Bachelor of Arts – Comprehensive Major in Music

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
KEYBOARD ENSEMBLE 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 LABORATORY
4
MUS 199ADMISSION TO CANDIDACY0
MUS 215PRIVATE MUSIC INSTRUCTION2
MUS 220FUNCTIONAL PIANO2
or MUS 363 ACCOMPANYING TECHNIQUES
MUS 227SURVEY OF MUSIC HISTORY3
MUS 231
231L
THEORY III
and THEORY III LABORATORY
4
MUS 240PRINCIPLES OF CONDUCTING2
MUS 298PIANO PROFICIENCY EXAM0
MUS 299SOPHOMORE QUALIFYING EXAM0
Select one of the following:3
WIND SYMPHONY 1
CONCERT CHOIR 1
KEYBOARD ENSEMBLE 1
GUITAR ENSEMBLE 1
MUS 315PRIVATE MUSIC INSTRUCTION2
MUS 399SOLO HALF-RECITAL0
Electives in Music History2
Select one of the following options:19-25
Total Credits51-57

Electives in Music History

MUS 312CHORAL HISTORY AND LITERATURE2
MUS 355HISTORY OF JAZZ3
MUS 423KEYBOARD HISTORY AND LITERATURE2
MUS 432TOPICS IN MUSIC HISTORY AND LITERATURE2

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 Requirements32
MUS 232THEORY IV2
MUS 340BUSINESS OF PRIVATE TEACHING3
MUS 415PRIVATE MUSIC INSTRUCTION4
MUS 499SOLO FULL RECITAL0
Elective Ensembles4
Electives in Music Pedagogy2
Electives 14
Total Credits51

Elective Ensembles

(Courses may be taken for repeated credit)

MUS 102/302WIND SYMPHONY1
MUS 103/303CONCERT CHOIR1
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
MUS 126/326EAGLE BAND1

Electives in Music Pedagogy

(Students should complete the courses in their primary instrument)

MUS 250
MUS 252
MUSIC EDUCATION PRACTICUM, VOCAL
and MUSIC EDUCATION PRACTICUM, VOCAL
2
MUS 311GUITAR ENSEMBLE2
MUS 351MUSIC EDUCATION PRACTICUM FIELD (repeatable) 12
MUS 364PIANO PEDAGOGY2

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 Requirements32
BIS 231PRINCIPLES OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS3
MKTG 231PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING3
MKTG 331SALES TECHNIQUES3
Select one of the following:3
PROMOTIONS AND ADVERTISING
BUYER BEHAVIOR
BUSINESS OF PRIVATE TEACHING
MUS 237JAZZ IMPROVISATION I2
MUS 335RECORDING TECHNIQUES2
MUS 390INTERNSHIP IN MUSIC1
MUS 413JAZZ AND POP ARRANGING2
MUS 419MUSIC BUSINESS3
MUS 420MUSIC PRODUCTS SEMINAR3
Total Credits57

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 MUSIC3
MUS 337JAZZ IMPROVISATION II2
MUS 414ARRANGING II1