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B.A., Music

MUSIC MAJOR (B.A. Degree)

Hours

The MUSIC CORE (Required of all Music Majors):

  • MUS 1511 Music Theory I (3)
  • MUS 1512 Music Theory II (3)
  • MUS 1516 Aural Skills II (1)
  • MUS 1517 Aural Skills II (1)
  • MUS 2135 Class Piano I (0-1) (or equivalent proficiency)
  • MUS 2136 Class Piano II (0-1) (or equivalent proficiency)
  • MUS 3713 Survey of Music History I (3)
  • MUS 3714 Survey of Music History II (3)

14-16

Area of Concentration
Select one from the following areas of concentration in addition to the Core:
Music Business
Music Education
Music Performance
Popular Music
Sacred Music
Worship Arts

37-41

 

Total:

55-60

 

MUSIC BUSINESS Concentration

Hours

The Music Business Concentration is designed to prepare the student to pursue a business career related to the field of music. Read More »

MUS 0111 Music Seminar (4 semesters)

0

MUS 1113 World Music

3

MUS 2360 Principles of Music Business

3

MUS 3361 Intermediate Music Business

3

MUS 3362 Advanced Music Business

2

MUS 4201 Music Practicum

1

MUS 4401 Internship

3

MUS 4360 Senior Music Project

1

ACC 1901 Principles of Accounting I

3

ECON 1902 Principles of Microeconomics

3

MGT 2501 Principles of Management

3

MKT 2501 Principles of Marketing

3

Applied Music

2

Music Ensemble (4 semesters)

3

Music or Cognate Electives

10

 

Total:

44

 

MUSIC EDUCATION Concentration

Hours

The Music Concentration is designed to provide study and experiences to meet the music competencies expected by the State of North Carolina for K-12 music teacher licensure. In addition to the courses listed below, the Music Education student will be expected to meet departmental requirements of recital performance, ensemble participation, and attendance at certain musical recitals and performances, as well as to pass both a theory and a performance exam by the end of the sophomore year. Read More »

MUS 0111 Music Seminar (4 semesters)

0

MUS 0390 Half Recital

0

MUS 1113 World Music

3

MUS 2137 Class Piano III (or equivalent proficiency)

1

MUS 2138 Class Piano IV (or equivalent proficiency)

1

MUS 2145 Class Voice (vocalists only)

1

MUS 2221 String Methods

1

MUS 2222 Woodwinds Methods

1

MUS 2223 Brass Methods

1

MUS 2224 Percussion Methods

1

MUS 2521 Music Theory III

3

MUS 2522 Music Theory IV

3

MUS 2525 Aural Skills III

1

MUS 2526 Aural Skills IV

1

MUS 3537 Music in the Elementary School

2

MUS 3546 Curriculum, Methods and Materials: Middle and Secondary School

3

MUS 3732 Choral Conducting

2

MUS 3733 Instrumental Conducting and Arranging

2

MUS 4500 Capstone in Music Education

2

Applied Music (MAJOR)

7

Music Ensemble (minimum of 7 semesters). Must be selected according to student's principal instrument:
• Instrumental: MUS 1195
• Vocal: MUS 1193 or MUS 1196
• Keyboard: MUS 1193, MUS 1195, MUS 1196

7

Total:

41-43


Special Subject (K-12) Teacher Licensure

Students seeking special subject (grades K-12) teacher licensure in Music must satisfy the requirements for the B.A.degree with a concentration in Music Education and for undergraduate teacher licensure (including the Special Subject Area Minor and student teaching) outlined under the heading for the Department of Teacher Education.

