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College Core Requirements

Music Core Requirements

Course Requirements

All students in the School of Music are required to enroll in the following music courses:

Musicianship  (42 Credits)

Course Title Quarter Hours
Music Theory Sequence:
MUS 110AMUSIC THEORY I2
MUS 120AMUSIC THEORY II2
MUS 130AMUSIC THEORY III2
MUS 212AMUSIC THEORY IV2
MUS 222AMUSIC THEORY V2
MUS 232MUSIC THEORY VI2
Music History Sequence:
MUS 110BMUSIC HISTORY I2
MUS 120BMUSIC HISTORY II2
MUS 130BMUSIC HISTORY III2
MUS 212BMUSIC HISTORY IV1
MUS 222BMUSIC HISTORY V1
Aural Training Sequence:
MUS 111AURAL TRAINING I1
MUS 121AURAL TRAINING II1
MUS 131AURAL TRAINING III1
MUS 211AURAL TRAINING IV 11
MUS 221AURAL TRAINING V 11
MUS 231AURAL TRAINING VI 11
Group Piano Sequence:
MUS 113GROUP PIANO I1
MUS 123GROUP PIANO II1
MUS 133GROUP PIANO III1
MUS 213GROUP PIANO IV 21
MUS 223GROUP PIANO V 21
MUS 233GROUP PIANO VI 21

Additional Courses

Course Title Quarter Hours
MUS 303BASIC CONDUCTING PRACTICUM0
MUS 304BASIC CONDUCTING4
MUS 320INTRODUCTION TO WORLD MUSIC2
MUS 321INTRODUCTION TO JAZZ HISTORY 32
MUS 322ADVANCED MUSICIANSHIP 32

Applied Music

Students may enroll in a maximum of 3 credits of applied study per quarter, with a maximum of 36 credits total. The requirements for applied study vary by degree program:

  • BM in performance, 36 credits
  • BM in jazz studies, 32 credits
  • BM in composition, 12 credits
  • BM in music education, 18 credits
  • BM in performing arts management, 18 credits
  • BA in music, 12 credits
  • BS in sound recording technology, performance  track, 9 credits

The BS in Performing Arts Management degree does not require applied lessons, and the BS in Sound Recording Technology, non-performance track, degree does not require applied lessons.

Except performance majors, students may enroll in additional applied credits, which will count towards music electives.

Modern Language Option

If a music student wishes to study a modern language for a three-course sequence (12 credits), one quarter of language study (4 credits) may be used to replace a course requirement in Arts and Literature, Philosophical Inquiry, or Religious Dimensions. The remaining two quarters of language (8 credits) will be applied towards free electives.​ This option does not apply to students in the BM-Performance, vocal concentration.

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