Music, B.S. (64 Credit Major)

The Department of Music offers a 64-credit major in Music leading to the B. S. degree. Entrance into this program is by examination.

The required courses and credits are distributed as follows:

Credits (64)

Foundation (3):

Credits
MSH 200Introduction to Music History and Culture

3

Music Theory (18):

Credits
MST 236Theory I

3

MST 237Theory II

3

MST 238Theory III

3

MST 239Theory IV

3

MST 315Orchestration I

3

MST 317Form and Analysis I

3

Musicianship (4):

Credits
MST 266Musicianship I

1

MST 267Musicianship II

1

MST 268Musicianship III

1

MST 269Musicianship IV

1

Music History (12):

Credits
MSH 331Music of the Middle Ages and Renaissance

3

MSH 332Music of the Baroque and Classical Eras

3

MSH 333Music of the Romantic and Early Modernist Eras

3

MSH 334Music Since 1945

3

Performance Instruction (6):

Six credits of private or group instruction on an instrument or voice to be selected from the following courses.

Credits
MSP 166Strings I

1 (can be repeated to a maximum of 4 credits)

MSP 167Strings II

1 (can be repeated to a maximum of 4 credits)

MSP 168Woodwinds I

1 (can be repeated to a maximum of 4 credits)

MSP 169Woodwinds II

1 (can be repeated to a maximum of 4 credits)

MSP 170Brass I

1 (can be repeated to a maximum of 4 credits)

MSP 171Brass II

1 (can be repeated to a maximum of 4 credits)

MSP 172Percussion

1 (can be repeated to a maximum of 4 credits)

MSP 185Elementary Guitar Playing

1 (can be repeated to a maximum of 4 credits)

MSP 190Group Piano 1

1 (maximum 4 credits)

MSP 191Group Piano 2

1 (maximum 4 credits)

MSP 192Group Piano 3

1 (maximum 4 credits)

MSP 210Instruction in Principal Instrument or Voice Private Instruction

1

MSP 226Voice and Diction 1

1

MSP 227Voice and Diction 2

1

Ensemble (6):

Credits
MSP 100Chorus

1 (can be repeated to a maximum 8 credits)

MSP 201The College Choir

1 (maximum 8 credits)

MSP 202The Chamber Choir

1 (maximum 8 credits)

MSP 203Concert Band

1 (maximum 8 credits)

MSP 204Orchestra

1 (maximum 8 credits)

MSP 205Ensemble for Voices and/or Instruments

1 (maximum 8 credits)

MSP 206Latin Band

1 credit (maximum 8 credits)

MSP 207Jazz Band

1 (maximum 8 credits)

MSP 208Percussion Ensemble

1 (maximum 8 credits)

Electives to be taken from the following courses (12):

Credits
MSH 350Topics in Ethnomusicology

3 (maximum 6 credits)

MSH 369History of Jazz

3

MSH 370American Popular Music

3

MST 221Fundamentals of Film Music

3

MST 245Introduction to Music Therapy

3

MST 246Music and the Brain

3

MST 316Orchestration II

3

MST 318Form and Analysis II

3

MST 319Composition I

3

MST 320Composition II

3

MST 321Creating Music with Computers

3

MST 322Recording Techniques and Studio Production

3

MST 323Scoring for Media

3 (can be repeated to a maximum 6 credits)

MST 370Music Internship

3 (may be repeated once with Departmental approval)

MST 371Practicum in Music Therapy

1 (may be repeated up to 3 credits)

MSP 230Piano for Music Teachers

2

MSP 445Conducting

3

MSP 446Conducting

3

Up to 3 credits of group instruction on an instrument or voice may be applied to Elective credit. Eligible courses: MSP 166, MSP 167, MSP 168, MSP 169, MSP 170, MSP 171, MSP 172, MSP 185, MSP 190, MSP 191, MSP 192, MSP 226, and MSP 227.

Other electives by permission of the Department.

Senior Project (3):

Credits
MST 496Senior Project

3

Note: Students studying with a private teacher approved by the Department of Music may petition the Department Chair to receive 1 to 6 credits.

Placement in Courses

A basic knowledge of music theory is required of all students who wish to major in Music. Students will demonstrate their ability to enter MST 236 (Theory 1) and MST 266 (Musicianship 1) by taking a placement examination. Successful completion of MST 100 will be accepted in lieu of the placement examination.

Piano Requirement

In addition to the major instrument, students must pass a proficiency examination in piano. Examples of the required level of proficiency are available in the Music Office (Music Building, Room 316). Students are expected to complete this requirement before their fifth semester.

Departmental Ensembles

All students, faculty, staff, and members of the community audition for the principal ensembles of the College. Music majors are required to participate in at least one ensemble per semester.

MSH 114 and MSH 115 are general education courses that do not count toward the major in Music.