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University Bulletin

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Music

University Park, College of Arts and Architecture (MUSBM)

PROFESSOR SUE HAUG, Director, School of Music

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.M. degree in Music with an option in Composition, a minimum of 123 credits is required; with an option in Keyboard Instruments, a minimum of 126 credits is required; with an option in Strings, Winds, Brass and Percussion Instruments, a minimum of 125 credits is required; and with an option in Voice, a minimum of 129 credits is required. All students are required to pass a piano proficiency examination.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(1-3 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in this bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 79-88 credits
(This includes 3 credits of General Education GA courses.)

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

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

ADDITIONAL COURSES (6 credits)
Select 6 credits from MUSIC 461W(3), MUSIC 462W(3), MUSIC 463W(3), MUSIC 464W(3) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (4 credits)
Select 4 credits of approved ensembles (see School of Music Handbook for list of ensembles) (Sem: 1-8)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OPTION: 47-56 credits

COMPOSITION OPTION: (47-49 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (34-36 credits)[1]
INART 258A GA(3), MUSIC 173S(2), MUSIC 174J(2) (Sem: 1-2)
MUSIC 273J(2), MUSIC 274J(2) (Sem: 3-4)
MUSIC 336(2), MUSIC 373J(3), MUSIC 374J(3), MUSIC 458(3), MUSIC 472(2) (Sem: 5-6)
MUSIC 431(2-3), MUSIC 433(2-3), MUSIC 473J(3), MUSIC 474J(3) (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (13 credits)[1]
Select 11 credits of Applied MUSIC courses (Sem: 1-7)
Select 2 credits of approved ensembles (see School of Music Handbook for list of ensembles) (Sem: 1-8)

KEYBOARD INSTRUMENTS OPTION: (48-53 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (6 credits)
MUSIC 129S(3) (Sem: 1)
MUSIC 481(3) (Sem: 5-7)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (3-6 credits)
INART 258A GA(3) or 258B GA(1) (Sem: 3-6)
Select 2-3 credits from MUSIC 181(2), MUSIC 182(2), MUSIC 267(2), MUSIC 336(2), MUSIC 422(3), MUSIC 431(2-3), MUSIC 432(2-3), MUSIC 433(2-3), MUSIC 438(2), MUSIC 471(2), MUSIC 472(2) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (39-41 credits)
Select 4 credits in a secondary instrument[1] (Sem: 1-8)
Select 4 credits in music in consultation with adviser[1] (Students may apply 2 credits of ROTC.) (Sem: 1-8)
Select 4-6 credits in consultation with adviser[1] (Students may apply 4 credits of ROTC.) (Sem: 1-8)
Select 21 credits in applied music through Level VIII of performance[1] (Sem: 2-8)
Select 4 credits of approved ensembles (see School of Music Handbook for list of ensembles) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 2 credits from MUSIC 419(2) or MUSIC 424(2) (Sem: 5-8)

STRINGS, WINDS, BRASS AND PERCUSSION INSTRUMENTS OPTION: (47-52 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (3 credits)
MUSIC 129S(3) (Sem: 1)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (9-12 credits)
(MUSIC 336 and MUSIC 422 may fulfill the requirement of Additional Courses or Supporting Courses and Related Areas in the option, but not both.)
Select 2 credits from MUSIC 086(1), MUSIC 087(1), MUSIC 181(2), MUSIC 190(1), MUSIC 191(1), MUSIC 192(1), MUSIC 336(2), MUSIC 366(2), MUSIC 421(1), MUSIC 422(3), MUSIC 466(2), MUSIC 485(3), MUSIC 487(3) (Sem: 1-8)
INART 258A GA(3) or INART 258B GA(1) (Sem: 1-8)
Select 2-3 credits from MUSIC 181(2), MUSIC 182(2), MUSIC 267(2), MUSIC 336(2), MUSIC 422(3), MUSIC 431(2-3), MUSIC 432(2-3), MUSIC 433(2-3), MUSIC 438(2), MUSIC 472(2) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 1 credit from MUSIC 414(1-2), MUSIC 415(1-2), MUSIC 416(1-2), or MUSIC 417(1-2) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 3 credits from MUSIC 485(3) or MUSIC 487(3) (Sem: 7-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (35-37 credits)
Select 4 credits in a secondary instrument[1] (Sem: 1-8)
Select 4 credits in music in consultation with adviser[1] (Students may apply 4 credits of ROTC.) (Sem: 1-8)
Select 2-4 credits in consultation with adviser[1] (Students may apply 2 credits of ROTC.) (Sem: 1-8)
Select 21 credits in applied music through Level VIII of performance[1] (Sem: 2-8)
Select 4 credits of approved ensembles (see School of Music Handbook for list of ensembles) (Sem: 5-8)

