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Music - BM (total hours varies by concentration)

Overview

The music program promotes an understanding and appreciation of musical expression as part of a liberal arts education. Students increase their knowledge of theory and history across diverse musical cultures. Music majors develop their abilities through ear-training, sight-singing, harmony, orchestration, composition, and conducting. Music majors and other community members have a wide range of performance opportunities through college choirs, instrumental ensembles, and individual recitals. These performers develop a wide musical repertoire that reinforces spiritual values, promotes the university’s mission, and provides an important outreach to local and regional audiences.

Upper Level Applied Lessons Proficiency Jury Exam:

Degree-seeking music majors (Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Arts in Music, Bachelor of Music Education) must pass an upper level proficiency exam at the conclusion of their fourth semester of applied lessons, in order to continue into upper level applied lessons on their major instrument.

Music majors who do not pass the fourth semester applied lesson jury will be allowed to re-attempt in the fifth semester of study.  They will be allowed to enroll in upper division lessons in the fifth semester under the knowledge that if the jury is not passed on the second attempt, they will no longer be able to major in music, although a minor in music would still be an option for such a student.

Degree Requirements

Major Courses

Required for all music majors
MUS 10000CONCERT ATTENDANCE AND CONVOCATION (No Credit)

MUS 26000MUSIC THEORY 1 (3)

MUS 26001MUSIC THEORY II (3)

MUS 26002AURAL SKILLS I (2)

MUS 26003AURAL SKILLS II (2)

MUS 36324MUSIC THEORY & AURAL SKILLS III (3)

MUS 36325MUSIC THEORY & AURAL SKILLS IV (3)

MUS 43423MUSIC HISTORY I (3)

MUS 46324MUSIC THEORY AND AURAL SKILLS IV (3)

MUS 49023RESEARCH AND PERFORMANCE (3)

MUS 16XXX Applied Piano (2 credits - continuous study until proficiency passed)

MUS 16XXX Applied Lessons in Primary Performance Area - lower division (8 credit hours)

MUS 36XXX Applied Lessons in Primary Performance Area - upper division (6 credit hours for music ed. majors; 8 credit hours for performance majors)

MUS 1XXXX Conducted Ensemble Participation - lower division (4 credit hours)

MUS 3XXXX Conducted Ensemble Participation - upper division (3 credit hours for music ed. majors; 4 credit hours for performance majors)

Instrumental Performance

Requirements List

MUS 20030THE MUSIC BUSINESS (3)

MUS 32000CONDUCTING I (3)

MUS 32123CONDUCTING II (3-4)

MUS 39023JUNIOR RECITAL (2)

MUS 42100SCORING AND ARRANGING (2)

Three credits of MUS 16XXX Applied Lessons in Secondary Instrument

Two credits in Methods class in major area

Four credits in MUS 1XXXX Lower Division Chamber Ensemble

Four credits in MUS 3XXXX Lower Division Chamber Ensemble

Jazz Studies

Requirements List

MUS 16121APPLIED PIANO (1)

MUS 20030THE MUSIC BUSINESS (3)

MUS 20040JAZZ PEDAGOGY (2)

MUS 28030JAZZ IMPROVISATION I (2)

MUS 37731ADVANCED JAZZ COMBO (1)

MUS 38010JAZZ THEORY (3)

MUS 38030JAZZ IMPROVISATION II (2)

MUS 38040JAZZ HISTORY (3)

MUS 39023JUNIOR RECITAL (2)

MUS 40010JAZZ COMPOSITION (2)

MUS 40020JAZZ ARRANGING I (2)

MUS 40030JAZZ ARRANGING II (2)

Vocal Performance

Requirements List

MUS 20030THE MUSIC BUSINESS (3)

MUS 32000CONDUCTING I (3)

MUS 32223CONDUCTING II - CHORAL (3-4)

MUS 33010GERMAN AND ENGLISH DICTION (2)

MUS 33020ITALIAN AND FRENCH DICTION (2)

MUS 34010VOCAL PEDAGOGY (2)

MUS 39023JUNIOR RECITAL (2)

MUS 42100SCORING AND ARRANGING (2)

Four credits of 1XXXX Lower Division Ensemble

Four credits of 3XXXX Upper Division Ensemble

Career Opportunities

Graduates may go on to be professional musicians; composers; arrangers; producers; music teachers; or creative associates in film, theatre, or television.