School of Music

Keyboard

Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

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History and Literature

Curriculum prior to Summer 2015
Curriculum for Catalog Year Summer 2015 and later

History and Literature (Ethnomusicology)

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Curriculum for Catalog Year Summer 2015 and later

Theory and Composition

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Music

Curriculum prior to Summer 2015
Curriculum for Catalog Year Summer 2015 and later

Bachelor of Music (BM)

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Composition

Cirriculum prior to Summer 2015
Cirriculum for catelog year Summer 2015 and later
 

Freshman first semester (14 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUT 1121 Music Theory (1)
3
MVK 1111 Secondary Piano (1)
1
MV_ 141_ Performance Principal
2
MUN 1000 Level Ensemble
1
MUC 1211 Composition Skills (1)
1
MUS 1010 Recital Attendance
0
HUM 2305 What is the Good Life (GE-H)
3
Composition (GE-C)
3

*Piano majors should take MVK 3702, Accompanying instead of a 1000 level ensemble (MUN).

*Voice majors should complete MUS2211/2241/2231/2221 during their first year

Freshman second semester (17 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUT 1122 Music Theory (2)
3
MVK 1112 Secondary Piano (2)
1
MV_ 141_ Performance Principal
2
MUN 1000 Level Ensemble
1
MUC 1212 Composition Skills (2)
1
MUS 1010 Recital Attendance
0
MUS 1360 Intro to Music Technology
3
Social/Behavioral Science (GE-S)
3
Mathematics (GE-M)
3

*Piano majors should take MVK 3702, Accompanying instead of a 1000 level ensemble (MUN).

*Voice majors should complete MUS2211/2241/2231/2221 during their first year

Sophomore first semester (17 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUT 2126 Music Theory (3)
3
MVK 2221 Secondary Piano (3)
1
MV_ 242_ Performance Principal
2
MUN 1000 Level Ensemble
1
MUS 1010 Recital Attendance
0
MUC 2101 Composition Skills (3)
1
Physical Science (GE-P)
3
Social/Behavioral Science (GE-S)
3
Mathematics (GE-M)
3
Sophomore second semester (14 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUT 2127 Music Theory (4)
3
MVK 2222 Secondary Piano (4)
1
MV_ 242_ Performance Principal
2
MUN 1000 Level Ensemble
1
MUS 1010 Recital Attendance
0
MUC 2102 Composition Skills (4)
1
Biological Science (GE-B)
3
MUH 2501/3530/3541 (GE-H, N)
3
Junior first semester (15 credits)
Courses
Credits
MV_ 343_ Performance Principal
2
MUN 3000 Level Ensemble
1
MUS 1010 Recital Attendance
0
MUC 3231 Composition I
3
MUT 3611 Form and Analysis 1+ OR MUT 4401 Counterpoint 1++
3
MUT 3321 Arr. For Voices/Inst
3
MUC 4313 Intro to Electroacoustic Music
3

+Even years only (00,02, 04, etc.)

++Odd years only (01, 03, 05 etc.)

Junior second semester (13 credits)
Courses
Credits
MV_ 343_ Performance Principal
2
MV_ 3970 Junior Recital
1
MUN 3000 Level Ensemble
1
MUS 1010 Recital Attendance
0
MUC 3232 Composition 2
3
MUT 3612 Form and Analysis 2++ OR MUT 4402 Counterpoint 2+
3
MUH 3211 History of Music (1)(GE-H, N
3

+Even years only (00, 02, 04, etc.)

++Odd years only (01, 03, 05 etc.)

Senior first semester (15 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUH 3212 History of Music (2)(GE-H, N)
3
MUN 3000 Level Ensemble
1
MUC 4241 Composition or MUC 4401 Comp. Of Elec. Music
3
MUG 4104 Conducting I
2
MUT 3611 Form and Analysis 1 OR MUT 4401 Counterpoint 1
3
Social/Behavioral Science (GE-S)
3
Senior second semester (15 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUH 3213 History of Music (3)(GE-H, N)
3
MUN 3000 Level Ensemble
1
MUT 3612 Form and Analysis 2++ OR MUT 4402 Counterpoint 2+
3
MUT 4601 Score Reading
2
Senior Composition Project
2
Senior Composition Recital
1
MUT 3322 Scoring for Band and Orchestra+
3

+Even years only (00,02, 04, etc.)

