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. The music program emphasizes two areas: music theory and the history of musical literature. Students may also participate in a number of student musical groups.

Music majors are required to participate, without credit, in an instrumental or vocal ensemble each semester. 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 1004 Survey of Piano Literature 3
MUS 1005 Survey of Symphony and/or
MUS 1006 Survey of Contemporary Music and/or
MUS 1007 Survey of Opera 6
MUS 1009 Beethoven 3
MUS 1011 Survey of Vocal Literature 3
MUS 1012 Survey of Instrumental Literature 3
MUS 1031 2032 3133 4134 Music Theory I, II, III, IV 12
MUS 2141 Form and Analysis 3
MUS 4180-4189 Seminar in Music 3

Minor Requirements 18 credits
Electives 24 credits
Total: 120 credits

*MUS 1001, 1002 Music in Western Civilization I, II are strongly recommended.

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