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Music (BA)

Hours - 39-71 Credit Hours
Effective Aug. 2015
Last Revision 5/22/2020

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Concentration Requirements

General Music Concentration (39-53 Credits)


Music Theory Core Requirements — 12 Credits

Course Number Title Semester Offered Credit Hours
MUSC 111 Music Theory I F, W 3.0
MUSC 111L Elementary Musicianship I Lab F, W 1.0
MUSC 112 Music Theory II W, S 3.0
MUSC 112L Elementary Musicianship II Lab W, S 1.0
MUSC 211 Music Theory III F 3.0
MUSC 211L Elementary Musicianship III Lab F 1.0


Music History Core Requirements — 9 Credits

Course Number Title Semester Offered Credit Hours
MUSC 384 Music History I: Antiquity to 1750 F 3.0
MUSC 385 Music History II: 1750 to 1900 W 3.0
MUSC 386 Music History III: Music since 1900 S 3.0


Conducting — 2 Credits

Course Number Title Semester Offered Credit Hours
MUSC 202 Conducting S 2.0


Individual Instruction — 4-12 Credits

Required each semester even if hour requirement is reached

Course Number Title Semester Offered Credit Hours
MUSC 160R Individual Instruction F, W, S 1.0-3.0
MUSC 160R Individual Instruction F, W, S 1.0-3.0
MUSC 260R Individual Instruction F, W, S 1.0-3.0
MUSC 260R Individual Instruction F, W, S 1.0-3.0


Ensemble Participation — 6-12 Credits

Required each semester even if hour requirement is reached

Course Number Title Semester Offered Credit Hours
MUSC F, W, S 2.0 /1.0
MUSC F, W, S 2.0 /1.0
MUSC F, W, S 2.0 /1.0
MUSC F, W, S 2.0 /1.0
MUSC F, W, S 2.0 /1.0
MUSC F, W, S 2.0 /1.0


Electives Courses — 6 Credits

Any music course (no double dipping)

Course Number Title Semester Offered Credit Hours
MUSC
MUSC
MUSC
MUSC


SENIOR PROJECT — Pass or Fail

Student must complete a Senior Project which can be a scholarly work, a performance, or a composition. This project is part of your final Individual Instruction course.

CONCERT ATTENDANCE — Pass or Fail

Student has successfully completed this area by attending 6 (six) semesters of 7 concert events as required by the Music Program.

PIANO PROFICIENCY TEST — Pass or Fail

Student has successfully completed and passed the Piano Proficiency Test.
Test Date:


Concentration Requirements

Instrumental Performance Concentration (39-53 Credits)


Music Theory Core Requirements — 12 Credits

Course Number Title Semester Offered Credit Hours
MUSC 111 Music Theory I F, W 3.0
MUSC 111L Elementary Musicianship I Lab F, W 1.0
MUSC 112 Music Theory II W, S 3.0
MUSC 112L Elementary Musicianship II Lab W, S 1.0
MUSC 211 Music Theory III F 3.0
MUSC 211L Elementary Musicianship III Lab F 1.0


Music History Core Requirements — 9 Credits

Course Number Title Semester Offered Credit Hours
MUSC 384 Music History I: Antiquity to 1750 F 3.0
MUSC 385 Music History II: 1750 to 1900 W 3.0
MUSC 386 Music History III: Music since 1900 S 3.0


Conducting — 2 Credits

Course Number Title Semester Offered Credit Hours
MUSC 202 Conducting S 2.0


Individual Instruction — 8-18 Credits

Course Number Title Semester Offered Credit Hours
MUSC 160R Individual Instruction F, W, S 1.0-3.0
MUSC 160R Individual Instruction F, W, S 1.0-3.0
MUSC 260R Individual Instruction F, W, S 1.0-3.0
MUSC 260R Individual Instruction F, W, S 1.0-3.0
MUSC 360R Individual Instruction F, W, S 1.0-3.0
MUSC 360R Individual Instruction F, W, S 1.0-3.0
MUSC 460R Individual Instruction F, W, S 1.0-3.0
MUSC 460R Individual Instruction F, W, S 4.0


Ensemble Participation — 6-12 Credits

(MUSC 238R, 239R, 240R, 241R, 242R, 243R, 244R, 246R, 247R, 248R) Students are expected to participate in an ensemble each semester, even if requirements have been met.

Course Number Title Semester Offered Credit Hours
MUSC F, W, S 1.0-2.0
MUSC F, W, S 1.0-2.0
MUSC F, W, S 1.0-2.0
MUSC F, W, S 1.0-2.0
MUSC F, W, S 1.0-2.0
MUSC F, W, S 1.0-2.0


Coursework — 4 Credits

(note: each student will enroll in courses relevant to their specific instrumental major)

Course Number Title Semester Offered Credit Hours
MUSC Variable 1.0
MUSC Variable 1.0
MUSC Variable 1.0
MUSC Variable 1.0


SENIOR PROJECT — Pass or Fail

Student must complete a Senior Project which can be a scholarly work, a performance, or a composition. This project is part of your final Individual Instruction course. Must be approved by piano coordinator.

