Music Major (BM)

Areas of Emphasis

Students must complete requirements in one of the following areas of emphasis:

  • Music Education: Pre-K-12 Instrumental and General Music
  • Music Education: Pre-K-12 Choral and General Music
  • Instrumental Performance
  • Vocal Performance

Music Education: Pre-K-12 Instrumental and General Music 

Supporting Courses32-35
Music Technology Tools
Ear Training and Sight Singing I
Ear Training and Sight Singing II
Music Theory I
Music Theory II
Advanced Sight Singing and Ear Training
Music Theory III
Music Theory IV
Elementary Voice I
Elementary Guitar
Keyboard Requirement:
Keyboard Musicianship I
and Keyboard Musicianship II
and Keyboard Musicianship III
and Keyboard Musicianship IV
Advanced Keyboard Musicianship
First Semester Applied (complete 2 credits):
Keyboard Lessons 1
Instrumental Lessons 1
Second Semester Applied (complete 2 credits):
Keyboard Lessons 2
Instrumental Lessons 2
Third Semester Applied (complete 2 credits):
Keyboard Lessons 3
Instrumental Lessons 3
Fourth Semester Applied (complete 2 credits):
Keyboard Lessons 4
Instrumental Lessons 4
Major Ensemble (complete a total of 4 credits):
Bands and Orchestra
Improvisation-choose one:
Introduction to Jazz Theory and Improvisation
Jazz Combo
New Music Ensemble
Vocal Jazz Ensemble
Hand Drumming Ensemble
Jazz Combo
New Music Ensemble
Vocal Jazz Ensemble
Hand Drumming Ensemble
Upper-Level Courses36
Teaching Music in the Middle and Secondary Schools
Teaching General Music in the Elementary and Middle Schools
Junior Recital
Basic Conducting
Woodwind Techniques
Brass Techniques
String Techniques
Percussion Techniques
Instrumental Conducting and Rehearsal Techniques
Music History I
Music History II
World Music
Minor Ensemble (complete 2 credits):
Jazz Combo
Jazz Ensemble
Woodwind Ensemble
Brass Ensemble
Contemporary Percussion Ensemble
New Music Ensemble
Chamber Singers
Vocal Jazz Ensemble
Opera Workshop
Hand Drumming Ensemble
Keyboard Accompanying
Jazz Combo
Jazz Ensemble
Woodwind Ensemble
Brass Ensemble
Contemporary Percussion Ensemble
New Music Ensemble
Chamber Singers
Vocal Jazz Ensemble
Opera Workshop
Hand Drumming Ensemble
Major Ensemble (complete 2 credits):
Bands and Orchestra
Fifth Semester Applied (complete 2 credits):
Keyboard Lessons 5
Instrumental Lessons 5
Sixth Semester Applied (complete 2 credits): Must perform half recital
Keyboard Lessons 6
Instrumental Lessons 6
Upper-Level History Theory Elective
Seminar in Music Literature
Materials and Design
Total Credits68-71

Music Education: Pre-K-12 Choral and General Music

Supporting Courses31-34
Music Technology Tools
Ear Training and Sight Singing I
Ear Training and Sight Singing II
Music Theory I
Music Theory II
Advanced Sight Singing and Ear Training
Music Theory III
Music Theory IV
Elementary Guitar
Keyboard Requirement:
Keyboard Musicianship I
and Keyboard Musicianship II
and Keyboard Musicianship III
and Keyboard Musicianship IV
Advanced Keyboard Musicianship
Applied Lessons (8 credits required):
Voice Lessons 1
Voice Lessons 2
Voice Lessons 3
Voice Lessons 4
Major Ensemble (complete 4 credits):
University Singers
Concert Choir
Improvisation-choose one:
Introduction to Jazz Theory and Improvisation
Jazz Combo
New Music Ensemble
Vocal Jazz Ensemble
Hand Drumming Ensemble
Jazz Combo
New Music Ensemble
Vocal Jazz Ensemble
Hand Drumming Ensemble
Upper-Level Courses36
Teaching Music in the Middle and Secondary Schools
Teaching General Music in the Elementary and Middle Schools
Junior Recital
Diction for Singers I
Basic Conducting
Choral Conducting and Rehearsal Techniques
Music History I
Music History II
World Music
Choral / Vocal Techniques (3 credits required):
Choral/Vocal Techniques
Applied Lessons (4 credits required):
Voice Lessons 5
Voice Lessons 6 Must Perform Half Recital
Minor Ensemble (complete 2 credits):
Jazz Combo
Jazz Ensemble
Woodwind Ensemble
Brass Ensemble
Contemporary Percussion Ensemble
New Music Ensemble
Chamber Singers
Vocal Jazz Ensemble
Opera Workshop
Hand Drumming Ensemble
Keyboard Accompanying
Jazz Combo
Jazz Ensemble
Woodwind Ensemble
Brass Ensemble
Contemporary Percussion Ensemble
New Music Ensemble
Chamber Singers
Vocal Jazz Ensemble
Opera Workshop
Hand Drumming Ensemble
Major Ensemble (complete 2 credits):
University Singers
Concert Choir
Upper-Level History/Theory Elective
Seminar in Music Literature
Materials and Design
Total Credits67-70

