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2015-2016 College of Liberal Arts Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music Major


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Requirements for the Major (46-52 credits)


I. Required Courses (18-24 credits)


  • MUS 102   - Music Fundamentals or pass placement test
  • MUS 103   - Introduction to Western Art Music
  • MUS 227   - Music Theory I
  • MUS 227L   - Music Theory I Lab
  • MUS 228   - Music Theory II
  • MUS 228L  - Music Theory II Lab
  • MUS 252   - Keyboard Studies or pass placement test
  • MUS 400   - Music Capstone Fall Semester
  • MUS 401   - Music Capstone Spring Semester

II. Music and Culture (8 credits)


  • MUS 231   - History of Opera
  • MUS 232   - Music and the Soundscape of Film
  • MUS 232R   - Music and the Soundscape of Film Recitation
  • MUS 233  - Music of the Whole Earth
  • MUS 234   - History of Jazz
  • MUS 236   - Women and Music
  • MUS 238   - African American Music History
  • MUS 240   - Music in the American Century

III. Western Music History (8 credits)


  • MUS 301  - Music of the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque Eras
  • MUS 303   - Music of the Classic and Romantic Ears
  • MUS 311  - Music of the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries
  • MUS 341  - Topics in Music History

IV. Composition/Theory (8 credits)


  • MUS 101   - Music: Imagination and Technique
  • MUS 223   - Introduction to Conducting
  • MUS 246   - Counterpoint
  • MUS 260   - Music Composition (may be repeated for credit)
  • MUS 324   - Techniques of 20th- and 21st-Century Composition
  • MUS 334  - Orchestration
  • MUS 337   - Electronic Music Composition

V. At least four semesters of private lessons at the introductory or advanced level


  • MUS 109   - Introductory Vocal Instruction
  • MUS 111   - Introductory Keyboard Instruction
  • MUS 112  - Introductory Guitar Instruction
  • MUS 113   - Introductory Strings Instruction
  • MUS 114   - Introductory Woodwinds Instruction
  • MUS 115   - Introductory Brass Instruction
  • MUS 116   - Instrumental Percussion Instruction
  • MUS 325   - Advanced Vocal Instruction
  • MUS 326  - Advanced Keyboard Instruction
  • MUS 327   - Advanced Guitar Instruction
  • MUS 328   - Advanced Strings Instruction
  • MUS 329   - Advanced Woodwinds Instruction
  • MUS 330   - Advanced Brass Instruction
  • MUS 331   - Advanced Percussion Instruction

VI. Membership in at least one ensemble for at least four semesters


VII. Meeting/Concert Attendance


Majors are expected to support all department events but are required to attend all Works in Progress recitals, all majors/minors meetings, and designated concerts/department events.

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