VOICE OPTION: (51-56 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (8 credits)
MUSIC 129S(3) (Sem: 1)
MUSIC 387(1), MUSIC 388(1), MUSIC 389(1) (Sem: 1-8)
MUSIC 418(2) (Sem: 7)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (3-6 credits)
INART 258A GA(3) or 258B GA(1) (Sem: 3-6)
Select 2-3 credits from MUSIC 181(2), MUSIC 182(2), MUSIC 267(2), MUSIC 336(2), MUSIC 422(3), MUSIC 431(2-3), MUSIC 432(2-3), MUSIC 433(2-3), MUSIC 438(2), or MUSIC 472(2) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (40-42 credits)
Select 3-5 credits in consultation with adviser[1] (Students may apply 2 credits of ROTC.) (Sem: 1-8)
Select 8 credits in one foreign language: French, German or Italian (Sem: 1-8)
Select 4 credits in a secondary instrument[1] (Sem: 1-8)
Select 21 credits in applied music through Level VIII of performance[1] (Sem: 2-8)
Select 4 credits of approved ensembles (see School of Music Handbook for list of ensembles) (Sem: 5-8)

Integrated B.M. in Performance - M.A. in Music Theory

The School of Music offers a limited number of academically superior students enrolled in the Bachelor of Music the opportunity to enroll in an integrated program leading to both the B.M. in Performance and the Master of Arts in Theory in a continuous program of study culminating in both degrees. The ability to coordinate as well as concurrently pursue the two degree programs enables the student to achieve greater depth and comprehensiveness than if the degrees are pursued sequentially and to earn the two degrees in five years.

Application Process

To initiate the application process, students must submit a transcript, faculty recommendation, writing sample, and statement of goals. A faculty adviser will help undergraduate candidates determine a sequence of courses that will prepare them for acceptance into the IUG program. Normally a student would apply after the fourth semester and before the end of the sixth semester. For acceptance into the program students must successfully complete the following courses or their equivalent with a minimum average of 3.5 in their music courses, and a minimum GPA of 3.0.

4 semesters of music theory (MUSIC 131, MUSIC 132, MUSIC 231, MUSIC 331)
4 semesters of musicianship (MUSIC 121, MUSIC 122, MUSIC 221, MUSIC 222)
3 semesters of music history (MUSIC 162, MUSIC 261, MUSIC 262)

Reduced Course Load
As many as twelve of the credits required for the master's degree may be applied to both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. A minimum of 50% of the courses proposed to count for both degrees must be at the 500 level. Thesis credits may not be double counted.

Eligibility for a Graduate Assistantship
Students in the IUG program will be eligible for a graduate assistantship starting in the beginning of the fifth year.

Tuition Charges
Undergraduate tuition rates will apply as long as the student is an undergraduate, unless the student received financial support, for example, an assistantship requiring the payment of graduate tuition (from "Information and Guidelines for Establishing Integrated Undergraduate - Graduate Degree Programs" - approved by the Graduate Council, May 8, 1996).

