Musicology, BMUS

for the degree of Bachelor of Music Major in Musicology


department website: https://music.illinois.edu

department faculty: Music Faculty


college catalog page: Fine & Applied Arts

college website: https://faa.illinois.edu/


This major offers a broad cultural education that unites academic and musical training. It also provides preparation for the graduate study required for research and teaching in musicology or ethnomusicology.

for the degree of Bachelor of Music Major in Musicology


department website: https://music.illinois.edu

department faculty: Music Faculty


college catalog page: Fine & Applied Arts

college website: https://www.faa.illinois.edu/


This major offers a broad cultural education that unites academic and musical training. It also provides preparation for the graduate study required for research and teaching in musicology or ethnomusicology.

Minimum required major and supporting course work: The fourth-year student, working with an adviser, must complete a satisfactory thesis as part of the requirements for the Bachelor of Music in Musicology. This degree requires a minimum of 120 hours.

General Education and College Orientation 

Orientation to Fine & Applied Arts and Music
FAA 101Arts at Illinois1
MUS 100First-year Seminar for Music Majors0
General Education and Graduation Requirements
Composition I 4
Advanced Composition 3
Humanities and the Arts - fulfilled by MUS 313 and MUS 314 16
Cultural Studies: Western/Comparative Culture(s)3
Cultural Studies: Non-Western Culture(s) 3
Cultural Studies: US Minority Culture(s)3
Social and Behavioral Sciences6
Quantitative Reasoning I and II 6
Natural Sciences and Technology 6
Foreign Language 20-12
1

Six hours of General Education requirements in the Humanities and the Arts are met by courses required in the BMUS degree (MUS 313 and MUS 314).

2

The Language Requirement may be satisfied by successfully completing a third-semester college-level course in a language other than English; successful completion, in high school, of the third year of a language other than English; or demonstrating proficiency at the third-semester level in a language proficiency examination approved by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the appropriate department.

 
Music Core 

Music Theory and Musicianship
MUS 101Music Theory and Practice I2
MUS 102Music Theory and Practice II2
MUS 201Music Theory and Practice III2
MUS 202Music Theory and Practice IV2
MUS 107Musicianship I2
MUS 108Musicianship II2
MUS 207Musicianship III2
MUS 208Musicianship IV2
Musicology
MUS 110Introd Art Mus: Intl Perspect3
MUS 313The History of Music I 33
MUS 314The History of Music II3
Keyboard
MUS 172Grp Instr Pno for Mus Major I 42
MUS 173Grp Instr Pno for Mus Maj II2
3

Completion of both MUS 313 and MUS 314 meets the general education Humanities and the Arts requirement.

4

All students must demonstrate keyboard competency when they audition, by proficiency examination when they matriculate, or by enrolling in MUS 172 and/or MUS 173. 


Musicology Studies 

Applied Music Lessons (MUSC 100-level courses) 58
Applied Music Lessons (MUSC 400-level courses)8
Ensemble (MUSC 400-level courses) 68
MUS 242Elements of Conducting2
MUS 299Thesis/Adv UG Honors in Music1 or 2
MUS 419Sr Seminar in Musicology3
Advanced Musicology (MUS 400-level courses)12
Advanced Music Theory (MUS 400-level courses)6
Foreign Language 70-4
Four courses in relevant discipline outside of Music 812-16
Electives as needed to total 120 hours
5

Students enroll in applied music on the same instrument or in voice each semester. It is strongly recommended that students in this major acquire a thorough practical knowledge of the piano beyond basic keyboard competency as part of the applied music study.

6

Musicology majors may satisfy their ensemble credit with MUSC 449. For a list of other approved ensembles, refer to the Undergraduate Music Handbook. A maximum of 10 hours of ensemble may be applied to the BMUS Musicology degree.   

7

Students must complete the equivalent of a fourth-semester college-level foreign language course or demonstrate fourth-semester proficiency for graduation.

8

Chosen in consultation with the BMUS Musicology advisor. These courses may not be used to satisfy General Education requirements.