Bachelor of Music with a Concentration in History

School of Music

The B.M. with a Concentration in History offers intensive training in the materials and methods of music history, including the literature, genres, forms, styles, and technical vocabulary of Western art music, the development of musical style within a broader humanistic and cultural context, aural and written analysis of musical form and style, and advanced research tools of music history, leading to completion of a significant project of independent research.

General Education Requirements
English Composition Requirements6
Mathematics Requirement3
Public Speaking Requirement3
Science requirements6
Behavioral & Social Science requirements6
Humanities requirements6
Arts requirement3
Diverse Communities requirement3
Interdisciplinary requirement3
Student Electives9
Writing Emphasis requirements9
Required Music History Courses
MHL 210Music History I 13
MHL 211Music History II 13
MHL 212Music History III 13
Upper-level music history electives, Senior Project I and II24
Required Theory/Composition Courses
MTC 112Theory of Music I 13
MTC 113Theory of Music II 13
MTC 114Aural Activities I 12
MTC 115Aural Activities II 12
MTC 212Theory of Music III3
MTC 213Theory of Music IV3
MTC 214Aural Activities III2
MTC 215Aural Activities IV2
MTC 342Music Analysis3
Recital Attendance
Performance area, music organizations, music electives, piano competency22
Total Minimum Credits Required120
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Minimum grade of C- required.

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The following is a suggested course sequence for this program; course offerings and availability are not guaranteed. Students should consult their academic advisor with any questions.

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
Semester OneCredits
MTC 112 Theory of Music I 1 3
MTC 114 Aural Activities I 1 2
Major Lessons - ___ 171 1.5
MHL 310 Collegium Musicum 1
PIA 191 Piano Class (Minor) 0.5
WRT 120 Effective Writing I (General Education Course) 2 3
General Education Course (Math) 2 3
General Education Course 2 3
Recital Attendance  
 Credits17
Semester Two
MTC 113 Theory of Music II 1 3
MTC 115 Aural Activities II 1 2
MHL 210 Music History I 1 3
Major Lesson - ___ 172 1.5
MHL 310 Collegium Musicum 1
PIA 192 Piano Class (Minor) 0.5
General Education Course (2nd Writing) 2 3
General Education Course 2 3
Recital Attendance  
 Credits17
Year Two
Semester Three
MTC 212 Theory of Music III 1 3
MTC 214 Aural Activities III 1 2
MHL 211 Music History II 1 3
Major Lesson - ___ 271 1.5
Major Ensemble 0.5
PIA 291 Piano class 1
General Education Course 2 3
Student Elective 2 3
Recital Attendance  
 Credits17
Semester Four
MTC 213 Theory of Music IV 3
MTC 215 Aural Activities IV 2
MHL 212 Music History III 1 3
Major Lesson - ___ 272 1.5
Major Ensemble 0.5
PIA 292 Piano Class 1
Student Elective 2 3
General Education Course 2 3
Recital Attendance  
 Credits17
Year Three
Semester Five
MTC 342 Music Analysis 3
Music History Course - MHL 3/4 ___ 3
Music History Course - MHL 3/4 ___ 3
Major Lesson - ___ 371 1.5
Major Ensemble 0.5
General Education Course 2 3
Elective 3
Recital Attendance  
 Credits17
Semester Six
Music History Course - MHL 3/4 ___ 3
Music History Course - MHL 3/4 ___ 3
Major Lesson - ___ 372 1.5
Major Ensemble 0.5
General Education Course 2 3
Music Electives 2 6
Recital Attendance  
 Credits17
Year Four
Semester Seven
Music History Course - MHL 3/4/6 ___ 3
MHL 498 Senior Project I 3
Major Lesson - ___ 471 1.5
General Education Course (Public Speaking) 2 3
Music Electives 2 6
 Credits16.5
Semester Eight
Music History Course - MHL 3/4/6 ___ 3
MHL 499 Senior Project II 3
Major Lesson - ___ 472 1.5
Student Electives 2 6
General Education Course 2 3
 Credits16.5
 Total Credits135
1

Grade of C- or higher required.

2

Course availability varies; may be interchanged with another.