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School of Music

music.wsu.edu
Kimbrough 260
509-335-3898

Director of the School of Music and Professor, K. McCarthy; Professors, D. Luethi, D. Turnbull; Associate Professors, T. Bennefield, S. Blasco, R. Boden, D. Pham, S. Scott, J. Sweet, J. Wieck; Assistant Professors, C. Dickey, C. Haas, A. Hill, C. Kim, M. King, F. Menchetti, M. Myers, C. Rodriques, D. Singleton, S. Tegart, J. Wilson; Associate Professors Career Track, S. Miller, M. Parkhurst; Assistant Professors Career Track, A. Miller, B. Feather, Y. Roh, J. Svendsen, C. Wilson.

Washington State University is a public land-grant research university that is committed to the principles of practical education for all, scholarly inquiry that benefits society, and the sharing of expertise to positively impact the state and communities.  Acting as local and global ambassadors, the School of Music students and faculty embrace this mission by promoting musical curiosity, cultural awareness, and critical engagement through artistic creation, pedagogy, and scholarship.

While preparing its students to be successful, innovative, and employable musicians in a 21st-century career field, the School of Music also strives to make its expertise available to anyone who seeks to benefit from it, regardless of where they live, where they come from, what they believe, or what their life experiences have been.

All efforts are directed toward the betterment of human existence through the uncovering of new information, the discovery of how to use that information to solve problems, and the creative expression of human experience.  We serve diverse communities across the wide reach of the WSU institution, through a musical practice that is fundamental to emotional wellness, constructive dialogue, and self-reflection.

The School of Music at Washington State University participates in and fully supports efforts to ensure equal opportunity in and access to its programs. Copies of legislation and policies relating to affirmative action, equal opportunity, non-discrimination, non-harassment, ADA, and other issues are available at the WSU Center of Human Rights. Some of these materials are retained in the School's Office.

The School of Music regards each class attended, each event sponsored, each meeting held, each position vacancy offered, as an opportunity to promote diversity of ideas and to ensure free pursuit of life by those who are members of our community. We hope that each person participating in the School's activities honors this commitment to a humane and supportive atmosphere for our teaching, learning, research and creative activity, and service.

Performance Studies in Music

Performance studies are offered on several levels to meet the needs of music majors as well as those of students from the general university community. There are no additional fees or tuition charges for the use of practice facilities. The 100-level performance studies are open to any student without audition through class instruction. The 200-level denotes group or private instruction for music minors and other advanced non-music majors by special permission of the department chair (audition required).

Individual instruction in performance studies is offered at the 300- and 400-level for music majors.  All students enrolled in 200-400-level performance instruction are required to attend weekly convocation (student recital), attend recitals as required, participate in at least one approved music department ensemble, and take applied jury examinations at the end of each term. A small tuition charge is assessed per 200-400-level course, not dependent on total credits. 

Performance studies may not be taken on a pass-fail basis.

Bachelor of Arts

This program offers a broad musical understanding within a liberal arts background. We expect our graduating students be able to: 1) demonstrate mastery of music theory (an understanding of organizational patterns of music and their interaction, and of musical forms and structures and the ability to employ this understanding in aural, verbal, and visual analyses); 2) competently perform on an instrument of choice (including voice) and effectively communicate on the literature for that instrument and for appropriate ensembles, and demonstrate a basic performance proficiency on the piano; 3) critically evaluate the history and development of music through the present time and place music in historical, cultural and stylistic contexts; 4) comprehend the basics of non-Western music and/or jazz, and demonstrate a rudimentary capacity to create derivative or original music both extemporaneously and in written form; and 5) work independently on a variety of musical problems by combining their capabilities in performance, analysis, composition and improvisation, and history and repertory. Students often elect a minor in another field.

Pre-Health Professions Program 

The Bachelor of Arts/Pre-Health Professions program is a four-year program designed to meet the needs of students wishing to major in music while completing the required prerequisites required for admission into a profession pre-health program. Students should work with a Health Professions Student Center advisor to make sure they fulfill all the pre-requisite requirements for admission into a professional program, including taking correct prerequisite courses, preparing for exams, and creating a resume that is competitive for admission into the student’s desired program. The exact order in which students take their required music courses will depend on their scores on diagnostic exams. If students need to take math and science remedial courses, students will complete the music academic portion of this degree as written. If students are prepared to immediately start their math and science pre-requisite courses, students will typically take their music theory and music history a year later than written in the degree plan. Each student’s specific program of study will be constructed through a collaboration between the music and the HPSC advisors before the start of the first semester.

Bachelor of Music

This program offers majors for specialization in performance, composition, music business, and music education.  The curriculum is designed to prepare students as professional musicians, teachers, and practitioners of music. We expect our graduating students be able to: 1) demonstrate mastery of music theory (an understanding of organizational patterns of music and their interaction, and of musical forms and structures and the ability to employ this understanding in aural, verbal, and visual analyses); 2) competently perform on an instrument of choice (including voice) and effectively communicate on the literature for that instrument and for appropriate ensembles, and demonstrate a basic performance proficiency on the piano; 3) critically evaluate the history and development of music through the present time and place music in historical, cultural and stylistic contexts; 4) comprehend the basics of non-Western music and/or jazz, and demonstrate a rudimentary capacity to create derivative or original music both extemporaneously and in written form; and 5) work independently on a variety of musical problems by combining their capabilities in performance, analysis, composition and improvisation, and history and repertory.

Music Performance and Composition

These majors offer professional preparation in music with specialization in performance or composition. The curriculum is designed to prepare students to become professional performers in their respective major instrument or voice, or professional composers. Students following options in performance or composition are required to present an acceptable senior recital in the major performance medium, or compositions for composition majors. Students following options in performance are also required to present an acceptable junior recital in the major performance medium.  Students pursuing Performance in Jazz Studies are limited to specific major performance instruments as stated in the degree description.

Music Business

This major offers professional preparation in music with specialization in the music industry. The curriculum is designed to prepare students in entrepreneurship, arts management, fine arts marketing and promotion, recording studio management, music publishing and copyright, venue management, and retail operations. Students pursuing a Music Business degree are expected to pass a piano proficiency exam, achieve a cumulative 2.5 GPA and a grade of C or better in all music classes, and perform a successful half senior recital.

Music Education

This program offers professional preparation in music with specialization in music education. The curriculum is designed to prepare students as professional teachers of music. Students following any of the music education or elective studies options are required to present an acceptable senior half recital in the major performance medium. Students following any of the music education options must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 in all of the following areas: cumulative GPA, Professional Education Core with a C or better in each course, and academic major (and minor if any) with a C or better in each course. Students admitted as majors in any of the music education options must also be admitted as majors in the College of Education.

Bachelor of Music in Music Education, option without endorsement

This degree provides valuable, current, and marketable options for students seeking pre-professional training in music, and in music education. Students in this option may opt to apply for the MA program of study in music at WSU where they may elect to complete courses required for a teaching endorsement and state certification.  Admission to graduate school and the School of Music graduate program following completion of this degree is determined by application on an individual basis.

Master of Arts in Music

Please consult the current WSU Graduate Study Bulletin. For students pursuing the combined BM/MA with teacher certification in Music, please consult the department.

Schedule of Studies

Normal progress in all music degree curricula requires enrollment during the first year in 300-level performance studies. Such enrollment requires an audition which is best completed during the semester (usually spring) prior to the student’s matriculating in the university. Students who do not audition early must do so during the first week of classes in the term. All first-year students will be enrolled in MUS 251 and 252. Students who have earned a 4 or 5 on the AP music theory exam are exempted from MUS 251. Students who have taken AP music theory but did not take the exam or earned a 3 or lower on the exam will have the option to attempt to test out of MUS 251. Transfer credit from another college or university may be accepted pending a review of the student’s grades, transcript, and syllabus. For more information, please contact the music academic advisors.

Admission to the Major

To be admitted as a major pursuing any degree in music, students must meet the following criteria:

Completion of 24 credits; cumulative GPA of 2.0; completion of 10 credits with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 and a grade of C or better in those courses selected: MUS 151, 181, 182, 251, 252, 253, 254, and up to four credits of applied study; approval of the appropriate applied study area coordinator; [approval requires two semesters' study as specified by each area: Brass, Woodwind, Strings, Percussion, and Keyboard at 300 level with grade of B- or better, and Voice at 200 level with grade of B- or better]; completion of application available from department. Composition students must achieve a B or better in MUS 251 and 253.

In addition, for students advancing in any of the Bachelor of Music Education degrees, the College of Education requires 2.5 GPA and C or better in each course listed for the major, minor and professional core, plus a 2.5 cumulative GPA.

As indicated in the requirements listed under the various majors and options for the Bachelor of Music degree and the Bachelor of Arts degree in Music, each student must satisfactorily complete all music courses with a minimum 2.5 GPA and a grade of C or better in each music course. Each student is required to pass the piano proficiency exam and the junior and/or senior qualifying exam, with the exception of those students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts degree (the B.A. degree requires completion of MUS 182 with a C or better). Students not passing the Senior Qualifying Exam (or Junior if applicable) after the second attempt may not continue as music majors. Students must also complete the University's UCORE requirements, plus additional College of Arts and Sciences requirements.

Student Learning outcomes

  1. Critical, Creative and Musical Reasoning: This includes learning to analyze and interpret music, to express the composer’s intention, the character of the music and to convey the emotion of the work.
  2. Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning: This involves taking the abstract symbols on the page and making musical sense of them, interpreting the rhythmic and pitch elements of the music and making expressive choices based on the notation on the page.
  3. Information Literacy: Musicians must understand the historical and cultural aspects of the music they are performing to present a musically and artistically convincing performance. Additionally, students must become familiar with a wide range of important works from the traditional western musical canon as well as a broad range of musical styles and genres from diverse cultures across the globe.
  4. Communication: Music students in the 21st century must be able to effectively write about, speak about, analyze, listen to, and perform music for themselves and others.
  5. Diversity: Students perform, study, interpret, listen to, and analyze music written by composers representing diverse backgrounds, cultures, social identities, and traditions while valuing the different perspective’s impact on the global society in which they live.
  6. Integration of Learning: All music degrees and professions in the 21st century require individuals to integrate the previous learning outcomes to successfully perform, teach, and share music.
     

 




Schedules of Studies

Honors students complete the Honors College requirements which replace the UCORE requirements.


Bachelor of Arts in Music - General Option (120 Credits)

To be admitted as a major pursuing any degree in music, students must meet the following criteria:

Completion of 24 credits; cumulative GPA of 2.0; completion of 10 credits with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 and a grade of C or better in those courses selected: MUS 151, 181, 182, 251, 252, 253, 254, and up to four credits of applied study; approval of the appropriate applied study area coordinator; [approval requires two semesters' study as specified by each area: Brass, Woodwind, Strings, Percussion, and Keyboard at 300 level with grade of B- or better, and Voice at 200 level with grade of B- or better]; completion of application available from department. Composition students must achieve a B or better in MUS 251 and 253.

In addition, for students advancing in any of the Bachelor of Music Education degrees, the College of Education requires 2.5 GPA and C or better in each course listed for the major, minor and professional core, plus a 2.5 cumulative GPA.

This four-year program is designed to meet the needs of students wishing a broad liberal arts background with a major in music. Of the total 120 credits required for a degree in this program, 50 credits are in music and 70 credits are devoted to courses outside music, including the University Common Requirements (UCOREs). Non-music courses other than those used for the UCOREs must be at the 200-level or above. 40 credits of the 120 required for the degree must be in 300-400-level. Other requirements include: achieve a cumulative 2.5 GPA and a grade of C or better in all music classes; senior qualifying exam; piano proficiency exam or grade of C or better in MUS 182. Students are expected to perform in an approved large ensemble on their major instrument during each semester of applied lessons. Additional ensemble requirements are clarified below. Any exceptions must be arranged with the instructor of the applied lessons.

