Music

Major in Music

Courses in music provide opportunities for enrichment through a variety of musical experiences, including classroom study, group and private lessons, and ensemble participation. The major in Music serves as a foundation for further study in graduate school and for careers in performance, composition, and education. Music majors choose either the Performance Emphasis track or the Non-Performance Emphasis track. The music minor, combined with a major in Business Administration or Communication, offers opportunities for careers in arts management, music broadcasting, and music business.

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Major In Music

Requirements for a major in music with performance emphasis

A minimum of 38 hours of coursework, consisting of the following:

All of the following:
MUS151 Introduction to Music History 3
MUS210 Introduction to Music Theory 3
MUS220 Music Theory II 3
MUS320 Music Theory III 3
MUS330 Music Theory IV 3
MUS308 Music in Its Historical Perspective I 3
MUS318W Music in Its Historical Perspective II 3
MUS328 Music in Its Historical Perspective III 3
MUS098 Junior Recital 0
MUS099 Senior Recital 0
Plus 12 semesters of private instruction selected from the following:
MUS333 Private Instruction in Piano 1-2
MUS334 Private Instruction in Voice 1-2
MUS335 Private Instruction in Strings 1-2
Plus one additional MUS course at the 200 level or higher: 2-3
TOTAL: 38+

Vocal Performance emphasis majors are strongly encouraged to complete Spanish through the intermediate level.

Requirements for a major in music with non-performance emphasis

A minimum of 35 hours of coursework, consisting of the following:

All of the following:
MUS150 Music Cultures in the United States 3
MUS151 Introduction to Music History 3
MUS210 Introduction to Music Theory 3
MUS220 Music Theory II 3
MUS320 Music Theory III 3
MUS330 Music Theory IV 3
MUS308 Music in Its Historical Perspective I 3
MUS318W Music in Its Historical Perspective II 3
MUS328 Music in Its Historical Perspective III 3
Plus 4 semesters of private instruction selected from the following:
MUS333 Private Instruction in Piano 1-2
MUS334 Private Instruction in Voice 1-2
MUS335 Private Instruction in Strings 1-2
Plus at least 4 hours of additional MUS coursework at the 200 level and above 4
TOTAL: 35+

 

Requirements for a minor in music

22 hours of coursework, consisting of the following:

All of the following:
MUS150 Music Cultures in the United States 3
MUS151 Introduction to Music History 3
MUS210 Introduction to Music Theory 3
MUS220 Music Theory II 3
Plus 4 semester hours selected from the following:
MUS333 Private Instruction in Piano 1–2
MUS334 Private Instruction in Voice 1–2
MUS335 Private Instruction in Strings 1–2
Plus an additional 6 hours of MUS coursework at the 300 level or higher. 6
TOTAL: 22

 

In all the above programs, enrollment in an ensemble for 0-1 credit is required in each semester when the student is enrolled in Applied Music (133, 134, 333, 334, or 335). Up to 3 semester hours of MUS281 or 382 may count toward the Music major or minor. All majors must meet a piano proficiency requirement. Vocal Performance and Music Education majors are also encouraged to take MUS285 Foreign Language Diction.