Music Generalist (BA) Major Program

Generalist (BA) Major Program (58-61 Semester Hours)
Music Core Requirements (33-36 hours)
Music Theory and Musicianship (12 hours)

Music Theory I (2)
Music Theory II (2)
Music Theory III (2)
Music Theory IV (2)
Ear-Training/Sight-Singing I (1)
Ear-Training/Sight-Singing II (1)
Ear-Training/Sight-Singing III (1)
Ear-Training/Sight-Singing IV (1)

Music History and Literature (9 hours)
Music History I (3)
Music History II (3)
Introduction to Ethnomusicology (3)

Performance Skills/Applied Music (5-8 hours)
Concert/Recital Attendance (0)
Full time music majors must enroll every semester. Course is a transcript requirement for graduation. No credit is awarded.

Keyboard Skills–Class Piano 1
Music Majors must pass a keyboard proficiency exam by the end of the first semester of their Junior year. They may test out of the Keyboard Skills classes at any time. Students who pass the exam with fewer than 4 credit hours may take hours in any other music course(s) to complete the 4 required credit hours in this area. MUSC 151 may be repeated for credit three times (total 4 hours).

Choral Conducting I (2)
Choral Conducting II (2)

Performance Ensemble (7 hours)
Schola Cantorum (1)
Concert Chorale (1)
Singing Saints (1)
Music/Opera Theatre (1)
Joliet Symphony Orchestra (1)
Instrumental Chamber Ensemble (1)
Full time students must participate in at least one ensemble per semester. A minimum of seven credit hours of performance ensemble is required for graduation.

Concentration Requirements (25 hours)
Bachelor of Arts in Music candidates must complete the following in their chosen concentration in addition to the Music course listed above:
Applied Piano (1)*
Advanced Applied Piano (1)*


Applied Voice (1)*
Advanced Applied Voice (1)*


Applied Guitar (1)*
Advanced Applied Guitar (1)*


Applied Violin (1)*
Applied Viola (1)*
Applied Cello (1)*
Applied Bass (1)*
Applied Flute (1)*
Applied Oboe (1)*
Applied Clarinet (1)*
Applied Saxophone (1)*
Applied Bassoon (1)*
Applied Trumpet (1)*
Applied Horn (1)*
Applied Trombone (1)*
Applied Tuba (1)*
Applied Percussion (1)*


Junior Recital (0)
Senior Recital (0)
Music Electives (must be 300 level or higher) (9)

* Each hour of applied or advanced applied music credit entails one half hour of private instruction per week. Applied music may be repeated up to a maximum of 10 credit hours per level. Students are required to complete 16 credit hours of applied study in their area of concentration for graduation.