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(Archive) Music (MUSBM)

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Begin Date: Summer Session 1998
End Date: Spring Semester 1999

Music (MUSBM) - (ARCHIVE)

PROFESSOR RICHARD GREEN, in charge

The Bachelor of Music degree program is intended to prepare students for careers in composition or performance. Completion of this program requires that the student achieve a high level of competence in order to begin professional work or pursue further studies at the graduate level.

Entrance into this program will be determined by departmental evaluation.

For the B.Mus. degree in Music with an option in Composition, a minimum of 136 credits is required; with an option in Performance, 134-142 credits are required. All students are required to pass a piano proficiency examination.

GENERAL EDUCATION: 46 credits
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 88-96 credits

COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR (ALL OPTIONS): 34 credits[1]

PRESCRIBED COURSES (24 credits)
MUSIC 121(1), 122(1), 131(2), 132(2), 161(1), 162W(1) (Sem: 1-2)
MUSIC 221(1), 222(1), 231(2), 261(3), 262(3), 266(1) (Sem: 3-4)
MUSIC 331(2), 332(2) (Sem: 5-6)
MUSIC 101(1) (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (10 credits)
Select 4 credits of approved ensembles (see School of Music Handbook for list of ensembles) (Sem: 1-8)
Select 6 credits from MUSIC 461W(3), 462W(3), 463W(3), or 464W(3) (Sem: 5-8)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OPTION: 54-62 credits

COMPOSITION OPTION: 56 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (42 credits)[1]
MUSIC 173(2), 174(2) (Sem: 1-2)
KEYBD 100J GA(6) (Sem: 1-8)
MUSIC 256(1), 273(2), 274(2) (Sem: 3-4)
MUSIC 336(2), 366(2), 373(3), 374(3), 458(3), 465(2), 471(2) (Sem: 5-6)
MUSIC 431(2), 433(2), 473(3), 474(3) (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (7 credits)[1]
Select 2 credits of approved ensembles (see School of Music Handbook for list of ensembles) (Sem: 1-8)
Select 5 credits of MUSIC courses (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (7 credits)
Select 7 credits in consultation with adviser (Students may apply 6 credits of ROTC.) (Sem: 3-8)

PERFORMANCE OPTION: 54-62 credits

ADDITIONAL COURSES (6 credits)[1]
Select 4 credits of approved ensembles (see School of Music Handbook for list of ensembles) (Sem: 1-8)
Select 2 credits from MUSIC 181(2) or 182(2), MUSIC 267(2), 336(2), 422(3), 431(2), 432(2), 433(2-3), 438(2), 471(2), or 472(2) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (48-56 credits)
Select 24 credits in applied music through Level VIII of performance[1] (Sem: 1-8)
Select 8-16 credits in foreign language: French, German, or Italian[4]; (Sem: 1-8)
Select 4 credits in a secondary instrument[1] (Sem: 1-8)
Select 9 credits in music in consultation with adviser[1] (Students may apply 6 credits of ROTC.) (Sem: 1-8)
Select 3 credits in consultation with adviser (Sem: 1-8)

[4] All performance majors must achieve the eighth-credit level in one fore


The Pennsylvania State University ©1998

The University reserves the right to change the requirements and regulations listed here and to determine whether a student has satisfactorily met its requirements for admission or graduation, and to reject any applicant for any reason the University determines to be material to the applicant's qualifications to pursue higher education. Nothing in this material should be considered a guarantee that completion of a program and graduation from the University will result in employment.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Semester 1998

Blue Sheet Item #: 26-02-004

Review Date: 6/7/99 (General Education Update)

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