Two things set Marietta's music program apart from what you will find at other schools: the sheer number of opportunities you will have to perform, and the strength of our faculty. From choirs to applied lessons to full-scale musical productions, you can express yourself musically and cultivate your talents — and it all starts your freshman year. Along the way, you'll receive thorough preparation for graduate school or a career as a musician by studying and working closely with professors who are active performers themselves.

Our nationally accredited Bachelor of Arts in Music program is designed to develop well-rounded musical leaders while simultaneously allowing each student to experience a broad exposure to music study within a liberal arts context. The program may be pursued alone or may be easily combined with other majors and minors. It is primarily designed for those students who wish to combine a more extensive study of music with degree studies in other fields such as Pre-Med, business, psychology, or history. After completing a core of required courses, students may elect to pursue a set of music electives of their own choosing. Students within the program will work with a faculty advisor to design a selection of courses that will lead to a senior capstone project that may combine their work in music with another field of study.

The major’s design allows one the opportunity to discover your interests in the varied fields of music creation and scholarship or to explore music’s intersection with interests in other fields of study. Admission each year is based on previous academic success, a performance audition, and a personal interview. This program can help you discover music’s important role and become a successful musician and leader, regardless of the desired career path.

Minor in Music
The minor in music is offered to students pursuing other fields of study but desiring an additional concentration in the field of music.

Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Arts in music

Main Coursework
MUSC 111 Music Theory I 3 credit hours
MUSC 112 Music Theory II 3 credit hours
MUSC 141 Keyboard Skills I 1 credit hours
MUSC 142 Keyboard Kills II 1 credit hours
MUSC 171 Aural Skills I 1 credit hours
MUSC 172 Aural Skills II 1 credit hours
MUSC 211 Music Theory III 3 credit hours
MUSC 212 Music Theory IV 1 credit hours
MUSC 271 Aural Skills III 1 credit hours
MUSC 272 Aural Skills IV 1 credit hours
MUSC 330 Music History I 3 credit hours
MUSC 331 Music History II 3 credit hours
 
Electives
Elective study may be drawn from any course offered in music (excluding MUSC 101, 110 & 150) for which the student fulfills prerequisite requirements
3 credit hours
 
One Course
Non-music fine arts
3 credit hours
 
Applied Study
MUSC 151   2 credit hours
MUSC 251   2 credit hours
MUSC 351   2 credit hours
6 credit hours    
 
Additional requirements
  • 8 hours of an approved ensemble. The student is required to participate in a major ensemble every semester of enrollment> MUSC 16x
  • MUSC 105 – Recital Attendance is required each semester of enrollment (8 semesters)
  • Piano Proficiency – Each student is required to pass a piano proficiency exam after the completion of 4 semesters of Keyboard Skills
  • Aural Skills Proficiency – Each student is required to pass an aural skills proficiency exam after the completion of 4 semesters of Aural Skills
  • Senior Capstone – MUSC 485

 

Minor in music

Main Coursework
MUSC 111 Music Theory I 3 credit hours
MUSC 112 Music Theory II 3 credit hours
MUSC 171 Aural Theory I 1 credit hours
MUSC 172 Aural Theory II 1 credit hours
MUSC 303 Beginning Conducting 2 credit hours
 
Music History
One Course, selected from the following:
MUSC 330   History of Music I
MUSC 331   History of Music II
3 credit hours
 
Elective Study
Elective study may be drawn from any course offered in music (excluding MUSC 101, 110 & 150) for which the student fulfills prerequisite requirements. Additional applied study or ensemble participation may also be used as elective credits.
3 credit hours
 
Applied Study
MUSC 151   2 credit hours
MUSC 251   2 credit hours
It is strongly advised that applied study be taken over four consecutive semesters.
4 credit hours    

 

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