Major in Music with Concentration in Vocal Music Performance

Students must complete the basic program, which includes the following courses:

  • *MUSC 1000 Foundations of Music (C- or higher)
  • MUSC 2000 Concepts & Design I (C- or higher)
  • MUSC 2010 Concepts & Design II (C- or higher)
  • MUSC 3000 Critical Skills & Music Analysis (C- or higher)
  • MUSC 3120 Music History II (C- or higher)
  • MUSC 3532 Conducting I (C- or higher)

*While Foundations of Music is a prerequisite for all music theory courses, students with a solid background may test out of the class.

In addition, students must take one music history/literature course for 4 credits (or two classes at 2 credits a piece to equal 4 credits). The following courses will count:

  • MUSC 2100 History of Jazz (C- or higher)
  • MUSC 2120 The Age of Enlightenment—Mozart and Beethoven (C- or higher)
  • MUSC 2130 Women in Music (C- or higher)
  • MUSC 2140 World Music—Globalization in Sound (C- or higher)
  • MUSC 2150 Wagner’s “Tristan and Isolde”: Sensual Love and Philosophy of Music (C- or higher)
  • MUSC 3122 Symphonic Literature (C- or higher)
  • MUSC 3142 History of Opera (C- or higher)

Students must complete the vocal music performance concentration requirements as follows, if not already completed above:

  • MUSC 4220 Vocal Pedagogy (C- or higher)
  • Students must participate in Singers (MUSC 15S1) each semester (C- or higher)
  • Students must attend all recitals required by the department
  • 16 hours of studio voice is required. It is recommended that a student takes two credits each semester. These courses include MUSC 1511, MUSC 1521, MUSC 2511, MUSC 2521, MUSC 3511, MUSC 3521, MUSC 4511, MUSC 4521, MUSC 1512, MUSC 1522, MUSC 2512, MUSC 2522, MUSC 3512, MUSC 3522, MUSC 4512, MUSC 4522
  • Students must complete one shared half recital
  • Students must complete one solo recital

Students must complete a senior seminar and comprehensive exam in their major.

Major in Music with Concentration in Instrumental Music Performance

Students must complete the basic program, which includes the following courses:

  • *MUSC 1000 Foundations of Music (C- or higher)
  • MUSC 2000 Concepts & Design I (C- or higher)
  • MUSC 2010 Concepts & Design II (C- or higher)
  • MUSC 3000 Critical Skills & Music Analysis (C- or higher)
  • MUSC 3110 Music History I (C- or higher)
  • MUSC 3120 Music History II (C- or higher)
  • MUSC 3532 Conducting I (C- or higher)

*While Foundations of Music is a prerequisite for all music theory courses, students with a solid background may test out of the class.

In addition, students must take one music history/literature course for 4 credits (or two classes at 2 credits a piece to equal 4 credits). The following courses will count:

  • MUSC 2100 History of Jazz (C- or higher)
  • MUSC 2120 The Age of Enlightenment—Mozart and Beethoven (C- or higher)
  • MUSC 2130 Women in Music (C- or higher)
  • MUSC 2140 World Music—Globalization in Sound (C- or higher)
  • MUSC 2150 Wagner’s “Tristan and Isolde”: Sensual Love and Philosophy of Music (C- or higher)
  • MUSC 3122 Symphonic Literature (C- or higher)
  • MUSC 3142 History of Opera (C- or higher)

Students must complete the instrumental music performance concentration in piano, organ, guitar, or orchestral instruments (the latter with special permission). Requirements, if not already completed above, are as follows:

  • Students must complete one shared half recital
  • Students must complete one solo recital
  • Students must attend all recitals required by the department
  • Students must participate in a departmental or departmentally approved ensemble (MUSC 1501) each semester
  • 16 hours of credit in studio study for one selected instrument is required. It is recommended that a student takes two credits each semester. MUSC 1511, MUSC 1521, MUSC 2511, MUSC 2521, MUSC 3511, MUSC 3521, MUSC 4511, MUSC 4521, MUSC 1512, MUSC 1522, MUSC 2512, MUSC 2522, MUSC 3512, MUSC 3522, MUSC 4512, and/or MUSC 4522

Students must complete a senior seminar and comprehensive exam in their major:

  • Comprehensive Exam
  • MUSC 4900 Senior Seminar (C- or higher)

Major in Music with Concentration in Church Music Performance

Students must complete the basic program, which includes the following courses:

  • *MUSC 1000 Foundations of Music (C- or higher)
  • MUSC 2000 Concepts & Design I (C- or higher)
  • MUSC 2010 Concepts & Design II (C- or higher)
  • MUSC 3000 Critical Skills & Music Analysis (C- or higher)
  • MUSC 3110 Music History I (C- or higher)
  • MUSC 3120 Music History II (C- or higher)
  • MUSC 3532 Conducting I (C- or higher)

*While Foundations of Music is a prerequisite for all music theory courses, students with a solid background may test out of the class.

