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2018-2019 General Catalog 
  
2018-2019 General Catalog

Music: Wind and Percussion Performance - BM


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  • For more information about Wind/Brass/Percussion 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, for 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) 

 
     

Music core course
Breadth Creative Arts or Breadth Exploration

 *    Music core course
Breadth Creative Arts
      Music core course
      Music core course       Music core course
       Emphasis course      

Music core course
Students should take this course for 3 credits

  **    Music core course
 
  or   or   

Emphasis course
8 credits minimum

  or   or         or   or   

Emphasis course
8 credits minimum

MUSC 17/18XX Individual Pre-Music Wind/Percussion Instruction    1 Emphasis course
Students need 8 total credits to graduate
MUSC 17/18XX Individual Pre-Music Wind/Percussion Instruction    1 Emphasis course
Students need 8 total credits to graduate
      

Communications Literacy (CL2)  

MUSC 27/28XX Wind Technique Course   1 Emphasis course
One Woodwind or Brass techniques course is required
Breadth Humanities (BHU)  or Breadth Life Sciences (BLS)  or Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS)  or Breadth Social Sciences (BSS)  or Breadth American Institutions (BAI)   3

General Education Breadth Course
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Breadth Humanities (BHU)  or Breadth Life Sciences (BLS)  or Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS)  or Breadth Social Sciences (BSS)  or Breadth American Institutions (BAI)   3

General Education Breadth Course

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Total 15   Total 16  
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

Must pass Level 1 Jury and earn at least a C- in Music Theory I, Aural Skills I and satisfy Basic Piano Proficiency requirement.

Students in this program must complete a jury or recital hearing, take private instruction, and participate in at least one large ensemble each semester they are in residence.

 

Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

      Music core course       Music core course
      Music core course       Music core course
      Music core course       Music core course
  or   or      or   or   

Emphasis course
8 credits minimum

  or   or     

  or   or   

Emphasis course
8 credits minimum

MUSC 27/28XX: Individual Pre-Barrier Wind/Percussion Instruction    1 Emphasis course
Students need 8 total credits to graduate
MUSC 2XXX: Private instruction 2nd instrument 1 Emphasis course
MUSC 2XXX: Private instruction 2nd instrument 1 Emphasis course MUSC 37/38XX:​ Individual Wind/Percussion Instruction    1 Emphasis course
Students need 8 total credits to graduate
 Breadth Humanities (BHU)  or Breadth Life Sciences (BLS)  or Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS)  or Breadth Social Sciences (BSS)  or Breadth American Institutions (BAI)   3 General Education Breadth Course
Click on link for available courses
Breadth Humanities (BHU)  or Breadth Life Sciences (BLS)  or Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS)  or Breadth Social Sciences (BSS)  or Breadth American Institutions (BAI)   3

General Education Breadth Course
Click on link for available courses

Breadth Humanities (BHU)  or Breadth Life Sciences (BLS)  or Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS)  or Breadth Social Sciences (BSS)  or Breadth American Institutions (BAI)   3

General Education Breadth Course
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Total 16   Total 13  
Comments

Students in this program must complete a jury or recital hearing, take private instruction, and participate in at least one large ensemble each semester they are in residence.

Comments

Students in this program must complete a jury or recital hearing, take private instruction, and participate in at least one large ensemble each semester they are in residence.

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   or   or        or   or   

Emphasis course
8 credits minimum

     

Emphasis course

      Emphasis course
      Music core course
Communications Intensive (CI)  
   1 Emphasis course
Students should register for 1 credit of junior recital
  or   or      or   or   

Emphasis course
8 credits minimum

MUSC 37/38XX: Small Ensemble      1 

Emphasis course

MUSC 37/38XX: Small Ensemble      1

Emphasis course

MUSC 37/38XX: Individual Wind/Percussion Instruction   1

Emphasis course
Students need 8 total credits to graduate

MUSC 37/38XX: Individual Wind/Percussion Instruction   1 Emphasis course
Students need 8 total credits to graduate
Electives 6  
Electives 3   Quantitative Intensive (QI)   3 Quantitative Intensive (QI)  
Quantitative Literacy (QL)   3

 
Math Placement  

 

MUSC 3240 Instrumental Methods and Materials  or MUSC 4730: Directed Project in Instrumental Pedagogy and Literature (CI)  or    2  or 3  or  

Emphasis course
See Comment Below

MUSC 4930 2 credit minimum

Total 17   Total 15  
Comments

Students in this program must complete a jury or recital hearing, take private instruction, and participate in at least one large ensemble each semester they are in residence.

*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

Students in this program must complete a jury or recital hearing, take private instruction, and participate in at least one large ensemble each semester they are in residence.

Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

  or   or      or   or   

Emphasis course
8 credits minimum

      Emphasis course
MUSC 37/38XX: Small Ensemble  1 Emphasis course   or   or      or   or   

Emphasis course
8 credits minimum

MUSC 37/38XX:   Individual Wind/Percussion Instruction  1 Emphasis course
Students need 8 total credits to graduate
   2 Emphasis course
Students should register for 2 credits for senior recital
Depth Social Sciences (DSS)  3 Depth course
Depth Social Sciences (DSS)     
MUSC 37/38XX: Individual Wind/Percussion Instruction   1 Emphasis course
Students need 8 total credits to graduate
Music Elective  4   MUSC 37/38XX: Small Ensemble    1

Emphasis course

General Elective (CI  if 4730 is not taken some previous summer term.) 3 (CI if 4730 is not taken) Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC)   3 Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC)  
      Electives 3-4  
Total 15-16   Total 13-14  
Comments

Students in this program must complete a jury or recital hearing, take private instruction, and participate in at least one large ensemble each semester they are in residence.

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

 
Comments

Students in this program must complete a jury or recital hearing, take private instruction, and participate in at least one large ensemble each semester they are in residence.

 

Wind and Percussion Required


MUSC 1/2/3XXX Individual Instruction for Music Majors on major instrument (8 credits minimum)

  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • Clarinet
  • Bassoon
  • Saxophone
  • Trumpet
  • French Horn
  • Trombone
  • Tuba/Euphonium
  • Percussion

MUSC 3/4XXX Small Ensemble   - 4 credits
Music Electives - 4 credits

Electives - 15-16 credits (choose from the following):

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