Requirements

Bachelor of Arts, Major in Music— MUS (39 hours)

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

All of the following BA music core courses:

  • MUS 100 Recital Forum 0 hour
  • MUS 181 Fundamentals of Music 3 hours
  • MUS 182 Diatonic Materials 3 hours
  • MUS 182L Diatonic Materials lab 1 hour
  • MUS 209 Digital Media in Music 3 hours
  • MUS 271 Music History I: Antiquity–1750 3 hours
  • MUS 272 Music History II: 1750–Present 3 hours
  • MUS 275 Global Music 3 hours
    or MUS 243 Latin American and Latino Popular Music 3 hours
  • MUS 281 Chromatic Materials 3 hours
  • MUS 281L Chromatic Materials lab 1 hour
  • MUS 282 20th Century Materials: Form Analysis 3 hours
  • MUS 282L 20th Century Materials: Form Analysis lab 1 hour
  • MUS 365 Conducting I 2 hours
  • MUS 495 Senior Seminar 2 hours

A minimum of 2 hours and 2 semesters on the same instrument from the following:
Instrument/voice applied area

  • MUS 111-411 Piano 1–2 hours
  • MUS 112-412 Organ 1–2 hours
  • MUS 113-413 Harpsichord 1–2 hours
  • MUS 114-414 Voice 1–2 hours
  • MUS 115-415 Violin 1–2 hours
  • MUS 116-416 Viola 1–2 hours
  • MUS 117-417 Cello 1–2 hours
  • MUS 118-418 Double Bass 1–2 hours
  • MUS 119-419 Percussion 1–2 hours
  • MUS 120-420 Flute 1–2 hours
  • MUS 121-421 Oboe 1–2 hours
  • MUS 122-422 Clarinet 1–2 hours
  • MUS 123-423 Bassoon 1–2 hours
  • MUS 124-424 Saxophone 1–2 hours
  • MUS 125-425 Trumpet 1–2 hours
  • MUS 126-426 French Horn 1–2 hours
  • MUS 127-427 Trombone 1–2 hours
  • MUS 128-428 Baritone Horn 1–2 hours
  • MUS 129-429 Tuba 1–2 hours
  • MUS 130-430 Harp 1–2 hours
  • MUS 131-431 Guitar 1–2 hours

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

  • MUS 102 Class Piano — proficiency 1 hour

A minimum of 3 hours and 3 semesters of ensemble credit from the following:
Ensemble applied area

  • MUS 201 Collegiate Choir 1 hour 
  • MUS 203 Women’s Choir 1 hour
  • MUS 205 Madrigal Singers 1 hour
  • MUS 207 Concert Band 1 hour

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

A minimum of 1 hours and 1 semester of chamber music, one of which may be MUS 205:

  • MUS 202 Chamber Music Experience 1 hour