2012-2013 Catalog by American University Washington

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160 college of arts and sciences bachelor of arts ba music american university is an accredited institutional member of the national association of schools of music nasm admission to the program formal admission to the music major requires demonstrated ability through an audition and interview arranged with the department preferably prior to beginning university studies however a student may enter as an intended major and audition/interview during the first year students will be accepted based on programmatic approval and written declaration of major university requirements · a total of 120 credit hours · 6 credit hours of college writing · 3 credit hours of college mathematics or the equivalent by examination general education requirements · atotal of ten courses consisting of two courses from each of the five foundational areas · at least one course from area five the natural and mathematical sciences must include a laboratory science component · no more than two courses maybe taken in the same discipline major requirements · 53 credit hours with grades of c or better applied music lesson requirement all students must successfully complete a minimum of four semesters of mus-122 private instrumental or vocal study on a principal instrument or voice music majors must enroll for a one-hour lesson each week and attend the weekly music performance lab mus-001 jury examinations must be undertaken at the end of each semester except when the student is presenting a recital in mus-334 or mus-434 performance ensemble requirements all students must successfully complete a minimum of four semesters of approved performance ensembles music majors must enroll in a performance ensemble in all semesters in which they are enrolled in applied music lessons music prerequisite courses these courses are waived for students with equivalent music experience · perf-111 class piano level i 1 · perf-112 class piano level ii 1 · perf-120 music fundamentals 3 with a grade of b or better course requirements · · · · · · · · · · perf-124 music theory i 3 perf-125 music theory ii 3 perf-227 musicianship i 3 perf-228 musicianship ii 3 perf-322 music history i from antiquity to 1750 3 perf-323 music history ii 1750 to present 3 perf-324 form and analysis 3 perf-325 counterpoint 3 perf-445 senior capstone music 3 a minimum of 8 credit hours in mus-122 private instrumental or vocal study 2 · a minimum of 4 credit hours in performance ensembles perf-142/542 university chorus 1 perf-143/543 university singers 2 perf-144/544 university orchestra 1 perf-145/545 chamber ensembles 1 perf-146/546 jazz orchestra 1 perf-161/561 gospel choir 1 area of concentration · a minimum of 14 credit hours in an area of concentration students may select from the following or design an individual area of concentration with approval of their academic advisor and the director of music examples of individually designed areas include music production international arts management and music criticism arts management 15 credit hours · acct-240 principles of financial accounting 3 · acct-241 principles of managerial accounting 3 or econ-200 microeconomics fa4 3 · econ-100macroeconomics fa4 3 · mktg-300 principles of marketing 3 · perf-570 survey of arts management 3 composition 16 credit hours · mus-122 private instrumental or vocal study composition 2 three semesters for a total of 6 credit hours · mus-434 private instrumental or vocal study senior recital 4 · perf-326 orchestration 3 · perf-435 topics in music 3 approved topic jazz studies 16 credit hours · mus-122 private instrumental or vocal study 2 three additional semesters for a total of 6 credit hours · mus-434 private instrumental or vocal study senior recital 4 · perf-226 improvisation 3 · perf-321 the evolution of jazz and blues 3