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.

Major Requirements (42 hours):

Music Theory & Musicianship (18 hours):

  • MUSC 200 - Music Theory I (3)
  • MUSC 201 - Aural Skills I (1)
  • MUSC 202 - Music Theory II (3)
  • MUSC 203 - Aural Skills II (1)
  • MUSC 208 - Keyboard Skills I (1)
  • MUSC 209 - Keyboard Skills II (1)
  • MUSC 300 - Music Theory III (3)
  • MUSC 301 - Aural Skills III (1)
  • MUSC 303 - Aural Skills IV (1)
  • MUSC 400 - Form & Analysis (3)

Music History and Literature (12 hours):

  • MUSC 210 - Music History I (3)
  • MUSC 211 - Music History II (3)
  • MUSC 212 - World & Popular Music (3)
  • MUSC 310 - Music History III (3)

Applied Music/Private Lessons (6 hours):

  • MUSC 278-299

Large Ensembles (6 hours) from:

  • MUSC 260 - Concert Choir
  • MUSC 265 - Symphonic Wind Ensemble
  • MUSC 270 - Chamber Orchestra

Additional Requirements:

  • Enroll in MUSC 199 - Recital Attendance for 6 semesters (7 recitals or other approved events per semester for a minimum total of 42).
  • Pass applied music exam at the end of each semester of private lessons.
  • Perform in a department recital each semester of private lessons.
  • Presenting a Senior Recital (MUSC 450) during the final year is optional.
  • Maintain a 2.0 cumulative average in music courses.