Information about requirements in all music programs and the musical theatre interdisciplinary major at BSC can be found at the Music home page and in the Catalog under Disciplinary Majors and Minors and Interdisciplinary Majors and Minors.
Information about opportunities for performance can be found at the music performance information page.
Information about music placement can be found at the placement information page.
Information for Non-Majors
Recommended courses and advice for non-majors. Many students at the College participate in music classes, lessons, and ensembles either for Foundations credit or to pursue their interests in music. For non-majors, the music faculty recommends private lessons in performance, MS 100- or 300-level courses. Non-majors might participate in choirs or bands, MU 112 Southern Chorale, 211 Concert Choir (audition required), MU 215 Wind Ensemble, and 217 Jazz Band (audition required). Non-majors are welcome in any MU course for which the student has the appropriate prerequisites.
Information for Majors
Advice for majors. Students pursuing a degree in music can choose among three degree programs: Bachelor of Arts in music (B.A.), a Bachelor of Music (B.M.), or a Bachelor of Music Education (B.M.E.). The music faculty recommends that students interested in majoring in music choose an advisor in music early in their academic career. Consultation with a music faculty member is essential.
All major programs in music require a music theory placement exam; advancement in proficiency in performance as described in the College catalog; and admission to the major/degree program at the end of the sophomore year.
Courses in the major are carefully sequenced. Students in the BM and BME degree programs should begin completing major requirements in their first year. Students in the BA degree program may begin completing major requirements in the sophomore or junior year, provided that the appropriate level of proficiency in performance is attainable.
Explorations curriculum requirement in Connectivity. All students must complete a scholarly senior seminar, Exploration term, or independent study as deemed appropriate by disciplinary faculty in the major. This requirement varies in music depending on the degree, but all majors culminate in a public performance or public lecture during the senior year.
All majors at the College require a senior conference. For details on this requirement for music majors, consult the music faculty.