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2011-2012 General Catalog 
    
2011-2012 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG Please see current catalog]

Music, BM


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Caine College of the Arts

Department of Music

Students must complete the General Education requirements  

Students must also complete the University Studies requirements 

  • Two courses having CI designation (such as  ,  ,  ,   or   or   will fulfill the Communications Intensive (CI) requirement
  • One course having a QI designation will fulfill the Quantitative Intensive (QI) requirement
  • Complete at least 2 credits in approved 3000-level or above courses from each of the following two catagories: Life and Physical Sciences (DSC) and Social Sciences (DSS)

 

Music Core Curriculum Requirements (29-34 credits)


All majors in the department must complete the music core curriculum. Although it is possible to complete the degree if these courses are begun after the first year of study, the department strongly recommends that students begin the core curriculum during the first year, completing the courses in the following recommended sequence.

Freshman Year


Sophomore Year


Junior Year


Note:


Students should note that MUSC 2350  and MUSC 3180  may be taken during different semesters, if necessary. Also, since MUSC 2140  is not required for all music areas, students should contact their advisor to determine whether or not they should enroll in this course. Additional requirements for specific emphasis areas are available from the Music Department Student Services Office, Fine Arts 102.

1 MUSC 2140  is not required for the Composite Major in Music Education, nor for the Guitar Performance Emphasis or the Wind/Brass/Percussion Performance Emphasis.

2 MUSC 3180  is not required for the Vocal Performance Emphasis.

Degree Composite Major in Music Education


Music majors must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 in Music courses. A grade of C- or better must be earned in all core and emphasis classes. A 2.75 cumulative GPA is required for graduation. Additional requirements, such as piano proficiency, concert attendance, etc., are stipulated in the Department of Music’s Student Handbook.

Emphasis Area


Students must select one area of emphasis and complete the required coursework for that emphasis. The student’s transcript will show the area of emphasis selected by the student from those listed below. Please note that all music majors are required to participate in major departmental ensemble organizations each semester. The student and an advisor will determine the organizations in which the student will participate.

Bachelor of Music Degree (Performance Emphases) (2.75 cumulative GPA; 3.00 GPA in Music courses)


The Bachelor of Music Degree with one of the performance emphases requires completion of University Studies Requirements, Core Requirements, and Emphasis Area Requirements. A grade of C- or better must be earned in all core and emphasis classes.

Music Core Curriculum Requirements (29-34 credits)


All of the Music Core Curriculum  courses are required, with the following exceptions:

MUSC 1170 , MUSC 1180 , and MUSC 2140  are not required for the Guitar Performance Emphasis.

MUSC 2140  is not required for the Wind/Brass/Percussion Performance Emphasis.

MUSC 3180  is not required for the Vocal Performance Emphasis.

Emphasis Area


Students must select one area of emphasis and complete the required coursework for that emphasis. The student’s transcript will show the area of emphasis selected by the student from those listed below. Please note that all music majors are required to participate in major departmental ensemble organizations each semester. The student and an advisor will determine the organizations in which the student will participate.

Individual String Instruction (16 credits)

See note 1

Students must complete credits from one of the following:

Note:

All students selecting the Vocal Performance Emphasis must complete performance level 5 in piano or MUSC 2490  until level requirement is met.

Wind/Brass/Percussion Performance (48-56 credits)


Individual Instruction (12 credits)

See note 1

Students must complete 12 credits from one of the following three groups of courses in their area (Individual Woodwind Instruction or Individual Brass Instruction or Individual Percussion Instruction).

Large Ensembles (8 credits)

See note 2

Select 8 credits from the following:

Bachelor of Music Degree (Piano Pedagogy Emphasis) (2.75 cumulative GPA; 3.00 GPA in Music courses)


The Bachelor of Music Degree with an emphasis in Piano Pedagogy requires completion of University Studies Requirements, Core Requirements, Pedagogy Emphasis, and Electives. Music majors must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.00 in Music courses. A grade of C- or better must be earned in all core and emphasis classes. A 2.75 cumulative GPA is required for graduation. Additional requirements, such as piano proficiency, concert attendance, etc., are stipulated in the Department of Music’s Student Handbook.

Note:


1A student in this program will study privately each semester of residency.

2 A student in this program will participate in a large ensemble for each semester of residency.

3 Choose 2 credits from: MUSC 2470 , MUSC 2490 , MUSC 2750  , MUSC 2760 , MUSC 2770 , MUSC 2780 , MUSC 2790 , MUSC 2850 , MUSC 2860 , MUSC 2870 , MUSC 2880 , MUSC 2890 .

4 At least 3 credits must be from a course that is designated as Communications Intensive and at least 3 credits must be from a course that is designated as Quantitative Intensive.

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

USU Credits (10 of last 40 must be USU credits)

30

Completion of approved major program of study

See college advisor

Credits in minor (if required)

12

Credits in American Institutions (ECN 1500 ;HIST 1700 , HIST 2700  or HIST 2710 ; HONR 1300 POLS 1100 ; or USU 1300 

3

General Education Requirements  and University Studies Depth Requirements 

 

 

 

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