Program at a Glance

  • Program Credits

    23 credits
    • Major/Concentration: 23
  • Accreditation

    WSCUC, NASM

A music minor is available for those students interested in a formal, cohesive music curriculum but who are not interested in music as a major.


Courses

Note: This list is intended to give you a quick glimpse into the program’s academic offerings, and should not be used as a guide for course selection or academic advising. For official program requirements, see the course catalog.

Core Courses

Keyboard technique and literature for the non-keyboard major.
Prerequisites: MUSC 100 or test score.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $135.

Applied instruction in composition, piano, organ, harpsichord, voice, brass instruments, string instruments, woodwind instruments, percussion instruments, conducting, and improvisation. Notes: Non-music majors are welcome to take applied lessons, see Conservatory for approval.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Music Department; and Undergraduate Level.
Fees: Half hour lesson $356.

Sight-singing diatonic melodies, major and minor scales and triads using moveable tonic solfege. Transcribing basic diatonic melodies, cadences and progressions. Reading, performing and transcribing rhythmic patterns in simple, compound and irregular meters. Notes: Students may test into an accelerated section of this course.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Music Department; and Undergraduate Level.

The study of the following music fundamentals: elementary acoustics, keyboard layout, intervals, scales, key signatures, triads, figured bass, diatonic voice-leading, cadences, elementary harmonic progressions, meter, rhythm, time signatures and staff notation.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Music Department; and Undergraduate Level.

Using 153 materials as a foundation, this course encompasses the sight-singing and transcribing of diatonic and simple chromatic melodies with greater rhythmic complexity, triads in all inversions, dominant seventh chords and altered non-harmonic tones. Notes: Students may test into an accelerated section of this course.
Prerequisites: MUSC 153.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

A study of common-practice diatonic harmony with emphasis on voice leading and harmonic progression. Includes part writing, non-harmonic tones, cadences, figured bass and Roman analysis.
Prerequisites: MUSC 154.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

Attendance at specified number and types of concerts each semester. Notes: Four semesters required for graduation.
Grade Mode: C.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

Basic conducting skills; the psychology of conducting; observation of choral and orchestral rehearsals.
Prerequisites: MUSC 364.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Music Education (MUED), Music in Worship (MUWO), Music (MUSC), Music (MUWM), Music Composition (MUCO) or Music Performance (MUPR); and Undergraduate Level.

Ensemble Courses

Choose ensemble courses as appropriate to applied principal.

Encompasses a wide variety of chamber grouping and chamber music literature. The following ensemble combinations are commonly organized under this heading: brass quintet, woodwind quintet, flute ensemble, string quartet, percussion ensemble, piano chamber ensembles, small vocal ensembles, and worship bands.

Performance of standard orchestral music literature encompassing a wide variety of styles and periods.

Performance of standard chamber choir literature representing styles ranging from the Renaissance through the 20th century.

Provides music majors and other interested students experience in jazz techniques and literature. A large volume and wide variety of literature is played, discussed and evaluated as to its prospective use at the various levels of secondary and collegiate education. At least one public performance per semester is scheduled.

Performance of standard vocal jazz music representing the broad range of jazz styles which have developed over the past century in this country.

Performance of a wide spectrum of handbell literature as separate ensemble and in conjunction with other instrumental and vocal ensembles.

Performance of standard vocal jazz music representing the broad range of jazz styles which have developed over the past century in this country.

Performance of a variety of literature and styles from Renaissance through the 20th Century.

Elective Courses

A historical and critical study of the period including important contributions in musical literature, theory and performance practice. Special attention will be given to the analysis of selected vocal and instrumental works.
Prerequisites: MUSC 164.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Music (MUWM), Music Performance (MUPR), Music (MUSC), Music Composition (MUCO) or Music Education (MUED); and Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $43.

A historical and critical survey of the period including important contributions in music literature, theory and performance practice. Special attention will be given to the analysis of selected vocal and instrumental works.
Prerequisites: MUSC 307.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $43.

A historical and critical survey of the period including important contributions in music literature, theory and performance practice. Special attention will be given to the analysis of selected vocal and instrumental works.
Prerequisites: MUSC 308.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $43.

The study of 20th century theory practice and compositional techniques within the context of the broad range of 20th century music literature.
Prerequisites: MUSC 309.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $43.

An introductory study of the interrelationships between music and culture through the examination of the music of varying cultures. Basic elements of music as they are found in world cultures will be studied.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Junior Class, or Senior Class; Music Education (MUED), Music in Worship (MUWO), Music (MUSC), Church Music (MUSM), Music (MUWM), Music Composition (MUCO) or Music Performance (MUPR); and Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $32.