Bachelor of Arts in Music

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Students who want a conservatory-style education in music should work toward the bachelor of music (BMus) degree or a music major with the music history and literature concentration, music theory concentration or music technology concentration. The bachelor of arts (BA) and bachelor of science (BS) degrees with the general music concentration or popular music studies concentration are primarily for students who want a broad liberal arts education while majoring in music.

Bachelor of arts degrees require proficiency in a foreign language (see the Bachelor's Degree Requirements section of this catalog).

Bachelor of Arts in Music (General Music Concentration)

Musicianship
MUS 131Music Theory I2
MUS 132Music Theory II2
MUS 133Music Theory III2
Select a minimum of 10 credits from the following:10
Music Theory Fundamentals
Aural Skills I-III
Keyboard Skills I-III
Popular Piano and Musicianship I
Popular Piano and Musicianship II
Popular Songwriting
Music Theory IV-VI
Aural Skills IV-VI
Keyboard Skills IV-VI
Digital Audio and Sound Design
Jazz Performance Laboratory
Jazz Theory
Functional Jazz Piano I-II
Jazz Improvisation I-II
History and Culture
Select one from the following:4
Survey of Music History 1
Select a minimum of 12 credits from the following:12
Survey of Music History 1
Understanding Music
Elements of Electronic Music
Popular Musics in Global Context
US Popular Music 1930 to 1965
US Popular Music 1965 to 2000
History of the Blues
Music of the Woodstock Generation
Music, Politics, and Race
Music, Money, and the Law
American Ethnic and Protest Music
The Music of Bach and Handel
Music in World Cultures
Music of the Americas
Hip-Hop Music: History, Culture, Aesthetics
The Beatles and Their Times
Regional Ethnomusicology: [Topic]
Survey of African Music
American Musical Theater
Introduction to Ethnomusicology
Musical Instruments of the World
Popular Musics in the African Diaspora
History of Electroacoustic Music
History of Jazz, 1900–1950
History of Jazz, 1940 to Present
Additional musicianship or history and culture credits 24
Performance Studies 36
Ensembles (six different terms)6-12
Additional credits in music 412
Total Credits60-66

Bachelor of Arts in Music (Music History and Literature Concentration)

Musicianship
MUS 131Music Theory I2
MUS 132Music Theory II2
MUS 133Music Theory III2
MUS 134Aural Skills I2
At least 8 additional credits of the following:8
Aural Skills II
Aural Skills III
Keyboard Skills I
Keyboard Skills II
Keyboard Skills III
Popular Piano and Musicianship I
Popular Piano and Musicianship II
Popular Piano and Musicianship III
Popular Songwriting
Music Theory IV
Music Theory V
Music Theory VI
Aural Skills IV
Aural Skills V
Digital Audio and Sound Design
Jazz Performance Laboratory
Jazz Performance Laboratory
Jazz Performance Laboratory
Jazz Theory
Functional Jazz Piano I
Functional Jazz Piano II
Jazz Improvisation I
Jazz Improvisation II
History and Culture
MUS 451Introduction to Ethnomusicology4
Must take one of the following sequences:12
US Popular Music 1800 to 1930
and US Popular Music 1930 to 1965
and US Popular Music 1965 to 2000
Survey of Music History
and Survey of Music History
and Survey of Music History
Students must take at least one course from the other history sequence4
Choose at least 8 more credits from the following: 18
Elements of Electronic Music
Popular Musics in Global Context
History of the Blues
Music of the Woodstock Generation
Music, Money, and the Law
American Ethnic and Protest Music
The Music of Bach and Handel
Music in World Cultures
Music of the Americas
Hip-Hop Music: History, Culture, Aesthetics
The Beatles and Their Times
Regional Ethnomusicology: [Topic]
Survey of African Music
Film: Drama, Photography, Music
American Musical Theater
Musical Instruments of the World
Music and Gender
Popular Musics in the African Diaspora
Popular Music Studies
History of Electroacoustic Music
History of Opera
Total Credits44
Core courses for music major degree programs (listed above)44
Performance Studies 16
Ensemble (at least 6 terms) 26-12
ARH 204–206History of Western Art I-III12
MUS 499Senior Project 33
Three upper-division music literature courses or seminars9-12
Total Credits80-89

