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

12 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

Private Lessons (6):

Credits
MSP 210Instruction in Principal Instrument or Voice Private Instruction

1

Ensemble (6):

Credits
MSP 100Chorus

1 (can be repeated to a maximum 8 credits)

MSP 201The College Choir

1

MSP 202The Chamber Choir

1 (maximum 8 credits)

MSP 203Concert Band

1

MSP 204Orchestra

1

MSP 205Ensemble for Voices and/or Instruments

1

MSP 2060Latin Band

1 credit (maximum 8 credits).

MSP 2070Jazz Band

1 credit (maximum 8 credits).

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

Credits
MSH 269Jazz: Literature and Evolution

3

MSH 270Jazz: Literature and Evolution since 1950

3

MSH 350Topics in Ethnomusicology

3

MST 245Introduction to Music Therapy

3

MST 2460Music and the Brain

3

MST 316Orchestration II

3

MST 318Form and Analysis II

3

MST 319Composition I

3

MST 320Composition II

3

MST 321Electronic Music I

3

MST 322Electronic Music II

3

MSP 445Conducting

3

MSP 446Conducting

3

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 may not be taken for credit by students majoring in Music.