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Music

Common Core Sequence

For Music course descriptions, see the 2005-2007 Academic Course Catalog.

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Basic Requirements - common to all concentrations

____ MUSC 111, Comprehensive Musicianship I (3)
____ MUSC 112, Comprehensive Musicianship II (3)
____ MUSC 121, Musicianship Skills I (1)
____ MUSC 122, Musicianship Skills II (1)
____ MUSC 211, Comprehensive Musicianship III (3)
____ MUSC 221, Musicianship Skills III (1)
____ MUSC 212, Comprehensive Musicianship IV (3)
____ MUSC 222, Musicianship Skills IV (1)
____ MUSC 335, History of Music I (4)
____ MUSC 336, History of Music II (4)
(24 credits)

Special Requirements:
All music majors are required to demonstrate basic musicianship, performance ability on a major instrument and piano proficiency(if the major instrument is other than keyboard).  Some concentrations require additional proficiencies and/or secondary instrument study(see below).  Participation in a choral and/or instrumental ensemble is required of majors in all concentrations.  All seniors successfully complete a final project as their concentration requires.


Concentration in Liturgical Music

____ Basic Requirements (24 credits)

____ MUSC 323, Choral Techniques I (4)
____ MUSC 324, Choral Techniques II (4)
____ MUSC 327, Music for the Liturgy (4)

Seven semesters in applied music (227, 337), of which at least five are in one of the following: organ, voice, or guitar (1,2)

Theology Requirements

THEO 180, The Christian Tradition (4) (TH)
THEO 202, Engaging Scripture (4)
THEO 350, Christian Worship (4)
THEO 351, Initiation and Eucharist (4)
EDUC 390, Human Relations (4)

*Special Requirements: Demonstration of organ and voice proficiency is required (MUSC 114,); demonstration of guitar proficiency is recommended. Organ majors must satisfy a proficiency in service playing (MUSC 342)

Special Requirements: Participation in a choral and/or instrumental ensemble for seven semesters.

(46-53 credits)
(70-77 total credits)


Concentration in Music Composition

____ Basic Requirements (24 credits)

____ MUSC 339, Setting Notes: Creative Writing (4)
____ MUSC 340, Music Designs (4)
____ MUSC 345, Special Studies in Orchestration (2)
____ MUSC 346, Special Studies in Tonal Counterpoint (2)
____ Seven semesters in the major instrument: MUSC 227, 337 (1,2)
____ Two semesters of MUSC 357 or 359, Comp. Projects (4-8)
(28-36 additional credits)
(52-60 total credits)

**If Major instrument is not piano, continued piano study is recommended even after successful completion of piano proficiency examination.

Special Requirements: Participation in a choral and/or instrumental ensemble for seven semesters.


Concentration in Music Education

____ Basic Requirements (24 credits)

Sequences are offered in choral education and instrumental education.

Courses for Choral Education:
____ MUSC 323, Choral Techniques I (4)
____ MUSC 324, Choral Techniques II (4)

Courses for Instrumental Education:
____ MUSC 316, Woodwind Methods (1)
____ MUSC 317, Percussion Methods (1)
____ MUSC 318, Brass Methods (1)
____ MUSC 319, String Methods (1)
____ MUSC 325, Basic Instrumental Conducting (2)
____ MUSC 326, Advanced Instrumental Conducting and Jazz Methods (3)

____ Seven semesters in the major instrument: (MUSC 227, 337) (1,2)
(22-29 credits)
(46-53 total credits)

Special Requirements: Participation in a choral and/or instrumental ensemble for seven semesters.  For instrumental education:  seven semesters of large ensemble experience (from 231, 233 or 238) and a minimum of two additional semesters of small ensemble experience (from 237, 240 instrmental ensembles, or 241-243).

Note: Students in Music Education are required to have a secondary instrument (MUSC 114). Those pursuing the choral education sequence who do not have voice as their primary area of study must fulfill two levels of voice competencies (distributed by the instructor)

See the education department listing for the major/minor requirements.


Concentration in Music Studies

____ Basic Requirements (24 credits)

____ Eight semesters in major instrument: MUSC 227, 337 (1,2)
____ Eight credits from MUSC 327, 339-354
        (credits from 316-326 are also accepted)
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(24-28 credits)
(48-52 total credits)

Special Requirements: Participation in a choral and/or instrumental ensemble for seven semesters.


Concentration in Performance

____ Basic Requirements (24 credits)

____ Eight semesters in the major instrument: MUSC 227, 337 (1,2)

Eight credits from MUSC 327, 339-354
        (credits from 316-326 are also accepted)
**Note: Pedagogical courses under the special studies division are recommended for this degree concentration.
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____ _________________________________________
(24-32 credits)
(48-56 total credits)

NOTE: Voice performance majors must meet proficiency in one language (French, German, Italian, or Spanish)

Special Requirements: Solo recital in the junior and senior years.  Participation in a choral and/or instrumental ensemble for eight semesters.


Minor in Music (24 credits)

____ MUSC 111, Comprehensive Musicianship I (3)
____ MUSC 121, Musicianship Skills I (1)
____ MUSC 112, Comprehensive Musicianship II (3)
____ MUSC 122, Musicianship Skills II (1)
____ MUSC 150, Music through History (4) FA
____ (MUSC 211 and 221 if placed out of 111 and 121)
____ Four credits of electives chosen from 152-159, 211, 221, (211 and 221 not applicable as electives if placed out of 111 and 121), 227 (2 credits max.), 271-274, 325, 327, 342-02A, 358(major role).
____ Four semesters of MUSC 227, Major Instrument or Voice (1)
(28 credits)

Special Requirements: Participation in a choral and/or instrumental ensemble for four semesters.


Suggested first semester program of study:

CORE 100 or HONR 100, Symposium (4)
MUSC 111, Comprehensive Musicianship I (3)
MUSC 121, Musicianship Skills I (1)
MUSC 227, Major Instrument or Voice (1)
Major Ensemble (0-1)
Foreign language or other Core requirement (4)

Suggested second semester program of study:

MUSC 112, Comprehensive Musicianship II (3)
MUSC 122, Musicianship Skills II (1)
MUSC 227, Major Instrument or Voice (1)
MUSC 114, Secondary Instrument for Music Majors (1) (piano in preparation of piano proficiency exam.)
Major Ensemble (0-1)
CORE 101 or HONR 101 Symposium (4)
Foreign language or other Core requirement (4)

For more information, see the Music Department website.