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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog


DEGREE: Bachelor of Music

MAJOR: Music

The Bachelor of Music (BM) curriculum is designed to prepare students for performance careers and private studio teaching. In addition, the BM degree may be obtained in any of several fields that can lead to positions as professional entertainers or teachers at the college and university levels, or lead to music related work in the business world.

OPTION: Instrumental Performance

Requirements – Basic Music and Performance - 91 credits

Music Theory and Ear Training - 19 credits

MUS 103Ear Training I

1 cr.

MUS 105Music Theory I

3 cr.

MUS 203Ear Training III

1 cr.

MUS 205Music Theory III

3 cr.

MUS 104Ear Training II

1 cr.

MUS 106Music Theory II

3 cr.

MUS 204Ear Training IV

1 cr.

MUS 206Music Theory IV

3 cr.

MUS 413Form and Analysis

3 cr.

History and Literature - 15 credits

MUS 202An Introduction to World Music, Jazz and Music Research

3 cr.

MUS 207Music History and Literature: Antiquity thorugh Baroque

3 cr.

MUS 302Music History and Literature: Classic through Romantic

3 cr.

MUS 303Music History and Literature: 20th Century Through the Present

3 cr.

One 400-level music history courses

3 cr.

Techniques - 14 credits

MUS 273Introduction to Music Technology

1 cr.

MUS 325Beginning Conducting

1 cr.

 

MUS 326Instrumental Conducting, Techniques and Literature

3 cr.

or

MUS 327Choral Conducting

3 cr.

 

MUS 386Applied Music Pedagogy and Literature I

2 cr.

MUS 415Orchestration

3 cr.

MUS 441Supervised Studio Teaching

2 cr.

MUS 486Applied Music Pedagogy and Literature II

2 cr.

Performance - 43 credits

MUS 121Concert and Recital Laboratory

.5 cr. (.5+1P)

(Must be taken for eight semesters for a total of 4 credits)

MUS 230Applied Music I

1-4 cr.

and

MUS 330Applied Music II

1-4 cr.

and

MUS 430Applied Music III

1-4 cr.

 

MUS 340Junior Recital

1 cr.

MUS 440Senior Recital

1-2 cr.

Applied or Functional Piano

4 cr.

Instrumental Ensemble

12 cr.

Note: Students must take MUS 230, MUS 330, MUS 430, Applied Music (Instrumental) for a total of 20 credits.

Piano Proficiency

Students must pass Piano Proficiency before presenting a Senior Recital.

Students must enroll for Functional Piano until the Proficiency is passed.

Students must complete PHYS 120G, Intro to Acoustics.


Students must pass Piano Proficiency before presenting a Senior Recital.

Students must complete PHYS 120G

OPTION: Piano Performance

Requirements – Basic Music and Performance - 91 credits

Music Theory and Ear Training - 19 credits

MUS 103Ear Training I

1 cr.

MUS 105Music Theory I

3 cr.

MUS 203Ear Training III

1 cr.

MUS 205Music Theory III

3 cr.

MUS 104Ear Training II

1 cr.

MUS 106Music Theory II

3 cr.

MUS 204Ear Training IV

1 cr.

MUS 206Music Theory IV

3 cr.

MUS 413Form and Analysis

3 cr.

History and Literature - 15 credits

MUS 202An Introduction to World Music, Jazz and Music Research

3 cr.

MUS 207Music History and Literature: Antiquity thorugh Baroque

3 cr.

MUS 302Music History and Literature: Classic through Romantic

3 cr.

MUS 303Music History and Literature: 20th Century Through the Present

3 cr.

One 400-level music history courses

3 cr.

Techniques - 10 credits

MUS 273Introduction to Music Technology

1 cr.

MUS 325Beginning Conducting

1 cr.

MUS 386Applied Music Pedagogy and Literature I

2 cr.

MUS 486Applied Music Pedagogy and Literature II

2 cr.

MUS 441Supervised Studio Teaching

2 cr.

Performance - 47 credits

MUS 121Concert and Recital Laboratory

.5 cr. (.5+1P)

(Must be taken for eight semesters for a total of 4 credits)

MUS 164Chamber Ensembles

1 cr.

(Must take two semesters for a total of 2 credits)

 

MUS 230Applied Music I

1-4 cr.

and

MUS 330Applied Music II

1-4 cr.

and

MUS 430Applied Music III

1-4 cr.

 

MUS 340Junior Recital

1 cr.

MUS 350Chamber Music

1 cr.

(Must take two semesters for a total of 2 credits)

MUS 417Studio Accompanying

2 cr.

(Must take two semesters for a total of 4 credits)

MUS 440Senior Recital

1-2 cr.

Ensemble

4 cr.

Secondary Applied

4 cr.

Upper Level Music Electives

4 cr.

Note: Students must take MUS 230, MUS 330, MUS 430, Applied Music (Piano) for a total of 20 credits.

Secondary Proficiency

Students must pass Secondary Proficiency before presenting a Senior Recital

Students must complete PHYS 120G, Intro to Acoustics.

OPTION: Vocal Performance

Requirements – Basic Music and Performance - 88 credits

Music Theory and Ear Training - 19 credits

MUS 103Ear Training I

1 cr.

MUS 105Music Theory I

3 cr.

MUS 203Ear Training III

1 cr.

MUS 205Music Theory III

3 cr.

MUS 104Ear Training II

1 cr.

MUS 106Music Theory II

3 cr.

MUS 204Ear Training IV

1 cr.

MUS 206Music Theory IV

3 cr.

MUS 413Form and Analysis

3 cr.

History and Literature - 15 credits

MUS 202An Introduction to World Music, Jazz and Music Research

3 cr.

MUS 207Music History and Literature: Antiquity thorugh Baroque

3 cr.

MUS 302Music History and Literature: Classic through Romantic

3 cr.

MUS 303Music History and Literature: 20th Century Through the Present

3 cr.

MUS 429Opera and Music Drama

3 cr.

Techniques - 12 credits

MUS 262Diction I

2 cr.

MUS 263Diction II

2 cr.

MUS 273Introduction to Music Technology

1 cr.

MUS 325Beginning Conducting

1 cr.

 

MUS 386Applied Music Pedagogy and Literature I

2 cr.

or

MUS 486Applied Music Pedagogy and Literature II

2 cr.

 

MUS 441Supervised Studio Teaching

2 cr.

Performance - 42 credits

MUS 121Concert and Recital Laboratory

.5 cr. (.5+1P)

(Must be taken for eight semesters for a total of 4 credits)

MUS 230Applied Music I

1-4 cr.

and

MUS 330Applied Music II

1-4 cr.

and

MUS 430Applied Music III

1-4 cr.

 

MUS 340Junior Recital

1 cr.

MUS 440Senior Recital

1-2 cr.

Choral Ensembles

6 cr.

Opera Ensembles

6 cr.

Applied or Functional Piano

4 cr.

Note: Students must take MUS 230, MUS 330, MUS 430, Applied Music (Vocal) for a total 19 credits.

Piano Proficiency

Students must pass Piano Proficiency before presenting a Senior Recital.

Students must enroll for Functional Piano until the Proficiency is passed.

Student must complete PHYS 120G, Intro to Acoustics.

Support Courses - 8 credits

FREN 111Elementary French I

4 cr.

GER 111Elementary German I

4 cr.