Only 9 credits of MUS courses can be used to fulfill UCORE requirements.
First Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG]3
MUS 1641
MUS 18121 or 0
MUS 25133
MUS 25231
MUS Ensemble41
Quantitative Reasoning [QUAN]3
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
Equity and Justice [EQJS]3
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
MUS 18221 or 0
MUS 25353
MUS 25451
MUS Ensemble41
Second Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
Biological Sciences [BSCI] with lab64
Communication [COMM] or Written Communication [WRTG]3
MUS 35133
MUS 35231
MUS Ensemble41
Social Sciences [SSCI]3
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS12
MUS 35353
MUS 35451
MUS 359 [HUM] [M] 53
MUS Ensemble41
Physical Sciences [PSCI] with lab64
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermCredits
Diversity [DIVR] (Non-MUS) 3
MUS 360 [M]33
MUS Ensemble41
Foreign Language or Non-MUS Electives78
Second TermCredits
MUS 461 [CAPS]53
MUS Ensemble41
PHIL 1033
Foreign Language or Non-MUS Electives79
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
300-400-level Music Electives4 or 5
Non-MUS Electives711
Senior Qualifying Exam
Second TermCredits
300-400-level Music Electives6 or 7
Non-MUS Electives78 or 10

Footnotes
1Applied MUS (8 credits required): Approved courses include MUS 301-318, 320, 401-418, and 420.
2Class piano credits not required in degree. Students must either take the listed class piano sequence or pass the piano proficiency exam and take an additional 2 credits of MUS electives.
3Fall only.
4Music Ensemble: 6 ensemble credits required on the student’s major instrument (MUS 428-444) with at least 4 credits from MUS 429, 430, 431, 432, 434, 435 (guitar ensemble only), 436, 437, 438 or 441. 3 credits taken from ensemble courses designated as ARTS fulfill the [ARTS] UCORE requirement.
5Spring only.
6To meet University and College of Arts and Sciences requirements, students must take a [BSCI] course with lab and [PSCI] course with lab.
7Students must complete a minimum of 36 credits of 200-level or above electives outside of MUS and UCORE requirements. Please consult with advisor for elective selection.

Bachelor of Arts in Music - Elective Studies in Pre-Law Option (120 Credits)

The Bachelor of Arts in Music, Elective Studies in Pre-Law option is designed to provide students with the opportunity to pursue a music degree while also preparing for possible admission to law school. In collaboration with the Pre-Law Resource Center, this degree plan offers suggestions for UCORE and non-music electives that develop critical reading, writing, research, and communication skills, along with attaining some background and knowledge of the law.

To be admitted as a major pursuing any degree in music, students must meet the following criteria:
Completion of 24 credits; cumulative GPA of 2.0; completion of 10 credits with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 and a grade of C or better in those courses selected: MUS 151, 181, 182, 251, 252, 253, 254, and up to four credits of applied study; approval of the appropriate applied study area coordinator; [approval requires two semesters' study as specified by each area: Brass, Woodwind, Strings, Percussion, and Keyboard at 300 level with grade of B- or better, and Voice at 200 level with grade of B- or better]; completion of application available from department.

This four-year program is designed to meet the needs of students pursuing a broad liberal arts background with a major in music. Of the total 120 credits required for a degree in this program, 50 credits are in music and 70 credits are devoted to courses outside music, including the University Common Requirements (UCOREs). Non-music courses other than those used for the UCOREs must be at the 200-level or above. 40 credits of the 120 required for the degree must be 300-400 level. Other requirements include: achieve a cumulative 2.5 GPA and a grade of C or better in all music classes; senior qualifying exam; piano proficiency exam or grade of C or better in MUS 182.

Only 9 credits of MUS courses can be used to fulfill UCORE requirements.
First Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS12
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG]3
MUS 1641
MUS 18120 or 1
MUS 25133
MUS 25231
MUS Ensemble41
PHIL 201 [QUAN] or Quantitative Reasoning [QUAN]3
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS12
Equity and Justice [EQJS]53
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
MUS 18220 or 1
MUS 25363
MUS 25461
MUS Ensemble41
Second Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS12
Biological Sciences [BSCI] with lab74
MUS 2413
MUS 35133
MUS 35231
MUS Ensemble41
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS12
MUS 2422
MUS 35363
MUS 35461
MUS 359 [HUM] [M]63
MUS Ensemble41
Social Science [SSCI]83
Complete Writing Portfolio
Pass Piano Proficiency
Third Year
First TermCredits
Foreign Language or Non-MUS Electives95
MUS 36033
MUS Ensemble41
PHIL 1033
Physical Science [PSCI] with lab74
SOC 361 [DIVR], ECONS 428 [DIVR], or Diversity [DIVR] (Non-MUS)3
Second TermCredits
ENGLISH 201 [WRTG], PHIL 200 [WRTG], Communication [COMM] or Written Communication [WRTG]3
Foreign Language or Non-MUS Electives97
MUS 461 [CAPS]63
MUS Ensemble41
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
300-400-level MUS Electives4
Non-MUS Electives911
Senior Qualifying Exam
Second TermCredits
300-400-level MUS Electives6
Non-MUS Electives910

Footnotes
1Applied MUS (8 credits required): Approved courses include MUS 301-318, 320, 401-418, and 420.
2Class piano credits not required in degree. Students must either take the listed class piano sequence or pass the piano proficiency exam and take an additional 2 credits of MUS electives.
3Fall only.
4Music Ensemble: 6 ensemble credits required on the student’s major instrument (MUS 428-444) with at least 4 credits from MUS 429, 430, 431, 432, 434, 435 (guitar ensemble only), 436, 437, 438 or 441. 3 credits taken from ensemble courses designated as ARTS fulfill the [ARTS] UCORE requirement.
5CRM J 205 [EQJS], SOC 340 [EQJS], or POLS 438 [EQJS] recommended.
6Spring only.
7To meet University and College of Arts and Sciences requirements, students must take a [BSCI] course with lab and [PSCI] course with lab.
8CRM J 101 [SSCI], SOC 101 [SSCI], ECONS 101 [SSCI], or POL S 101[ SSCI] recommended.
9Students must complete a minimum of 33 credits of 200-level or above electives outside of MUS and UCORE requirements. Please consult with advisor and Pre-Law Resource Center for elective selection.

Music Business (122 Credits)

To be admitted as a major pursuing any degree in music, students must meet the following criteria:

Completion of 24 credits; cumulative GPA of 2.0; completion of 10 credits with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 and a grade of C or better in those courses selected: MUS 151, 181, 182, 251, 252, 253, 254, and up to four credits of applied study; approval of the appropriate applied study area coordinator; [approval requires two semesters' study as specified by each area: Brass, Woodwind, Strings, Percussion, and Keyboard at 300 level with grade of B- or better, and Voice at 200 level with grade of B- or better]; completion of application available from department. Composition students must achieve a B or better in MUS 251 and 253.

In addition, for students advancing in any of the Bachelor of Music Education degrees, the College of Education requires 2.5 GPA and C or better in each course listed for the major, minor and professional core, plus a 2.5 cumulative GPA.

This major offers professional preparation in music with specialization in the music industry. The curriculum is designed to prepare students in entrepreneurship, arts management, fine arts marketing and promotion, recording studio management, music publishing and copyright, venue management, and retail operations.

Requirements include: senior qualifying exam; piano proficiency exam; achieve a cumulative 2.5 GPA and a grade of C or better in all music classes; a half senior recital. Students are expected to perform in an ensemble on their major instrument during each semester of applied lessons. Additional ensemble requirements are clarified below. Any exceptions must be arranged with the instructor of the applied lessons.

Only 9 credits of MUS courses can be used to fulfill UCORE requirements.
First Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG]3
Equity and Justice [EQJS]3
MUS 18120 or 1
MUS 25133
MUS 25231
MUS Ensemble41
Foreign Language, if needed0-4
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS12
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
MUS 1641
MUS 18220 or 1
MUS 25353
MUS 25451
MUS Ensemble41
Quantitative Reasoning [QUAN]3
Foreign Language, if needed0-4
Second Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS12
Business minor course3
Communication [COMM] or Written Communication [WRTG]3
MUS 2413
MUS 28120 or 1
MUS 35133
MUS 35231
MUS Ensemble41
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS12
Business minor course3
MUS 2422
MUS 35353
MUS 35451
MUS 359 [HUM] [M]53
MUS 428, 433, or 4351
MUS Ensemble41
Complete Writing Portfolio
Pass Piano Proficiency
Third Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS12
Biological Sciences [BSCI] with lab64
DTC 354 [ARTS]3
MUS 360 [M]33
MUS 48241
MUS Ensemble41
300-400-level MUS Electives2
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS12
Business minor course3
DTC 2013
MUS 461 [CAPS]53
MUS Ensemble41
Physical Sciences [PSCI] with lab64
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS12
Business minor courses6
MUS 4703
MUS Ensemble41
300-400-level MUS Electives4
Senior Half Recital
Second TermCredits
Business minor course3
Diversity [DIVR] (Non-MUS)3
MUS 47176
Social Sciences [SSCI]43

Footnotes
1Applied Music: 14 credits required with a minimum of 2 credits at the 400 level. Approved courses include MUS 304-318, 320, 404-418, and 420.
2Class piano credits not required.
3Fall only.
4Music Ensembles: 7 ensemble credits required on the student’s major instrument with at least 4 credits from MUS 429, 430, 431, 432, 434, 435 (guitar ensemble only), 436, 437, 438, or 441. 3 credits taken from ensemble courses designated as ARTS fulfill the [ARTS] UCORE requirement.
5Spring only.
6To meet University and College of Arts and Sciences requirements, students must take a [BSCI] course with lab and [PSCI] course with lab.
7MUS 471 may be taken in the final semester for 6 credits or split between the last two semesters for 3 credits each.

Music Composition (120 Credits)

To be admitted as a major pursuing any degree in music, students must meet the following criteria:

Completion of 24 credits; cumulative GPA of 2.0; completion of 10 credits with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 and a grade of C or better in those courses selected: MUS 151, 181, 182, 251, 252, 253, 254, and up to four credits of applied study; approval of the appropriate applied study area coordinator; [approval requires two semesters' study as specified by each area: Brass, Woodwind, Strings, Percussion, and Keyboard at 300 level with grade of B- or better, and Voice at 200 level with grade of B- or better]; completion of application available from department. Composition students must achieve a B or better in MUS 251 and 253.

In addition, for students advancing in any of the Bachelor of Music Education degrees, the College of Education requires 2.5 GPA and C or better in each course listed for the major, minor and professional core, plus a 2.5 cumulative GPA.

This major offers professional preparation in music with specialization in composition. The curriculum is designed to prepare students in contemporary classical composition and allied fields.

Requirements include: senior qualifying exam; piano proficiency exam; achieve a cumulative 2.5 GPA and a grade of C or better in all music classes; senior recital.

A grade of B or better is required for all core music theory courses (MUS 251-254, 351-354).

Students are expected to perform in a large ensemble on their major instrument during each semester of applied music lessons. Additional ensemble requirements are clarified below. Any exceptions must be arranged with the instructor of the applied lessons.

