This major allows students to study music within a larger context of a liberal education. In comparison to majors leading to the bachelor of music (B.M.), less emphasis is placed on studies specific to music. In lieu of fewer credits in music, the student completes a 21-credit option in an area outside of music. In addition, completion of a major paper, lecture/recital, or full recital is required during the senior year.

A successful audition is required prior to entrance into this B.A. Music degree program.

Effective Fall 2015

A minimum grade of C is required in all music courses used to satisfy the requirements of the major programs (B.A. and B.M.) in music.

Freshman
AUCCCredits
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
MU 117Music Theory I 4
MU 118Music Theory II 4
MU 131Introduction to Music History and Literature (GT-AH1)3B3
Select one group from the following:1 2-4
Group A:
  
Freshman Voice Studio: English/Italian  
Freshman Voice Studio: German, French  
Group B:
  
Applied Music Instruction (see list below)1
  
MU *** Ensemble (see list below)2 2
Mathematics1B3
Electives 6-8
 Total Credits 29
Sophomore
 
MU 217Music Theory III 4
MU 218Music Theory IV 4
Applied Music Instruction (see list below)1 2
MU 334Music History I4A,4B3
MU *** Ensemble (see list below)2 2
Advanced Writing23
Foreign language 6
Option3 6
 Total Credits 30
Junior
 
MU 335Music History II4A,4B3
Arts and Humanities3B3
Biological and Physical Sciences3A3
Historical Perspectives3D3
Option3 6
Music Theory, upper-division 3
Music Electives4 3
Electives 8
 Total Credits 32
Senior
 
Select one from the following: 1
Recital4C 
Thesis4C 
Biological and Physical Sciences3A4
Global and Cultural Awareness3E3
Social and Behavioral Sciences3C3
Option3 9
Music Electives4 6
Elective5 3
 Total Credits 29
 Program Total Credits: 120

Applied Music Instruction - Lower-Division

MU 272AApplied Music Instruction: Euphonium1-2
MU 272BApplied Music Instruction: French Horn1-2
MU 272CApplied Music Instruction: Trombone1-2
MU 272DApplied Music Instruction: Trumpet1-2
MU 272EApplied Music Instruction: Tuba1-2
MU 272GApplied Music Instruction: Harpsichord1-2
MU 272HApplied Music Instruction: Organ1-2
MU 272IApplied Music Instruction: Piano1-2
MU 272JApplied Music Instruction: Percussion1-2
MU 272KApplied Music Instruction: Guitar1-2
MU 272LApplied Music Instruction: Harp1-2
MU 272MApplied Music Instruction: String Bass1-2
MU 272NApplied Music Instruction: Viola1-2
MU 272OApplied Music Instruction: Violin1-2
MU 272PApplied Music Instruction: Violoncello1-2
MU 272QApplied Music Instruction: Voice1-2
MU 272RApplied Music Instruction: Bassoon1-2
MU 272SApplied Music Instruction: Clarinet1-2
MU 272TApplied Music Instruction: Flute1-2
MU 272UApplied Music Instruction: Oboe1-2
MU 272VApplied Music Instruction: Saxophone (Alto)1-2

Ensemble Courses

MU 201Men's Chorus1
MU 202University Chorus1
MU 204Marching Band1
MU 205Concert Band1
MU 206Colorado State University Concert Orchestra1
MU 300Women's Chorus1
MU 302University Orchestra1
MU 304Symphonic Band1
MU 305Colorado State University Concert Choir1
MU 309Jazz Ensemble1
MU 310Jazz Combo1
MU 400Colorado State University Chamber Choir1
MU 401Opera Theater1-2
MU 402Theater/Chamber Orchestra1
MU 404Symphonic Wind Ensemble1
MU 407Accompanying1
MU 408Chamber Music1
1

First-year voice students must take MU 172A and MU 172B (total of four credits), and then take MU 272Q for one credit each semester of the second year (a total of two credits); instrumentalists take MU 272A-MU 272P or MU 272R-MU 272V on major instrument for one credit each semester of the first 2 years (total of four credits).

2

Students must participate in an ensemble during each semester in which they are enrolled in MU 172A, MU 172B, MU 272A-MU 272V,  MU 472A-MU 472V. At least once during the program of study, this must be achieved by taking MU 408 or through another small ensemble experience.

3

A coherent field of study outside the field of music, including at least 12 upper-division (300- to 400-level) credits.

4

Select from the following: history and literature, theory, composition or orchestration; applied music-performance; maximum of 4 credits in ensemble.

5

Select enough elective credits to bring the program total to a minimum of 120 credits, of which at least 42 must be upper-division (300- to 400-level). 

Distinctive Requirements for Degree Program:
To declare this major, must audition with department. A grade of C or better is required in all music courses used to satisfy major requirements.
 

Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2) X1A3
MU 117Music Theory IX  4
Select one course from the following:   1-2
Freshman Voice Studio: English/ItalianX   
MU 272* Applied Music Instruction
X   
Mathematics X1B3
MU*** Ensemble (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)X  1
Elective   3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
MU 118Music Theory IIX  4
MU 131Introduction to Music History and Literature (GT-AH1)X 3B3
Select one course from the following:   1-2
Freshman Voice Studio: German, FrenchX   
MU 272* Applied Music Instruction
X   
MU*** Ensemble (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)   1
Electives   3-5
AUCC 1B (MATH) and CO 150 must be completed by the end of Semester 2.X   
 Total Credits   14
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
MU 217Music Theory IIIX  4
Advanced Writing  23
L*** *** Foreign Language   3
MU 272* Applied Music InstructionX  1
MU*** Ensemble (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)X  1
Option Course   3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
MU 218Music Theory IVX  4
MU 334Music History I X4A,4B3
L*** *** Foreign Language   3
MU 272* Applied Music InstructionX  1
MU*** Ensemble (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)X  1
Option Course   3
 Total Credits   15
Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
MU 335Music History II X4A,4B3
Biological and Physical Sciences  3A3
Option Course   3
Upper-Division Music Theory   3
Elective   3
MU 334 must be completed by the end of Semester 5.X   
 Total Credits   15
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Historical Perspectives  3D3
Music Elective   3
Upper-Division Option Course   3
Electives   5
MU 335 must be completed by the end of Semester 6.X   
 Total Credits   17
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Biological and Physical Sciences  3A4
Social and Behavioral Sciences  3C3
Music Elective   3
Upper-Division Option Course   3
Elective   3
 Total Credits   16
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following:   1
RecitalX 4C 
ThesisX 4C 
Global and Cultural AwarenessX 3E3
Music ElectiveX  3
Upper-Division Option CoursesX  6
The benchmark courses for the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study. X   
 Total Credits   13
 Program Total Credits:   120