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Undergraduate Catalog

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Music 

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Music Minor

Applied Music Study


Music 

Policy

  • All music majors are required to register for MUSC 137/337 (Concert Choir) every semester in which they are enrolled except the semester they register for MUSC 425 and 429 (student teaching).
  • All music majors are required to attend the weekly music department forum every semester in which they are enrolled except for the semester they register for MUSC 425 and 429.
  • All MUVO or MUPI 171/371 credits (applied lessons) required in Bachelor of Music degrees must be completed in the same major applied area, either piano or voice, except as noted for specific major requirements.
  • Music majors should consult the music department handbook for a complete list of policies and procedures.
  • All music majors must register for a piano class each semester until all packages are successfully completed.  Each student will be limited to three attempts to register and pass each class.  

Music Major (Bachelor of Arts)

  • core curriculum and mission seminars – see the core curriculum section of this catalog
  • music core – MUSC 105, 116, 117, 151, 152, 205, 251, 252, 265, 327, 328, eight credits of applied music lessons (171/371), eight credits MUSC 137/337
  • additional music requirements – MUPI 390 or MUVO 390, four credits MUVO 172/372 (voice majors), six credits MUSC electives
  • final degree requirements – see the degree requirements section of this catalog (for music majors the BA requirement is satisfied by 14 credits of world language, of which six credits are the same world language
    The total credits of the core and major requirements are 51. The core curriculum and mission seminars require 38-52 credits. A total of 128 credits, 43 of which need to be at the 300/400 level, are required to graduate. Transfer course and waivers and/or substitutions could modify these credit totals.  

Music Education  

Policy

  • Students choose an emphasis in piano, piano pedagogy, voice, and/or vocal pedagogy.
  • All music majors are required to register for MUSC 137/337 (Concert Choir) every semester in which they are enrolled except the semester they register for MUSC 425 and 429 (student teaching).
  • All music majors are required to attend the weekly music department forum every semester in which they are enrolled except for the semester they register for MUSC 425 and 429.
  • All MUVO or MUPI 171/371 credits (applied lessons) required in Bachelor of Music degrees must be completed in the same major applied area, either piano or voice, except as noted for specific major requirements.
  • Music majors should consult the music department handbook for a complete list of policies and procedures.
  • All music majors must register for a piano class each semester until all packages are successfully completed.  Each student will be limited to three attempts to register and pass each class.
  • See the School of Education Web pages for teacher education policy.  

Music, Early Childhood through Adolescence, Education Major (Choral and General Music Pre-K–12) (Bachelor of Music)

  • core curriculum and mission seminars – see the core curriculum section of this catalog
  • Education majors are required to take specific general education courses to satisfy DPI licensure requirements. Students may take any course fulfilling the core curriculum requirement categories, with the exception of specific courses in the categories following: oral communication – EDUC 255; historical analysis – HIST 101, 102, 105, 106, 111, or 112; scientific reasoning in the natural sciences – ENVS 101 and CHEM 101 or ESCI 103 or PHYS 102; theological inquiry – RLST 160 or 342; integrating faith and practice – RLST 433.
  • major requirements – MUSC 105, 116, 117, 151, 152, 205, 206, 237, 238, 251, 252, 265, 327, 328, 353, 420, 453, MUPI 390 or MUVO 390, eight credits of 171/371 (piano majors – applied music lessons should include at least two credits of voice), eight credits MUSC 137/337, four credits MUVO 172/372 (voice majors)
  • education requirements – EDUC 150, 215, 255, 306, 316, 330, 390, 482, MUSC 303, 340, 342, 425, 429
  • final degree requirements – see the degree requirements section of this catalog
    The total credits of the major and education requirements are 106. The core curriculum and mission seminars require 38-52 credits. A total of 128 credits, 43 of which need to be at the 300/400 level, are required to graduate. Transfer course and waivers and/or substitutions could modify these credit totals.

Music Performance  

Policy

  • Students choose an emphasis in piano, piano pedagogy, voice, and/or vocal pedagogy.
  • All music majors are required to register for MUSC 137/337 (Concert Choir) every semester in which they are enrolled except the semester they register for MUSC 425 and 429 (student teaching).
  • All music majors are required to attend the weekly music department forum every semester in which they are enrolled except for the semester they register for MUSC 425 and 429.
  • All MUVO or MUPI 171/371 credits (applied lessons) required in Bachelor of Music degrees must be completed in the same major applied area, either piano or voice, except as noted for specific major requirements.
  • Music majors should consult the music department handbook for a complete list of policies and procedures.
  • All music majors must register for a piano class each semester until all packages are successfully completed.  Each student will be limited to three attempts to register and pass each class.  

Music Performance Major (Bachelor of Music)

  • core curriculum and mission seminars – see the core curriculum section of this catalog
  • major requirements – MUSC 105, 116, 117, 151, 152, 205, 251, 252, 265, 327, 328, eight credits of applied music lessons (171/371), eight credits MUSC 137/337
  • emphasis –select one
    • piano emphasis – MUPI 390, 490, MUSC 206, 284, 308, 333, 353, 433, 453, eight credits MUPI 171/371
    • voice emphasis – DANC 110, MUSC 206, 237, 238, 284, 332, 353, 420, 453, 465, MUVO 390, 490, MUTH 300, eight credits MUVO 171/371, eight credits MUVO 172/372, 12 credits (minimum of six in each of two) world language selected from French, German, Italian, or Spanish
    • piano pedagogy emphasis –MUPI 490; MUSC 206, 284, 308, 333, 340, 353, 433, 453; four credits MUPI 487; eight credits MUPI 171/371, PSYC 100
    • vocal pedagogy emphasis – MUSC 206, 237, 238, 284, 303 or 342, 332, 353, 420, 453; 465; MUVO 490, four credits MUVO 487, eight credits MUVO 171/371, eight credits MUVO 172/372, 12 credits (minimum of six in each of two) world language selected from French, German, Italian, or Spanish, PSYC 100
  • final degree requirements – see the degree requirements section of this catalog
    The total credits of the major requirements are 67-76 for the piano emphases and 94-99 for the voice emphases. The core curriculum and mission seminars require 38-52 credits. A total of 128 credits, 43 of which need to be at the 300/400 level, are required to graduate. Transfer course and waivers and/or substitutions could modify these credit totals.