Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Music Degree (48 semester hours)

University General Education Requirements

For this degree, at least 76 semester hours other than music must be earned for graduation.

Core Courses (30 semester hours)

  • MUSC 161 Musicianship I (4)
  • MUSC 162 Musicianship II (4)
  • MUSC 242 Music History I (4)
  • MUSC 343 Music History II (4)
  • MUSC 495 Senior Project (2)
  • MUSE 160X Rhythm Workshop (1)
  • MUSE 0--X Ensemble (7) *except for MUSE 099X
  • MUSL 370 Applied Lessons (4)
  • MUS-RECIT Music Convocation (0 cr)
  • Piano Proficiency Exam (0 cr)

Additional Music Theory (4 semester hours)

Structured Electives (14 semester hours) (at least 12 semester hours must be at the 300-level or higher and include a W class)

  • MUSC 207 Improvisation I: Free (4)
  • MUSC 212 Jazz: America and Beyond (4)
  • MUSC 266 Diction for Singers I (2)
  • MUSC 267 Diction for Singers II (2)
  • MUSC 314 Knowing the Score: A History of Music for Film (4)
  • MUSC 318W Beethoven, His Legacy and the Power of Music (4)
  • MUSC 331W Advanced Topics in Music Theory and Analysis (4)
  • MUSC 339 Desktop Music Production (4)
  • MUSC 340 Methods of Musical Composition (2)
  • MUSC 345 Conducting (4)
  • MUSC 351 Vocal Pedagogy (2)
  • MUSC 390 Independent Study (2 or 4)
  • MUSC 425 Recording Studio Music Production (4)
  • MUSC 445 Topics in Music History (4)
  • MUSC 490 Independent Study (2 or 4)

Requirements for the Music Minor (20 semester hours)

The Minor Program in Music consists of 20 semester hours in Music chosen from the following courses in consultation with the Music Department.

Core requirements (8 semester hours)

Twelve semester hours chosen from the music curriculum in consultation with a music advisor; at least 4 semester hours must be at the 300-level or higher (12)

  • MUSC 111 Basics of Singing (2)
  • MUSC 121 Creating Music with Technology (4)
  • MUSC 140 Class Piano I (2)
  • MUSC 162 Musicianship II (4)
  • MUSC 180 Class Piano II (2)
  • MUSC 187 Music Virtuosity Across Cultures (4)
  • MUSC 207 Improvisation I: Free (4)
  • MUSC 212 Jazz: America and Beyond (4)
  • MUSC 214 Knowing the Score: A History of Music for Film (4)
  • MUSC 218 Beethoven, His Legacy and the Power of Music (4)
  • MUSC 242 Music History I (4)
  • MUSC 261 Musicianship III (4)
  • MUSC 265 Jazz Harmony and Repertoire (4)
  • MUSC 266 Diction for Singers I (2)
  • MUSC 267 Diction for Singers II (2)
  • MUSC 281 Opera: Gender, Sexuality, "Others" (4)
  • MUSC 314 Knowing the Score: A History of Music for Film (4)
  • MUSC 318W Beethoven, His Legacy and the Power of Music (4)
  • MUSC 331W Advanced Topics in Music Theory and Analysis (4)
  • MUSC 339 Desktop Music Production (4)
  • MUSC 340 Methods of Musical Composition (2)
  • MUSC 343 Music History II (4)
  • MUSC 345 Conducting (4)
  • MUSC 351 Vocal Pedagogy (2)
  • MUSC 425 Recording Studio Music Production (4)
  • MUSL 270 Applied Instrumental and Vocal Instruction (1-2)
  • MUSL 370 Applied Instrumental and Vocal Instruction (1-2)
Willamette University

Music Department

Address
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.
Phone
503-370-6255

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