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Studying Music at Regis

The Music program at Regis is an academically oriented degree, aimed at liberal arts students who would like to study music as a humanistic discipline. The degree offers music majors a broad range of musical knowledge with specialization at the higher levels and prepares students to go onto graduate studies.
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B.A. in Music

Degree Overview

The Bachelor of Arts in Music is an academically oriented degree, aimed at liberal arts students who would like to study music as a humanistic discipline. The degree offers music majors a broad range of musical knowledge with specialization at the higher levels in such areas as orchestration, arranging and conducting, performance, counterpoint, music history and music theory. The program prepares students to go onto graduate studies, or one that combines music with other disciplines such as music and liturgy, arts management and administration, communications, business or simply to provide a firm discipline for the mind and as a source of lifelong enjoyment. In addition, students seeking a career in teaching may now pursue a degree in Music Education by simultaneously working towards a B.A. in Music and a minor in Education (includes teaching licensure and student teaching).

Program Requirements

Listed below are the required courses for completion of this degree at Regis University. Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list below and you should contact the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126 for recent changes and updates.

This degree program requires 128.00 credit hours for completion. Please contact your advisor or the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126.

Regis College: Core Requirements

Economics

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(3-6 SH)
Take 1 of the following groups:
Group 1: EC 200 - Intro to the American Economy
Group 2: EC 320 - Principles of Macroeconomics
and
EC 330 - Principles of Microeconomics

EN 250 - Literature Matters

Introduces the literary genres of poetry, fiction, and drama, with an emphasis on works that have had a profound influence on our world. Students will write a series of analytical essays, including at least one research essay.

Pre-requisite: TAKE RCC*200

Fine Arts

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(3SH)
Take three (3) semester hours of Fine Arts
from the following courses:
any 200-level FAC course, FAHS 211, FAHS 212

Foreign Language

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(6-8SH)
Take two classes in one language

Foundational

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(6 SH)
Take 1 of the following groups:
Group 1: RCC 200 - Writing Analytically (Fall)
Communicative Intensive (Spring)
Group 2: Commitment Program Students
RCC 200A - Writing Analytically A (Fall)
RCC 200B - Writing Analytically B (Spring)
Group 3: Honors Program Students
RCC 200H - Honors Writing Seminar (Fall)
RCC 300H - Honors Trad & Innovation (Spring)

History

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(3SH)
Three (3) credits from any 200-level History course

Integrative

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(12SH)
Take all of the following courses:
RCC 400D (Group 1), RCC 410E (Group 2),
RCC 420J (Group 3), RCC 430M (Group 4)

Mathematics

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(3-4SH)
Take one of the following Mathematics course:
MT 201, MT 204, MT 270, MT 270C, MT 272, MT 272C
MT 360A, MT 360B

Natural Science

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(4SH)
Take one Natural Science course (Group 1) with the
accompanying lab (Group 2).
Eligible courses include:
BL( 204/5E-W, 208/9, 216/17, 260/1, 262/3), ENVS 250/1,
GE 208/9, PH (202A, 205A, 304A, 305A),
AS 250/1 (Non-Science majors),
NS 260/1 (cannot be counted for Psychology Majors)

Philosophy

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(3SH)
Take one of the following Philosophy courses:
PL 270, PL 270C, PL 270H, PL 270P

Public Speaking

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(3SH)
Speech Communication

Religious Studies

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(3SH)
Any 300 level RT course

RT 201 - Religion and the Human Quest

Considering human existence in relation to the sacred and drawing on Eastern and Western religious traditions, this course explores religious perspectives on human questions about life, suffering, goodness, and ultimacy.

Cross listing(s): RT 201C.

Social Science

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(3SH)
Take three (3) semester hours from the following course list
ED 204, POL 215, POL 231, POL 241, PY 250, PY 250C, PY 250H,
SO 200, SO 200C, SO 203, AN/SO 204, PJ 200

RC: Music Major

Advanced Applied

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Take two (2) courses of Advanced Applied Lesson
(FAM 400-Level)

Advanced Ensemble

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Take two (2) courses of Advanced Ensemble
(FAM 400-Level)

Applied

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(FAM-200)
Take two (2) Applied Lesson courses
(FAM 200-Level)

Ensemble

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(200 Level)
Take two (2) courses of Music Ensemble
(FAM 200-Level)

FAC 250 E-W

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(3SH)
Music in World Cultures

FAM 499 - Senior Thesis: Music in the Arts

Offers sequence of practical activities covering topics such as ensemble direction, development of repertoire, designing outreach programs, grant writing, implementation of curriculum and arts management. NOTE: Fourth year music majors only.

FAMH 452 - European Music Literature

Examines Western European art music traditions, through a historical survey of the style, structure, and function of music. Students discover the rich variety of Western European art music while developing a working vocabulary and understanding of musical terms. Improves listening skills and advances the ability of students to articulate relevant observations about music through independent, objective, and critical musical thought.

Pre-requisite: FAM*235 AND FAM*236

FAMH 455E-W - Topics in Music History

Provides an in-depth examination of musical styles and genres, as well as the cultural and historical content in which music was created in each area of study. Emphasizes writing, research, and musical analysis that draws on each student's earlier experiences and training in music theory and history.

Pre-requisite: FAMH*452

FAMR 200A - Freshman Recital Hour A

Required for all music majors and minors each semester. Promotes a culture of concert attendance for student and faculty recitals and guest artists. Tracks student attendance for on- and off-campus music events.

FAMR 200B - Freshman Recital Hour B

Required for all music majors and minors each semester. Promotes a culture of concert attendance for student and faculty recitals and guest artists. Tracks student attendance for on- and off-campus music events. Prerequisite(s): Majors and minors only.

FAMR 300A - Sophomore Recital Hour A

Required for all music majors and minors each semester. Promotes a culture of concert attendance for student and faculty recitals and guest artists. Tracks student attendance for on- and off-campus music events. Prerequisite(s): Majors and minors only.

FAMR 300B - Sophomore Recital Hour B

Required for all music majors and minors each semester. Promotes a culture of concert attendance for student and faculty recitals and guest artists. Tracks student attendance for on- and off-campus music events. Prerequisite(s): Majors and minors only.

FAMR 400A - Junior Recital Hour A

Required for all music majors and minors each semester. Promotes a culture of concert attendance for student and faculty recitals and guest artists. Tracks student attendance for on- and off-campus music events. Prerequisite(s): Majors and minors only.

FAMR 400B - Junior Recital Hour B

Required for all music majors and minors each semester. Promotes a culture of concert attendance for student and faculty recitals and guest artists. Tracks student attendance for on- and off-campus music events. Prerequisite(s): Majors and minors only.

FAMR 450A - Senior Recital Hour A

Required for all music majors and minors each semester. Promotes a culture of concert attendance for student and faculty recitals and guest artists. Tracks student attendance for on- and off-campus music events. Prerequisite(s): Majors and minors only.

FAMR 450B - Senior Recital Hour B

Required for all music majors and minors each semester. Promotes a culture of concert attendance for student and faculty recitals and guest artists. Tracks student attendance for on- and off-campus music events. Prerequisite(s): Majors and minors only.

FAMT 200 - Music Theory I

Students gain fluency in four-part writing and voice leading principles in four-voice textures using root position and inverted triads and seventh chords; analysis of music literature; the identification and use of non-chord tones; the identification of various forms in music; and other in-depth theoretical concepts.

