2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Academic Catalog

Music Major

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Degree Type Offered: B.A. Major

A bachelor of arts degree consisting of 46-48 credit hours. Students must complete 36 credits of core courses and 10-12 credits from one of the three tracks (music performance- vocal, music performance-instrumental or music pedagogy).

Core Courses

MUS-115 Keyboard Skills I

MUS-116 Keyboard Skills II

MUS-215 Keyboard Skills III

MUS-216 Keyboard Skills IV

MUS-225 Theory and Aural Skills I

MUS-226 Theory and Aural Skills II

MUS-315W History of Music to 1750

MUS-316 History of Music Since 1750

MUS-320 Basic Conducting

MUS-343 Music Arranging

MUS-345 Theory and Aural Skills III

MUS-450 Senior Recital

6 credit hours in applied music in the major performance area (300-level)

5 credit hours of ensembles

Music Performance – Vocal (Track 1) 47 Credits Total

MUS-210 Voice Methods

MUS/COMM-309X Audio Production

MUS-321 Vocal Diction

MUS-322 Vocal Literature

MUS-350 Junior Recital

Choose at least 4 credits from the following courses:

MUS-201 Piano

(May be taken twice for credit)

MUS-208 Guitar

(May be taken twice for credit)

MUS-421 Choral Conducting and Methods

THEA-325 Acting

ENG-368 Studies Poetry

Music Performance – Instrumental (Track 2) 46-47 credits total

MUS-350 Junior Recital

Choose at least 6 credits from the following:

MUS-232 American Music

MUS/SOC-233 Social History of Jazz in America

MUS/COMM-309X Audio Production

MUS-323 Band Literature

MUS-346 Advanced Theory

MUS-362 Counterpoint

MUS-400 Composition

MUS-445 Chamber Music

(May be taken twice for credit)

MUS 201-208 Applied Lessons in any secondary instrument (1 credit) (May be taken twice for credit)

MUS-201 Piano

MUS-202 Organ

MUS-203 Voice

MUS-204 Woodwind

MUS-205 Brass

MUS-206 Percussion

MUS-207 Strings

MUS-208 Guitar

Choose at least 3-4 credits from the following:

MUS-211 Brass Methods

MUS-212 Woodwinds Methods

MUS-213 String Methods

MUS-214 Percussion Methods

Music Pedagogy – (Track 3) 48 credits total

MUS-140 Introduction to Music Education

MUS-210 Voice Methods

MUS-211 Brass Methods

MUS-212 Woodwinds Methods

MUS-213 String Methods

MUS-214 Percussion Methods

MUS-321 Vocal Diction

or

MUS-323 Band Literature

MUS-420 Instrumental Conducting & Methods

or

MUS-421 Choral Conducting and Methods

Licensure

For PreK-12 licensure, completion of the following professional education, music education and field experience courses and requirements, admission to the education department and passing scores on the PRAXIS Examinations:

EDUC-140 Introduction to Teaching

EDUC-200 Educational Psychology

EDUC-215 Diversity in the Classroom

EDUC-334 Literacy in the Context Area

EDUC-372 Classroom Management, Secondary

EDUC-380X Practicum in Current Teaching Techniques

EDUC-452 Seminar in Educational Practices, Secondary

EDUC-470 Professional Student Teaching

MUS-422 Music Education in the Elementary School

MUS-436 Music Education in the Secondary School