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The Major(s), with Emphases and/or Options

The Major(s), with Emphases and/or Options

1. Music Major

Recommended for students who plan to pursue music as a profession in areas other than Music Education.

  • Required Courses: Required courses for each emphasis are included in the following paragraphs.
  • Comment: Students are required to select one of the following emphases. 

Students completing the Liberal Arts emphasis are eligible to earn the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science degrees. Students completing the Composition emphasis are eligible to earn the Bachelor of Arts degree. Students completing all other emphases will receive the Bachelor of Music degree.

A. Composition Emphasis
Recommended for students who wish to pursue the study of music composition within a liberal arts framework.

  • Required Credits: 60 minimum in music
  • Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses:
    • Music: Music 247, 248, 306, 307, 347, 348, 387 or 388, 447, 448.
    • 8 credits Primary applied music, of these, 4 credits must be at the upper level.
    • Electives: Sufficient to meet the minimum requirement of the emphasis.  Electives must be Music courses.

 

B. Instrumental Performance Emphasis 
Recommended for students who plan a career in instrumental performance or in studio teaching at other than elementary or secondary levels. At the end of the first year of applied study, a separate audition is required for admission to candidacy in the Music major with an Instrumental Performance Emphasis.

  • Required Credits: 82 minimum
  • Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses:
    • Music: Music 009, 306, 307, 387.
    • 4 credits from: Music 403, 404, 405.
    • 4 credits from: Music 208, 308.
    • 4 credits from: Music 261, 263, 265, 267
    • Other Requirements: A minimum of 28 credits in the student's primary applied area, of which at least 12 credits must be at the upper level.
    • Electives: Sufficient to meet the minimum requirement of the emphasis.  Electives must be Music courses.

 

C. Piano Performance Emphasis 
Recommended for students who plan a career in piano performance, or in teaching studio piano at other than the elementary or secondary levels. At the end of the first year of applied study, a separate audition is required for admission to candidacy in the Music major with a Piano Performance Emphasis.

  • Required Credits: 82 minimum
  • Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses:
    • MusicMusic 009, 306, 307, 387 or 388, 476, 477, 478.
    • 4 credits from: Music 303, 403, 404, 405.
    • 4 credits from: Music 208 and 308.
  • Other Requirements: A minimum of 28 credits in applied piano of which at least 12 credits must be at the upper level.
    • Electives: Sufficient to meet the minimum requirement of the emphasis.  Electives must be Music courses.

 

D. Vocal Performance Emphasis
Recommended for students who plan a career in vocal performance or in teaching studio voice at other than the elementary or secondary level. At the end of the first year of applied study, a separate audition is required for admission to candidacy in the Music major with a Voice Performance Emphasis.

  • Required Credits: 82 minimum
  • Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses:
    • Music: Music 009, 306, 307, 388, 485.
    • 4 credits from: Music 303, 304, 405.
    • 4 credits from: Music 111, 311.
  • Other Requirements: A minimum of 28 credits in applied voice, of which at least 12 credits must be at the upper level.
  • At least two semesters of French and/or German Language.
    • Electives: Sufficient to meet the minimum requirement of the emphasis.  Electives must be Music courses.

 

E. Music Industry Emphasis 
Recommended for students who plan a career in the various areas of the music industry.

 

1) Music Business Option

  • Required Credits: 86 minimum
  • Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses:
    • Business: Business 198, 206, 207, 341 or 351 or 361.
    • One course from the following: 
      • Business 371
      • Marketing 372, 376
    • Music: Music 119, 120, 306 or 307, 310, 314, 355, 356, 415, 444.
  • Other Requirements: A minimum of 12 credits in the student's primary applied area, of which at least 4 credits must be at the upper level.
  • Electives: Sufficient to meet the minimum requirement of the emphasis.  Electives must be Music courses or Economics 106, 204, 206.

Completion of the Business minor will substitute for all required business courses above.

 

2) Recording Technology Option

Recommended for students who plan a career as a recording technician.

  • Required Credits: 78 minimum
  • Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses:
    • Business: Business 198, 206, 207, 341 or 351 or 361.
    • One course from the following: 
      • Business 371
      • Marketing 372, 376
    • Music: Music 113, 114, 214, 300, 305, 306 or 307, 314, 357, 358, 359, 414, 445.
  • Other Requirements: A minimum of 12 credits in the student's primary applied area, of which at least 4 credits must be at the upper level.
  • Electives: Sufficient to meet the minimum requirement of the emphasis.  Electives must be Music courses or Economics 106, 204, 206.