Pre-requisite: TAKE FAM*235;

FAMT 201 - Aural Skills I

Students gain fluency in sight singing and dictation of diatonic melodies; sight reading rhythms using subdivision and syncopation in simple and compound meters; and performance at the keyboard of various diatonic chord progressions. Co-Requisite: FAMT 300

Pre-requisite: TAKE FAM*236;

FAMT 300 - Music Theory II

A continuation of concepts and materials learned in Music Theory I. Emphasizes chromatic harmony, various types of modulation, more complex forms, and extended tonality. Co-Requisite: FAMT 201

Pre-requisite: TAKE FAMT*200;

FAMT 301 - Aural Skills II

A continuation of materials learned in Aural Skills I. Students gain fluency in sight singing and dictation of chromatic melodies, sight reading rhythms with changing and unequal meters, and performance at the keyboard of more complex chord progressions. Co-Requisite: FAMT 350

Pre-requisite: TAKE FAMT*201;

FAMT 350 - Music Theory III

A continuation of Music Theory II. Study of the structures and systems used in music throughout the twentieth century, including modality, serialism, neoclassicism, and electronic and computer music. Includes composition and a hands-on music technology component. Co-Requisite: FAMT 301

Pre-requisite: TAKE FAMT*300;

FAMT 400 - Orchestration Arranging and Conducting

Study of instruments in band and orchestra regarding range, color, quality, and technical restriction as applied to scoring for solo and ensemble performance. Fundamental study of conducting, score reading, and arranging skills applicable to instrumental and choral ensembles.

Pre-requisite: TAKE FAMT*200;

Vernacular

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(3SH)
Choose one (1) course from the following:
FAC 251 - United States Folk, Pop, and Jazz
FAC 253E-W - Topics in Music and Art
FAC 254/254C - American Musical Theater

Course Descriptions

Listed below are the available courses offered at Regis University within this respective degree program. The courses below include the degree program requirements as well as subject related courses. Please contact the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126 for recent changes and updates.

FAC 250E-W World Music (3.00)

Studies musical practices of diverse cultures including instrumental and vocal styles, dance, drama and ceremonies.

FAC 251 United States Folk, Pop and Jazz (3.00)

Surveys various folk, popular and jazz styles cultivated in the United States from the 18th century to the present, with an emphasis on cultural diversity that contributes to 'American' music, manifested in cultural regionalism and cross-cultural developments. Students will identify, aurally recognize, and evaluate various cultural components and trends in vernacular music in the United States.

FAC 253E-W Topics in Music and Art: (3.00)

Introduction to the interdisciplinary study of music and art in the Western world. Emphasizes the interconnectedness of art and music by stressing their similarities in style, content, and context.

FAC 254 American Musical Theater (3.00)

Offers a survey of the American Musical through general musical concepts while developing a working vocabulary of the elements of music. Examines the historical and social context of musical theater in the United States, from its earliest developments in the mid-nineteenth century to present day, and explores its major developments and influence in American culture. Concentrates on written assignments and current approaches to music research.

FAM 499 Senior Thesis: Music in the Arts (3.00)

Offers sequence of practical activities covering topics such as ensemble direction, development of repertoire, designing outreach programs, grant writing, implementation of curriculum and arts management. NOTE: Fourth year music majors only.

FAMH 452 European Music Literature (3.00)

Examines Western European art music traditions, through a historical survey of the style, structure, and function of music. Students discover the rich variety of Western European art music while developing a working vocabulary and understanding of musical terms. Improves listening skills and advances the ability of students to articulate relevant observations about music through independent, objective, and critical musical thought.

Pre-requisite: FAM*235 AND FAM*236

FAMH 455E-W Topics in Music History (3.00)

Provides an in-depth examination of musical styles and genres, as well as the cultural and historical content in which music was created in each area of study. Emphasizes writing, research, and musical analysis that draws on each student's earlier experiences and training in music theory and history.

Pre-requisite: FAMH*452

FAMR 200A Freshman Recital Hour A (0.00)

Required for all music majors and minors each semester. Promotes a culture of concert attendance for student and faculty recitals and guest artists. Tracks student attendance for on- and off-campus music events.

FAMR 200B Freshman Recital Hour B (0.00)

Required for all music majors and minors each semester. Promotes a culture of concert attendance for student and faculty recitals and guest artists. Tracks student attendance for on- and off-campus music events. Prerequisite(s): Majors and minors only.

