Begin Date: Spring Semester 1998
End Date: Spring Semester 1999
PROFESSOR RICHARD GREEN, in charge
The Bachelor of Arts degree in Music combines a broad liberal education with a selection of courses in Music. The degree is designed to develop basic musicianship, the ability to perform, and a set of principles that leads to a fuller intellectual grasp of the art.
Students are required to pass a piano proficiency examination, enroll in a core ensemble for two semesters, and satisfactorily complete a senior project. Application for admittance into the program requires completion of a two-year core of music and General Education courses.
For the B.A. degree in Music, a minimum of 130 credits is required.
MUSIC MINOR: Students must take MUSIC 121(1), 122(1), 131(2), 132(2), 261(3), 262(3), 8 credits in applied music through Level IV: Primary, and 8 additional credits (at least 6 at the 400 level) in Music (or Brass, Keyboard, Percussion, Strings, Voice, or Woodwinds) for a total of 28 credits. Entrance into the music minor will be based on an audition. All required course work must be completed with a grade of C or better. A certificate is awarded to students successfully completing the requirements of the minor.
Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem:1-2)
GENERAL EDUCATION: 46 credits
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)
ELECTIVES: 10 credits
BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 24 credits
(See description of Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements in front of Bulletin.)
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 50 credits
PRESCRIBED COURSES (26 credits)
MUSIC 121(1), 122(1), 131(2), 132(2), 161(1), 162W(1) (Sem: 1-2)
MUSIC 221(1), 222(1), 231(2), 232(2), 261(3), 262 (3), 331(2) (Sem: 3-4)
MUSIC 332(2) (Sem: 5-6)
MUSIC 101(1), 476W(3) (Sem: 7-8)
SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (24 credits)
Select 8 credits in applied music through Level IV of Primary; or MUSIC 110(1), 170(1), 210(1), 270(1), and four semesters of KEYBD 100J GA(1) (Sem: 1-8)
Select 4 credits of ensembles (see School of Music Handbook for list of ensembles) (Sem: 1-8)
Select 12 credits of 400-level music courses (see School of Music Handbook for specific requirements) (Sem: 5-8)
 A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.
The Pennsylvania State University ©1998
The University reserves the right to change the requirements and regulations listed here and to determine whether a student has satisfactorily met its requirements for admission or graduation, and to reject any applicant for any reason the University determines to be material to the applicant's qualifications to pursue higher education. Nothing in this material should be considered a guarantee that completion of a program and graduation from the University will result in employment.
Last Revised by the Department: Spring Semester 1998
Blue Sheet Item #: 26-01-004
Review Date: 6/7/99 (General Education Update)