Requirements

The Music department offers a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Music and two professional degrees: the Bachelor of Music (B.M.) degree in Music Education and the Bachelor of Music (B.M.) degree in Piano or Vocal Performance.

Bachelor of Music, Major in Music Education—MUS (60 hours)

All of the following:

  • MUS 100 Recital Forum
  • MUS 181 Fundamentals of Music
  • MUS 182 Diatonic Materials
  • MUS 182L Diatonic Materials
  • MUS 209 Digital Media in Music
  • MUS 250 Vocal Techniques or MUS 451 Vocal Pedagogy
  • MUS 251 Woodwind Techniques
  • MUS 252 String Techniques
  • MUS 254 Brass Techniques
  • MUS 255 Percussion Techniques
  • MUS 271 Music History I: Antiquity–1750
  • MUS 272 Music History II: 1750–Present
  • MUS 275 The Worlds of Music or MUS 341 Latin American Music or ANTH 352 Celtic Music Traditions
  • MUS 281 Chromatic Materials
  • MUS 281L Chromatic Materials
  • MUS 282 20th Century Materials: Form Analysis
  • MUS 282L 20th Century Materials: Form Analysis lab
  • MUS 351 Elementary Music Methods
  • MUS 362 Orchestration/Arranging
  • MUS 365 Conducting I
  • MUS 366 Conducting II
  • MUS 453 Secondary Music Methods
  • MUS 495 Senior Seminar

A minimum of 7 hours and 7 semesters on the same instrument from the following:
Instrument/voice applied area

  • MUS 111-411 Piano
  • MUS 113-413 Harpsichord
  • MUS 114-414 Voice
  • MUS 115-415 Violin
  • MUS 116-416 Viola
  • MUS 117-417 Cello
  • MUS 118-418 Double Bass
  • MUS 119-419 Percussion
  • MUS 120-420 Flute
  • MUS 121-421 Oboe
  • MUS 122-422 Clarinet
  • MUS 123-423 Bassoon
  • MUS 124-424 Saxophone
  • MUS 125-425 Trumpet
  • MUS 126-426 French Horn
  • MUS 127-427 Trombone
  • MUS 128-428 Baritone Horn
  • MUS 129-429 Tuba
  • MUS 130-430 Harp
  • MUS 131-431 Guitar

A minimum of 2 hours and 2 semesters of class piano:

  • MUS 102 Class Piano

A minimum of 5 hours and 5 semesters of ensemble credit from the following:
Ensemble applied area

  • MUS 201 Collegiate Choir
  • MUS 203 Women’s Choir

Instrumental ensembles available by audition through the University of Notre Dame.


A minimum of 2 hours and 2 semesters of chamber music, one of which may be MUS 205:

  • MUS 202 Collegium Musicum
  • MUS 205 Madrigal Singers