Bachelor of Arts in Music (Music Theory Concentration)

Core courses for traditional music major degree programs (listed above)41
Performance Studies 16
Ensemble (three consecutive terms) 26
MUS 327Analysis: [Topic] (three terms)9
MUS 433–435Counterpoint12
Select three of the following:9
Schenkerian Analysis
Schenkerian Analysis
Post-Tonal Theory I
Post-Tonal Theory II
Select two of the following:6-8
Composition I
Jazz Theory
Scoring for Voices and Instruments
Computer Music Applications: [Topic]
Digital Audio and Sound Design
Interactive Media Performance
Select one of the following:3-4
Music of the Americas
Introduction to Ethnomusicology
Musical Instruments of the World
Popular Musics in the African Diaspora
Solo Vocal Music
Solo Vocal Music
History of Electroacoustic Music
Musical Performance Networks
History of Opera
MUS 405Reading and Conference: [Topic] (Junior Colloquium, Senior Colloquium)(two terms)6
MUS 499Senior Project (two terms) 36
Total Credits104-107

College Composition III (WR 123) is strongly recommended.

Other Requirements

Demonstrated piano proficiency with three terms of Performance Studies: Piano (MUP 165), with grades of C– or better.

Bachelor of Arts in Music (Popular Music Studies Concentration)

Musicianship
MUS 151Popular Songwriting4
Select one from the following:2-4
Music Theory I
and Aural Skills I 1
Popular Piano and Musicianship I 1
Jazz Performance Laboratory 1
Select courses from the following as needed to reach a minimum of 16 total musicianship credits:8-10
Music Theory II 1
Music Theory III 1
Aural Skills I-III
Keyboard Skills I-III
Popular Piano and Musicianship II 1
Digital Audio and Sound Design
Jazz Performance Laboratory 1
Jazz Performance Laboratory 1
Jazz Theory
Functional Jazz Piano I-II
Jazz Improvisation I-II
History and Culture
MUS 263US Popular Music 1800 to 19304
MUS 358Music in World Cultures4
Select a minimum of 8 credits from the following:8
Elements of Electronic Music
US Popular Music 1930 to 1965
US Popular Music 1965 to 2000
History of the Blues
Music of the Woodstock Generation
Music, Money, and the Law
American Ethnic and Protest Music
Music of the Americas
Hip-Hop Music: History, Culture, Aesthetics
The Beatles and Their Times
Film: Drama, Photography, Music
American Musical Theater
History of Jazz, 1900–1950
History of Jazz, 1940 to Present
Popular Musics in the African Diaspora
Popular Music Studies
Additional musicianship or history and culture credits 34
Performance Studies 46
Ensembles (four different terms), at least one term chosen from the following:4-8
Chamber Ensemble: [Topic] (Hip-Hop Ensemble, Latin Jazz Ensemble)
Band: [Topic] (Oregon Marching Band)
Chorus: [Topic] (Gospel Singers, University Gospel Choir, University Gospel Ensemble)
Experimental Course: [Topic] (Ethnic Music Ensemble)
Jazz Laboratory Band II
Oregon Jazz Ensemble
Small Jazz Ensemble: [Topic]
Dema African Performance Ensemble: [Topic]
Additional credits in music 512
Interdisciplinary studies (at least 8 credits from the following): 68
Introduction to Accounting I
Understanding Arts and Creative Sectors
Accounting: Language of Business Decisions
Marketing: Creating Value for Customers
Introduction to African American Literature
Media Aesthetics
Race and Popular Culture: [Topic]
Music, Politics, and Race 3
Remix Cultures
United States Television History
Special Studies: [Topic] (Hip-Hop and Screens)
Special Studies: [Topic] (Music Television: Identity, Representation, and Money)
Cinema Production: [Topic]
Introduction to Poetry Writing
Intermediate Poetry Writing
Folklore and Sexuality
Special Studies: [Topic] (US Protest Music)
Folklore and Mythology of the British Isles
Physics of Sound and Music
Music and the Brain
Total Credits64-72