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Liberal Arts Music BA Degree

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Program Description

The NCCU Music Department's Liberal Arts Concentration program is dedicated to preparing students, through innovative teaching methods, individual attention and excellent facilities to excel as leaders in the music professions. Our undergraduate and graduate programs are designed to cultivating complete musicians, able to think critically, compete in the professional marketplace, and creatively enrich a wide spectrum of artistic and educational environments. We strive to help our students embrace technology and comprehend the evolving roles of music in society. We also seek to promote greater understanding of the history and traditions of American music and the rich diversity of all world music.


Scholarships

See scholarships available to NCCU Music (and other) majors.

Requirements

Curriculum

  1. Complete a minimum of 124 semester hours with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better. The last 30 hours must be completed at NCCU.
  2. Complete the General Education Curriculum (GEC) Program.

Elective courses may be selected upon consultation with and consent of the faculty advisor.

Major

MUSL 1010 - Music Theory I
MUSL 1050 - Secondary Class Piano I
MUSL 1060 - Secondary Class Piano II
MUSL 1070 - Intermediate Secondary Class Piano I
MUSL 1080 - Intermediate Secondary Class Piano II (or their equivalent)
MUSL 1220 - Music Theory II
MUSL 1600 - Workshops and Recitals
MUSL 2110 - Ear Training and Sight Singing I
MUSL 2120 - Ear Training and Sight Singing II
MUSL 2210 - Music Theory III
MUSL 2220 - Music Theory IV
MUSL 2405 - Introduction to Music Literature
MUSL 3410 - History of Music I
MUSL 3420 - History of Music II
MUSL 3920 - Conducting
MUSL 4600 - Seminar in Contemporary Music
Maintain a required cumulative grade point average of 2.70 or better for all (above) music courses.

Additional

  1. Enrollment in an applied music primary course every semester.
  2. Enrollment in a musical ensemble every semester.
  3. Enrollment in workshops/recitals every semester.
  4. Piano Proficiency Examination, with passing grades in all five areas of keyboard skill.


Contact Information

Name: Baron Tymas, Associate Professor, Web Liaison
Email: btymas@nccu.edu
Phone: (919) 530-6343
Fax: (919) 530-7979
Office Location: 110/111 B. N. Duke Annex
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Name: Thomas Taylor, Visiting Lecturer, Web Liaison
Email: tetaylor@nccu.edu
Office Location: 323 C. Ruth Edwards Music Hall
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Name: Lenora Helm Hammonds, Assistant Professor, Web Liaison
Email: lhelm@nccu.edu
Phone: (919) 530-6653
Fax: (919) 530-7979
Office Location: 204 C. Ruth Edwards Music Hall
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Name: Ralph Barrett, Department Chair, Web Liaison
Email: rbarrett5@nccu.edu
Phone: (919) 530-7213
Fax: (919) 530-7540
Office Location: 212 C. Ruth Edwards Music Hall
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