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Degree Requirements | Music, Performance

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Degree Requirements

College of Liberal Arts
Bachelor of Arts in Music (Performance Concentration)

General Education Requirements
Course Name/ # Credit Hours  Course Name/#  Credit Hours
English    BIOS or Physical Science3  6
ENGL 1157 3  Humanities  
ENGL 1158 or 11591 3  FORL 1001/1002  6
Mathematics  6*  ENGL Literature  3
     Social Sciences  
     Social Sciences Electives  6
Science    Arts  
BIOS3 3  MUS 1005  3
    Total 39
Other Requirements
Course Name/ # Credit Hours  Course Name/#  Credit Hours
FORL 1002 3  Social Science 2000+2  6
FORL 2001/1001 (3)7    
Literature 3    
    Total 12-15
Course Requirements for Major4
Course Name/ # Credit Hours  Course Name/#  Credit Hours
MUS 1111  1  MUS 2102  3
MUS 1105 3 MUS 2103 1
MUS 1106  MUS 2104 1
MUS 1103  1  MUS 3211  3
MUS 1104  1  MUS 3212 3
MUS 1405  2  Applied Music11  18
MUS 1406  2  Ensemble5  6
MUS 1407  (2)  MUS 1900  0
 MUS 2101  3 Total 51
Performance Concentration
Course Name/ # Credit Hours  Course Name/#  Credit Hours
MUS 490110  2  MUS 4310, 4311, or 43129  2
MUS 3111  1  Applied Music  6
MUS 3112  1  Music Electives6  12
MUS 3950, 39908  0    
    Total 24
Total Credit Hours Required Credit Hours
                                                                                                    126

* See General Course Requirements and Approved Electives in the Liberal Arts Section
  1. "C" or better required
  2. Must include courses from two different fields (ANTH, ECON, GEOG, POLI, PSYC, SOC, or URBN) and at least 6 hours at 2000-level or higher. See General Course Requirements and Approved Electives in Liberal Arts Section. NOTE: Students must earn six hours of 3000+ course work in non-music studies. The most efficient way to fulfill this requirement is to take at least six of the nine hours of required social sciences at the 3000+ level, thereby fulfilling two requirements at once. Students may choose to fulfill the 3000+ requirement by tak­ing courses in other areas of concentration (i.e., humanities, business administration, sciences) but doing so will not reduce the number of social sciences hours required.
  3. 6 hour sequence in one science. Select from BIOS, CHEM, EES, PHYS. 3 hours must be BIOS.
  4. All students must pass piano proficiency through MUS 1407. See music major requirements listed under Curricula in Music.
  5. Full-time students must enroll in one ensemble appropriate to their emphasis area each semester even though the six-hour requirement may have been fulfilled. At least 4 hours must be at the 4000-level. Part-time students are strongly encouraged to participate in an ensemble every semester. Any student, whether full-time or part-time, who is enrolled in an applied music course, must enroll in an ensemble. Students with an emphasis in piano or music studies should consult with their advisor to choose an ensemble.
  6. For instrumentalists, nine hours must be non-ensemble, ten of which must be at 3000+ level. Three hours must be in Jazz History, Jazz Theory, Jazz Composition/Arranging, or Jazz Improvisation. For vocalists, nine hours must be non-ensemble, ten of which must be at 3000+ level. Four hours must be in diction and/or repertoire courses and three hours must be in Jazz History, Jazz Theory, Jazz Composition/Arranging, or Jazz Improvisation.
  7. Must complete nine credit hours in one language or six credit hours in two languages.
  8. Students registered for Recital must be concurrently enrolled in applied lesson. Satisfies college oral competency requirement.
  9. For vocalists, MUS 4310 required. For instrumentalists, MUS 4312 required. For keyboardists, MUS 4311 required.
  10. Vocal majors may substitute two hours of music electives at the 3000+ level in place of chamber music.
  11. Twelve hours must be at the 3000+ level.