2019-2020 Catalog 
    
    Dec 05, 2019  
2019-2020 Catalog

Music Performance Major (Instrumental), Bachelor of Music


Students must complete a total of 34 graduation units including two units of music ensembles with a major in percussion, an orchestral or band instrument. Candidates must complete 3.5 units in the principal applied area. All candidates must meet, prior to graduation, piano proficiency requirements as established by the music department. All performance majors must complete an independent study in the pedagogy and literature of their applied area.

Major Requirements


Required courses in music are: MUSP 020  (each semester), MUS 109 , MUS 155 , MUS 156 , MUS 165 , MUS 232  and MUS 233  (keyboard majors only), MUS 235  and MUS 236  (voice majors only), MUS 250 , MUS 251 , MUS 255 , MUS 256 , MUS 355 , MUS 356  (instrumental majors only), MUS 357 , MUS 358 , and MUS 490 .  Students must complete University Distribution Requirements, plus ENG 105 , the University cultural diversity (which must be met by taking MUS 347  or MUS 348 ), Foreign Language Competency (either by exemption through Standardized Testing or the University Placement Test, completing 111 in any language, or completing 110 in any two languages), and quantitative reasoning requirements. Voice majors must take, or meet by proficiency, three units of foreign language, one each of French, German, and Italian Keyboard majors must enroll for two semesters of Piano Accompanying (MUSP 012 ). Instrumental majors (strings) must enroll for eight semesters of Chamber Orchestra MUSP 005 . Instrumental majors (brass, woodwinds, and percussion) must enroll for eight semesters of Symphonic Wind Ensemble MUSP 002 .