Music Curriculum – Major

he music department offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music with a concentration in music education (choral and/or instrumental for both elementary and secondary).

Students interested in pursuing liturgical music should consider a music major (with a music studies concentration) paired with a theology minor. Lessons in both performance and composition are available for all students.

Quick Facts

  • Total classes:
  • Weeks per class: 16
  • Total Credit Hours: 16
  • Average classes: 18
  • Total Faculty: 30
  • Scholarships:
  • Next Start Date: 08/26/2024
  • Applications Due: 08/01/2024
Course Number Course Title Credits
MUSC 100 Piano Class for Beginners I 1 Credit
MUSC 102 Learn to sing: Voice class for beginners 1 Credit
MUSC 104A Guitar Class I – Finger Style 1 Credit
MUSC 109 Foundations of Music and Musicianship 4 Credits
MUSC 110 Music Theory and Skills I 4 Credits
MUSC 113 Instrument or Voice for Non-Music Majors 1 Credit
MUSC 113A Piano for Nonmajors 1 Credit
MUSC 113B Organ for Nonmajors 1 Credit
MUSC 113C Voice for Nonmajors 1 Credit
MUSC 113D Flute for Nonmajors 1 Credit
MUSC 113E Clarinet for Nonmajors 1 Credit
MUSC 113F Bassoon for Nonmajors 1 Credit
MUSC 113G Saxophone for Nonmajors 1 Credit
MUSC 113H Trumpet for Nonmajors 1 Credit
MUSC 113I French Horn for Nonmajors 1 Credit
MUSC 113J Trombone for Nonmajors 1 Credit
MUSC 113K Euphonium/Tuba for Nonmajors 1 Credit
MUSC 113L Percussion for Nonmajors 1 Credit
MUSC 113M Guitar for Nonmajors 1 Credit
MUSC 113N High Strings for Nonmajors 1 Credit
MUSC 113O Cello for Nonmajors 1 Credit
MUSC 113P Oboe for Nonmajors 1 Credit
MUSC 113Q String Bass for Nonmajors 1 Credit
MUSC 113R Harp for Nonmajors 1 Credit
MUSC 113S Jazz Piano Nonmajor 1 Credit
MUSC 113T Jazz Saxophone Nonmajor 1 Credit
MUSC 113U Jazz Percussion Nonmajor 1 Credit
MUSC 114 Secondary Instrument or Voice for Music Majors/Minors 1 Credit
MUSC 114A Piano-Secondary Instrument for Music Majors and Minors 1 Credit
MUSC 114B Organ-Secondary Instrument for Music Majors and Minors 1 Credit
MUSC 114C Voice-Secondary Instrument for Music Majors and Minors 1 Credit
MUSC 114D Flute-Secondary Instrument for Music Majors and Minors 1 Credit
MUSC 114E Clarinet-Secondary Instrument for Music Majors and Minors 1 Credit
MUSC 114F Bassoon-Secondary Instrument for Music Majors and Minors 1 Credit
MUSC 114G Saxophone-Secondary Instrument for Music Majors and Minors 1 Credit
MUSC 114H Trumpet-Secondary Instrument for Music Majors and Minors 1 Credit
MUSC 114I French Horn-Secondary Instrument for Music Majors and Minors 1 Credit
MUSC 114J Trombone-Secondary Instrument for Music Majors and Minors 1 Credit
MUSC 114K Euphonium/Tuba-Secondary Instrument for Music Majors and Minors 1 Credit
MUSC 114L Percussion-Secondary Instrument for Music Majors and Minors 1 Credit
MUSC 114M Guitar-Secondary Instrument for Music Majors and Minors 1 Credit
MUSC 114N High Strings-Secondary Instrument for Music Majors and Minors 1 Credit
MUSC 114O Cello-Secondary Instrument for Music Majors and Minors 1 Credit
MUSC 114P Oboe-Secondary Instrument for Music Majors and Minors 1 Credit
MUSC 114Q String Bass-Secondary Instrument for Music Majors and Minors 1 Credit
MUSC 114R Harp-Secondary Instrument for Music Majors and Minors 1 Credit
MUSC 114S Jazz Piano Secondary 1 Credit
