May 24, 2018  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2017-2018 
  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2017-2018

Music, B.A.


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Requirements for the Music Major


Core Curriculum Requirements:


42 credit hours in addition to the requirements for the major (see Undergraduate Core Curriculum  in the Catalog).

Major Requirements:


42 credit hours, as follows

6 hours of Private Lessons from:


Additional Requirements:


  • Pass applied music examination at the end of each semester of private lessons.
  • Present a recital (MUSC 450) or write a thesis in major area of concentration during the final year.
  • Recital attendance (minimum of 42 recitals, 7 each semester of MUSC 199).

Note(s):


  • A 2.000 cumulative average must be attained in these music courses.
  • Students are admitted to the degree programs based upon their musicality and musical literacy rather than on performance accomplishments. Musical background and proficiency in an applied instrument/voice will determine placement within the department.
  • For a copy of Policies and Guidelines, contact the Department of Music Office.

TOTAL Minimum Hours Required for Degree: 120 Semester Hours


B.A. Music


This block serves as a guideline for progress toward a degree. See your academic advisor.

The downloadable engagement plan for this degree includes the schedule below in tabular form.

Freshman Year


First Semester


  • MUSC 199 - Recital Attendance
  • MUSC 200 - Music Theory I
  • MUSC 201 - Aural Skills I
  • MUSC 208 - Keyboard Skills I
  • Private Lesson
  • Large Ensemble
  • CORE 100 - First-Year Seminar
  • Foreign Language Elective 1

Total (16)

Second Semester


  • MUSC 199 - Recital Attendance
  • MUSC 202 - Music Theory II
  • MUSC 203 - Aural Skills II
  • Private lesson
  • Large Ensemble
  • Foreign Language Elective 2
  • MUSC 209 - Keyboard Skills II
  • THEO 111 - Theological Foundations
  • ENGL 101 - English Composition or ENGL 115 - Rhetoric

Total (16)

Sophomore Year


First Semester


  • MUSC 199 - Recital Attendance
  • MUSC 210 - Music History I
  • MUSC 300 - Music Theory III
  • MUSC 301 - Aural Skills III
  • Private Lesson
  • Large Ensemble
  • Scientific Perspectives
  • Free Elective

Total (15)

Second Semester


  • MUSC 199 - Recital Attendance
  • MUSC 211 - Music History II
  • MUSC 303 - Aural Skills IV
  • PHIL 100 - Ethics as Intro to Philosophy
  • Private lesson
  • Large Ensemble
  • Mathematical Perspectives
  • Natural Science Elective
  • Free Elective

Total (15)

Junior Year


First Semester


  • MUSC 199 - Recital Attendance
  • Private Lesson
  • Large Ensemble
  • Theological Perspectives
  • ENGL/CLAS/SPAN 205 - Literature & The Moral Imagination
  • Free Elective
  • MUSC 310 - Music History III: Seminar

Total (14)

Second Semester


  • MUSC 199 - Recital Attendance
  • MUSC 400 - Form and Analysis
  • MUSC 212 - World & Popular Music
  • MUSC 450 - Senior Recital
  • Private Lesson
  • Large Ensemble
  • Free Elective
  • Free Elective

Total (14)

Senior Year


First Semester


  • Philosophical Perspectives
  • Free Elective
  • Free Elective
  • Free Elective
  • Free Elective

Second Semester


  • Historical Perspectives
  • Social Science Elective
  • Free Elective
  • Free Elective
  • Free Elective

Scheduling Notes:


  • The number of free electives will be reduced if the remaining “flag” requirements (ERS, Diversity, and Quantitative) are not fulfilled by courses in the core or major.

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