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2018-2019 General Catalog 
  
2018-2019 General Catalog

Music: Music Education, Guitar - BM


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  • For more information about the Music Education program, see the department website here.
  • 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

3.0 GPA

 

First Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

      Communications Literacy (CL1)         Communications Literacy (CL2)  
 *    Music core course
Breadth Creative Arts
      Music core course
Breadth Creative Arts or Breadth Exploration
      Music core course       Music core course
  **    Music core course      

Music core course

      Emphasis course       Music core course
Students should register for 3 credits
      Emphasis course      

Emphasis course

     

Emphasis course

MUSC 1585: Individual Pre-music Guitar Instruction   1-2  

Emphasis course
Students will complete 7 credits to graduate.  Students should register for 1 credit.

MUSC 1585: Individual Pre-music Guitar Instruction    1-2    Emphasis course
Students will complete 7 credits to graduate.  Students should register for 1 credit.
  or    1  or 1  

Emphasis course
7 credits minimum of large ensemble

  or    1  or 1  

Emphasis course
7 credits minimum of large ensemble

Breadth Life Sciences (BLS)  or Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS)  or Breadth Social Sciences (BSS)       3

General education Breadth Course
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Breadth Life Sciences (BLS)  or Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS)  or Breadth Social Sciences (BSS)   3 General education Breadth 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 1105  with 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

             
MUSC 1120: Music Theory II   3   Music core course MUSC 2110: Music Theory III   3   Music core course
MUSC 1140: Aural Skills II   1   Music core course MUSC 2130: Aural Skills III   1   Music core course
MUSC 2550: Guitar Styles: Blues   2   Emphasis course MUSC 2560: Guitar Styles: Bluegrass/Folk   2   Emphasis course
MUSC 2700: Woodwind Techniques I: Flute, Clarinet   1   Emphasis course MUSC 3120: Music History II: Classical and Romantic Periods   3   Music core course
MUSC 3110: Music History I: Origins through Baroque   3   Music core course MUSC 3550: Individual Guitar Instruction for Music Majors   1-2   Emphasis course
Students will complete 7 credits to graduate.  Students should register for 1 credit.
MUSC 2595: Individual Pre-Barrier Guitar Instruction    1-2    Emphasis course
Students will complete 7 credits to graduate.  Students should register for 1 credit.
MUSC 3590: Electric Guitar Ensemble  OR MUSC 4550: Acoustic Guitar Ensemble   1  or 1   Emphasis course
7 credits minimum of large ensemble
MUSC 3590: Electric Guitar Ensemble  OR MUSC 4550: Acoustic Guitar Ensemble   1  or 1   Emphasis course
7 credits minimum of large ensemble
Quantitative Intensive (QI)   3 Quantitative Intensive (QI)  
Breadth Life Sciences (BLS)  or Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS)  or Breadth Social Sciences (BSS)   3

General education
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Breadth Humanities (BHU)  or  Breadth American Institutions (BAI)   3

General education
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Math or Statistics 3

Quantitative Literacy (QL)  
Math Placement  

     

Comments
Apply for STEP during Sophomore year

 

Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

MUSC 1500: String Techniques   1   Emphasis course       Emphasis course
Music Theory Elective* 3 Music core course MUSC 2600: Women's Choir  or MUSC 4600: University Chorale (DHA)  or MUSC 2210 Advanced Conducting Ensemble  * 1  or 1  or 1    Emphasis course
MUSC 3100: Motivation and Classroom Management Strategies in Secondary Classroom Music   3   Emphasis course MUSC 2800: Brass Techniques I: Trumpet, French Horn    1   Emphasis course
MUSC 3190: Music History III: Music of the Twentieth Century (CI)   3   Music core course MUSC 3180 Orchestration   2    
MUSC 3220: Choral Methods and Materials   2   Emphasis course MUSC 3240: Instrumental Methods and Materials    2   Emphasis course
MUSC 3550: Individual Guitar Instruction for Music Majors   1-2  

Emphasis course
Students will complete 7 credits to graduate.  Students should register for 1 credit.

MUSC 3550: Individual Guitar Instruction for Music Majors    1-2  

Emphasis Course
Students will complete 7 credits to graduate.  Students should register for 1 credit.

MUSC 3570: Guitar Pedagogy I   2   

Emphasis course

MUSC 3560: Guitar History and Literature    3  

Emphasis course

MUSC 3590: Electric Guitar Ensemble  OR MUSC 4550: Acoustic Guitar Ensemble   1  or 1  

Emphasis course
7 credits minimum of large ensemble

MUSC 3580: Guitar Pedagogy II    2  

Emphasis course

 

SCED 3300: Clinical Experience I   1   

Emphasis course
Must be taken concurrently with MUSC 3220  or MUSC 3240 

 
MUSC 3590: Electric Guitar Ensemble  OR MUSC 4550: Acoustic Guitar Ensemble   1  or 1   Emphasis course
7 credits minimum of large ensemble
    

 

SCED 3210 Educational and Multicultural Foundations (DSS/CI)   3   Emphasis course
      SCED 4300: Clinical Experience II   1  

Emphasis course
Must be taken concurrently with MUSC 3220  or MUSC 3240  

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 4210: Advanced Music Form and Analysis .  The Music Theory Elective course may be taken any semester after completing MUSC 2110: Music Theory III    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
*Spring MUSC 2210   is lab course for MUSC 4240 Advanced Conducting (Choral).  Guitar emphasis students can satisfy the choral ensemble requirement by registering in the Spring and singing in the practice choir.  Fall MUSC 4240   is Advanced Conducting (Instrumental), and is required for the Guitar emphasis degree.

 

Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

MUSC 3550: Individual Guitar Instruction for Music Majors    1-2  

Emphasis course
Students will complete 7 credits to graduate.  Students should register for 1 credit.

SCED 5500: Student Teaching Seminar   2   Emphasis course
MUSC 3590: Electric Guitar Ensemble  OR MUSC 4550: Acoustic Guitar Ensemble   1  or 1  

Emphasis course
7 credits minimum of large ensemble

SCED 5630: Student Teaching in Secondary Schools   10   Emphasis course
MUSC 4240 Advanced Conducting   2   Emphasis course

Dual Licensure (Recommended):

PSY 1100 Lifespan Development (3)  OR

HDFS 1500 Human Development Across the Lifespan (BSS) (3) 

AND

MUSC 3260 Elementary School Music (2) 

AND

Level 1 Orff Schulwerk Teacher Education Workshop (offered every Summer)

MUSC 4920: Individual Recital   1-2    Emphasis course
Students should register for 1 credit
SCED 5200: Language, Literacy and Learning in the Content Areas (CI)   3   Emphasis course
SCED 4210: Assessment and Curriculum Design   3   Emphasis course
SPED 4000 Education of Students with Disabilities   2  

Emphasis course

Breadth Humanities (BHU)  or  Breadth American Institutions (BAI)   3

General education
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Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC)   3 Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC)  
Comments

Fall MUSC 4240  is Advanced Instrumental Conducting, and is required for the Guitar emphasis degree.

 

Comments

 

 

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