Conservatory of Music

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Music Program Requirements

The Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music

The Conservatory of Music at Baldwin Wallace is an artistic community within a liberal arts University, in which the lives of students of all ages are transformed in pursuit of personal and professional excellence through the humanizing discipline of music study, creation, performance and pedagogy.

Founded in 1899 by organist and Bach scholar Albert Riemenschneider, the Conservatory offers a professional music program enhanced by a liberal arts curriculum. Students are expected to meet rigorous academic and musical standards and to attain a high level of accomplishment. The Conservatory provides a learning environment small enough for individual attention but large enough for true professionalism. It also provides a home for the internationally known Riemenschneider Bach Institute, the Jones Library, the Outreach Department with its Preparatory/Adult Education Program, and the Cleveland Music Therapy Consortium. The Conservatory is a fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music and offers the following degrees:

  • Bachelor of Music (BM): Performance, Music Theatre, History and Literature, Theory, Composition, Music Therapy
  • Bachelor of Music Education (BME)
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA), with two tracks offered: Applied (which focuses on performance) and Academic (which focuses on history and theory).

The Conservatory of Music degree programs are designed for those with outstanding talent and a desire to pursue music as a profession or advanced study at the graduate level. Double majors and/or double-degree programs may be pursued in consultation with the Assistant Director and usually require additional semesters of study. Emphases in the following areas are available with any music major and may require additional semesters of study: Chamber Music, Composition, Conducting, Jazz Studies, Music History, Music Theory, Pedagogy, and Sacred Music. A minor in music (two tracks) is available to university students in all majors. Non-Conservatory students are encouraged to enroll in courses designed specifically for them or in applied study and ensembles by audition. (See course descriptions.)

Requirements for Graduation
In addition to completing successfully all course and non-course requirements for their specific degrees and majors, all Conservatory students must complete the following:

  1. Performance attendance - Six semesters of at least 12 concerts per semester (four semesters for BA).
  2. Departmental recitals - Mandatory during semesters of private-study enrollment.
  3. Jury examinations - Number and timing determined by individual departments.
  4. Piano proficiency - Secondary study required (for all non-piano primaries) every semester until requisite proficiency level is attained.
  5. Ensemble participation - Number of semesters determined according to each major; particular ensemble assignments determined by audition on the primary instrument:
    1. Wind and percussion players - wind ensembles
    2. String players - orchestra
    3. Singers - choirs
    4. Guitarists- ensemble assignment determined according to secondary instrument or voice
    5. Piano performance majors - major ensemble during freshman year and Collaborative Piano during remaining three years
    6. Organ performance majors - three years of major ensemble and one year of Collaborative Piano
    7. Other majors with keyboard as primary instrument - ensemble assignment determined according to secondary instrument or voice.

Qualified students may participate in more than one ensemble.

  1. Sophomore review - Assessment of students' academic and musical progress; requirements determined according to each major. Not required for the BA in Music.
  2. GPA of 3.0 in primary instrument in addition to the University requirement of an overall GPA of 2.0.
  3. In accordance with University policy, a maximum of four credits of D grades in MUS courses. (Some majors have additional requirements; see specific curricular listings.) 

     

The Bachelor of Music Degree
Majors may be taken in performance, music theatre, history and literature, theory, composition, or music therapy.

BM Performance: Instrumental (Strings/Winds- Percussion)

Computer Code: MUSI


Minimum Total Credits Required: 124.5

Minimum Music Credits Required: 95.5
(* = Prerequisite Required, + = Placement Prerequisite, $ = Approval Required, # = Corequisite required)

MUC

001

Performance Attendance (6 semesters)

0 credits

MUC

002

Departmental Recital (8 semesters)

0 credits

MUC

101F, 102F

Primary Instrument1

4,4 credits+

MUC

110

Music Technology and Notation

1 credit

MUC

111, 113

Tonal Harmony 1, 2

2,2 credits+

MUC

112, 114

Solfege-Eurhythmics 1, 2

2,2 credits+

MUC

133, 134

Keyboard Musicianship 1, 22

1,1 credit+

MUC

201F, 202F

Primary Instrument1

4,4 credits*

MUC

205F

Major Ensemble3

8 credits+

MUC

207

Chamber Music4

6 credits+

MUC

211

Tonal Harmony 3

2 credits*

MUC

212

Solfege 3

2 credits*

MUC

213

Tonal Counterpoint

2 credits*#

MUC

221I

Music History & Literature 1

3 credits

MUC

223I

Music History & Literature 2

3 credits*#

MUC

233, 234

Keyboard Musicianship 3, 42

1,1 credit*

MUC

291

Conducting

2 credits

MUC

301F, 302F

Primary Instrument1

4,4 credits*

MUC

303

Partial Junior Recital

0.5 credits$

MUC

305

Pedagogy of Music

3 credits

MUC

309

Entrepreneurship and Advocacy

1 credit

MUC

311

Form and Analysis

2 credits*#

MUC

313

Theory of Music Since 1900

2 credits*#

MUC

314

Solfege 4

2 credits*#

MUC

321I

Music History & Literature 3

3 credits*#

MUC

323I

Music History & Literature 4

3 credits*#

MUC

401F, 402F

Primary Instrument1

4,4 credits*

MUC

404

Full Senior Recital

1 credit$

 

 

Music Electives5

5 credits

 

Minimum Liberal Arts Credits Required: 29

ENG

131

Workshop in Exposition and Argument

3 credits

MTH

135 or higher

Applied College Mathematics

3 credits

LAS

200

Enduring Questions for an Intercultural World

3 credits

HPE

110W

Personal Wellness

.5 credits

HPE

 

Activity Courses

1.5 credits

 

 

Foreign Language6

8 credits

 

 

Liberal Arts Electives or Minor Field of Study7

10 credits

1 Four credits per semester for 8 semesters.
2 Secondary instrument is piano until Proficiency 4 is achieved. Depending upon placement results, piano study may occur in classes, lessons, or a combination. If the requisite proficiency is achieved in fewer
than 4 semesters, continued piano study or study on another instrument is required. Secondary study beyond 4 semesters requires an additional fee.
3 One credit per semester for 8 semesters.
4 Violin, viola, and cello students take a minimum of 6 credits of Chamber Music; double bass and harp students take a minimum of 2, and the balance in music electives. Wind players take a minimum of 4, and the balance in music electives. Guitar students substitute 6 credits of Guitar Ensemble for Chamber Music; percussion students substitute 4 credits of Percussion Ensemble for Chamber Music and two additional credits of music electives.
5 An Emphasis Area in music may be substituted for the music elective requirement. Students who have earned 8 credits in required ensemble may count up to 2 additional credits toward the music elective requirement. At least 2 credits of music electives must be at the 300 level or higher.
6 A proficiency exam is administered to determine entry level of foreign language study. Students whose language requirement is reduced may take the equivalent number of credit hours in other liberal arts courses.
7 S
ee www.bw.edu/resources/registration/info/core for more information about Core requirements. Note that specific University core requirements for Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, and a minor field of study do not apply to Bachelor of Music degree programs. Students may select to either take ten credits from any areas of the Humanities, Natural Sciences, and/or Social Sciences, or to complete a minor field of study outside of the Conservatory.

BM Performance: Keyboard (Piano/Organ)

Computer Code: MUSK


Minimum Total Credits Required: 124.5

Minimum Music Credits Required: 95.5
(* = Prerequisite Required, + = Placement Prerequisite, $ = Approval Required, # = Corequisite required)

MUC

001

Performance Attendance (6 semesters)

0 credit

MUC

002

Departmental Recital (8 semesters)

0 credit

MUC

101F, 102F

Primary Instrument1

4,4 credits+

MUC

110 

Music Technology and Notation

1 credit

MUC

111, 113

Tonal Harmony 1, 2

2,2 credits+

MUC

112, 114

Solfege-Eurhythmics 1, 2

2,2 credits+

MUC

131F, 132F

Secondary Instrument2

4 credits+

MUC

205F

Major Ensemble [Pianists]3

2 credits+

MUC

205F

Major Ensemble [Organists]3

6 credits+

MUC

181, 182

Sight-Reading 1, 2

1,1 credits

MUC

201F, 202F

Primary Instrument1

4,4 credits*

MUC

207, 283

Chamber Music and Collaborative Piano [Pianists]4

6 credits+

MUC

211

Tonal Harmony 3

2 credits*

MUC

212

Solfege 3

2 credits*

MUC

213

Tonal Counterpoint

2 credits*#

MUC

214

Modal Counterpoint [Organists]

2 credits#

MUC

221I

Music History & Literature 1

3 credits#

MUC

223I

Music History & Literature 2

3 credits*#

MUC

283

Collaborative Piano [Organists]

2 credits+

MUC

291

Conducting

2 credits

MUC

301F, 302F

Primary Instrument1

4, 4 credits*

MUC

303

Partial Junior Recital

0.5 credits$

MUC

305

Pedagogy of Music

3 credits

MUC

309

Entrepreneurship and Advocacy

1 credit

MUC

311

Form and Analysis

2 credits*#

MUC

313

Theory of Music Since 1900

2 credits*#

MUC

314

Solfege 4

2 credits*#

MUC

321I

Music History & Literature 3

3 credits*#

MUC

323I

Music History & Literature 4

3 credits*#

MUC

381

Piano Literature [Pianists]

3 credits

MUC

385

Preparation for the Church Musician [Organists]

3 credits

MUC

401F, 402F

Primary Instrument1

4,4 credits*

MUC

404

Full Senior Recital

1 credit$

 

 

Music Electives [Pianists]5

6 credits

 

 

Music Electives [Organists]5

4 credits

 


Minimum Liberal Arts Credits Required: 29

ENG

131

Workshop in Exposition and Argument

3 credits

MTH

135 or higher

Applied College Mathematics

3 credits

LAS

200

Enduring Questions for an Intercultural World

3 credits

HPE

110W

Personal Wellness

.5 credits

HPE

 

Activity Courses

1.5 credits

 

 

Foreign Language6

8 credits

 

 

Liberal Arts Electives or Minor Field of Study7

10 credits

1 Four credits per semester for 8 semesters. All piano primaries must pass Proficiency 4.
2 Secondary instrument for pianists may be chosen from organ, harpsichord, voice, or an orchestral instrument. Organists take piano until Proficiency 4 is achieved. Secondary study beyond 4 semesters requires an additional fee.
3 For pianists, participation in a major ensemble is required for 2 semesters during the freshman year. For organists, participation in a major ensemble is required for a total of 6 semesters.
4 Pianists may take any combination of Collaborative Piano and Chamber Music for one credit per semester that adds up to 6 credits.
5 An Emphasis Area in music may be substituted for the music elective requirement. Students who have earned 8 credits in required ensemble may count up to 2 additional credits toward the music elective requirement. At least 2 credits of music electives must be at the 300 level or higher.
6 A proficiency exam is administered to determine entry level of foreign language study. Students whose language requirement is reduced may take the equivalent number of credit hours in other liberal arts courses.
7 S
ee www.bw.edu/resources/registration/info/core for more information about Core requirements. Note that specific University core requirements for Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, and a minor field of study do not apply to Bachelor of Music degree programs. Students may select to either take ten credits from any areas of the Humanities, Natural Sciences, and/or Social Sciences, or to complete a minor field of study outside of the Conservatory.

BM Performance: Voice

Computer Code: MUSV


Minimum Total Credits Required: 131.5

Minimum Music Credits Required: 94.5
(* = Prerequisite Required, + = Placement Prerequisite, $ = Approval Required, # = Corequisite required)

MUC

001

Performance Attendance (6 semesters)

0 credit

MUC

002

Departmental Recital (8 semesters)

0 credit

MUC

101F, 102F

Primary Instrument1

3,3 credits+

MUC

110 

Music Technology and Notation

1 credit

MUC

111, 113

Tonal Harmony 1, 2

2,2 credits+

MUC

112, 114

Solfege-Eurhythmics 1, 2

2,2 credits+

MUC

133, 134

Keyboard Musicianship 1, 22

1,1 credit+

MUC

141, 142

Singers’ Diction & Literature 1, 2

2,2 credits

MUC

147, 148

Opera Workshop 1, 2

1,1 credits

MUC

201F, 202F

Primary Instrument1

3,3 credits*

MUC

205F

Major Ensemble3

8 credits

MUC

211

Tonal Harmony 3

2 credits*

MUC

212

Solfege 3

2 credits*

MUC

213

Tonal Counterpoint

2 credits*#

MUC

221I

Music History & Literature 1

3 credits

MUC

223I

Music History & Literature 2

3 credits*#

MUC

233, 234

Keyboard Musicianship 3, 42

1,1 credits*

MUC

241, 242

Singers’ Diction & Literature 3, 4

2,2 credits*

MUC

247, 248

Opera Workshop 3, 4

1,1 credit*

MUC

291

Conducting

2 credits

MUC

301F, 302F

Primary Instrument1

3,3 credits*

MUC

303

Partial Junior Recital

0.5 credits$

MUC

305

Pedagogy of Music

3 credits

MUC

309

Entrepreneurship and Advocacy

1 credit

MUC

311

Form and Analysis

2 credits*#

MUC

313

Theory of Music Since 1900

2 credits*#

MUC

314

Solfege 4

2 credits*#

MUC

321I

Music History & Literature 3

3 credits*#

MUC

323I

Music History & Literature 4

3 credits*#

MUC

347, 348

Opera Workshop 5, 6

1,1 credit*

MUC

401F, 402F

Primary Instrument1

3,3 credits*

MUC

404

Full Senior Recital

1 credit$

MUC

447, 448

Opera Workshop 7, 8

1,1 credit*

 

 

Music Electives4

2 credits

 


Minimum Liberal Arts Credits Required: 37

ENG

131

Workshop in Exposition and Argument

3 credits

MTH

135 or higher

Applied College Mathematics

3 credits

LAS

200

Enduring Questions for an Intercultural World

3 credits

HPE

110W

Personal Wellness

.5 credits

HPE

 

Activity Courses

1.5 credits

 

 

Foreign Language5

16 credits

 

 

Liberal Arts Electives or Minor Field of Study6

10 credits

1 Three credits per semester for 8 semesters.
2 Secondary instrument is piano until Proficiency 4 is achieved. Depending upon placement results, piano study may occur in classes, lessons, or a combination. If the requisite proficiency is achieved in fewer than 4 semesters, continued piano study or study on another instrument is required. Secondary study beyond 4 semesters requires an additional fee.
3 One credit per semester for 8 semesters.
4 An Emphasis Area in music may be substituted for the music elective requirement. Students who have earned 8 credits in required ensemble may count up to 2 additional credits toward the music elective requirement. At least 2 credits of music electives must be at the 300 level or higher.
5 A proficiency exam is administered to determine entry level of foreign language study. Students whose language requirement is reduced may take the equivalent number of credit hours in other liberal arts courses.
6 S
ee www.bw.edu/resources/registration/info/core for more information about Core requirements. Note that specific University core requirements for Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, and a minor field of study do not apply to Bachelor of Music degree programs. Students may select to either take ten credits from any areas of the Humanities, Natural Sciences, and/or Social Sciences, or to complete a minor field of study outside of the Conservatory.

BM Music Theatre

Computer Code: MUSH


Minimum Total Credits Required: 132

No more than four credits of D may be earned in MUC, THE, and HPE dance technique courses.

Minimum Music Credits Required: 70.5
(* = Prerequisite Required, + = Placement Prerequisite, $ = Approval Required, # = Corequisite required)

MUC

001

Performance Attendance (6 semesters)

0 credit

MUC

002

Departmental Recital (8 semesters)

0 credit

MUC

101F, 102F

Primary Instrument1

3,3 credits+

MUC

110

Music Technology and Notation

1 credit

MUC

111, 113

Tonal Harmony 1, 2

2,2 credits+

MUC

112, 114

Solfege-Eurhythmics 1, 2

2,2 credits+

MUC

121, 122

Western Music History Survey 1, 2

3,3 credits

MUC

133, 134

Keyboard Musicianship 1, 22

1,1 credit+

MUC

140

Singers’ Phonetics

1 credit

MUC

145, 146

Music Theatre Workshop 1, 2

1,1 credit

MUC

201F, 202F

Primary Instrument1

3,3 credits*

MUC

205F

Major Ensemble3

6 credits+

MUC

211

Tonal Harmony 3

2 credits*

MUC

212

Solfege 3

2 credits*

MUC

220

Materials & Techniques of the Music Theatre Rep

3 credits*

MUC

225F

Music Theatre History

3 credits*

MUC

233, 234

Keyboard Musicianship 3, 42

1,1 credit*

MUC

245, 246

Music Theatre Workshop 3, 4

1,1 credit*

MUC

301F, 302F

Primary Instrument1

3,3 credits*

MUC

303

Partial Junior Recital

0.5 credits$

MUC

309

Entrepreneurship and Advocacy

1 credit

MUC

345, 346

Music Theatre Workshop 5, 6

1,1 credit*

MUC

401F, 402F

Primary Instrument1

3,3 credits*

MUC

404

Full Senior Recital

1 credit$

MUC

445, 446

Music Theatre Workshop 7, 8

1,1 credit*


Minimum Theatre Credits Required: 15

THE

150

Stage Makeup

1 credit

THE

175

Stagecraft for the Actor

2 credits

THE

190

Script Analysis

3 credits

THE

260

Acting II: Modern Realism

3 credits*

THE

288IF or 289IF

Theatre History I or II

3 credits

THE

360

Acting III: Performance and Theory

3 credits*


Minimum Dance Credits Required: 19.0

HPE

120W

Ballet I Practicum

1 credit

HPE

121W

Jazz I Practicum

1 credit

HPE

122W

Modern I Practicum

1 credit

HPE

123W

Tap I Practicum

1 credit

DAN

220

Ballet II Practicum

1 credit*

DAN

221

Jazz II Practicum

1 credit*

DAN

222

Modern II Practicum

1 credit*

DAN

223

Tap II Practicum

1 credit*

DAN

320

Ballet III Practicum

1 credit*

DAN

321

Jazz III Practicum

1 credit*

DAN

322

Modern III Practicum

1 credit*

DAN

323

Tap III Practicum

1 credit*

DAN

331F

Improv and Choreography

3 credits

DAN

420

Ballet IV Practicum

1 credit*

DAN

421

Jazz IV Practicum

1 credit*

DAN

422

Modern IV Practicum

1 credit*

DAN

423

Tap IV Practicum

1 credit*

 


Minimum General Studies Credits Required: 27.5

ENG

131

Workshop in Exposition and Argument

3 credits

MTH

135 or higher

Applied College Mathematics

3 credits

LAS

200

Enduring Questions for an Intercultural World

3 credits

HPE

110W

Personal Wellness

.5 credit

 

 

Foreign Language4

8 credits

 

 

Liberal Arts Electives or Minor Field of Study5

10 credits

1 Three credits per semester for 8 semesters.
2 Secondary instrument is piano until Proficiency 4 is achieved. Depending upon placement results, piano study may occur in classes, lessons, or a combination. If the requisite proficiency is achieved in fewer than 4 semesters, continued piano study or study on another instrument is required. Secondary study beyond 4 semesters requires an additional fee.
3 One credit per semester for 6 semesters. May be taken as elective in additional semesters.
4 A proficiency exam is administered to determine entry level of foreign language study. Students whose language requirement is reduced may take the equivalent number of credit hours in other liberal arts courses.
5 S
ee www.bw.edu/resources/registration/info/core for more information about Core requirements. Note that specific University core requirements for Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, and a minor field of study do not apply to Bachelor of Music degree programs. Students may select to either take ten credits from any areas of the Humanities, Natural Sciences, and/or Social Sciences, or to complete a minor field of study outside of music, theatre, or dance.

BM History and Literature

Computer Code: MUSL


Minimum Total Credits Required: 126.5

Minimum Music Credits Required: 89.5
(* = Prerequisite Required, + = Placement Prerequisite, $ = Approval Required, # = Corequisite required)

MUC

001

Performance Attendance (6 semesters)

0 credit

MUC

002

Departmental Recital (8 semesters)

0 credit

MUC

101F, 102F

Primary Instrument1

3,3 credits+

MUC

110

Music Technology and Notation

1 credit

MUC

111, 113

Tonal Harmony 1, 2

2,2 credits+

MUC

112, 114

Solfege-Eurhythmics 1, 2

2,2 credits+

MUC

133, 134

Keyboard Musicianship 1, 22

1,1 credit+

MUC

201F, 202F

Primary Instrument1

3,3 credits*

MUC

205F

Major Ensemble3

8 credits+

MUC

211

Tonal Harmony 3

2 credits*

MUC

212

Solfege 3

2 credits*

MUC

213

Tonal Counterpoint

2 credits*#

MUC

221I

Music History & Literature 1

3 credits

MUC

223I

Music History & Literature 2

3 credits*#

MUC

233, 234

Keyboard Musicianship 3, 42

1,1 credit*

MUC

291

Conducting

2 credits

MUC

301F, 302F

Primary Instrument1

3,3 credits*

MUC

309

Entrepreneurship and Advocacy

1 credit

MUC

311

Form and Analysis

2 credits*#

MUC

313

Theory of Music Since 1900

2 credits*#

MUC

314

Solfege 4

2 credits*#

MUC

321I

Music History & Literature 3

3 credits*#

MUC

323I

Music History & Literature 4

3 credits*#

MUC

329

Introduction to Research in Music

1 credit

MUC

333, 334

Advanced Keyboard Musicianship

1,1 credits*

MUC

401F, 402F

Primary Instrument1

3,3 credits*

MUC

403

Partial Senior Recital

0.5 credits$

MUC

410

Senior Presentation4

1 credit*

MUC

421

Senior Research in Music History

1 credit*

MUC

429

Music History Practicum (2 semesters)

1,1 credit

 

 

Music Seminars5

6 credits

 

 

Music Electives6

4 credits

 


Minimum Liberal Arts Credits Required: 37

ENG

131

Workshop in Exposition and Argument

3 credits

MTH

135 or higher

Applied College Mathematics

3 credits

LAS

200

Enduring Questions for an Intercultural World

3 credits

HPE

110W

Personal Wellness

.5 credits

HPE

 

Activity Courses

1.5 credits

 

 

Foreign Language7

16 credits

 

 

Liberal Arts Electives or Minor Field of Study8

10 credits

1 Three credits per semester for 8 semesters.
2 Secondary instrument is piano until Proficiency 4 is achieved. Depending upon placement results, piano study may occur in classes, lessons, or a combination. If the requisite proficiency is achieved in fewer
than 4 semesters, continued piano study or study on another instrument is required. Secondary study beyond 4 semesters requires an additional fee.
3 One credit per semester for 8 semesters. Must be in an assigned ensemble appropriate to the candidate’s major performing area. Up to two years of participation in Collegium Musicum may be substituted for the major ensemble by audition. Permission for this substitution must be approved by the History and Literature advisor.
4 Topic determined by student in consultation with Senior Project Advisor and subject to approval by the department.
5 Three seminars required. Seminars may be replaced by independent study with permission of advisor.
6 An Emphasis Area in music may be substituted for the music elective requirement. Students who have earned 8 credits in required ensemble may count up to 2 additional credits toward the music elective requirement. At least 2 credits of music electives must be at the 300 level or higher.
7 Two years of study of a single foreign language is required. A proficiency exam is administered to determine entry level of foreign language study. Students whose language requirement is reduced may take the equivalent number of credit hours in other liberal arts courses.
8 S
ee www.bw.edu/resources/registration/info/core for more information about Core requirements. Note that specific University core requirements for Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, and a minor field of study do not apply to Bachelor of Music degree programs. Students may select to either take ten credits from any areas of the Humanities, Natural Sciences, and/or Social Sciences, or to complete a minor field of study outside of the Conservatory.

BM Theory

Computer Code: MUST


Minimum Total Credits Required: 126.5

Minimum Music Credits Required: 97.5
(* = Prerequisite Required, + = Placement Prerequisite, $ = Approval Required, # = Corequisite required)

MUC

001

Performance Attendance (6 semesters)

0 credit

MUC

002

Departmental Recital (8 semesters)

0 credit

MUC

101F, 102F

Primary Instrument1

3,3 credits+

MUC

110

Music Technology and Notation

1 credit

MUC

111, 113

Tonal Harmony 1, 2

2,2 credits+

MUC

112, 114

Solfege-Eurhythmics 1, 2

2,2 credits+

MUC

116, 117

Introduction to Composition 1, 2

2,2 credits

MUC

133, 134

Keyboard Musicianship 1, 22

1,1 credit+

MUC

201F, 202F

Primary Instrument1

3,3 credits*

MUC

205F

Major Ensemble3

8 credits+

MUC

211

Tonal Harmony 3

2 credits*

MUC

212

Solfege 3

2 credits*

MUC

213

Tonal Counterpoint

2 credits*#

MUC

221I

Music History & Literature 1

3 credits

MUC

223I

Music History & Literature 2

3 credits*#

MUC

233, 234

Keyboard Musicianship 3, 42

1,1 credit*

MUC

291

Conducting

2 credits

MUC

301F, 302F

Primary Instrument1

3,3 credits*

MUC

309

Entrepreneurship and Advocacy

1 credit

MUC

311

Form and Analysis

2 credits*#

MUC

313

Theory of Music Since 1900

2 credits*#

MUC

314

Solfege 4

2 credits*#

MUC

318

Instrumentation and Orchestration

2 credits*

MUC

319

Advanced Orchestration

2 credits*

MUC

321I

Music History & Literature 3

3 credits*#

MUC

323I

Music History & Literature 4

3 credits*#

MUC

329

Introduction to Research in Music

1 credit

MUC

333, 334

Advanced Keyboard Musicianship

1,1 credits*

MUC

401F, 402F

Primary Instrument1

3,3 credits*

MUC

403

Partial Senior Recital

0.5 credits$

MUC

410

Senior Presentation4

1 credit*

MUC

411

Senior Research in Music Theory

1 credit*

MUC

419

Music Theory Practicum (2 semesters)

1,1 credit

 

 

Music Seminars5

4 credits

 

 

Music Electives6

6 credits

 


Minimum Liberal Arts Credits Required: 29

ENG

131

Workshop in Exposition and Argument

3 credits

MTH

135 or higher

Applied College Mathematics

3 credits

LAS

200

Enduring Questions for an Intercultural World

3 credits

HPE

110W

Personal Wellness

.5 credits

HPE

 

Activity Courses

1.5 credits

 

 

Foreign Language7

8 credits

 

 

Liberal Arts Electives or Minor Field of Study8

10 credits

1 Three credits per semester for 8 semesters.
2 Secondary instrument is piano until Jury 4 proficiency is achieved. Depending upon placement results, piano study may occur in classes, lessons, or a combination. If the requisite proficiency is achieved in fewer than 4 semesters, continued piano study or study on another instrument is required. Secondary study beyond 4 semesters requires an additional fee.
3 One credit per semester for 8 semesters.
4 Topic determined by student in consultation with Senior Project Advisor and subject to approval by the department.
5 Three seminars required. Seminars may be replaced by independent study with permission of advisor.
6 An Emphasis Area in music may be substituted for the music elective requirement. Students who have earned 8 credits in required ensemble may count up to 2 additional credits toward the music elective requirement. At least 2 credits of music electives must be at the 300 level or higher.
7 One year of study of a single foreign language is required. A proficiency exam is administered to determine entry level of foreign language study. Students whose language requirement is reduced may take the equivalent number of credit hours in other liberal arts courses.
8 S
ee www.bw.edu/resources/registration/info/core for more information about Core requirements. Note that specific University core requirements for Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, and a minor field of study do not apply to Bachelor of Music degree programs. Students may select to either take ten credits from any areas of the Humanities, Natural Sciences, and/or Social Sciences, or to complete a minor field of study outside of the Conservatory.

BM Composition

Computer Code: MUSC


Minimum Total Credits Required: 130

Minimum Music Credits Required: 101
(* = Prerequisite Required, + = Placement Prerequisite, $ = Approval Required, # = Corequisite required)

MUC

001

Performance Attendance (6 semesters)

0 credit

MUC

002

Departmental Recital (8 semesters)

0 credit

MUC

101F, 102F

Primary Instrument1

2,2 credits+

MUC

110

Music Technology and Notation

1 credit

MUC

111, 113

Tonal Harmony 1, 2

2,2 credits+

MUC

112, 114

Solfege-Eurhythmics 1, 2

2,2 credits+

MUC

116, 117

Introduction to Composition 1, 2

2,2 credits

MUC

133, 134

Keyboard Musicianship 1, 22

1,1 credit+

MUC

201F, 202F

Primary Instrument1

2,2 credits*

MUC

205F

Major Ensemble3

8 credits+

MUC

211

Tonal Harmony 3

2 credits*

MUC

212

Solfege 3

2 credits*

MUC

213

Tonal Counterpoint

2 credits*#

MUC

215

Composition Seminar (8 semesters)

0 credit#

MUC

216, 217

Composition 1, 24

3,3 credits*#

MUC

221I

Music History & Literature 1

3 credits

MUC

223I

Music History & Literature 2

3 credits*#

MUC

233, 234

Keyboard Musicianship 3, 42

1,1 credit*

MUC

291

Conducting

2 credits

MUC

301F, 302F

Primary Instrument1

2,2 credits*

MUC

309

Entrepreneurship and Advocacy

1 credit

MUC

311

Form and Analysis

2 credits*#

MUC

313

Theory of Music Since 1900

2 credits*#

MUC

314

Solfege 4

2 credits*#

MUC

315

Electronic Music

2 credits#

MUC

316, 317

Composition 3, 44

3,3 credits*#

MUC

318

Instrumentation and Orchestration

2 credits*

MUC

319

Advanced Orchestration

2 credits*

MUC

321I

Music History & Literature 3

3 credits*#

MUC

323I

Music History & Literature 4

3 credits*#

MUC

401F, 402F

Primary Instrument1

2,2 credits*

MUC

415

Contemporary Composition Techniques

2 credits*

MUC

416, 417

Composition 5, 64

3,3 credits*

MUC

418

Senior Composition Recital5

1 credit$

 

 

Music Electives6

6 credits

 


Minimum Liberal Arts Credits Required: 29

ENG

131

Workshop in Exposition and Argument

3 credits

MTH

135 or higher

Applied College Mathematics

3 credits

LAS

200

Enduring Questions for an Intercultural World

3 credits

HPE

110W

Personal Wellness

.5 credits

HPE

 

Activity Courses

1.5 credits

 

 

Foreign Language7

8 credits

 

 

Liberal Arts Electives or Minor Field of Study8

10 credits

1 Two credits per semester for 8 semesters. Applied study on major instrument required freshman and sophomore years. Applied study on additional instruments, as determined by composition instructor, may replace applied major in junior and senior years.
2 Secondary instrument is piano until Proficiency 4 is achieved. Depending upon placement results, piano study may occur in classes, lessons, or a combination. If the requisite proficiency is achieved in fewer
than 4 semesters, continued piano study or study on another instrument is required. Secondary study beyond 4 semesters requires an additional fee.
3 One credit per semester for 8 semesters.
4 Three credits per semester for 6 semesters.
5
A full-length recital of original compositions.
6 An Emphasis Area in music may be substituted for the music elective requirement. Students who have earned 8 credits in required ensemble may count up to 2 additional credits toward the music elective requirement. At least 2 credits of music electives must be at the 300 level or higher.
7 One year of study of a single foreign language is required. A proficiency exam is administered to determine entry level of foreign language study. Students whose language requirement is reduced may take the equivalent number of credit hours in other liberal arts courses.
8 S
ee www.bw.edu/resources/registration/info/core for more information about Core requirements. Note that specific University core requirements for Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, and a minor field of study do not apply to Bachelor of Music degree programs. Students may select to either take ten credits from any areas of the Humanities, Natural Sciences, and/or Social Sciences, or to complete a minor field of study outside of the Conservatory.

BM Music Therapy

Computer Code: MUSP


Minimum Total Credits Required: 129

No more than four credits of D may be earned in MUC and PSY courses.

Minimum Music Credits Required: 92
(* = Prerequisite Required, + = Placement Prerequisite, $ = Approval Required, # = Corequisite required)

MUC

001

Performance Attendance (6 semesters)

0 credit

MUC

002

Departmental Recital (8 semesters)

0 credit

MUC

101F, 102F

Primary Instrument1

3,3 credits+

MUC

110

Music Technology and Notation

1 credit

MUC

111, 113

Tonal Harmony 1, 2

2,2 credits+

MUC

112, 114

Solfege-Eurhythmics 1, 2

2,2 credits+

MUC

133, 134

Keyboard Musicianship 1, 22

1,1 credit+

MUC

135

Voice Class [Instrumental only]

1 credit

MUC

136F

Guitar Class

1 credit

MUC

140

Singers’ Phonetics [vocalists only]

1 credit

MUC

151

Introduction to Music Therapy

2 credits

MUC

152

Vocal Skills for Music Therapists

2 credits

MUC

201F, 202F

Primary Instrument1

3,3 credits*

MUC

205F

Major Ensemble3

6 credits+

MUC

211

Tonal Harmony 3

2 credits*

MUC

212

Solfege 3

2 credits*

MUC

221I

Music History & Literature 1

3 credits

MUC

223I

Music History & Literature 2

3 credits*

MUC

233, 234

Keyboard Musicianship 3, 42

1,1 credit*

MUC

251

Recreational Music: Program and Leadership4

2 credits

MUC

253

Percussion Skills for Music Therapists

1 credits

MUC

257

Music Therapy Practicum5

2 credits

MUC

291

Conducting

2 credits

MUC

301F, 302F

Primary Instrument1

3,3 credits*

MUC

309

Entrepreneurship and Advocacy

1 credit

MUC

313

Theory of Music Since 1900

2 credits*#

MUC

314

Solfege 4

2 credits*#

MUC

321I

Music History & Literature 3

3 credits*

MUC

323I

Music History & Literature 4

3 credits*#

MUC

351

Music Therapy in Psychiatry and Rehabilitation

3 credits

MUC

352

Music Therapy with the Developmentally Disabled

3 credits

MUC

353

Program Development and Administration in Music Therapy

2 credits

MUC

354

Creating Music

1 credit*

MUC

357

Music Therapy Practicum 25

1 credit

MUC

358

Music Therapy Practicum 35

1 credit

MUC

401F, 402F

Primary Instrument1

3,3 credits*

MUC

451

Psychology of Music

2 credits

MUC

452

Research Seminar in Music Therapy

2 credits

MUC

454

Music Therapy Internship6

1 credits

 


Minimum Liberal Arts Credits Required: 37

ENG

131

Workshop in Exposition and Argument

3 credits

MTH

135 or higher

Applied College Mathematics

3 credits

LAS

200

Enduring Questions for an Intercultural World

3 credits

HPE

110W

Personal Wellness

.5 credits

HPE

 

Activity Courses

1.5 credits

PSY

100

Principles of Psychological Science

3 credits

PSY

278

Elements of Statistics

4 credits*

PSY

302

Abnormal Psychology

4 credits*

SOC

100D

Principles of Sociology

4 credits

BIO

101

Human Biology

3 credits

EDU

103D

Education of Children with Special Needs

2 credits

 

 

Liberal Arts Electives7

6 credits

1 Three credits per semester for 8 semesters.
2 Secondary instrument is piano until Proficiency 4 is achieved. Depending upon placement results, piano study may occur in classes, lessons, or a combination. If the requisite proficiency is achieved in fewer than 4 semesters, continued piano study or study on another instrument is required. Secondary study beyond 4 semesters requires an additional fee.
3 One credit per semester for 6 semesters.
4 A competency examination must be taken after completing the Recreational Music course and before taking any other Music Therapy course.
5 A minimum of three 1-credit practica required.
6 A six-month internship required after completing all other requirements for graduation. Students may register for this off-campus assignment during their last semester on campus. Grading and granting of the degree is deferred until the requirement is completed successfully.
7 S
ee www.bw.edu/resources/registration/info/core for more information about Core requirements. Note that specific University core requirements for Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, and a minor field of study do not apply to Bachelor of Music degree programs. Students may select to either take six credits from any areas of the Humanities, Natural Sciences, and/or Social Sciences, or to complete a minor field of study outside of the Conservatory.

Bachelor of Music Education Degree
(Vocal/ Instrumental)

Computer Code: MUSE


Minimum Total Credits Required: 135.5

Students must earn a C or better in courses marked with ^. Students also must maintain a GPA of 2.8 in the Professional Education sequence, a 3.0 in the Music Education core, and 3.0 overall to student teach. See Music Education chairperson for details.

Minimum Music Credits Required: 93.5
(* = Prerequisite Required, + = Placement Prerequisite, $ = Approval Required, # = Corequisite required)

MUC

001

Performance Attendance (6 semesters)

0 credit

MUC

002

Departmental Recital (8 semesters)

0 credit

MUC

101F, 102F

Primary Instrument1

3,3 credits+

MUC

110

Music Technology and Notation

1 credit

MUC

111, 113

Tonal Harmony 1, 2

2,2 credits+

MUC

112, 114

Solfege-Eurhythmics 1, 2

2,2 credits+

MUC

133, 134

Keyboard Musicianship 1, 22

1,1 credit+

MUC

135

Voice Class [Instrumental only]

1 credit

MUC

140

Singers’ Phonetics [vocalists only]

1 credit

MUC

171

Introduction to Music Education

2 credits^

MUC

172

Group Vocal Techniques

2 credits

MUC

201F, 202F

Primary Instrument1

3,3 credits*

MUC

205F

Major Ensemble3

7 credits+

MUC

211

Tonal Harmony 3

2 credits*

MUC

212

Solfege 3

2 credits*

MUC

221I

Music History & Literature 1

3 credits

MUC

223I

Music History & Literature 2

3 credits*

MUC

233, 234

Keyboard Musicianship 3, 42

1,1 credit*

MUC

271

Music in a Diverse Society

3 credits

MUC

272

General Music Methods

3 credits*^

MUC

273, 274

Brass and Woodwinds Class

2,2 credits^

MUC

275

Strings Class

2 credits^

MUC

276

Percussion Class

2 credits^

MUC

291

Conducting

2 credits

MUC

292

Advanced Conducting

2 credits*

MUC

301F, 302F

Primary Instrument1

3,3 credits*

MUC

309

Entrepreneurship and Advocacy

1 credit

MUC

313

Theory of Music Since 1900

2 credits*#

MUC

314

Solfege 4

2 credits*#

MUC

321I

Music History & Literature 3

3 credits*

MUC

323I

Music History & Literature 4

3 credits*#

MUC

371

Choral Music Methods

3 credits*^

MUC

372

Instrumental Music Methods

3 credits*^

MUC

401F

Primary Instrument1

3 credits*

MUC

403

Partial Senior Recital

0.5 credit$

 

 

Music Electives

2 credits

 


Minimum Liberal Arts Credits Required: 20

ENG

131

Workshop in Exposition and Argument

3 credits+^

MTH

135 or higher

Applied College Mathematics

3 credits+

LAS

200

Enduring Questions for an Intercultural World

3 credits+

PSY

100

Principles of Psychological Science

3 credits^

PSY

205

Developmental Psychology

3 credits*^

HPE

110W

Personal Wellness

.5 credits

HPE

 

Activity Courses

1.5 credits

 

 

Liberal Arts and Sciences electives4

3 credits


Minimum Education Credits Required: 22

EDU

102

Introductory Field Experience

0 credits*^

EDU

103D

Education of Children with Special Needs

2 credits*^

EDU

201

Teaching Strategies and Management Skills

3 credits*^

EDU

340

Assessment of Teaching and Learning

2 credits*^

EDU

348

Reading in the Content Area

3 credits*^

EDU

491

Clinical Practice

9 credits*^

EDU

492

Senior Capstone Seminar5

3 credits^

1 Three credits per semester for 7 semesters.
2 Secondary instrument is piano until Proficiency 4 is achieved. Depending upon placement results, piano study may occur in classes, lessons, or a combination. If the requisite proficiency is achieved in fewer than 4 semesters, continued piano study or study on another instrument is required. Secondary study beyond 4 semesters requires an additional fee.
3 One credit per semester for 7 semesters.
4 S
ee www.bw.edu/resources/registration/info/core for more information about Core requirements. Note that specific University core requirements for Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, and a minor field of study do not apply to Bachelor of Music Education degree programs.
5 Must be taken concurrently with Clinical Practice.

BA with Major in Music
Applied or Academic Concentration

 

 

Minimum Music Credits Required: 46-46.5
(* = Prerequisite Required, + = Placement Prerequisite, $ = Approval Required)

MUC

001

Performance Attendance (4 semesters)

0 credit

MUC

002

Departmental Recital1

0 credit

MUC

101F, 102F

Primary Instrument2

2,2 credits+

MUC

110

Music Technology and Notation

1 credits

MUC

111, 113

Tonal Harmony 1, 2

2,2 credits+

MUC

112, 114

Solfege-Eurhythmics 1, 2

2,2 credits+

MUC

133, 134

Keyboard Musicianship3

1,1 credit+

MUC

201F, 202F

Primary Instrument2

2,2 credits*

MUC

205F

Major Ensemble4

4 credits+

MUC

211

Tonal Harmony 3

2 credits*

MUC

212

Solfege 3

2 credits*

MUC

309

Entrepreneurship and Advocacy

1 credit

MUC

313

Theory of Music Since 1900

2 credits*

MUC

314

Solfege 4

2 credits*


Students must choose to fulfill one of the following two concentrations:

Academic Concentration                                                                                   Computer Code: MULC

MUC

221I

Music History & Literature 1

3 credits

MUC

223I

Music History & Literature 2

3 credits*

MUC

321I

Music History & Literature 3

3 credits*

MUC

323I

Music History & Literature 4

3 credits*

MUC

213 or 311

Tonal Counterpoint, Form & Analysis, or Music Seminars5

2 credits*

Applied Concentration                                                                                       Computer Code: MULP

MUC

121, 122

Western Music History Survey 1, 2

3,3 credits

MUC

205F, 206F or 207

Major, Elective or Chamber Ensemble

1,1 credits+

MUC

301F, 302F

Primary Instrument2

2,2 credits*

MUC

303

Partial Junior Recital

.5 credits$

 

 

Music Elective

2 credits

1 Students must register for Departmental Recital every semester that they are registered for Primary Instrument.
2 Two credits per semester for 4 semesters (Applied = 6 semesters). Additional fee required.
3 One credit per semester for 2 semesters. Secondary instrument is piano. Secondary instrument for pianists is organ, harpsichord, voice, or an orchestral instrument. Secondary study beyond 2 semesters requires an additional fee.
4 One credit per semester for 4 semesters.
5 Qualifying seminars include MUC 413, 414, 415, 422, 423, 424, 425, 426, and 427, plus MUC 363 and 463.

Music Minor
(* = Prerequisite Required, + = Placement Prerequisite, $ = Approval Required)

Academic Minor
Minimum Credits Required: 20

MUC

001

Performance Attendance (2 semesters)

0 credits

MUC

111, 113 

Tonal Harmony 1, 2

2,2 credits+

MUC

112, 114

Solfege-Eurhythmics 1, 2

2,2 credits+

MUC

121, 122

Western Music History Survey 1, 2

3,3 credits

MUL

134F, 135F, or 136F

Piano, Voice or Guitar Class

1 credit

MUL

178IF

World Music

3 credits

 

 

Music Electives

2 credits


Applied Minor
Minimum Credits Required: 22

MUC

001

Performance Attendance (2 semesters)

0 credits

MUL/MUC

 

Applied Study1

4 credits

MUC

111, 113 

Tonal Harmony 1, 2

2,2 credits+

MUC

112, 114

Solfege-Eurhythmics 1, 2

2,2 credits+

MUC

121, 122

Western Music History Survey 1, 2

3,3 credits

MUC

205F

Ensemble2

2 credits+

 

 

Music Electives

2 credits

         

1 May include MUL 136F (Guitar Class), MUL 135F, 138F (Voice Class 1,2), MUL 134F (Piano Class), and/or MUL 139F (Intermediate Piano Class). Private lessons for an additional fee available only by audition as staffing permits.
2 By audition only.

Students pursuing the minor in music have a Conservatory advisor in addition to the one in their major academic area. Students are encouraged to consult with their advisor and propose alternative course selections to meet their individual educational goals. All MUC course selections and substitutions must have the approval of the Conservatory Assistant Director.

 


Emphasis Programs
Emphasis programs may be added to any Conservatory major to provide more intensive, focused, and experiential study of a particular area of music. Courses taken for an emphasis program that are not required in the student’s major also satisfy the Music Electives component of the program of study.


Jazz Emphasis

MUC

205F

Jazz Ensemble OR

4 credits

MUC

206F

Jazz Combo

MUC

218F

Jazz Improvisation

2 credits

MUC

219F

Jazz Arranging/Composition

2 credits

MUC

224FD

History of Jazz

2 credits


Pedagogy Emphasis

MUC

305

Pedagogy of Music

3 credits

MUC

307, 341 or 382

String, Vocal or Piano Pedagogy

3 credits

MUC

070

Internship

1,1 credit


Conducting Emphasis

MUC

291

Into to Conducting

2 credits

MUC

292

Advanced Conducting

2 credits

MUC

333, 334

Advanced Keyboard Musicianship 1, 2

1,1 credit

MUC

492

Conducting Seminar

1 credit

MUC

493

Conducting Apprenticeship

1 credit


Music Theory Emphasis

MUC

329

Introduction to Research in Music

1 credit

MUC

363

Music Theory Seminars

4 credits

MUC

419

Music Theory Practicum

1,1 credit


Music History Emphasis

MUC

329

Introduction to Research in Music

1 credit

MUC

363

Music History Seminars

4 credits

MUC

429

Music History Practicum

1,1 credit


Chamber Music Emphasis

MUC

207

Chamber Music

6 credits

MUC

306

Chamber Music Literature

2 credits

MUC

405

Chamber Music Recital

1 credit

MUC

070

Internship

1 credit


Composition Emphasis

MUC

116, 117

Introduction to Composition 1, 2

2,2 credits

MUC

318

Instrumentation and Orchestration

3 credits

MUC

319

Advanced Orchestration

3 credits


Sacred Music Emphasis

MUC

214

Modal Counterpoint

2 credits

MUC

292

Advanced Conducting

2 credits

MUC

385

Preparation for the Church Musician

3 credits

MUC

070

Internship

1,1 credit

 

Conservatory Outreach Department
The Conservatory Outreach Department is a non-degree-granting branch of the Conservatory that offers quality arts education to University students and members of the community. Students at all ages, from infants to retirees, and levels, from beginners to pre-professionals, can find appropriate instruction from among the following offerings: Group Classes in voice, guitar and piano; MusicPlay for infants, toddlers and their caregivers; Dalcroze Eurhythmics for children ages 3-8; Musical Kaleidoscope for children with special needs; Youth Orchestras; Honors Chorales; Triple Threat Music Theatre program; Youth Percussion Ensemble; String Chamber Music Ensembles; New Horizons music programs for adults including three concert bands, jazz band, beginning classes in violin, viola and cello and chamber music ensembles; and Private Lessons in voice, most instruments, theory, composition and music technology. Conservatory Outreach faculty include members of the Conservatory faculty, adjunct faculty, and student teachers who have successfully completed pedagogy requirements. The Conservatory Outreach calendar is based on the academic year and consists of two semesters (fall and spring) and a flexible summer session. The Conservatory Outreach department also offers a wide range of summer music programs for middle and high school students in addition to professional development courses for music educators. More information is available by contacting the Conservatory Outreach Department at 440/826-2365, conreach@bw.edu or www.bw.edu/conservatoryoutreach.

 

 

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