All candidates for a baccalaureate degree must complete the College's Liberal Arts and Science (LASAR) requirements. These include:
Humanities I: 2 courses in the area of literature and literary criticism.
Humanities II: 1 course that stresses appreciation and/or participation in the areas of art, music or theatre.
Humanities III: 1 course involving the study of language, culture or aesthetics.
Physical and Biological Sciences: 2 courses, one with a participatory laboratory component, stressing the scientific method.
Scientific Methodology and Quantitative Reasoning: 1 course in college-level mathematics, computer science, data analysis, statistics, scientific methodology or logic.
Social Sciences:2 courses from different departments, dealing with historical change, the economy, government, decision-making, community structure, and organization.
Pre-Industrial/Non-Western Civilization: 1 course devoted to the study of Pre-Industrial and/or Non-Western Civilization.
The specific LASAR requirements vary somewhat for B.Mus. students. All students should consult with the School of Music re the specific LASAR requirements.
Bachelor of Arts credits Introduction to Music Literature 3 Music History I-III 9 Harmony and Counterpoint I-V 15 20th-Century Theory 3 Sight-Singing and Dictation I-IV 8 Analysis I,II 4 Conducting I 2 Orchestration I 3 Composition 3< Orchestra, Wind Ensemble or Choir 0-8* *May be taken with or without credit.
----- Total required music credits, B.A. 50-58
Bachelor of Musiccredits
Introduction to Music Literature 3
Music History I-III 9
Harmony and Counterpoint I-V 15
20th-Century Theory 3
Sight-Singing and Dictation I-IV 8
Analysis I,II 4
Plus one from the following three courses:
Conducting I 2
Orchestration I 3
Private Lessons I-VIII
Chamber Music & Small Ensembles* 8
Repertoire for Major Instruments/Voice 2
Accompanying (pianists only) 4
Diction (singers only) 4
Orchestra, Wind Ensemble or Choir 0-8
*4 semesters required.
**Orchestra, Wind Ensemble or Choir
is required each semester. May be
taken with or without credit.
Total required music credits, B.Mus. 78-91
Music EducationThe following courses are required for New York State teaching certification. Students interested in teaching in secondary schools take these in addition to the courses listed above. Education Courses credits
Principles & Practices of Contemporary Education 4
Human Development & Learning I,II 6
Music Education Courses
All music education students:
Introduction to Music Education 3
Conducting II 2
Group Instruction In Voice 1
Seminar in Teaching of Music 4
Student Teaching in Music 6
Vocal Music concentrators, in addition:
School Choral Program
Instrumental music concentrators, in addition:
Orchestration II 2
Group Instruction Courses in Strings,
Woodwinds, Brass and Percussion 4
SchoolInstrumental Program 3
Total credits in Music Education 31-35