 

MUSIC PERFORMANCE Concentration

Hours

The music performance concentration at Catawba College is ideal for students interested in a performance career in classical/art music, a private teaching career, and/or graduate studies in performance. Read More »

MUS 0111 Music Seminar (4 semesters)

0

MUS 1113 World Music

3

MUS 0390 Half Recital

0

MUS 0391 Recital

0

MUS 2137 Class Piano III (or equivalent proficiency)

0-1

MUS 2138 Class Piano IV (or equivalent proficiency)

0-1

MUS 2521 Music Theory III

3

MUS 2522 Music Theory IV

3

MUS 2525 Aural Skills III

1

MUS 2526 Aural Skills IV

1

MUS 3219 Literature and Pedagogy

3

MUS 3732 Choral Conducting

2

MUS 3733 Instrumental Conducting and Arranging

2

Applied Music (major)

12

Music Ensemble (must enroll every semester)
Must be selected from MUS 1193, MUS 1194, MUS 1195, MUS 1196

8

Electives in Music

3

Choose from one of the following:
• MUS 1192 Small Ensembles, (instrumentalists)
• MUS 2133 Accompanying Techniques (pianists)
• MUS 2145 Class Voice (vocalists)

1

Total:

42-44

 

POPULAR MUSIC Concentration

Hours

The Popular Music Concentration is designed to prepare the student to pursue a career in popular music. It combines study in performance, songwriting, music business and music technology/audio recording along with the theory and history of popular music. As a capstone experience, each student completes an individually designed Senior Music Project. Double majoring in Music Business is supported. Read More »

MUS 2111 Songwriting

3

MUS 2112 Music Technology

3

MUS 2360 Principles of Music Business

3

MUS 2523 Theory of Popular Music

3

MUS 3112 Audio Recording

3

MUS 3715 American Popular Music

3

MUS 4360 Senior Music Project

1

Music Ensemble

6

Applied Music

6

Total:

31

 

SACRED MUSIC Concentration

Hours

The Sacred Music Concentration is designed to prepare the student as a performer and choral director, and to acquaint the student with the methods and materials needed to implement a church music program. For students pursuing this concentration, the primary performance medium will be organ or voice. A minor in Religion and Philosophy or the equivalent of a minor in other areas of human relations or administration is strongly recommended. Read More »

MUS 0111 Music Seminar (4 semesters)

0

MUS 0390 Half Recital

0

MUS 0392 Recital: Sacred Music

0

MUS 1801 Music in Ritual, Liturgy and Worship

3

MUS 2137 Class Piano III (or equivalent proficiency)

1

MUS 2138 Class Piano IV(or equivalent proficiency)

1

MUS 2521 Music Theory III

3

MUS 2522 Music Theory IV

3

MUS 2525 Aural Skills III

1

MUS 2526 Aural Skills IV

1

MUS 2801 Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs I

2

MUS 2802 Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs II

2

MUS 3732 Choral conducting

2

MUS 3733 Instrumental Conducting and Arranging

2

MUS 3801 The Church Music Program

2

MUS 4800 Sacred Music Internship and Senior Project

2

Applied Music (MAJOR) (audition is required for Major Private Instruction)

11

Music Ensemble (must enroll every semester) Must be selected from MUS 1193, MUS 1196 (audition required)

8

 

Total:

44

 

WORSHIP ARTS Concentration

Catawba is one of the few colleges grounded in liberal arts that offers a program designed specifically for students of Worship Arts. Providing a musically inclusive environment of both contemporary and traditional styles. Read More »

MUS 0111 Music Seminar

0

MUS1801 Music in Ritual, Liturgy and Worship

3

MUS 2112 Music Technology

3

MUS 2145 Class Voice (or equivalent proficiency)

0-1

MUS 2157 Class Guitar (or equivalent proficiency)

0-1

MUS 2225 Rhythm Section Methods

1

MUS 2523 Theory of Popular Music (prerequisite MUS 1512)

3

MUS 2802 Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs II

2

MUS 3732 Choral Conducting (prerequisite MUS 1512)

2

MUS 3733 Instrument Conducting and Arranging (prerequisite MUS 3732)

2

MUS 3801 The Church Music Program

2

MUS 4401 Internship

4

Applied Music

6

Music Ensemble

Must be selected from MUS 1192 (Praise Band, Gospel Choir) and MUS 1196 (Singers). Minimum of one semester each in MUS 1192 (Praise Band), MUS 1192 (Gospel Choir) and MUS 1196 (Singers).

6

Total:

34-36