In addition, students must take one music history/literature course for 4 credits (or two classes at 2 credits a piece to equal 4 credits). The following courses will count:

  • MUSC 2100 History of Jazz (C- or higher)
  • MUSC 2120 The Age of Enlightenment—Mozart and Beethoven (C- or higher)
  • MUSC 2130 Women in Music (C- or higher)
  • MUSC 2140 World Music—Globalization in Sound (C- or higher)
  • MUSC 2150 Wagner’s “Tristan and Isolde”: Sensual Love and Philosophy of Music (C- or higher)
  • MUSC 3122 Symphonic Literature (C- or higher)
  • MUSC 3142 History of Opera (C- or higher)

Students must complete the church concentration requirements as follows. Requirements completed can be double counted:

  • MUSC 3542 Conducting II
  • MUSC 4110 Church Music Literature/Hymnology
  • MUSC 4852 Internship for Church Musicians
  • RLST #### Religious Studies course, of student choice
  • Students must participate in Singers (MUSC 15S1) each semester
  • 6 hours of credit in studio study in one area (must be voice, piano, or organ) is required. Courses include MUSC 1511, MUSC 1521, MUSC 2511, MUSC 2521, MUSC 3511, MUSC 3521, MUSC 4511, MUSC 4521, MUSC 1512, MUSC 1522, MUSC 2512, MUSC 2522, MUSC 3512, MUSC 3522, MUSC 4512, MUSC 4522
  • Students must complete one solo half recital no earlier than the sixth semester of the performance study
  • Students must attend all recitals required by the department

Students must complete a senior seminar and comprehensive exam in their major:

  • Comprehensive Exam
  • MUSC 4900 Senior Seminar (C- or higher)

Major in Music with Concentration in Music History

Students must complete the basic program, which includes the following courses:

  • *MUSC 1000 Foundations of Music (C- or higher)
  • MUSC 2000 Concepts & Design I (C- or higher)
  • MUSC 2010 Concepts & Design II (C- or higher)
  • MUSC 3000 Critical Skills & Music Analysis (C- or higher)
  • MUSC 3110 Music History I (C- or higher)
  • MUSC 3120 Music History II (C- or higher)
  • MUSC 3532 Conducting I (C- or higher)

*While Foundations of Music is a prerequisite for all music theory courses, students with a solid background may test out of the class.

In addition, students must take one music history/literature course for 4 credits (or two classes at 2 credits a piece to equal 4 credits). The following courses will count:

  • MUSC 2100 History of Jazz (C- or higher)
  • MUSC 2120 The Age of Enlightenment—Mozart and Beethoven (C- or higher)
  • MUSC 2130 Women in Music (C- or higher)
  • MUSC 2140 World Music—Globalization in Sound (C- or higher)
  • MUSC 2150 Wagner’s “Tristan and Isolde”: Sensual Love and Philosophy of Music (C- or higher)
  • MUSC 3122 Symphonic Literature (C- or higher)
  • MUSC 3142 History of Opera (C- or higher)

The concentration in music history requires the following:

  • 4 hours of credit in studio study in one performance area is required. The following courses apply: MUSC 1511, MUSC 1521, MUSC 2511, MUSC 2521, MUSC 3511, MUSC 3521, MUSC 4511, MUSC 4521, MUSC 1512, MUSC 1522, MUSC 2512, MUSC 2522, MUSC 3512, MUSC 3522, MUSC 4512, and/or MUSC 4522
  • 4 credits in a history (HIST) courses, of student choice
  • 8 hours in music history courses, of student choice. Music history classes listed in above section may count.
  • MUSC 4910 Undergraduate Thesis
  • Students must participate in a vocal (MUSC 15S1) or instrumental (MUSC 1501) ensemble for four semesters.
  • Students must attend all recitals required by the department

Students must complete a senior seminar and a comprehensive exam in their major:

  • Comprehensive Exam
  • MUSC 4900 Senior Seminar (C- or higher)

Major in Music with Concentration in Self-Design

Students must complete the basic program, which includes the following courses:

  • *MUSC 1000 Foundations of Music (C- or higher)
  • MUSC 2000 Concepts & Design I (C- or higher)
  • MUSC 2010 Concepts & Design II (C- or higher)
  • MUSC 3000 Critical Skills & Music Analysis (C- or higher)
  • MUSC 3110 Music History I (C- or higher)
  • MUSC 3120 Music History II (C- or higher)
  • MUSC 3532 Conducting I (C- or higher)

*While Foundations of Music is a prerequisite for all music theory courses, students with a solid background may test out of the class.

