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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
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
General Education Elective / First-Year Experience
Foreign Language Requirement
Foreign Language 15504
Foreign Language 26004
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
MUCO 3715Choral and Instrumental Conducting3
Keyboard Musicianship4
Class Piano 1
Class Piano 2
Class Piano 3
Jazz Class Piano 1
Class Piano 4
Jazz Class Piano 2
III. Music Theory Emphasis
Applied Instrument/Voice 1501-2602 (Primary instrument: 1501, 1502, 2602)8
Large Ensemble4
MUTC Theory/Composition Electives - Upper Division12
MUHL Music History Electives - Upper Division6
Minor Required18
Total Semester Hours125-126
  • 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
VOIC 1501 Voice (or Instrument 1501) 2
General Education Electives 6
 Semester Hours14
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
VOIC 1502 Voice (or Instrument 1502) 2
General Education Electives 3
Natural Science + Lab 4
 Semester Hours15
Year 2
Fall
MUTC 2631
MUTC 2641
Music Theory 3
and Aural Theory 3
4
MUAC 2681 Class Piano 3 1
MUEN 00XX 1
VOIC 2601 Voice (or Instrument 2601) 2
MUHL 3771 Music History and Literature 1 3
General Education Elective 3
Minor Course 3
 Semester Hours17
Spring
MUTC 2632
MUTC 2642
Music Theory 4
and Aural Theory 4
4
MUAC 2682 Class Piano 4 1
MUEN 00XX 1
VOIC 2602 Voice (or Instrument 2602) 2
MUHL 3772 Music History and Literature 2 3
General Education Elective 3
Minor Course 3
 Semester Hours17
Year 3
Fall
MUHL 3773 Music History and Literature 3 3
Music Elective 3
MUTC 3750 Analytical Techniques 3
Minor Course 3
Foreign Language 4
 Semester Hours16
Spring
MUHL 3774 Music History and Literature 4 3
Music Elective 3
MUCO 3715 Choral and Instrumental Conducting 3
Minor Course 3
Foreign Language 4
 Semester Hours16
Year 4
Fall
MUHL/MUTC Upper Division Electives 6
Minor Course 3
General Education Elective 6
 Semester Hours15
Spring
MUHL/MUTC Upper Division Electives 6
Minor Course 3
General Education Elective 6
 Semester Hours15
 Total Semester Hours125

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.
  • Students will research and create a document on a music-historical or music-theoretical subject.