Music, Bachelor of Music (B.M.)

Requirements for the B.M. Degree

B.M. students must audition (classical or jazz performance) or submit an audio portfolio (Sonic Arts) before being admitted to any of the programs listed below. Students must also demonstrate proficiency on the Music Placement Exam before beginning the theory and history sequences.

B.M. students are required to maintain a major GPA of 2.5 or higher. The GPA in the major is calculated from courses in the major based in the major department only, and that have been taken at City College or through ePermit, including all courses in excess of the minimum required for the degree. In addition, students must maintain an overall GPA of 2.0 and above to graduate with a B.M. in Music.

For Classical Performance

Required Music Courses:

Course NumberTitleCredits
MUS XXXXXEnsemble (6 semesters)

12

OR

MUS 260XXEnsemble

2

MUS 49003-49004Private Instruction in Instrument or Voice (6 semesters)

12

MUS 13200Tonal Harmony and Voice-Leading I - Introduction to Diatonic Practices

3

MUS 23100Harmony I

3

MUS 23200Harmony II

3

MUS 33100Tonal Harmony and Voice-Leading IV - Form and Analysis

3

MUS 16200Aural Skills I

3

MUS 26100Ear Training I

3

MUS 26200Ear Training II

3

MUS 36100Aural Skills IV

3

MUS 24100Minstrelsy to Rock ‘n’ Roll

3

MUS 24200The 1960s to Today

3

MUS 34100History III - The Classic-Romantic Era

3

MUS 34200History IV - Music of the Twentieth Century and Beyond

3

MUS 16400Keyboard Skills I

2

MUS 26400Keyboard Skills II

2

Total Credit Hours: 64

For Jazz Instrumentalists

Students in this program must take a placement exam before taking Jazz Harmony & Improvisation.

Required Music Courses:

Course NumberTitleCredits
MUS 49003-49004Private Instruction in Instrument or Voice (6 semesters)

12

MUS 16004Large Jazz Ensemble

2

MUS 26004Small Jazz Ensemble

2

MUS 35700Jazz Harmony and Improvisation I

4

MUS 35800Jazz Harmony and Improvisation II

4

MUS 45700Jazz Harmony and Improvisation III

4

MUS 45800Jazz Harmony and Improvisation IV

4

MUS 32300Jazz Repertory and Performance Practices I

3

MUS 32400Jazz Repertory and Performance Practices II

3

MUS 42300Jazz Repertory and Performance Practices III

3

MUS 42400Jazz Repertory and Performance Practices IV

3

MUS 27500Jazz Piano I

2

MUS 27600Jazz Piano II

2

MUS 34400Jazz History I: From its Origins to 1950

3

MUS 34500Jazz History II: From 1950 to the Present

3

Music electives

6

Ensemble (for 4 credits).

Total Credit Hours: 64

For Jazz Vocalists

Students in this program must take a placement exam before taking Jazz Harmony & Improvisation.

Required Music Courses:

Course NumberTitleCredits
MUS 26015Jazz Vocal Ensemble

2

MUS 27500Jazz Piano I

2

MUS 27600Jazz Piano II

2

MUS 32311Jazz Vocal Repertory and Performance Practices I

2

MUS 32411Jazz Vocal Repertory and Performance Practices II

2

MUS 42311Jazz Vocal Repertory and Performance Practices III

2

MUS 42411Jazz Vocal Repertory and Performance Practices IV

2

MUS 35701Jazz Harmony I

2

MUS 35801Jazz Harmony II

2

MUS 45701Jazz Harmony III

2

MUS 36001Jazz Vocal Workshop

2

MUS 35703Musicianship & Improvisation for Jazz Vocalists I

2

MUS 35803Musicianship & Improvisation for Jazz Vocalists II

2

MUS 45703Musicianship & Improvisation for Jazz Vocalists III

2

MUS 45803Musicianship & Improvisation for Jazz Vocalists IV

2

MUS 34400Jazz History I: From its Origins to 1950

3

MUS 34500Jazz History II: From 1950 to the Present

3

MUS 35000Studio Ensemble Singing

2

MUS 49002Jazz Vocal Instruction

3

Music electives

8

MUS 26015, MUS 35000, MUS 36001: 2 semesters, 4 credits.

MUS 49000-MUS 49004: 6 semesters, 12 credits.

Total Credit Hours: 64

For Sonic Arts Students

Required Music Courses:

Course NumberTitleCredits
MUS 21800The Recording Studio Environment

3

MUS 21900Fundamental MIDI & Audio Production

3

MUS 32100Synthesis and Sound Design I

3

MUS 32500Audio Production Techniques I

3

MUS 32200Synthesis and Sound Design II

3

MUS 32600Audio Production Techniques II

3

MUS 32700Microphone Applications I

3

MUS 32701Song Production Techniques

3

MUS 36201Instrumentation and Arranging for Commercial Music

3

MUS 32800Microphone Applications II

3

MUS 32801Music and Post Production Mixing

3

MUS 43500Audio for Moving Images

3

MUS 43600Advanced Recording, Mixing & Mastering

3

MUS 43400Audio and Music Industry Internships

2

Sonic Arts Electives (200-level or higher)

4

MUS 23100Harmony I

3

MUS 23200Harmony II

3

MUS Music History Course (24100, 25200, 43300)

3

MUS 26100Ear Training I

3

MUS 26200Ear Training II

3

MUS 16400Keyboard Skills I

2

MUS Music History Elective

3

MUS 26800Fretboard Skills

2

Total Credit Hours: 64

Total Credit Hours Required for obtaining a B.M. degree: 120, at least 30 of which must be in the Liberal Arts and Sciences (RLA).


General Education Requirements ("Pathways")

In general, students are required to complete 42 credits of General Education coursework, with some adjustments for transfer students. See the General Education Requirements (“Pathways”) section of the Bulletin for more information.