BLA Concentration in Music

The BLA concentration in Music offers students an opportunity to deepen their knowledge of music history and theory. Students can explore the traditions and styles of many musical periods, from Baroque to Contemporary, and genres, including jazz and rock. Students may also include performance in their concentration. (Some ensembles may require auditions. Please consult the Department of Music for details on ensemble participation.)

The BLA concentration in Music consists of 19 credits with the following requirements:

Basic Requirements (6 credits)

  • MUTH.1100 Basic Music Theory
  • MUHI.1610 Music in Western Civilization

Ensemble Requirements (4 credits)

  • Any combination of ensembles.

Electives (9 credits)

Students should choose a total of 9 credits from the electives below, including at least 2 courses (6 credits) at the 3000-4000 level.

  • MUED.1510/1000 Introduction to Music Education / Observation Lab11
  • MUED.1410 Introduction to Brass Pedagogy1
  • MUED.1440 Introduction to Woodwind Pedagogy1
  • MUED.1620 Introduction to Percussion Pedagogy1
  • MUED.2410 Introduction to Strings Pedagogy1
  • MUED.2440 Introduction to Voice Pedagogy1
  • MUED.3010 Technology in Music Education1
  • MUED.4100/2000 Global Music for the Classroom / Observation Lab 21
  • MUHI.1040 Musical Practices 1
  • MUHI.1050 Musical Practices 2
  • MUHI.2610 Music History 1
  • MUHI.2620 Music History 2
  • MUHI.3010 American Music
  • MUHI.3110 American Musical Theatre
  • MUHI.3550 Jazz
  • MUHI.3860 History of Rock
  • MUHI.4001 Introduction to Ethnomusicology
  • MUHI.4560 Film Music
  • MUSR.3010 Music, Technology, & Society
  • MUSR.4010 Music of the Beatles

1All MUED courses require permission of instructor.

Please refer to course listing in undergraduate catalog for a complete list of Music courses.