MUSC 114T Jazz Saxophone Secondary 1 Credit
MUSC 114U Jazz Percussion Secondary 1 Credit
MUSC 150 Music Through History 4 Credits
MUSC 151 Music Through Theory 2-4 Credits
MUSC 157 Piano Music from Bach to Jazz 2 Credits
MUSC 210 Music Theory and Skills II 4 Credits
MUSC 212 Comprehensive Musicianship IV 3 Credits
MUSC 222 Musicianship Skills IV 1 Credit
MUSC 227 Major Instrument or Voice for Music Majors 1 Credit
MUSC 227A Piano Major Instrument or Voice 1 Credit
MUSC 227B Organ Major Instrument or Voice 1 Credit
MUSC 227C Voice Major Instrument or Voice 1 Credit
MUSC 227D Flute Major Instrument or Voice 1 Credit
MUSC 227E Clarinet Major Instrument or Voice 1 Credit
MUSC 227F Bassoon Major Instrument or Voice 1 Credit
MUSC 227G Saxophone Major Instrument or Voice 1 Credit
MUSC 227H Trumpet Major Instrument or Voice 1 Credit
MUSC 227I French Horn Major Instrument or Voice 1 Credit
MUSC 227J Trombone Major Instrument or Voice 1 Credit
MUSC 227K Euphonium/Tuba Major Instrument or Voice 1 Credit
MUSC 227L Percussion Major Instrument or Voice 1 Credit
MUSC 227M Guitar Major Instrument or Voice 1 Credit
MUSC 227N High String Major Instrument or Voice 1 Credit
MUSC 227O Cello Major Instrument or Voice 1 Credit
MUSC 227P Oboe Major Instrument or Voice 1 Credit
MUSC 227Q String Bass Major Instrument or Voice 1 Credit
MUSC 227R Harp Major Instrument or Voice 1 Credit
MUSC 227S Jazz Piano Major Instrument or Voice 1 Credit
MUSC 227T Jazz Saxophone Major Instrument or Voice 1 Credit
MUSC 227U Jazz Percussion Major Instrument or Voice 1 Credit
MUSC 227V PERCUSSION-DRUMSET 1 Credit
MUSC 228 Instrument or Voice for Music Minors 1 Credit
MUSC 228A Piano Minor 1 Credit
MUSC 228B Organ Minor 1 Credit
MUSC 228C Voice Minors 1 Credit
MUSC 228D Flute Minors 1 Credit
MUSC 228E Clarinet Minors 1 Credit
MUSC 228F Bassoon Minors 1 Credit
MUSC 228G Saxophone Minors 1 Credit
MUSC 228H Trumpet Minors 1 Credit
MUSC 228I French Horn Minors 1 Credit
MUSC 228J Trombone Minors 1 Credit
MUSC 228K Euphonium/Tuba Minors 1 Credit
MUSC 228L Percussion Minors 1 Credit
MUSC 228M Guitar Minors 1 Credit
MUSC 228N High String Minors 1 Credit
MUSC 228O Cello Minors 1 Credit
MUSC 228P Oboe Minors 1 Credit
MUSC 228Q String Bass Minors 1 Credit
MUSC 228R Harp Minors 1 Credit
MUSC 228S Jazz Piano Minor 1 Credit
MUSC 228T Jazz Saxophone Minor 1 Credit
MUSC 228U Jazz Percussion Minor 1 Credit
MUSC 230 Symphonic Band 1 Credit
MUSC 231 Wind Ensemble 1 Credit
MUSC 232 Chamber Choir 1 Credit
MUSC 233 Orchestra 1 Credit
MUSC 234 Men’s Chorus 1 Credit
MUSC 235 Women’s Choir 1 Credit
MUSC 237 Clarinet Ensemble 1 Credit
MUSC 238 Jazz Ensemble 1 Credit
MUSC 239 All-College Choir 1 Credit
MUSC 240 Small Ensemble Performance 1 Credit
MUSC 240E Pit Orchestra 1 Credit
MUSC 241 Saxophone Quartet 1 Credit
MUSC 242 Brass Choir 1 Credit
MUSC 245 Guitar Ensemble 1 Credit
MUSC 260 Composition 4 Credits
MUSC 261 Fiddle Class 1-2 Credits
MUSC 265 Songwriters Workshop – Anthems of Justice in the 1960s 2 Credits
MUSC 270R MUSIC IN CORK 1-6 Credits
MUSC 271 Individual Learning Project 1-4 Credits
MUSC 272 Topics in Popular Music/Jazz Studies 1-4 Credits
MUSC 272C Jazz Piano 1 Credit
MUSC 272E South African Jazz and Popular Music Abroad 2 Credits
MUSC 272G Jazz Voice 1 Credit
MUSC 272H Jazz Drumming 1 Credit
MUSC 273 Instrumental Jazz Improvisation 2 Credits
