Admitted students experienced Birmingham-Southern at the Select 'Southern event held on March 1-2, 2015.
Students who seek a degree in music must audition in their principal instrument and demonstrate sufficient competency to undertake college level work. Once accepted, students must achieve a proficiency level appropriate for their degree and must advance towards that degree at a rate acceptable to the music faculty. Following two years of study, a committee of music faculty will interview students. The committee will advise students concerning their degree plans and expectations.
Upon completion of the music major, students will be able to
hear, identify, and work with musical elements – rhythm, pitch, harmony, structure, timbre, texture,
head and apply musical notation through performance,
recognize and articulate an understanding of compositional process and musical style with reference to artists, technologies, events, and cultural forces through the major periods of history,
use research tools and analysis to develop, defend judgments, and write about music,
demonstrate a trajectory of continuing growth in applying skills and musical performance,
apply particular pedagogical skills to teach others.