A total of 8 ensemble credits are required. 5 large ensemble credits on the student’s applied instrument are required from: MUS 429, 430, 431, 432, 434, 435 (guitar ensemble only), 436, 437, 438, or 441. 3 additional ensemble credits are required, and at least one of which must be taken from the following choral ensembles: MUS 429, 430, 431, 432.

Only 9 credits of MUS courses can be used to fulfill UCORE requirements.
First Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG]3
MUS 1641
MUS 18120 or 1
MUS 25133
MUS 25231
MUS Ensemble41
Foreign Language, if needed, or Non-MUS Electives 53-4
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
MUS 18220 or 1
MUS 25363
MUS 25461
MUS Ensemble41
Quantitative Reasoning [QUAN]3
Foreign Language, if needed0-4
Second Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
Biological Sciences [BSCI] with lab74
Communication [COMM] or Written Communication [WRTG]3
MUS 256 2
MUS 28120 or 1
MUS 35133
MUS 35231
MUS Ensemble41
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
MUS 256 2
MUS 35363
MUS 35461
MUS 359 [HUM] [M] 63
MUS Ensemble41
Physical Sciences [PSCI] with lab74
Complete Writing Portfolio
Pass Piano Proficiency
Third Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
MUS 2562
MUS 360 [M]33
MUS Electives4
MUS Ensemble41
Social Sciences [SSCI]3
Second TermCredits
Equity and Justice [EQJS]3
MUS 202 or 3022
MUS 4516,82
MUS 4564
MUS 461 [CAPS]63
MUS 4831
MUS Ensemble41
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
Diversity [DIVR] (Non-MUS) 3
MUS 202 or 3022
MUS 45532
MUS 4564
MUS 48231
MUS Electives3
MUS Ensemble41
Senior Qualifying Exam
Second TermCredits
MUS 4526,82
MUS 4564
MUS Electives4
MUS Ensemble41
Non-MUS Electives53
Senior Full Recital

Footnotes
1Applied Music: 10 credits required in one musical instrument (MUS 302-318, 320, 402-418, 420); 8 credits must be at the 300-400 level.
2Class piano credits not required.
3Fall only.
4Music Ensembles (8 credits required): 5 large ensemble credits on the student’s applied instrument are required from: MUS 429, 430, 431, 432, 434, 435 (guitar ensemble only), 436, 437, 438, or 441. 3 additional ensemble credits are required, and at least one of which must be taken from the following choral ensembles: MUS 429, 430, 431, 432. 3 credits taken from ensemble courses designated as ARTS fulfill the [ARTS] UCORE requirement.
5Students must complete a minimum of 6 credits of electives outside of MUS and UCORE requirements. Please consult with advisor for elective selection.
6Spring only.
7To meet University and College of Arts and Sciences requirements, students must take a [BSCI] course with lab and [PSCI] course with lab.
8Course taught alternate years.

Music Education - Choral/General Endorsement Option (133 Credits)

To be admitted as a major pursuing any degree in music, students must meet the following criteria:

Completion of 24 credits; cumulative GPA of 2.0; completion of 10 credits with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 and a grade of C or better in those courses selected: MUS 151, 181, 182, 251, 252, 253, 254, and up to four credits of applied study; approval of the appropriate applied study area coordinator; [approval requires two semesters' study as specified by each area: Brass, Woodwind, Strings, Percussion, and Keyboard at 300 level with grade of B- or better, and Voice at 200 level with grade of B- or better]; completion of application available from department. Composition students must achieve a B or better in MUS 251 and 253.

In addition, for students advancing in any of the Bachelor of Music Education degrees, the College of Education requires 2.5 GPA and C or better in each course listed for the major, minor and professional core, plus a 2.5 cumulative GPA.

Students following any teacher preparation option are required to present an acceptable senior half recital in the major performance medium.

Students following any teacher preparation option must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 in all of the following areas: cumulative GPA, Professional Education Core with a C or better in each course, and academic major (and minor if any) with a C or better in each course. Students must also be admitted into the College of Education.

Students must pass the Piano Proficiency Exam, pass the senior qualifying exam, achieve a cumulative 2.5 GPA and a grade of C or better in all music classes, and a 2.5 GPA and a grade of C or better in all College of Education Professional Core courses. Class piano credits are not required for the degree. Students are expected to perform in an ensemble on their major instrument during each semester of applied lessons. Additional ensemble requirements are clarified below. Any exceptions must be arranged with the instructor of the applied lessons.

This option provides teacher certification in designated arts: Music (choral and general). Requirements include: C or better in all music and education courses; 2.5 music average; 2.5 education average; 2.5 overall average; senior qualifying exam, piano proficiency, solo half-recital. Students are required to enroll in a minimum of 7 credits of large ensembles (MUS 429, 430, 431, 432).

Only 9 credits of MUS courses can be used to fulfill UCORE requirements.
First Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG]3
Foreign Language, if needed0-4
MUS 1641
MUS 18120 or 1
MUS 25133
MUS 25231
MUS Ensemble41
Quantitative Reasoning [QUAN]3
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
ENGLISH 201 [WRTG]53
Foreign Language, if needed0-4
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
MUS 18220 or 1
MUS 1901
MUS 25363
MUS 25461
MUS Ensemble41
Second Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
MUS 28120 or 1
MUS 35133
MUS 35231
MUS Ensemble41
Social Sciences [SSCI]3
TCH LRN 3013
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
MUS 35363
MUS 35461
MUS 359 [HUM] [M]63
MUS Ensemble41
Equity and Justice [EQJS]3
MUS 49162
Pass Piano Proficiency
Complete Writing Portfolio
May Field Experience
Admitted into Major
Third TermCredits
TCH LRN 3172
Third Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
Biological Sciences [BSCI] with lab74
Diversity [DIVR] (Non-MUS) 3
MUS 360 [M]33
MUS 48231
MUS 4883,82
MUS Ensemble41
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
MUS 461 [CAPS]63
MUS 48361
MUS 4896,82
MUS 49063
MUS Ensemble41
Physical Sciences [PSCI] with lab74
Admitted into TCH LRN
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
MUS 428, 433, or 4391
MUS 4552
MUS 48033
MUS Ensemble41
TCH LRN 4643
TCH LRN 4653
Senior Qualifying Exam
Second TermCredits
ED PSYCH 4683
MUS 2821
TCH LRN 467 [M]3
TCH LRN 4692
TCH LRN 4703
Senior Half Recital
Fifth Year
First TermCredits
MUS 4974
TCH LRN 41512

Footnotes
1Applied Music: 14 credits required with a minimum of 2 credits at the 400 level. Approved courses include MUS 301-318, 320, 401-418, 420.
2Class piano credits not required in degree.
3Fall only.
4Music Ensemble: 7 credits of MUS 429, 430, 431, or 432. 3 credits taken from ensemble courses designated as ARTS fulfill the [ARTS] UCORE requirement.
5One from ENGLISH 201, 301, 302, or 402 is required for admission to the Teacher Education Program. Students who take ENGLISH 302 will need to take an additional [WRTG] or [COMM] course.
6Spring only.
7To meet University and College of Arts and Sciences requirements, students must take a [BSCI] course with lab and [PSCI] course with lab.
8Course taught alternate years.

Music Education - Choral/Instrumental/General Endorsement Option (140 Credits)

To be admitted as a major pursuing any degree in music, students must meet the following criteria:

Completion of 24 credits; cumulative GPA of 2.0; completion of 10 credits with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 and a grade of C or better in those courses selected: MUS 151, 181, 182, 251, 252, 253, 254, and up to four credits of applied study; approval of the appropriate applied study area coordinator; [approval requires two semesters' study as specified by each area: Brass, Woodwind, Strings, Percussion, and Keyboard at 300 level with grade of B- or better, and Voice at 200 level with grade of B- or better]; completion of application available from department. Composition students must achieve a B or better in MUS 251 and 253.

In addition, for students advancing in any of the Bachelor of Music Education degrees, the College of Education requires 2.5 GPA and C or better in each course listed for the major, minor and professional core, plus a 2.5 cumulative GPA.

Students following any teacher preparation option are required to present an acceptable senior half recital in the major performance medium.

Students following any teacher preparation option must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 in all of the following areas: cumulative GPA, Professional Education Core with a C or better in each course, and academic major (and minor if any) with a C or better in each course. Students must also be admitted into the College of Education. Students are expected to perform in an ensemble on their major instrument during six of their seven semesters of applied lessons. Additional ensemble requirements are clarified below. Any exceptions must be arranged with the instructor of the applied lessons.

This option provides teacher certification in designated arts: music (choral, instrumental, and general). Students must pass the Piano Proficiency Exam, pass the senior qualifying exam, achieve a cumulative 2.5 GPA and a grade of C or better in all music classes, and a 2.5 GPA and a grade of C or better in all College of Education Professional Core courses. A solo half-recital is required. Class piano credits are not required for the degree. 6 credits required from MUS 429, 430, 431, 432, 434, 435 (guitar ensemble only), 436, 437, 438, or 441 on the student’s major instrument. Instrumentalists must complete 4 credits in vocal performance studies (private lessons and/or ensemble) and vocalists must complete 4 credits of instrumental performance studies (private lessons and/or ensemble).

Only 9 credits of MUS courses can be used to fulfill UCORE requirements.
First Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG]3
Foreign Language, if needed0-4
MUS 1641
MUS 18120 or 1
MUS 25133
MUS 25231
MUS Ensemble41
Quantitative Reasoning [QUAN]3 or 4
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
ENGLISH 201 [WRTG]53
Foreign Language, if needed0-4
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
MUS 18220 or 1
MUS 1901
MUS 25363
MUS 25461
MUS Ensemble41
Second Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
Equity and Justice [EQJS]3
MUS 28120 or 1
MUS 35133
MUS 35231
MUS 4923,71
MUS 4943,71
MUS Ensemble41
TCH LRN 3013
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
MUS 35363
MUS 35461
MUS 359 [HUM] [M]63
MUS 49132
MUS 4936,7,81
MUS 4956,7,81
MUS Ensemble41
Complete Writing Portfolio
Pass Piano Proficiency
Social Sciences [SSCI]3
Admitted into Major
Third TermCredits
TCH LRN 3172
Third Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
Biological Sciences [BSCI] with lab4
MUS 360 [M]33
MUS 48231
MUS 4843,71
MUS 4863,71
MUS 4883,72
MUS Ensemble41
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
MUS 461 [CAPS]63
MUS 48361
MUS 4856,7,81
MUS 4876,7,81
MUS 4896,7,82
MUS 49063
MUS Ensemble41
Physical Sciences [PSCI] with lab4
Senior Qualifying Exam
Admitted to TCH LRN
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
Diversity [DIVR] (Non-MUS) 3
MUS 428, 433, 435, or 4391
MUS 4552
MUS 48033
TCH LRN 4643
TCH LRN 4653
Senior Half-Recital
Second TermCredits
ED PSYCH 4683
MUS 2821
TCH LRN 4673
TCH LRN 4692
TCH LRN 4703
Fifth Year
First TermCredits
MUS 4974
TCH LRN 41512

Footnotes
1Applied Music: 14 credits required with a minimum of 2 credits at the 400 level. Approved courses include MUS 301-318, 320, 401-418, 420.
2Class piano credits not required in degree.
3Fall only.
4Music Ensemble: 6 credits required from MUS 429, 430, 431, 432, 434, 435 (guitar ensemble only), 436, 437, 438, or 441 on the student’s major instrument. 3 credits taken from ensemble courses designated as ARTS fulfill the [ARTS] UCORE requirement.
5One from ENGLISH 201, 301, 302, or 402 is required for admission to the Teacher Education Program. Students who take ENGLISH 302 will need to take an additional [WRTG] or [COMM] course.
6Spring only.
7Course taught alternate years.
8Students are required to take two second-level techniques course.

