Music - Missouri Baptist University
Program Level
  • Bachelor's
Degrees Offered

BA in Music

Format
  • Traditional
Department
  • College of Arts & Humanities
  • School of Performing Arts
Music Program Overview

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.

Auditions & Scholarships

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. Email finearts@mobap.edu or call 314-744-5364 to sign up for an audition.

Performing Arts Scholarship Audition Form

Saturday, November 11, 2023 9 am-2 p.m.
Saturday, February 24, 2024 9 am-2 p.m.
Saturday, March 23, 2024 9 am-2 p.m.
Friday, April 5, 2024 by appointment

Auditionees are eligible for talent and ensemble scholarships. Auditions take place in the Pillsbury Chapel & Dale Williams Fine Arts Center. Anyone who is unable to attend in-person auditions may request to submit a video audition.

Performance Groups

Explore our many PERFORMANCE GROUPS to find something that fits your talents and interests! Any student, regardless of major, can audition for our ensembles. Most groups offer scholarships that can be combined with other academic offers and financial assistance.

Music Major Requirements

MUSIC MAJOR CORE (31 hours)
MUTH 103 Fundamentals of Music
MUTC 112 Music Computer Technology
MUTH 111 Sight Singing/Ear Training I
MUTH 113 Theory I
MUTH 121 Sight Singing/Ear Training II
MUTH 123 Theory II
MUTH 211 Sight Singing/Ear Training III
MUTH 213 Theory IIII
MUTH 221 Sight Singing/Ear Training IV
MUTH 223 Theory IV

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

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

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

Instrumental (23 Hours)
MUAI 111 Instrument Lesson (Major/Primary) – Lower Division
MUAI 311 Instrument Lesson (Major/Primary) – Upper Division
MUAS 110/310 Studio Class
MURP 480 Senior Recital (Instrument)
MUAP*** Piano
OR
MUAV** Voice
MUIL 131/331 OR 151/351 Large Instrumental Ensemble (8 semesters)
MU_S Small Ensemble (2 semesters)
MUTH Upper Division Theory Elective 2

Piano (23 Hours)
MUAP 111 Piano Lesson (Major/Primary) – Lower Division
MUAP 311 Piano Lesson (Major/Primary) – Upper Division
MUAS 110/310 Studio Class
MURP 480 Senior Recital (Piano)
MUAI 101 Instrument Lesson (Elective/Secondary)
OR
MUAV** Voice
MUCL 111/311 OR 131/331 Large Vocal Ensemble (8 semesters)
MU_S Small Ensemble (2 semesters)
MUTH Upper Division Theory Elective

Voice (23 Hours)
MUAV 111 Voice Lesson (Major/Primary – Lower Division)
MUAV 311 Voice Lesson (Major/Primary) – Upper Division
MUAS 110/310 Studio Class
MURP 480 Senior Recital (Voice)
MUAP*** Piano
MUCL 111/311 OR 131/331 Large Vocal Ensemble (8 semesters)
MU_S Small Ensemble (2 semesters)
MUTH Upper Division Theory Elective

Total hours in Bachelor of Arts – Music Major: 54

**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 Requirements

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

Required Music History and Literature (MUHL) courses:
Take two courses totaling 6 hours to complete 6-hour upper division requirement or two courses totaling 5 hours plus at least 1 upper division hour from the Upper Division options below.
MUHL 313 Music History I
MUHL 323 Music History II
MUHL 332 Music History III

Upper Division Options
1. Take a fifth Large Ensemble for upper division credit (must be the same ensemble)
2. Take a fifth Applied Lesson (sophomore proficiency required to receive upper division credit)
3. Take an upper division music course

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

Required Performance Areas:
MURA 110 Recital Attendance (4 semesters)
MUA 111 Applied Music Primary (4 semesters)
MUL Large Ensemble (Choral or Instrumental) (4 semesters)

†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: 25

Worship Minor Requirements

CSCE 273 Foundations for Christian Ministry
MUWA 010/020/030/040 Worship Workshop
MUWA 403/503 Foundations of Worship
MUWA 413/513 Congregational Song
MUWA 423/523 Worship Technology
MUWA 483/583 Worship Leadership
THEA 353 Theatrical Arts and the Church

Total hours for Worship Minor: 18