BACHELOR OF ARTS IN MUSIC

About the Degree
    
The bachelor’s degree in music is a non-professional liberal arts degree for students who wish to study a general music curriculum. The program includes music theory, music history, conducting, music technology, applied music (private lessons) and participation in ensembles. Recipients of this degree may continue with graduate study in music, enter professional schools such as law or medicine, work in music-related fields such as publishing, retail business, recording, or arts management, or work in other fields not requiring a specific bachelor’s degree.

A quick outline of this degree is listed below as well as a suggested four-year course of study.  (Of course, coming to Florida College with AP and duel enrollments courses will give you more time to participate in all of the school's activities.)

Bachelor of Arts in Music
Core classes (math, english, etc) leading to an AA along with the following music classes:

Entrance Requirements for all Music Majors

Students who have been admitted to Florida College must also complete an application to be accepted into the Music Program. The application process includes an audition/interview with the applied lesson faculty member(s)   before registering for principal-level lessons and a music theory placement test to determine what music theory classes are needed.


Acceptance status as a music major will be provisional until the successful completion of two semesters of applied lessons, including juries indicating readiness to proceed to the next level and recital performance(s) each semester, and the successful completion of the first two semesters of Music Theory and Aural Theory with a grade of C or better.


All music students must pass a barrier jury before being permitted to register for applied music lessons at the 3000 level. Transfer students will have their transcripts evaluated by the Registrar and the Chair of the Department before being admitted to the program.




For more information, see the Florida College Catalogue or contact Dr. Doug Barlar: Barlard@floridacollege.edu
Recommended Plan for the B.A. in Music

FALL  Year 1                 
Music Theory I                    
Aural Theory I                     
Principal Applied Lessons

Class Piano
Music Technology
Major Ensemble
Recital/Concert Attendance
English or Math
Required Bible (2 courses)
P.E. or Health

Total

FALL  Year 2                               
Music Theory III                   
Aural Theory III                     
Principal Applied Lessons
Introduction to Music Lit.
Major Ensemble
Recital/Concert Attendance
English or Math
Required Bible (2 courses)

Total

FALL  Year 3                               
Music History I                                     
Principal Applied Lessons
Major Ensemble
Recital/Concert Attendance
Foreign Language
Required Bible (2 courses)
History or Behavioral Science​
Total

FALL  Year 4                               
Music History III                                     Principal Applied Lessons
Conducting I
Major Ensemble
Recital/Concert Attendance
Required Bible (2 courses)

History or Behavioral Science
​Elective
​Total

SPRING  Year 1                 
Music Theory II                   
Aural Theory II                    
Principal Applied Lessons

Class Piano
Major Ensemble
Recital/Concert Attendance
English or Math
Required Bible (2 courses)
P.E. or Health

Total

FALL  Year 2                               
Music Theory IV                   
Aural Theory IV                    
Principal Applied Lessons
Major Ensemble
Recital/Concert Attendance
Speech

Old Testament Poetry
Required Bible

​English or Math
Total

FALL  Year 3                               
Music History II                          
Principal Applied Lessons
Major Ensemble
Recital/Concert Attendance
Foreign Language
Required Bible (2 courses)
History or Behavioral Science​
Total

FALL  Year 4                               
Music History IV                           
Principal Applied Lessons

Senior Recital
Conducting II
Major Ensemble
Recital/Concert Attendance
Required Bible (2 courses)

​Electives
​Total
Hours
3
1
2
1
1
1
0
3
3
​1-2
16-17

Hours
3
1
2
3
1
0
3
3

16


Hours
3
2
1
0
4
2-3
3

15-16


Hours
3
2
2
1
0
2-3
3

3
16-17



Hours
3
1
2
1
1
0
3
3
​1-2
15-16

Hours
3
1
2
1
0
3

3
1

3
17


Hours
3
2
1
0
4
2-3
3

15-16


Hours
3
2

1
2
1
0
2-3
3-4

14-17