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2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music, B.A.

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Requirements for the liberal arts major in music, B.A. program

Admission to Music degree programs

Admission to the music degree programs at Oakland University (OU) is a two-tiered process, except for the B.A. in Music. The first step in the process for all students is the entrance audition. These auditions are held several times a year and determine whether or not a student will be admitted to OU in any of these degree programs. For all B.M. programs, the second step is the major standing audition, which determines whether students may continue in the program, and if they can be admitted into a professional program in the school.

Entrance auditions

Entrance audition days are held several times each year. The audition schedule and downloadable application are available on the school website at www.oakland.edu/music. Please submit application to the department office. Students should be prepared to demonstrate proficiency in their proposed area of specialization.

  • Students seeking admission to Oakland University as music majors or auditioned music minors must audition for the music faculty.
  • Students who audition and do not enroll within two semesters must re-audition.
  • Students who enroll and leave school for at least two semesters must re-audition. Music students who enroll and leave school must re-audition and also retake the theory placement exam.

 This degree is for students who wish a broad general education without a high degree of specialization in music. Students should consult the Undergraduate Music Handbook available on the department website, oakland.edu/music and should also consult with the departmental adviser in the College of Arts and Sciences Advising Office to plan their degree program. Only major courses in which a grade of at least 2.0 has been earned will count toward the major. This degree program requires a minimum of 124 credits.

A. General Education

Music courses may not be used to fulfill the arts category.

MUS 331, 332 420 and 430 count as writing intensive in the major.

MUS 420 or 430 counts as the capstone course in the major.

Modern foreign language course (115 or higher) counts toward the foreign language requirement.

Ensembles - 4 credits

 Must enroll in an ensemble that uses the primary performance area every semester of major

Applied music - 16 credits

  • 12 credits in a single instrument or voice (must progress to and pass 300-level applied)
  • 4 credits of an applied elective (may include conducting and keyboard techniques if applied area is not piano)

Additional requirements - 8 credits

Language requirement - 0-8 credits

  • modern language course (115 or higher)

Non-credit requirement

  • Events attendance requirement

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