Students must pass an entrance audition for area faculty in order to qualify for music scholarships, and for acceptance into the music major. Audition information is available here.
Undergraduate Degree Options
Bachelor of Music - Performance
This degree will assist the student preparing for a professional performing career, graduate school, and teaching in a collegiate or private school.
Bachelor of Music - Education
This degree with its three options (vocal certification, instrumental certification, vocal and instrumental certification) is designed for the student desiring a teaching career in the public schools. It leads toward at Oklahoma State Teacher's Certificate. The degree is also excellent preparation for graduate school.
Bachelor of Music with Elective Studies in Business
This degree allows the student interested in a music business related field to receive instruction in both music and business topics.
Bachelor of Arts - Music
This degree offers the student broad liberal arts instruction with an emphasis in the music field.
Minor in Music
Requirements - credit hours listed first
- 1 cr. - MUSI 1531 - Sight Singing/Aural Skills I (Fall)
- 3 cr. - MUSI 1533 - Music Theory I
- 1 cr. - MUSI 1541 - Sight Singing/Aural Skills II (Spring)
- 3 cr. - MUSI 1543 - Music Theory II
- 3 cr. - MUSI 3763 - Music History II (Spring)
- 3 cr. - MUSI 3873 - Music History III (Fall)
- MUSI 3753 Music History I (Fall) may be substituted for either 3763 or 3873
- 6 cr. - applied lessons in primary instrument (audition required)
- 2 cr. - piano (if piano is primary instrument, 2 credit hours in any other secondary applied instrument)
- 2 cr. - large ensemble (MUSI 2610/3610, 2620/3620, or 2630/3630)
24 total credit hours - All grades must be C or better
Minor in Jazz
19 hours ; Effective – Fall 2017
One semester of JAZZ 4002*; Jazz Theory I (2 hours; offered every fall)
One semester of JAZZ 4012*; Jazz Theory II (2 hours; offered every spring)
One semester of JAZZ 2773; Jazz History (3 hours)
Four semesters of jazz ensembles: JAZZ 3611/5611 Jazz Orchestra; JAZZ 3621/5621 Jazz Ensemble, or JAZZ 4601/5601 Jazz Combos
8 hours in electives chosen from the following:
JAZZ 3010/5010; Applied Jazz (1-2 hours) (may be repeated for a max 6 hours towards elective requirement)
JAZZ 4102**; Jazz Arranging & Composition (2 hours; offered every even spring)
JAZZ 4611; Rhythm Section Performance Practice (1 hour) (may be repeated for a max 4 hours towards elective requirement)
Jazz ensembles: JAZZ 3611/5611 Jazz Orchestra; JAZZ 3621/5621 Jazz Ensemble, or JAZZ 4601/5601 Jazz Combos (may be repeated for max of 2 hours towards elective requirement)
* The combination of JAZZ 4002 and JAZZ 4012 can be used in place of MUSI 2563 & MUSI 2561 in the music core curriculum
**JAZZ 4102 can be used in place of MUSI 4912 in the music core curriculum