • compose music effectively in all genres and musical periods-Music Composition Option; • perform on voice in a variety of mediums and musical periods-Vocal Performance Option. 

    MUSIC MAJOR WITH INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMANCE OPTION Note: admission to Performance Major. 

    Required Courses (48-52 credits) MUSC 101 Music Theory I (3) MUSC 102 Music Theory II (3) MUSC 103 Music Theory III (3) MUSC 104 Sig ht Singing and Aural Skills I (1) MUSC 105 Sight Singing and Aural Skills II (1) MUSC 106 Sight Singing and Aural Skills III (1) MUSC 110 Convocation and Recital Attendance (0) (must pass 11 quarters) MUSC 121 Piano Class II for Music Majors (1) MUSC 122 Piano Class III for Music Majors (1) Piano Proficiency (0) MUSC 201 Music Theory IV (3) MUSC 202 Music Theory V (3) MUSC 203 Music Theory VI (3) MUSC 204 Sight Singing and Aural Skills IV (1) MUSC 205 Sight Singing and Aural Skills V (1) MUSC 244 Music Technology (2) MUSC 250 Music History and Literature I (3) MUSC 251 Music History and Literature II (3) MUSC 252 Music History and Literature III (3) MUSC 310 Basic Conducting Skills (2) MUSC 312 Advanced Conducting Skills (2) MUSC 357 Music in Diverse Cultures (3) Junior Recital (0) MUSC 470 Senior Recital (1-5) MUSC 491 Music Senior Thesis (4) Choose one of the following courses applicable to the student's major instrument: MUSC 462 String Pedagogy (3) MUSC 463 Woodwind Pedagogy (3) MUSC 464 Brass Pedagogy (3)

    Applied Music Requirements (24 credits minimum) MUSC 140 Applied Instruction on Instrument or Voice (2) MUSC 240 Applied Instruction on Instrument or Voice (2) MUSC 340 Applied Instruction on Instrument or Voice (2) MUSC 440 Applied Instruction on Instrument or Voice (2) Major Music Ensemble Requirements (12 credits minimum) MUSE 320 Marching Band (1) MUSE 321 Wind Ensemble (1) MUSE 322 Symphonic Band (1) MUSE 330 Orchestra (1) MUSE 340 Symphonic Choir (1) MUSE 341 Concert Choir (1) Minor Music Ensemble Requirements (2 credits minimum) MUSE 320 Marching Band (1) MUSE 330 Orchestra (1) MUSE 340 Symphonic Choir (1) MUSE 341 Concert Choir (1) MUSE 350 Opera (1) MUSE 360 Brass Quintet (1) MUSE 361 Cello Ensemble (1) MUSE 362 Chamber Music (1) MUSE 363 Woodwind Chamber Ensemble (1) MUSE 364 Double Bass Ensemble (1) MUSE 365 Flute Ensemble (1) MUSE 366 Guitar Ensemble (1) MUSE 367 Percussion Ensemble (1) MUSE 368 Piano Ensemble (1) MUSE 369 Saxophone Ensemble (1) MUSE 370 Trombone Choir (1) MUSE 371 Trumpet Ensemble (1) MUSE 372 Tuba/Euphonium Choir (1) MUSE 373 Horn Ensemble (1) MUSE 380 Pop Combo (1) 

    Minimum total credits for above major: 89 credits

    MUSIC MAJOR WITH MUSIC COMPOSITION OPTION: A program with a liberal arts orientation designed to prepare students for teaching at the college level, the composition and presentation of concert music, careers in film scoring and theater/dance work. This course of study presupposes that the student will have a strong background in musical performance. Entry into this degree program is by departmental interview and with the consent of the head of composition studies.

    Required Courses (51-59 credits): MUSC 101 Music Theory I (3) MUSC 102 Music Theory II (3) MUSC 103 Music Theory III (3) MUSC 104 Sight Singing and Aural Skills I (1) MUSC 105 Sight Singing and Aural Skills II (1) MUSC 106 Sight Singing and Aural Skills III (1) MUSC 110 Convocation and Recital Attendance (0) (must pass 11 quarters) MUSC 121 Piano Class II for Music Majors (1) MUSC 122 Piano Class III for Music Majors (1) Piano Proficiency (0) MUSC 201 Music Theory IV (3) MUSC 202 Music Theory V (3) MUSC 203 Music Theory VI (3) MUSC 204 Sight Singing and Aural Skills IV (1) MUSC 205 Sight Singing and Aural Skills V (1) MUSC 209 Compositional Techniques (2) MUSC 250 Music History and Literature I (3) MUSC 251 Music History and Literature II (3) MUSC 252 Music History and Literature III (3) MUSC 305 Counterpoint (2) MUSC 310 Basic Conducting Skills (2) MUSC 357 Music in Diverse Cultures (3) MUSC 401 Advanced Analysis (2) MUSC 409 Composition (1-5) MUSC 470 Senior Recital (1-5) MUSC 491 Music Senior Thesis (4)

    Applied Music Requirements (12 credits minimum) MUSC 108 Instruction on Voice or Instrument (1) MUSC 208 Instruction on Voice or Instrument (1) MUSC 308 Instruction on Voice or Instrument (1) MUSC 408 Instruction on Voice or Instrument (1) Music Ensembles Requirements (12 credits minimum) MUSE 320 Marching Band (1) MUSE 321 Wind Ensemble (1) MUSE 322 Symphonic Band (1) MUSE 330 Orchestra (1) MUSE 340 Symphonic Choir (1) MUSE 341 Concert Choir (1)

    Music electives at the 300 or 400 level (6 credits)

    Minimum total credits for above major 81 credits

    MUSIC MAJOR WITH PIANO PERFORMANCE OPTION Note: admission to Performance Major.

