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2013 - 2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2013 - 2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music, BA


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Required Credit Hours: 41


Major Computing Requirement:


The Major Computing Proficiency Requirement is fulfilled by earning a C- or better in MUSC 345 .

Major Writing Requirements:


The Major Writing Requirement is fulfilled by earning a C- or better in MUSC 345 .

Core Requirements:


24 credits in core requirements, 8 credits of performance, 8 credits of elective academic courses, and one credit as the senior project. The core requirements consist of the following courses below. The 8 music performance credits will consist of 6 credits in a single performance area (that is, lessons in voice or in one particular instrument, and also in one vocal or instrumental style if the department offers more than one category) and 2 credits in a single departmental ensemble. For the single performance area, at least two semesters must be taken at the 30-level, or at the 40-level if a student is doing a recital for MUSC 491 . MUSC 101  may not be used towards the major. No more than 18 credits toward the major may be transferred from elsewhere. Potential music majors are strongly encouraged to take MUSC 201 , MUSC 213 , MUSC 241 , and MUSC 345  as early as possible.

Majors in Music will also complete MUSC 491  (Senior Project), which is designed in conjunction with a project advisor. The project advisor need not be the same as the major advisor. The senior project consists of a supervised independent study, which usually culminates in either a recital or a lecture-recital of approximately an hour in length, or in a substantive research paper exhibiting scholarly engagement with an original topic. A composer’s senior project usually results in an original composition or significant arrangement, either of which may be premiered. During the semester in which a major undertakes the Senior Project, she or he is required to enroll in MUSC 491  for one credit. Students satisfying the Senior Project requirement with a recital must have attained 40-level in a single performance area (that is, lessons in voice or in one particular instrument, and also in one vocal or instrumental style if the department offers more than one category) at least one full semester prior to the semester of the recital; during the semester of the recital, they must register both for MUSC 491  and performance instruction. Students completing Honors in Music will satisfy the Senior Project requirement with MUSC 495 -MUSC 496 . All music majors must complete and submit a Senior Project Form that is signed by the project advisor/s. For seniors graduating in December, the form must be filed by one week after the fall semester drop/add deadline; for May graduates, the form must be submitted by the Friday after fall break. These forms are available in the Department of Music office and on the Department of Music webpage (http://www.wm.edu/music).

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