The Department of Music and Musicology at Notre Dame University-Louaize aims to prepare students to obtain
undergraduate and graduate degrees in Music. It offers a comprehensive quality education
that fosters excellence in scholarship and the opportunity to develop competence and
expertise in the areas of music, history, theory, analysis, and composition. Students will
acquire additional skills such as critical thinking, performance, interpretation, improvisation,
and creativity. Its curriculum follows the American model of liberal arts education.
Jazz music was the musical phenomenon that combined American, African, and First
Nations music and heritage. Developed in the American Continent, it spread around the
world. It became evident that such a rich form of music was able to touch a great number
of music lovers and scholars at an international level. It is a musical art with its own
language, rhythms, and harmony, excelling in its creative improvisation. Our students
will become knowledgeable with the masters of such art including composers, performers,
Program Educational Objectives
The objectives of the Bachelor of Arts in Music and Musicology program are tailored to the needs of
students who wish to have a successful career in the music industry, in particular to:
- 1.Understand the historical musical styles, compositional techniques, and performance practices of various style periods.
- 2.Recognize the scales and modes of the music literature.
- 3.Understand the language of different instruments of the orchestra.
- 4.Implement original musical ideas to imagination.
- 5.Use new technologies when writing music.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon graduation with a Bachelor of Arts in Music and Musicology, students will:
- 1.Demonstrate the ability to prepare, compose, arrange in both classic and Jazz music.
- 2.Perform a recital by applying specialized skills and techniques of music performance on each student’s major instrument or voice.
- 3.Relate music to different sisters’ disciplines.
- 4.Demonstrate strong skills in improvisation, performance of various styles of jazz, and a basic knowledge of jazz history.
- 5.Conclude using critical thinking on findings in musicology.
Prior to admission, applicants will be subject to a practical evaluation, which covers instrument, voice, and musical background. Students with no piano background will have to take Applied Instrumental and Vocal Piano MUS 211 and MUS 221, as a remedial with the option to add another instrument. All first-year applicants must complete the Admission Requirements.
To receive a Bachelor of Arts in Music, a student must complete a total of 99 credits with a minimum
cumulative GPA of 2.0/4.0 in all Core and Major Courses. Any major course with a grade of less
than “C” must be repeated. The 99 credits necessary for graduation are divided as follows: