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Music (BA)

Hours - 39-71 Credit Hours
Effective Aug. 2015
Last Revision 7/22/2020
Holokai Category: Arts & Humanities

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General Music

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Program

The Discipline

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Program Requirements

Music Theory Core Requirements (12 Credits)

Course Number Title Semester Offered Credit Hours Prerequisite
MUSC 111 Music Theory I F, W 3.0 Corequisite MUSC 111L
MUSC 111L Elementary Musicianship I Lab F, W 1.0 MUSC 103 or Pre-theory test. Corequisite MUSC 111
MUSC 112 Music Theory II W, S 3.0 MUSC 111/L. Corequisite MUSC 112L
MUSC 112L Elementary Musicianship II Lab W, S 1.0 MUSC 111/L. Corequisite MUSC 112
MUSC 211 Music Theory III F 3.0 MUSC 112/L. Corequisite MUSC 211L
MUSC 211L Elementary Musicianship III Lab F 1.0 MUSC 112/L. Corequisite MUSC 211

Music History Core Requirements (9 Credits)

Course Number Title Semester Offered Credit Hours Prerequisite
MUSC 384 Music History I: Antiquity to 1750 F 3.0 MUSC 112/L
MUSC 385 Music History II: 1750 to 1900 W 3.0 MUSC 112/L
MUSC 386 Music History III: Music since 1900 S 3.0 MUSC 112/L

Conducting (2 Credits)

Course Number Title Semester Offered Credit Hours Prerequisite
MUSC 202 Conducting S 2.0 MUSC 112/L


General Music

General Music (39-53 Credits)

Individual Instruction — 4-12 Credits

Required each semester even if hour requirement is reached

Course Number Title Semester Offered Credit Hours Prerequisite
MUSC 160R Individual Instruction F, W, S 1.0-3.0 Audition and acceptance as Music major
MUSC 160R Individual Instruction F, W, S 1.0-3.0 1 semester MUSC 160R
MUSC 260R Individual Instruction F, W, S 1.0-3.0 2 semesters MUSC 160R
MUSC 260R Individual Instruction F, W, S 1.0-3.0 1 semester MUSC 260R


Ensemble Participation — 6-12 Credits

Required each semester even if hour requirement is reached

Course Number Title Semester Offered Credit Hours Prerequisite
MUSC F, W, S 2.0 /1.0 Audition
MUSC F, W, S 2.0 /1.0 Audition
MUSC F, W, S 2.0 /1.0 Audition
MUSC F, W, S 2.0 /1.0 Audition
MUSC F, W, S 2.0 /1.0 Audition
MUSC F, W, S 2.0 /1.0 Audition


Electives Courses — 6 Credits

Any music course (no double dipping)

Course Number Title Semester Offered Credit Hours Prerequisite
MUSC
MUSC
MUSC
MUSC


Additional Program Requirements

SENIOR PROJECT — Pass or Fail


Student must complete a Senior Project which can be a scholarly work, a performance, or a composition. This project is part of your final Individual Instruction course.

CONCERT ATTENDANCE — Pass or Fail


Student has successfully completed this area by attending 6 (six) semesters of 7 concert events as required by the Music Program.

PIANO PROFICIENCY TEST — Pass or Fail


Student has successfully completed and passed the Piano Proficiency Test.

Test Date:


Instrumental Performance

Instrumental Performance (39-53 Credits)

Individual Instruction — 8-18 Credits
Course Number Title Semester Offered Credit Hours Prerequisite
MUSC 160R Individual Instruction F, W, S 1.0-3.0 Audition or acceptance as Music major
MUSC 160R Individual Instruction F, W, S 1.0-3.0 1 semester MUSC 160R
MUSC 260R Individual Instruction F, W, S 1.0-3.0 2 semesters MUSC 160R
MUSC 260R Individual Instruction F, W, S 1.0-3.0 1 semester MUSC 260R
MUSC 360R Individual Instruction F, W, S 1.0-3.0 2 semesters MUSC 260R
MUSC 360R Individual Instruction F, W, S 1.0-3.0 1 semester MUSC 360R
MUSC 460R Individual Instruction F, W, S 1.0-3.0 2 semesters MUSC 360R
MUSC 460R Individual Instruction F, W, S 4.0 1 semester MUSC 460R


Ensemble Participation — 6-12 Credits

(MUSC 238R, 239R, 240R, 241R, 242R, 243R, 244R, 246R, 247R, 248R) Students are expected to participate in an ensemble each semester, even if requirements have been met.