++Odd years only (01, 03, 05 etc.)

Theory

Cirriculum prior to Summer 2015
Cirriculum for catelog year Summer 2015 and later

Performance - Instrumental

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Curriculum for catalog year Summer 2015 and later

Combination with Outside Field

This curriculum is designed for students who desire a Bachelor of Music degree, but who also wish to venture into other areas of study and earn a second bachelor’s degree. A number of programs in the colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences; Business Administration; Design, Construction and Planning; Education; Engineering; Health and Human Performance; Public Health and Health Professions; Journalism and Communications; Liberal Arts and Sciences; and the School of Natural Resources and Environment, are available to the students to select from. The goal of this degree track is to able to student to complete all course work for both major in 4 years (with the exception of 5 year Engineering degrees).

Students who are interested in double majoring in music and another field will start with their required course work for music (also known as "tracking requirements") and gradually integrate the 2nd major tracking courses into their schedules during the first 4 semesters. Students often times can "double dip", taking not only the 2nd major required course work but also the general education courses. For example, music and psychology major can take PSY 2012 General Psychology, as a required tracking course for psychology and also to meet the requirement for "Social and Behavioral Sciences" general education course.

Psychology tracking states that the below courses should be completed by the end of semester 5*:

  • PSY 2012 General Psychology
  • One additional psychology course
  • One of the foundation-level courses
  • STA 2023
  • One of BSC 2007, 2008 or 2010
  • Either MAC 1147 or both MAC 1140 and MAC 1114

*certain GPA will be required at the end of each term

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Based on this recommendation seen above, a student will be on track for music and psychology without any problems by the end of their first year. The remainder of 3 courses in Psychology can be taken either the freshman summer or spread to fall and spring terms of sophomore year.

Once the student has met all the tracking requirements (course work and GPA) for the 2nd major, he/she can officially apply to declare their 2nd major. If you have any questions about double majoring with music and another field, please contact music admissions.

Cirriculum prior to Summer 2015
Cirriculum for catelog year Summer 2015 and later

Bachelor of Music Education (BME)
Master of Music (MM)
Music Performance
degree requirements (32 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUS 6716 Research and Bibliography
3
MUS 6973* Individual Project
3
MUT 6629 Analytical Techniques
3
MUT 6000/7000
3
MUH/MUL 6000/7000
3
MUH/MUL/MUR 6000/7000
3
MVO 6460 Performance Principal
6-9
Approved Electives (a minimum of two hours must be in ensembles)
5-8

*Graduate recital in lieu of written thesis.

Secondary Concentration
Choral Conducting (12 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUG 6105 Graduate
6
MUS 6973 Individual Project
3
MUH/MUL/MUT 6000/7000 Approved Courses
3
Secondary Concentration
Composition (9 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUC 6930 Graduate Composition
6
MUC 5000/6000/7000 Elective
3
Secondary Concentration
Instrumental Conducting (12 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUG 6105 Graduate
6
MUS 6973 Individual Project
3
MUH/MUL/MUT 6000/7000 Approved Courses
3
Secondary Concentration
Ethnomusicology (11 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUH 5505 Introduction to Ethnomusicology
3
MUH/MUL 5/6/7000 Approved Courses***
6
MUN 6496 World Music Ensemble
2

***An original research project in one of the MUH courses will be required.

Secondary Concentration
Music History and Literature (12 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUH 5684 Introduction to History Musicology
3
MUH/MUL 5/6/7000 Approved Courses***
9

MUS 6716 Research Methods is a prerequisite for entrance into the concentration. Reading and/or speaking knowledge of an appropriate foreign language is strongly recommended. Also fulfills MUH/MUL course requirements in the first concentration.

***An original research project in one of the MUH courses will be required.

Secondary Concentration
Music Theory (9 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUT 6751 Pedagogy of Music Theory
3
MUT 6936 Music Theory Seminar
3
MUT6000/7000 elective*
3

*in addition to MUT 3 Credit requirements in the first concentration

Secondary Concentration
Sacred Music (9 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUT 6531 or 6445 Figured Bass and Continuo or Advanced Counterpoint
3
MUR 6206 Survey of Hymnody
3
MUR 6705 Sacred Music Literature
3

* This secondary concentration is only available for Performance and Conducting.

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