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B.A., Music Major Program Curriculum

Music majors are offered the opportunity to focus their studies in one several applied areas: Music Performance, Musical Theatre, Sound Production and Engineering, or Music Education for students with a declared major in the College of Education and Human Services on their path toward teaching certification. Each specialization, with the exception of Sound Production and Engineering, requires an audition. Auditions can be arranged by emailing Dr. Dena Levine at Dena.Levine@shu.edu, or completing the online Music Audition Inquiry Form.

Music Majors

1. General courses for all concentrations (17 credits)

MUHI 1201 History of Western Music Styles I* 3 credits
MUHI 1202 History of Western Music Styles II* 3 credits
MUTH 2500 Theory of Music I** 3 credits
MUTH 2501 Aural Skills I 1 credit
MUTH 2510  Theory of Music II 3 credits
MUHI 2511 Aural Skills II 1 credit
MUHI 3111 Therory of Music III 3 credits

*Prerequisite: MUTH 2500/2501 and MUTH 2510/2511

Area of Concentration (Required:)
  • Music Performance (27 credits)
  • Sound Production and Engineering (27 credits)
  • Musical Theatre (27 credits)
  • For declared Education majors only: Music Education (42 credits)
 

Music Performance Concentration (27 credits)

Take eight (8) semesters of lessons on your primary instrument.
MUAP 2211 Private Piano  
MUAP 2231 Private Voice   
MUAP 3291 Private Brass   
MUAP 3391 Private Woodwinds   
MUAP 3491 Private Strings   
MUAP 3591 Private Percussion   
MUAP 3691 Private Organ  
Take seven (7) semesters of ensemble.*
MUAP 1140 Concert Band  
MUAP 1141 Pep Band  
MUAP 1151 University Choir  
MUAP 1161  Chamber Choir   
MUAP 1183 Instrumental Chamber Ensemble  
MUAP 1211 Orchestra  
MUAP 1221 Jazz Ensemble  
*Vocal students must enroll in University Choir or Chamber Choir.
 
Take one (1) semester of a secondary instrument:
MUAP 2211 Private Piano  (for non-pianists)  
MUAP 3691 Private Organ (for pianists)  

Take Conducting:

MUAP 1182 Conducting Techniques for Vocal Ensembles  


Additional Requirements
A.  Proficiency for a faculty jury at the end of each semester
B.  A formal recital in the senior year; senior recital dates and sites must be approved by the private instructor and the Music Program Coordinator.
C.  Fulfilment of requirements specified in the Music Major checklist.

 

Sound Production and Engineering Concentration (27 credits)

Required Courses: (18 credits)

MUTH 1099 Songwriting and Fundamentals of Music   
MUAP 2149/COBF 3001 Sound, Technology and Culture  
MUAP 2146/COBF 2475 Sound Production and Engineering I  
MUAP 2147/COBF 4100 Sound Production and Engineering II  
MUAP 2148/COBF 4001 Advanced Sound Editing, Mixing, and Mastering  
MUAP 2150 Studio Styles and Music Marketing Techniques   

Elective courses from below: (9 credits)

COBF 2220 Intro to TV and Video Production*  
COBF 2223 Studio Production I   
COBF 3223 Studio Production II  
COBF 3224 Field Production I  
COBF 4224 Field Production II  
COBF 3222 Digital Cinema Production I  
COBF 4222 Digital Cinema Production II  
COBF 4500 Digital Cinema Production III  
COBF 4501 Digital Cinema Production IV   
COBF 2215  Broadcasting Programming and Management  
COBF 3225 Radio Program and Production  
MUHI 1102 Music and Civilization   
MUHI 1108 Music of America  
MUHI 1119 History of Opera  
MUHI 1133  Jazz and Rock  
MUHI 1134 Music of Broadway  
MUHI 2010 Music as Cultural Dialogue  
MUAP  Private Lessons, Ensembles, Beginner Piano/Guitar/Voice  

*Prerequisite for COBF 2223, COBF 3224, COBF 3222
Additional Requirement: Senior Capstone Project

 

Musical Theatre Concentration (27 credits)

Five (5) semesters of Private Lessons (8 credits total)  
One (1) semester of Musical Theatre Workshop (1 credit total)  

One (1) semester of either:

MUAP 1151 OR MUAP 1161 University Choir OR Chamber Choir 1 credit each
MUHI 1134 Music of Broadway 3 credits
COTR 2621 Introduction to Theatre 3 credits
COTR 2631 Theatre History  3 credits
COTR 2624 Vocal Techniques 3 credits
COTR 2627 Principles of Acting 3 credits

Additional Requirements:
A.  Proficiency for a faculty jury at the end of each semester.
B.  A formal recital in the senior year; senior recital dates and sites must be approved by the private instructor and the Music Program Coordinator.


Music Education Concentration for Education Majors Only (42 credits)

A. Primary Instrument (select 16 credits on one instrument)

MUAP 2211 Private Piano Instruction  
MUAP 2231 Private Voice Instruction  
MUAP 3291 Private Brass Instruction  
MUAP 3391 Private Woodwinds Instruction  
MUAP 3491 Private Strings Instruction  
MUAP 3591 Private Percussion Instruction  
MUAP 3691 Private Organ Instruction  

 

B. Secondary Instrument (select 8 credits on one instrument)
Note: All non-piano majors must study piano as their secondary instrument

MUAP 1011 Beginning Piano I  
MUAP 1131 Beginning Voice  
MUAP 2211 Private Piano Instruction  
MUAP 2231 Private Voice Instruction  
MUAP 3291 Private Brass Instruction  
MUAP 3391 Private Woodwinds Instruction  
MUAP 3491 Private Strings Instruction  
MUAP 3591 Private Percussion Instruction  
MUAP 3691 Private Organ Instruction  

C. Other Instruments (8 credits)

MUAP 1291-1294 Beginning Instruments  

D. Ensemble (select 8 credits)

MUAP 1140 Concert Band   
MUAP 1141 Pep Band   
MUAP 1151 University Choir  
MUAP 1161 Chamber Choir   
MUAP 1183 Instrumental Chamber Ensemble  
MUAP 1211 Orchestra  
MUAP 1221 Jazz Ensemble   

E. Conducting (2 credits)

MUAP 1182 Conducting Techniques for Vocal Ensembles  

Additional Requirements
A.  Proficiency for a faculty jury at the end of each semester.
B.  A formal recital in the senior year; senior recital dates and sites must be approved by the private instructor and Music Program Coordinator.
C.  Fulfillment of requirements specified in the Music Major Checklist.
D.  Education students pursuing the Music Education concentration are required to complete EDST 3513 Methods of Teaching Music to fulfill the Subject Methods requirement.
E. To qualify for teacher certification, students will take the appropriate licensure exam during their senior year.