Undergraduate Degrees & Areas of Study
|Bachelor of Arts in Music with a Management Minor|
|Contact the Raj Soin College of Business for more information on a Management Minor. Application forms for business minors are available in 110 Rike Hall. RSCB minor information|
|Bachelor of Arts in Music with a Marketing Minor|
|Contact the Raj Soin College of Business for more information on a Marketing Minor. Application forms for business minors are available in 110 Rike Hall. RSCB minor information|
Other important information:
The Department of Music offers a four-year curriculum designed for students
who wish to pursue a career in music. As a accredited member of the National
Association of Schools of Music, the department has designed the requirements
for entrance and graduation according to the published standards of that
association. The Bachelor of Music degree is offered with majors in performance,
music education, and music history and literature; the Bachelor of Arts
degree is offered with a major in music. A Master of Music degree with
majors in music education & performance and a Master of Humanities
degree are also offered. Because of the highly individualized nature of
the various programs, students are required to consult with an advisor
to plan their major program.
In addition to fulfilling university admissions procedures, prospective music majors must also complete a departmental application for an audition, perform a satisfactory audition in a major performance area, and meet with an assigned advisor from the music faculty for counseling and registration. Transfer students must submit a transcript of all previous work in addition to completing the above steps. A minimum of one year of full-time study is required of all transfer students working toward a degree.
The department has developed a course of study based on four levels of technical proficiency, musicianship, and repertoire in all areas of applied music. Students should consult regularly with their applied music instructors and advisors to ensure progress through the various levels. Students enrolled in applied music courses are required to attend a specified number of recitals, concerts, and other approved performances. Solo recital performances are also required of music majors. For information regarding applied music requirements and keyboard proficiency requirements, students should refer to the Undergraduate Studies in Music student handbook.
Because of the cost of individual instruction, special fees are charged for applied music and, in certain cases, for accompanists. Applied music is also available to nonmajors on a limited basis and subject to instructor availability. A rental fee is charged for use of university-owned instruments in class instruction. There is no charge for use of these instruments in university ensembles.
All music degree programs require a minimum number of hours for graduation. A detailed, four-year curriculum outline for each major program is available in the Department of Music office.
All students in the university, as well as members of the community, are eligible to participate in performing groups. Some groups require individual auditions; prospective members should consult the various conductors to arrange auditions. The following instrumental groups are available: University-Community Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Concert Band, Wind Symphony, Chamber Players, Pep Band, Clarinet Choir, Saxophone Quartet, Brass Choir, Trombone Ensemble, and Jazz Band. Choral groups include the University Chorus, Men's Chorale, Women's Chorale, Madrigal Singers, Collegiate Chorale, and Paul Laurence Dunbar Chorale. Students majoring in other academic areas and members of the community may also take music courses especially designed for the nonmusic major.
The Department of Music encourages students who have demonstrated superior academic ability to participate in the music honors program. In order to enter the program, students must be juniors or seniors with a cumulative 3.0 GPA and a 3.5 GPA in music. For additional information, students should contact the department chair.
A bachelor’s degree awarded by a university implies more than career preparation or specialized technical competency. A university education should be broadly based in order to promote intellectual growth, cultivate critical examination and informed understanding, encourage breadth and flexibility of perspective, and provide students an opportunity to develop skills and knowledge that will form the basis for their life-long learning. Accordingly, the General Education program at Wright State University is a planned and coherent program that is designed to help students:
- sharpen critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills;
- learn about the aesthetic, ethical, moral, social, and cultural dimensions of human experience needed for participation in the human community;
- increase knowledge and understanding of the past, of the world in which we live, and of how both past and present have an impact on the future.