Requirements – BA Music

Bachelor of Arts in Music

This general music degree prepares students for careers in performance, church music, private teaching, and various music leadership positions in the community.

Emphasis Areas 

Performance (Vocal, Instrumental, Keyboard, Conducting), Sacred Music, Jazz Studies, Music Business, Music Theater

Bachelor of Arts in Music: 47 Hours
Core Requirements
MUS 1339 Music Theory I
MUS 1340Music Theory II
MUS 1139Aural Skills I
MUS 1140Aural Skills II
MUS 2320 History of Music I: Beginnings to Baroque
MUS 2139 Aural Skills III
MUS 2339Music Theory III
MUS 3320 History of Music II: Classical/Romantic Periods (1750-1850)
MUS 3340History of Music III: Late Romantic to Present (1850-Present)
Must take sixteen hours of Applied Music in their emphasis instrument (or voice if vocal emphasis) and four hours of Applied Piano (or
must show proficiency).
Supporting Requirements
MUS 3147Junior Recital
MUS 4147Senior Recital

Supporting Requirements for Each Emphasis

Performance Emphasis
MUS 3190Ensemble Assistantship
Must complete three hours of theory, two additional Music Histories, Vocal Pedagogy or Instrumental Methods, Internship related to
performance/conducting area, and Independent Study.
Music Business Emphasis
ACCT 2311Principles of Accounting
BA 1300Entrepreneurship
PSY 2302Statistics in the Behavioral Sciences
BA 2361Principles of Marketing
BA 3362Consumer Behavior
Must complete independent study or internship. Other suggested electives are COMM 2303 Intro to Advertising and another internship
in music business field.
Music Theater Emphasis
THEA 1321Acting I
THEA 3323Acting II
THEA 1320Introduction to Theater
MUS 3360History of Musical Theater
Must complete three hours of upper level history and a Junior/Senior Theater Seminar
Jazz Studies Emphasis
MUS 3303All That Jazz
MUS 3274Instrumental Methods
MUS 3190Ensemble Assistantship
Must complete Music Theory III, Music History III, independent study, and an internship
Sacred Music Emphasis
MUS 3190Ensemble Assistantship
MUS 3320Music in Religion
Must complete two additional music histories, vocal pedagogy or instrumental methods, and two internships in music ministry of different
churches.

Bachelor of Music Degree

Offerings include a Bachelor of Music degree and a myriad of performance opportunities, preparing students for careers in performance, church music, private teaching, preparation for graduate study in music, and various music leadership positions in the community.

Bachelor of Arts in Music: 47 Hours
Core Requirements
MUS 1339 Music Theory I
MUS 1340Music Theory II
MUS 1139Aural Skills I
MUS 1140Aural Skills II
MUS 2320 History of Music I: Beginnings to Baroque
MUS 2139 Aural Skills III
MUS 2339Music Theory III
MUS 3320 History of Music II: Classical/Romantic Periods (1750-1850)
MUS 3340History of Music III: Late Romantic to Present (1850-Present)
Must take sixteen hours of Applied Music in their emphasis instrument (or voice if vocal emphasis) and four hours of Applied Piano (or
must show proficiency).
Supporting Requirements
MUS 3147Junior Recital
MUS 4147Senior Recital

Emphasis Requirements

Must complete one of the following emphases: vocal, piano, instrumental, or guitar

Vocal Emphasis
MUS 2233 Lyric Diction for Singers
MUS 3251 Vocal Pedagogy
MUS 3277 Conducting
Must take eight hours of Kentucky Wesleyan Singers.
Piano/Organ Emphasis
MUS 3241Piano/Organ Pedagogy
MUS 3248 Accompaniment
MUS 3277 Conducting
Must take eight hours of Kentucky Wesleyan Band, Kentucky Wesleyan
Singers, or Panther Pianists
Guitar Emphasis
MUS 3202Applied Music Literature---Guitar
MUS 3245Guitar Pedagogy
MUS 3274Instrumental Methods
Must take eight hours of Kentucky Wesleyan Singers, Kentucky Wesleyan Band, or Panther Pianists