Music Requirements

Bachelor of Arts in Music

Offers students a liberal arts major in music, which encourages musical exploration, collaborative projects, and hands-on learning. It prepares students for graduate work in music as well as affiliated careers in music.

Requirements:

  • 11 courses in theory, aural skills and history (23 credits)
    • MUSI 140, 142, 240, 242 Music Theory I-IV
    • MUSI 141, 143, 241, 243 Aural Skills I-IV
    • MUSI 264, 265, 364, Music History I-I
  • One course in conducting (3 credits)
    • MUSI 322 Conducting: Choral (for vocalists)
    • MUSI 320 Conducting: Instrumental (for instrumentalists)
  • MUSI 324 Foreign Language Diction for Singing (3 cr.) or MUSI 440 Orchestration and Arranging (3 cr.)
  • One internship in a music-related field (120 hours: 3 credits)
    • MUSI 395/495 Junior/Senior Internship
  • One capstone experience (3 credits) MUSI 490 Senior Thesis
  • Two elective courses (6 credits)
    • A minimum of 6 credits from MUSI and/or MUED offerings
  • Private lessons and ensembles (16 credits)
  • 8 semesters of the following
    • MUPF 302-308 Private Lessons on primary performance medium (8 credits)
    • MUPF 313, 330 or 332: Major performance ensemble (8 credits)
  • Private lessons in keyboard for non-keyboard majors (4 credits)
    • MUPF 202 and/or 302 (minimum of four semesters)

Bachelor of Science in Music Education

An intensive pre-professional program. Curricular emphasis is placed on critical thinking and creativity, and students gain competency in vocal, instrumental, and general music, K-12. Student teaching practica take place in the junior and senior years.

Requirements:

  • 11 courses in theory, aural skills and history (23 credits
    • MUSI 140, 142, 240, 242 Music Theory I-IV
    • MUSI 141, 143, 241, 243 Aural Skills I-IV
    • MUSI 264, 265, 364, Music History I-III
  • Two courses in conducting (6 credits)
    • MUSI 322 Conducting: Choral
    • MUSI 320 Conducting: Instrumental
  • One course in world music (3 credits)
    • MUSI 280 Music of the World’s Cultures
  • 12 courses in music education (17 credits)
    • MUED 100 Introduction to Music Education (2 credits)
    • MUED 301 Contemporary Trends in Music Education: Elementary Level (3 credits)
    • MUED 302 Contemporary Trends in Music Education: Secondary Level (3 credits)
    • MUED 221, 222, 223, 224 Keyboard Techniques I-IV (8 credits)
  • Five courses in instrumental and vocal methods (10 credits; 2 credits each)
    • MUED 225 Brass Methods
    • MUED 226 Woodwind Methods
    • MUED 227 Percussion Methods
    • MUED 228 String Methods
    • MUED 229 Vocal Methods
  • One capstone experience (3 credits)
    • MUSI 490 Senior Thesis
  • Private lessons and ensembles (14 credits)
    • 7 semesters of the following:
    • MUPF 302-308 Private Lessons on primary performance medium (7 credits)
    • MUPF 313, 330 or 332: Major ensemble (7 credits)

Music Minor

Through both performance and classroom studies, the music minor provides the student with a broad exposure to the field.

Requirements:

A minimum of 23 credits

  • 2 courses in Music Theory (6 credits)
  • 2 courses in Aural Skills: (4 credits)
  • 2 courses in Musicology or Ethnomusicology (6 credits)
  • 3 semesters of hour-long private lessons (3 credits)
  • 4 semesters of major ensemble (Wind Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra, and/or College Choir)

A formal audition is not required to declare a minor in music.  However, a student must be at the skill level necessary perform in one of the three major performance ensembles and to undergo college-level private lesson study.  A student may not double up on lessons and/or ensembles in a semester(s) to fulfill the performance requirement.

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