MUSC 278A Music and the Moving Image 4 Credits
MUSC 301 Classical Music Tradition: Western Music History up to 1800 2 Credits
MUSC 302 Romantic Spirit 2 Credits
MUSC 303 Music in the 20th and 21st Centuries: Experimentation and Crosscurrents 2 Credits
MUSC 305 Music in Film, TV and Gaming 2 Credits
MUSC 310 Philosophy of Music 4 Credits
MUSC 316 Woodwind Methods 1 Credit
MUSC 317 Percussion Methods 1 Credit
MUSC 318 Brass Methods 1 Credit
MUSC 319 String Methods 1 Credit
MUSC 323 Choral Techniques I 4 Credits
MUSC 324 Advanced Choral Conducting, Techniques, and Literature 4 Credits
MUSC 325 Basic Instrumental Conducting 2 Credits
MUSC 326 Advanced Instrumental Conducting and Jazz Methods 3 Credits
MUSC 327 Music for the Liturgy 4 Credits
MUSC 328 Advanced Choral Conducting, Techniques, and Literature 4 Credits
MUSC 331 Musics of the World 2 Credits
MUSC 332 Gender Identity and Sexuality in Music 2 Credits
MUSC 333 Punks and Rockers: Alienation in Rock Music 2 Credits
MUSC 334 Music as Communication – Building Communities between campus and Kenya 4 Credits
MUSC 337 Major Instrument or Voice 1,2 Credits
MUSC 337A Piano-Major Instrument 1-2 Credits
MUSC 337B Organ-Major Instrument 1-2 Credits
MUSC 337C Voice-Major Instrument 1-2 Credits
MUSC 337D Flute-Major Instrument 1-2 Credits
MUSC 337E Clarinet-Major Instrument 1-2 Credits
MUSC 337F Bassoon-Major Instrument 1-2 Credits
MUSC 337G Saxophone-Major Instrument 1-2 Credits
MUSC 337H Trumpet-Major Instrument 1-2 Credits
MUSC 337I French Horn-Major Instrument 1-2 Credits
MUSC 337J Trombone-Major Instrument 1-2 Credits
MUSC 337K Euphonium/Tuba-Major Instrument 1-2 Credits
MUSC 337L Percussion-Major Instrument 1-2 Credits
MUSC 337M Guitar-Major Instrument 1-2 Credits
MUSC 337N High Strings-Major Instrument 1-2 Credits
MUSC 337O Cello-Major Instrument 1-2 Credits
MUSC 337P Oboe-Major Instrument 1-2 Credits
MUSC 337Q String Bass-Major Instrument 1-2 Credits
MUSC 337R Harp-Major Instrument 1-2 Credits
MUSC 337S Jazz Piano Majors 1-2 Credits
MUSC 337T Jazz Saxophone Majors 1-2 Credits
MUSC 337U Jazz Percussion Majors 1-2 Credits
MUSC 338 Major Instrument or Voice 2-4 Credits
MUSC 340 Music Analysis 2 Credits
MUSC 341 Piano Pedagogy 1-2 Credits
MUSC 342 Topics in Special Studies 1-4 Credits
MUSC 342A Service Playing 1-4 Credits
MUSC 342C Diction and Repertoire 1-4 Credits
MUSC 342F Digital Tools for Musicians I 2 Credits
MUSC 342G Digital Audio Editing (DAW) 2 Credits
MUSC 342H Vocal Repertoire Survey 1-2 Credits
MUSC 343 Vocal Pedagogy 1-4 Credits
MUSC 345 Notation and Orchestration 4 Credits
MUSC 346 Tonal Counterpoint 2 Credits
MUSC 347 Special Studies in Theory, Analysis and Composition 1-4 Credits
MUSC 351 Piano Literature 1-4 Credits
MUSC 357 Individual Composition Instruction 2 Credits
MUSC 358 Vocal Performance Workshop 2 Credits
MUSC 360 Composition Techniques 4 Credits
MUSC 370LA MUSC/20TH C BRITAIN(FA,AE)LOND 4 Credits
MUSC 370R Music in Cork 1-6 Credits
MUSC 370SA MUSIC AGE OF MOZART (AE) 3 Credits
MUSC 371 Individual Learning Project 1-4 Credits
MUSC 374 Jazz History and Traditions 2 Credits
MUSC 378A Punks and Rockers: Alienation in Rock Music and Literature 4 Credits
MUSC 391 Recital 1 Credit
MUSC 392 Recital 1 Credit
MUSC 393 Junior Project 1 Credit
MUSC 394 Senior Project 0 Credits
MUSC 397 Internship 1-16 Credits
MUSC 410 VoiceCare Topics courses 1-5 Credits