Requirements

The Music department offers a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Music and a professional degree, the Bachelor of Music (B.M.) degree in Music Education.

Bachelor of Arts, Major in Music (39 hours)

The following courses, and the Instrument/Voice and Ensemble applied areas are required.


All of the following B.A. Music core courses:

  • MUS 100 Recital Forum
  • MUS 181 Fundamentals of Music
  • MUS 182 Diatonic Materials
  • MUS 182L Diatonic Materials
  • MUS 209 Digital Media in Music
  • 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
  • MUS 365 Conducting I
  • MUS 495 Senior Seminar

A minimum of 2 hours and 2 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 2 hours and 2 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

 

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 lab
  • 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