The bachelor of arts in
music degree program recognizes students' diverse interests and the shifting
vocational market. This program of study offers students great flexibility in
designing programs that emphasize their musical strengths, as well as their
abilities in other fields.
The Conservatory's bachelor of arts in music degree requires a minimum of 129
credit hours of study. Fifty-four credit hours will be in music, including music
theory and history, applied music, ensemble, listening laboratory and electives.
There are approximately 48 credit hours required in the field of biological,
physical and social sciences, and the humanities. A secondary specialty area,
known as an area of concentration, requires approximately 15-18 credit hours
from a block of 27 credit hours of electives.
Students accepted into the Conservatory's bachelor of arts music program have
great freedom in designing individual programs of study around their musical
training. They may take courses in such areas as business, communications,
English, theater, computer science, foreign languages and music therapy, which
may lead to a double-major degree.