Bachelor of Music in Musicology

The Bachelor of Music in Musicology offers students a broad cultural education, which unites academic and musical training. It provides the sound preparation required for graduate study in research and teaching of music history or ethnomusicology.

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This major offers comprehensive course work in the history of western and non-western music. The BM in Musicology requires completion of the common requirements for all Bachelor of Music degrees including general education courses and the BM Music Core. In addition, students follow the Musicology Core in addition to elective courses chosen in accordance with an adviser for a total of at least 130 credit hours. In order to be considered for acceptance into the BM in Musicology, students must pass an audition for acceptance into an applied study program.

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