May 28, 2022  
2021-2022 EIU Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 EIU Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music (B.A.)


The Bachelor of Arts in Music degree provides for the study of music within the context of a liberal arts framework.  The limited hours in music provides a strong background in music while allowing ample time for study outside of music. At least 66 credits must be non-music.

Three concentrations are offered in this program. Open Studies, Music Theory and Composition, and Audio Recording and Technology. Students must successfully complete an audition on a primary instrument or voice in order to declare the B.A. in Music major.

Total Semester Hours 52 - 57


Core Requirements (21 credit hours)


Applied (4 credit hours)


Piano (2 credit hours) selected from:


Recital Attendance (5 semesters)


1. Open Studies Concentration (31 credit hours)


Music Theory (8 additional credits)


Music History (6 additional credits)


Ensemble (2 additional credits)


Two additional credits in music ensembles

3 credit hours from:


Open music electives (6 hours) in consultation with a music academic advisor


Upper-level music electives (6 credit hours)


2. Music Theory and Composition Concentration (34 credit hours)


Music Theory (8 additional credits)


Music History (6 additional credits)


Ensemble (2 additional credits)


Two additional credits in music ensembles