CONCERT ATTENDANCE — Pass or Fail

Student has successfully completed this area by attending 6 (six) semesters of 7 concert events as required by the Music Program.

PIANO PROFICIENCY TEST — Pass or Fail

Student has successfully completed and passed the Piano Proficiency Test.
Test Date:
Evaluation Date:


Concentration Requirements

Piano Performance Concentration (72 Credits)


Music Theory Core Requirements — 12 Credits

Course Number Title Semester Offered Credit Hours
MUSC 111 Music Theory I F, W 3.0
MUSC 111L Elementary Musicianship I Lab F, W 1.0
MUSC 112 Music Theory II W, S 3.0
MUSC 112L Elementary Musicianship II Lab W, S 1.0
MUSC 211 Music Theory III F 3.0
MUSC 211L Elementary Musicianship III Lab F 1.0


Music History Core Requirements — 9 Credits

Course Number Title Semester Offered Credit Hours
MUSC 384 Music History I: Antiquity to 1750 F 3.0
MUSC 385 Music History II: 1750 to 1900 W 3.0
MUSC 386 Music History III: Music since 1900 S 3.0


Conducting — 2 Credits

Course Number Title Semester Offered Credit Hours
MUSC 202 Conducting S 2.0


Individual Instruction — 19 Credits

Course Number Title Semester Offered Credit Hours
MUSC 160R Individual Instruction F, W, S 3.0
MUSC 160R Individual Instruction F, W, S 3.0
MUSC 260R Individual Instruction F, W, S 3.0
MUSC 260R Individual Instruction F, W, S 3.0
MUSC 360R or 460R Individual Instruction F, W, S 3.0
MUSC 360R or 460R Individual Instruction F, W, S 4.0


Ensemble Participation — 12 Credits

Course Number Title Semester Offered Credit Hours
MUSC 344R Collaborative Arts for Pianists F 2.0
MUSC 344R Collaborative Arts for Pianists F 2.0
MUSC 250R Piano Accompanying Ensemble F, W, S 2.0
MUSC 250R Piano Accompanying Ensemble F, W, S 2.0
MUSC 250R Piano Accompanying Ensemble F, W, S 2.0
MUSC 250R Piano Accompanying Ensemble F, W, S 2.0


Piano Area Coursework — 17 Credits

Course Number Title Semester Offered Credit Hours
MUSC 161 Introduction to Piano Technique F 2.0
MUSC 191 Keyboard Harmony I S-even 2.0
MUSC 291 Keyboard Harmony II S-odd 2.0
MUSC 333 Introduction to Piano Pedagogy I W-odd 3.0
MUSC 333L Supervised Teaching, Piano W-odd 2.0
MUSC 464 Keyboard Literature I F-even 3.0
MUSC 465 Keyboard Literature II W-even 3.0


CONCERT ATTENDANCE — Pass or Fail

Student has successfully completed this area by attending 6 (six) semesters of 7 concert events as required by the Music Program.

PIANO PROFICIENCY TEST — Pass or Fail

Student has successfully completed and passed the Piano Proficiency Test.
Test Date:

SENIOR RECITAL — Pass or Fail

Student has successfully completed and passed the Senior Recital. This recital is part of your final Individual Instruction course.


Concentration Requirements

Vocal Performance Concentration (54-60 Credits)


Music Theory Core Requirements — 12 Credits

Course Number Title Semester Offered Credit Hours
MUSC 111 Music Theory I F, W 3.0
MUSC 111L Elementary Musicianship I Lab F, W 1.0
MUSC 112 Music Theory II W, S 3.0
MUSC 112L Elementary Musicianship II Lab W, S 1.0
MUSC 211 Music Theory III F 3.0
MUSC 211L Elementary Musicianship III Lab F 1.0


Music History Core Requirements — 9 Credits

Course Number Title Semester Offered Credit Hours
MUSC 384 Music History I: Antiquity to 1750 F 3.0
MUSC 385 Music History II: 1750 to 1900 W 3.0
MUSC 386 Music History III: Music since 1900 S 3.0


Conducting — 2 Credits

Course Number Title Semester Offered Credit Hours
MUSC 202 Conducting S 2.0


Individual Instruction — 8 Credits

Course Number Title Semester Offered Credit Hours
MUSC 160R Individual Instruction F, W, S 1.0
MUSC 160R Individual Instruction F, W, S 1.0
MUSC 260R Individual Instruction F, W, S 1.0
MUSC 260R Individual Instruction F, W, S 1.0
MUSC 360R Individual Instruction F, W, S 1.0
MUSC 360R Individual Instruction F, W, S 1.0
MUSC 460R or 360R Individual Instruction F, W, S 1.0
MUSC 460R Individual Instruction F, W, S 1.0


Ensemble Participation — 6-12 Credits

(MUSC 110R, 215R, 225R, 235R, 238R, 239R, 240R, 241R, 243R, 244R, 246R, 247R, 250R)

Course Number Title Semester Offered Credit Hours
MUSC F, W, S 1.0-2.0
MUSC F, W, S 1.0-2.0
MUSC F, W, S 1.0-2.0
MUSC F, W, S 1.0-2.0
MUSC F, W, S 1.0-2.0
MUSC F, W, S 1.0-2.0


