Requirements

Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Music Degree (12 credits)

University General Education Requirements

For this degree, at least 19 credits other than music must be earned for graduation.

Core Courses (6.5 credits)

  • MUSC 161 Musicianship I (1)
  • MUSC 162 Musicianship II (1)
  • MUSC 242W Music History I (1)
  • MUSE 160X Rhythm Workshop (.25)
  • MUSE 0--X (CA*) Ensemble (1.75) *except for MUSE 099X
  • MUSL 370 Applied Lessons (.25)
  • MUSC 4XX Senior Project (.5)
  • MUS-RECIT Music Convocation (0 cr)

Structured Electives (5.5)

  • ANTH 243 (CA) Listening to the World: Introduction to Ethnomusicology (1)
  • MUSC 207 (CA) Improvisation I: Free (1)
  • MUSC 208 Improvisation II: Jazz Harmony (.5)
  • MUSC 210 (CA) Music of America (1)
  • MUSC 212 (CA, IT) Jazz: America and Beyond (1)
  • MUSC 218 (CA) Beethoven: His Legacy (1)
  • MUSC 236 (CA) Elementary Music Composition I (.5)
  • MUSC 237 (CA) Elementary Music Composition II (.5)
  • MUSC 251 Introduction to Piano Pedagogy (.5)
  • MUSC 255 Basic Conducting (.5)
  • MUSC 261 Musicianship III (1)
  • MUSC 262 Musicianship IV (1)
  • MUSC 266 Diction for Singers I (.5)
  • MUSC 267 Diction for Singers II (.5)
  • MUSC 308 Improvisation III: Advanced (.5)
  • MUSC 331W Advanced Topics in Music Theory and Analysis (1)
  • MUSC 336 Intermediate Composition I (.5)
  • MUSC 337 Intermediate Composition II (.5)
  • MUSC 339 Desktop Music Production (.5)
  • MUSC 340 Orchestration (.5)
  • MUSC 343 Music History II (1)
  • MUSC 350 String Pedagogy (.5)
  • MUSC 351 Vocal Pedagogy (.5)
  • MUSC 390 Independent Study (.5 or 1)
  • MUSC 425 Recording Studio Music Production (1)
  • MUSC 435 Advanced Conducting (.5)
  • MUSC 445 Topics in Music History (1)
  • MUSC 490 Independent Study (.5 or 1)
  • MUSC 491W Music Education Seminar (1)
  • MUSC 492 Conduction Internship (.25)
  • MUSC 497 Composition Senior Project (.5 or 1)
  • MUSL 470 Applied Lessons (all inst. plus composition) (.25, .5)

Requirements for All Bachelor of Music Degrees

University General Education Requirements

7-9 credits

Core Music Courses (minimum of 10.25 credits)

  • MUSC 161 Musicianship I (1)
  • MUSC 162 Musicianship II (1)
  • MUSC 261 Musicianship III (1)
  • MUSC 262 Musicianship IV (1)
  • MUSC 242W (TH) Music History I and MUSC 343 Music History II and one Topics in Music History course (1 each)
  • MUSE 160X Rhythm Workshop (.25)
  • Private Lessons (1.5)
  • Music Ensembles (CA: 1 full credit required for MOI) (1.5)

Bachelor of Music in Performance - Voice

Minimum of 14.25 credits

Additional requirements

  • Additional Private Lessons (4.5)
  • Additional Music Ensembles (CA) (.5)
  • MUSE 102X Coordinate Movement for Musicians (.25)
  • MUSC 266, 267 Diction for Singers I, II (.5 each)
  • MUSC 331W Advanced Topics in Music Theory and Analysis (1)
  • MUSC 351 Vocal Pedagogy (.5)
  • MUSC 496 Senior Recital (.5)

One year in French and German

One course per semester

One credit from the following (1)

  • MUSC 208 Improvisation II: Jazz Harmony (.5)
  • MUSC 236 (CA) Elementary Music Composition (.5)
  • MUSC 255 Basic Conducting (.5)
  • ANTH 243 (CA) Listening to the World: Introduction to Ethnomusicology (1)

Bachelor of Music in Performance - Piano

Minimum of 9.5 credits

Additional requirements

  • Additional Private Lessons (4.5)
  • Additional Music Ensemble (CA) (.25)
  • MUSE 102X Coordinate Movement for Musicians (.25)
  • MUSC 251 Introduction to Piano Pedagogy (.5)
  • MUSC 331W Advanced Topics in Music Theory and Analysis (1)
  • MUSC 496 Senior Recital (.5)

