Four-Year Degree Plan for Major in Music Performance

Note that this is a sample four-year plan. There are other course sequences that will allow a student to graduate within four years as long as prerequisite courses are taken in the proper sequence. Ensemble requirements may vary depending on the student’s primary applied area. This sample plan does not guarantee course availability, and adjustments to students’ plans may be necessary if they are unable to take specific courses during specific semesters. Students who are placed into lower level FYW, MAT or other prerequisite courses will need to adjust their four-year plans accordingly. Similarly, students who bring in Advanced Placement, Dual Enrollment or transfer credit for courses will need to adjust their four-year plans. A minimum of a 2.0 GPA both overall and in the major is required for graduation. In addition to major requirements, all components of the Baccalaureate Experience must be completed in order to successfully graduate.

Degree Requirements

First (Freshman) Year - Fall Semester

MUS 100Music Fundamentals

3

MUS 103Music Literature

1

FYW 101Writing and Inquiry

4

students with vocal primary applied area take:

MUS 124Vocal Diction and Literature

2

MUS 135Alexander Technique for Musicians

1

MUS 210Concert Recording Practicum

2

students with instrumental or vocal primary applied areas take:

MUS 247-267Studio Lessons

1-2

or

MUS 271-275Studio Lessons

1-2

MUS 269Recital/Concert Attendance

0

One of the following:

MUS 289Orchestra

0-1

MUS 290Spartan Band

0-1

MUS 291Wind Ensemble

0-1

MUS 292Jazz Ensemble

0-1

MUS 293Chamber Singers

0-1

MUS 295Women's Glee Club

0-1

MUS 297Men's Glee Club

0-1

MUS 307Opera Workshop

0-1

and

GTW 101Gateways

1

or

HON 101Pathways to Honors 1

1

Total Credit Hours:14-17

First (Freshman) Year - Spring Semester

MUS 110Piano Class I

1

MUS 112Aural Skills I

2

MUS 122Music Theory I

2

MUS 269Recital/Concert Attendance

0

MUS 247-267Studio Lessons

1-2

or

MUS 271-275Studio Lessons

1-2

One of the following:

MUS 289Orchestra

0-1

MUS 290Spartan Band

0-1

MUS 291Wind Ensemble

0-1

MUS 292Jazz Ensemble

0-1

MUS 293Chamber Singers

0-1

MUS 295Women's Glee Club

0-1

MUS 297Men's Glee Club

0-1

MUS 307Opera Workshop

0-1

and

FYW 102Writing & Research

4

GTW 102Gateways II

1

or

HON 102Pathways to Honors 2

1

MAT 155Finite Mathematics for Liberal Arts

4

or

MAT 160College Algebra

4

Total Credit Hours:17
MUS 110: Take music major section.

Second (Sophomore) Year - Fall Semester

MUS 111Piano Class II

1

MUS 113Aural Skills II

2

MUS 123Music Theory II

2

MUS 147-175Studio Lessons

1

MUS 247-267Studio Lessons

1-2

or

MUS 271-275Studio Lessons

1-2

MUS 269Recital/Concert Attendance

0

MUS 380Music History Survey I: Antiquity, Middle Ages, Renaissance and Baroque

3

MUS Elective

3

Natural Science (Bacc. Exp.)

3

One of the following:

MUS 289Orchestra

0-1

MUS 290Spartan Band

0-1

MUS 291Wind Ensemble

0-1

MUS 292Jazz Ensemble

0-1

MUS 293Chamber Singers

0-1

MUS 295Women's Glee Club

0-1

MUS 297Men's Glee Club

0-1

MUS 307Opera Workshop

0-1

Total Credit Hours:18
MUS 211: Take music major section.