Music Education - Elective Studies in Education Option (120 Credits)

To be admitted as a major pursuing any degree in music, students must meet the following criteria:

Completion of 24 credits; cumulative GPA of 2.0; completion of 10 credits with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 and a grade of C or better in those courses selected: MUS 151, 181, 182, 251, 252, 253, 254, and up to four credits of applied study; approval of the appropriate applied study area coordinator; [approval requires two semesters' study as specified by each area: Brass, Woodwind, Strings, Percussion, and Keyboard at 300 level with grade of B- or better, and Voice at 200 level with grade of B- or better]; completion of application available from department. Composition students must achieve a B or better in MUS 251 and 253.

In addition, for students advancing in any of the Bachelor of Music Education degrees, the College of Education requires 2.5 GPA and C or better in each course listed for the major, minor and professional core, plus a 2.5 cumulative GPA.

Students following any teacher preparation option are required to present an acceptable senior half recital in the major performance medium.

Students following any teacher preparation option must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 in all of the following areas: cumulative GPA, Professional Education Core with a C or better in each course, and academic major (and minor if any) with a C or better in each course. Students must also be admitted into the College of Education. Since this option is likely to lead to enrollment in the MA in Music, students are advised that admission to graduate study requires a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Students must pass the Piano Proficiency Exam, pass the senior qualifying exam, achieve a cumulative 2.5 GPA and a grade of C or better in all music classes, and a 2.5 GPA and a grade of C or better in all College of Education Professional Core courses. Class piano credits are not required for the degree. Instrumentalists must complete 4 credits in vocal performance studies (private lessons and/or ensemble) and vocalists must complete 4 credits of instrumental performance studies. Approved Performing Ensembles: See degree requirements for applicable (desired) endorsement.

This option provides professional preparation in music combined with studies in education. Students may complete teacher certification requirements after completion of this degree through further enrollment as undergraduate second degree candidates, enrollment as post-baccalaureate non-degree students, or as graduate students, each of which requires application for admission. Students planning to seek admission and enroll as graduate students should, at the beginning of their last semester of undergraduate study, complete the necessary form to count selected courses in the final undergraduate semester toward the graduate degree, up to a maximum of 6 credits.

As stated above, this option may lead to one of three paths to achieve teacher certification in designated arts: Music (choral, instrumental, and general). If a student elects to pursue teacher certification, requirements include: C or better in all music and education courses; 2.5 music average; 2.5 education average; 2.5 overall average; 4 credits vocal performance for instrumentalists; 4 credits instrumental performance for vocalists; upper-division exam, piano proficiency, solo half-recital. Approved performing groups: a minimum of 1 credit during each of 7 semesters, to include at least one semester of MUS 435 for instrumentalists and 428 for vocalists. Include a minimum of 2 credits in choral and 2 credits in instrumental performing groups. Note that during the second term of the senior year, only 10 credits are taken toward the degree. Students must enroll in 12 credits to be full time and may enroll in graduate credits if preparing to enroll in the MA degree program.

Only 9 credits of MUS courses can be used to fulfill UCORE requirements.
First Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
Biological Sciences [BSCI] with lab24
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG]3
MUS 1641
MUS 18130 or 1
MUS 25143
MUS 25241
MUS Ensemble 51
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
MUS 18230 or 1
MUS 1901
MUS 25363
MUS 25461
MUS Ensemble 51
Physical Sciences [PSCI] with lab24
Quantitative Reasoning [QUAN]3
Second Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
MUS 103 or 3192
MUS 2810 or 1
MUS 35143
MUS 35241
MUS 49142
MUS Ensemble51
TCH LRN 3013
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
MUS 35363
MUS 35461
MUS 359 [HUM] [M]63
MUS 49063
MUS Ensemble 51
TCH LRN 3172
Complete Writing Portfolio
Pass Piano Proficiency
May Field Experience
Admitted into Major, Admitted into TCH LRN
Third Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
Diversity [DIVR] (Non-MUS) 3
ENGLISH 201 [WRTG]73
MUS 25842
MUS 360 [M]43
MUS 45542
MUS Ensemble 51
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
Equity and Justice [EQJS]3
MUS 428 or 4351
MUS 461 [CAPS]63
MUS Electives3
Social Sciences [SSCI]3
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
Foreign Language, if needed0-4
MUS Endorsement Electives84
MUS Ensemble 51
TCH LRN 4643
TCH LRN 4653
Senior Qualifying Exam
Reserve Credit for MA recommended
Second TermCredits
ED PSYCH 4683
Foreign Language, if needed0-4
MUS 482 or 4831
MUS Endorsement Electives84
TCH LRN 467 [M]3
TCH LRN 4703
Senior Half-Recital
Reserve Credit for MA recommended

Footnotes
1Applied Music: 14 credits required with a minimum of 2 credits at the 400 level. Approved courses include MUS 301-318, 320, 401-418, 420.
2To meet University and College of Arts and Sciences requirements, students must take a [BSCI] course with lab and [PSCI] course with lab.
3Class piano credits not required in degree.
4Fall only.
5Music ensemble: 6 credits required from MUS 428-444 with a minimum of 2 credits choral (MUS 429, 430, 431), and 2 credits instrumental (MUS 434, 436, 437, 438). 3 credits taken from ensemble courses designated as ARTS fulfill the [ARTS] UCORE requirement.
6Spring only.
7One from ENGLISH 201, 301, 302, or 402 is required for admission to the Teacher Education Program. Students who take ENGLISH 302 will need to take an additional [WRTG] or [COMM] course.
8MUS Endorsement Electives (8 credits required including at least 1 term MUS 480): Approved courses include MUS 480, 482, 483, 484, 485, 486, 487, 488, 489, 493, 494 and 495.

Music Education - Instrumental/General Endorsement Option (136 Credits)

To be admitted as a major pursuing any degree in music, students must meet the following criteria:

Completion of 24 credits; cumulative GPA of 2.0; completion of 10 credits with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 and a grade of C or better in those courses selected: MUS 151, 181, 182, 251, 252, 253, 254, and up to four credits of applied study; approval of the appropriate applied study area coordinator; [approval requires two semesters' study as specified by each area: Brass, Woodwind, Strings, Percussion, and Keyboard at 300 level with grade of B- or better, and Voice at 200 level with grade of B- or better]; completion of application available from department. Composition students must achieve a B or better in MUS 251 and 253.

In addition, for students advancing in any of the Bachelor of Music Education degrees, the College of Education requires 2.5 GPA and C or better in each course listed for the major, minor and professional core, plus a 2.5 cumulative GPA.

Students following any teacher preparation option are required to present an acceptable senior half recital in the major performance medium.

Students following any teacher preparation option must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 in all of the following areas: cumulative GPA, Professional Education Core with a C or better in each course, and academic major (and minor if any) with a C or better in each course. Students must also be admitted into the College of Education.

Students must pass the Piano Proficiency Exam, pass the senior qualifying exam, achieve a cumulative 2.5 GPA and a grade of C or better in all music classes, and a 2.5 GPA and a grade of C or better in all College of Education Professional Core courses. Class piano credits are not required for the degree. Students are expected to perform in a large ensemble on their major instrument during each semester of applied lessons. Additional ensemble requirements are clarified below. Any exceptions must be arranged with the instructor of the applied lessons.

This option provides teacher certification in designated arts: Music (instrumental and general). Requirements include: C or better in all music and education courses; 2.5 music average; 2.5 education average; 2.5 overall average; senior qualifying exam, piano proficiency, solo half-recital. 7 credits required from MUS 434, 435 (guitar ensemble only), 436, 437, 438, 441 on the student’s major instrument and at least one credit of MUS 435.

Only 9 credits of MUS courses can be used to fulfill UCORE requirements.
First Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG]3
Foreign Language, if needed0-4
MUS 1641
MUS 18120 or 1
MUS 25133
MUS 25231
MUS Ensemble 41
Social Sciences [SSCI]3
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
Foreign Language, if needed0-4
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
MUS 18220 or 1
MUS 1901
MUS 25353
MUS 25451
MUS Ensemble41
Quantitative Reasoning [QUAN]3
Second Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
ENGLISH 201 [WRTG]63
MUS 2810 or 1
MUS 35133
MUS 35231
MUS 4923,71
MUS 4943,71
MUS Ensemble41
TCH LRN 3013
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
MUS 35353
MUS 35451
MUS 359 [HUM] [M]53
MUS 48351
MUS 49132
MUS 4935,7,81
MUS 4955,7,81
MUS Ensemble41
Complete Writing Portfolio
Pass Piano Proficiency
May Field Experience
Admitted into Major
Third TermCredits
TCH LRN 3172
Third Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
Biological Sciences [BSCI] with lab94
Diversity [DIVR] (Non-MUS) 3
MUS 360 [M]33
MUS 4351
MUS 48231
MUS 4843,71
MUS 4863,71
MUS Ensemble41
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
Equity and Justice [EQJS]3
MUS 461 [CAPS]53
MUS 4855,7,81
MUS 4875,7,81
MUS 49053
MUS Ensemble41
Physical Sciences [PSCI] with lab94
Senior Qualifying Exam
Admitted into TCH LRN
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
MUS 45532
MUS 48033
Music Ensemble41
TCH LRN 4643
TCH LRN 4653
Senior-Half Recital
Second TermCredits
ED PSYCH 4683
TCH LRN 467 [M]3
TCH LRN 4692
TCH LRN 4703
Fifth Year
First TermCredits
MUS 4974
TCH LRN 41512

Footnotes
1Applied Music: 14 credits required with a minimum of 2 credits at the 400 level. Approved courses include MUS 301-318, 320, 401-418, 420.
2Class piano credits not required in degree.
3Fall only.
4Music Ensemble: 7 credits required from MUS 434, 435 (guitar ensemble only), 436, 437, 438, 441 on the student’s major instrument. 3 credits taken from ensemble courses designated as ARTS fulfill the [ARTS] UCORE requirement.
5Spring only.
6One from ENGLISH 201, 301, 302, or 402 is required for admission to the Teacher Education Program. Students who take ENGLISH 302 will need to take an additional [WRTG] or [COMM] course.
7Course taught alternate years.
8Students are required to take two second-level techniques course.
9To meet University and College of Arts and Sciences requirements, students must take a [BSCI] course with lab and [PSCI] course with lab.

Music Performance - Brass, Percussion, Strings, Winds Option (120 Credits)

To be admitted as a major pursuing any degree in music, students must meet the following criteria:

Completion of 24 credits; cumulative GPA of 2.0; completion of 10 credits with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 and a grade of C or better in those courses selected: MUS 151, 181, 182, 251, 252, 253, 254, and up to four credits of applied study; approval of the appropriate applied study area coordinator; [approval requires two semesters' study as specified by each area: Brass, Woodwind, Strings, Percussion, and Keyboard at 300 level with grade of B- or better, and Voice at 200 level with grade of B- or better]; completion of application available from department. Composition students must achieve a B or better in MUS 251 and 253.

In addition, for students advancing in any of the Bachelor of Music Education degrees, the College of Education requires 2.5 GPA and C or better in each course listed for the major, minor and professional core, plus a 2.5 cumulative GPA.

Requirements include: junior and senior qualifying exams; piano proficiency exam; achieve a cumulative 2.5 GPA and a grade of C or better in all music classes; junior and senior recitals. Students are expected to perform in an ensemble on their major instrument during each semester of applied lessons. Additional ensemble requirements are clarified below. Any exceptions must be arranged with the instructor of the applied lessons.

