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Admission to the Bachelor of Music program is separate from admission to Kennesaw State University. Students must meet the program requirements to pursue this degree program.Click Here to Learn More about the Bailey School of Music admission requirements
- Instrumental Performance
- Jazz Performance
- Piano Performance
- Voice Performance
- Music Theory
Students will be required to pass with a satisfactory grade (S) six semesters of MUAP 1101: Music Symposium, to be eligible to graduate. They must be enrolled every semester in this course until the requirement is accomplished.
Related Minors or Certificates Available
MUSI 3320: Form and Analysis
Techniques of structural analysis of musical compositions in a variety of styles and periods with emphasis on harmony and form. The analysis of contrapuntal form is included.
MUSI 3332: Instrumental Conducting
Fundamental elements of conducting including baton technique, score reading, cueing, expression, interpretation and rehearsal skills with an emphasis on applying these techniques in practical conducting experiences involving vocal and instrumental ensembles.
MUSI 3371: Composition I
Individually tailored instruction is utilized for the development of music composition skills by writing in traditional and contemporary styles in both small and large forms and for a variety of media.
MUSI 4421: Contemporary Analytical and Compositional Techniques
This course surveys 20th- and 21st-century musical styles and theoretical systems, teaching students how to analyze a variety of works in which Common-Practice Period norms of tonality, rhythm, form, timbre, and texture have been superseded by new developments. Corresponding compositional exercises deepen student understanding of these new approaches. Topics include free atonality, serialism, neoclassicism, minimalism, allusions, chance, and electronic composition. The course prepares students to analyze music, write model compositions, and develop analytical papers.