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Overview

The Department of Music transforms students into scholar-performers who think critically and creatively and are prepared for diverse careers.

This program will challenge you to:

  • Develop your skills in the classroom and rehearsal studio.
  • Attend or participate in dozens of professional-level musical performances every school year.
  • Succeed in today's musical environment by building a foundation in performance and ensemble skills.     
  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of music theory and history.
Humanities & Fine Arts Social Sciences & History Natural Sciences & Mathematics Professional Studies & Enhancements
Major
Music Education (Precertificaiton)

Peaks this program fulfills

  • Humanities & Fine Arts

Courses and Requirements

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Music Education (Precertificaiton)

The music education (precertification) major must be combined with the Education minor.

Theory Core (15 credits)

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
MUS-101 Music Theory I 3 credits
MUS-101L Aural Skills I 1 credits
MUS-102 Music Theory II 3 credits
MUS-102L Aural Skills II 1 credits
MUS-201 Music Theory III 3 credits
MUS-201L Aural Skills III 1 credits
MUS-202 Music Theory IV 3 credits

 

History Core (6 credits)

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
MUS-311 Music History I 3 credits
MUS-312 Music History II 3 credits

 

Capstone Sequence (5 credits)

 

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
MUS-425 Musical Form and Analysis 2 credits
MUS-498 Music Capstone  

 

Professional, Performance, and Pedagogy Skills (24 credits)

Take 24 credits from the following courses:

 Vocal Choral Track Instrumental Track 
 Applied Lessons (4 credits)  Applied Lessons (5 credits)
 Ensembles (6 semesters/credits)  Ensembles (7 semesters/credits)
 Keyboard Skills (1 credit)  Keyboard Skills (1 credit)
 MUS-231 Piano Proficiency (0 credits) MUS-231 Piano Proficiency (0 credits) 
 MUS-238 and MUS-239 (2 credits)  MUS-443 or MUS-445 (1 credit)
 MUS-341 and MUS-342 (4 credits)  MUS-341 and MUS-342 (4 credits)
 MUS-345 (2 credits)  MUS-345 (2 credits)
 MUS-442 (3 credits)  MUS-442 (3 credits)
 MUS-444 (1 credit)  MUS-490 or MUS-497 (1 credit)
 MUS-490 or MUS-497 (1 credit)  

 

Humanities & Fine Arts Social Sciences & History Natural Sciences & Mathematics Professional Studies & Enhancements
Major
Music Major

Peaks this program fulfills

  • Humanities & Fine Arts

Courses and Requirements

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Music Major

Theory Core (8 credits)

 

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
MUS-101 Music Theory I 3 credits
MUS-101L Aural Skills I 1 credits
MUS-102 Music Theory II 3 credits
MUS-102L Aural Skills II 1 credits

 

History Core (6 credits)

 

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
MUS-311 Music History I 3 credits
MUS-312 Music History II 3 credits

 

Music Electives (6 credits)

Take 6 credits of 200 level or higher in MUS.

 

Capstone Sequence (5 credits minimum)

Take the following 3 courses for a minimum of 5 credits:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
IND-215 Professional Development in Visual and Performing Arts  
MUS-497 Internship 1-3 credits
MUS-498 Music Capstone  

 

Performance Skills (9 credits)

Applied Lessons (3 credits: 6 semesters) 
Ensembles (6 credits: 6 semesters)
MUS-001 (0 credit: 4 semesters)

 

Humanities & Fine Arts Social Sciences & History Natural Sciences & Mathematics Professional Studies & Enhancements
Minor
Music Minor

Peaks this program fulfills

  • Humanities & Fine Arts

Courses and Requirements

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15-16 credits (Total may not include prerequisite courses)

Minor Requirements

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
MUS-001 Concert/Recital Attendance  

 

MUS-001: 2 Semesters

 

Complete the following Literature and Theory Foundations:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
MUS-111 Introduction to Music Literature 3 credits

 

The requirements to take MUS-111 Intro to Music Literature can be fulfilled by taking MUS-311 Music History I and MUS-312 Music History II. In this case, the total number of credits for the minor remains the same.

 

Complete one of the following Theory Foundations Courses (2-3 credits):

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
MUS-100 Music Fundamentals 2 credits
MUS-101 Music Theory I 3 credits

 

MUS-100: recommended for those with little or no music reading skills

MUS-101: recommended for fluent readers of music

 

Complete 9 elective credits in music courses.

 

3 credits performance-based classes (applied lessons (MUSAP) or ensembles (MUS-121 through MUS-129). 
6 credits other MUS courses (not applied lesson or ensemble).

 

***A maximum of 3 performance classes (lessons and ensembles combined) will be counted towards the minor.

 

Applied/Group Lessons

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
MUS-133 Class Voice 1 credits
MUSAP-130 Applied Music I  
MUSAP-230 Applied Music II  
MUSAP-330 Applied Music III  
MUSAP-430 Applied Music IV  

 

Ensembles

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
MUS-121 Sinfonia 1 credits
MUS-123 Major Sixth Vocal Ensemble  
MUS-124 Jazz Ensemble 1 credits
MUS-125 Chamber Ensemble  
MUS-126 Chorale  
MUS-127 Chamber Ensemble - Singers  
MUS-128 Vocal Jazz Ensemble  

 

Students with music scholarships may be required to take additional semesters of applied lessons and ensembles to maintain their scholarships.

 

Humanities & Fine Arts Social Sciences & History Natural Sciences & Mathematics Professional Studies & Enhancements
Major
Music Performance Major

Peaks this program fulfills

  • Humanities & Fine Arts
  • Professional Studies & Enhancements

Courses and Requirements

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Theory Core (15 credits)

 

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
MUS-101 Music Theory I 3 credits
MUS-101L Aural Skills I 1 credits
MUS-102 Music Theory II 3 credits
MUS-102L Aural Skills II 1 credits
MUS-201 Music Theory III 3 credits
MUS-201L Aural Skills III 1 credits
MUS-202 Music Theory IV 3 credits

 

History Core (9 credits)

 

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
MUS-112 Introduction to World Music 3 credits
MUS-311 Music History I 3 credits
MUS-312 Music History II 3 credits

 

Music Electives (6 Credits)

 

Any MUS course 200-level or higher. ***MUSAP and ensembles do not fit this criterion.*** 
Music Theory/Composition track should complete MUS-301 and MUS-350.
Vocal performance track should complete MUS-215, MUS-238, MUS-239, and MUS-333.
String performance track should complete MUS-337 and MUS-443.
Instrumental track should complete MUS-350.

Capstone Sequence (6 credits)

 

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
IND-215 Professional Development in Visual and Performing Arts  
MUS-425 Musical Form and Analysis 2 credits
MUS-498 Music Capstone  

 

Professional and Performance Skills (19 credits)

MUS-341 (2 credits) 
Applied Lessons (4 credits: 8 semesters)
Ensembles (8 credits)
Keyboard Skills (1 credit)
MUS-231 (0 credits) 
MUS-220 (1 credit)
MUS-355 (1 credit) 
MUS-490 (1 credit)
MUS-497 (1 credit)
MUS-001 (0 credit: 8 semesters)

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