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​Bachelor of Arts (BA):

Minimum total = 126 credit hours, with 42 credit hours of music courses for the major.

1. Theory & Musicianship - 20 credits (4 semesters)
2. History - 16 credits (4 semesters)
3. Electives - 8 credits (2 semesters at the 300 or 400 level). Those with a double major are exempt from one 4-credit elective.
4. Ensembles - 4 semesters (0, 1, 2 credits per semester)

​Bachelor of Music (BM):

Minimum total = 132 credit hours, with 86 credit hours of music courses for the performance major. Offered in piano, organ, harpsichord, voice, all strings, woodwinds, brass, or percussion.

1. Theory & Musicianship - 22 credits (6 semesters)
2. History - 16 credits (4 semesters)
3. Electives - 12 credits
4. Performance - 28 credits in primary concentration, 2 credits in secondary concentration, 6 credits for junior and senior recitals.
5. Ensembles - 0 credits (8 semesters)

Admission to the Bachelor of Music degree program will be open to students already enrolled in Harpur College who show potential in performance; applications to the BMus program will be subject to approval on the basis of an audition during the second semester of the Freshman year or, at the latest, the beginning of the Sophomore year.

​Minor in Music:

1. Theory - 14/15 credits (3 semesters)
2. History - 12 credits (3 semesters)
3. Ensembles - 2 semesters

​Non-Major Courses:

These courses are intended for students for whom music studies, whether in ensembles, studio, or the classroom represent an enriching complement to other areas of endeavor.

For undergraduate students who do not intend to major in music, the following courses, which have no prerequisites, are typically offered.

COURSE

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CREDITS

MUS 101 Introduction to Music 4
MUS 111 Music Cultures 4
MUS 113 Jazz in American Music 4
MUS 115 Pop Rock & Soul Musics 4
MUS 120 Music Theory for Non-Majors 4
MUS 180 Special Topics in Music 4
MUS 141 Beginning Piano 2
MUS 143 Voice Class 2
MUS 204 Symphony 4
MUS 280 Special Topics in Music 4
MUS 281 Special Topics in Music 2

For more information on courses for majors and non-majors, please visit the University Bulletin.

Undergraduate Information:
Paul Schleuse, Undergraduate Director
Email: schleuse@binghamton.edu
Phone: 607-777-2592

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Last Updated: 7/22/13