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Music, B.A.

About the Program

National Association of Schools of Music (Accredited)

The Bachelor of Arts in Music degree is a liberal arts program that provides students with the broad knowledge and skills to prepare for graduate study and careers in a variety of fields including performance, composition, music instruction, arts entrepreneurship and management, and sound design/recording arts. Students complete a 33-credit musical core requirement in aural skills, theory/composition, and history; a 10-credit performance requirement comprised of applied lessons and ensembles; 10 credits of music electives; and a capstone experience selected from recital, senior thesis, internship, or special project options. Multiple enrichment programs throughout the academic year—such as the Music Forum guest lecture series on career issues in the arts—enhance student engagement and experience across the discipline.

About the Music Department

203 Rockwell Hall
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-6401
Fax: (716) 878-6402
http://music.buffalostate.edu/

Program Requirements

Intellectual Foundations Requirements
33-39 credit hours 33-39

Musicianship Major Requirements (33 credit hours)
MUS 122 INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC STUDIES AND CAREERS 2
MUS 206 FOUNDATIONS OF AMERICAN POPULAR MUSIC 1900-1950 3
MUS 218 AURAL PERCEPTION I 1
MUS 219 AURAL PERCEPTION II 1
MUS 230 MUSIC THEORY I 3
MUS 231 MUSIC THEORY II 3
MUS 302 MUSIC HISTORY: ANTIQUITY THROUGH BAROQUE 3
MUS 303 MUSIC HISTORY: CLASSIC THROUGH MODERN 3
MUS 318 AURAL PERCEPTION III 1
MUS 319 AURAL PERCEPTION IV 1
MUS 321 COMPOSITION, IMPROVISATION AND ARRANGING 2
MUS 330 MUSIC THEORY III 3
MUS 331 MUSIC THEORY IV 3
MUS 440 ETHNOMUSICOLOGY 3
MUS 491 CAPSTONE IN MUSIC 1

Musical Performance Requirements (10 credit hours)
Select 4 semesters; 4 credit hours from the following: 4
MUS 171 APPLIED MUSIC (1)
MUS 173 APPLIED MUSIC (1)
MUS 271 APPLIED MUSIC (1)
MUS 273 APPLIED MUSIC (1)
Select 6 semesters; 6 credit hours from the following: 6
MUS 290 PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA (1)
MUS 313 CHAMBER CHOIR (1)
MUS 314 WIND ENSEMBLE (1)
MUS 335 BUFFALO STATE COLLEGE CHORALE (1)

Music Electives
10 credit hours 10

All College Electives (Not Music)
28-34 credit hours 28-34

Total Credit Hours 120

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