Vocal Area Coursework — 17 Credits

Course Number Title Semester Offered Credit Hours
THEA 123 Acting I F, W, S 3.0
MUSC 276 Diction for Singers: English and Italian F-even 2.0
MUSC 277 Diction for Singers: German W-odd 1.0
MUSC 278 Diction for Singers: French W-odd 1.0
MUSC 328R Opera and Musical Theatre Workshop S-odd 1.0
MUSC 363 Vocal Pedagogy W-odd 3.0
MUSC 364 Contemporary Vocal Methods S-even 2.0
MUSC 466 Vocal Literature I F-odd 2.0
MUSC 467 Vocal Literature II W-even 2.0


CONCERT ATTENDANCE — Pass or Fail

Student has successfully completed this area by attending 6 (six) semesters of 7 concert events as required by the Music Program.

PIANO PROFICIENCY TEST — Pass or Fail

Student has successfully completed and passed the Piano Proficiency Test.
Test Date:

JUNIOR RECITAL — Pass or Fail

Contingent upon completion of the above-listed courses, we certify that this student meets all major requirements. Student has successfully completed and passed the junior recital.
Test Date:
Evaluation Date:

SENIOR RECITAL — Pass or Fail

Student has successfully completed and passed the Senior Recital. This recital is part of your final Individual Instruction course.


Concentration Requirements

World Music Studies Concentration (42-55 Credits)


Western Music Theory — 8 Credits

Course Number Title Semester Offered Credit Hours
MUSC 111 Music Theory I F, W 3.0
MUSC 111L Elementary Musicianship I Lab F, W 1.0
MUSC 112 Music Theory II W, S 3.0
MUSC 112L Elementary Musicianship II Lab W, S 1.0


World History & Culture — 6 Credits

Course Number Title Semester Offered Credit Hours
COMM 110 Intercultural Communications F, W, S 3.0
ANTH 105 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology F, W, S 3.0


Music Survey Courses — 9 Credits

Course Number Title Semester Offered Credit Hours
MUSC 101 Introduction to Music Literature F, W, S 3.0
MUSC 102 World Music Cultures F, W, S 3.0
MUSC 301 History of Popular Music Variable 3.0


Individual Instruction — 4-8 Credits

Course Number Title Semester Offered Credit Hours
MUSC 159R Individual Instruction F, W, S 1.0-2.0
MUSC 159R Individual Instruction F, W, S 1.0-2.0
MUSC 160R Individual Instruction F, W, S 1.0-2.0
MUSC 160R Individual Instruction F, W, S 1.0-2.0


Ensemble Participation — 6-15 Credits

(6 courses)---(1 course each for 6 semesters)

Course Number Title Semester Offered Credit Hours
HWST 285R-2 Hawaiian Hula and Mele W- Alt. 3.0
HWST 285R-4 Hawaiian Implements and Instruments F- Alt. 3.0
HWST 285R-5 Hawaiian Music; Ki ho’alu (Slack Key Guitar) F,W 3.0
MUSC 199R Service Leadership Internship in Music Variable 1.0-3.0
MUSC 110R University Chorale F, W, S 1.0-2.0
MUSC 225R Concert Choir F, W, S 1.0-2.0
MUSC 238R Symphonic Band F, W 1.0-2.0
MUSC 244R Jazz Ensemble S 1.0-2.0
MUSC 239-248R Chamber Ensembles F, W, S 1.0-2.0
MUSC 250R Piano Accompanying Ensemble F, W, S 1.0-2.0


Area Coursework — 9 Credits

Course Number Title Semester Offered Credit Hours
MUSC 263 Choral Methods and Materials Variable 3.0
MUSC 264 Percussion Methods and Materials Variable 3.0
MUSC 402 Seminar in Ethnomusicology Variable 3.0



*Even-year or Odd-year listing of Winter courses determined by course start-date.

No grade lower than a C-is allowed within the major requirements.


CONCERT ATTENDANCE — Pass or Fail

Student has successfully completed this area by attending 6 (six) semesters of 7 concert events as required by the Music Program.

PIANO PROFICIENCY TEST — Pass or Fail

Student has successfully completed and passed the Piano Proficiency Test.
Test Date:
Evaluation Date:


Program Outcomes:

Upon completing a major in Music, students will:

  • Understand basic musical processes and structures.
  • Demonstrate the facility to notate harmonic, rhythmic and melodic structures of tonal music.
  • Demonstrate basic competency in sight-singing and foundational keyboard skills.
  • Demonstrate an increased sensitivity to a diversity of musical styles, ranging from Western-Art Music to World Music(s).
  • Have a basic understanding of music technology in order to supplement studio teaching, research or compositionally-based creative projects.
  • Perform collaboratively in ensemble settings.
  • Demonstrate accomplishment in solo performance, including technical expertise in the principal area of study (vocal or instrumental) and the ability to communicate musical ideas to an audience.
  • Learn to listen critically and evaluate musical performance.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of how to teach music to others.