Students are admitted to the degree program based upon their musicality and musical literacy rather than on performance accomplishments. Musical background and proficiency in an applied instrument/voice will determine placement within the department.
Core Curriculum Requirements:
64 credit hours, including
54 credit hours, as follows
37 hours from:
- MUSC 200 - Theory I
- MUSC 201 - Sightsinging and Dictation I
- MUSC 202 - Theory II
- MUSC 203 - Sightsinging and Dictation II
- MUSC 210 - Music History I
- MUSC 211 - Music History II
- MUSC 300 - Theory III
- MUSC 301 - Sightsinging and Dictation III
- MUSC 302 - Theory IV
- MUSC 303 - Sightsinging and Dictation IV
- MUSC 304 - Producing Electronic Music I
- MUSC 310 - Music History III: Seminar
- MUSC 400 - Form and Analysis
- MUSC 401 - Orchestration Arranging
- MUSC 420 - Conducting I
8 hours of applied music from Private Lessons in:
- MUSC 278-299
8 hours (semesters) of participation in a large ensemble:
- MUSC 259-261 and/or an instrumental ensemble MUSC 265 or MUSC 270
1 hour of small ensemble from:
- MUSC 263 - Edgecliff Vocal Ensemble
- MUSC 264
- MUSC 267 - Percussion Ensemble
- MUSC 268 - Guitar Ensemble
- MUSC 269 - Chamber Music Ensemble
- MUSC 271 - Jazz Ensemble
- MUSC 273
- MUSC 277 - Piano Ensemble
- MUSC 340 - Music Production Workshop
- Pass applied music examination at the end of each semester.
- Pass eight jury exams.
- Pass a piano proficiency examination before graduation.
- Present a recital or write a thesis in major area of concentration during the senior year.
- Recital attendance (minimum of 40 recitals).
- A 2.000 cumulative average must be attained in these music courses.