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2017-2018 General Catalog
University of Utah
   
 
    
 
  Dec 12, 2017
 
2017-2018 General Catalog

Music, B.A.


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Major Requirements for Music - B.A.


The School of Music is a member of, and accredited by, the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

School of Music
Academic Advisor: Mary Ann Dresher
Advising Office: DGH 434
801-585-1563

Schedule an advising appointment

Honors Advisor: James Gardner

Minimum Degree Hours: 122-140
Minimum Major Hours: 51-129

Admission Requirements

Auditions are required for this major. Students must be admitted to the University of Utah before they can be accepted into the major. Faculty will assign students to specific emphases, based on certain criteria.

Graduation Requirements

  • A grade of “C” or better is required for all music courses.

Honors in Music

Students seeking an HBA or HBMus in Music must complete:

  • Honors Required Courses 

Required Music Courses - B.A.


Performance Studies: Private Lessons and Ensembles


Complete 12 semesters total: 4-8 semesters of Private Lessons, 4-8 semesters of Large Conducted Ensemble, and 0-2 semesters of Chamber Ensemble. 

Sample 4-yr Degree Plan


Note: This is just a sample. Log into My Degree Dashboard (in CIS) and meet with your academic advisor to fit a program of study with your academic record.

First Year


Fall Semester


Total Hours: 14.5

Spring Semester


Total Hours: 17.5

Second Year


Fall Semester


Total Hours: 16.5

Spring Semester


Total Hours: 17.5

Third Year


Fall Semester


  • History and Theatre Course 3 Credit(s)
  • General Education - (HF) 3 Credit(s)
  • General Education - (QB) 3 Credit(s)
  • General Education - (SF) 3 Credit(s)
  • Music - Large Ensemble 1 Credit(s) or Chamber Ensemble 1 Credit(s)
Total Hours: 13

Spring Semester


  • Music - History and Theatre Course 3 Credit(s)
  • Music - Large Ensemble 1 Credit(s) or Chamber Ensemble 1 Credit(s)
  • ​General Education - (SF/AS) 3 Credit(s)
  • General Education - (HF) 3 Credit(s)
  • Bachelor Degree - (CW) 3 Credit(s)
Total Hours: 13

Fourth Year


Fall Semester


  • Music - History and Theatre Course 3 Credit(s)
  • Music - Large Ensemble 1 Credit(s)
  • General Education - (BF) 3 Credit(s)
  • Upper-Division General Elective Hours 6 Credit(s)
Total Hours: 13

Spring Semester


  • Music - Large Ensemble 1 Credit(s)
  • Upper-Division General Elective Hours 10 Credit(s)
Total Hours: 11

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