Music B.A.

Core Curriculum Requirements52-54
Major Core Requirements52
Concentration14-21
Worship Leadership
Electives6
Total Units124-133

The Bachelor of Arts in Music degree is designed for the student who wishes to study music in the liberal arts degree context.  This degree provides a versatile balance of skills which provides the foundation for an array of jobs: private music studio, composition, music industry, music journalism, community music, etc.  The Bachelor of Arts in Music is also well-suited for those students who wish to double major with music and another degree at Vanguard University. 

Musicianship Requirements
MUSC-128Harmony and Form I3
MUSC-129Musicianship I1
MUSC-133Harmony and Form II3
MUSC-134Musicianship II1
MUSC-225Music Form and Literature I3
MUSC-226Musicianship III1
MUSC-228Introduction to Music Technology1
MUSC-273Introduction to Conducting1
MUSC-325Music Hist/Literature I (before 1600)3
MUSC-326Music Hist/Lit II (1600-1900)3
MUSC-327Music History & Literature III2
MUSC-406CMusic and Worship3
Select two units according to applied instrument: 2
Choral Conducting
Instrumental Conducting
Select two units according to applied instrument: 2
Instrumental Pedagogy
Vocal Pedagogy
Select two units according to applied instrument: 2
Instrumental Arranging
Choral Arranging
Performance Requirements
MUSC-105AClass Piano I1
MUSC-105BClass Piano II1
MUSC-145AClass Piano III1
MUSC-146Class Piano IV: Keyboard Improvisation (Or completion of Piano Proficiency Exam)1
Large Ensemble:
MUSC-240University Orchestra1
MUSC-241Women's Chorus1
MUSC-250Concert Choir (one unit)1
MUSC-340University Orchestra1
MUSC-341Women's Chorus1
MUSC-350Concert Choir (one unit)1
Applied Instruction:
Select six hours of the following:6
Beginning Guitar Class
Beginning Voice Class
Applied Instruction: Voice
and Applied Instruction: Voice
Applied Instruction: Piano
and Applied Instruction: Piano
Applied Instruction: Guitar
and Basic Instruction: Guitar
Applied Music: Organ
and Applied Instruction: Organ
Applied Instruction: Instrument
and Applied Instruction: Instrument
MUSI-200Recital Attendance (Co-requisite with Applied Instruction)0
Secondary Instrument:
Select two units from the following:2
Basic Instruction: Voice
and Basic Instruction: Voice
Basic Instruction: Piano
and Basic Instruction: Piano
Basic Instruction: Guitar
and Basic Instruction: Guitar
Basic Music: Organ
and Basic Instruction: Organ
Basic Instruction: Instrument
and Basic Instruction: Instrument
MUSC-352Internship1
MUSC-462Music and Business3
Total Units53

 Concentration in Worship Leadership

The Worship Leadership concentration provides readiness for service in the church ministry environment. The coursework uniquely develops worship leader skills needed for today's churches: multiculturalism, creative worship, music leadership, administrative practices, and songwriting. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to participate in a practical learning environment with other worship leaders, recording artists, and guest speakers in the Worship Forum Practicum.

MUSC-343Songwriting3
MUSC-346Foundations & Multiculturalsm in Worship3
MUSC-392Worship Forum Practicum1
MUSC-407Creative Worship Workshop2
MUSC-409Music Administration and Leadership3
Applied Instruction: 2
Select two units from the following:
Applied Instruction: Voice
and Applied Instruction: Voice
Applied Instruction: Piano
and Applied Instruction: Piano
Applied Instruction: Guitar
and Basic Instruction: Guitar
Applied Music: Organ
and Applied Instruction: Organ
Applied Instruction: Instrument
and Applied Instruction: Instrument
MUSI-200Recital Attendance (Co-requisite with Applied Instruction)0
Total Units14