Aug 23, 2019  
2019-2020 General Catalog 
  
2019-2020 General Catalog

Music: Guitar Performance - BM


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  • For more information about Guitar 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:

     

Communications Literacy (CL1) 

 
     

Music Core Course

Breadth Creative arts or Breadth Exploration

 *    Music Core Course

Breadth Creative Arts
      Music Core Course
      Music Core Course       Students should register for 3 credits
  **    Music Core Course       Music Core Course
     

Emphasis course

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

8 credits minimum to graduate
MUSC 1585: Individual Pre-music Guitar Instruction   1-2  

Emphasis course.

8 credits minimum to graduate

  or      or   

Emphasis Course

8 credits minimum to graduate

  or      or    Emphasis course

8 credits minimum to graduate
Breadth Life Sciences (BLS)  or Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS)     3   General education

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

General education

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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 of Music for Music Majors was established as a prerequisite for MUSC 1110 Music Theory I.   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:

      Communications Literacy (CL2)         Music Core Course
      Music Core Course       Music Core Course
      Music Core Course       Emphasis course
      Emphasis course       Music Core Course
     

Music Core Course

     

Emphasis course.

8 credits minimum to graduate

MUSC 2595: Individual Pre-Barrier Guitar Instruction      1-2    Emphasis course

8 credits minimum to graduate
  or      or    Emphasis course

8 credits minimum to graduate
  or      or    Emphasis course

8 credits minimum to graduate
Quantitative Intensive (QI)   3

Quantitative Intensive (QI)  

Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC)  

Math or Statistics    3-5

Quantitative Literacy (QL)  

Math Placement  

Breadth American Institutions (BAI)  or  Breadth Social Sciences (BSS)  or Breadth Humanities (BHU)   3

General education

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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      

Emphasis course.

8 credits minimum to graduate

      Emphasis course MUSC 3580: Guitar Pedagogy II 2 Emphasis course
MUSC 3190: Music History III: Music of the Twentieth Century (CI)   3   Music Core Course MUSC 3590: Electric Guitar Ensemble  or  MUSC 4550: Acoustic Guitar Ensemble 1-2  or  1-2 Emphasis course

8 credits minimum to graduate
     

Emphasis course.

8 credits minimum to graduate

MUSC 3900: Improvisation I 2 Emphasis course
      Emphasis course MUSC 4920: Individual Recital 1-2 Students should register for 1 credit for junior recital
  or      or    Emphasis course

8 credits minimum to graduate
 Breadth American Institutions (BAI)  or   Breadth Social Sciences (BSS)  or  Breadth Humanities (BHU) 3 General education

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Music Electives 3 Students should choose 3 credits of music electives Communications Intensive (CI) 3

Communications Intensive (CI)

      General Electives 3 Students should register for 3 credits of general electives
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.

 

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Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

     

Emphasis course.

8 credits minimum to graduate

      Emphasis course
  or      or    Emphasis course

8 credits minimum to graduate
     

Emphasis course.

8 credits minimum to graduate

MUSC 3905 Improvisation II 2 Emphasis Course   or      or    Emphasis course

8 credits minimum to graduate
Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC) 3

Depth Course

      Students should register for 2 credits for senior recital
Breadth American Institutions (BAI)  or   Breadth Social Sciences (BSS)  or  Breadth Humanities (BHU) 3 General education

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      2 credits minimum
Music Electives 4

Students should register for 4 credits of music electives

Depth Social Sciences (DSS)   3

Depth course

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      General Electives 1  
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