Students majoring in Fine Arts may select music as an area of concentration. An audition before a faculty member is required of all Fine Arts majors wishing to concentrate in music. A theory placement examination is required of all incoming students. This evaluation is to determine the level at which a student must begin in the theory sequence.
Students must complete the equivalent of four semesters of ensemble and applied music (instrumental, piano, and/or vocal participation). Students are required to participate in an ensemble each semester they are enrolled at BSU. (Note: Only 8 credits may be applied to the concentration.) Students in vocal concentration are required to take MUSC 301 and 304 (Diction and Vocal Literature). Four credits of music electives may be used for this purpose.
A student must demonstrate standard proficiencies in musicianship and piano. Each student must pass periodic performance evaluations. Specific requirements include:
Each student will be required to perform a recital at the end of their senior year, and as a final project. The following prerequisites must be satisfied or accomplished prior to all recitals:
Juries will be held at the end of each semester to measure progress in applied lessons. Preparation for juries should include the following:
The objectives are: