Music with Elective Studies in Business

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In accordance with the mission statement of Missouri Baptist University, the academic program, and the music discipline, this major focuses on preparing students for careers in music business and related fields.

Bachelor of Music in with Elective Studies Business majors must take a general education course introducing an art form other than music, such as art, dance, theatre or drama, and a course in the social sciences as part of their general education requirements.

  • Personal Manager (or Artist Manager, Agent)
  • Booking Agent (or Talent Agent)
  • Concert Promoter
  • Independent Radio Promoter
  • Retail Sales Management
  • Entertainment Attorney
  • Business Manager
  • Music Supervisor (Music Licensing/Clearance)
  • Music Business Consultant
  • Contractor (or Leader)

All music degrees require the student to have a primary performance concentration that leads to a Senior Recital and a secondary performance concentration. The Bachelor of Music with Elective Studies in Business degree requires courses through the Business department and a performance concentration in instrument, piano, or voice.

All persons majoring in any music field are required to have seven (for Music Education) or eight (for all other music majors) semesters of completed (passed) recital attendance.

All persons majoring in any music field are required to present a senior recital. Those seeking bachelor’s degrees in Music, Music Ministry, Musical Theatre, Music with Elective Studies in Business and Music Education are required to present a 30-minute recital, which has been preceded by two semesters of upper division credit in their major performance area. Majors in the Bachelor of Music in Performance are required to present a 30-minute junior recital and a 50-minute senior recital in their major performance area. Two of four upper division lesson credits must precede the junior recital with the remaining two before the senior recital.

All persons majoring in any music field are required to participate in a large ensemble. The ensemble may be choral, instrumental or both, depending on the degree sought. Students must earn eight semester hours of large ensemble credit for all music majors, except Bachelor of Music Education majors, who must earn seven semester hours (the eighth semester is excused from ensemble participation because of their professional education/student teaching semester). Music minors must earn four semester hours of large ensemble credit. Only one credit per semester in each area (vocal and/or instrumental) may be applied to this total.

The student must take all of these courses plus one of the following music performance concentrations.

Business Division Core Requirements
ACCT 213 Principles of Financial Accounting 3 hrs
ACCT 223 Principles of Managerial Accounting
BUSN 111 Students in Free Enterprise 1
BUSN 303 Business Ethics 3 hrs
BUSN 413 Business Law I 3 hrs
BUSN 463 Strategic Management 3 hrs
BUSN 481 Interviewing Techniques 1 hrs
ECON 113 Macroeconomics 3 hrs
ECON 123 Microeconomics 3 hrs
MGMT 303 Management Concepts and Practices 3 hrs
MRKT 313 Introduction to Marketing 3 hrs
Elective (one course from the following): 3 hrs
ENTR 303 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
OR
MGMT 323 Small Business Management
Internship: 3 hrs
BUMU 473 Internship in Music Business

Music Performance Concentrations – The student must take one of the following performance concentrations.

Instrumental (29 Hours)
MUAI 111 Instrument Lesson (Major/Primary) – Lower Division 4
MUAI 311 Instrument Lesson (Major/Primary) – Upper Division 4
MUAS 110/310 Studio Class(Instrument) 0
MURP 480 Senior Recital (Instrument) 0
MUAP*** Piano 4
MUED 352 Advanced Conducting 2
MUMI 342 Music Industry 2
MUIL 131/331 OR 151/351 Large Instrumental Ensemble 8
MU_S Small Ensemble**** 2
MUTH Upper Division Theory Elective 2

Piano (29 Hours)
MUAP 111 Piano Lesson (Major/Primary) – Lower Division 4
MUAP 311 Piano Lesson (Major/Primary) – Upper Division 4
MUAS 110/310 Studio Class (Piano)
MURP 480 Senior Recital (Piano)
MUAV Voice** 4
MUED 352 Advanced Conducting 2
MUMI 342 Music Industry 2
MUCL 111/311 OR 131/331 Large Vocal Ensemble 8
MU_S Small Ensemble**** 2
MUTH Upper division music theory elective 2

Voice (29 hours)
MUAV 111 Voice Lesson (Major/Primary – Lower Division) 4
MUAV 311 Voice Lesson (Major/Primary) – Upper Division 4
OR
MUAV 331***** Contemporary Voice Lesson (Major/Primary) – Upper Division 4
MUAS 110/310 Studio Class (Voice)
MURP 480 Senior Recital (Voice)
MUAP Piano*** 4
MUED 352 Advanced Conducting 2
MUMI 342 Music Industry 2
MUCL Large Vocal Ensemble 8
MU_S Small Ensemble**** 2
MUTH Upper division music theory elective 2

Total hours for Bachelor of Music with Elective Studies in Business: 91