Only 9 credits of MUS courses can be used to fulfill UCORE requirements.
First Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS14
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG]3
Equity and Justice [EQJS]3
MUS 18120 or 1
MUS 25133
MUS 25231
MUS Ensemble41
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS14
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
MUS 1641
MUS 18220 or 1
MUS 25353
MUS 25451
MUS Ensemble41
Quantitative Reasoning [QUAN]3
Second Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS14
Communication [COMM] or Written Communication [WRTG]3
MUS 35133
MUS 35231
MUS Ensemble41
Social Sciences [SSCI]3
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS4
MUS 28120 or 1
MUS 35353
MUS 35451
MUS 359 [HUM] [M]53
MUS 484, 486, 492, or 49461
MUS Ensemble41
Non-MUS Electives71
Complete Writing Portfolio
Pass Piano Proficiency
Third Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS14
Biological Sciences [BSCI] with lab84
Diversity [DIVR] (Non-MUS) 3
MUS 360 [M]33
MUS 4351
MUS Ensemble41
Junior Qualifying Exam
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS14
MUS 3192
MUS 4351
MUS 461 [CAPS]53
Physical Sciences [PSCI] with lab84
MUS Ensemble41
300-400-level MUS Electives3
Junior Recital
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS 14
MUS 45532
MUS 4653,92
MUS 48231
MUS Ensemble41
300-400-level MUS Electives4
Foreign Language, if needed0-4
Senior Qualifying Exam
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS 14
MUS Ensemble41
Non-MUS Electives73
300-400-level MUS Electives4
Foreign Language, if needed0-4
Senior Full Recital

Footnotes
1Applied MUS 32 credits required with a minimum of 4 credits at the 400 level. Approved courses include MUS 304-318, 320, 404-418, and 420.
2Class piano credits not required.
3Fall only.
4Music Ensembles: 8 credits required from MUS 434, 435 (guitar ensemble only), 436, 437, or 438 on the student’s major instrument. 3 credits taken from ensemble courses designated as ARTS fulfill the [ARTS] UCORE requirement.
5Spring only.
6One credit of pedagogy is required in respective area: woodwind (484), string (486), brass (492), or percussion (494).
7Students must complete a minimum of 4 credits of electives outside of MUS and UCORE requirements. Additional credits may be needed to meet the University requirement of 120 total credits. Please consult with advisor for elective selection.
8To meet University and College of Arts and Sciences requirements, students must take a [BSCI] course with lab and [PSCI] course with lab.
9Course taught alternate years.

Music Performance - Jazz Studies (Percussion, Saxophone, String Bass, Trumpet, Trombone, Guitar, and Keyboard) (120 Credits)

To be admitted as a major pursuing any degree in music, students must meet the following criteria:

Completion of 24 credits; cumulative GPA of 2.0; completion of 10 credits with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 and a grade of C or better in those courses selected: MUS 151, 181, 182, 251, 252, 253, 254, and up to four credits of applied study; approval of the appropriate applied study area coordinator; [approval requires two semesters' study as specified by each area: Brass, Woodwind, Strings, Percussion, and Keyboard at 300 level with grade of B- or better, and Voice at 200 level with grade of B- or better]; completion of application available from department. Composition students must achieve a B or better in MUS 251 and 253.

In addition, for students advancing in any of the Bachelor of Music Education degrees, the College of Education requires 2.5 GPA and C or better in each course listed for the major, minor and professional core, plus a 2.5 cumulative GPA.

This option with an emphasis in jazz is available to students whose major instruments are percussion, saxophone, string bass, trumpet, trombone, guitar, or keyboard.

Requirements include: junior and senior qualifying exams; piano proficiency exam; achieve a cumulative 2.5 GPA and a grade of C or better in all music classes; junior and senior recitals. Students are expected to perform in an ensemble on their major instrument during each semester of applied lessons. Additional ensemble requirements are clarified below. Any exceptions must be arranged with the instructor of the applied lessons. Ensemble requirements: 8 credits required from MUS 434, 435 (guitar ensemble only), 436, 437, 438, 441 on the student’s major instrument (including a minimum of 2 credits in MUS 438). An additional 2 credits of MUS 440 are required. With permission from the applied instructor, up to 3 credits of MUS 440 may be substituted for Ensemble requirements but will not also count toward the MUS 440 requirement.

Only 9 credits of MUS courses can be used to fulfill UCORE requirements.
First Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS 14
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG]3
Equity and Justice [EQJS]3
MUS 25123
MUS 25221
MUS Ensemble31
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS 14
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
MUS 1641
MUS 18140-1
MUS 25353
MUS 25451
MUS Ensemble 31
Quantitative Reasoning [QUAN]3
Second Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS 14
Communication [COMM] or Written Communication [WRTG]3
MUS 18240-1
MUS 2572,62
MUS 35123
MUS 35221
MUS Ensemble 31
Social Sciences [SSCI]3
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS 14
MUS 28140-1
MUS 35353
MUS 35451
MUS 359 [HUM] [M]53
MUS Ensemble31
Non-MUS Electives73
Complete Writing Portfolio
Pass Piano Proficiency
Third Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS 14
Biological Sciences [BSCI] with lab84
MUS 25822
MUS 360 [M]23
MUS 4572,62
MUS Ensemble31
Junior Qualifying Exam
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS14
MUS 3192
MUS 4585,62
MUS 461 [CAPS]53
MUS Ensemble31
Physical Sciences [PSCI] with lab84
Junior Recital
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS14
Diversity [DIVR] (Non-MUS) 3
MUS 3623
MUS 44031
MUS 482 21
MUS Ensemble31
Foreign Language, if needed0-4
Senior Qualifying Exam
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS14
MUS 4401
MUS Electives3
MUS Ensemble31
Foreign Language, if needed, or Non-MUS Electives73-4
Senior Full Recital

Footnotes
1Applied MUS courses (32 credits required with a minimum of 4 credits at the 400-level): MUS 202, 205, 209, 213, 218, 220, 302, 305, 309, 313, 318, 320, 402, 405, 409, 413, 418, and 420.
2Fall only.
3Music Ensembles: 8 credits required from MUS 434, 435 (guitar ensemble only), 436, 437, 438, 441 on the student’s major instrument (including a minimum of 2 credits in MUS 438). An additional 2 credits of MUS 440 are required. With permission from the applied instructor, up to 3 credits of MUS 440 may be substituted for Ensemble requirements but will not also count toward the MUS 440 requirement. 3 credits taken from ensemble courses designated as ARTS fulfill the [ARTS] UCORE requirement.
4Class piano credits not required in degree.
5Spring only.
6Course taught alternate years.
7Students must complete a minimum of 6 credits of electives outside of MUS and UCORE requirements. Please consult with advisor for elective selection.
8To meet University and College of Arts and Sciences requirements, students must take a [BSCI] course with lab and [PSCI] course with lab.

Music Performance - Keyboard Option (120 Credits)

To be admitted as a major pursuing any degree in music, students must meet the following criteria:

Completion of 24 credits; cumulative GPA of 2.0; completion of 10 credits with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 and a grade of C or better in those courses selected: MUS 151, 181, 182, 251, 252, 253, 254, and up to four credits of applied study; approval of the appropriate applied study area coordinator; [approval requires two semesters' study as specified by each area: Brass, Woodwind, Strings, Percussion, and Keyboard at 300 level with grade of B- or better, and Voice at 200 level with grade of B- or better]; completion of application available from department. Composition students must achieve a B or better in MUS 251 and 253.

In addition, for students advancing in any of the Bachelor of Music Education degrees, the College of Education requires 2.5 GPA and C or better in each course listed for the major, minor and professional core, plus a 2.5 cumulative GPA.

Requirements include: Accompany a junior, senior, or graduate recital; piano proficiency exam; junior and senior qualifying exams; junior recital; senior recital; achieve a cumulative 2.5 GPA and a grade of C or better in all music classes. Students are expected to perform on piano in a large ensemble (MUS 429, 430, 431, 432, 434, 436, 437, or 438) or take MUS 441 each semester in consultation with their applied instructor. Any exceptions must be arranged with the instructor of the applied lessons.

Only 9 credits of MUS courses can be used to fulfill UCORE requirements.
First Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS14
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
MUS 164 1
MUS 25123
MUS 25221
Music Ensemble or MUS 44131
Non-MUS Electives43
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS14
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG]3
MUS 25353
MUS 25451
Music Ensemble or MUS 44131
Quantitative Reasoning [QUAN]3
Second Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS14
Communication [COMM] or Written Communication [WRTG]3
MUS 35123
MUS 35221
Music Ensemble or MUS 44131
Social Sciences [SSCI]3
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS14
MUS 35353
MUS 35451
MUS 359 [HUM] [M]53
MUS 4982
Music Ensemble or MUS 44131
Complete Writing Portfolio
Pass Piano Proficiency
Third Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS14
Biological Sciences [BSCI] with lab64
Diversity [DIVR] (Non-MUS) 3
MUS 360 [M]23
MUS 4351
MUS 4652,72
Music Ensemble or MUS 44131
Junior Qualifying Exam
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS14
MUS 461 [CAPS]53
MUS 482 or 4831
Music Ensemble or MUS 44131
Physical Sciences [PSCI] with lab64
300-400-level MUS Electives4
Junior Recital
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS14
Equity and Justice [EQJS]3
Foreign Language, if needed, or Non-MUS Electives43-4
MUS 3192
Music Ensemble or MUS 44131
Accompaniment Recital
Senior Qualifying Examination
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS14
Foreign Language, if needed0-4
MUS 4515,72
Music Ensemble or MUS 44131
300-400-level MUS Electives5
Senior Full Recital

Footnotes
1Applied Music: 32 credits required with a minimum of 4 credits at the 400 level. Approved courses include MUS 301, 302, 401, and 402.
2Fall only.
3Music Ensemble or MUS 441: 8 credits required from MUS 429, 430, 431, 432, 434, 436, 437, or 438 on piano, or MUS 441 through advisement with the student’s applied instructor. To fulfill the [ARTS] UCORE requirement, 3 credits of ensemble courses designated as ARTS must be completed.
4Students must complete a minimum of 6 credits of electives outside of MUS and UCORE requirements. Please consult with advisor for elective selection.
5Spring only.
6To meet University and College of Arts and Sciences requirements, students must take a [BSCI] course with lab and [PSCI] course with lab.
7Course taught alternate years.

Music Performance - Keyboard with Elective Studies in Pedagogy Option (120 Credits)

To be admitted as a major pursuing any degree in music, students must meet the following criteria:

Completion of 24 credits; cumulative GPA of 2.0; completion of 10 credits with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 and a grade of C or better in those courses selected: MUS 151, 181, 182, 251, 252, 253, 254, and up to four credits of applied study; approval of the appropriate applied study area coordinator; [approval requires two semesters' study as specified by each area: Brass, Woodwind, Strings, Percussion, and Keyboard at 300 level with grade of B- or better, and Voice at 200 level with grade of B- or better]; completion of application available from department. Composition students must achieve a B or better in MUS 251 and 253.

In addition, for students advancing in any of the Bachelor of Music Education degrees, the College of Education requires 2.5 GPA and C or better in each course listed for the major, minor and professional core, plus a 2.5 cumulative GPA.

Requirements include: Accompany a junior, senior, or graduate recital; piano proficiency exam; junior and senior qualifying exams; junior recital; senior recital; achieve a cumulative 2.5 GPA and a grade of C or better in all music classes. Students are expected to perform on piano in a large ensemble (MUS 429, 430, 431, 432, 434, 436, 437, or 438) or take MUS 441 each semester in consultation with their applied instructor. Any exceptions must be arranged with the instructor of the applied lessons.

