2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Mar 28, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Music Major with Concentrations in Merchandising or Business Administration

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(85 credits)

The program merges business and musical expertise, preparing the graduate to enter the music industry with an ability to interact with professionals in both music and business.

Music Core (61 credits):

History and Literature (12 credits):

Other Basic Musicianship Courses (1 credit):

Secondary Piano (2 credits):

Note: Piano and organ principals are excused from this requirement but must take two additional hours of music electives.

Performance (8 credits):

Choose 2 credits from the following:

Choose 2 credits from the following:

Ensembles (4 credits):

Choose 2 credits from the following:

Choose two additional credits from other ensembles

Professional Practice (12 credits):

Note: Before students in the music business major may participate in the Professional Practice Program, they must pass the Keyboard Proficiency Examination and have a grade point average of at least 2.5 in all music courses and in all University work.

All students must choose one of the following concentrations along with the cores:

Business Administration Concentration (9 credits)


Music Merchandising Concentration (9 credits):

Keyboard Proficiency

Before beginning their Professional Practice, all music majors must pass a keyboard proficiency examination. Music education majors must pass the keyboard proficiency examination before student teaching. Further information about this requirement is available on the school’s web site. 

Event Attendance

A large number of concerts and recitals representing a broad spectrum of musical styles and genres occurs every semester. This resource of musical events is an integral part of a musician’s training. All music majors and minors must attend a specified number of concerts, recitals, and Contemporary Music Festival events before graduation. Information concerning this requirement is available in the school office.

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