Course Number Title Semester Offered Credit Hours Prerequisite
MUSC F, W, S 1.0 - 2.0 Permission
MUSC F, W, S 1.0 - 2.0 Permission
MUSC F, W, S 1.0 - 2.0 Permission
MUSC F, W, S 1.0 - 2.0 Permission
MUSC F, W, S 1.0 - 2.0 Permission
MUSC F, W, S 1.0 - 2.0 Permission


Coursework — 4 Credits

(note: each student will enroll in courses relevant to their specific instrumental major)

Course Number Title Semester Offered Credit Hours Prerequisite
MUSC Variable 1.0
MUSC Variable 1.0
MUSC Variable 1.0
MUSC Variable 1.0


Additional Program Requirements

SENIOR PROJECT — Pass or Fail


Student must complete a Senior Project which can be a scholarly work, a performance, or a composition. This project is part of your final Individual Instruction course. Must be approved by piano coordinator.

CONCERT ATTENDANCE — Pass or Fail


Student has successfully completed this area by attending 6 (six) semesters of 7 concert events as required by the Music Program.

PIANO PROFICIENCY TEST — Pass or Fail


Student has successfully completed and passed the Piano Proficiency Test.

Test Date:

Evaluation Date:


Piano Performance

Piano Performance (71 Credits)

Individual Instruction — 19 Credits
Course Number Title Semester Offered Credit Hours Prerequisite
MUSC 160R Individual Instruction F, W, S 3.0 Audition or acceptance as Music major
MUSC 160R Individual Instruction F, W, S 3.0 1 semester MUSC 160R
MUSC 260R Individual Instruction F, W, S 3.0 2 semesters MUSC 160R
MUSC 260R Individual Instruction F, W, S 3.0 1 semester MUSC 260R
MUSC 360R or 460R Individual Instruction F, W, S 3.0 2 semesters MUSC 260R or 360R
MUSC 360R or 460R Individual Instruction F, W, S 4.0 1 semester MUSC 360R or 460R


Ensemble Participation — 12 Credits
Course Number Title Semester Offered Credit Hours Prerequisite
MUSC 344R Collaborative Arts for Pianists F 2.0 Audition
MUSC 344R Collaborative Arts for Pianists F 2.0 Audition
MUSC 250R Piano Accompanying Ensemble F, W, S 2.0 Audition
MUSC 250R Piano Accompanying Ensemble F, W, S 2.0 Audition
MUSC 250R Piano Accompanying Ensemble F, W, S 2.0 Audition
MUSC 250R Piano Accompanying Ensemble F, W, S 2.0 Audition


Piano Area Coursework — 17 Credits
Course Number Title Semester Offered Credit Hours Prerequisite
MUSC 161 Introduction to Piano Technique F 2.0 Audition
MUSC 191 Keyboard Harmony I S-even 2.0 Audition and pre- or corequisite MUSC 111/L
MUSC 291 Keyboard Harmony II S-odd 2.0 MUSC 191
MUSC 333 Introduction to Piano Pedagogy I W-odd 3.0 MUSC 112/L, and acceptance into MUSC 360R
MUSC 333L Supervised Teaching, Piano W-odd 2.0 MUSC 333
MUSC 464 Keyboard Literature I F-even 3.0 MUSC 112/L, MUSC 360R
MUSC 465 Keyboard Literature II W-even 3.0 MUSC 112/L, MUSC 360R


Additional Program Requirements

CONCERT ATTENDANCE — Pass or Fail


Student has successfully completed this area by attending 6 (six) semesters of 7 concert events as required by the Music Program.

PIANO PROFICIENCY TEST — Pass or Fail


Student has successfully completed and passed the Piano Proficiency Test.

