2018-2019 Catalog

Music Performance - Instrumental

The Bachelor of Music degree provides a solid curriculum of instruction in all orchestral instruments, piano, and guitar. This program of study is for students who wish to perform at a high artistic level, prepare for graduate school, or work in the arts.

Degree Requirements

Area I - Foundation Skills - 3 hours

FSL 101Foundations of Scholarship and Learning

3

FSL 101 is required for new and transferring freshmen with less than 24 credit hours. Students must earn a "C" or higher in FSL 101.

Area I - Rhetoric and Communication - 9 hours

ENG 101English Composition I

3

ENG 102English Composition II

3

SPEE 220Fundamentals of Speech

3

or

BUA 251/ENG 251Business Communications

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in ENG 101 and ENG 102.

Area I - Mathematics (choose one) - 3-4 hours

MATH 110Mathematics for the Liberal Arts

3

MATH 111College Algebra

3

MATH 112Trigonometry

3

MATH 121Calculus I

4

Area I - Computer Literacy - 3 hours

Choose one from the following:
CIS 170Intro to Microcomputer Applications

3

or

ED 190Introduction to Computers for Instruction

3

Area II - The Arts - 3 hours

ART 191Enhancing Art Understanding

3

ENG 210Introduction to Film Studies

3

MU 129Music Listening

3

THR 100Introduction to Theatre

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in MU 129.

Area II- Literature in English (choose one) - 3 hours

ENG 215Introduction to Literature

3

ENG 216Topics in Literature

3

Area II - Social Science and Humanities - 6 hours

Choose two from the following:
ANTH 210/SOC 210Cultural Anthropology

3

ECON 241Principles of Macroeconomics

3

or

ECON 242Principles of Microeconomics

3

GEOG 200World Regional Geography

3

PHIL 201Introduction to Philosophy

3

POLSC 223Introduction to American National Government & Politics

3

or

POLSC 224Introduction to American State and Local Government & Politics

3

PSY 201General Psychology

3

or

PSY 211Psychology of Human Growth & Development

3

SOC 221Introduction to Sociology

3

SOC 223Social Problems

3

Area II - History - 6 hours

Choose one of two sequences:
HIS 191World Civilization to 1500

3

and

HIS 192World Civilization since 1500

3

or

HIS 201History of the United States I

3

and

HIS 202History of the United States II

3

Area II - The Natural Sciences - 7-8 hours

Choose two different science disciplines from any of the following:
ASTR 100Introduction to Astronomy

4

BIO 100Principles of Biology

4

BIO 111General Biology I

3

CHEM 103Fundamentals of Chemistry

3

and

CHEM 103LFundamentals of Chemistry Lab

1

CHEM 111General Chemistry I

3

and

CHEM 111LGeneral Chemistry I Lab

1

PHY 201College Physics I

4

PHY 210General Physics I

4

PS 100Physical Science

4

SCI 105Special Topics in Science

4

Area II - Required Music Core Courses - 61 hours

MU 131Elementary Music Theory I

3

MU 132Elementary Music Theory II

3

MU 133Sight Singing and Ear Training I

1

MU 134Sight Singing and Ear Training II

1

MU 210Music History Survey I

3

MU 220Music History Survey II

3

MU 231Advanced Music Theory I

3

MU 232Advanced Music Theory II

3

MU 255Piano Proficiency

0

MU 256Introduction to Music Technology

3

MU 330Basic Conducting Techniques

3

MU 340Arranging and Instrumentation

3

MU 350Junior Recital

1

MU 430Advanced Conducting Techniques

3

MU 431Form and Analysis

3

MU 450Senior Recital

1

4 semestersPerformance Ensemble 100 level

0-1

4 semestersPerformance Ensemble 300 level

0-1

4 semestersApplied Private Instruction 100 level

1-2

4 semestersApplied Private Instruction 300 level

2-3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in Music Core courses.

Instrumental Performance emphasis - 6 hours

MU 425Instrumental Methods (Brass)

1

MU 426Instrumental Methods (Woodwind)

1

MU 427Instrumental Methods (Percussion)

1

MU 428Instrumental Methods (Strings)

1

2 semestersSecondary Applied Private Instruction

1

Students must earn a "C" or higher in Instrumental Performance courses.

Review Courses - As recommended by advisor

MU 152Class Piano IB

1

MU 128Fundamentals of Music

3

MU 130Music Listening and Literature

3

MU 251Class Piano II A

1

General Electives - 8-13 hours

MU 460Music Literature and Pedagogy

2

Select this and any additional sufficient courses from any academic discipline to bring the total hours for graduation to a minimum of 120.

Total GEC Credit Hours (40-45 hours)
Total Music Core Requirements (61 hours)
Total Instrumental Performance emphasis (6 hours)
General Electives (8-13 hours)

120 minimum hours required for graduation.