Music Major, B.A.

Additional Information on the Department of Music

The Department of Music offers both a BA and a BFA track for music majors. Under the new proposal, all students seeking music degrees will begin under the BA music track. Students may then apply to the BFA track "by audition." No audition is required for admission into the BA program. Ordinarily, BFA auditions will take place during the third semester of matriculation at Tulane.

The BA in Music is a flexible degree that gives students grounding in all three fields of music study (performance, theory, and musicology) while allowing them to cater to their particular interests. By choosing from a variety of core courses and electives, students can design their own concentrations in performance, composition, musicology, ethnomusicology, jazz, musical theatre, or other areas.


CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS for all BA and BFA Majors (26)
Musicology (12 credits)
Plus 2 of the following courses:
Theory (12 credits)
Plus 2 of the following courses:
Performance (2 credits)
4 Semesters of Musicology
4 Semesters of Music Theory
4 Semesters of Musicianship Laboratory
And 8 Credits of Music Electives

(any MUSC or APMS courses at or above the 2000-level)


ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS for BA Majors
BA in Music (39 credits total)
Performance (2 credits)
Academic (3 credits)
Electives for BA Majors only (8 credits)
8 credits in music or applied music at or above the 2000-level
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Music Service Learning Components are available for all music majors with the following courses: