Music (B.A.) (2003)

Administered by: Department of Music

Effective: Fall, 2003

Applied Music Track

In addition to 50 hours of general education requirements and the 40 credits of requirements of the major, students choose electives to complete the 120-credit requirement for a bachelor of arts degree. Students with a concentration in applied music will be capable of presenting a full-length recital reflective of their progress in applied music studies (technique and interpretation). This performance should also exhibit a synthesis of the cognate areas of music history and music theory.

Assessment Criteria and Procedures: A committee of three faculty members from the department of music will evaluate these presentations according to the procedures and criteria for assessment of the recital projects as delineated in Music Department Policy 5. The student will be evaluated at a recital preview, which will consist of the repertoire from the student's recital program and will be presented in the same manner in which it is intended to be presented at the final recital. The results of this recital preview will determine if the student may proceed with the recital.

Required courses include:

Music Theory

35.201 Sight Singing

35.210 Music Theory I (counted as general ed. requirement)

35.211 Music Theory II (counted as general ed. requirement)

35.300 Music Theory III: Form and Analysis

35.301 Music Theory IV: Twentieth Century Practice

35.411 Music Theory VI: Orchestration

Ensemble Participation

A total of eight semesters of the student's choice (vocal or instrumental) are required. At least four semesters must be at one credit per semester; remaining four semesters at one or zero credit.

35.106/306 Maroon and Gold Band (Marching in fall, Concert in spring)

35.107/307 University-Community Orchestra

35.108/308 Concert Choir

35.109/309 Women's Choral Ensemble

35.110/310 Husky Singers (male chorus)

35.111/311 Chamber Singers

35.112/312 Jazz Ensemble

35.170/370 Chamber Orchestra

Music History

35.105 Music Literature

35.321 Music History to 1750

35.322 Music History 1750 to Present

35.305 Special Topics in Music Education (taken twice, one election must be "World Music")

(See special requirements below for voice)

Concentration Courses: Applied Music

8 semesters of the same instrument or voice (one hour of lessons per week for two credits per semester) for a total of 16 credits. Choices include violin, viola, violoncello, double bass, organ, voice, piano, trumpet, horn, trombone, baritone, tuba, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and saxophone. Applied majors must perform a junior year "half" recital and a senior year full recital, each at zero credit. A pre-recital hearing will be held by a faculty member committee before public presentation.

Choose from

35.270/470 Violin

35.271/471 Viola

35.272/472 Violoncello

35.273/473 Double Bass

35.274.474 Organ

35.275/475 Voice

35.276/476 Piano

35.277/477 Trumpet

35.278/478 Horn

35.279/479 Trombone

35.280/480 Baritone

35.281/481 Tuba

35/282/482 Flute

35/283/483 Oboe

35.284/484 Clarinet

35.285/485 Bassoon

35.286/486 Saxophone

Piano proficiency examination

All Applied track students must exit with an acceptable level of keyboard proficiency. Course 35.302 Keyboard Skills II must be taken to aid in the passage of the required Piano Proficiency exam, but election of 35.302 may not be sufficient in itself to guarantee passage of the exam. Contact the professor of piano at the beginning of the freshman year to sign up for a placement exam.

35.302 Keyboard Skills II

General Education, Free electives

Instrumental majors are encouraged to elect acoustics, 54.106, The Science of Sound, to meet the natural sciences general education requirement.

Either 35.239 Instrumental Conducting or 35.328 Choral Conducting are encouraged.

Majors are also encouraged to take classes outside their specialty to broaden their skills, such as:

35.203 Voice Methods

35.206 String Methods I

35.220 String Methods II

35.207 Brass Methods I

35.208 Brass Methods II

35.209 Percussion Methods

35.232 Woodwinds Methods I

35.232 Woodwinds Methods II

Special requirements for voice students

Voice majors are required to elect nine credits from Languages and Cultures. Other course levels may be recommended instead, as appropriate, for demonstrated language proficiency.


10.100 French I or 10.101 French II

11.100 German I or 11.101 German I

14.101 Italian I

35.305 Special Topics in Music Education- "Diction for Singers"

Additionally, voice majors are encouraged to take 35.235 Opera/Music Theater.