Degree Major/Minor Requirements
53.16.1 Bachelor of Arts, Music Major
The Bachelor of Arts, Music Major is more general and flexible than the BMus degree program, as it is less performance-oriented and a much broader base of academic study. A Music Minor is also available for the student having a major in another discipline. More information on the BMus is available in §52.6.
53.16.2 Major in Music
See §15.3. Each student must complete the Music Theory Placement Exam (MTPE); a student who scores lower than 70% must register in AUMUS 100. For further information about entrance into the Music program, contact the Department of Fine Arts, Augustana Faculty.
Music Studies and Information Literacy: AUMUS 228.
Theoretical and Analytical Studies, Musicianship Skills: AUMUS 160, 162, 260, 262.
Music History and Literature, Music in Society: AUMUS 170, 224, 225, 226, and three additional credits of a Music course in this category at the 300 or 400-level as approved by the Department of Fine Arts..
Applied music (instrumental/vocal lessons) and ensemble courses: 9 (with at least 4 in each category).
Music options: a minimum of 7.5.
AUMUS 497 or 3 from AUMUS 420, 421, 422, 467, 468 or another 400-level course in music history, music theory, or ethnomusicology. Note: This is an overlapping requirement with (3) and (4).
The set of courses selected in (3)- (6) above must include at least 12 credits at the 300- and 400-levels.
A passing grade in the Keyboard Skills Proficiency Examination (KSPE). See Music Handbook for details.
Successful completion of the Recital Attendance Requirement (RAR). Every student is required to attend a minimum of 10 recitals or concerts held at Augustana each year, with a minimum of 40 required for graduation.
III.Additional information for students
A student considering graduate studies is encouraged to take elective courses that examine cultural and critical theory.
A student considering graduate studies should note that certain graduate programs require a reading knowledge of one or more of French, Italian, and German. In addition, the student should include other courses such as AUMUS 261, 263, 361 and two or more courses from AUMUS 320/420, 321/421, 322/422, 367/467 and 369. To facilitate entry into a graduate program with an academic emphasis, a student should include additional courses from Music and other disciplines, including those which encourage interdisciplinary perspectives. To facilitate entry into a graduate program with a performance emphasis, a student should include third- and fourth-year recitals, ensembles, conducting, and other courses relevant to the area of emphasis.
A student should prepare to pass the Keyboard Skills Proficiency Examination (KSPE) before the third year.
Senior Music courses are offered in alternate years only.
IV.Recommended first-year programs
V.Recommended programs for subsequent years
Recommended second-year program includes:
Recommended third-year program includes:
Recommended fourth-year program includes:
53.16.3 Minor in Music
See Admission requirements for the major above.
Music history and literature, music in society: AUMUS 170, 225, and either 224 or 226.
Theoretical and analytical studies, musicianship skills: AUMUS 160, 162, 260, 262.
A minimum of 3 in applied music and/or ensemble courses, with at least 1 being at the senior level.