Jun 12, 2021
Student advancement through performance levels (164-464) is determined by jury examination.
All music majors must earn a grade of C or higher in each music course required for their respective degree.
Program Learner Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- MUS1 (Music Theory) demonstrate music theory knowledge and aural skills sufficient to analyze and interpret a substantial body of music literature.
- MUS2 (Music History, Culture, and Literature) demonstrate historical and contemporary knowledge of genres, styles, artists, and works within Western and non-Western music, and the research skills to enhance that knowledge.
- MUS3 (Individual Applied Music) interpret, prepare, and perform a variety of musical works on a primary instrument or voice sufficient to the requirements of their major.
- MUS4 (Collaborative Applied Music) interpret, prepare, and perform a variety of musical works through collaboration in musical ensembles sufficient to the requirements of their major.
- MUS5 (Specialized Music Study) exhibit competencies specific to their major, including advanced performance skills, pedagogical skills, composition and improvisation skills, and/or the competencies for teacher certification.
- MUS6 (Musical Disposition) engage as active participants in the musical community of the university and region through event attendance, performance, teaching, creative and/or service activity.
BM Performance Core Requirements
Music Theory - Credits: 21
Students must pass an online fundamental exam with 75% ($10 fee) or take and pass (75%) an online fundamental course ($99 fee) to enroll in MUS144. Students must take a placement exam to waive any of the following courses. Concurrent enrollment of the following is required: (MUS 144, 144A, 152A), (MUS 145, 145A, 153A), and (MUS 146, 146A, 154A). A grade of C or better is required in both the written and aural components to continue in the theory sequence.
Class Piano - Credits: 3
A waiver of this requirement can be obtained by demonstrating sufficient keyboard skills to designated piano faculty members.
Applied Music - Credits: 29
- Individual Instruction - (MUS 164, 264, and 364) Credits: (18)
Upper-division Music Theory - Credits: 3
Music History - Credits: 11
Ensembles - Credits: 21
Large Ensembles Credits: (6-12) Only the following are designated as large ensembles: Wind Ensemble, MUS 266/466; Choir, MUS 267/467; Chamber Choir, MUS 268/468; Symphonic Winds MUS 269/469; Orchestra, MUS 277/477; Marching and Concert Band, MUS 287/487 (fall quarter only); Symphonic Band, MUS 288/488. Enrollment in either Women’s Choir (MUS 211/411) or Men’s Choir (MUS 228/428) can be substituted for enrollment in a choral large ensemble for a maximum of three quarters.
(NOTE: All ensemble courses have 200-level and 400-level numbers. The 200-level numbers are freshmen and sophomores, the 400-level numbers are used by juniors and seniors.)
Chamber Ensembles Credits: (9-15)
Upper-division Music Theory - Credits: 6
Additional Courses - Credits: 21
- Music Electives - Credits: (7)