    Required Courses (59-63 credits) MUSC 101 Music Theory I (3) MUSC 102 Music Theory II (3) MUSC 103 Music Theory III (3) MUSC 104 Sight Singing and Aural Skills I (1) MUSC 105 Sight Singing and Aural Skills II (1) MUSC 106 Sight Singing and Aural Skills III (1) MUSC 110 Convocation and Recital Attendance (0) (Must pass 11 quarters) MUSC 201 Music Theory IV (3) MUSC 202 Music Theory V (3) MUSC 203 Music Theory VI (3) MUSC 204 Sight Singing and Aural Skills IV (1) MUSC 205 Sight Singing and Aural Skills V (1) MUSC 244 Music Technology (2) MUSC 250 Music History and Literature I (3) MUSC 251 Music History and Literature II (3) MUSC 252 Music History and Literature III (3) MUSC 341 Advanced Functional Keyboard (2) MUSC 357 Music in Diverse Cultures (3) MUSC 458 Piano Pedagogy I (2) MUSC 459 Piano Pedagogy II (2) 460 Piano Pedagogy III (2) MUSC 467 Accompanying (3) Junior Recital (0) MUSC 470 Senior Recital (1-5) MUSC 480 Keyboard Literature I (2) MUSC 481 Keyboard Literature II (2) MUSC 482 Keyboard Literature III (2) MUSC 491 Senior Thesis (4)

    Applied Music Requirements (24 credits minimum) MUSC 140 Applied Instruction on Instrument or Voice (2) MUSC 240 Applied Instruction on Instrument or Voice (2) MUSC 340 Applied Instruction on Instrument or Voice (2) MUSC 440 Applied Instruction on Instrument or Voice (2)

    Major Music Ensemble Requirements (12 credits minimum) Note: a year of MUSE 338 Piano Ensemble may be substituted for a year of a Major ensemble. MUSE 320 Marching Band (1) MUSE 321 Wind Ensemble (1) MUSE 322 Symphonic Band (1) MUSE 330 Orchestra (1) MUSE 340 Symphonic Choir (1) MUSE 341 Concert Choir (1)

    Minimum credits for above major 95 credits

    MUSIC MAJOR WITH VOCAL PERFORMANCE OPTION Note: this Option requires more than 12 quarters to complete at 15-16 credits per quarter. Note: admission to Performance Major. Required Courses (51-55 credits) MUSC 101 Music Theory I (3) MUSC 102 Music Theory II (3) MUSC 103 Music Theory III (3) MUSC 104 Sight Singing and Aural Skills I (1) MUSC 105 Sight Singing and Aural Skills II (1) MUSC 106 Sight Singing and Aural Skills III (1) MUSC 110 Convocation and Recital Attendance (0) (must pass 11 quarters) MUSC 121 Piano Class II for Music Majors (1) MUSC 122 Piano Class III for Music Majors (1) Piano Proficiency (0) MUSC 201 Music Theory IV (3) MUSC 202 Music Theory V (3) MUSC 203 Music Theory VI (3) MUSC 204 Sight Singing and Aural Skills IV (1) MUSC 205 Sight Singing and Aural Skills V (1) MUSC 244 Music Technology (2) MUSC 250 Music History and Literature I (3) MUSC 251 Music History and Literature II (3) MUSC 252 Music History and Literature III (3) MUSC 310 Basic Conducting Skills (2) MUSC 312 Advanced Conducting Skills (2) MUSC 357 Music in Diverse Cultures (3) MUSC 461 Vocal Pedagogy (3) Junior Recital (0) MUSC 470 Senior Recital (1-5) MUSC 491 Senior Thesis (4) Language Courses (18 credits) French and German (15) MUSC 320 Diction for Singers I (1) MUSC 321 Diction for Singers II (1) MUSC 322 Diction for Singers III (1)

    Applied Music Requirements (24 credits minimum) MUSC 140 Applied Instruction on Instrument or Voice (2) MUSC 240 Applied Instruction on Instrument or Voice (2) MUSC 340 Applied Instruction on Instrument or Voice (2) MUSC 440 Applied Instruction on Instrument or Voice (2) Major Music Ensemble Requirements (12 credits minimum) MUSE 320 Marching Band (1) MUSE 321 Wind Ensemble (1) MUSE 322 Symphonic Band (1) MUSE 330 Orchestra (1) MUSE 340 Symphonic Choir (1) MUSE 341 Concert Choir (1) Minor Music Ensemble Requirements (4 credits minimum) MUSC 337 Contemporary Music Ensemble (3) MUSC 496 Experimental (Opera) (1-5)

    Minimum credits for above major 109 credits

    What will I study?

    To learn more about the requirements and courses you will be taking, please download and read the Student Handbook, Composition Program Brochure, and the EWU Course Catalogue.


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    EWU Music Department
    119 Music Building
    Cheney, WA 99004

    email: chegney@ewu.edu
    phone: 509.359.2241
    fax: 509.359.7028

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