General Major Requirements

Below are the general requirements for the major. For minors, only 2 semesters of MUSC 101 and 2 semester hours of Applied Ensembles are required.

 

  S.H.Minor
req.
MUSC 101 Studio Class (4 semesters) * / ** 0 yes
MUSC 121 Music Theory & Form I* 3 yes
MUSC 122 Music Theory & Form II** 3 yes
MUSC 133 Aural Skills I* 1 yes
MUSC 134 Aural Skills II* 1 yes
MUSC 180 Applied Emphasis Individual Instruction * 1 yes
MUSC 181 Applied Emphasis Individual Instruction ** 1 yes
MUSC 221 Music Theory & Form III 3  
MUSC 222 Music Theory & Form IV 3  
MUSC 235 Instrumentation 2  
MUSC 280 Applied Emphasis Individual Instruction 1  
MUSC 281 Applied Emphasis Individual Instruction 1  
MUSC 303 Intro to World Music Cultures 3  
MUSC 316 Music History: Antiquity-1600 3 yes
MUSC 317 Music History: 1600-1820 3 yes
MUSC 318 Music History: 1820-Present 3 yes
MUSC 332 Choral Conducting 2  
MUSC 333 Instrumental Conducting (2)  
Applied Ensembles
Choose four (4) from:
  yes
MUSC 454 World Music Ensembles I (1)  
MUSC 455 World Music Ensembles II (1)  
MUSC 490 Chamber Orchestra (1)  
MUSC 491 Consort Singers (1)  
MUSC 492 Chamber Music Ensembles
(inc Guitar & Percussion)
(1)  
MUSC 493 Women's Chorus (1)  
MUSC 495 Concert Choir (1)  
  Total Semester Hours 38  

* / ** must be taken concurrently.

Foreign Language Requirement (for both majors and minors)

Two semesters of foreign language(s) through selection of one of the following options:

  • ITAL 101, 102
  • GRMN 101, 102
  • FREN 101, 102
  • ITAL 101, GRMN 101
  • ITAL 101, FREN 101
  • GRMN 101, FREN 101

Performance Emphasis: Instrumental or Voice

Students in the major and minor select a performing emphasis in one of the following areas (applicants must audition in one of these areas):

  • Guitar
  • Percussion
  • Piano
  • Strings (violin, viola, cello, double bass)
  • Voice

 

Additional Concentration Requirements for Majors

By junior year, majors choose a concentration which may be a continuation of instrumental or vocal performance studies, or one of the following areas of musical interest.

 

Instrumental Studies S.H.
MUSC 310 Instrumental Pedagogy 3
MUSC 450 Senior Project: Recital 1
MUSC ___ Music Electives
(Lessons, Ensembles, etc.)
6
  Total Semester Hours 10
Vocal Studies S.H.
MUSC 340 Vocal Pedagogy 3
MUSC 450 Senior Project: Recital 1
MUSC ___ Music Electives
(Lessons, Ensembles, etc.)
6
  Total Semester Hours 10
Theory / Composition S.H.
MUSC 496 Theory Placement Practicum 1
MUSC ___ Music Electives
(Lessons, Ensembles, etc.)
6
Choose one:    
MUSC 319 Analytic Techniques (3)
MUSC 322 Modal Counterpoint (3)
MUSC 323 Tonal Counterpoint (3)
  Total Semester Hours 10
Music History / Literature S.H.
MUSC 497 Musicology Placement Practicum 1
MUSC ___ Music Electives
(Lessons, Ensembles, etc.)
6
Choose one:    
MUSC 412 Pre-Renaissance & Renaissance Music (3)
MUSC 413 Music of the Baroque (3)
MUSC 414 Music of the Classical Era (3)
MUSC 415 Music of the Romantic Era (3)
MUSC 416 Music of the 20th Century (3)
  Total Semester Hours 10
Instrumental Conducting S.H.
MUSC 330 Score Reading I 2
MUSC 331 Score Reading II 2
MUSC 332 Choral Conducting 2
MUSC 433 Advanced Instrumental Conducting 2
MUSC ___ Music Electives
(Lessons, Ensembles, etc.)
2
  Total Semester Hours 10
Choral Conducting S.H.
MUSC 328 Choral Methods I 2
MUSC 333 Instrumental Conducting 2
MUSC 432 Advanced Choral Conducting 2
MUSC 445 Choral Techniques Practicum 1
MUSC ___ Music Electives
(Lessons, Ensembles, etc.)
3
  Total Semester Hours 10
World Music / Ethnomusicology S.H.
MUSC 304 Topics in World Music Cultures 3
MUSC 407 Research & Methods in Ethnomusicology 1
MUSC ___ Music Electives
(Lessons, Ensembles, etc.)
5
Choose one:    
MUSC 454 World Music Ensembles I (1)
MUSC 455 World Music Ensembles II (1)
  Total Semester Hours 10

* Vocal and Instrumental Studies students perform a Senior Recital as part of their concentration. Senior capstone projects vary in the other concentrations.