School of the Arts, Media + Culture SAMC Music

Bachelor of Arts - Major in Music

1. University Core Requirements (42 s.h.)

See music major checklist for details.

2. Required Courses (25 s.h.)

MUSI 131 Music History: Baroque and Classical (3 s.h.)
MUSI 132 Music History: Romanticism to Present (3 s.h.)
MUSI 140 Applied Keyboard Musicianship (1 s.h.)
MUSI 225 Music Theory (3 s.h.)
MUSI 226 Music Theory (3 s.h.)
MUSI 325 Advanced Music Theory (3 s.h.)
MUSI 326 Advanced Music Theory (3 s.h.)
MUSI 330 Music History to 1600 ( 3 s.h.)
MUSI 425 20th Century Music (3 s.h.)

3. Applied Music Lessons (6 s.h.)

A minimum of a ½ hour weekly lesson is required (one-hour lessons are strongly recommended) each semester for years 1-3, for a minimum 6 s.h. of credit.

4. Large Ensembles (6 s.h)

Large ensembles are recommended in each of the first two semesters and required thereafter. 

5. Music Options Courses (9 s.h.)

MUSI 100 Repertory and Studio Class (0 s.h.)
Required each semester of the Music program.

Options:

  • Music Education (9 s.h.)

Choose three of:
MUSI 371, 372, 373, 374 Instrumental Techniques (1 s.h. each)
And
MUSI 405 Introduction to Conducting (3 s.h.)
MUSI 430 Foundations and Principles of Music Education (3 s.h.)

  • Performance (9 s.h.)

MUSI 370 Junior Recital (1 s.h.)
MUSI 470 Senior Recital (1 s.h.)
MUSA 4xx Private Lessons (2,2 s.h.)

VOCALISTS:

MUSI 336 Vocal Literature (2 s.h.)
MUSI 460 Vocal Pedagogy (1 s.h.)

PIANISTS:

MUSI 333 Keyboard Literature (2 s.h.)
MUSI 450 Keyboard Pedagogy (1 s.h.)

INSTRUMENTALISTS

MUSI 331 Instrumental Literature (2 s.h.)
MUSI 420 Instrumental Pedagogy (1 s.h.)

  • General (9 s.h.)

9 s.h. of upper-level MUSI courses to be chosen in consultation with advisor

6. Ancillary Requirements (6 s.h.)

SAMC 111 Critical Issues in the Arts (3 s.h.)
SAMC 112 Interdisciplinary History of Western Arts (3 s.h.)

7. Elective Courses (33 s.h.)

Students are encouraged, but not required to take elective classes that contribute to a concentration or a minor. 

  • MUSIC Electives:

MUSI 310 Special Topics in Music (3 s.h.)
MUSI 320 Arranging for Worship Teams (2 s.h.)
MUSI 327-329 Composition (2 or 3 s.h.)
MUSI 335 Choral Literature (2 s.h.)
MUSI 339 Vocal Performance Class (1 s.h.)
MUSI 340 Introduction to Digital Recording (3 s.h.)
MUSI 341 Advanced Studio Techniques (3 s.h.)
MUSI 350 Popular Music in the 20th Century (3 s.h.)
MUSI 406 Advanced Conducting (3 s.h.)
MUSI 407 Choral Arranging (3 s.h.)
MUSI 420 Special Topics in Music (1-3 s.h.)
MUSI 427-429 Composition (2 or 3 s.h.)
MUSI 432 Songs of Faith (1 s.h.)
MUSI 435 Concepts of Music Therapy in Special Education (3 s.h.)

For complete program details, view the academic calendar here.
For MUSI course descriptions click here.

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