Integrated B.M. in Performance - M.A. in Music Theory and History

The School of Music offers a limited number of academically superior students enrolled in the Bachelor of Music the opportunity to enroll in an integrated program leading to both the B.M. in Performance and the Master of Arts in Music Theory and History in a continuous program of study culminating in both degrees. The ability to coordinate as well as concurrently pursue the two degree programs enables the student to achieve greater depth and comprehensiveness than if the degrees are pursued sequentially and to earn the two degrees in five years.

Application Process

To initiate the application process, students must submit a transcript, faculty recommendation, writing sample, and statement of goals. A faculty adviser will help undergraduate candidates determine a sequence of courses that will prepare them for acceptance into the IUG program. Normally a student would apply after the fourth semester and before the end of the sixth semester. For acceptance into the program students must successfully complete the following courses or their equivalent with a minimum average of 3.5 in their music courses, and a minimum GPA of 3.0.

4 semesters of music theory (MUSIC 131, MUSIC 132, MUSIC 231, MUSIC 331)
4 semesters of musicianship (MUSIC 121, MUSIC 122, MUSIC 221, MUSIC 222)
3 semesters of music history (MUSIC 162, MUSIC 261, MUSIC 262)

Reduced Course Load
As many as twelve of the credits required for the master's degree may be applied to both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. A minimum of 50% of the courses proposed to count for both degrees must be at the 500 level. Thesis credits may not be double counted.

Eligibility for a Graduate Assistantship
Students in the IUG program will be eligible for a graduate assistantship starting in the beginning of the fifth year.

Tuition Charges
Undergraduate tuition rates will apply as long as the student is an undergraduate, unless the student received financial support, for example, an assistantship requiring the payment of graduate tuition (from "Information and Guidelines for Establishing Integrated Undergraduate - Graduate Degree Programs" - approved by the Graduate Council, May 8, 1996).

Integrated B.M. in Performance - M.A. in Musicology

The School of Music offers a limited number of academically superior students enrolled in the Bachelor of Music the opportunity to enroll in an integrated program leading to both the B.M. in Performance and the Master of Arts in Musicology in a continuous program of study culminating in both degrees. The ability to coordinate as well as concurrently pursue the two degree programs enables the student to achieve greater depth and comprehensiveness than if the degrees are pursued sequentially and to earn the two degrees in five years.

Application Process

To initiate the application process, students must submit a transcript, faculty recommendation, writing sample, and statement of goals. A faculty adviser will help undergraduate candidates determine a sequence of courses that will prepare them for acceptance into the IUG program. Normally a student would apply after the fourth semester and before the end of the sixth semester. For acceptance into the program students must successfully complete the following courses or their equivalent with a minimum average of 3.5 in their music courses, and a minimum GPA of 3.0.

4 semesters of music theory (MUSIC 131, MUSIC 132, MUSIC 231, MUSIC 331)
4 semesters of musicianship (MUSIC 121, MUSIC 122, MUSIC 221, MUSIC 222)
3 semesters of music history (MUSIC 162, MUSIC 261, MUSIC 262)

Reduced Course Load
As many as twelve of the credits required for the master's degree may be applied to both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. A minimum of 50% of the courses proposed to count for both degrees must be at the 500 level. Thesis credits may not be double counted.

Eligibility for a Graduate Assistantship
Students in the IUG program will be eligible for a graduate assistantship starting in the beginning of the fifth year.

Tuition Charges
Undergraduate tuition rates will apply as long as the student is an undergraduate, unless the student received financial support, for example, an assistantship requiring the payment of graduate tuition (from "Information and Guidelines for Establishing Integrated Undergraduate-Graduate Degree Programs" - approved by the Graduate Council, May 8, 1996).

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 2011 (MUSBM); Fall Semester 2002 (Integrated Programs)

Blue Sheet Item # 40-01-016 (MUSBM); 30-07-037, 30-07-039, 30-07-041 (Integrated Programs)

Review Date: 08/16/2011

Director name last updated: 01/13/06

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