Bachelor of Arts – Comprehensive Major in Music

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A student must complete the core requirements, an option, and Essential Studies requirements. No grade lower than “C” in any required music course will apply toward graduation. Incoming students should plan to take the theory and piano placement exams during the first week of classes.

Essential Studies
Core Requirements
MUS 101STUDENT RECITAL0
Select one of the following:2
WIND SYMPHONY 1
CONCERT CHOIR 1
GUITAR ENSEMBLE 1
MUS 115PRIVATE MUSIC INSTRUCTION2
MUS 131
131L
THEORY I
and THEORY I LABORATORY
4
MUS 132
132L
THEORY II
and THEORY II LAB
4
MUS 199ADMISSION TO CANDIDACY0
MUS 215PRIVATE MUSIC INSTRUCTION2
MUS 231
231L
THEORY III
and THEORY III LABORATORY
4
MUS 299SOPHOMORE QUALIFYING EXAM0
MUS 301PRINCIPLES OF CONDUCTING2
Select one of the following:2-4
WIND SYMPHONY 2
CONCERT CHOIR 2
GUITAR ENSEMBLE 2
MUS 315PRIVATE MUSIC INSTRUCTION2
MUS 327SURVEY OF MUSIC HISTORY3
MUS 399SOLO HALF-RECITAL0
Elective Chamber Ensemble 31-2
Select one of the following options:17-29
Total Credits45-60
1

Students shall enroll in the ensemble that corresponds with their major performing instrument (e.g., voice, guitar, saxophone, etc.).

2

Four-credit requirement for the Applied Music option; Two-credit requirement for the Music Industry option.

3

Two-credit requirement for the Applied Music option; One-credit requirement for the Music Industry option.

Elective Chamber Ensembles

(Courses may be taken for repeated credit)

MUS 104/304VOCAL JAZZ ENSEMBLE1
MUS 105/305JAZZ BAND1
MUS 106/306JAZZ AND POP COMBO1
MUS 107/307WOODWIND ENSEMBLE1
MUS 108/308BRASS ENSEMBLE1
MUS 109/309PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE1
MUS 110/310KEYBOARD ENSEMBLE1
MUS 111/311GUITAR ENSEMBLE1
MUS 124/324WOMEN'S VOCAL ENSEMBLE1
MUS 125/325MEN'S VOCAL ENSEMBLE1

Applied Music Option

This program prepares a student for a career in the private sector as a private music instructor and performer as well as for continuing on to graduate school.

Core Requirements31
MUS 232THEORY IV2
Select one of the following: 12
INDEPENDENT MUSIC STUDIO TEACHING
DICTION I
and DICTION II
MUS 361FUNCTIONAL PIANO2
or MUS 363 ACCOMPANYING TECHNIQUES
MUS 415PRIVATE MUSIC INSTRUCTION2
MUS 499SOLO FULL RECITAL0
Electives in Music Pedagogy2
Electives in Music History2
Upper Division Electives 25
Total Credits48
1

Voice majors are required to select MUS 338 DICTION I and MUS 339 DICTION II.

2

Any 300-400 level MUS course.

Electives in Music Pedagogy

(Students should complete the courses in their primary instrument)

MUS 311GUITAR ENSEMBLE2
MUS 319APIANO PEDAGOGY2
MUS 351MUSIC EDUCATION PRACTICUM FIELD (repeatable) 12
MUS 353
MUS 354
MUSIC EDUCATION PRACTICUM, VOCAL
and MUSIC EDUCATION PRACTICUM, VOCAL
2
1

This is a one-credit repeatable course. Students should enroll for the semesters that include their major instrument.

Electives in Music History

MUS 312CHORAL HISTORY AND LITERATURE2
MUS 423KEYBOARD HISTORY AND LITERATURE2
MUS 432TOPICS IN MUSIC HISTORY AND LIT2-3
MUS 435HISTORY OF JAZZ3

Music Industry Option

This program is a broad overview of the music industry. Students may pursue careers in the entertainment and music products industry including publishing, artist relations, record industry, marketing, and sales.

Core Requirements28
BIS 330INFORMATION SYSTEMS3
MKTG 231PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING3
MKTG 331SALES TECHNIQUES3
Select one of the following:3
ENTREPRENEURSHIP - BUSINESS START-UP
ENTREPRENEURSHIP-PROMOTIONS & ADVERTISING
BUYER BEHAVIOR
MUS 335RECORDING TECHNIQUES2
MUS 336JAZZ IMPROVISATION I 12
MUS 361FUNCTIONAL PIANO2
or MUS 363 ACCOMPANYING TECHNIQUES
MUS 390INTERNSHIP IN MUSIC 21
MUS 413JAZZ AND POP ARRANGING 12
MUS 419MUSIC BUSINESS3
MUS 420MUSIC PRODUCTS SEMINAR3
Electives in Music History2
Total Credits57
1

MUS 315X PRIVATE JAZZ IMPROVISATION may be substituted for MUS 336 JAZZ IMPROVISATION I. MUS 315Z PRIVATE MUSIC INSTRUCTION/SONGWRITING, and MIDI I, may be substituted for MUS 413 JAZZ AND POP ARRANGING.

2

A student may elect to enroll in 1-12 credit of MUS 390 INTERNSHIP IN MUSIC, or a substitution suggested by the advisor and approved by the faculty based on the student’s career goals.

Electives in Music History

MUS 312CHORAL HISTORY AND LITERATURE2
MUS 423KEYBOARD HISTORY AND LITERATURE2
MUS 432TOPICS IN MUSIC HISTORY AND LIT2-3
MUS 435HISTORY OF JAZZ3

The following courses are strongly recommended as supportive electives for the Music Industry Option:

ART 229INTRO TO GRAPHIC DESIGN3
BIS 230WEB PAGE DEVELOPMENT3
BIS 332DECISION SUPPORT FOR MANAGERS3
BIS 337E-COMMERCE3
MUS 330AFRICAN-AMERICAN POPULAR MUSIC 1619-19803
MUS 337JAZZ IMPROVISATION II2
MUS 414ARRANGING II1