Advisement for the major is available from the Music, Theatre and Dance Department
Music, B.A. Music Technology Concentration Curriculum Guide (Suggested 4-Year Plan of Study)
All students who wish to be admitted to the Bachelor of Arts in music program must successfully pass a music audition and take a theory advisory test. While some students may wish to complete these admission requirements prior to enrollment at Salisbury University and immediately be admitted into the music program, other students may choose to begin as pre-music majors while preparing to complete their admission requirements sometime during their first year of applied study at Salisbury University. Admission and audition guidelines and procedures are available from the Music, Theatre and Dance Department. The music program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).
The Bachelor of Arts in music program is designed for students who wish to combine the study of music with other interests in a vibrant liberal arts environment. The program provides an extraordinarily broad range of study options, so that students enjoy the flexibility to pursue varied interests. In order that career choices are expanded and not limited, the degree program is divided into a menu of diverse study tracks.
Within the Bachelor of Arts in music program, students may pursue tracks/concentrations in teacher certification, vocal or instrumental performance, music technology, or a traditional (“general”) Bachelor of Arts in music curriculum. While all five tracks/concentrations are constructed to enable students to pursue graduate study, if desired, the immediate goals of the tracks/concentrations differ according to the varied needs of the student population they serve.
All students (including transfer students) enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts in music programs must:
Complete all music courses with grades of C or better
Maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA in their music major courses.
Demonstrate 102-level proficiency in a foreign language.
Transfer students must perform all recitals required for the degree program at SU and pass the piano proficiency exam.
Music Technology Concentration Information
This concentration is designed to give students a basic foundation in music production in order to prepare them for a career within the music technology industry. This is a professional degree concentration that provides General Education as a foundation, coupled with a traditional music background and an emphasis in music production.
Students develop a well-rounded performance and music technology background that is ready for tomorrow’s music industry. Topics studied include music recording, audio editing, mixing and mastering, electronic music composition, music business, entrepreneurship, copyright issues, and musical performance through a variety of modern media. Although students gain skills as music technologists, the goals of this concentration include a comprehensive background in the study of traditional music, including theory, history, conducting, applied lessons and performance.
There is a $200 per semester credit lab fee required of all students in applied music study (MUSA 390 and MUSA 138 -MUSA 439 sequence).
An additional lab fee is required for all other MUSA, MUSC and MUMT courses from all students.
This checklist is an unofficial tool for planning. Matriculated students and advisors should consult the Academic Requirements Report in GullNet before and after registering for classes each semester to track academic progress.