Only 9 credits of MUS courses can be used to fulfill UCORE requirements.
First Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS 14
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG]3
MUS 25123
MUS 25221
Music Ensemble or MUS 44131
Quantitative Reasoning [QUAN]3
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS 14
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
MUS 1641
MUS 25343
MUS 25441
Music Ensemble or MUS 44131
Foreign Language, if needed, or Non-MUS Electives 53-4
Second Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS14
Communication [COMM] or Written Communication [WRTG]3
MUS 35123
MUS 35221
Music Ensemble or MUS 44131
Social Sciences [SSCI]3
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS14
MUS 35343
MUS 35441
MUS 359 [HUM] [M]43
MUS 4982
Music Ensemble or MUS 44131
Complete Writing Portfolio
Pass Piano Proficiency
Third Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS14
Biological Sciences [BSCI] with lab64
MUS 360 [M]23
MUS 4351
MUS 4982
Music Ensemble or MUS 44131
Junior Qualifying Exam
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS 14
MUS 461 [CAPS] 43
MUS 483 or 4821
MUS 4982
Music Ensemble or MUS 44131
Physical Sciences [PSCI] with lab64
Junior Recital
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS14
MUS 3192
MUS 4652,72
Music Ensemble or MUS 44131
PSYCH 361, 490, or TCH LRN 3013
Foreign Language, if needed, or Non-MUS Electives 53-4
Senior Qualifying Exam
Accompaniment Recital
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS14
Diversity [DIVR] (Non-MUS) 3
Equity and Justice [EQJS]3
MUS 4514,72
Music Ensemble or MUS 44131
Music Electives2
Senior Full Recital

Footnotes
1Applied Music: 32 credits required with a minimum of 4 credits at the 400 level. Approved courses include MUS 301, 302, 401, and 402.
2Fall only.
3Music Ensemble or MUS 441: 8 credits required from MUS 429, 430, 431, 432, 434, 436, 437, or 438 on piano, or MUS 441 through advisement with the student’s applied instructor. To fulfill the [ARTS] UCORE requirement, 3 credits of ensemble courses designated as ARTS must be completed.
4Spring only.
5Students must complete a minimum of 6 credits of electives outside of MUS and UCORE requirements. Please consult with advisor for elective selection.
6To meet University and College of Arts and Sciences requirements, students must take a [BSCI] course with lab and [PSCI] course with lab.
7Course taught alternate years.

Music Performance - Voice Option (120 Credits)

To be admitted as a major pursuing any degree in music, students must meet the following criteria:

Completion of 24 credits; cumulative GPA of 2.0; completion of 10 credits with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 and a grade of C or better in those courses selected: MUS 151, 181, 182, 251, 252, 253, 254, and up to four credits of applied study; approval of the appropriate applied study area coordinator; [approval requires two semesters' study as specified by each area: Brass, Woodwind, Strings, Percussion, and Keyboard at 300 level with grade of B- or better, and Voice at 200 level with grade of B- or better]; completion of application available from department. Composition students must achieve a B or better in MUS 251 and 253.

In addition, for students advancing in any of the Bachelor of Music Education degrees, the College of Education requires 2.5 GPA and C or better in each course listed for the major, minor and professional core, plus a 2.5 cumulative GPA.

Requirements include: junior and senior qualifying exams; piano proficiency exam; achieve a cumulative 2.5 GPA and a grade of C or better in all music classes; junior and senior recitals. Students are expected to perform in a large choral ensemble (MUS 429, 430, 431, or 432) during each semester of applied lessons. Additional ensemble requirements are clarified below. Any exceptions must be arranged with the instructor of the applied lessons.

Only 9 credits of MUS courses can be used to fulfill UCORE requirements.
First Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS14
Diversity [DIVR] (Non-MUS) 3
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG]3
MUS 18120 or 1
MUS 25133
MUS 25231
MUS 429, 430, 431, or 43241
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS14
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
MUS 1641
MUS 18220 or 1
MUS 25353
MUS 25451
MUS 429, 430, 431, or 43241
Quantitative Reasoning [QUAN]3
Second Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS14
Communication [COMM] or Written Communication [WRTG]3
MUS 28120 or 1
MUS 35133
MUS 35231
MUS 3713,62
MUS 429, 430, 431, or 43241
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS14
MUS 35353
MUS 35451
MUS 359 [HUM] [M]53
MUS 3725,62
MUS 429, 430, 431, or 43241
MUS 4912
Complete Writing Portfolio
Pass Piano Proficiency
Third Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS14
Biological Sciences [BSCI] with lab74
MUS 360 [M]33
MUS 428, 433, or 43941
MUS 429, 430, 431, or 43241
Junior Qualifying Exam
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS14
Equity and Justice [EQJS]3
MUS 42841
MUS 429, 430, 431, or 43241
MUS 461 [CAPS]53
MUS 48351
Physical Sciences [PSCI] with lab74
Junior Recital
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS14
Foreign Language84
MUS 429, 430, 431, or 43241
MUS 4653,62
Non-MUS Elective93
Senior Qualifying Exam
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS14
Foreign Language 84
MUS 429, 430, 431, or 43241
Social Sciences [SSCI]3
Non-MUS Electives93
Senior Full Recital

Footnotes
1Applied Music: 32 credits of MUS 303 and 403 required with a minimum of 4 credits of MUS 403.
2Class piano credits not required.
3Fall only.
43 credits taken from MUS 428, 429, 430, 431, 432, 433, 439 fulfill the [ARTS] UCORE requirement.
5Spring only.
6Course taught alternate years.
7To meet University and College of Arts and Sciences requirements, students must take a [BSCI] course with lab and [PSCI] course with lab.
8Foreign Language Requirement: All students must take 8 credits of foreign language. The College of Arts and Sciences foreign language requirement can count towards this total. High school language credits will not count.
9Students must complete a minimum of 6 credits of electives outside of MUS and UCORE requirements. Please consult with advisor for elective selection.


Minors

Jazz Studies

Required courses: MUS 257, 258, 362, 457, 458, and one 3-credit MUS course; four credits from 438, 439, 440.  Credit hours for the minor must include 9 hours of upper-division work taken in residence at WSU or through WSU-approved education abroad or educational exchange courses.


Music Minor

Students may add a Music Minor after being admitted to a major. Choose one of the following options:

  • Option 1 includes MUS 151 and 2 credits from MUS 181, 182, 281 or 2 credits from MUS 102, 202, 302.
  • Option 2 includes MUS 251 and 252.

Additional requirements for both options include MUS 160, one UCORE Elective course from MUS 163, 262, 265, 266, 267, 361, 362, 363, or 366; 4 credits of performance studies (studio lessions), 4 credits performing groups; and 4 credits 300-400-level music electives. The minor must include 9 upper-division credits taken in residence at WSU or through WSU-approved education abroad or educational exchange courses.


Music Technology

The minor in Music Technology is designed to offer a foundation for music recording, production, and performance. Students will be able to: 1) navigate, set up, and operate common hardware and software configurations found in professional recording studios; 2) set up and operate equipment for live sound reinforcement; and 3) make use of MIDI, sequencing, notation, and other technologies relevant to music performance and composition in a variety of genres and styles. Completion of the minor requires a minimum GPA of 2.0.  Additionally, students must earn a C or better grade and a minimum GPA of 2.5 in all music courses. Nine hours of upper-division work must be taken in residence at WSU or through WSU-approved education abroad or educational exchange courses. Required courses include: MUS 153 (151 or 251 may substitute), 164, 264, 364, and 464. An additional 9 credits must be chosen from: MUS 201-220 (maximum 2 credits), MUS 256, 435, 452, 496, 499; ART 333, 435; DTC 201, 208, 336.



Certificates

Entertainment Entrepreneurship Certificate

The Entertainment Entrepreneurship Certificate is open to students from all majors. This certificate offers professional preparation in the entertainment industry. The curriculum is designed to prepare students in entrepreneurship, arts management, fine arts marketing and promotion, recording studio management, music publishing and copyright, venue management, and retail operations. Students must complete the following courses (15 credits) with a minimum GPA of 2.0 to receive this certificate: DTC 201, 354; MUS 164, 241, 242, 470. 

 


Music Production Certificate

The Music Production Certificate is open to students from all majors. The certificate offers students the opportunity to learn and apply home recording production utilizing DAW software, notation software for music publishing, mixing, mastering, and techniques used in studio recording and live sound reinforcement. Credits earned toward this certificate may apply to a bachelor’s degree. This certificate does not require an audition. 
 
The music production curriculum focuses on fundamental knowledge in the music entrepreneurship world. The certificate requires completion of the following courses with a minimum GPA of 2.0: MUS 181 or 102, 164, 241, 242, 264, 364, 464.
 


Courses

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Music (MUS)

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102 Piano 2 (0-6) May be repeated for credit.

103 Voice 2 (0-6)

120 [ARTS] Class Guitar 3 Class instruction on basic guitar; repertoire will be selected from classical, jazz, rock, pop, fusion, and world music.

151 Music Fundamentals I 3 Notation and performance of music fundamentals: pitch, rhythm, scales, key signatures, and intervals.

152 Music Fundamentals II 3 Notation and performance of music fundamentals: melody, rhythm, scales, intervals, key signatures, triads; preparatory for MUS 251.

153 [ARTS] Understanding Music 3 Introduction to understanding music from aesthetic, cultural, and historical perspectives; music ranging from the earliest folk and art music traditions to modern popular music and beyond is listened to and discussed, all from a global perspective.

160 [ARTS] Survey of Music Literature 3 Exploration of predominantly western music through demonstrations, performances, lectures, concerts, and discussions.

163 [ARTS] World Music 3 Exploration of music from a global perspective through demonstrations, performances, lectures and discussion.

164 Introduction to Music Technology 1 Course Prerequisite: MUS 151 or 251, or concurrent enrollment in either. Music notation software, audio recording and editing, and music specific web design.

181 Class Piano I 1 (0-3) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 2 credits. Course Prerequisite: By department permission. Pedal, sight reading, transposition, playing by ear, chord progressions, melody harmonization and improvisation.

182 Class Piano II 1 (0-3) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 2 credits. Course Prerequisite: MUS 181. Scales, arpeggios, blocked and broken chords; repertoire to complement individual skills, theoretical knowledge and improvisation.

190 Foundations of Music Education 1 Methods and materials for becoming an effective music educator; includes observations and classroom teaching.

201 Organ 2 (0-6) May be repeated for credit. By audition only.

202 Piano 2 (0-6) May be repeated for credit. By audition only.

203 Voice 2 (0-6) May be repeated for credit. Recommended preparation: Concurrent enrollment in MUS 431, 432, 433, 428 or 439.

204 Horn 2 (0-6) May be repeated for credit.

205 Trumpet 2 (0-6) May be repeated for credit.

206 Trombone 2 (0-6) May be repeated for credit.

207 Euphonium 2 (0-6) May be repeated for credit.

208 Tuba 2 (0-6) May be repeated for credit.

209 Percussion 2 (0-6) May be repeated for credit.

210 Violin 2 (0-6) May be repeated for credit.

211 Viola 2 (0-6) May be repeated for credit.

212 Violoncello 2 (0-6) May be repeated for credit.

213 Contrabass 2 (0-6) May be repeated for credit.

214 Flute 2 (0-6) May be repeated for credit.

215 Oboe 2 (0-6) May be repeated for credit.

216 Clarinet 2 (0-6) May be repeated for credit.

217 Bassoon 2 (0-6) May be repeated for credit.

218 Saxophone 2 (0-6) May be repeated for credit.

220 Guitar 2 (0-6) May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: MUS 120. Reading and interpreting music on the guitar.

241 Survey of the Entertainment Industry 3 Exploration of the complex and changing world of the entertainment industry including contracts and negotiations, professional organizations and networks, and industry standards.

242 Fundamentals of Music Entrepreneurship 2 Techniques of self-promotion, including social media, web design, and marketing for the creative product.

251 Materials and Structures of Music I 3 An examination of the fundamentals of music theory; pitch, rhythm, scales, intervals, and chords.

252 Applied Theory I 1 (0-3) By examination. Ear training, conducting, rhythmic reading, sight singing, keyboard, dictation.

253 Materials and Structures of Music II 3 Course Prerequisite: MUS 251 with a C or better; MUS 252. Analysis and composition of diatonic and initial chromatic harmony, figured bass, two-voice counterpoint, and phrase structure.

254 Applied Theory II 1 (0-3) Course Prerequisite: MUS 251 with a C or better; MUS 252 with a C or better. Ear training, sight singing, keyboard.

256 Music Composition 2 (0-6) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 8 credits. Course Prerequisite: MUS 251 or concurrent enrollment. By Interview Only. Original writings in small forms.

257 Applied Jazz Theory and Improvisation I 2 (0-6) Course Prerequisite: MUS 251 with a C or better; MUS 252 with a C or better. Applied study of fundamental jazz theory and improvisation concepts including rhythms, four-part chords, modes of the major scale, ii-V7-I progression, harmonic minor scale, guidetones, 12-bar blues form, and blues scales.

257 (Effective through Summer 2024) Jazz Theory 2 Introduction to jazz theory; chord symbols, extended harmony, scales and modes, voicing, bass lines and substitutions.

258 Applied Jazz Theory and Improvisation II 2 (0-6) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 4 credits. Course Prerequisite: MUS 257 with a C or better. Applied study of intermediate jazz theory and improvisation concepts including five-part chords, modes of melodic minor scale, chord-scale theory, idiomatic jazz progressions, voice-leading, rhythm changes, bebop blues, and bebop scales.

258 (Effective through Fall 2024) Introduction to Jazz Improvisation 2 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 4 credits. Introduction to jazz improvisation.

262 [ARTS] Rock Music: History and Social Analysis 3 History and analysis of rock music related to its African American origins, its societal role, and its diverse development and impact.

264 Music Technology I 2 Course Prerequisite: MUS 164. MIDI hardware/software and related technologies used in music production. Sequencing, orchestration, virtual instruments, sample control, interactivity, performance.

265 [HUM] Native Music of North America 3 Music and ceremonialism as a reflection of realities in North American native cultures, past and present. (Crosslisted course offered as MUS 265, CES 271).

266 [ARTS] Film Music 3 The evolution of film music; discussions/lectures will address aesthetics of film music and how they influence perception, communication, and drama.

267 [EQJS] Black American Music: Roots to Fruit 3 A critical survey of key musical and societal forces contributing to today's African American musicscape; listening, analysis, and critique.

281 Class Piano III 1 (0-3) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 2 credits. Course Prerequisite: MUS 182. Principles, functional keyboard and improvisation.

282 Class Piano IV 1 (0-3) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 2 credits. Course Prerequisite: MUS 281 or Piano Proficiency Exam. Advanced skills, particularly for music education majors; score reading, transposition, sight-reading, and reduction of scores; ensemble skills.

301 Organ V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

302 Piano V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

303 Voice V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit. Recommended preparation: Concurrent enrollment in MUS 431 or 432.

304 Horn V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

305 Trumpet V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

306 Trombone V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

307 Euphonium V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

308 Tuba V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

309 Percussion V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

310 Violin V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

311 Viola V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

312 Violoncello V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

313 Contrabass V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

314 Flute V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

315 Oboe V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

316 Clarinet V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

317 Bassoon V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

318 Saxophone V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

319 Secondary Performance Study 2 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 16 credits. Course Prerequisite: By department permission. Instruction on instruments or voice other than major performing medium.

320 Guitar V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit. Guitar.

351 Materials and Structures of Music III 3 Course Prerequisite: MUS 253 with a C or better; MUS 254 with a C or better. Voice leading and analysis of functional chromatic harmony, harmonic language and compositional styles of the 20th/21st century.

352 Applied Theory III 1 (0-3) Course Prerequisite: MUS 164 with a C or better; MUS 253 with a C or better; MUS 254 with a C or better. Continued musical development in ear training, sight singing, applied theory, keyboard dictation.

353 Materials and Structures of Music IV 3 Course Prerequisite: MUS 351 with a C or better; MUS 352 with a C or better. A study of common large forms in the 17th, 18th, and 19th century.

354 Applied Theory IV 1 (0-3) Course Prerequisite: MUS 351 with a C or better; MUS 352 with a C or better. Continued development in ear training, sight singing, keyboard and dictation, emphasizing 20th century music.

359 [HUM] [M] History of Music: Antiquity to 1650 3 Course Prerequisite: MUS 251 with a C or better; MUS 252 with a C or better; ENGLISH 101 with a C or better. History and style of western art music from Antiquity to 1650; introduction to and selected topics in ethnomusicology.

360 [HUM] [M] History of Music: 1650 - 1850 3 Course Prerequisite: MUS 359 with a C or better. History and style of western art music from 1650 to 1850; selected topics in ethnomusicology.

361 [HUM] Music and Social Justice 3 A critical investigation of music's role in social justice issues and the influence of social justice issues on the education and creative output of musicians.

362 [DIVR] History of Jazz 3 History of jazz in chronological sequence; social and political contexts of the African-American origins of jazz; stylistic developments.

363 [DIVR] Women in Music 3 Intersections of gender, class, race, and culture with popular and country music. (Crosslisted course offered as MUS 363, WGSS 363.)

364 Audio Engineering I 3 Course Prerequisite: MUS 164. Software, equipment, and techniques used in studio recording and live sound reinforcement; includes both theoretical foundations and practical application.

366 [DIVR] LGBTQ+ Perspectives in Music 3 Exploration of music through the lens of LGBTQ+ representation as a way of examining the personal and social struggles the community has endured for decades. (Crosslisted course offered as MUS 366, WGSS 366.)

371 Diction for Singers I 2 Italian and English; International Phonetic Alphabet; fundamental diction principles, applied to each language and oriented to needs of the singer.

372 Diction for Singers II 2 Course Prerequisite: MUS 371. French and German; International Phonetic Alphabet; fundamental diction principles, applied to each language and oriented to needs of the singer.

388 Music for the Classroom Teacher 2 Course Prerequisite: MUS 153; admitted to the major in Elementary Education. Singing, movement, listening and instrumental methods/resources for K-8 grades.

401 Organ V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

402 Piano V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

403 Voice V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit. Recommended preparation: Concurrent enrollment in MUS 431 or 432.

404 Horn V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

405 Trumpet V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

406 Trombone V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

407 Euphonium V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

408 Tuba V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

409 Percussion V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

410 Violin V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

411 Viola V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

412 Violoncello V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

413 Contrabass V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

414 Flute V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

415 Oboe V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

416 Clarinet V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

417 Bassoon V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

418 Saxophone V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

420 Guitar V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

428 [ARTS] Opera/Musical Theatre 1 (0-4) May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: By audition only; see music.wsu.edu for details. Public performance may be required. Credit not granted for both MUS 428 and MUS 528. Offered at 400 and 500 level.

429 [ARTS] Tenor/Bass Choir 1 (0-4) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 12 credits. Vocal ensemble whose membership sings tenor or bass; no audition required; all students welcome; placement assessments will be administered first week of classes.

430 [ARTS] Treble Choir 1 (0-4) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 12 credits. Vocal ensemble whose membership sings soprano or alto; no audition required; all students welcome; placement assessments will be administered first week of classes.

431 [ARTS] Concert Choir 1 (0-4) May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: By audition only; see music.wsu.edu for details. Auditioned choral ensemble studying and performing global music of varying cultures, language, period, style, and tradition. Credit not granted for both MUS 431 and MUS 531. Offered at 400 and 500 level.

432 [ARTS] University Singers 1 (0-4) May be repeated for credit. Public performance may be required. Non-auditioned choir consisting of 70+ singers. The majority of this group is made up of non-music majors.

433 [ARTS] Chamber Singers 1 (0-4) May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: By audition only; see music.wsu.edu for details. Study, rehearse, perform, and review original works and transcriptions for symphony orchestra; public performance each semester. Credit not granted for both MUS 433 and MUS 533. Offered at 400 and 500 level.

434 [ARTS] Symphony Orchestra 1 (0-4) May be repeated for credit. Study, rehearse, perform and review original works and transcriptions for symphony orchestra; public performance each semester. Offered at 400 and 500 level.

435 Chamber Ensembles 1 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: By audition only; see music.wsu.edu for details. Public performance may be required. Credit not granted for both MUS 435 and MUS 535. Offered at 400 and 500 level.

436 [ARTS] Symphonic Band 1 (0-4) May be repeated for credit. Large ensemble performance of repertoire for band. Public performances.

437 [ARTS] Symphonic Wind Ensemble 1 (0-4) May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: By audition only; see music.wsu.edu for details. Large ensemble; public performances each semester. Credit not granted for both MUS 437 and MUS 537. Offered at 400 and 500 level.

438 [ARTS] Jazz-Lab Band 1 (0-4) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 8 credits. Course Prerequisite: By audition only; see music.wsu.edu for details. Jazz big band. Public performances each semester. Credit not granted for both MUS 438 and MUS 538. Offered at 400 and 500 level.

439 Vocal Jazz Ensemble 1 (0-4) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 8 credits. Course Prerequisite: By audition only; see music.wsu.edu for details. The majority of this group is made up of non-music majors. Public performances each semester. Credit not granted for both MUS 439 and MUS 539. Offered at 400 and 500 level.

440 Jazz Combos 1 (0-4) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 8 credits. Course Prerequisite: By audition only; see music.wsu.edu for details. Public performances each semester. Credit not granted for both MUS 440 and MUS 540. Offered at 400 and 500 level.

441 Collaborative Piano 1 (0-4) May be repeated for credit. Offered at 400 and 500 level.

444 Marching Band/Varsity Band 1 (0-4) May be repeated for credit.

451 Seminar in Counterpoint 2 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 4 credits. Course Prerequisite: MUS 351 or concurrent enrollment. Contrapuntal techniques of the 16th and 18th century with original stylistic writing.

452 Electronic Music Techniques 2 Course Prerequisite: MUS 164. Composition and performance using computer-controlled digital, analog, and sampling synthesis; topics include sequencing, waveform editing, signal processing, spatialization, and performance.

455 Seminar in Instrumentation 2 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: MUS 351 or concurrent enrollment. Scoring for various instrumental combinations.

456 Music Composition 4 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: MUS 351. By Interview Only. Original writing in small and large forms (traditional and experimental).

457 Seminar in Jazz Arranging/Composition 2 Course Prerequisite: MUS 257. Arranging and composing for instrumental jazz ensembles.

458 Applied Jazz Theory and Improvisation III 2 (0-6) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 4 credits. Course Prerequisite: MUS 258 with a C or better. Applied study of advanced jazz theory and improvisation concepts including pentatonic scales, Coltrane changes, whole-tone scales, octatonic scales, upper structure triads, triad pairs, intervallic improvisation, and reharmonization techniques.

458 (Effective through Fall 2024) Advanced Jazz Improvisation 2 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 4 credits. Course Prerequisite: MUS 258. Advanced concepts in jazz improvisation.

