The Bachelor of Arts in Music is designed for the student who wants to earn a degree in music while exploring additional avenues of intellectual inquiry- musicology or entertainment law, for example. Students often complete a second major or minor in a field outside of music.
Departmental Course Offerings
Courses change each semester, so this list should not be considered a commitment to these individual topics. However, this does represent a list of many of our current and popular courses. The list is provided so that you can begin to imagine your academic career at Millikin in this major.
|Music Theory I||Rudiments of music: key signatures, scales, triads, seventh chords. Diatonic harmony, basic rhythm skills, critical listening. Second semester emphasizes diatonic part-writing, analysis of basic modulations, and small forms. **Satisfies University Studies Quantitative Reasoning requirement, Coordinated with MT113, 114. (**Students must meet Quantitative readiness by having a ACT Math sub-score above 21 or Pass MA098 or equivalent)(MT111, MT112)|
|Music Theory II||Study of chromatic harmony and analysis of larger forms in historical perspective. Coordinated with Ear Training 213. Pre-requisite: MT 112/114. (MT211)|
|Ear Training I||Emphasis on reading and singing skills, basic solfege. Rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic dictation; error detection. Coordinated with MT111, 112. (MT113, MT114)|
|Ear Training II||Continue to develop skills acquired in MT 114. Chromatic examples used in dictation, reading, and singing. Co-enroll with Music Theory 211. (MT213)|
|Intro to Ethnomusicology||An introduction to the theoretical principles and research tools that have influenced the history of ethnomusicological inquiry. Various world music's explored through performance, recordings, texts, and primary research. Pre-requisites: MH211 and MH314, music majors only.|
|Survey of Western Music I||Introduction to the critical study of Western music history, including representative composers, works, and genres, as well as significant concepts and issues, antiquity-1800. Pre-requisite: MT111/113. (MH211)|
|Survey of Western Music II||Introduction to the critical study of Western music history, including representative composers, works, and genres, as well as significant concepts and issues, 1800-present. Pre-requisite: MT111/113. (MH314)|
|Twentieth Century Music||Twentieth Century compositional techniques, with an introduction to jazz and popular harmonic practice. Pre-requisite: MT211/213.(MT212)|
|Introduction to Ethnomusicology||An introduction to the theoretical principles and research tools used in ethnomusicological inquiry. Various musical traditions are explored through performance, recordings, texts, and primary research. Pre-requisites: MH211 and MH314, music majors and minors only. (MH316)|
|B.A. Capstone in Music||(MU400)|
|Electives||Many electives to round out your education|