College of Arts & Sciences
Curriculum

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Music Performance Major Requirements
 


Credits
I. Music History   6
MUHI 1201 History of Western Musical Styles I
3
MUHI 1202 History of Western Musical Styles II 3
  *Additional work may be required in Music History  
II. Theory   14
MUTH 1112 Theory of Music I 4
MUTH 2112 Theory of Music II 4
MUTH 3111 Theory of Music III 3
MUTH 4111 Theory of Music IV 3
III. Applied Music   20
  A. Primary Instrument (Select 16 credits):  
MUAP 2211-2219 Private Piano Instruction or 16
MUAP 2231-2239 Private Voice Instruction or 16
MUAP 3291-3299 Private Brass Instruction or 16
MUAP 3391-3399 Private Woodwinds Instruction or 16
MUAP 3491-3499 Private Strings Instruction or 16
MUAP 3591-3599 Private Percussion Instruction or 16
MUAP 3691-3699 Private Organ Instruction 16
  B. Secondary Instrument (Select 4 credits):  
MUAP 1011-1012 Beginning Piano I-II or 4
MUAP 2211-2219 Private Piano Instruction or 4
MUAP 1131 Beginning Voice 2
MUAP 2231-2239 Private Voice Instruction or 2
MUAP 1291-1294 Beginning Instruments 2
MUAP 3291-3299 Private Brass Instruction or 2
MUAP 3391-3399 Private Woodwinds Instruction or 2
MUAP 3491-3499 Private Strings Instruction or 2
MUAP 3591-3599 Private Percussion Instruction or 2
MUAP 1011 Beginning Piano 2
MUAP 3691-3699 Private Organ Instruction or 2
  C. Ensemble (Select 8 credits):  
MUAP 1141-1148 Band or 1
MUAP 1151-1158 Chorus or 1
MUAP 1161-1168 Vocal Chamber Ensemble or 1
MUAP 1183-1190 Instrumental Chamber Ensemble 1
  D. Conducting (2 credits):  
MUAP 1182 Conducting Techniques for Vocal Ensembles 2
    Total: 51
IV. Additional Requirements:    
  A. All music performance majors shall demonstrate their proficiency for a faculty jury at the end of each semester;  
  B. Music performance majors shall present a formal recital during their senior year;  
  C. All music students are required to attend concerts and other activities sponsored by the Department Communication and The Arts and the Arts Council; and  

D. Students will participate in recitals during the academic year.



Music Education Major Requirements
 
  Credits
I. Music History   6
MUHI 1201
History of Western Music Style I
3
MUHI 1202
History of Western Music Style II 3
II. Theory   14
MUTH 1112 Theory of Music I 4
MUTH 2112 Theory of Music II 4
MUTH 3111 Theory of Music III 3
MUTH 4111 Theory of Music IV 3
III. Performance Music    
  A. Primary Instrument (Select 16 credits):  
MUAP 2211-2219 Private Piano Instruction or 16
MUAP 2231-2239 Private Voice Instruction or 16
MUAP 3291-2299 Private Brass Instruction or 16
MUAP 3391-3399 Private Woodwinds Instruction/Majors or 16
MUAP 3491-3499 Private Strings Instruction/Majors or 16
MUAP 3591-3599 Private Percussion Instruction/Majors or 16
MUAP 3691-3699 Private Organ Instruction/Majors 16
  B. Secondary Instrument (Select 8 credits):  
  Note: All non-piano majors must study piano as their secondary instrument.  
MUAP 1011-1012 Beginning Piano I-II 4
MUAP 1131 Beginning Voice 2
MUAP 2211-2219 Private Piano Instruction or 4
MUAP 2231-2239 Private Voice Instruction or 6
MUAP 1291-1294 Beginning Instruments 2
MUAP 3291-3299 Private Brass Instruction or 6
MUAP 3391-3399 Private Woodwinds Instruction or 6
MUAP 3491-3499 Private Strings Instruction or 6
MUAP 3591-3599 Private Percussion Instruction or 6
MUAP 3691-3699 Private Organ Instruction 6
  C. Other Instruments (8 credits):  
MUAP 1291-1294 Beginning Instruments 8
  D. Ensemble (Select 8 credits):  
MUAP 1141-1148 Band or
1
MUAP 1151-1158 Chorus or
1
MUAP 1161-1168 Vocal Chamber Ensemble or 1
MUAP 1183-1190 Instrumental Chamber Ensemble 1
  E. Conducting (2 credits):  
MUAP 1182 Conducting Techniques for Vocal
Ensembles
2
  F. Methods (3 credits):  
EDST 3513 Methods of Teaching Music 3


Total: 66
IV. Additional Requirements:    
  A. All comprehensive music majors shall demonstrate their proficiency for a faculty jury at the end of each semester  
  B. Comprehensive music majors shall present formal recitals during the last semester of their senior year  
  C. All music students are required to attend concerts and other activities sponsored by the Department of Communication and The Arts and the Arts Council;  
  D. Students will participate in recitals during the academic year; and  
  E. All senior recital dates and sites must be approved by the private instructor and the chair of the division.  

F. To qualify for teacher certification students will take the National Teachers Exam during their senior year.


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