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Music: Harp Performance - BM


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  • For more information about Harp 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 Degree Works  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: The highest math requirement for this degree is the Quantitative Literacy (QL)  of the student’s choice.

Individual instruction courses on major instrument must be passed with a B- or higher grade. All other music concentration courses must be passed with a C- or higher grade. Minimum GPA for all required program courses is 3.0.

 

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)   MUSC 1110: Music Theory I (BCA)   3  

Music Core

Breadth Creative Arts or Breadth Integrated Studies

MUSC 1105: Fundamentals for Music Majors (BCA) * 3  

Music Core

Breadth Creative Arts

MUSC 1130: Aural Skills I   1  

Music Core

MUSC 1170: Keyboard Harmony I   1   Music Core MUSC 1180: Keyboard Harmony II   1   Music Core
MUSC 2180: Computer Applications in Music Proficiency Exam **  1   Music Core MUSC 1190: World Music   3  

Music Core

MUSC 2890: Individual Percussion Instruction (Second Instrument) for Music Majors   1   Emphasis Course MUSC 1225: Individual Pre-Music Harp Instruction   1-2  

Emphasis Course

Students will complete a total of 8 credits to graduate.

MUSC 1225: Individual Pre-Music Harp Instruction    1-2  

Emphasis Course

8 credits minimum

Large Ensemble   

Emphasis Course

8 credits minimum

PE 1057: Yoga   1  

Emphasis Course

MUSC 4500: String Ensemble   1   Emphasis Course
Large Ensemble   1

Emphasis Course

8 credits minimum

ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)   3   Communications Literacy (CL2)  
MUSC 4500: String Ensemble   1   Emphasis Course      
Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS)  or Breadth Life Sciences (BLS)  or Breadth Social Sciences (BSS)   3

General Education Course

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Total 16   Total 14  
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)  was established as a prerequisite for MUSC 1110: Music Theory I (BCA) . As this course is considered remedial work, the 3 credits earned in MUSC 1105  are not required for degree completion, but may need to be made up to achieve the 120-credit minimum for all bachelor’s degrees. All incoming music students will have an opportunity 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 grade of C- or better before taking MUSC 1110 . Those students who pass the test should review whether they need to make up 3 credits, and 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 the 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 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 3110: Music History I: Antiquity through the Renaissance   3   Music Core MUSC 3120: Music History II: The Baroque and Classical Periods   3   Music Core
MUSC 2225: Individual Pre-Barrier Harp Instruction    1-2  

Emphasis Course

Students will complete a total of 8 credit to graduate

Large Ensemble  

Emphasis Course

8 credits minimum

Large Ensemble   1

Emphasis Course

8 credits minimum

MUSC 3210: Individual Harp Instruction for Music Majors   1-2  

Emphasis Course

Students will complete a total of 8 credit to graduate.

MUSC 4500: String Ensemble   1   Emphasis Course MUSC 4500: String Ensemble   1   Emphasis Course
Music Elective 1 Emphasis Course Quantitative Intensive (QI)     3

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

General Education Course

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

General Education Course

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Quantitative Literacy (QL)    3

General Education Course

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MUSC 1600: Voice Techniques  or MUSC 2640: Individual Vocal Instruction (Second Instrument) for Music Majors     1  or 1   Emphasis Course
Total 17   Total 17  
Comments
Comments

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  3   Music Core MUSC 2350: Conducting   2   Emphasis Course
MUSC 3190: Music History III: Romanticism through the 21st Century (CI)   3   Music Core MUSC 3180: Orchestration   2   Emphasis Course
MUSC 3210: Individual Harp Instruction for Music Majors   1-2  

Emphasis Course

Students will complete a total of 8 credit to graduate.

MUSC 3210: Individual Harp Instruction for Music Majors   1-2  

Emphasis Course

Students will complete a total of 8 credit to graduate.

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

General Education Course

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MUSC 3920: Junior Recital   1-2  

Register for 1 credit for junior recital.

MUSC 4500: String Ensemble   1   Emphasis Course Large Ensemble   1

Emphasis Course

8 credits minimum

Music Electives 2 Emphasis Course MUSC 4500: String Ensemble   1   Emphasis Course
Large Ensemble   1

Emphasis Course

8 credits minimum

Music Electives 4 Emphasis Course
Electives 1-2   Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC)   3

Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC) 

Suggested DSC/QI Courses 

 
Total 15   Total 15  
Comments

*A music theory elective course is offered every fall and spring semester. The music theory elective course may be taken any semester after completing MUSC 2110: Music Theory III  with a grade of C- or better. Music students should plan which option they wish to take and consult with the music department office regarding 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 3210: Individual Harp Instruction for Music Majors   1-2  

Emphasis Course

Students will complete a total of 8 credit to graduate.

MUSC 3210: Individual Harp Instruction for Music Majors   1-2  

Emphasis Course

Students will complete a total of 8 credit to graduate.

MUSC 4930: Readings and Conference  or MUSC 4730: Directed Project in Instrumental Pedagogy and Literature (CI) * 1-6  or 3  

Emphasis Course

See comment below.

MUSC 4920: Senior Recital   1-2  

Emphasis Course

Register for 2 credits for senior recital.

MUSC 4500: String Ensemble   1   Emphasis Course MUSC 4930: Readings and Conference  or MUSC 4730: Directed Project in Instrumental Pedagogy and Literature (CI) * 1-6  or 3  

Emphasis Course

See comment below.

Music Elective 2 Emphasis Course MUSC 4500: String Ensemble   1   Emphasis Course
Large Ensemble   1

Emphasis Course

8 credits minimum

Large Ensemble   1

Emphasis Course

8 credits minimum

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

General Education Course

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Electives (Communicative Intensive (CI)  if MUSC 4730  is not taken)  3 Communicative Intensive (CI)  if MUSC 4730  was not taken.
Depth Social Sciences (DSS)   3

General Education Course

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Music Electives 4 Emphasis Course
Electives 2

Emphasis Course

     
Total 15-16   Total 14-15  
Comments

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

Comments

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

Harp Performance Requirements


All individual instruction courses on major instrument must be passed with a grade of B- or better. All other music concentration courses must be passed with a grade of C- or better. Major requirements may not be taken on a pass/fail basis. Music requires a 3.0 GPA in music classes and a 2.75 GPA overall for graduation.

Recital and Concert Attendance Requirement


To graduate, students are required to attend a minimum of 80 concerts or recitals. Recital and concert attendance is monitored and recorded in the Music Student Services office. Students should turn in programs after attending concerts and recitals for documentation of attendance.

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