Buena Vista University

Music

For some people, music is their joy and passion. For others, it’s their livelihood. Whether conducting an orchestra, playing in a band, leading a classroom or selecting an iPod playlist, there are many ways in which music forms an important part of life’s rhythms. Studying it in-depth at BVU allows you to hone your talents as part of a supportive community of talented students and professors.

The music program can help you improve your skills as a performer, producer or teacher. Through your studies, you’ll also gain a broad background of study in the liberal arts to deepen your understanding of how art influences and affects the world. You may look at the similarities between Beethoven and today's latest pop sensation, explore how to use music to engage students better in their schoolwork, or sharpen your own skills for a variety of venues.

Key Personality Traits of Musicians:

Courses of study

Major in Music Education Instrumental with teaching Licensure (5-12): 41 credit hours

MUSC 100-400 Private Lessons on Major Instrument (7 semesters)
MUSC 111 Music Theory I
MUSC 112 Music Theory II
MUSC 127 Concert Band (7 semesters)
MUSC 192 Class Piano I for Music Majors
MUSC 193 Class Piano II for Music Majors
MUSC 194 Piano Proficiency
MUSC 203 Instrumental Techniques –Woodwinds
MUSC 204 Instrumental Techniques – Brass
MUSC 207 Instrumental Techniques – Percussion
MUSC 211 Music Theory III
MUSC 212 Music Theory IV
MUSC 307 Music History and Literature I
MUSC 308 Music History and Literature II
MUSC 321 Conducting I
MUSC 322 Conducting II
MUSC 490 Recital
Piano proficiency and recital must be passed prior to the student teaching experience
Plus requirements for secondary education and education core

Major in Music Education Vocal with teaching Licensure (5-12): 37 credit hours

MUSC 100-400 Private Voice Lessons (7 semesters)
MUSC 111 Music Theory I
MUSC 112 Music Theory II
MUSC 121 Diction in Foreign Languages
MUSC 122 Concert Choir (7 semesters)
MUSC 192 Class Piano I for Music Majors
MUSC 193 Class Piano II for Music Majors
MUSC 194 Piano Proficiency
MUSC 211 Music Theory III
MUSC 212 Music Theory IV
MUSC 307 Music History and Literature I
MUSC 308 Music History and Literature II
MUSC 321 Conducting I
MUSC 322 Conducting II
MUSC 490 Recital
Piano proficiency and recital must be passed prior to the student teaching experience
Plus requirements for secondary education and education core

Major in Music Education Vocal with teaching Licensure (K-8): 37 credit hours

MUSC 100-400 Private Voice Lessons (7 semesters)
MUSC 111 Music Theory I
MUSC 112 Music Theory II
MUSC 121 Diction in Foreign Languages
MUSC 122 Concert Choir (7 semesters)
MUSC 192 Class Piano I for Music Majors
MUSC 193 Class Piano II for Music Majors
MUSC 194 Piano Proficiency
MUSC 211 Music Theory III
MUSC 212 Music Theory IV
MUSC 307 Music History and Literature I
MUSC 308 Music History and Literature II
MUSC 321 Conducting I
MUSC 322 Conducting II
MUSC 490 Recital
Piano proficiency and recital must be passed prior to the student teaching experience
Plus requirements for elementary education and education core

Major in Music Performance – Instrumental: 40 credit hours

MUSC 100-400 Private Lessons on Major Instrument (12 credit hours)
MUSC 111 Music Theory I
MUSC 112 Music Theory II
MUSC 127 Concert Band (7 semesters)
MUSC 192 Class Piano I for Music Majors
MUSC 193 Class Piano II for Music Majors
MUSC 194 Piano Proficiency
MUSC 211 Music Theory III
MUSC 212 Music Theory IV
MUSC 307 Music History and Literature I
MUSC 308 Music History and Literature II
MUSC 321 Conducting I
MUSC 322 Conducting II
MUSC 490 Recital

Major in Music Performance -Vocal: 42 credit hours

MUSC 100-400 Private Voice Lessons (12 credit hours)
MUSC 111 Music Theory I
MUSC 112 Music Theory II
MUSC 121 Diction in Foreign Languages
MUSC 122 Concert Choir (7 semesters)
MUSC 192 Class Piano I for Music Majors
MUSC 193 Class Piano II for Music Majors
MUSC 194 Piano Proficiency
MUSC 211 Music Theory III
MUSC 212 Music Theory IV
MUSC 307 Music History and Literature I
MUSC 308 Music History and Literature II
MUSC 321 Conducting I
MUSC 322 Conducting II
MUSC 490 Recital

Minor In Music Performance: 20 credit hours

MUSC 100-200 Level Private Lessons on Major Instrument or Voice (4 credit hours)
MUSC 111 Music Theory I
MUSC 112 Music Theory II
MUSC 122 Concert Choir or MUSC 127 Concert Band (4 semesters)
MUSC 307 Music History and Literature I
MUSC 308 Music History and Literature II
MUSC 321 Conducting I
MUSC 490 Recital

 

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