Second (Sophomore) Year - Spring Semester

MUS 147-175Studio Lessons

1

MUS 211Piano Class III

1

MUS 212Aural Skills III

2

MUS 222Music Theory III

2

MUS 247-267Studio Lessons

1-2

or

MUS 271-275Studio Lessons

1-2

MUS 269Recital/Concert Attendance

0

MUS 381Music History Survey II: 18th Century Classical Period and 19th Century Romanticism

3

One of the following:

MUS 289Orchestra

0-1

MUS 290Spartan Band

0-1

MUS 291Wind Ensemble

0-1

MUS 292Jazz Ensemble

0-1

MUS 293Chamber Singers

0-1

MUS 295Women's Glee Club

0-1

MUS 297Men's Glee Club

0-1

MUS 307Opera Workshop

0-1

And one of the following courses:

MUS 225Voice Techniques

1

MUS 226String Techniques

1

MUS 228Brass Techniques

1

MUS 229Percussion Techniques

1

MUS 230Woodwind Techniques I: Single Reeds

1

MUS 231Woodwind Techniques II: Double Reeds and Flute

1

MUS 232Guitar Techniques

1

and

Social Science (Bacc. Exp)

4

Total Credit Hours:17
MUS 211: Take music major section.

Third (Junior) Year - Fall Semester

MUS 147-175Studio Lessons

1

MUS 213Aural Skills IV

2

MUS 223Music Theory IV

2

MUS 224Pedagogy

2

MUS 247-267Studio Lessons

1-2

or

MUS 271-275Studio Lessons

1-2

MUS 269Recital/Concert Attendance

0

MUS 480Music History Survey III: 1900 to Present Day

2

Humanities/Fine Arts (Bacc. Exp.)

4

One of the following:

MUS 289Orchestra

0-1

MUS 290Spartan Band

0-1

MUS 291Wind Ensemble

0-1

MUS 292Jazz Ensemble

0-1

MUS 293Chamber Singers

0-1

MUS 295Women's Glee Club

0-1

MUS 297Men's Glee Club

0-1

MUS 307Opera Workshop

0-1

And one of the following courses:

MUS 192World Music Drumming Ensemble

0-1

MUS 245Special Project in Music

1

MUS 246Camerata

0-1

MUS 294Opus

0-1

MUS 301Interactive Arts Ensemble

0-1

MUS 302Jazz Combo

0-1

MUS 303Studio Production Ensemble

0-1

MUS 309Performance Class

0-1

MUS 310String Ensemble

0-1

MUS 311Classical Guitar Ensemble

0-1

MUS 312Woodwind Ensemble

0-1

MUS 313Brass Ensemble

0-1

MUS 314Percussion Ensemble

0-1

And one of the following courses:

MUS 225Voice Techniques

1

MUS 226String Techniques

1

MUS 228Brass Techniques

1

MUS 229Percussion Techniques

1

MUS 230Woodwind Techniques I: Single Reeds

1

MUS 231Woodwind Techniques II: Double Reeds and Flute

1

MUS 232Guitar Techniques

1

Total Credit Hours:18
MUS 245: May count as an ensemble when described as an ensemble course.

Third (Junior) Year - Spring Semester

MUS 147-175Studio Lessons

1

MUS 191World Music

3

MUS 215Basic Conducting

2

MUS 247-267Studio Lessons

1-2

or

MUS 271-275Studio Lessons

1-2

MUS 269Recital/Concert Attendance

0

MUS 346Junior Recital

0-1

Social Science (Bacc. Exp.)

3

Humanities/Fine Arts (Bacc. Exp.)