Completion of the Business minor will substitute for all required business courses above.

 

3) Music Business and Recording Technology Option

  • Required Credits: 76 minimum
  • Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses:
    • Business: Business 198, 206, 371.
    • Marketing: Marketing 372.
    • Music:   Music 113, 114, 119, 120, 214, 300, 305, 306 or 307, 314, 355, 357, 414 or 415, 444 or 445.
  • Applied credits:  A minimum of 10 credits in the student's primary applied area, of which at least 4 credits must be at the upper level.
  • Electives: Sufficient to meet the minimum requirement of the emphasis.  Electives must be Music courses or Economics 106, 204, 206.

 

F. Liberal Arts Emphasis 
Recommended for students who wish to obtain a broad education in Music.

  • Required Credits: 48 minimum
  • Required Course: In addition to the Core Courses:
    • Music: Music 306, 307.
    • 2 credits from: Music 303, 304, 403, 404, 405, 476, 477
  • Other Requirements: A minimum of 12 credits in the student's primary applied area, of which at least four credits must be at the upper level.
  • Electives: Sufficient to meet the minimum requirement of the emphasis.  Electives must be Music courses.

2. Music Education Major

Recommended for students who plan to teach music in public or private elementary and secondary schools.
    • Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses:
      • Music: Music 145, 275, 276.
      • One course from: Music 303, 304, 403, 404, 405, 476, 477.
    • Other Requirements: All courses for licensure as established by the State Department of Public Instruction and the College of Education and Human Services are also required. Students must meet the Human Relations Code requirement. (See Required Core Courses for the College of Education and Human Services.) All Music Education Majors must pass a piano proficiency examination.
    • Comment: Students are required to select only one of the emphases specified in the following paragraphs. However, it is strongly recommended that all students complete the General Music emphasis with the option of an additional emphasis in either Choral or Instrumental Music. 

Students completing all undergraduate baccalaureate degree requirements of the Music Department and all College of Education and Human Services undergraduate degree requirements will receive the Bachelor of Music Education Degree.

See paragraphs following for courses required in specific emphases.

A. General Music Emphasis 
Recommended for students who plan to teach music classes in the public and/or private elementary and/or secondary schools. Preparation is for those courses termed "general music".
  • Required Units (crs.): 61 minimum
  • Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses:
  1. Voice Option
  2. Keyboard Option
  3. Instrumental Option
    • Music: Music 179 or 180, 182 or 183, 184 or 185, 215 or 216 or 218, 275, 276, 277, 285, 286, 288, 306, 307,  384, 386, 387 or 388.
  • Other Requirements: A minimum of 10 credits units in the student's primary applied area, of which at least 4 credits must be at the upper level.
  • Electives: Sufficient to meet the minimum requirement.
B. Choral Emphasis
Recommended for students who plan to direct choirs in public or private secondary schools.
  • Required Units (crs.): 61 minimum
  • Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses:
  1. Voice
  2. Keyboard
    • Music: Music 111 or 311, 275, 276, 277, 285, 286, 288, 306, 307, 385, 388, 389, 485.
  • Other Requirements: A minimum of 12 credits in the student's primary applied area (voice or keyboard), of which at least 4 credits units must be at the upper level. Students with the Piano Emphasis must have at least six credits of voice. Students with the Vocal Performance Emphasis must have at least 6 credits of piano. Participation in a major choral ensemble is required each term.
  • Electives: Sufficient to meet the minimum requirement.
C. Instrumental Emphasis 
Recommended for students who plan to direct bands or orchestras in the public or private elementary and secondary schools.
  • Required Units (crs.): 61 minimum
  • Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses:
    • Music: Music 182, 275, 276, 277, 285, 286, 288, 301, 306, 307, 387, 399.
    • 3 units (crs.) from the following: Music 261, 263, 265, 267, 362, 363, 365.
  • Other Requirements: A minimum of 12 credits in the student's primary applied area, of which at least 4 credits must be at the upper level. Two of these credits must be from secondary applied areas outside the student's primary applied area.
    Note: The related instrumental techniques course is a prerequisite to the study of a secondary instrument.
  • Electives: Sufficient to meet the minimum requirement.

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