Oct 23, 2018  
2018-2019 General Catalog 
  
2018-2019 General Catalog

Music: Music Education, Orchestra - BM


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  • For more information about Music Education, 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 logon 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

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)   ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)   3   Communications Literacy (CL2)  
MUSC 1105: Fundamentals for Music Majors (BCA) * 3   Music Core
Breadth Creative Arts
MUSC 1110: Music Theory I (BCA)   3   Music Core
Breadth Creative Arts or Breadth Exploration
MUSC 1170: Keyboard Harmony I   1   Music Core MUSC 1130: Aural Skills I   1   Music Core
MUSC 1800: Percussion Techniques   1   Emphasis Course MUSC 1180: Keyboard Harmony II   1   Music Core
MUSC 2180: Computer Applications in Music Proficiency Exam   1   Music Core MUSC 1190: World Music   3   Register for 3 credits
MUSC 3500: Symphony Orchestra (DHA)   1   Emphasis Course
7 credits minimum
MUSC 1500: String Techniques   1   Emphasis Course
MUSC 4500: String Ensemble   1  

Emphasis Course

MUSC 3500: Symphony Orchestra (DHA)   1  

Emphasis Course
7 credits minimum

MUSC 1XXX: Individual Pre-Music String Instruction    1 Emphasis Course
Students will take 7 total credits to graduate
MUSC 4500: String Ensemble   1   Emphasis Course
Breadth Life Sciences (BLS)  or Breadth Social Sciences (BSS)  or Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS)   3 General Education Breadth Course. Click on link for available courses MUSC 1XXX: Individual Pre-Music String Instruction   1 Emphasis Course
Students will take 7 total credits to graduate
Breadth Life Sciences (BLS)  or Breadth Social Sciences (BSS)  or Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS)   3 General Education Breadth Course. Click on link for available courses Breadth Life Sciences (BLS)  or Breadth Social Sciences (BSS)  or Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS)     3 General Education Breadth Course. Click on link for available courses
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.

 

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 3100: Motivation and Classroom Management Strategies in Secondary Classroom Music   3   Emphasis Course MUSC 2350: Conducting   2   Emphasis Course
MUSC 3110: Music History I: Origins through Baroque   3  

Music Core

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 3500: Symphony Orchestra (DHA)   1  

Emphasis Course
7 credits minimum

MUSC 3120: Music History II: Classical and Romantic Periods   3   Music Core
MUSC 3520: String Pedagogy and Solo Literature   2   Emphasis Course
Offered every other year.  Check schedule for actual term offered.
MUSC 3500: Symphony Orchestra (DHA)   1  

Emphasis Course
7 credits minimum

MUSC 4500: String Ensemble   1  

Emphasis Course

MUSC 3510 Orchestra Literature     2     Emphasis Course
Offered every other year.  Check schedule for actual term offered.
MUSC 2XXX: Individual Pre-Barrier String Instruction    1 Emphasis Course
Students will take 7 total credits to gradute
MUSC 3/4XXX: Individual Music Instruction (Orchestra)   1

Emphasis Course
Students will take 7 total credits to graduate

Quantitative Literacy (QL)   3

Math or Statistics 
Math Placement  

Quantitative Intensive (QI)   3

Depth Course
Quantitative Intensive (QI)  

Comments

Apply for STEP during Sophomore Year

Comments

Apply for STEP during Sophomore Year

Spring MUSC 2210   is a lab for MUSC 4240 Advanced Conducting (Choral).  Orchestra emphasis students can satisfy the choral ensemble requirement by registering in the Spring and singing in the practice choir.  Fall MUSC 4240  is Advanced Instrumental Conducting and is required for the Orchestra emphasis degree.

Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

MUSC 3170: Special Topics in Music Theory  or other Music Theory Elective 3   Music Core
*See note below
MUSC 1600: Voice Techniques   1   Emphasis Course
MUSC 2700 Woodwind Techniques I: Flute, Clarinet   1   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 MUSC 3180: Orchestration    2   Emphasis Course
MUSC 3220: Choral Methods and Materials   2   Emphasis Course MUSC 3240: Instrumental Methods and Materials   2   Emphasis Course
MUSC 3500: Symphony Orchestra (DHA)   1  

Emphasis Course
7 credits minimum

MUSC 3500: Symphony Orchestra (DHA)   1   Emphasis Course
7 credits minimum
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  

SCED 3300: Clinical Experience I   1  

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

MUSC 3/4XXX: Individual Music Instruction (Orchestra)   1

Emphasis Course
Students will take 7 total credits to graduate

SPED 4000: Education of Students with Disabilities   2  

Emphasis Course

Breadth American Institutions (BAI)   3 General Education Breadth Course. Click on link for available courses
MUSC 3/4XXX: Individual Music Instruction (Orchestra)   1

Emphasis Course
Students will take 7 total credits to graduate

Breadth Humanities (BHU)   3 General Education Breadth Course. Click on link for available courses
Comments: 

*A Music Theory Elective course is offered every Fall and Spring semester.  Options include MUSC 3170 MUSC 4210 , and MUSC 4910 . The Music Theory Elective course may be taken any semester after completing MUSC 2110  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 3500: Symphony Orchestra (DHA)   1   Emphasis Course
7 credits minimum
SCED 5500: Student Teaching Seminar   2   Emphasis Course
MUSC 4240: Advanced Conducting   2  

Emphasis Course

SCED 5630: Student Teaching in Secondary Schools   10   Emphasis Course
MUSC 4500: String Ensemble   1   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  

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
MUSC 3/4XXX: Individual Music Instruction (Orchestra)   1 Emphasis Course
Students will take 7 total credits to graduate
Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC)   3

Depth Course
Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC)  

Comments

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

 

Comments

 

 

Orchestra Requirements


  • MUSC 1/2/3XXX Individual Instruction for Music Majors on major instrument (7 credits minimum)
    • Flute
    • Oboe
    • Clarinet
    • Bassoon
    • Saxophone
    • Trumpet
    • French Horn
    • Trombone
    • Tuba/Euphonium
    • Percussion

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