Jul 02, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Music, B.A.

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Notice: Program Discontinuation:

The Bachelor of Arts in Music degree program has been discontinued and Fairmont State will no longer be accepting new applicants into the program effective the 2020-2021 Academic Year. However, students currently enrolled in the B.A. in Music program will be supported as they complete their degrees and should continue to work directly their advisor.

The Bachelor of Arts in Music degree program offers academic course work in music content areas, balanced with elective and general studies courses selected by individual students based on their career goals. The degree program is organized to provide a thorough background for various careers in music. The department provides excellent musical instruction for its students through a highly qualified professional faculty, a curriculum that includes current trends in the field, and a series of sequential musical experiences and studies. The department believes in exposing music students to many new and innovative educational and musical ideas as well as emphasizing the musical heritage of the past. 

Students will consult with faculty advisors to discuss their course of study. Students may choose to take courses in any academic subject area in order to prepare them for potential careers.

Degree Requirements

Core Curriculum (30-33 Credit Hours)

All students must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours in the Core Curriculum. See the Core Curriculum  Program for a full listing of requirements.

Applied Music (22 Credit Hours)

Major Instrument or Voice: 8 Semesters

Major Ensemble Participation (8 Credit Hours)

Eight semesters required. Select from the following:

Conducting (2 Credit Hours)

Technology (3 Credit Hours)

Music Theory (18 Credit Hours)

Degree Total = 120 Credit Hours

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