459 Seminar in Advanced Jazz Composition V 1 (0-2) to 3 (0-6) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 12 credits. Course Prerequisite: MUS 457. Creation of works for Jazz Ensembles. Credit not granted for both MUS 459 and MUS 559. Offered at 400 and 500 level.

461 [CAPS] The Musician in Society: Philosophies and Practices, 1850 - Present 3 Course Prerequisite: MUS 360 with a C or better; admitted to the major in Music; junior standing. History and style of western art music from the late romantic period to the present, combining theories of history, theory, ethnomusicology, performance, pedagogy, and advocacy.

464 Audio Engineering II 3 Course Prerequisite: MUS 364. Continued training in software, equipment, and techniques used in studio recording and live sound reinforcement; theory and practical application.

465 Seminar in Major Performance Literature 2 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 credits. Survey/performance of solo and chamber literature for voice, keyboard, strings, winds, brass, percussion.

470 Marketing and Promotion for the Performing Arts 3 (2-3) Course Prerequisite: DTC 201; DTC 354; MUS 241; MUS 242. Practice components and techniques used in the marketing and promotion of the performing arts and the entrepreneurship industry.

470 (Effective through Spring 2024) Marketing and Promotion for the Performing Arts 2 (1-3) Components and techniques used in the marketing and promotion of the performing arts and the entertainment industry.

471 Music Business Internship V 3-6 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: MUS 470 or concurrent enrollment. Monitored and evaluated professional work experience in the music business field such as music publishing, artist management, concert promotion, music marketing, and other music entrepreneurship works.

480 Instrumental Music Education 3 Course Prerequisite: Admitted to the major in Music. Philosophies, administration, organization, materials and methods for instrumental music education K-12. Credit not granted for both MUS 480 and MUS 580. Offered at 400 and 500 level.

482 Instrumental Conducting 1 (0-3) Techniques and patterns in conducting as applied to orchestra and band literature; score preparation and rehearsal techniques for instrumental ensembles.

483 Choral Conducting 1 (0-3) Techniques and patterns in conducting as applied to choral literature; score preparation and rehearsal techniques for choral ensembles.

484 Woodwind Techniques I 1 (0-2) Course Prerequisite: MUS 190 if enrolled as music education major. Performance and pedagogy of woodwind instruments for music educators.

485 Woodwind Techniques II 1 (0-2) Course Prerequisite: MUS 190; MUS 484. Second level of performance and pedagogy of woodwind instruments for music educators.

486 String Techniques I 1 (0-2) Course Prerequisite: MUS 190 if enrolled as music education major. Performance and pedagogy of string instruments for music educators.

487 String Techniques II 1 (0-2) Course Prerequisite: MUS 190; MUS 486. Second level of performance and pedagogy of string instruments for music educators.

488 Choral Methods and Materials I 2 (0-6) Preparation in the administration of choral programs from auditions to the selection and rehearsal of choral literature. Credit not granted for both MUS 488 and MUS 588. Offered at 400 and 500 level.

489 Choral Methods and Materials II 2 Development of skills in choral arranging, curriculum construction, research, and job placement. Credit not granted for both MUS 489 and MUS 589. Offered at 400 and 500 level.

490 General Music Material/Methods 3 Course Prerequisite: MUS 491. Materials and methods for general music education majors; multiculturalism, collaboration, developmental curriculum and research issues; addressing national standards; observations. Credit not granted for both MUS 490 and MUS 590. Offered at 400 and 500 level.

491 Voice Pedagogy 2 (1-3) Anatomy of the singing process; methodology of teaching voices in various learning and teaching styles. Credit not granted for both MUS 491 and MUS 591. Offered at 400 and 500 level.

492 Brass Techniques I 1 (0-2) Course Prerequisite: MUS 190 if enrolled as music education major. Performance and pedagogy of brass instruments for music educators.

493 Brass Techniques II 1 (0-2) Course Prerequisite: MUS 190; MUS 492. Second level of performance and pedagogy of brass instruments for music educators.

494 Percussion Techniques I 1 (0-2) Course Prerequisite: MUS 190 if enrolled as music education major. Performance and pedagogy of percussion instruments for music educators.

495 Percussion Techniques II 1 (0-2) Course Prerequisite: MUS 190; MUS 494. Second level of performance and pedagogy of percussion instruments for music educators.

496 Topics in Music V 1-3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 credits. Advanced seminar with required projects in music history, literature, pedagogy, theory, composition or performance.

497 Directed Student Teaching in Music V 4-16 Course Prerequisite: By department permission. Supervised teaching in public schools, including seminars reflecting on effective teaching. S, F grading.

498 Piano Pedagogy Practicum 2 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 credits. Course Prerequisite: MUS 202, 302, or 402. Supervised teaching in Piano Preparatory Lab School, including lesson planning and meetings with coordinator for critiques and suggestions. S, F grading.

499 Special Problems V 1-4 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: By department permission. Independent study conducted under the jurisdiction of an approving faculty member; may include independent research studies in technical or specialized problems; selection and analysis of specified readings; development of a creative project; or field experiences. S, F grading.

501 Organ V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

502 Piano V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

503 Voice V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit. Recommended preparation: Concurrent enrollment in MUS 431 or 432.

504 Horn V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

505 Trumpet V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

506 Trombone V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

507 Euphonium V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

508 Tuba V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

509 Percussion V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

510 Violin V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

511 Viola V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

512 Violoncello V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

513 Contrabass V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

514 Flute V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

515 Oboe V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

516 Clarinet V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

517 Bassoon V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

518 Saxophone V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

519 Secondary Performance Study V 1-2 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 credits. Course Prerequisite: By permission only. Instruction on instruments or voice other than major performing medium.

520 Guitar V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

522 Graduate Recital 2 Private screening and public performance as required within each performance emphasis.

528 [ARTS] Opera/Musical Theatre 1 (0-4) May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: By audition only; see music.wsu.edu for details. Public performance may be required. Credit not granted for both MUS 428 and MUS 528. Offered at 400 and 500 level.

531 [ARTS] Concert Choir 1 (0-4) May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: By audition only; see music.wsu.edu for details. Auditioned choral ensemble studying and performing global music of varying cultures, language, period, style, and tradition. Credit not granted for both MUS 431 and MUS 531. Offered at 400 and 500 level.

533 [ARTS] Chamber Singers 1 (0-4) May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: By audition only; see music.wsu.edu for details. Study, rehearse, perform, and review original works and transcriptions for symphony orchestra; public performance each semester. Credit not granted for both MUS 433 and MUS 533. Offered at 400 and 500 level.

534 [ARTS] Symphony Orchestra 1 (0-4) May be repeated for credit. Study, rehearse, perform and review original works and transcriptions for symphony orchestra; public performance each semester. Offered at 400 and 500 level.

535 Chamber Ensembles 1 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: By audition only; see music.wsu.edu for details. Public performance may be required. Credit not granted for both MUS 435 and MUS 535. Offered at 400 and 500 level.

537 [ARTS] Symphonic Wind Ensemble 1 (0-4) May be repeated for credit. Large ensemble; public performances each semester. Credit not granted for both MUS 437 and MUS 537. Offered at 400 and 500 level.

538 [ARTS] Jazz-Lab Band 1 (0-4) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 8 credits. Course Prerequisite: By audition only; see music.wsu.edu for details. Jazz big band. Public performances each semester. Credit not granted for both MUS 438 and MUS 538. Offered at 400 and 500 level.

539 Vocal Jazz Ensemble 1 (0-4) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 8 credits. Course Prerequisite: By audition only; see music.wsu.edu for details. The majority of this group is made up of non-music majors. Public performances each semester. Credit not granted for both MUS 439 and MUS 539. Offered at 400 and 500 level.

540 Jazz Combos 1 (0-4) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 8 credits. Course Prerequisite: By audition only; see music.wsu.edu for details. Public performances each semester. Credit not granted for both MUS 440 and MUS 540. Offered at 400 and 500 level.

541 Collaborative Piano 1 (0-4) May be repeated for credit. Offered at 400 and 500 level.

550 Seminar in Analysis 2 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 4 credits. Applications of analytical techniques to develop a basis for musical understanding and interpretation.

553 Seminar in Music Theory 2 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 4 credits.

556 Music Composition V 2 (1-2) to 3 (1-4) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 10 credits. The creation of works for either traditional acoustic ensembles or electro-acoustic media.

559 Seminar in Advanced Jazz Composition V 1 (0-2) to 3 (0-6) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 12 credits. Creation of works for Jazz Ensembles. Credit not granted for both MUS 459 and MUS 559. Offered at 400 and 500 level.

560 Introduction to Graduate Studies in Music 2 Required of all graduate students in music. Basic bibliographic and research techniques; written presentations related to area of emphasis.

561 Seminar in Literature of 20th and 21st Century Music 2 Impressionism, expressionism, neoclassicism, neoromanticism, jazz and recent electronic music.

562 Seminar in Major Ensemble Literature 2 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 credits. Ensemble literature for symphony orchestra, band, choral, or jazz ensembles.

563 Seminar in Literature of the Classical/Romantic Eras 2 Examination of art music from the Classical and Romantic periods.

566 Seminar in Literature of the Baroque Era 2 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 credits. Examination of art music from 1550-1750.

566 (Effective through Summer 2024) Seminar in Music History 2 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 credits. Various historic periods and composers.

575 Advanced Conducting V 2-3 May be repeated for credit. Rehearsing orchestras, bands, and choruses. Public performance may be required.

580 Instrumental Music Education 3 Philosophies, administration, organization, materials and methods for instrumental music education K-12. Credit not granted for both MUS 480 and MUS 580. Offered at 400 and 500 level.

586 Seminar in Piano Pedagogy 2 Course Prerequisite: MUS 502. Materials and methods of teaching experiences.

588 Choral Methods and Materials I 2 (0-6) Preparation in the administration of choral programs from auditions to the selection and rehearsal of choral literature. Credit not granted for both MUS 488 and MUS 588. Offered at 400 and 500 level.

589 Choral Methods and Materials II 2 Development of skills in choral arranging, curriculum construction, research, and job placement. Credit not granted for both MUS 489 and MUS 589. Offered at 400 and 500 level.

590 General Music Material/Methods 3 Materials and methods for general music education majors; multiculturalism, collaboration, developmental curriculum and research issues; addressing national standards; observations. Credit not granted for both MUS 490 and MUS 590. Offered at 400 and 500 level.

591 Voice Pedagogy 2 (1-3) Anatomy of the singing process; methodology of teaching voices in various learning and teaching styles. Credit not granted for both MUS 491 and MUS 591. Offered at 400 and 500 level.

596 Topics in Music V 1-3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 credits. Course Prerequisite: By permission only.

597 Performance Studies for Distance Learners 2 (0-6) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 credits. Course Prerequisite: Admitted to the Online Masters of Arts in Music program; graduate advisor permission; instructor permission. Participation in video conference-based lessons or completion of performance-based projects, i.e., a recording project or concert presented in the online student's home community submitted as a video/audio recording.

600 Special Projects or Independent Study V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Independent study, special projects, and/or internships. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor before enrolling in 600 credit, which cannot be used toward the core graded credits required for a graduate degree. S, F grading.

700 Master's Research, Thesis, and/or Examination V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Independent research and advanced study for students working on their master's research, thesis and/or final examination. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 700 credit. S, U grading.

702 Master's Special Problems, Directed Study, and/or Examination V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Independent research in special problems, directed study, and/or examination credit for students in a non-thesis master's degree program. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 702 credit. S, U grading.

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