In successfully completing a music major, a student will:
In addition to the basic requirements for the degree, music courses at the upper level will be determined in consultation with the full‐time music advisor and the student. Students will pursue advanced study in performance, composition, music theory, or music history and culture to prepare for the required completion of a senior capstone project. Music majors will be advised towards a choice of senior capstone project that meets their individual needs or interests, and will be required to complete one of the following:
The music major is available as a bachelor of arts degree only, as defined in the section on degree requirements for all majors in this course catalog.
For a major: 48 credits comprised of 210, 211, 310, 311, 233, and 320. In addition, two music history courses from 354, 356, or 357, and one music history course from 251, 253, or 355; seven credits over seven semesters of required ensemble participation; six credits over six semesters of required applied lessons; a senior capstone; and four elective credits in music. The senior capstone is a 3-credit unit comprised of 490 (3 credits), or 491 (1 credit) concurrent with 403 (2 credits), or 492 (1 credit) concurrent with 403 (2 credits). At the end of the sophomore year, pass a junior standing jury prior to final admission to the music major. Also recommended is a demonstration of piano proficiency through a performance examination or by passing the class piano sequence of courses for the music major with a grade of B or better.
For a minor: 22 credits comprised of 210, 211, 233; one music history class selected from 251, 253 or 355 (354, 356, or 357 may be substituted, but only with permission of instructor); four credits over four semesters of required ensemble participation; and four credits over four semesters of applied lessons.