3

One of the following:

MUS 289Orchestra

0-1

MUS 290Spartan Band

0-1

MUS 291Wind Ensemble

0-1

MUS 292Jazz Ensemble

0-1

MUS 293Chamber Singers

0-1

MUS 295Women's Glee Club

0-1

MUS 297Men's Glee Club

0-1

MUS 307Opera Workshop

0-1

And one of the following courses:

MUS 192World Music Drumming Ensemble

0-1

MUS 245Special Project in Music

1

MUS 246Camerata

0-1

MUS 294Opus

0-1

MUS 301Interactive Arts Ensemble

0-1

MUS 302Jazz Combo

0-1

MUS 303Studio Production Ensemble

0-1

MUS 309Performance Class

0-1

MUS 310String Ensemble

0-1

MUS 311Classical Guitar Ensemble

0-1

MUS 312Woodwind Ensemble

0-1

MUS 313Brass Ensemble

0-1

MUS 314Percussion Ensemble

0-1

And one of the following courses:

MUS 225Voice Techniques

1

MUS 226String Techniques

1

MUS 228Brass Techniques

1

MUS 229Percussion Techniques

1

MUS 230Woodwind Techniques I: Single Reeds

1

MUS 231Woodwind Techniques II: Double Reeds and Flute

1

MUS 232Guitar Techniques

1

Total Credit Hours:18
MUS 245: May count as an ensemble when described as an ensemble course.

Fourth (Senior) Year - Fall Semester

MUS 247-267Studio Lessons

1-2

or

MUS 271-275Studio Lessons

1-2

MUS 269Recital/Concert Attendance

0

MUS Elective

3

Natural Science (Bacc. Exp.)

3

Social Science (Bacc. Exp)

4

One of the following:

MUS 289Orchestra

0-1

MUS 290Spartan Band

0-1

MUS 291Wind Ensemble

0-1

MUS 292Jazz Ensemble

0-1

MUS 293Chamber Singers

0-1

MUS 295Women's Glee Club

0-1

MUS 297Men's Glee Club

0-1

MUS 307Opera Workshop

0-1

And one of the following courses:

MUS 192World Music Drumming Ensemble

0-1

MUS 245Special Project in Music

1

MUS 246Camerata

0-1

MUS 294Opus

0-1

MUS 301Interactive Arts Ensemble

0-1

MUS 302Jazz Combo

0-1

MUS 303Studio Production Ensemble

0-1

MUS 309Performance Class

0-1

MUS 310String Ensemble

0-1

MUS 311Classical Guitar Ensemble

0-1

MUS 312Woodwind Ensemble

0-1

MUS 313Brass Ensemble

0-1

MUS 314Percussion Ensemble

0-1

Total Credit Hours:14
MUS 245: May count as an ensemble when described as an ensemble course.

 

Fourth (Senior) Year - Spring Semester

MUS 247-267Studio Lessons

1-2

or

MUS 271-275Studio Lessons

1-2

MUS 269Recital/Concert Attendance

0

students with vocal primary applied area take:

MUS 315Choral Conducting

3

students with instrumental primary applied area take:

MUS 316Instrumental Conducting

3

students with instrumental or vocal primary applied areas take:

MUS 446Senior Recital/Showcase

0-1

MUS Elective

3

Humanities Fine Arts (Bacc Exp)

4

One of the following:

MUS 289Orchestra

0-1

MUS 290Spartan Band

0-1

MUS 291Wind Ensemble

0-1

MUS 292Jazz Ensemble

0-1

MUS 293Chamber Singers

0-1

MUS 295Women's Glee Club

0-1

MUS 297Men's Glee Club

0-1

MUS 307Opera Workshop

0-1

And one of the following courses:

MUS 192World Music Drumming Ensemble

0-1

MUS 245Special Project in Music

1

MUS 246Camerata

0-1

MUS 294Opus

0-1

MUS 301Interactive Arts Ensemble

0-1

MUS 302Jazz Combo

0-1

MUS 303Studio Production Ensemble

0-1

MUS 309Performance Class

0-1

MUS 310String Ensemble

0-1

MUS 311Classical Guitar Ensemble

0-1

MUS 312Woodwind Ensemble

0-1

MUS 313Brass Ensemble

0-1

MUS 314Percussion Ensemble

0-1

and

Total Credit Hours:15

MUS 245: May count as an ensemble when described as an ensemble course. 

Total Credit Hours: 131-134