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2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music Major, B.M.


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The Bachelor of Music degree prepares students for further graduate studies or for careers as performers, composers, or private studio teachers. Concentrations are available in performance and composition. To be admitted to this program, students must demonstrate the capability of developing a high level of musicianship. For admission to the performance concentration, students must pass the music performance audition upon completion of MUS 1720 - Private Instruction II . For admission to the composition concentration, students must pass a review of their composition portfolio upon completion of MUS 3650 - Basic Techniques of Composition .

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. The Bachelor of Music does not require a minor.

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 24
Secondary Performance Area 2
Ensembles 12
Concentration 9
General Studies 33
Electives 7
Total hours required 120*

*Must include the 3-credit hours multicultural requirement.

Specific Degree Requirements: 24 credits


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:*

Notes:


*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, and the major ensemble for the lesson area.

**Students may fulfill this requirement with Private Jazz Instruction or on the same instrument.

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 in the woodwind, brass, or percussion concentrations must take at least two semesters of Orchestra.

The major ensemble for students 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 Piano Ensemble.

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 or String Sinfonietta, 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 24
Secondary Performance Area 2
Ensembles 12
Voice Performance Concentration 13
General Studies 35
Elective 1
Total Semester Hours Required 120*

 *Must include the 3-credit multicultural requirement.

Specific Degree Requirements: 24 credits


Secondary Performance Area: 2 credits


Select two credit hours from one of the following areas:

Notes:


*Students enrolling in MUS 1710 must concurrently enroll in MUS 0020, Recital Attendance, and the major ensemble for the lesson area.

**Students may fulfill this requirement with Private Jazz Voice.

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.

Voice Performance Concentration: 13 credits


General Studies: 35 credits


Select one of the following to meet the General Studies Oral Communication requirement:

Note:


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

Jazz and American Improvised Music Performance


Core Requirements (see above) 33
Specific Degree Requirements 36
Secondary Performance Area 2
Ensembles 12
General Studies 33
Electives 4
   
Total Semester Hours Required 120*

*Must include the 3-credit 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 credits from one of the following areas:

Notes:


*Students enrolling in MUS 1710 must concurrently enroll in MUS 0020, Recital Attendance, and the major ensemble for the lesson area.

**Students in the Jazz and American Improvised Music Performance concentration may fulfill this requirement through classical study on the same instrument.

Ensembles: 12 credits


Select 12 credits 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 credits) and 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 credits of ensembles must be chamber ensembles.

The major ensemble in the Jazz and American Improvised Music Performance Concentration is the Jazz Ensemble or Jazz Combos as assigned by the Director of Jazz Studies.

General Studies: 33 credits


  • SPE 1010 - Public Speaking Credits: 3
  • Additional General Studies courses for the degree*

     

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

Composition Concentration


Core Requirements (see above) 33
Specific Degree Requirements 38
Ensembles 12
General Studies 33
Electives 4
Total hours required 120*

* Must include the 3-credit hour multicultural requirement.

Select one of the following:


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: 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 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.

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