Course Descriptions:

MUSIC CORE REQUIREMENTS
MUSC 111 | Fundamentals of Music (3 credit hours)
Introduction to Musical Studies will acquaint music majors with fundamentals in musicianship that include musical notation, pitch (scales/key signatures), meter & rhythm, chords/harmony (including triads and seventh chords) as well as an increased awareness of musical literature, all in an effort to better one’s musical understanding and resulting application of these concepts.
Generals Studies Outcome: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics  

MUSC 241 | Music Theory I (4 credit hours)
This course is an integrated study of the theoretical practices of the 18th and 19th centuries. It includes a review of clefs, scales, key signatures, intervals, triads, and basic rhythmic notation, studies in melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic dictation, and sight-singing.
Generals Studies Outcome: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics  

MUSC 242 | Music Theory II (4 credit hours)
This course is an integrated study of the theoretical practices of the 18th and 19th centuries. It includes the study of secondary triads, six-four chords, dominant and supertonic sevenths, elementary modulation, studies in melodic, rhythmic and harmonic dictation, and sight-singing.
Generals Studies Outcome: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics  

MUSC 310 | World Musics (3 credit hours)
World Musics is an introduction to ethnomusicology, integrating the disciplines of anthropology and musicology. Students will learn to experience and understand music in the context of cultural beliefs and societal institutions. Students will gain exposure to, and analyze the musics of Africa, Native America, Asia, the Near East, the Pacific, and Eastern Europe. This course will also provide the student the tools with which to discover the meanings of music in the life of any society.
Generals Studies Outcome: Community, Regional & Global Studies/Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

MUSC 442 | Music History II (1750 – Present) (3 credit hours)
This course is a study of the development of music from the beginning of the Classical period to the present with stylistic analysis of musical examples.
Generals Studies Outcome: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

MUSIC PERFORMANCE OPTION
MUSC 341 | Music Theory III (3 credit hours)
This course is an integrated study of the theoretical practices of the 18th and 19th centuries. It includes a detailed study of the chromatic harmonic practices of the 19th century, a survey of the 20th century theoretical practices, studies in melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic dictation, and sight singing.
Prerequisite required: MUSC 242
Generals Studies Outcome: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

MUSC 342 | Arranging (3 credit hours)
This is a course in practical scoring and arranging for band and orchestra and voices.
Prerequisite required: MUSC 242
Generals Studies Outcome: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

MUSC 441 | Music History I (Antiquity to 1750) (3 credit hours)
This course is a study of the development of music from antiquity through the end of the Baroque period with stylistic analysis of musical examples.
Generals Studies Outcome: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

MUSC 462 | Conducting (3 credit hours)
The knowledge of baton techniques, reading and interpreting a musical score, and the presentation of techniques of rehearsing instrumental organizations are stressed in this course.
Prerequisite required: MUSC 242
Generals Studies Outcome: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

MUSIC PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS
MUSC 100 | Recital Attendance (0 credit hours – 7 semesters required)
All students in music are required to register for this course each semester on a credit/no credit basis for the appropriate number of semesters indicated in their selected program. Attendance at a minimum of eighty percent (80%) of all recitals each semester is required.

Large Ensemble Performance
(Choose one (1) of the following two (2) options – seven (7) semesters required)

MUSC 101 | College Band (1 credit hours)
College Band is a performance class open to all students who have prior experience playing an instrument and reading music, or with the consent of the instructor. An emphasis is placed on the study and performance of traditional and contemporary concert band literature in a variety of idioms and styles. Concerts are performed on and off campus. May be repeated for credit.

OR

MUSC 102 | College Choir (1 credit hours)
Open to all students with the consent of the director. An emphasis on the study and performance of representative choral works of all periods. Three (3) days attendance weekly. May be repeated for credit.
Generals Studies Outcome: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

Applied music in one (1) major area 
(Major areas: voice, instrument or piano – 14 hours)

If the major applied area is piano, then three (3) hours of applied voice or applied instrument will be substituted for the three (3) hours applied piano requirement. Regardless of what major instrument is chosen, the student must have experiences in voice, instrument and piano.

MUSC 120 | Applied Music (1 credit hours)
This course provides private music instruction for voice, instruments, or piano on the Freshman level. May be repeated for credit.
Generals Studies Outcome: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

MUSC 220 | Applied Music (1 credit hours)
This course provides private music instruction for voice, instruments, or piano on the Sophomore level. May be repeated for credit.
Prerequisite required: MUSC 120
Generals Studies Outcome: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

MUSC 320 | Applied Music (1 credit hours)
This course provides private music instruction for voice, instruments, or piano on the Junior level. May be repeated for credit.
Prerequisite required: MUSC 220
Generals Studies Outcome: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

MUSC 420 | Applied Music (1 credit hours)
This course provides private music instruction for voice, instruments, or piano on the Senior level. May be repeated for credit.
Prerequisite required: MUSC 320
Generals Studies Outcome: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

AND (Applied piano – 3 hours)

MUSC 120 | Applied Music (1 credit hours)
This course provides private music instruction for voice, instruments, or piano on the Freshman level. May be repeated for credit.
Generals Studies Outcome: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

MUSC 220 | Applied Music (1 credit hours)
This course provides private music instruction for voice, instruments, or piano on the Sophomore level. May be repeated for credit.
Prerequisite required: MUSC 120
Generals Studies Outcome: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

MUSC 320 | Applied Music (1 credit hours)
This course provides private music instruction for voice, instruments, or piano on the Junior level. May be repeated for credit.
Prerequisite required: MUSC 220
Generals Studies Outcome: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

MUSC 420 | Applied Music (1 credit hours)
This course provides private music instruction for voice, instruments, or piano on the Senior level. May be repeated for credit.
Prerequisite required: MUSC 320
Generals Studies Outcome: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

MUSC 340 | Junior Recital (1 credit hours)
This course includes selection, preparation, direction and rehearsal of a recital of music for voice, instruments, or piano culminating in a thirty minute performance. Students must be concurrently enrolled for applied music during the semester they are enrolled for the junior recital.
Prerequisite required: MUSC 320
Generals Studies Outcome: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

MUSC 440 | Senior Recital (1 credit hours)
This course includes selection, preparation, direction, and rehearsal of a recital of music for voice, instruments, or piano culminating in a sixty minute performance. Students must be concurrently enrolled for applied music during the semester they are enrolled for the senior recital. This course is the capstone course and senior competency for the music major.
Prerequisite required: MUSC 320
Generals Studies Outcome: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics