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Bachelor of Arts in Music

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Jessica Siena
Director of Conservatory Admissions
Faye Spanos Concert Hall, 3rd Floor
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211

The Bachelor of Arts in Music is designed to emphasize the study of music within a liberal arts curriculum. The music student who is considering this degree should give serious thought to the direction taken with the liberal arts requirement, choosing courses that can support one or more professional or post-graduate goals whether or not an additional program of study is declared. Students should note that although only 60 units in music count toward the degree, they may add whatever other music courses benefit them as long as they have room to meet the remaining requirements.

Although the Bachelor of Arts in Music is not a highly specialized music study, it does provide breadth which can serve as an excellent preparation for graduate study in some areas of music and allows for professional flexibility as well.

The music portion of the Bachelor of Arts in Music is based on the core Conservatory curriculum, taking the same basic sequence in Music Theory, Music History, and Performance as Bachelor of Music students, with some alterations to the applied music requirements. As the degree requires at least 64 units outside music, the program is ideal for those who want to add a double major, double degree, minor, or pre-professional program to their music study.

(NB: the Bachelor of Arts in Music cannot be taken as a double major with other Conservatory programs. Credits that count toward the liberal arts requirement include Pacific Seminar, GE, applicable transfer credits, credits toward a non-music major/minor/program, and non-music electives).

Bachelor of Arts in Music Faculty

Sarah Clemmens Waltz, PhD
Associate Professor and Program Director for Music History, Program Director for Bachelor of Arts in Music

Bachelor of Arts in Music, 4-Year Grid