- 40-46 semester hours of CORE requirements
- 21 semester hours of Lower-Division Courses
- 29 semester hours of Upper-Division Courses
- Special requirements in keyboard proficiency, recital, ensemble participation, upper-division standing, recital audition, recital attendance and convocation and studio workshop.
CORE requirements (40-46 semester hours)
Visit the undergraduate academic catalog for a complete breakdown of CORE (general) requirements for bachelor's degrees.
Lower-Division courses (21 semester hours)
MUS 100 Recital Attendance (6 semesters at 0 credits) MUS 105 Music Theory I MUS 105L Music Theory I: Aural Skills Lab MUS 106 Music Theory II MUS 106L Music Theory II: Aural Skills Lab MUS 110 Applied Lessons: Piano MUS 112 Applied Lessons: Major instrument MUS 220 Basic Conducting Large Ensemble: Four semester hours
Upper-Division courses (29 semester hours)
MUS 305 Music Theory III MUS 305L Music Theory III: Aural Skills Lab MUS 306 Music Theory IV MUS 306L Music Theory IV: Aural Skills Lab MUS 307 Musical Form and Analysis MUS 312 Applied Lessons: Major Instrument MUS 327 Junior Recital (zero semester hours) MUS 330 Music History I MUS 331 Music History II MUS 427 Senior Recital (one semester hour) Large Ensemble Four semester hours Elective course: Three semester hours of approved upper-division elective
*Vocal students must enroll in MUS 285 or MUS 385
**Students must have passed the upper-division jury exam before enrolling in 300-level applied lessons
Keyboard Proficiency Course in basic piano and pass a functional keyboard proficiency examination. Students with prior piano training can waive basic piano coursework by challenging and passing the piano proficiency examination. Details regarding this examination are available in the Music Program office. Recital Complete junior (MUS 327) and senior (MUS 427) recitals. The junior recital is a half recital consisting of approximately 30 minutes of music. The senior recital is a full recital consisting of approximately one hour of music. Ensemble Participation Minimum of eight semester hours in large ensemble participation during eight different semesters to be eligible for graduation and must be enrolled in a large ensemble during each semester of full-time study.
Instrumental majors are required to participate in MUS 286/386 or MUS 387. Vocal majors are required to participate in MUS 285/385. Various ensemble requirements are contained in specific curricula and may vary depending on scholarship award requirements. Ensembles are open, some through audition, to all students regardless of major.
Upper-Division Standing Before enrolling in 300-level applied lessons, a student must pass the requirements of the major area upper-division jury. This jury examination requires the demonstration of, but is not limited to, the fundamentals of the student’s major area of performance. The student must show potential to continue improving in a manner that will lead to the successful completion of the performance requirements in the degree and major emphasis. Recital Audition Students who have registered to perform either the junior recital (MUS 327) or the senior recital (MUS 427) must perform and pass a recital audition at least two weeks prior to the recital date. A panel of at least three music faculty members will serve as the jury to hear the audition. Recital Attendance MUS 100 Recital Attendance, required of music majors for six semesters and of music minors for two semesters, provides the student musician an opportunity to gain insight into performance practices and concert etiquette in addition to hearing a variety of styles and genres. Convocation and Studio Workshop As a component of the course, Applied Lessons, students registered for the course are required to attend weekly Thursday noon workshops and convocation. Convocation provides a formal forum for student performance. Studio Workshop builds student technical skills and solidifies repertoire through performance within a nurturing workshop setting.
- 23 semester hours of Core Requirements
- Four semester hours of which are special requirements
Core requirements (23 semester hours)
MUS 100 Recital Attendance (two semesters at zero credits) MUS 105 Music Theory I MUS 105L Music Theory I: Aural Skills Lab MUS 106 Music Theory II MUS 106L Music Theory II: Aural Skills Lab MUS 108 Music in Western Culture MUS 110 Applied Lessons - Piano MUS 110 Applied Lessons - Instrument or Voice MUS 327 Junior Recital (zero credits) Large Ensemble* Four semester hours MUS elecitve Two semester hours
*Details in minor degree special requirements section
Ensemble Participation A music minor must earn a minimum of four credits in large ensemble participation during four different semesters. For curricular purposes, a large ensemble is defined to mean MUS 285/385 Chorale, MUS 286/386 Band, or MUS 387 Orchestra.