In addition, students must take one music history/literature course for 4 credits (or two classes at 2 credits a piece to equal 4 credits). The following courses will count:

  • MUSC 2100 History of Jazz (C- or higher)
  • MUSC 2120 The Age of Enlightenment—Mozart and Beethoven (C- or higher)
  • MUSC 2130 Women in Music (C- or higher)
  • MUSC 2140 World Music—Globalization in Sound (C- or higher)
  • MUSC 2150 Wagner’s “Tristan and Isolde”: Sensual Love and Philosophy of Music (C- or higher)
  • MUSC 3122 Symphonic Literature (C- or higher)
  • MUSC 3142 History of Opera (C- or higher)

Requirements for the self-designed concentration are as follows:

  • Student must double major or minor in a non-music field of study
  • Student must complete a music thesis (MUSC 4910) that connects the related non-music field to his or her music major studies. The thesis must be approved by both the music faculty and the chair of the department of the related field of study.
  • Students must attend all recitals required by the department.
  • Students must participate in an ensemble (MUSC 1501), vocal or instrumental, for four semesters

Students must complete a senior seminar and a comprehensive exam in their major:

  • Comprehensive Exam
  • MUSC 4900 Senior Seminar (C- or higher)

Concentration in Vocal Music Performance

Students must complete the following courses:

  • MUSC 1000 Foundations of Music
  • MUSC 4220 Vocal Pedagogy
  • 16 hours of studio study is required. The following courses apply: MUSC 1511, MUSC 1521, MUSC 2511, MUSC 2521, MUSC 3511, MUSC 3521, MUSC 4511, MUSC 4521, MUSC 1512, MUSC 1522, MUSC 2512, MUSC 2522, MUSC 3512, MUSC 3522, MUSC 4512, MUSC 4522
  • Students must attend all recitals required by the department
  • Students must participate in Singers (MUSC 15S1) each semester
  • Students must complete one shared half recital
  • Students must complete one solo recital

Concentration in Instrumental Music Performance

Students may elect a performance concentration in piano, organ, guitar, or orchestral instruments (the latter with special permission) in tandem with a major in music or any other major the College offers. Students must complete the instrumental music performance concentration in piano, organ, guitar, or orchestral instruments (the later with special permission). Requirements are as follows:

  • MUSC 1000 Foundations of Music
  • Students must complete one shared half recital
  • Students must complete one solo recital
  • Students must attend all recitals required by the department
  • Students must participate in an ensemble (MUSC 1501) each semester
  • 16 hours of credit in studio study for one selected instrument is required. It is recommended that a student takes two credits each semester. MUSC 1511, MUSC 1521, MUSC 2511, MUSC 2521, MUSC 3511, MUSC 3521, MUSC 4511, MUSC 4521, MUSC 1512, MUSC 1522, MUSC 2512, MUSC 2522, MUSC 3512, MUSC 3522, MUSC 4512, and/or MUSC 4522

Minor in Music

Students may complete the minor alone or in tandem with a music performance concentration. All students must complete foundation courses. Choose one foundation path below.

Foundation Path A:

  • MUSC 1000 Foundations of Music
  • MUSC 2000 Concepts & Design I

Foundation Path B:

  • MUSC 2000 Concepts & Design I
  • MUSC 2010 Concept & Design II

Students must complete 4 hours in music history courses, of student choice. Choose from the following:

  • MUSC 2100 History of Jazz
  • MUSC 2120 The Age of Enlightenment—Mozart and Beethoven
  • MUSC 2130 Women in Music
  • MUSC 2140 World Music—Globalization in Sound
  • MUSC 2150 Wagner’s “Tristan and Isolde”: Sensual Love and Philosophy of Music
  • MUSC 3110 Music History I
  • MUSC 3120 Music History II
  • MUSC 3122 Symphonic Literature
  • MUSC 3142 History of Opera

In addition, all students must take a minimum of four semester’s worth of applied music courses at 1–2 semester hours each in one performance area. The following courses apply: MUSC 1511, MUSC 1521, MUSC 2511, MUSC 2521, MUSC 3511, MUSC 3521, MUSC 4511, MUSC 4521, MUSC 1512, MUSC 1522, MUSC 2512, MUSC 2522, MUSC 3512, MUSC 3522, MUSC 4512, and/or MUSC 4522

Students must also participate in an ensemble each semester. The ensemble may be choral (MUSC 15S1) or instrumental (MUSC 1501). The courses below satisfy this requirement:

  • MUSC 15S1
  • MUSC 1501