Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Arts
Music at Adams State is an active and vital program, committed to musical excellence within a small college environment. Each year, more than 500 on-campus students participate in music through classes, lessons and performing ensembles. The Colorado Commission on Higher Education designated the Adams State Department of Music a Program of Excellence, one of three Adams State programs to have received this honor.
Adams State University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. The Department of Music offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in music education (K-12) and music with emphases in liberal arts, music business & recording, music performance, or music composition. Students in any area of emphasis will have the preparation and background necessary to succeed in their chosen fields.
MUS 103: Intro to Music Technology (1 hours)
Introduction to basic music technology including MIDI, sequencing, music notation, and tutorials. Development of music technology skills utilizing music technology utilizing music lab facilities and equipment.
MUS 333: Form and Analysis (2 hours)
The study and analysis of the structural elements of music and principle musical forms from the Renaissance through the twentieth century. Includes study of 16th and 18th-century contrapuntal forms. This course requires instructor approval for registration purposes.
MUS 375: Music Recording Techniques (3 hours)
The class is designed as an introduction to computer music composition techniques. Students will design sounds using both waveform and sample techniques. Sound libraries are developed and then implemented in original compositions performed twice per semester. Advanced sequencing techniques are also explored. Contemporary computer music examples are assigned for discussion and analysis.