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Music, B.M.

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Professors: Diane Baxter, Kevin Helppie, Ike Nail, Kevin Walczyk
Associate professor: Dirk Freymuth
Assistant professor: James Reddan


The Music Department offers comprehensive programs and services to students and the surrounding community, including professional and liberal arts degrees in music and an active schedule of performances. The department supports large and small ensembles in vocal and instrumental music and up-to-date facilities for electronic music production and recording. Course offerings lead to degrees with concentrations in composition, jazz studies, and music education.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate artistic proficiency for music careers such as performance, composition, writing, production, research and teaching.
  2. Possess an awareness of the role of music arts in society.
  3. Produce scholarly creative projects, solve professional problems independently and demonstrate a well-developed intellectual/ aesthetic focus.


All coursework in music must be met with a grade of C or better. Only one ensemble per term may be used to satisfy the MUEN requirement.

Music Performance

Concentrations require additional MUP courses. See areas of concentration for required courses.

*Must pass exit jury

Music Ensemble

Concentrations require additional MUEN courses. See areas of concentration for required courses.

Choose Additional Requirements or a Concentration

Complete the Additional Requirements or a Concentration, not both.

Additional Requirements

Upper-Division Elective Credits: 31


*Not to exceed 6 credits above the ensemble requirements already required.

**In secondary performance area, not to exceed 6 credits in addition to the 12 credits required in MUP 305  - MUP 340  for the primary performance area.

***In primary performance area. Not to exceed 6 credits.

Primary and secondary performance areas to be defined and tracked in close consultation with your advisor.


To complete your K - 12 teaching license, you must complete the Core Courses and Initial Licensure Professional Education Core listed in the Education, Middle Level/High School Teaching Preparation program

Total Credits: 120-155

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