Music and Opportunity
The Bachelor of Arts (B.A) or minor in Music is offered as a Liberal Arts degree in music comprised of general education, the core music curriculum, and electives. This degree allows students flexibility in enrolling in elective courses to fit a wide variety of interests. It is not uncommon to combine the B.A. in Music with another major.
All music majors and minors study and pass basic piano proficiency. Those with piano experience have a definite advantage, though several beginning and intermediate piano classes are available to help those with little or no piano background.
Music students perform in student recitals each semester. Applied professors help select those pieces appropriate for performance, and coach the student. Those students who choose to major in music perform a senior recital. Students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts in Music also present a thirty-minute recital on their applied instrument during their senior year.