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  Oct 24, 2017
 
Academic Catalog 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Arts in Music: Sound Recording Technology, Performance


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At Colorado Christian University students can combine their passion for music with their education by earning a Bachelor of Arts in Music. The music degree prepares students for a broad range of musical and non-musical careers and is excellent preparation for further study in graduate school. Students can tailor the program to their unique interests by adding an emphasis in sound recording technology or performance.

The focus of CCU’s School of Music is to impact our culture for Christ, to honor Him, and to share the love of Christ on campus and around the world through excellence in the art of music. Integrated offerings combine classical, jazz, contemporary, and world music with a progressive and distinctly Christian world view to develop students who are leaders – both in the world and in the Church. Music majors receive personal attention by an exceptional, creative, and caring faculty who are themselves active performers and clinicians, who desire to not only teach but to also mentor students. Opportunities include national tours for major ensembles, and on- and off-campus recording studios.

General Education Requirements (57 credit hours)


Communication (12 credit hours)


Take each of the following four courses:

Arts and Humanities (9 credit hours)


Take one course from each of the following three academic disciplines:

Mathematics (3 credit hours)


Science (3 credit hours)


Integrative Studies (3 credit hours)


* Please see the First- Year Integration (FYI)  page for specific information information about this required course.

Music Major


The Bachelor of Arts in Music requires completion of the following 120 credit hours:
General Education (57 credit hours)
Music Core (41 credit hours)
Performance Core (8 credit hours)
Electives Core (14 credit hours)

Primary Instrument Core (8 credit hours)


Each student will take 8 credit hours in the instrument on which they auditioned and have been accepted.

Electives Core (14 credit hours)


Free Electives - 14 credit hours

Sound Recording Technology Emphasis (24 credit hours)


The Bachelor of Arts in Music: Sounds Recording Emphasis requires completion of the following 120 credit hours:
General Education (57 credit hours)
Music Core (38 credit hours)
Emphasis Core (24 credit hours)
Electives Core (1 credit hour)

In replacement of Music Electives in Music Core (3), Primary Instrument Core (8), and Electives Core (13), Sound Recording Technology students will take:

Performance Emphasis (15 credit hours)


The Bachelor of Arts in Music: Performance Emphasis requires completion of the following 120 credit hours:
General Education (57 credit hours)
Music Core (38 credit hours)
Primary Instrument Core (20 credit hours)
Emphasis Core (3 credit hours)
Electives Core (2 credit hours)

In replacement of Music Electives in Music Core (3) and Electives Core (12), Performance students will take:

Primary Instrument (12 credit hours)


Each performance student will take an additional 12 credit hours for a total of 20 credit hours of primary instrument in the instrument on which they auditioned and have been accepted.

Additional Information


Those selecting the music major must take MUS 110 - Musical Perspectives  as part of the general education requirements.

MUS 111 - Basic Musicianship  or a passing grade on the Music Theory Entrance Exam is a prerequisite for entrance into MUS 112 - Music Theory I 

MUA 175 - Music Convocation  is required for all music majors each semester at CCU (up to 8 semesters).

Piano and Piano Class requirements vary in order to pass Piano Proficiency. Students must take MUA 130 - Piano Class  OR MUA 115 - Piano  in consecutive semesters until MUA 230 - Piano Proficiency  is passed.

Only one ensemble credit each semester counts toward the requirements for the major.

Suggested electives to include with the BA-Music-Performance: 

 , Movement/Dance, Multiple Languages  

Suggested elective to include with the BA-Music-Sound Recording Technology:

 

 

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