University of Vermont

2010-11 Online Catalogue

Music (Bachelor of Arts)

Overview

In the Bachelor of Arts program, music majors may choose from four concentrations: music history and literature, performance, theory and composition, and jazz studies.

All students interested in majoring in music must first pass an entrance audition on an instrument or voice. In order to complete the major, all students must attain intermediate level on a single instrument or voice; must have or acquire piano skills sufficient to pass the piano proficiency examination; and must pass a junior standing examination, usually at the end of the sophomore year, before being permitted to declare a concentration.

General Requirements

Specific Requirements

Forty Credits in Music: Majors in all concentrations except jazz studies (see below) must take the following core courses: MU 111, MU 112 (history); MU 054, MU 056, MU 109 MU 110, MU 154, MU 156 (theory), MU 209, MU 210; and eight credits of performance study (two credits of ensembles plus six credits of lessons, excluding group piano lessons).

Concentration in Music History and Literature

Six additional credits at 100-level or higher in music history and literature, three credits in a music concentration other than history and literature, and MU 211. Additionally, students must attain intermediate level on an instrument chosen from the department's offerings.

Concentration in Performance

Six additional credits at the 100-level in performance study (lessons only), three credits in a music concentration other than performance, and MU 250. Additionally, students must appear each year in department recitals.

Concentration in Theory and Composition

Six additional credits at the 100-level or higher in theory and composition, three credits in a music concentration other than theory and composition, and MU 260. Additionally, students must attain intermediate level on an instrument chosen from the department's offerings.

Concentration in Jazz Studies

Concentrators must take MU 054, MU 056 (theory), MU 109, MU 110; MU 111, or MU 112 (history); three additional credits selected from the following offerings: MU 106, MU 107, MU 113, MU 201, MU 203, MU 205; eight credits of performance study (two credits of ensembles plus six credits of lessons, excluding group piano lessons); MU 024, MU 025, MU 105, MU 159, MU 257, MU 259; three additional credits at the 100-level in performance study and MU 250 (senior recital). At least two credits of performance study must be in the "classical" idiom. Additionally, students must appear each year in department recitals.

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