Degrees & Programs

B.A. in Music (Undergraduate)

The Bachelor of Arts in Music degree offers intense study in western art music, jazz, and music of other cultures that has appeal and relevancy to all musicians regardless of discipline. Beginning freshman year, students are engaged in the study and practice of music through courses in music theory, ensemble performance, small chamber ensemble coachings and private lessons.

The B.A. in Music degree is comprised of 87 units. In addition to university mandated general education units and other requirements, B.A. students take the following courses throughout their four years at CSUEB.

B.A. in Music Degree Roadmap

Freshman Year (28 units)

  • Music Theory I - III
  • Sight Singing I - III
  • Basic Piano I - III
  • Music through the Ages
  • Applied lessons
  • Large ensemble performance
  • Performance benchmarks: Level 10
  • Recital attendance

Sophomore Year (21 units)

  • Music Theory IV - VI
  • Sight Singing IV - VI
  • Intermediate Piano I - III
  • Applied lessons
  • Large ensemble performance
  • Performance benchmarks: Level 20 and performance on two recitals
  • Recital attendance

Junior Year (16 units)

  • Form and Analysis or Counterpoint I or Counterpoint II
  • Chamber Ensemble (three quarters)
  • Applied lessons
  • Large ensemble performance
  • Performance benchmarks: Level 30 and a junior recital
  • Recital attendance

Senior Year (22 units)

  • Music Literature and Analysis
  • Chamber Ensemble (at least one quarter)
  • Applied lessons
  • Large ensemble performance
  • Performance benchmarks: Level 40 and a senior recital
  • Recital attendance

For more information regarding the specifics of the curriculum for the B.A. in Music, please consult the Handbook for Music Majors.

Do you have questions about the undergraduate curriculum? Contact Dr. John Eros.


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