Sep 25, 2018  
2018-2019 General Catalog 
  
2018-2019 General Catalog

Music: Vocal Performance - BM


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  • For more information about Vocal 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, scholarship eligibility, and to graduate.

 

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)     ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)        Communications Literacy (CL2)   
MUSC 1105: Fundamentals for Music Majors (BCA)  * 3   

Music core course
Breadth Creative Arts

MUSC 1110: Music Theory I (BCA)    3   

Music core course
Breadth Creative Arts or
Breadth exploration

MUSC 1170: Keyboard Harmony I    1    Music core course MUSC 1130: Aural Skills I    1    Music core course
MUSC 2180: Computer Applications in Music Proficiency Exam   **  1    Music core course MUSC 1180: Keyboard Harmony II    1    Music core course
MUSC 2490: Individual Piano Instruction (Second Instrument) for Music Majors    1   

Emphasis course
1-4 credits as determined by Musical Faculty Advisor to pass Level 5 Piano Proficiency

MUSC 1190: World Music    3   

Music core course
Students should register for 3 credits

MUSC 3600: Opera Theatre Production     1-3   

Emphasis course
Register for 1 credit.  May register for more with permission of instructor.

MUSC 2490: Individual Piano Instruction (Second Instrument) for Music Majors    1     Emphasis course
1-4 credits as determined by Musical Faculty Advisor to pass Level 5 Piano Proficiency
MUSC 1635: Individual Pre-Music Voice Instruction       1-2    

Emphasis course
Students will take a total of 8 credits to graduate

MUSC 2660: Italian Diction for Singers    2    Emphasis course
MUSC 26/46XX: Vocal Major Ensemble     1 Emphasis course
8 credits minimum
MUSC 3600: Opera Theatre Production    1-3   Emphasis course
Register for 1 credit.  May register for more with permission of instructor.
Breadth Life Sciences (BLS)   or Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS)    3 General education Breadth course MUSC 1635: Individual Pre-Music Voice Instruction     1-2    

Emphasis course
Students will take 8 credits total to graduate

      MUSC 26/46XX Vocal Major Ensemble    1

Emphasis course
8 credits minimum

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

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

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 2490: Individual Piano Instruction (Second Instrument) for Music Majors      1    Emphasis course MUSC 2490: Individual Piano Instruction (Second Instrument) for Music Majors    1    Emphasis course
MUSC 2670: German Diction for Singers    2    Emphasis course MUSC 2680: French Diction for Singers    2   Emphasis course
MUSC 3110: Music History I: Origins through Baroque    3    Music core course MUSC 3120: Music History II: Classical and Romantic Periods    3    Music core course
MUSC 3600: Opera Theatre Production    1-3   

Emphasis course
Register for 1 credit.  May register for more with permission of instructor.

MUSC 3600: Opera Theatre Production    1-3   

Emphasis course
Register for 1 credit.  May register for more with permission of instructor.

MUSC 2645: Individual Pre-Barrier Voice Instruction     1-2    

Emphasis course
Students will take 8 credits total to graduate

MUSC 3670: Individual Vocal Instruction for Music Majors    1-2   

Emphasis course
Students will take 8 credits total to graduate

MUSC 26/46XX: Vocal Major Ensemble   1 Emphasis course
8 credits minimum
MUSC 26/46XX: Vocal Major Ensemble   1 Emphasis course
8 credits minimum
Quantitative Literacy (QL)    3-5

Math or Statistics
Math Placement   

Quantitative Intensive (QI)    3

Quantitative Intensive (QI)   

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 course MUSC 3600: Opera Theatre Production    1-3   

Emphasis course
Register for 1 credit.  May register for more with permission of instructor.

MUSC 3190: Music History III: Music of the Twentieth Century (CI)    3    Music core course MUSC 3620: Vocal Repertory II (CI)   or MUSC 3640: Vocal Pedagogy II    2  or 3   

Emphasis course
These courses are taught alternate years

MUSC 3600: Opera Theatre Production    1-3   

Emphasis course
Register for 1 credit.  May register for more with permission of instructor.

MUSC 3670: Individual Vocal Instruction for Music Majors    1-2   

Emphasis course
Students will take 8 credits total to graduate

MUSC 3610: Vocal Repertory I   or MUSC 3630: Vocal Pedagogy I    2  or 3   

Emphasis course
These courses are taught alternate years

MUSC 4920: Individual Recital    1-2   

Emphasis course

Students should register for 1 credits for junior recital

MUSC 3670: Individual Vocal Instruction for Music Majors    1-2   

Emphasis course
Students will take 8 credits total to graduate

MUSC 26/46XX: MUSC Vocal Major Ensemble   1 Emphasis course
8 credits minimum
MUSC 26/46XX: Vocal Major Ensemble   1 Emphasis course
8 credits minimum
Breadth Life Sciences (BLS)    or Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS)     3

General Education course
Click on link for available courses

Foreign Language Course (French, German or Italian) 4

Emphasis course
The foreign language requirement can be met by either taking two consecutive semesters of the same language or one semester of two different languages.

Foreign Language Course (French, German or Italian) 4

Emphasis course
The foreign language requirement can be met by either taking two consecutive semesters of the same language or one semester of two different languages.

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  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 3600: Opera Theatre Production    1-3   

Emphasis course
Register for 1 credit.  May register for more with permission of instructor.

MUSC 2350: Conducting    2   

Emphasis course

MUSC 3610: Vocal Repertory I   or MUSC 3630: Vocal Pedagogy I    2  or 3  

Emphasis course
These courses are taught alternate years

MUSC 3600: Opera Theatre Production    1-3  

Emphasis course
Register for 1 credit.  May register for more with permission of instructor.

MUSC 3670: Individual Vocal Instruction for Music Majors    1-2   

Emphasis course
Students will take 8 credits total to graduate

MUSC 3620: Vocal Repertory II (CI)  or MUSC 3640: Vocal Pedagogy II      2  or 3   

Emphasis course
These courses are taught alternate years

MUSC 26/46XX: Vocal Major Ensemble   1 Emphasis course
8 credits minimum
MUSC 3670: Individual Vocal Instruction for Music Majors    1-2   Emphasis course
Students will take 8 credits total to graduate
Breadth Social Sciences (BSS)   3

General Education course
Click on link for available courses

MUSC 4920: Individual Recital    1-2   Students should register for 2 credits for senior recital
Breadth Humanities (BHU)   or Breadth American Institutions (BAI)    3

General Education course
Click on link for available courses

MUSC 26/46XX: Vocal Major Ensemble   Emphasis course
8 credits minimum
Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC)     3

Depth course
Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC)    

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

General Education course
Click on link for available courses

      Depth Social Sciences (DSS)      3

Depth Course

Depth Social Sciences (DSS)        

 

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