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COURSE TITLE S.H.
I. General Education Requirements
Core Competencies
ENGL 1550Writing 13-4
or ENGL 1549 Writing 1 with Support
ENGL 1551Writing 23
CMST 1545Communication Foundations3
Mathematics Requirement3
Knowledge Domains
Arts and Humanities (6 s.h.)
Requirement satisfied by 6 hours of MUHL 3772-3774
Natural Sciences (2 courses, 1 with lab) (6-7 s.h.)7
Social Science (6 s.h.)6
Social and Personal Awareness (6 s.h.)
MUHL 3771Music History and Literature 13
SPA elective3
First-Year Experience course (or Gen Ed elective if needed)3
II. Core Music Requirements
MUTC 1531
MUTC 1541
Music Theory 1
and Aural Theory 1
4
Students who score below 80% on the Theory Placement Exam will substitute MUTC 1531N for MUTC 1531
MUTC 1532
MUTC 1542
Music Theory 2
and Aural Theory 2
4
Students in the Intensive Track will substitute MUTC 1532N for MUTC 1532
MUTC 2631
MUTC 2641
Music Theory 3
and Aural Theory 3
4
MUTC 2632
MUTC 2642
Music Theory 4
and Aural Theory 4
4
MUTC 3750Analytical Techniques3
MUHL 3771Music History and Literature 13
MUHL 3772Music History and Literature 23
MUHL 3773Music History and Literature 33
MUHL 3774Music History and Literature 43
Junior/Senior RecitalsN/C
III. Piano Emphasis
PIANO: 1501, 1502, 2605, 2606, 3705, 3706, 4805, 4806
Applied Major 1501-480628
MUAC 2691Professional Piano Skills 11
MUAC 2692Professional Piano Skills 21
MUAC 2693Professional Piano Skills 31
MUAC 2694Professional Piano Skills 41
Large Ensemble4
Piano Chamber Ensemble4
MUCO 3715Choral and Instrumental Conducting3
MUED 5858Piano Pedagogy3
Voice Class/Applied Voice MUAC 3759 and VOIC 1500A2
MUTC/MUHL Upper Division Theory/History Electives (must represent both areas)9
Music Electives8
Total Semester Hours130-131
  • Music students must attend 36 convocations as a graduation requirement.
  • Music students must attend 30 Dana School of Music concerts or recitals within the first two years of study.
  • Applied lesson must be taken concurrently with large ensemble each semester.
Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallS.H.
MUTC 1531
MUTC 1541
Music Theory 1
and Aural Theory 1
4
Students who score below 80% on the Theory Placement Exam will substitute MUTC 1531N for MUTC 1531  
MUAC 1581 Class Piano 1 1
MUEN 00XX 1
PIAN 1501 Piano 2
General Education Electives / First Year Experience 3
ENGL 1550
Writing 1
or Writing 1 with Support
3-4
 Semester Hours14-15
Spring
MUTC 1532
MUTC 1542
Music Theory 2
and Aural Theory 2
4
Students in the Intensive Track will substitute MUTC 1532N for MUTC 1532  
MUAC 1582 Class Piano 2 1
MUEN 00XX 1
General Education Electives 6
ENGL 1551 Writing 2 3
PIAN 1502 Piano 2
 Semester Hours17
Year 2
Fall
MUTC 2631
MUTC 2641
Music Theory 3
and Aural Theory 3
4
MUAC 2681 Class Piano 3 1
MUEN 00XX 1
MUHL 3771 Music History and Literature 1 3
CMST 1545 Communication Foundations 3
PIAN 2605 Piano 4
 Semester Hours16
Spring
MUTC 2632
MUTC 2642
Music Theory 4
and Aural Theory 4
4
MUAC 2682 Class Piano 4 1
MUEN 00XX 1
MUHL 3772 Music History and Literature 2 3
General Education Electives 3
PIAN 2606 Piano 4
 Semester Hours16
Year 3
Fall
MUTC 3750 Analytical Techniques 3
MUHL 3773 Music History and Literature 3 3
Natural Science + Lab 4
MUEN 0051 Piano Chamber 1
PIAN 3705 Piano 4
 Semester Hours15
Spring
MUHL 3774 Music History and Literature 4 3
MUCO 3715 Choral and Instrumental Conducting 3
PIAN 3706 Piano 4
MUEN 0051 Piano Chamber 1
MUED 5858 Piano Pedagogy 3
MUAC 3759 Voice Class 1
VOIC 1500A Voice 1
 Semester Hours16
Year 4
Fall
Music Upper Division Electives 3
Music Electives 5
PIAN 4805 Piano 4
MUEN 0051 Piano Chamber 1
MATH 2623 Quantitative Reasoning 3
General Education Electives 3
 Semester Hours19
Spring
Music Upper Division Electives 6
Music Electives 3
PIAN 4806 Piano 4
MUEN 0051 Piano Chamber 1
 
 Semester Hours14
 Total Semester Hours127-128

Learning Outcomes

The student learning outcomes for the major in music are as follows:

  • Students will perform a public recital in their applied area.
  • Students will analyze music, discriminate pitch, harmony, and rhythm and perform harmonic progressions at the piano.
  • Students will demonstrate critical thinking about the various historical periods, cultural contexts, and social forces that influence musical activity.
  • Students will demonstrate basic keyboard proficiency including scales, arpeggios, harmonization, repertoire, transpositions, and score reading.