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2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music Major, B.M.


A grade of C- or better is required for each course in this program to count toward the bachelor’s degree. Students should note that programs differ in the minimum grade required.

Core Requirements: 33 credits


The following courses are required for all music majors:

Notes:


*Students must enroll during each semester of individual instruction, and complete the requirement with a “Satisfactory” grade in order to be eligible to continue to enroll in individual instruction.

**Students whose primary instrument is piano must substitute MUS 261C and 262C, Advanced Keyboard Skills I and II, for MUS 161B and 162B, Class Piano I and II, in the core requirements listed above.

 

Piano, Organ, Guitar, Woodwinds, Brass, Strings, and Percussion Performance Concentrations


Core Requirements (see above) 33
Specific Degree Requirements 23
Secondary Performance Area 2
Ensembles 12
Concentration 9
General Studies 33
Electives 8
Total hours required 120*

*Must include the 3-credit hours multicultural requirement.

Note:


*Students must enroll during each semester of individual instruction, and complete the requirement with a “Satisfactory” grade in order to be eligible to continue to enroll in individual instruction.

Secondary Performance Area: 2 credits


Select two credit hours from one of the following areas:*

Note:


*Students electing the organ concentration must take MUS 161A and MUS 162A (Class Voice I and II) or MUS 171A (Private Voice I). Students enrolling in MUS 1710 must concurrently enroll in MUS 0020, Recital Attendance.

Ensembles: 12 credits


Select 12 credit hours from the following:*

Notes:


*This course may be repeated for credit. Students majoring in music performance must enroll in the major ensemble in their concentration during each semester of full-time residence (enrollment in 12 or more credit hours) and must complete the requirement with a grade of "C" or better in order to be eligible to continue to enroll in individual instruction.  Additionally, students are encouraged to enroll in a variety of ensembles outside of their major area of study. At least two credit hours of ensembles must be chamber ensembles.

*Students must enroll in this course during each semester of individual instruction and must complete the requirement with a "Satisfactory" grade in order to be eligible to continue to enroll in private instruction.

The major ensemble in the piano or organ concentration is choir, band, or orchestra (as assigned by the Director of Choral Activities, Director of Band Activities, or Director of Orchestral Activities), except for two semesters during their junior or senior year, in which they must take MUS 381L, Collaborative Piano.

The major ensemble in the guitar concentration is Guitar Ensemble.

The major ensemble in the woodwinds, brass, or percussion concentration is band (Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, or Concert Band), as assigned by the Director of Band Activities.

The major ensemble in the strings concentration is Orchestra, as assigned by the Director of Orchestral Activities.

Concentration: 9 credits


Select one of the following concentrations:

Piano Concentration


Organ Concentration


Woodwind, Brass, String, or Percussion Concentration


General Studies: 33 credits


Note:


*See the General Studies section of this Catalog for requirements.

Voice Performance Concentration


Core Requirements (see above) 33
Specific Degree Requirements 23
Secondary Performance Area 2
Ensembles 12
Voice Performance Concentration 13
General Studies 35
Elective 2
Total Hours Required 120*

 *Must include the 3-credit hours multicultural requirement.

Secondary Performance Area: 2 credits


Select two credit hours from one of the following areas:

Note:


* Students enrolling in MUS 1710 must concurrently enroll in MUS 0020, Recital Attendance.

Ensembles: 12 credits


Select 12 credit hours from the following:

Note:


*This course may be repeated for credit.  Ensembles must be chosen from those appropriate to the student's concentration.  Students majoring in music performance with a voice concentration must enroll in the choral ensemble (Chorale, Women's Chamber Choir, Men's Choir, or Women's Choir), as assigned by the Director of Choral Activities, during each semester of full-time residence (enrollment in 12 or more credit hours), and they must complete the requirement with a grade of "C" or better in order to be eligible to continue to enroll in individual instruction.  Additionally, students are encouraged to enroll in a variety of ensembles outside of their major area of study.

General Studies: 35 credits


Select one of the following to meet the General Studies Level I Communications requirement:

Note:


*See the General Studies section of this Catalog for requirements.

Composition Concentration


Core Requirements (see above) 33
Specific Degree Requirements 37
Ensembles 12
General Studies 33
Electives 5
Total hours required 120*

* Must include the 3-credit hour multicultural requirement.

Note:


*Students must enroll during each semester of individual instruction, and complete the requirement with a “Satisfactory” grade in order to be eligible to continue to enroll in individual instruction.

Ensembles: 8 credits


Select eight credit hours from the following:

Note:


*This course may be repeated for credit. Ensembles must be chosen from those appropriate to the student’s concentration. Students majoring in music composition must enroll in a major ensemble (choir, band, or orchestra) during each semester of full-time residence (enrollment in 12 or more credit hours) and must complete the requirement with a grade of "C" or better in order to be eligible to continue to enroll in individual instruction. Additionally, students are encouraged to enroll in a variety of ensembles outside of their major area of study.

General Studies: 33 credits


Note:


*See the General Studies section of this Catalog for requirements.