Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 
    
    Nov 13, 2019  
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020

Music, Sacred Music, BM


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This degree prepares students for professional careers in music, with focused preparation for music ministry, ensemble conducting, music performance, and graduate studies in all fields of music.

This major does not require a minor

Total number of hours for this degree:
120 semester hours

Total number of hours required in major:
73-74 semester hours

Total number of advanced hours required in major:
26-30 semester hours

Hours Required in Major: 73-74 credit hours


73-74 credit hours, including 26-30 advanced credit hours

Prerequisites:


There are no prerequisites for this degree.

An audition is not required to declare a major in music for this degree.

Required Courses:


A minimum final grade of C- in each of the following courses fulfills the requirements for this major

Junior Recital Music Lessons: All of the following: 4 credit hours


Junior Recital Leadership and Performance Training: All of the following: 2 credit hours


Senior Capstone: 3-4 credit hours from the following options:


Students have three options for their required Senior Capstone:

(1) MUSI 4300  AND MUSI 4118 : Project with paper (10 page minimum) and public presentation. Please note that the project proposal must be approved by a panel of music faculty for permission to select this capstone option.

(2) MUSI 4300  AND MUSI 4118 : Pure research paper (25 page minimum) with public presentation. Please note that the research proposal must be approved by a panel of music faculty for permission to select this capstone option.

(3) MUSI 4212  AND MUSI 4118 : Senior Recital (45 minutes of music minimum) with paper (10 page minimum) and public presentation. Please note that an audition before a panel of music faculty is required for permission to select this capstone option.

Suggested Sequence of Courses


Fall - Year One


Choose one of the following: 1-2 credit hours total


Music lessons in a group setting. Students may audition prior to July 15 to be considered for private music lessons, MUSI 1111  (30 minute lesson) or MUSI 1211  (60 minute lesson).

Choose one of the following: 1 credit hour total


Lower Level Ensemble

Total Semester Hours: 16-17 hrs


Spring - Year One


Fall - Year Two


Spring - Year Two


Fall - Year Three


ORAL COMMUNICATION 3 hrs

General Education Requirements  

Total Semester Hours: 14-15 hrs


Spring - Year Three


Fall - Year Four


Choose all of the following: 4 credit hours total


Choose 2 credit hours in elective courses


Students must select a minimum of 2 credit hours in elective courses

If applicable: Choose 1 credit hour in elective courses


Students taking CDIS as their foreign language must take an additional 1 credit hour in electives

SOCIAL SCIENCE 3 hrs


General Education Requirements  

LITERATURE 3 hrs


General Education Requirements  

Total Semester Hours: 15-16 hrs


Spring - Year Four


Choose all of the following: 5 credit hours total


Senior Capstone: Choose a total of 2-3 credit hours from the following options:


Students have three options for their required Senior Capstone:

(1) MUSI 4300 : Project with paper (10 page minimum) and public presentation. Please note that the project proposal must be approved by a panel of music faculty for permission to select this capstone option.

(2) MUSI 4300 : Pure research paper (25 page minimum) with public presentation. Please note that the research proposal must be approved by a panel of music faculty for permission to select this capstone option.

(3) MUSI 4212 : Senior Recital (45 minutes of music minimum) with paper (10 page minimum) with public presentation. Please note that an audition before a panel of music faculty is required for permission to select this capstone option.

Choose 2-3 credit hours in elective courses


Students must select a minimum of 2 credit hours in elective courses. Student choosing the Senior Recital capstone option must select a minimum of 3 credit hours in elective courses.

If applicable: Choose 1 credit hour in elective courses


Students taking CDIS as their foreign language must take an additional 1 credit hour in electives

Total: 12-15 hrs


Note(s):


 

Music Major Scholarships: Students intending to apply for Music Scholarships must audition prior to July 15. Contact the Head of the Music Program to schedule an audition.

Course Exemptions: First semester music majors may apply to be placed out of the following required courses by examination: MUSI 1220  Music Fundamentals, MUSI 1218 Introduction to Piano. Contact the Head of the Music Program to request a placement examination.

Private Music Lessons: An audition is required for all first semester music majors in order to be considered for private music lesson courses. Contact the Head of the Music Program to schedule an audition.

Advanced Ensembles: All students are eligible to audition for 3000 and 4000 level advanced ensembles. Some advanced music ensembles include music scholarships for members. Contact the Head of the Music Program to schedule an audition.

 

The following components are required in all degrees:
General education, major, minor, and validation of completion of:

  • overall semester hours - 120

  • institutional semester hours - 45

  • overall advanced hours - 36

  • institutional advanced hours - 24  

Required General Education courses:
SPAN 1411  and SPAN 1412 , CDIS 2341  and CDIS 2342 , or two semesters of the same foreign language 

Acceptable minor fields:
A minor is not required

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