Required Foundation Courses (27 Credits)
MUS110Introduction to Music Studies1
Four semesters of Music 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
MUS2xxAppliedMusic 24
MUS331Music to 1750 3
MUS333Music since 17503
MUS335Sight Singing & Ear Training 31
MUS4xxAppliedMusic 24
Required Concentration Courses (25 Credits) 3
Two additional 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
MUS210Jazz Improvisation Workshop 2
MUS302Piano 3: Jazz and Popular Styles2
MUS310Jazz Theory 13
MUS311Jazz Theory 23
MUS312Jazz Instrumentation and Arranging3
MUS410Jazz Improvisation Workshop 2
MUS4xxAppliedMusic (4 semesters at 2 credits each )8
Capstone Course (1 Credits)
MUS483Senior Recital 1
Total Credits53

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
MUS103 Basic Sight Singing and Ear Training 1 1
MUS110 Introduction to Music Studies 1
MUS150 Concert Series Attendance 0
MUS162 Chamber Jazz Ensembles 1
MUS201 Basic Piano 2
MUS203 Theory 1 3
MUS 270-277 2
ENG160 Composition I 3
Gen Ed - MATH 3
 Credits16
Spring
MUS150 Concert Series Attendance 0
Music Elective 2 3
MUS162 Chamber Jazz Ensembles 1
MUS202 Piano 1 2
MUS231 Sight Singing and Ear Training 1 1
MUS 270-277 2
ENG 180 3
Gen Ed: Natural Sciences (NSCI) 3
 Credits15
Year 2
Fall
MUS150 Concert Series Attendance 0
MUS162 Chamber Jazz Ensembles 1
MUS210 Jazz Improvisation Workshop 2
MUS232 Sight Singing and Ear Training 2 1
MUS 470-477 2
MUS310 Jazz Theory 1 3
MUS331 Music to 1750 3
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG) 3
 Credits15
Spring
MUS150 Concert Series Attendance 0
MUS162 Chamber Jazz Ensembles 1
MUS 470-477 2
MUS302 Piano 3: Jazz and Popular Styles 2
MUS311 Jazz Theory 2 3
MUS333 Music since 1750 3
MUS335 Sight Singing & Ear Training 3 1
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG) 3
 Credits15
Year 3
Fall
MUS150 Concert Series Attendance 0
MUS162 Chamber Jazz Ensembles 1
MUS312 Jazz Instrumentation and Arranging 3
MUS393 Music Selected Topic 3
MUS 470-477 2
Gen Ed: Social Sciences (SSCI) 3
Gen Ed: United States Studies (USST) 3
 Credits15
Spring
MUS150 Concert Series Attendance 0
MUS162 Chamber Jazz Ensembles 1
MUS302 Piano 3: Jazz and Popular Styles 2
Music Elective 2 3
MUS410 Jazz Improvisation Workshop 2
MUS 470-477 Applied Jazz 2
Gen Ed: World Civilizations and Cultures (WRLD) 3
Gen Ed: Western Civilization (WEST) 3
 Credits16
Year 4
Fall
MUS 470-477 Applied Jazz 2
Gen Ed: Natural Sciences (NSCI) 3
MUS313 Improvisation for Every Musician 3
Elective 3
Gen Ed: Diversity (DIVR) 3
 Credits14
Spring
MUS 470-477 Applied Jazz 2
MUS483 Senior Recital 1
Electives 11-12
 Credits14-15
 Total Credits120-121
  • Because the Senior year has extra elective credits, students may be advised to do the following:
    1. Defer one GE III required course from each semester of the junior year to the senior year, reducing the junior credit load.
    2. Elect to take other music department courses such as theory, history, or composition offerings during the senior year.
    3. Take Jazz Studies courses that are repeatable for credit:
      1. Jazz Improv Workshop
      2. Piano III-Jazz
      3. Recording Techniques
      4. Jazz Instrumentation and Arranging.