1.5 credits from the following (1.5)

  • MUSC 208 Improvisation II: Jazz Harmony (.5)
  • MUSC 236 (CA) Elementary Music Composition I (.5)
  • MUSC 255 Basic Conducting (.5)
  • ANTH 243 (CA) Listening to the World: Introduction to Ethnomusicology (1)

One course from Advanced Topics in Music History


Bachelor of Music in Performance - String

Minimum of 9.75 credits

Additional requirements

  • Additional Private Lessons (4.5)
  • Additional Music Ensemble (CA) (.5)
  • MUSE 102X Coordinate Movement for Musicians (.25)
  • MUSC 331W Advanced Topics in Music Theory and Analysis (1)
  • MUSC 350 String Pedagogy and Literature (.5)
  • MUSC 496 Senior Recital (.5)

1.5 credits from the following (1.5)

  • MUSC 208 Improvisation II: Jazz Harmony (.5)
  • MUSC 236 (CA) Elementary Music Composition I (.5)
  • MUSC 255 Basic Conducting (.5)
  • ANTH 243 (CA) Listening to the World: Introduction to Ethnomusicology (1)

One course from Advanced Topics in Music History (1)


Bachelor of Music in Performance - Other Than Voice, Piano or String

Minimum of 9.75 credits

Additional requirements

  • Additional Private Lessons (4.5)
  • Additional Music Ensemble (CA) (.5)
  • MUSE 102X Coordinate Movement for Musicians (.25)
  • MUSC 331W Advanced Topics in Music Theory and Analysis (1)
  • MUSC 490 Independent Study: Pedagogy and Literature (.5)
  • MUSC 496 Senior Recital (.5)

1.5 credits from the following (1.5)

  • MUSC 208 Improvisation II: Jazz Harmony (.5)
  • MUSC 236 (CA) Elementary Music Composition I (.5)
  • MUSC 255 Basic Conducting (.5)
  • ANTH 243 (CA) Listening to the World: Introduction to Ethnomusicology (1)

One course from Advanced Topics in Music History (1)


Bachelor of Music in Composition

Minimum of 9-9.5 credits

Additional requirements

  • Additional Private Lessons (2)
  • MUSC 236 (CA) Elementary Music Composition I (.5)
  • MUSC 237 (CA) Elementary Music Composition II (.5)
  • MUSC 336 Intermediate Music Composition I (.5)
  • MUSC 337 Intermediate Music Composition II (.5)
  • MUSC 497 Senior Composition Project (Fall .5, Spring .5) (1)

One course from the following (.5-1)

  • MUSC 208 Improvisation II: Jazz Harmony (.5)
  • ANTH 243 (CA) Listening to the World: Introduction to Musicology (1)

Additional courses

One course from Advanced Topics in Music History (1)


Requirements for the Bachelor of Music in Contemporary Improvisation (11 credits)

Students will complete thirteen courses, including:

  • MUSC 207 Improvisation I: Free (1)
  • MUSC 208 Improvisation II: Jazz Harmony (.5)
  • MUSC 212 Jazz: America and Beyond (1)
  • MUSC 236 Elementary Composition (.5)
  • MUSC 308 Improvisation III: Advanced (.5)
  • MUSC 331W Advanced Topics in Music Theory and Analysis (1)
  • MUSC 339 Desktop Music Production (.5)
  • MUSC 340 Orchestration/Arranging (.5)
  • MUSC 425 Recording Studio Music Production (1)
  • MUSC 496 Senior Recital/Project (.5)
  • Additional Private Lessons on Instrument/Voice (2.5)
  • Additional Ensemble Credit (.5)

One credit from the following (1):

  • ANTH 243 (CA) Listening to the World: Introduction to Ethnomusicology (1)
  • IDS 252 3D Animation (1)
  • PHIL 242 What is Art (1)
  • RHET 125 Creating Visual Rhetoric (1)

Requirements for the Music Minor (5 Credits)

The Minor Program in Music consists of 5 credits in Music chosen from the following courses in consultation with the Music Department.

Core requirements

One credit from the following (1)

1.5 credits from the following

  • Private Lessons (.25 each)
  • Music Ensembles (CA) (.25 each)