Requirements

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 Music47 Total Hours
Core Requirements29 Hours
MUS 139Aural Skills 11
MUS 140Aural Skills 21
MUS 147Music Theory 13
MUS 148Music Theory 23
MUS 220, 324, or 340Music History 1, 2, or 33
MUS 377Conducting2
MUS 450Senior Project/Recital1
variousApplied Music8
variousApplied Piano1
variousMusic Ensemble6 (2 upper-level)
Suggested Electives (Performance)18 Hours
MUS 235Music Theory 33
MUS 220, 324, or 340Music History 1, 2, or 36
MUS 351 OR MUS 374Vocal Pedagogy or Instrumental Methods2
MUS xxxInternship3
MUS xxxEnsemble Assistantship1
MUS xxxIndependent Study3

Emphasis Requirements

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

Vocal Emphasis
MUS 233Lyric Diction for Singers
MUS 351Vocal Pedagogy
MUS 377Conducting
Must take eight hours of Kentucky Wesleyan Singers.
Piano/Organ Emphasis
MUS 348Accompaniment
MUS 350Piano/Organ Pedagogy
MUS 377Conducting
Must take eight hours of Kentucky Wesleyan Band, Kentucky Wesleyan
Singers, or Panther Pianists
Instrumental Emphasis
MUS 276Orchestration
MUS 308Instrumental Methods
MUS 377Conducting
Must take eight (8) hours of Kentucky Wesleyan Band.
Guitar Emphasis
MUS 302Applied Music Literature - Guitar
MUS 323Guitar Pedagogy
MUS 308Instrumental Methods
Must take eight hours of Kentucky Wesleyan Singers, Kentucky Wesleyan Band, or Panther Pianists