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Major Requirements

Virginia Wesleyan offers a Bachelor of Arts in Music with an optional emphasis in Applied Music. Students who complete a degree with an emphasis in Applied Vocal Music can also complete the courses necessary for certification in K-12 Choral/Vocal Music Education. The curriculum can help prepare students for careers in private music studio, public school teaching, church music, music merchandising, arts management, music librarianship, or graduate studies in music or humanities.

 

Major Requirements: Applied Music (BA)

Course Number And Title

Sem. Hrs.

MUS 225: Intermediate Musicianship 4
MUS 226: Intermediate Musicianship II 4
MUS 325: Advanced Musicianship I 4
MUS 326: Advanced Musicianship II 4
MUS 313: Music History I 4
MUS 314: Music History II 4
AND Complete 6 semesters of any combination of the following:  

Vocal Majors:
APMU 211: Wesleyan Chorale

Instrumental Majors:
APMU 201: Jazz Ensemble
APMU 300: Chamber Ensemble

6
Complete One Semester of:
APMU 121(Instrumental),131(Voice), 141 (Piano/Organ), 151 (Guitar), 161 (Composition) Beginning Instruction
 
Complete Three Semesters of:
APMU 221 (Instrumental), 231 (Voice), 241 (Piano/Organ), 251 (Guitar), 261 (Composition) Intermediate Applied Instruction
 
Complete Two Semesters of:
APMU 321 (Instrumental), 331 (Voice), 341 (Piano/Organ), 351 (Guitar), 361 (Composition) Advanced Applied Instruction
 
Complete One -Two Semesters of:
APMU 421 (Instrumental), 431 (Voice), 441 (Piano/Organ), 451 (Guitar), 461 (Composition) Intermediate Applied Instruction
 
Choose Two from the Following:
MUS 310: Topics in Sacred Music
MUS 318: Great Works
MUS 321: Conducting and Vocal Methods
MUS 336: Arts Management
APMU 371: Applied Lessons-Conducting AND APMU 371: Conducting Lab
MUS 401:Integrative Music Research
 
MUS 480: Senior Project  
Piano Proficiency  
Total 20

Major Requirements: Music

Course Number And Title

Sem. Hrs.

MUS 225: Intermediate Musicianship 4
MUS 226: Intermediate Musicianship II 4
MUS 313: Music History I 4
MUS 314: Music History II 4
Complete One Semester of:
APMU 121 (Instrumental), 131 (Voice), 141 (Piano/Organ), 151 (Guitar), 161 (Composition) Beginning Instruction
2
Complete Three Semesters of:
APMU 221 (Instrumental), 231 (Voice), 241 (Piano/Organ), 251 (Guitar), 261 (Composition) Intermediate Applied Instruction
6
Choose Three from the Following:
MUS 310: Topics in Sacred Music
MUS 318: Great Works
MUS 321: Conducting and Vocal Methods
MUS 325: Advanced Musicianship I
MUS 326: Advanced Musicianship II
MUS 401: Integrative Music Research
12
MUS 336: Arts Management 4
Choose One of the Following:
MUS 300-Level Internship
MUS 480: Senior Project
4
Total 44

Minor Requirements: Music

Course Number And Title

Sem. Hrs.

MUS 225: Intermediate Musicianship 4
MUS 226: Intermediate Musicianship II 4
MUS 313: Music History I 4
MUS 314: Music History II 4
Complete Three Semesters of:*
APMU 121 (Instrumental), 131 (Voice), 141 (Piano/Organ), 151 (Guitar), 161 (Composition) Beginning Instruction
APMU 221 (Instrumental), 231 (Voice), 241 (Piano/Organ), 251 (Guitar), 261 (Composition) Intermediate Applied Instruction
6

Complete Two Semesters of:
APMU 101: Percussion Ensemble
APMU 111: Wesleyan Singers
APMU 201: Jazz Ensemble
APMU 211: Wesleyan Chorale
APMU 300: Chamber Ensemble

2

Choose Two of the Following:
MUS 310: Topics in Sacred Music
MUS 318: Great Works
MUS 321: Conducting and Vocal Methods
MUS 325: Advanced Musicianship
MUS 326: Advanced Musicianship II
MUS 401: Integrative Music Research

8
Total 24

*Note:Courses can be in different instruments each semester, if desired