B.A., Music

Concentrations: General, Music Theory, Music History, Music Composition

Minimum Requirements for Degree: 120 credits

Students must earn a C grade or better in each course.

General University Requirements
Complete the general university requirements.
General Education Requirements
Complete the general education requirements.
B.A. Degree Requirements
Complete the B.A. degree requirements.
Audition
Complete an audition on the major instrument.
Program Requirements
MUS F131
and MUS F132
Basic Music Theory I
and Basic Music Theory II
6
MUS F133
and MUS F134
Basic Ear Training I
and Basic Ear Training II
4
MUS F152
and MUS F153
and MUS F154
Functional Piano I
and Functional Piano II
and Functional Piano III 1
3
MUS F161
and MUS F162
and MUS F261
and MUS F262
Private Lessons
and Private Lessons
and Private Lessons
and Private Lessons (major area) 2
8
MUS F190Recital Attendance0
MUS F221
and MUS F222
History of Western Music I
and History of Western Music II
6
MUS F223XAlaska Native Music3
MUS F231
and MUS F232
Advanced Music Theory I
and Advanced Music Theory II
4
MUS F233
and MUS F234
Advanced Ear Training I
and Advanced Ear Training II
2
MUS F253Piano Proficiency 30
MUS F331Form and Analysis3
MUS F476Senior Project 43
Large ensembles 54
Concentrations
Complete one of the following concentrations:21-24
General
Music Theory
Music History
Music Composition
Total Credits67-70
1

As necessary to complete piano proficiency requirements.

2

Students with voice as their major instrument are also required to complete MUS F245 or MUS F246.

3

Enrollment only following completion of piano proficiency requirements.

4

Fulfills the baccalaureate capstone requirement.

5

Music majors in the B.A. program will be required to earn a minimum of 4 credits in large ensembles: MUS F101, MUS F117MUS F203MUS F205MUS F211. Please work closely with your faculty advisor to determine which large ensemble course will fulfill this requirement.

Concentrations

General

Select 12 credits from the following:12
Women in Music History
Music Before 1620
Music in the 17th and 18th Centuries
Music of the 19th Century
Music Since 1900
Counterpoint
Orchestration and Arranging
Select 9 credits from the following:9
UAF Jazz Band
Chamber Music
Conducting
Private Lessons (major area)
Private Lessons (major area)
Music Literature
Seminar in Musical Composition
Advanced Harmonic Analysis
Total Credits21

Music Theory

MUS F431Counterpoint3
MUS F432Orchestration and Arranging3
MUS F433Seminar in Musical Composition3
MUS F434Advanced Harmonic Analysis3
Select 6 credits from the following:6
Women in Music History
Music Before 1620
Music in the 17th and 18th Centuries
Music of the 19th Century
Music Since 1900
Select 6 credits from the following:6
UAF Jazz Band
Chamber Music
Introduction to Computer-Based Music Technology
Conducting
Private Lessons (major area)
Private Lessons (major area)
Music Literature
Private Lessons in Music Composition
Total Credits24

Music History

MUS F421Music Before 16203
MUS F422Music in the 17th and 18th Centuries3
MUS F423Music of the 19th Century3
MUS F424Music Since 19003
Select 6 credits from the following:6
Women in Music History
Music Literature
Counterpoint
Advanced Harmonic Analysis
Select 6 credits from the following:6
UAF Jazz Band
Chamber Music
Conducting
Private Lessons (major area)
Private Lessons (major area)
Orchestration and Arranging
Total Credits24

Music Composition

MUS F432Orchestration and Arranging3
MUS F433Seminar in Musical Composition3
MUS F435Private Lessons in Music Composition6
Select 6 credits from the following:6
Women in Music History
Music Before 1620
Music in the 17th and 18th Centuries
Music of the 19th Century
Music Since 1900
Music Literature
Advanced Harmonic Analysis
Select 6 credits from the following:6
UAF Jazz Band
Chamber Music
Introduction to Computer-Based Music Technology
Conducting
Private Lessons (major area)
Private Lessons (major area)
Counterpoint
Total Credits24