B.A. in Music

B.A. in Music

(HEGIS 1005)

Dowling’s School of Arts and Sciences degree programs are constructed upon a well-rounded core curriculum of arts and humanities, natural science, math, and social sciences. These are the classic building blocks that ensure career versatility in an ever-changing world. To this end, the music program emphasizes a cross-cultural approach to the study of music.

Music majors are required to participate, without credit, in an instrumental or vocal ensemble for five semesters. Those whose interests are in string, wind, or percussion instruments are required to participate in an appropriate instrumental ensemble. Students whose interests are in vocal or keyboard music are required to participate in the choir.

Career Outcomes for Music Majors

Your Dowling music degree prepares you for diverse careers in music, education, and the arts. Exciting career options include choral director, singer, composer, music arranger, music therapist, music librarian, and a wide variety of positions in the music industry.

College-Wide Requirements 9 credits
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Core Requirements 33 credits
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Major Requirements 36 credits

MUS 1001C Music in the Western World: Antiquity-1750 3
MUS 1002C Music in the Western World: 1750-present  3
MUS 1008C World Music  3
MUS 1014C African Music Cultures 3
MUS 1015C Guitar Heroes 3
MUS 1016C Music and Migration 3
MUS 1017C The Social Life of Musical Instruments 3
MUS 1031A 2032A 3133A 4134A Music Theory I, II, III, IV 12
MUS 4180A4189A Seminar in Music 3

6 semesters of ensemble participation (no credit)

Electives/Minor  42 credits
Total: 120 credits

To find out more about Dowling’s Music program please contact Dr. Poppiti at 631-244-3347 or poppitik@dowling.edu