2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

School of Music

R. Hourigan, Director


The School of Music offers programs in ensembles and conducting, music education, music history and musicology, music theory and composition, music media production, and music performance. It is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

The school offers four-year undergraduate majors in music performance, music education, music media production, and music composition. Admission to major or minor study in music is based on an audition in applied music.

Undergraduate music majors are required to demonstrate proficiency in one or more of the following: keyboard, symphonic instruments (strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion), guitar, voice, or harp.

Students majoring or minoring in music are expected to attend a weekly recital hour, other recitals, and to perform regularly on their primary instrument. All undergraduate music students must be in compliance with the mandated major/designated ensemble policy as required by curricula. Transfer credit for any music course must be cleared by the Coordinator of Undergraduate Programs in Music. Students are encouraged to consult the School of Music Undergraduate Handbook, located on the Current Student link of the School of Music website (http://cms.bsu.edu/academics/collegesanddepartments/music/currentstudents), Section I B.5, for detailed policies on transferring credits into a School of Music degree program.

For more information, contact the School of Music, 765-285-5400.