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  Dec 15, 2017
 
Academic Catalog 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Arts in Music: Composition, Performance, Sound Recording Technology


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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 composition, performance, or sound recording technology.

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:

Philosophy (3 credit hours)


Fine Arts (3 credit hours)


Mathematics (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)
Primary Instrument 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

Composition Emphasis


The Bachelor of Arts in Music: Composition Emphasis requires completion of the following 120 credit hours:
General Education (57 credit hours)
Music Core (38 credit hours)
Emphasis Core (24 credit hours)

Elective Core (1 credit hour)

In replacement of Electives in Music Core (3), Primary Instrument Core (8), and Electives Core (13), Composition 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.

Sound Recording Technology Emphasis (24 credit hours)


The Bachelor of Arts in Music: Sound 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:

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