Admission to BGSU as a music major or minor, involves both admission to the University and approval to major or minor in music (passing an entrance audition).
To schedule an audition, students should complete the Audition Reservation form electronically by visiting www.bgsu.edu /music. Once there, choose “For Prospective Students.”
Many music courses, such as Aural Skills, Class Piano, Music History and Music Theory, transfer to Bowling Green State University as credit only. Transfer students, upon passing their entrance audition and completion of the Theory placement test, will participate in a series of placement testing to determine if you need any additional courses. These tests vary for each subject area.
There is one test for placement. It usually takes place the first week of a semester. Students will either test out of Aural Skills (MuCT 1410, MuCT 1420, MuCT 2410, MuCT 2420) or be placed at the appropriate level.
Students are tested by individual appointment. This test is usually offered to students with previous piano experience during the first week of classes.
Students receiving “A’s” and “B’s” at their current school may present the syllabus to the Chair of the Department of Musicology/Composition/History for the music history courses taken at another school. If it appears to cover the material of comparable music history courses (MuCT 2610, MuCT 2620, MuCT 3610) at Bowling Green State University, it may fulfill the requirements of the College of Musical Arts.
Students who have completed one semester of music theory with grades of “A” or “B” will begin with the Theory I (MuCT 1510) test.
Students with two semesters of music theory, with an “A” or “B,” have the option of beginning with the Theory I or the Theory II test.
Students who have completed three or more semesters of music theory, with an “A” or “B,” have the option of beginning with the Theory I, Theory II or the Theory III test.
Students may take the theory tests by contacting a music advisor once they have passed their entrance audition.
Course descriptions can be found at: http://webapps.bgsu.edu/courses/search.php
When you attend Orientation/Registration for transfer students, your advisor will go over any course that is listed on your transfer evaluation with an XX after the number, i.e. MuCT IXX. The advisor would discuss whether or not the course will be evaluated and will transfer to Bowling Green State University as a specific course or for credit only.
Classroom methods courses for licensesure must be taken at the school granting the license. The use of non-music courses for degree requirements is dependant upon the evaluation by the Bowling Green State University Office of Transfer Evaluation.