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The Music program at Missouri Baptist University offers courses of undergraduate study that provide students with knowledge and skills that will equip them to achieve excellence in music teaching, music ministry and music performance, and prepare them to assume roles that require heightened aesthetic awareness of music. Additionally, the Music Department provides classes, ensembles and music instruction for students majoring in other fields and offers cultural experiences for both the university and the community.

The Music Department of Missouri Baptist University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.

Admission to the Music Program

All students entering Missouri Baptist University must audition and receive approval from the music faculty before pursuing a music degree. The audition must be completed before or during the first week of classes.

Music Program Requirements
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 Arts degree with a major in Music requires the student to concentrate in one of three applied areas: 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.

MUSIC MAJOR CORE (27 hours)
MUTH 103 Fundamentals of Music (3)
MUTH 101 Introduction to Music Technology 1
MUTH 111 Sight Singing/Ear Trainging I 1
MUTH 113 Theory I 3
MUTH 121 Sight Singing/Ear Trainging II 1
MUTH 123 Theory II 3
MUTH 211 Sight Singing/Ear Trainging III 1
MUTH 213 Theory IIII 3
MUTH 221 Sight Singing/Ear Trainging IV 1
MUTH 223 Theory IV 3

Required Music History and Literature (MUHL) courses:
MUHL 313 Music History I 3
MUHL 323 Music History II 3
MUHL 332 Music History III 2

Required Music Education (MUED) course:
MUED 202 Basic Conducting 2

Required Music Recital Attendance (MURA) courses:
MURA 110/310 Recital Attendance (7 or 8 semesters) 0

Instrumental (21 Hours)
MUAI 111 Instrument Lesson (Major/Primary) – Lower Division 4
MUAI 311 Instrument Lesson (Major/Primary) – Upper Division 3
MUAS 110/310 Studio Class 0
MURP 480 Senior Recital (Instrument) 0
MUAP*** Piano
OR
MUAV** Voice 4
MUIL 131/331 OR 151/351 Large Instrumental Ensemble 8
MUTH Upper Division Theory Elective 2

Piano (21 Hours)
MUAP 111 Piano Lesson (Major/Primary) – Lower Division 4
MUAP 311 Piano Lesson (Major/Primary) – Upper Division 3
MUAS 110/310 Studio Class 0
MURP 480 Senior Recital (Piano) 0
MUAI 101 Instrument Lesson (Elective/Secondary)
OR
MUAV** Voice 4
MUCL 111/311 OR 131/331 Large Vocal Ensemble 8
MUTH Upper Division Theory Elective 2

Voice (21 Hours)
MUAV 111 Voice Lesson (Major/Primary – Lower Division) 4
MUAV 311 Voice Lesson (Major/Primary) – Upper Division 3
MUAS 110/310 Studio Class 0
MURP 480 Senior Recital (Voice) 0
MUAP*** Piano 4
MUCL 111/311 OR 131/331 Large Vocal Ensemble 8
MUTH Upper Division Theory Elective 2

Total hours in Bachelor of Arts – Music Major: 48

**Voice credit may be Class Voice, Private Voice, or a combination of both.
***Advanced piano students may take proficiency exam for up to four semesters of credit. Piano credit may be Class Piano, Private Piano, or a combination of both.

MUSIC MINOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS
All students who wish to minor in music are required to take the following courses which constitute the Music Minor Core:

Required Music Theory (MUTH) courses:
MUTH 103 Fundamentals of Music† 3
MUTH 111 Sight Singing/Ear Training I 1
MUTH 113 Theory I 3
MUTH 121 Sight Singing/Ear Training II 1
MUTH 123 Theory II 3

Required Music History and Literature (MUHL) courses:
MUHL 313 Music History I 3
MUHL 323 Music History II 3
MUHL 332 Music History III 2

Required Music Education (MUED) course:
MUED 202 Basic Conducting 2

Required Music Recital Attendance (MURA):
MURA 110 Recital Attendance (4 semesters) 0

Required Performance Areas:
MUA 111 Applied Music Primary 4
MUA 101 Applied Music Secondary 2
MUL Large Ensemble (Choral or Instrumental) 4

†Students who pass the theory placement test are not required to take this course, the hours do not count as a part of the minor.

Total hours for Music Minor: 28

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