Instrumental Performance

Supporting Courses28-31
Ear Training and Sight Singing I
Ear Training and Sight Singing II
Music Theory I
Music Theory II
Advanced Sight Singing and Ear Training
Music Theory III
Music Theory IV
Keyboard Requirement:
Keyboard Musicianship I
and Keyboard Musicianship II
and Keyboard Musicianship III
and Keyboard Musicianship IV
Advanced Keyboard Musicianship
First Semester Applied (2 credits):
Keyboard Lessons 1
Instrumental Lessons 1
Second Semester Applied (2 credits):
Keyboard Lessons 2
Instrumental Lessons 2
Third Semester Applied (2 credits):
Keyboard Lessons 3
Instrumental Lessons 3
Fourth Semester Applied (2 credits):
Keyboard Lessons 4
Instrumental Lessons 4
Major Ensemble (complete 4 credits):
Bands and Orchestra
Upper-Level Courses45
Junior Recital
Senior Recital
Basic Conducting
Music History I
Music History II
World Music
Jazz History
Seminar in Music Literature
Materials and Design
Fifth Semester Applied (3 credits):
Keyboard Lessons 5
Instrumental Lessons 5
Sixth Semester Applied (3 credits): Must perform full recital
Keyboard Lessons 6
Instrumental Lessons 6
Seventh Semester Applied (3 credits):
Keyboard Lessons 7
Instrumental Lessons 7
Eighth Semester Applied (3 credits): Must perform full recital
Keyboard Lessons 8
Instrumental Lessons 8
Major Ensemble (complete 4 credits):
Bands and Orchestra
Minor Ensemble (complete 2 credits):
Jazz Combo
Jazz Ensemble
Woodwind Ensemble
Brass Ensemble
Contemporary Percussion Ensemble
New Music Ensemble
Hand Drumming Ensemble
Keyboard Accompanying
Jazz Combo
Jazz Ensemble
Woodwind Ensemble
Brass Ensemble
Contemporary Percussion Ensemble
New Music Ensemble
Hand Drumming Ensemble
Music Electives (choose 6 credits):
Music Technology Systems
Jazz Improvisation
Choral/Vocal Techniques
Woodwind Techniques
Brass Techniques
String Techniques
Choral Conducting and Rehearsal Techniques
Percussion Techniques
Instrumental Conducting and Rehearsal Techniques
Advanced Composition
Jazz Arranging
Seminar in Music Literature (may be repeated with different topic)
Total Credits73-76

Vocal Performance  

Supporting Courses28
Ear Training and Sight Singing I
Ear Training and Sight Singing II
Music Theory I
Music Theory II
Advanced Sight Singing and Ear Training
Music Theory III
Music Theory IV
Keyboard Requirement:
Keyboard Musicianship I
and Keyboard Musicianship II
and Keyboard Musicianship III
and Keyboard Musicianship IV
Advanced Keyboard Musicianship
Applied Lessons (8 credits required):
Voice Lessons 1
Voice Lessons 2
Voice Lessons 3
Voice Lessons 4
Major Ensemble (complete 4 credits):
University Singers
Concert Choir
Foreign Language Requirement
Vocal Performance student must complete 3 semesters of any combination of Italian, French and German language courses
Upper-Level Courses47
Junior Recital
Senior Recital
Diction for Singers I
Diction for Singers II
Choral/Vocal Techniques (Vocal Pedagogy)
Choral/Vocal Techniques (Choral Arranging)
Basic Conducting
Music History I
Music History II
World Music
Jazz History
Seminar in Music Literature
Materials and Design
Fifth Semester Applied (3 credits):
Voice Lessons 5
Sixth Semester Applied (3 credits):
Voice Lessons 6 Must perform full recital
Seventh Semester Applied ( 3 credits):
Voice Lessons 7
Eighth Semester Applied (3 credits):
Voice Lessons 8 Must perform full recital
Major Ensemble (complete 4 credits):
University Singers
Concert Choir
Minor Ensemble (2 credits):
New Music Ensemble
Chamber Singers
Vocal Jazz Ensemble
Opera Workshop
Keyboard Accompanying
New Music Ensemble
Chamber Singers
Opera Workshop
Music Electives (complete 2 credits):
Music Technology Systems
Jazz Improvisation
Choral/Vocal Techniques (if not required above)
Choral Conducting and Rehearsal Techniques
Instrumental Conducting and Rehearsal Techniques
Advanced Composition
Jazz Arranging
Seminar in Music Literature (may be repeated with a different topic)
Total Credits75