PEAK Majors

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Core Requirements

(for all music majore degree programs)

34 credits

Course Course Title Credits
Music Core

MUS-001

Concert/Recital Attendance (each semester)

0

MUS-101

Aural Skills I

2

MUS-102

Aural Skills II

2

MUS-103

Music Theory I

3

MUS-104

Music Theory II

3

MUS-202

Music Theory III

3

MUS-203

Music Theory IV

3

MUS-311

Music History I

3

MUS-312

Music History II

3

MUS-400

Musicology Seminar

3

Complete 8 credits from the following:

ENSEMBLE*

 (Chorale, Sinfonia, Concert Band, Instrumental Jazz)

8

Complete 1 credit from the following:

MUS-490

Senior Recital

1

MUS-494

Independent Study

1

MUS-497

Internship

1

Notes

* Students with music scholarships may be required to take additional semesters of applied lessons and ensembles to maintain their scholarships which may not count toward the major.

 

Composition / Music Theory Major

48 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Course Course Title Credits

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

Music Core

34

Additional Requirements:

MUS-301

Counterpoint

2

MUS-410

Composition Seminar & Orchestration for Voice

1

MUS-411

Composition Seminar & Orchestration for Strings

1

MUS-412

Composition Seminar & Orchestration for Woodwinds

1

MUS-413

Composition Seminar & Orchestration for Brass and Percussion

1

MUS-420

Digital Audio Recording, Editing, and Production

2

MUS-494

Independent Study with a focus on musical composition for a large ensemble

0**

MUSAP-130

Applied Music (2 semesters)

1*

MUSAP-230

Applied Music (2 semesters)

1

MUSAP-403

Applied Composition (0.5 credits) 4 semesters for a total of 2 credits

2

Notes

* Students with music scholarships may be required to take additional semesters of applied lessons and ensembles to maintain their scholarships which may not count toward the major.

** Credit for the Independent Study is counted in the Music Core.