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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 and Composition Emphases are eligible to earn the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science 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 with a liberal arts framework.

  • Required Units (crs.): 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 units (crs.) Primary applied music, of these, 4 crs must be at the upper level.

    • 8 units (crs.) Large ensemble.

    • Electives: 54 units (crs.) to meet the COLS/BA requirements

    • Electives: Six units (crs.) open electives.

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. A special entrance audition is required for admission to this program.
  • Required Units (crs.): 82 minimum
  • Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses:
    • Music: Music 009, 306, 307, 387.
    • Two courses from: Music 403, 404, 405.
    • 4 units (crs.) from: Music 208, 308.
    • 4 units (crs.) from: Music 261, 263, 265, 267
  • Other Requirements: A minimum of 28 units (crs.) in the student's primary applied area, of which at least 12 must be at the upper level. Students must follow the Instrumental Performance syllabus appropriate to the area of primary applied study.
  • Electives: Sufficient to meet the Minimum Requirement:
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. A special entrance audition is required for admission to this program.
  • Required Units (crs.): 82 minimum
  • Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses:
    • MusicMusic 009, 306, 307, 387 or 388, 476, 477, 478.
    • Two courses from: Music 303, 403, 404, or 405.
    • 4 units (crs.) from: Music 208 and 308.
  • Other Requirements: A minimum of 28 units (crs.) in applied piano of which at least 12 must be at the upper level.
  • Electives: Sufficient to meet the Minimum Requirement:
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. A special entrance audition is required for admission to this program.
  • Required Units (crs.): 82 minimum
  • Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses:
    • Music: Music 009, 303, 304, 306, 307, 388, 405, 485.
    • Two courses from: Music 303, 304, 405.
    • 4 units (crs.) from: Music 111, 311
  • Other Requirements: A minimum of 28 units (crs.) in applied voice, of which at least 12 must be at the upper level.
    • At least two semesters of French and/or German Language.

    • Electives: Sufficient to meet the Minimum Requirement
    E. Music Industry Emphasis 
    Recommended for students who plan a career in the various areas of the music industry.
     

    1) Music Business Option

      • Required Units (crs.): 86 minimum

      • Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses:

        • Business: Business 198, 204, 341 (Business 351, 361 may be substituted for Business 341).

        • One course from the following: Business 210, 371, 372, 376 or 379. Completion of the Business minor will substitute for all required business courses above.

        • EnglishEnglish 309.

        • Music: Music 119, 120, 306 or 307, 310,  314, 355, 356, 415, 444.

      • Other Requirements: A minimum of 12 units (crs.), in the student's primary applied area, of which at least 4 must be at the upper level.

      • Electives: Sufficient to meet the Minimum Requirement including these studies:

        • Economics: Economics 106, 206 or 207

      2) Recording Technology Option

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

        • Required Units (crs.): 81 minimum

        • Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses:

          • Business: Business 198, 204 and 341 (Business 351, 361 may be substituted for Business 341).

          • One course from the following: Business 210, 371, 372 or 376 or 379. Completion of the Business minor will substitute for all required business courses above.

          • English: English 309

          • Music: Music 113, 114, 214, 300, 306 or 307, 314, 330, 357, 358, 359, 414, 445.

        • Other Requirements: A minimum of 12 units (crs.) in the student's primary applied area, of which at least 4 must be at the upper level.

        • Electives: Sufficient to meet the Minimum Requirement including:

          • Economics: Economics 106, 206 or 207

        3) Music Business and Recording Technology Option

          • Required Units (Crs.): 76 minimum

          • Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses:

            • Music:   Music 113, 114, 119, 120, 214, 300, 305, 306 or 307, 314, 355, 357, 414 or 415, 444 or 445 (must be approved by Music Industry faculty.

            • Applied credits (4 upper level) 10 crs.

            • Major Ensemble 8 crs. (8 semesters)

            • Optional: Video/film, additional Techniques (ww/brass/string/perc), additional Practicum, additional applied study in either area.

            • Business (12 credits total): Business 198, 204, 371, 379.

          • ElectivesSufficient to meet the minimum requirement including these studies: Economics 206; English 309.

          F. Liberal Arts Emphasis 
          Recommended for students who wish to obtain a broad education in Music.
          • Required Units (crs.): 48 minimum
          • Required Course s: In addition to the Core Courses:
            • Music: Music 306, 307.
            • One course from: Music 303, 304, 403, 404, 405, 476, 477
          • Other Requirements: A minimum of 12 units (crs.) in the student's primary applied area, of which at least four must be at the upper level.
          • Electives: Sufficient courses from the Department's offerings to meet the Minimum Requirement.

          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:
            • Music: Music 179 or 180, 182 or 183, 184 or 185, 215, 216 or 218, 275, 276, 277, 285, 286, 288, 306, 307,  384, 386, 387 or 388, 485.
          • Other Requirements: A minimum of ten units (crs.) in the student's primary applied area, of which at least four units (crs.) 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:
            • Music: Music 111 or 311, 275, 276, 277, 285, 286, 288, 306, 307, 385, 388, 389, 485.
          • Other Requirements: A minimum of 12 units (crs.) in the student's primary applied area (voice or piano), of which at least four units (crs.) must be at the upper level. Piano majors must have at least six units (crs.) of voice. Voice majors must have at least six units (crs.) 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 units (crs.) in the student's primary applied area, of which at least four units (crs.) must be at the upper level. Three units (crs.) from secondary applied areas, above, are required of instrumental music education majors. Two of these units (crs.) must be from secondary applied areas outside the student's primary applied area. 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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