B.M. with Elective Studies

Wells School of Music

The B.M. with Elective Studies is a general degree in music that includes performance through lessons and ensembles, core academic background in music theory, history, aural skills, conducting and piano proficiency, along with WCU’s robust general education program. Additionally, students in this program earn the equivalent of a minor in a field of their choice selected from all WCU offerings, determined in consultation with academic advisors in the Wells School of Music and the department that houses the minor program.  

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS 1
Academic Foundations
First Year Experience requirement4
English Composition requirement6-7
Mathematics requirement3-4
Interdisciplinary requirement3
Music History III
Diverse Communities requirement3
Global Soundscapes: Music, History, and Society
Ethics requirement3
Global Human Rights in Cultural Production 2
Distributed Disciplinary Foundations
Science requirement6-8
Behavioral & Social Science requirement6
Humanities requirement6
Introduction to World Literature 2
World Literature I
Global Human Rights in Cultural Production 2
Arts requirement3
Global Soundscapes: Music, History, and Society 3
ADDITIONAL BACCALAUREATE REQUIREMENTS
University Requirements
Writing Emphasis requirement9
Introduction to World Literature 2
World Literature I
Speaking Emphasis requirement9
Music History II 3
Degree Requirements
Capstone requirement1-15
MAJOR REQUIREMENTS
Required Music Theory and Musicianship Courses
MTC 112Theory of Music I 33
MTC 114Aural Activities I 32
MTC 113Theory of Music II 33
MTC 115Aural Activities II 32
MTC 212Theory of Music III3
MTC 214Aural Activities III2
MTC 213Theory of Music IV3
MTC 215Aural Activities IV2
Required Music History Courses
MHL 180Global Soundscapes: Music, History, and Society 33
MHL 211Music History II 33
MHL 212Music History III3
Major Lessons
INM 111Applied Lesson1.5
or VOK 111 Applied Lesson
INM 112Applied Lesson1.5
or VOK 112 Applied Lesson
INM 211Applied Lesson1.5
or VOK 211 Applied Lesson
INM 212Applied Lesson1.5
or VOK 212 Applied Lesson
INM 311Applied Lesson1.5
or VOK 311 Applied Lesson
INM 312Applied Lesson1.5
or VOK 312 Applied Lesson
INM 411Applied Lesson1.5
or VOK 411 Applied Lesson
Conducting
VOC 311Choral Conducting I2
or AIC 311 Instrumental Conducting I
Recital Attendance
Major Ensembles 4
Select 4 credits from the following:4
Men's Chorus
Women's Chorus
Mastersingers
Cantari Donne
Concert Choir
Marching Band
Concert Band
Wind Symphony
Wind Ensemble
Symphony Orchestra
String Ensemble 5
The Outside Field
These courses are taken under advisement of the outside field department chairperson. (In most cases, the curriculum for a minor will be used to determine the course work for the outside field.)18
Piano 6
PIA 191Piano Class (Minor)0.5
PIA 192Piano Class (Minor)0.5
PIA 291Piano Class1
PIA 292Piano Class1
Music Electives
Music electives selected under advisement.3
Free Electives
Selected under advisement. Courses can be chosen from music or outside field.6
Capstone Requirement
INM 412Applied Lesson 71.5
or VOK 412 Applied Lesson
Total Minimum Credits Required120
1

Total number of credits varies depending on how general education requirements are satisfied. Students are advised to take ​general education courses that satisfy multiple distributive requirements.

2

This course is recommended to fulfill this requirement.

3

Minimum grade of C- is required

4

8 semesters required, repeatable.

5

Guitar ensemble, guitar only.

6

May complete via competency exam.

7

This course fulfills the Capstone requirement.

To track their individual degree progress, students are advised to access their Degree Progress Report (DPR) via myWCU regularly. For more information, visit wcupa.edu/DegreeProgressReport.

The following is a sample 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
PIA 191 Piano Class (Minor) 0.5
INM 111
Applied Lesson
or Applied Lesson
1.5
FYE 100XFirst Year Experience 4
Major Ensemble 0.5
Gen Ed Course 3
Recital Attendance
 Credits14.5
Semester Two
MTC 113 Theory of Music II 1 3
MTC 115 Aural Activities II 1 2
PIA 192 Piano Class (Minor) 0.5
INM 112
Applied Lesson
or Applied Lesson
1.5
Major Ensemble 0.5
Gen Ed Course 3
Gen Ed Course 3
Gen Ed Course 3
Recital Attendance
 Credits16.5
Year Two
Semester Three
MTC 212 Theory of Music III 3
MTC 214 Aural Activities III 2
MHL 180 Global Soundscapes: Music, History, and Society 1 3
PIA 291 Piano Class 1
INM 211
Applied Lesson
or Applied Lesson
1.5
Major Ensemble 0.5
Gen Ed Course 3
Recital Attendance
 Credits14
Semester Four
MTC 213 Theory of Music IV 3
MTC 215 Aural Activities IV 2
MHL 211 Music History II 1 3
PIA 292 Piano Class 1
INM 212
Applied Lesson
or Applied Lesson
1.5
Major Ensemble 0.5
Outside Field Course 3
Recital Attendance
 Credits14
Year Three
Semester Five
MHL 212 Music History III 3
INM 311
Applied Lesson
or Applied Lesson
1.5
VOC 311
Choral Conducting I
or Instrumental Conducting I
2
Major Ensemble 0.5
Outside Field Course 3
Gen Ed Course 3
Gen Ed Course 3
Recital Attendance
 Credits16
Semester Six
INM 312
Applied Lesson
or Applied Lesson
1.5
Major Ensemble 0.5
Outside Field Course 3
Outside Field Course 3
Music Elective 3
Gen Ed Course 3
Gen Ed Course 3
Recital Attendance
 Credits17
Year Four
Semester Seven
INM 411
Applied Lesson
or Applied Lesson
1.5
Major Ensemble 0.5
Outside Field Course 3
Gen Ed Course 3
Gen Ed Course 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits14
Semester Eight
INM 412
Applied Lesson
or Applied Lesson
1.5
Major Ensemble 0.5
Outside Field Course 3
Gen Ed Course 3
Gen Ed Course 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits14
 Total Credits120
1

Grade of C- or higher required.