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2020-2021 General Catalog (Year Under Revision) 
  
2020-2021 General Catalog (Year Under Revision)

Music: Music Education, Orchestra - BM


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Department of Music

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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 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. 

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. An overall minimum GPA of 3.0 is required 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

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 Integrated Studies
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)  

HDFS 1500: Human Development Across the Lifespan (BSS)  recommended to satisfy Dual Licensure requirement.**

3

General Education Breadth Course

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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)  

HDFS 1500: Human Development Across the Lifespan (BSS)  recommended to satisfy Dual Licensure requirement.**

3

General Education Breadth Course

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

HDFS 1500: Human Development Across the Lifespan (BSS)  recommended to satisfy Dual Licensure requirement.**

3

General Education Breadth Course

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Total 18   Total 18  
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 will apply to 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 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 musicmajors must complete prior to the completion of four semesters of study.

Comments

**Dual Licensure (recommended):

HDFS 1500: Human Development Across the Lifespan (BSS) 

OR

PSY 1100: Lifespan Development 

AND

MUSC 3260: Elementary School Music  

AND

Level 1 Orff Schulwerk Teacher Education Workshop (offered every summer)

 

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: Antiquity through the Renaissance   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: The Baroque and Classical 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 graduate.

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

Suggested DSC/QI Courses 

 
Total 18   Total 17  
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 * 3   Music Core

*See note below
MUSC 1600: Voice Techniques   1   Emphasis Course
MUSC 2700: Woodwind Techniques I: Flute, Clarinet  or MUSC 2800: High Brass Techniques   1  or 1   Emphasis Course MUSC 3180: Orchestration   2   Emphasis Course
MUSC 3190: Music History III: Romanticism through the 21st Century (CI)   3   Music Core MUSC 3240: Instrumental Methods and Materials   2   Emphasis Course
MUSC 3220: Choral 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 4300: Clinical Experience II    1  

Emphasis Course

Must be taken concurrently with MUSC 3220  or MUSC 3240  

SCED 3210: Educational and Multicultural Foundations (DSS/CI)   3  

Emphasis Course

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

Emphasis Course

Students will take 7 total credits to graduate.

SCED 3300: Clinical Experience I   1  

Emphasis Course

Must be taken concurrently with MUSC 3220  or MUSC 3240  

Breadth American Institutions (BAI)   3

General Education Breadth Course

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SPED 4000: Education of Students with Disabilities   2  

Emphasis Course

Breadth Humanities (BHU)   3 General Education Breadth Course

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

Emphasis Course

Students will take 7 total credits to graduate.

ITLS 5500: Integration and Innovation of Technology in Education  or TEAL 5500: Innovative Integration of Technology in Teaching   3  or 3   Emphasis Course
Total 17   Total 17  
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 2800: High Brass Techniques  or MUSC 2700: Woodwind Techniques I: Flute, Clarinet   1  or 1   Emphasis Course MUSC 5500: Seminar for Student Teaching   2   Emphasis Course
MUSC 3500: Symphony Orchestra (DHA)   1   Emphasis Course

7 credits minimum
MUSC 5630: Student Teaching in the Schools   10   Emphasis Course
MUSC 4240: Advanced Conducting   2   Emphasis Course

 

MUSC 4500: String Ensemble   1   Emphasis Course
MUSC 4920: Senior Recital   1-2  

Register for 1 credit.

SCED 5200: Language, Literacy and Learning in the Content Areas (CI)   3  

Emphasis Course

SCED 5210: Learning Theory, Curriculum, and Assessment   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

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Total 16   Total 12  
Comments

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

Comments

 

MUED Orchestra Concentration


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 for a pass/fail grade, except those courses which are only taught on a pass/fail basis. Minimum GPA for all required music program courses is 3.0. An overall GPA of at least 3.0 is required 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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