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Grand Valley State University    
 
    
 
  Nov 21, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Bachelor of Music


The B.M. is designed for students who demonstrate exceptional preparation for college-level applied music and for whom graduate school is a realistic goal. Instruction in guitar, organ, piano, voice, and band and orchestral instruments is offered.

All Bachelor of Music students will need to complete the core courses, as well as requirements specific to their emphasis. Student’s emphasis will be approved at the music department auditions.

Bachelor of Music with Instrumental Emphasis (86-87 credits)
Bachelor of Music with Keyboard Emphasis (84-85 credits)
Bachelor of Music with Vocal Emphasis (88-89 credits)

Requirements for a Major in Music


Music Literature and History (credits: 12-15)


Conducting (credits: 2)


Chamber Music (credits: 1)


Instrumental Emphasis


Major Ensembles (credits: 8)


To be selected according to major instrument and may be repeated for credit:

Pedagogy and Literature (credits: 4)


Music Electives (credits: 8)


Selected after consultation with an advisor.

Keyboard Emphasis


Collaborative Piano (credits: 7)


Seven semesters of MUS 126.  MUS 126 counts as co-requisite ensemble credit for applied lessons for BM Keyboard emphasis majors.

Pedagogy and Literature (credits: 8)


Music Electives (credits: 4)


Selected after consultation with an advisor.

Vocal Emphasis


Major Ensembles (credits: 8)


To be selected according to major instrument. May be repeated for credit:

Pedagogy and Literature (credits: 6)


Additional Requirements (credits: 10)


Music Program Description


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