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Music Scholarship

Combining broad upper-level coursework in music theory, music history, and ethnomusicology with the performance standards of the B.Mus., this program provides a strong preparation for graduate work in music scholarship. The major begins in the third year of undergraduate study, following two years in another major. Admittance is not automatic: students must submit a written application explaining their interest in the program. Normally an applicant will not be admitted without at least an overall 80% average in the first- and second-year core courses in music theory and history, and at least a 75% average in first-year English.

Program requirements for the Bachelor of Music in Music Scholarship include:
Core B.Mus. Requirements in Music History, Musicianship, Music Theory, and Music Technology (34 credits)
For specific requirements, see Bachelor of Music, Degree Requirements.
Music Performance (16 credits)
MUSC 182 4
MUSC 282 4
MUSC 382 4
MUSC 482 4
The concentration instrument is usually the one on which the student is most competent, and on which the student auditioned to enter the School.
Secondary Performance (4 credits)
MUSC 141 or 171A 2
MUSC 241 or 271 2
Secondary-level lessons in piano, if needed; see Minimum Requirements in Piano.
Ensembles (10-16 credits)
Large ensemble 3-4
Large ensemble 3-4
Large or small ensemble 2-4
Another large or small ensemble 2-4
Students interested in ethnomusicology should take one of the Asian music ensembles, MUSC 165.
Music Electives
Music electives 15
Music electives must include at least 9 credits of music theory, music history, or ethnomusicology in addition to those required in the program. MUSC 349, Keyboard Harmony, is required of keyboard concentrators and recommended for students interested in theory. As not all courses are offered every year, students should meet with an advisor to determine which courses are best suited to the student's interests. With the approval of a supervising faculty scholar, a student may undertake a one-term, 3-credit research project, MUSC 402.
Additional Music Requirements (12 credits)
MUSC 328 3
Ethnomusicology 3
Music history1 6
1 Students will choose two courses from MUSC 352-358.
Other Course Requirements
Writing Requirement (WRDS 150 or ENGL 100) 3
Literature Requirement 6
Non-Music Electives2 24
2 PHYS 341 is recommended for students interested in music theory. Students interested in ethnomusicology should consider courses in anthropology or languages. Students contemplating graduate study in theory or history should study German.
Electives3 3
3 Any music or non-music course consistent with the guidelines above for music and non-music electives.

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