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Music Major (54-56 credits)

NOTES:

  • All courses required in the music major must be completed with a minimum grade of C-.
  • A student granted a waiver of any Music course(s) must take an equivalent number of credits in other Music course(s) as electives.
  • A maximum of two semesters of ensemble credit will be accepted from a transfer college.
  • All semesters of Applied Music must be taken on the same instrument.
  • Students must have 45 upper-division credits for graduation.


Classical Performance concentration (54 credits)

Required Foundation courses.........................25 credits

MUS141, 142, 143, 144, 145, 146: 6 semesters of a large ensemble at 1 credit each (6)
MUS150 Concert Series Attendance: 6 semesters (0)¹
MUS202 Piano 2 (2)
MUS203 Theory 1 (3)
MUS204 Theory 2 (3)
MUS231 Sight Singing & Ear Training 1 (1)
MUS232 Sight Singing & Ear Training 2 (1)
MUS330 Music Cultures of the World (3)
MUS331 Music to 1750 (3)
MUS333 Music Since 1750 (3)

¹ Six semesters required or, for transfer students, every semester in residence, to a maximum of six.

Required concentration courses.....................24 credits

MUS22x Applied Music: 4 semesters at 2 credits each (8)²
MUS303 Theory 3 - Counterpoint (3)
MUS320 Keyboard Harmony & Improvisation (2)
MUS364 Form and Analysis (3)
MUS42x Applied Music: 4 semesters at 2 credits each (8)²

² It is recommended that students taking Classical Voice as their major instrument take eight semesters of MUS228/428 Applied Voice Studio.

Elective courses................................................4 credits
Choose 4 credits of Music courses other than MUS100, 103, 106, 109 or 201.

Capstone course: MUS483 Senior Recital.........1 credit
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Contemporary Music Studies concentration (54-56 credits)

Required Foundation courses.......................39 credits

MUS141, 142, 143, 144, 145, 146, or 162: 4 semesters of a music ensemble at 1 credit each (4)
MUS150 Concert Series Attendance: 6 semesters (0)¹
MUS202 Piano 2 (2)
MUS203 Theory 1 (3)
MUS204 Theory 2 (3)
MUS231 Sight Singing & Ear Training 1 (1)
MUS232 Sight Singing & Ear Training 2 (1)
MUS2xx Applied Music: 2 semesters at 2 credits each (4)²
MUS302 Piano 3 - Jazz (2) OR MUS320 Keyboard Harmony & Improvisation (2)
MUS303 Theory 3 - Counterpoint (3) OR MUS310 Jazz Theory 1 (3)
MUS330 Music Cultures of the World (3)
MUS331 Music to 1750 (3)
MUS333 Music Since 1750 (3)
MUS364 Form and Analysis (3)
MUS4xx Applied Music: 2 semesters at 2 credits each (4)³

¹ Six semesters required or, for transfer students, every semester in residence, to a maximum of six.
² It is recommended that students taking Classical Voice as their major instrument take four semesters of MUS228/428 Applied Voice Studio.
³ Students in the Theory & Composition emphasis will take two semesters of MUS419 Applied Composition as their 400-level Applied Music course.

Elective requirements............6-12 credits, depending on emphasis

General Contemporary Music emphasis...........................10 credits
Choose 10 credits of Music courses other than MUS100, 103, 106, 109 or 201.

Recording emphasis.......................................................12 credits
MUS312 Jazz Instrumentation & Arranging (3)
MUS350 Computer & Electronic Music (3)
MUS380 Basic Recording (3)
MUS393 Advanced Recording and Electronic Music (3)

Theory & Composition emphasis.....................................12 credits
MUS303 Theory 3 - Counterpoint (3) OR MUS310 Jazz Theory 1 (3)
MUS312 Jazz Instrumentation & Arranging (3)
MUS350 Computer & Electronic Music (3)
MUS3xx Elective chosen by advisement (3)

Pre-Music Therapy emphasis.........................................6 credits
MUS240 Introduction to Music Therapy (3)
MUS345 Psychology of Music (3)

It is recommended that Pre-Music Therapy students also take the following electives, depending on proficiency and previous experience:
MUS240 Class Voice (2)
MUS217 Guitar 1 (2)
MUS218 Guitar 2 (2)
MUS346 Conducting (3)

Capstone requirements..........5-9 credits, depending on emphasis

General Contemporary Music, Recording, and Theory & Composition emphases....................................................................5 credits
MUS432 Writing About Music (3)
MUS490 Senior Project Seminar (2)

Pre-Music Therapy emphasis.........................................9 credits
MUS340 Music Therapy Methods & Materials (3)
MUS480 Music Therapy Practicum (3)
MUS481 Music Therapy Practicum 2 (3)
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Jazz Performance concentration (55 credits)

Required Foundation courses.....................22 credits

MUS141, 142, 143 or 144: One semester of a large ensemble (1)
MUS150 Concert Series Attendance: 6 semesters (0)¹
MUS162 Chamber Jazz Ensembles: 5 semesters at 1 credit each (5)
MUS202 Piano 2 (2)
MUS203 Theory 1 (3)
MUS231 Sight Singing & Ear Training 1 (1)
MUS232 Sight Singing & Ear Training 2 (1)
MUS330 Music Cultures of the World (3)
MUS331 Music to 1750 (3)
MUS333 Music Since 1750 (3)

¹ Six semesters required or, for transfer students, every semester in residence, to a maximum of six.

Required concentration courses..................32 credits

MUS27x Applied Jazz: 4 semesters at 2 credits each (8)
MUS302 Piano 3 - Jazz (2)
MUS310 Jazz Theory 1 (3)
MUS311 Jazz Theory 2 (3)
MUS312 Jazz Instrumentation & Arranging (3)
MUS393 Jazz Milestones (3)
MUS410 Jazz Improvisation Workshop (2)
MUS47x Applied Jazz: 4 semesters at 2 credits each (8)

It is recommended that Jazz Performance majors also take MUS160 History of Jazz and MUS204 Theory 2.

Capstone course: MUS483 Senior Recital........1 credit