Skip to main content


Music (B.A.)

The Department of Music and Theatre Arts provides a diverse program of training in music that reflects historical traditions of music, music education, and music ministry leadership. It seeks to broaden each student’s knowledge of musical practice and to challenge all students to develop and utilize their artistic talents in both secular and sacred contexts in ways consistent with their Christian worldview.

Furthermore, the Department of Music prepares students for opportunities to study music at the graduate level in varying areas of specialization and for professional success in vocations in the field and its related fields.

East Texas Baptist University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.

A Bachelor of Arts music major is also available as preparatory study to graduate work in certain areas of specialty or as cultural enrichment. A minor in music is also offered.

Elaboration of the following materials may be found in the Music Student Handbook.

You can find the Music Course Rotations here.


  1. Students will demonstrate competency in music technology programs critical to the music discipline.          
  2. Students will demonstrate performance skills in their primary concentration appropriate to their declared major. 


General Education Requirements

General Education Requirements - 50 hours 
English 1301, 1302, and three hours of sophomore literature - 9 hours 
Fine Arts (three hours from theatre, fine arts, art, or equivalent) - 3 hours 
Modern Language (at least one semester second year, all hours in same language) - 11 hours 
Christian Ministry 1320 and 1330 - 6 hours 
History - 3 hours 
Political Science 2305 - 3 hours 
Social Science (CJUS, ECON, GEOG, PSYC, SOCI) - 3 hours 
Physical Activity-KINE 1238 - 2 hours 
Science (must be lab science) - 4 hours 
Mathematics - 3 hours 
Communication 1311, 1315, or 1318 - 3 hours 
Major Area of Study (see below) - 52 hours 
Minor (optional, minimum of 18 hours if selected) - 18 hours 
Electives (to total 120 hours) 
Total: Minimum of one hundred twenty (120) semester hours 

Music (BA) Major Requirements

Completion of fifty-two (52) semester hours: 
Basic Musicianship Requirements (26 semester hours): 
MUSI 1000 Recital (six (6) semesters) 
MUSI 1128, 1129, 2128, 2129 Aural Skills I, II, III, IV 
MUSI 1308, 1309, 2308, 2309 Music Theory I, II, III, IV 
MUSI 2201 Survey of Western Music 
MUSI 3107 Music Technology 
MUSI 3108 World Music 
MUSI 4301, 4302 Music History I, II 
Applied Study/Performance (20 semester hours): 
Applied Performance Specialization (ten (10) semester hours) 
Secondary Performance Study (three (3) semester hours) 
Music Laboratory (performance ensembles) (seven (7) semester hours) 
Junior Recital (MUSI 3030, 3031, 3040, or 3051) 
Additional Music Hours (electives or departmental requirements-6 semester hours) 
MUSI 3308 Techniques and Materials for Class Piano (required for piano and organ concentrations) 

Semester by Semester Plans

Catalog Year 2024-2025
Catalog Year 2023-2024
Catalog Year 2022-2023
Catalog Year 2021-2022
Catalog Year 2020-2021
Catalog Year 2019-2020