The study of music affords the student opportunities not only to develop self-discipline, creativity, critical thinking, and an appreciation for human achievement, but also yields life-long intellectual and personal benefits.

jazz trombone studentStudents majoring in music are expected to gain knowledge and skill in the areas of performance, aural skills and analysis, composition and improvisation, history and repertory, and technology. Lander’s music curriculum focuses on heightening the student’s musical awareness and sensitivity to the broadest possible spectrum of music in preparation for possible graduate study and the pursuit of a career in music.

Conceived within the tradition of a liberal arts education, the Bachelor of Science in Music degree combines a strong music component with a broad menu of elective courses, allowing the student to tailor the program to individual needs and career goals. The program is divided into three components: 1) general education requirements, 2) core music requirements, and 3) electives. Students may choose electives from any combination of music and non-music courses. Elective hours may be used to satisfy requirements for a minor in a non-music field.

 

GOALS

Fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, the Department of Music offers a comprehensive program of music study designed to promote musical literacy and artistry.

Graduates in music should:

  1. demonstrate proficiency in performing music and an appreciation of the technique and artistry essential to performance at a professional level;
  2. demonstrate a working knowledge of the theoretical concepts associated with the creation of music; and
  3. demonstrate a working knowledge of the historical contexts associated with the creation of music.

 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Note: The information below provides convenient links to some of the courses required for this degree; however, it should not be used as a course registration guide. Please refer to the official Lander University Academic Catalog for the most accurate and up-to-date program requirements.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS1  CREDIT HOURS

MUSI 2012

3
Humanities and Fine Arts elective

3

HIST 101HIST 102HIST 121 or HIST 122

3
Behavioral and Social Perspectives elective 3
Scientific and Mathematical Reasoning 7
ENGL 101 3
ENGL 102 3
Approved Mathematics 3
Approved Foreign Language 3
LINK 101 1
FALS 101 (15 FALS-approved events) 0

MUSI 3332

3
Approved General Education Electives3

7

Total General Education Requirements 42

For approved courses see the General Education section
2 Music majors must earn a “C” or better in MUSI 201 and MUSI 333.
3 Students are required to take at least one Global Issues and Cultures course prior to graduation

 

MAJOR PROGRAM CORE REQUIREMENTS CREDIT HOURS
MUSI 111 3
MUSI 112 3
MUSI 113 1
MUSI 114 1
MUSI 211 3
MUSI 212 3
MUSI 213 1
MUSI 214 1
MUSI 342 3
MUSI 343 3
MUSI 344 3
MUSI 401 2
MUSI 017 0
MUSI 017 0
MUSI 017 0
MUSI 017 0
MUSI 017 0
MUSI 017 0
MUSI 017 0

 

Students majoring in music can choose an emphasis from three different areas:

 

MAJOR PROGRAM ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS - INSTRUMENTAL CREDIT HOURS
SPCH 101 3
MUSI 499 1
Applied Major Instrument
MUSN 150MUSN 151MUSN 250MUSN 251MUSN 350MUSN 351
MUSN 450MUSN 451
8
Piano Class I-II*
MUSI 123MUSI 124 or MUSK 154MUSK 155
0-2
Ensemble
MUSI 149 and/or MUSI 143MUSI 145
8
   
Total Major Program Requirements 47-49
Additional Electives 29-31
TOTAL FOR BS DEGREE 120

*Students may satisfy this two hour piano requirement by passing the Piano Proficiency Exam or by completing MUSI 123-124 or MUSK 154, 155.

  • Students must earn a “C” or better in all major program requirement courses.
  • Coursework must include at least 30 hours earned in 300 or above level courses, of which 12 hours must be in the major.
  • See the 4-year major guide for recommended order in which to take courses

 

MAJOR PROGRAM ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS - KEYBOARD CREDIT HOURS
SPCH 101 3
MUSI 499 1
Applied Piano/Organ
MUSK 150MUSK 151MUSK 250MUSK 251MUSK 350MUSK 351
MUSK 450MUSK 451
8
Ensemble
MUSI 141 
8
   
Total Major Program Requirements 47
Additional Electives 31
TOTAL FOR BS DEGREE 120

 

  • Students must earn a “C” or better in all major program requirement courses.
  • Coursework must include at least 30 hours earned in 300 or above level courses, of which 12 hours must be in the major.
  • See the 4-year major guide for recommended order in which to take courses

 

MAJOR PROGRAM ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS - VOCAL CREDIT HOURS
SPCH 101 3
MUSI 499 1
Applied Voice
MUSV 150MUSV 151MUSV 250MUSV 251MUSV 350MUSV 351
MUSV 450MUSV 451
8
Piano Class I-II*
MUSI 123MUSI 124 or MUSK 154MUSK 155
0-2
Ensemble
MUSI 141 
8
   
Total Major Program Requirements 47-49
Additional Electives 29-31
TOTAL FOR BS DEGREE 120

*Students may satisfy this two hour piano requirement by passing the Piano Proficiency Exam or by completing MUSI 123-124 or MUSK 154, 155.

  • Students must earn a “C” or better in all major program requirement courses.
  • Coursework must include at least 30 hours earned in 300 or above level courses, of which 12 hours must be in the major.
  • See the 4-year major guide for recommended order in which to take courses