Federal CIP: 50.0901 Music, General
The BA in Music, a general degree, provides the student with a foundation in musical studies while giving elective opportunity for study in a secondary area which often integrates with music, e.g. business or computers. Although an applied performance degree is not offered at Southern Wesleyan University, some BA in Music majors concentrate in performance by taking additional hours in applied areas of study, particularly in their freshman and sophomore years.
By the end of every music major’s course of study, competence must be demonstrated in a knowledge and/or realization of performance, musicianship, composition, improvisation, music history, repertory, music technology, conducting, orchestration, instrumental methods, and analytical techniques. The student will synthesize many of the concepts studied in these subject areas in preparation for a culminating event, the senior recital.
For a church music major, the student must demonstrate competency during a semester of practical experience in a local church setting. Such competencies will include a knowledge and/or realization of hymnology, Christian worship, principles of planning, leadership and administration.
For music education, students must demonstrate competency during a semester of clinical experience in a public school and pass all required Praxis II tests.