Nov 17, 2018  
2018-2019 General Catalog 
  
2018-2019 General Catalog

Music: Harp Performance - BM


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  • For more information about Harp Performance, see the department website.
  • Following is a sample four-year plan. Please note that student-specific plans may differ.
  • Admitted students must meet with an advisor. Current students should also meet with an advisor and log-on to DegreeWorks  to check student-specific program progress.

 

Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits 120

 

Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA
Credits of C- or better 100 Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above) 40
Total USU Credits 30 Upper-division USU Credits 20
USU Credits within the Major 10 Credits in Minor (if required) 12
Credits in Major see below Credits in American Institutions 3
General Education Requirements   see link University Studies Depth Requirements   see link
NOTES: All individual instruction courses must be passed with a grade of B- or better. All other music courses must be passed with a grade of C- or better. Music requires 3.0 GPA in music classes and 2.75 GPA overall for admission as transfer student and for scholarship eligibility.

 

Admissions Requirements for this Program

New freshmen

Admitted to USU in Good Standing

 

MUST PASS ENTRANCE AUDITION ON PRIMARY INSTRUMENT

 

Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU

 

MUST PASS ENTRANCE AUDITION ON PRIMARY INSTRUMENT

2.75 GPA

First Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)   3   Communications Literacy (CL1)   MUSC 1110: Music Theory I (BCA)   3   Music Core
Breadth Creative Arts or Breadth Exploratory
MUSC 1105: Fundamentals for Music Majors (BCA) * 3  

Music Core
Breadth Creative Arts

MUSC 1130: Aural Skills I   1  

Music Core

MUSC 1170: Keyboard Harmony I   1   Music Core MUSC 1180: Keyboard Harmony II   1   Music Core
MUSC 2180: Computer Applications in Music Proficiency Exam **  1   Music Core MUSC 1190: World Music   3   Music Core
Students should register for 3 credits
MUSC 2890: Individual Percussion Instruction (Second Instrument) for Music Majors   1   Emphasis Course MUSC 1225: Individual Pre-Music Harp Instruction   1-2  

Emphasis Course
Students will complete a total of 8 credit to graduate

MUSC 1225: Individual Pre-Music Harp Instruction    1-2   Emphasis Course
8 credits minimum
Large Ensemble    Emphasis Course
8 credits minimum
PE 1057: Yoga   1  

Emphasis Course

Chamber Ensemble  1 Emphasis Course
Large Ensemble   1 Emphasis Course
8 credits minimum
ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)   3  

Communications Literacy (CL2) 

 
Chamber Ensemble     1  Emphasis Course      
Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS)  or Breadth Life Sciences  or Breadth Social Sciences (BSS)   3

General Education Course
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Comments

*In order to ensure that music students are sufficiently prepared for the Music Theory sequence required in all music degrees (education, performance, and therapy), MUSC 1105: Fundamentals for Music Majors (BCA)  for Music Majors was established as a prerequisite for MUSC 1110: Music Theory I (BCA) .   All incoming music students will have an opportunity to try to test out of MUSC 1105 .  Because this test is administered in part through Canvas, all incoming pre-program music majors should register for MUSC 1105  regardless of whether they expect to remain in the class.  Those who do not pass the test must  pass MUSC must pass a C- or better before taking MUSC 1110 .  As this course is considered remedial work, the 3 credits earned in MUSC 1105  do not count towards the 120 credits required for any music major.  Those students who pass the test will resume the Music Theory sequence with MUSC 1110  the following spring semester.

**MUSC 2180 Computer Applications in Music Proficiency Exam  consists of a series of three proficiency exams that all music majors must complete prior to completion of four semesters of study. 

 

Comments

Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

MUSC 1120: Music Theory II   3   Music Core MUSC 2110: Music Theory III   3   Music Core
MUSC 1140: Aural Skills II   1   Music Core MUSC 2130: Aural Skills III   1   Music Core
MUSC 3110: Music History I: Origins through Baroque   3   Music Core MUSC 3120: Music History II: Classical and Romantic Periods   3   Music Core
MUSC 2225: Individual Pre-Barrier Harp Instruction    1-2   Emphasis Course
Students will complete a total of 8 credit to graduate
Large Ensemble   Emphasis Course
8 credits minimum
Large Ensemble   1

Emphasis Course
8 credits minimum

MUSC 3210: Individual Harp Instruction for Music Majors   1-2  

Emphasis Course
Students will complete a total of 8 credit to graduate

Chamber Ensemble 1 Emphasis Course Chamber Ensemble 1 Emphasis Course
Music Elective 1 Emphasis Course Quantitative Intensive (QI)     3 Quantitative Intensive (QI)  
Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS)  or Breadth Life Sciences  or Breadth Social Sciences (BSS)   3

General Education Course
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Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS)  or Breadth Life Sciences  or Breadth Social Sciences (BSS)   3 General Education Course
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Quantitative Literacy Course (QL)    3

General Education Course
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MUSC 1600: Voice Techniques  or MUSC 2640: Individual Vocal Instruction (Second Instrument) for Music Majors     1  or 1   Emphasis course
Comments

 

Comments

 

Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 Music Theory Elective* 3 Music Core MUSC 2350: Conducting   2   Emphasis Course
MUSC 3190: Music History III: Music of the Twentieth Century (CI)   3   Music Core MUSC 3180: Orchestration   2   Emphasis Course
MUSC 3210: Individual Harp Instruction for Music Majors   1-2   Emphasis Course
Students will complete a total of 8 credit to graduate
MUSC 3210: Individual Harp Instruction for Music Majors   1-2   Emphasis Course
Students will complete a total of 8 credit to graduate
Breadth Humanities (BHU)  or Breadth American Institutions (BAI)         3

General Education Course
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MUSC 4920: Individual Recital   1-2  

Register for 1 credit for junior recital

Chamber Ensemble 1 Emphasis Course Large Ensemble   1 Emphasis Course
8 credits minimum
Music Electives 2 Emphasis Course Chamber Ensemble 1 Emphasis Course
Large Ensemble   1

Emphasis Course
8 credits minimum

Music Electives 4 Emphasis Course
Electives 1-2   Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC)   3 Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC)  
Comments

*A Music Theory Elective course is offered every Fall and Spring semester.  Options include MUSC 3170 Special Topics in Music Theory  , MUSC 4210 Advanced Music Form and Analysis  , and MUSC 4910 Music Composition  .  The Music Theory Elective course may be taken any semester after completing MUSC 2110 Music Theory III  I  with a C- or higher grade.  Music Students should plan which option they wish to take, and consult with the Music Department office which semester that option will be offered.

 

Comments

 

Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

MUSC 3210: Individual Harp Instruction for Music Majors   1-2   Emphasis Course
Students will complete a total of 8 credit to graduate
MUSC 3210: Individual Harp Instruction for Music Majors   1-2   Emphasis Course
Students will complete a total of 8 credit to graduate
MUSC 4930: Readings and Conference  or MUSC 4730: Directed Project in Instrumental Pedagogy and Literature (CI)   2-4 or 3  

Emphasis Course
See Comment below

MUSC 4920: Individual Recital   1-2  

Emphasis Course
Register for 2 credits for senior recital

Chamber Ensemble 1 Emphasis Course MUSC 4930: Readings and Conference  or MUSC 4730: Directed Project in Instrumental Pedagogy and Literature (CI)   2-4 or 3  

Emphasis Course
See comment below

Music Elective 2 Emphasis Course Chamber Ensemble  1 Emphasis Course
Large Ensemble   1 Emphasis Course
8 credits minimum
Large Ensemble   1 Emphasis Course
8 credits minimum
Breadth Humanities (BHU)  or Breadth American Institutions (BAI) 
 
3

General Education Course

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Electives (Communicative Intensive (CI)  if MUSC 4730  is not taken)  3 Communicative Intensive (CI)  if MUSC 4730  was not taken
Depth Social Sciences (DSS)   3

General Education Course

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Music Electives 4 Emphasis Course

 Electives
2

Emphasis Course

     
Comments  MUSC 4730 Directed Project in Instrumental Pedagogy and Literature (CI)  is an option to satisfy this requirement.  It is traditionally offered summer semester.
Comments  MUSC 4730 Directed Project in Instrumental Pedagogy and Literature (CI)  is an option to satisfy this requirement.  It is traditionally offered summer semester.

 

 

Harp Performance Requirements


Music Electives 13 credits minimum (Subject to Music Faculty Advisor approval)
General Electives 6-7 credits

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