FAMR 300A Sophomore Recital Hour A (0.00)

Required for all music majors and minors each semester. Promotes a culture of concert attendance for student and faculty recitals and guest artists. Tracks student attendance for on- and off-campus music events. Prerequisite(s): Majors and minors only.

FAMR 300B Sophomore Recital Hour B (0.00)

Required for all music majors and minors each semester. Promotes a culture of concert attendance for student and faculty recitals and guest artists. Tracks student attendance for on- and off-campus music events. Prerequisite(s): Majors and minors only.

FAMR 400A Junior Recital Hour A (0.00)

Required for all music majors and minors each semester. Promotes a culture of concert attendance for student and faculty recitals and guest artists. Tracks student attendance for on- and off-campus music events. Prerequisite(s): Majors and minors only.

FAMR 400B Junior Recital Hour B (0.00)

Required for all music majors and minors each semester. Promotes a culture of concert attendance for student and faculty recitals and guest artists. Tracks student attendance for on- and off-campus music events. Prerequisite(s): Majors and minors only.

FAMR 450A Senior Recital Hour A (0.00)

Required for all music majors and minors each semester. Promotes a culture of concert attendance for student and faculty recitals and guest artists. Tracks student attendance for on- and off-campus music events. Prerequisite(s): Majors and minors only.

FAMR 450B Senior Recital Hour B (0.00)

Required for all music majors and minors each semester. Promotes a culture of concert attendance for student and faculty recitals and guest artists. Tracks student attendance for on- and off-campus music events. Prerequisite(s): Majors and minors only.

FAMT 200 Music Theory I (3.00)

Students gain fluency in four-part writing and voice leading principles in four-voice textures using root position and inverted triads and seventh chords; analysis of music literature; the identification and use of non-chord tones; the identification of various forms in music; and other in-depth theoretical concepts.

Pre-requisite: TAKE FAM*235;

FAMT 201 Aural Skills I (2.00)

Students gain fluency in sight singing and dictation of diatonic melodies; sight reading rhythms using subdivision and syncopation in simple and compound meters; and performance at the keyboard of various diatonic chord progressions. Co-Requisite: FAMT 300

Pre-requisite: TAKE FAM*236;

FAMT 300 Music Theory II (3.00)

A continuation of concepts and materials learned in Music Theory I. Emphasizes chromatic harmony, various types of modulation, more complex forms, and extended tonality. Co-Requisite: FAMT 201

Pre-requisite: TAKE FAMT*200;

FAMT 301 Aural Skills II (2.00)

A continuation of materials learned in Aural Skills I. Students gain fluency in sight singing and dictation of chromatic melodies, sight reading rhythms with changing and unequal meters, and performance at the keyboard of more complex chord progressions. Co-Requisite: FAMT 350

Pre-requisite: TAKE FAMT*201;

FAMT 350 Music Theory III (3.00)

A continuation of Music Theory II. Study of the structures and systems used in music throughout the twentieth century, including modality, serialism, neoclassicism, and electronic and computer music. Includes composition and a hands-on music technology component. Co-Requisite: FAMT 301

Pre-requisite: TAKE FAMT*300;

FAMT 400 Orchestration Arranging and Conducting (3.00)

Study of instruments in band and orchestra regarding range, color, quality, and technical restriction as applied to scoring for solo and ensemble performance. Fundamental study of conducting, score reading, and arranging skills applicable to instrumental and choral ensembles.

Pre-requisite: TAKE FAMT*200;

FAMT 430 Music and Audio Tech in Contemp Society (3.00)

Engage creatively and critically with the society around us in artistic and socially aware ways through creation of original audio projects such as studio and live recordings, electronic compositions, radio plays, oral histories, audio postcards, etc. Techniques to be covered include the use of microphones, recording equipment, and audio sequencing/editing software.

Cross listing(s): COM 430.

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