The concentration in music requires a minimum of 40 hours, which includes the fine arts core requirement.
After completion of MUS 110 (fall semester freshman year), students must complete 13 hours of music theory, including:
MUS 111 Fundamentals of Music
MUS 201 L Musicianship Lab I
MUS 201 Theory I
MUS 221 L Musicianship Lab II
MUS 221 Theory II: Diatonic Harmony
MUS 321 L Musicianship Lab III
MUS 321 Theory III: Chromatic Harmony
Students must complete nine hours of music history, including:
MUS 322 History and Literature of Music I
MUS 323 History and Literature of Music II
and three credits selected from any 400-level music history course.
Students must also complete 12 hours of applied music (four hours of a primary ensemble, four hours of 300-level lessons and four hours of 400-level lessons); and five hours of music electives at the 300- or 400-level excluding private instrument/voice study. All students declaring a concentration in music are required to pass a Music Department juried audition prior to registration for 300-level lessons. Typically taken at the end of the sophomore year, the quality of the performance and an established record of progress in studio lessons and juries at the 100 level will be determining factors for successful advancement to 300-level lessons. Every semester, students majoring in music or intending to major in music must participate in the appropriate ensemble and enroll in private study on their primary instrument/voice.
Senior Recital/Project: During the senior year of study, as an extension of the 400-level of private study, students majoring in music are required to present a full recital on their major instrument/voice or a half recital and a project. The project may be in the areas of music theory, music history, music pedagogy, music composition or conducting. During the second jury of the 300-level of lessons, the music faculty will either approve a full recital or recommend the half recital/project option. If the second option is appropriate, then the student, with the advice of a faculty supervisor, will present a proposal for the project that will be due by the end of the first three weeks of the following semester. The project will be due no later than the end of classes during the semester in which a student will graduate.
Music Certification Requirements: Students seeking certification in Music Education must complete the following courses in addition to the requirements for the concentration in music: MUS 324, 415, 416, 423 or 424, eight additional hours of applied lessons on major performing instrument or voice, four additional credit hours of large ensemble, two semesters of lessons on a secondary instrument or voice, and a piano proficiency exam. Students seeking vocal certification that claim piano as their primary instrument must complete four semesters of voice lessons as their secondary instrument. Students will designate either a specialization in instrumental or vocal certification. Instrumental specialists must complete: MUS 130, 190, 313, 314, 315, and 316. Vocal specialists must complete: MUS 130, two semesters of either 141 or 120, three credits selected from MUS 313, 314, 315, or 316. In addition, students must choose MUS 408 - Art Music: International Perspectives as the elective in music history, fulfilling the music concentration requirement.
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