Music Department Majors

Composition / Music Theory Music

Composition / Music Theory Major

PEAKS | Humanities & Fine Arts |

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.

Music Major

PEAKS | Humanities & Fine Arts |

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.

 

Music Major

38 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Course Course Title Credits

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

Music Core

34

Additional Requirements*:

MUSAP-130

Applied Music (2 semesters)

1

MUSAP-230

Applied Music (2 semesters)

1

MUSAP-330

Applied Music (2 semesters)

1

MUSAP-430

Applied Music (2 semesters)

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.

 

Music Major
Concentration in Teaching for Vocalists

48 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Course Course Title Credits

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

Music Core

32**

Complete 8 semesters of the following*:

MUSAP-130

Applied Voice (2 semesters)

1

MUSAP-230

Applied Voice (2 semesters)

1

MUSAP-330

Applied Voice (2 semesters)

1

MUSAP-430

Applied Voice (2 semesters)

1

Complete 12 credits from the following Music Education Courses:

MUS-138

Diction (English & Italian)

1

MUS-139

Diction (French & German)

1

MUS-231

Piano Proficiency Exam or 2 semesters of applied Piano Lessons

0-1

MUS-341

Beginning Conducting

2

MUS-342

Advanced Conducting

2

MUS-345

Teaching Band Instruments

2

MUS-442

Music Methods and Materials

3

MUS-444

Choral Pedagogy and Practicum

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.

** Students in the Concentration in Teaching for Vocalists are required to take 6 credits of ensemble instead of the 8 in the Music Core.

Students desiring to pursue the study of music education should complete the music major core requirements and take additional courses as described above. Students desiring certification in secondary music education must complete this major, a minor in education, and a fifth-year internship after graduation. These students should also have an advisor in the Education Department.

 

Music Major
Concentration in Teaching for Instrumentalist

46 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Course Course Title Credits

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

Music Core

33**

Complete 5* credits from the following Applied Lessons:

MUSAP-130

Applied principal instrument

1

MUSAP-130

Applied second instrument

0.5-1

MUSAP-130

Applied third instrument

0.5-1

MUSAP-230

Applied principal instrument

1

MUSAP-330

Applied principal instrument

1

MUSAP-430

Applied principal instrument

1

Complete 10 credits from the following Music Education Courses:

MUS-231

Piano Proficiency Exam or 2 semesters of applied Piano Lessons

0-1

MUS-341

Beginning Conducting

2

MUS-342

Advanced Conducting

2

MUS-345

Teaching Band Instruments

2

MUS-442

Music Methods and Materials

3

MUS-443 or
MUS-445

Strings Pedagogy and Practicum or
Band Pedagogy and Practicum

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.

** Students in the Concentration in Teaching for Instrumentalists are required to take 7 credits of ensemble instead of the 8 in the Music Core.

Students desiring to pursue the study of music education should complete the music major core requirements and take additional courses as described above. Students desiring certification in secondary music education must complete this major, a minor in education, and a fifth-year internship after graduation. These students should also have an advisor in the Education Department.