Test Date:

SENIOR RECITAL — Pass or Fail

Student has successfully completed and passed the Senior Recital. This recital is part of your final Individual Instruction course.


Vocal Performance

Vocal Performance (54-60 Credits)

Individual Instruction — 8 Credits
Course Number Title Semester Offered Credit Hours Prerequisite
MUSC 160R Individual Instruction F, W, S 1.0 Audition or acceptance as Music major
MUSC 160R Individual Instruction F, W, S 1.0 1 semester of MUSC 160R
MUSC 260R Individual Instruction F, W, S 1.0 2 semesters of MUSC 160R
MUSC 260R Individual Instruction F, W, S 1.0 1 semester MUSC 260R
MUSC 360R Individual Instruction F, W, S 1.0 2 semesters MUSC 260R
MUSC 360R Individual Instruction F, W, S 1.0 1 semester MUSC 360R
MUSC 460R or 360R Individual Instruction F, W, S 1.0 2 semesters MUSC 360R
MUSC 460R Individual Instruction F, W, S 1.0 1 semester MUSC 460R


Ensemble Participation — 6-12 Credits

(MUSC 110R, 215R, 225R, 235R, 238R, 239R, 240R, 241R, 243R, 244R, 246R, 247R, 250R)

Course Number Title Semester Offered Credit Hours Prerequisite
MUSC F, W, S 1.0 - 2.0 Permission
MUSC F, W, S 1.0 - 2.0 Permission
MUSC F, W, S 1.0 - 2.0 Permission
MUSC F, W, S 1.0 - 2.0 Permission
MUSC F, W, S 1.0 - 2.0 Permission
MUSC F, W, S 1.0 - 2.0 Permission


Vocal Area Coursework — 17 Credits
Course Number Title Semester Offered Credit Hours Prerequisite
THEA 123 Acting I F, W, S 3.0
MUSC 276 Diction for Singers: English and Italian F-even 2.0 Voice major
MUSC 277 Diction for Singers: German W-odd 1.0 Voice major, MUSC 276
MUSC 278 Diction for Singers: French W-odd 1.0 Voice major, MUSC 276
MUSC 328R Opera and Musical Theatre Workshop S-odd 1.0 Audition
MUSC 363 Vocal Pedagogy W-odd 3.0 2 semesters 260R and piano prof. completed
MUSC 364 Contemporary Vocal Methods S-even 2.0 2 semesters 260R and piano prof. completed
MUSC 466 Vocal Literature I F-odd 2.0 Completion of core and 2 semesters of MUSC 260R
MUSC 467 Vocal Literature II W-even 2.0 Completion of core and 2 semesters of MUSC 260R


Additional Program Requirements

CONCERT ATTENDANCE — Pass or Fail


Student has successfully completed this area by attending 6 (six) semesters of 7 concert events as required by the Music Program.

PIANO PROFICIENCY TEST — Pass or Fail


Student has successfully completed and passed the Piano Proficiency Test.

Test Date:

JUNIOR RECITAL — Pass or Fail


Contingent upon completion of the above-listed courses, we certify that this student meets all major requirements. Student has successfully completed and passed the junior recital.

Test Date:

Evaluation Date:

SENIOR RECITAL — Pass or Fail

Student has successfully completed and passed the Senior Recital. This recital is part of your final Individual Instruction course.


World Music Studies

World Music Studies (54-60 Credits)

Western Music Theory — 8 Credits
Course Number Title Semester Offered Credit Hours Prerequisite
MUSC 111 Music Theory I F, W 3.0 Corequisite MUSC 111L
MUSC 111L Elementary Musicianship I Lab F, W 1.0 MUSC 103 or Pre-theory test. Corequisite MUSC 111
MUSC 112 Music Theory II W, S 3.0 MUSC 111/L. Corequisite MUSC 112L
MUSC 112L Elementary Musicianship II Lab W, S 1.0 MUSC 111/L. Corequisite MUSC 112

World History and Culture (6 Credits)
Course Number Title Semester Offered Credit Hours Prerequisite
COMM 110 Intercultural Communication F, W, S 3.0
ANTH 105 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology F, W, S 3.0

