Required Foundation Courses (27 Credits)
MUS110Introduction to Music Studies1
Four semesters of a large ensemble at 1 credit each4
College/Youth Symphony
College-Community Chorale
Symphonic Band
Concert Choir
Collegium Musicum
Chamber Singers
Chamber Jazz Ensembles
MUS150Concert Series Attendance 10
MUS202Piano 12
MUS203Theory 13
MUS231Sight Singing and Ear Training 11
MUS232Sight Singing and Ear Training 21
MUS22XApplied Music 24
MUS331Music to 1750 3
MUS333Music since 17503
MUS335Sight Singing & Ear Training 31
MUS4XXApplied Music 24
Required Concentration Courses (21 Credits)
Two semesters of Music Ensemble at 1 credit each2
College/Youth Symphony
College-Community Chorale
Symphonic Band
Concert Choir
Collegium Musicum
Chamber Singers
Chamber Jazz Ensembles
MUS204Theory 23
MUS303Theory 3-Counterpoint3
MUS301Piano 22
MUS364Form and Analysis 3
MUS42XApplied Music 28
Elective Courses (5 Credits)
Select 5 credits of Music courses 35
Capstone Course (1 Credits)
MUS483Senior Recital 1
Total Credits54

This eight-semester plan (see important details) is intended to guide a first-year student through a four-year undergraduate career, with completion of an academic major and all college-wide degree requirements. The plan is designed as an advising tool – a starting point for careful discussions between a student and his/her academic adviser. In consultation, the student and adviser will adjust the plan to accommodate the student’s prerequisite needs, transferred credits, and other such variables.

Students are responsible for reviewing their Progress Reports each semester to track their own progress toward degree requirements.

Eight-Semester Plan
Year 1
FallCredits
MUS150 Concert Series Attendance 0
MUS141 College/Youth Symphony 1
MUS201 Basic Piano 1 2
MUS203 Theory 1 3
MUS 220-227 Applied Music 2
MUS103 Basic Sight Singing and Ear Training 1 1
MUS110 Introduction to Music Studies 1
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP) 3
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG) 3
 Credits16
Spring
MUS150 Concert Series Attendance 0
MUS 141-146 Music Ensemble 1
MUS202 Piano 1 2
MUS204 Theory 2 3
MUS 220-227 Applied Music 2
MUS231 Sight Singing and Ear Training 1 1
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP) 3
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG) 3
 Credits15
Year 2
Fall
MUS150 Concert Series Attendance 0
MUS301 Piano 2 2
MUS232 Sight Singing and Ear Training 2 1
MUS331 Music to 1750 3
MUS 420-427 Applied Music 2
MUS3XX Music Elective 2
Gen Ed: Mathematical Inquiry (MATH) 3
Gen Ed: Diversity (DIVR) 3
 Credits16
Spring
MUS150 Concert Series Attendance 0
MUS303 Theory 3-Counterpoint 3
MUS335 Sight Singing & Ear Training 3 1
MUS333 Music since 1750 3
MUS 420-427 Applied Music 2
Gen Ed: Natural Sciences (NSCI) 3-4
Gen Ed: The Arts (ART) 3
 Credits15-16
Year 3
Fall
MUS150 Concert Series Attendance 0
MUS 141-146 Music Ensemble 1
MUS 420-427 Applied Music 2
MUS3XX Music Elective 3
Gen Ed: United States Studies (USST) 3
Gen Ed: Natural Sciences (NSCI) 3-4
Elective 3
 Credits15-16
Spring
MUS150 Concert Series Attendance 0
MUS 141-146 Music Ensemble 1
MUS 420-427 Applied Music 2
Gen Ed: World Civilizations and Cultures (WRLD) 2 3
Gen Ed: Western Civilization (WEST) 3
Electives 6
 Credits15
Year 4
Fall
MUS 141-146 Music Ensemble 1
MUS364 Form and Analysis 3
MUS 420-427 Applied Music 2
Gen Ed: Social Sciences (SSCI) 3
Electives 6
 Credits15
Spring
MUS 141-146 Music Ensemble 1
MUS483 Senior Recital 1
MUS 420-427 Applied Music 2
Electives 9
 Credits13
 Total Credits120-122
  • This program includes 37 upper-division credits. To meet the College requirement of 45, the student must choose courses representing at least 8 more upper-division credits (General Education courses or general elective courses).
  • Classical Voice Performance majors should take MUS228 /MUS428 Applied Studio Class as an elective every semester, concurrently with Applied Music.