Music Department Majors

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Composition / Music Theory Major

PEAKS | Humanities & Fine Arts |

Composition / Music Theory Major

48 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Course Course Title Credits

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

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

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-494

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

1

MUSAP-130

Applied Music (2 semesters)

1

MUSAP-230

Applied Music (2 semesters)

1

MUSAP-403

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

2

Complete 8* credits of the following:

MUS-121

Sinfonia

1

MUS-122

Concert Band

1

MUS-123

Early Music Ensemble

1

MUS-124

Jazz Ensemble

1

MUS-125

Chamber Ensemble

1

MUS-126

Chorale

1

MUS-128

Vocal Jazz Ensemble

1

Complete 3 credits from the following subjects:

ENG

English

3

SPA, FRE, GER

Modern Foreign Language (200-leve or above)

3

PHI

Philosophy

3

REL

Religion

3

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Critical Thinking
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Problem Solving
  • Fluency in analyzing tonal music
  • Knowledge of key historical periods in music, including composers, music, styles and aesthetics
  • Ability to write and research regarding music
  • Ability to compose and arrange for all acoustic instruments of the band, orchestra and chorus
  • Ability to use Finale music notation software to generate a master score and individual parts

Note: Students with music scholarships may be required to take additional semesters of applied lessons and ensembles to maintain their scholarships. These additional credits do not count toward the major.

Music Major

PEAKS | Humanities & Fine Arts |

Music Major

48 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Course Course Title Credits

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

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

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

Complete 8 credits from the following:

ENSEMBLE*

 

8

Complete 1 credit from the following:

MUS-490

Senior Recital

1

MUS-494

Independent Study

1

MUS-497

Internship

1

Complete 3 credits from the following subjects:

ENG

English

3

SPA, FRE, GER

Modern Foreign Language (200-leve or above)

3

PHI

Philosophy

3

REL

Religion

3

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Critical thinking
  • Analytical reasoning
  • Problem solving
  • Fluency in analyzing tonal music
  • Knowledge of key historical periods in music, including composers, music, styles, and aesthetics
  • Ability to write and research regarding music
  • Advanced performance abilities

*Note: Students with music scholarships may be required to take additional semesters of applied lessons and ensembles to maintain their scholarships. These additional credits do not count toward the major. Applied Voice, Violin, Viola and Cello students may wish to continue their pre-professional study by investigating the Music Performance Minor in the Professional Studies & Enhancements PEAK.

Students desiring to pursue the study of music education should complete the music major core requirements and take additional courses as described below.

Students desiring a certificate in secondary music education must complete this concentration, 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 Vocalists

48 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Course Course Title Credits

CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS

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 4 credits (8 semesters) from the following:

MUSAP-130

Applied Voice

0.5-1

MUSAP-230

Applied Voice

0.5-1

MUSAP-330

Applied Voice

0.5-1

MUSAP-430

Applied Voice

0.5-1

Complete 6 credits* from the following:

MUS-121

Sinfonia

1

MUS-122

Concert Band

1

MUS-123

Early Music Ensemble

1

MUS-124

Jazz Ensemble

1

MUS-125

Chamber Ensemble

1

MUS-126

Chorale

1

MUS-128

Vocal Jazz Ensemble

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

0-2

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

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Critical Thinking
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Problem Solving
  • Fluency in analyzing tonal music
  • Knowledge of key historical periods in music, including composers, music, styles and aesthetics
  • Ability to write and research regarding music
  • Advanced performance abilities

Additional Student Learning Outcomes for Teaching Concentrations:

  • Conduct a large-scale score
  • Knowledge of methods and management skills for the music classroom

Note: Students with music scholarships may be required to take additional semesters of applied lessons and ensembles to maintain their scholarships. These additional credits do not count toward the major.

 

Music Major
Concentration in Teaching for Instrumentalist

46 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Course Course Title Credits

CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS

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 5* credits from the following Applied Lessons:

MUSAP-130

Applied principal instrument

0.5-1

MUSAP-130

Applied second instrument

0.5-1

MUSAP-130

Applied third instrument

0.5-1

MUSAP-230

Applied principal instrument

0.5-1

MUSAP-330

Applied principal instrument

0.5-1

MUSAP-430

Applied principal instrument

0.5-1

Complete 7* credits from the following:

MUS-121

Sinfonia

1

MUS-122

Concert Band

1

MUS-123

Early Music Ensemble

1

MUS-124

Jazz Ensemble

1

MUS-125

Chamber Ensemble

1

MUS-126

Chorale

1

MUS-128

Vocal Jazz Ensemble

1

Complete 10 credits from the following:

MUS-231

Piano Proficiency Exam or 2 semesters of applied Piano Lessons

0-2

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

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Critical Thinking
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Problem Solving
  • Fluency in analyzing tonal music
  • Knowledge of key historical periods in music, including composers, music, styles and aesthetics
  • Ability to write and research regarding music
  • Advanced performance abilities

Additional Student Learning Outcomes for Teaching Concentrations:

  • Conduct a large-scale score
  • Knowledge of methods and management skills for the music classroom

Note: Students with music scholarships may be required to take additional semesters of applied lessons and ensembles to maintain their scholarships. These additional credits do not count toward the major.