Music Survey Courses (9 Credits)
Course Number Title Semester Offered Credit Hours Prerequisite
MUSC 101 Introduction to Music Literature F, W, S 3.0
MUSC 102 World Music Cultures F, W, S 3.0
MUSC 301 History of Popular Music Variable 3.0 MUSC 101

Individual Instruction (4-8 Credits)
Course Number Title Semester Offered Credit Hours Prerequisite
MUSC 159R Individual Instruction F, W, S 1.0 - 2.0 Permission of Instructor
MUSC 159R Individual Instruction F, W, S 1.0 - 2.0 Permission of Instructor
MUSC 160R Individual Instruction F, W, S 1.0 - 2.0 Audition and acceptance as Music major
MUSC 160R Individual Instruction F, W, S 1.0 - 2.0 Audition and acceptance as Music major

Ensemble Participation (6-15 Credits)
Course Number Title Semester Offered Credit Hours Prerequisite
HWST 285R-2 Hawaiian Hula and Mele Variable 3.0
HWST 285R-4 Hawaiian Implements and Instruments Variable 3.0
HWST 285R-5 Hawaiian Music; Ki ho'alu (Slack Key Guitar) Variable 3.0
MUSC 199R Service Leadership Internship in Music Variable 1.0 - 3.0
MUSC 110R University Chorale F, W, S 1.0 - 2.0
MUSC 225R Concert Choir F, W, S 1.0 - 2.0 Audition
MUSC 238R Symphonic Band F, W 1.0 - 2.0 Audition
MUSC 244R Jazz Ensemble S 1.0 - 2.0 Audition
MUSC 239 - 248R Chamber Ensembles F, W, S 1.0 - 2.0 Audition
MUSC 250R Piano Accompanying Ensemble F, W, S 1.0 - 2.0 Piano major

Area Coursework (9 Credits)
Course Number Title Semester Offered Credit Hours Prerequisite
MUSC 263 Choral Methods and Materials Variable 3.0 MUSC 105R or MUSC 160R, MUSC 112/L
MUSC 264 Percussion Methods and Materials Variable 3.0
MUSC 402 Seminar in Ethnomusicology Variable 3.0 MUSC 102, 112/L, 2 semesters of MUSC 160R


Additional Program Requirements


*Even-year or Odd-year listing of winter courses determined by course start date.

No grade lower than a C- is allowed within the major requirements.

Concert Attendance — Pass or Fail


Student has successfully completed this area by attending 6 (six) semesters of 7 concert events as required by the Music Program.

Piano Proficiency Test — Pass or Fail


Student has successfully completed and passed the Piano Proficiency Test.

Test Date:

Evaluation Date:


Program Outcomes

Upon completing a major in Music, students will:

  • Understand basic musical processes and structures.
  • Demonstrate the facility to notate harmonic, rhythmic and melodic structures of tonal music.
  • Demonstrate basic competency in sight-singing and foundational keyboard skills.
  • Demonstrate an increased sensitivity to a diversity of musical styles, ranging from Western-Art Music to World Music(s).
  • Have a basic understanding of music technology in order to supplement studio teaching, research or compositionally-based creative projects.
  • Perform collaboratively in ensemble settings.
  • Demonstrate accomplishment in solo performance, including technical expertise in the principal area of study (vocal or instrumental) and the ability to communicate musical ideas to an audience.
  • Learn to listen critically and evaluate musical performance.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of how to teach music to others.

The Discipline

The study of music at Brigham Young University–Hawaii involves two components: practical performance (both solo and ensemble) and academic studies (theory and history). Therefore, academic coursework and practical performance are seen as interlocking and vital to the developing musician. Through rigorous training, students are equipped to perform artistically, to teach effectively, and to provide music leadership in the Church and in the community. In addition to the Western tradition in music, students also learn cultural sensitivity through contact with diverse world music cultures. The program provides service to the University by creating a rich artistic environment of concerts, recitals, and music for devotionals, graduations, convocations and other campus events.


Career Opportunities

The music program mentors its students towards careers in performance, studio teaching and other music related professions. Additionally, students may view the music major as a pre-professional degree (e.g. for careers such as law and medicine).