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2020-2021 General Catalog 
  
2020-2021 General Catalog

Music: String Performance - BM


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  • For more information about String 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.

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)   3   Communications Literacy (CL2)  
MUSC 1105: Fundamentals for Music Majors (BCA) * 3  

Core Course

General Education

Breadth Creative Arts

MUSC 1110: Music Theory I (BCA)   3  

Core Course

General Education

Breadth Integrated Studies

MUSC 1170: Keyboard Harmony I   1   Core Course MUSC 1130: Aural Skills I   1   Core Course
MUSC 2180: Computer Applications in Music Proficiency Exam  ** 1   Core Course MUSC 1180: Keyboard Harmony II   1   Core Course
MUSC 3500: Symphony Orchestra (DHA)   1  

Emphasis Course

8 credits minimum

MUSC 1190: World Music   3  

Core Course

MUSC 4500: String Ensemble   1  

Emphasis Course

8 credits minimum

MUSC 3500: Symphony Orchestra (DHA)   1  

Emphasis Course

8 credits minimum

PE 1057: Yoga   1   Emphasis Course MUSC 4500: String Ensemble   1  

Emphasis Course

8 credits minimum

MUSC 15XX: Individual Pre-Music String Instruction    2   Emphasis Course   MUSC 15XX: Individual Pre-Music String Instruction   2 Emphasis Course
Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS)   3  

General Education

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Breadth Life Sciences (BLS)  

3

General Education

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Total 16   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 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.

*** The MUSC 4500: String Ensemble  requirement may also be satisfied by MUSC 3760: Jazz Ensemble , MUSC 3770: Jazz Orchestra , and MUSC 4710: Jazz Combo  for string bass majors only.

Comments

*** The MUSC 4500: String Ensemble  requirement may also be satisfied by MUSC 3760: Jazz Ensemble , MUSC 3770: Jazz Orchestra , and MUSC 4710: Jazz Combo  for string bass majors only.

Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

MUSC 1120: Music Theory II      3   Core Course MUSC 2110: Music Theory III       3   Core Course
MUSC 1140: Aural Skills II   1   Core Course MUSC 2130: Aural Skills III   1   Core Course
MUSC 3110: Music History I: Antiquity through the Renaissance   3   Core Course MUSC 3120: Music History II: The Baroque and Classical Periods   3   Core Course
MUSC 3500: Symphony Orchestra (DHA)   1  

Emphasis Course

8 credits minimum

MUSC 3500: Symphony Orchestra (DHA)   1  

Emphasis Course

8 credits minimum

MUSC 3520: String Pedagogy and Solo Literature   2  

Emphasis Course

Offered every other year. Check schedule for actual term offered.

MUSC 4500: String Ensemble    1   

Emphasis Course

8 credits minimum

MUSC 4500: String Ensemble   1  

Emphasis Course

8 credits minimum

MUSC 45XX: Individual String Instruction    2 Emphasis Course
MUSC 25XX: Individual Pre-Barrier String Instruction    2 Emphasis Course Quantitative Intensive (QI)    3 Depth Course
Quantitative Literacy (QL)   3 Math or Statistics Breadth American Institutions (BAI)    3

General Education

Breadth American Institutions

Total 16   Total 17  
Comments

*** The MUSC 4500: String Ensemble  requirement may also be satisfied by MUSC 3760: Jazz Ensemble , MUSC 3770: Jazz Orchestra , and MUSC 4710: Jazz Combo  for string bass majors only.

Comments

*** The MUSC 4500: String Ensemble  requirement may also be satisfied by MUSC 3760: Jazz Ensemble , MUSC 3770: Jazz Orchestra , and MUSC 4710: Jazz Combo  for string bass majors only.

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   Core Course MUSC 2350: Conducting      2   Emphasis Course
MUSC 3190: Music History III: Romanticism through the 21st Century (CI)   3   Core Course MUSC 3180: Orchestration   2   Emphasis Course
MUSC 3500: Symphony Orchestra (DHA)   1  

Emphasis Course

8 credits minimum

MUSC 3500: Symphony Orchestra (DHA)   1  

Emphasis Course

8 credits minimum

MUSC 4500: String Ensemble   1  

Emphasis Course

8 credits minimum

MUSC 4500: String Ensemble   1  

Emphasis Course

8 credits minimum

MUSC 3515: Orchestral Auditions Seminar   2  

Emphasis Course

Offered every other year. Check schedule for actual term offered.

MUSC 3920: Junior Recital   1-2   Emphasis Course

Students should register for 1 credit for junior recital.
MUSC 45XX: Individual String Instruction    2

Emphasis Course

MUSC 45XX: Individual String Instruction  

Emphasis Course

Breadth Social Sciences (BSS)    3

General Education

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Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC)   3 Depth Course
      Music Electives  2 Emphasis Course
Total 15   Total 14  
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.

*** The MUSC 4500: String Ensemble  requirement may also be satisfied by MUSC 3760: Jazz Ensemble , MUSC 3770: Jazz Orchestra , and MUSC 4710: Jazz Combo  for string bass majors only.

Comments

*** The MUSC 4500: String Ensemble  requirement may also be satisfied by MUSC 3760: Jazz Ensemble , MUSC 3770: Jazz Orchestra , and MUSC 4710: Jazz Combo  for string bass majors only.

Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

MUSC 3500: Symphony Orchestra (DHA)   1  

Emphasis Course

8 credits minimum

MUSC 3500: Symphony Orchestra (DHA)   1  

Emphasis Course

8 credits minimum

MUSC 4500: String Ensemble   1  

Emphasis Course

8 credits minimum

MUSC 4500: String Ensemble   1  

Emphasis Course

8 credits minimum

MUSC 45XX: Individual String Instruction   Emphasis Course MUSC 4920: Senior Recital   1-2  

Emphasis Course

Students should register for 2 credits for senior recital.

Communication Intensive (CI)   3

Depth Course

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MUSC 45XX: Individual String Instruction   2 Emphasis Course
Breadth Humanities (BHU)   3

General Education

Breadth Humanities

Depth Social Sciences (DSS)   3

Depth Course

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Music Electives  5 Emphasis Course Music Electives 3 Emphasis Course
Total 15   Total 12  
Comments

*** The MUSC 4500: String Ensemble  requirement will also satisfied by MUSC 3760: Jazz Ensemble , MUSC 3770: Jazz Orchestra , and MUSC 4710: Jazz Combo  for string bass majors only.

Comments

*** The MUSC 4500: String Ensemble  requirement will also satisfied by MUSC 3760: Jazz Ensemble , MUSC 3770: Jazz Orchestra , and MUSC 4710: Jazz Combo  for string bass majors only.

String Performance Emphasis Required Courses


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. Music requires a 3.0 GPA in music classes and a 2.75 overall GPA 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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