PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

 

Bachelor of Arts in Music degree is to meet the needs of students who want a liberal arts education with significant academic rigor in music, as well as applied study and ensemble experiences. This degree affords students the opportunity to hone performance skills and other professional goals within the liberal arts context.

Bachelor of Arts in Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

YOU COULD BECOME A ...

  • Community Band or Choral Director
  • Music Teacher
  • Art Manager
  • Music Minister
  • Performer

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GRADUATE PROGRAM IN …

  • Music Therapy
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  • Music Performance

FACULTY SPOTLIGHT

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Dr. Diana shapiro

Assistant Professor
Music Department

Phone920 686-6172
Emaildiana.shapiro@sl.edu

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Jonathan Kim

Assistant Professor
Music Department

Phone920 686-6184
Emailjonathan.kim@sl.edu

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Dr. James Ackman

Assistant Professor
Music Department

Phone920 686-6185
Emailjames.ackman@sl.edu

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Emily Davis

Instructor
Music Department

Phone920 686-6177
Emailemily.davis@sl.edu

Program Learning Outcomes

To achieve its goal, the Music Program provides instruction opportunities for students to:

  • Develop competencies in the areas of solfege singing, aural skills, music theory and analysis, arranging, composition and improvisation.
  • Develop competencies in the areas of composition and analysis including composing, arranging, analysis of music literature and implementing music technology for these purposes.
  • Develop competencies in the areas of music  performance, both solo and ensemble.
  • Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge in the area of musical repertory and styles from many cultures and historical periods.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

PROGRAM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Students interested in the music major must attend Music Jumpstart Day. The assessments given during this day will ensure proper placement in music courses.

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS

  • A minimum of one-third of the required courses must be completed through Silver Lake College of the Holy Family.

PROGRAM EXIT REQUIREMENTS

  • Students must earn a “C” or better in each music course to count towards degree requirements.

Program Curriculum

Music Major Core Courses 30 credits
MUS 112 Music Theory I 3
MUS 113 Music Theory II 3
MUS 200 Music Theory III 3
MUS 114 Music History & Literature I 3
MUS 214 Music History & Literature II 3
MUS 300 Music of the 20th and 21st centuries 3
MUS 121 Solfege I 2
MUS 122 Solfege II 2
MUS 221 Solfege III 2
MUS 239 Technology in Music 2
MUS 244 Basic Choral and Instrumental Conducting 2
MUS 400 Instrumental and Choral Arranging 2

 

Bachelor of Arts in Music Degree 54 credits
Music Major Core Courses 30
Applied Lessons 8
Major Ensemble 8
Musical Electives (except Applied Lessons in Major Performance Area and Major Ensemble in Major Per- formance Area) 8

 

The Music Minor is attractive to any student with a non-music major who has a special interest and some background in music, and who wishes to pursue music as his/her secondary interest.  It is not certifiable for a Wisconsin Teaching License.

Music Minor (Non-music majors only) 24 credits
MUS 112 Music Theory I 3
MUS 113 Music Theory II 3
MUS 114 Music History & Literature I 3
MUS 214 Music History & Literature II 3
Choral or Instrumental Ensembles* 4
Applied Instrument or Voice* 4
Applied or Class Piano (if not principal instrument) 2
Music Electives 2

 

*Ensembles and Applied credits should be earned on the student’s principal instrument; keyboard or classical guitar music minor students may elect either choral or instrumental ensemble.

Attending music performances is an essential part of a music student's education.  MUS005 is a 0 credit course to verify concert attendance.  Three semesters of this course are required for music minors.


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