Music History

Bachelor of Arts - Music; Track: Specialization in Music History

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College of Visual & Perf Arts

Degree Specific Credits: 51

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.75

Catalog Year: 2017-2018

Note: 511 Credits of non-Music major courses (36 credits Must be in the College of Arts and Sciences)

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51 Credits in Music

All degrees require 39 upper division credits. 

General Education Requirements

Information regarding these requirements can be found in the General Education Section of the catalog. 

Summary

First year18
2nd year14
3rd year10
4th year5
Upper Division Writing Expectation3
1st year Ensemble Requirements4-14
Lower Division Writing Expectation3
Music Requirements for Writing3-6
Music Requirements for Mathematics3
Music Requirements for Modern & Classical Languages10
Music Requirements for Expressive Arts3
Music Requirements for Literary & Artistic Studies8
Music Requirements for Historic & Cultural Studies3
Music Requirements for Indigenous & Global Perspectives3
Music Requirements for Natural Sciences6
Total Hours96-109

First year

Rule: All courses required

Note: 1st year requirements:

  • MUSI 195 1 credit each semester for a total of 2 credits first year.
MUSI 105Music Theory I2
MUSI 106Music Theory II2
MUSI 135AKeyboard Skills I1
MUSI 136AKeyboard Skills II1
MUSI 140Aural Perception I2
MUSI 141Aural Perception II2
MUSI 195Applied Study I (one credit each semester)2
MUSI 202LIntro to Music Literature3
MUSI 207HWorld Music (equiv to 307) (equiv to 307)3
Total Hours18

Minimum Required Grade: C-


2nd year

Rule: All courses required

Note: 2nd year Required: MUSI 296-01 Upper-Division Required Performance is required by the end for 2nd year of study to advance to upper division classes.

MUSI 205Music Theory III2
MUSI 206Music Theory IV2
MUSI 240Aural Perception III2
MUSI 241Aural Perception IV2
MUSI 301HMusic History I3
MUSI 302HMusic History II3
Total Hours14

Minimum Required Grade: C-


3rd year

Rule: All courses required

Note: 3rd year required: MUSI 416 or MUSI 417 for 3 credits is required.

MUSI 356Form & Analysis I2
MUSI 357Form & Analysis II2
MUSI 415Music 20th Century to Present3
MUSI 416Topics in Music History3
or MUSI 417 Cultural Studies in Music
Total Hours10

Minimum Required Grade: C-


4th year

Rule: All courses required

Note: 4th year required:

All students majoring in music are required to attend in a minimum of 100 approved recitals/concerts prior to graduation. During the 4th year in an undergraduate degree program and upon completion of this requirement, students should register for MUSI 388, 0 cr.

MUSI 388Concert Attendance UM0
MUSI 416Topics in Music History3
or MUSI 417 Cultural Studies in Music
MUSI 499Senior Recital/Capstone Pjt (two credits Spring semester)2
Total Hours5

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Upper Division Writing Expectation

Rule: One course for 3 credits

Select one of the following:3
Music 20th Century to Present
Topics in Music History
Cultural Studies in Music
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


1st year Ensemble Requirements

Rule: One course each semester

Note: MUSI 108A-MUSI 114A, MUSI 162A (guitar principals only), MUSI 191 (piano principals only), one credit each semester for a total of two credits 1st year.

All majors seeking an undergraduate degree in music and who are registered for 5 or more credits must participate in an ensemble specified by their degree curriculum each semester of residence of the regular school year. (See specific curricula for maximum ensemble credits applicable toward minimum degree requirements.)

Majors whose principal performance area is wind/percussion must register for:

Select one of the following sections:1
Section 1, Symphonic Wind Ensemble:
Band: UM Concert Band
Section 2, University Concert Band:
Band: UM Concert Band
Section 1, University Orchestra, if designated by the Director, every semester:
Orchestra: UMSO
Total Hours1

String majors must register for:

  • MUSI 108A section 1, University Orchestra, every semester. 

B.M., Vocal Performance, and B.A., voice, majors must register for: 

  • a minimum of 4 credits in MUSI 112A section 1 (University Choir).

Ensemble requirements for piano and organ are listed separately for each curriculum.

MUSI 108AOrchestra: UMSO1
MUSI 110AOpera Theatre I1
MUSI 112AChoir1
MUSI 114ABand: UM Concert Band1
MUSI 162AChamber Ensembles I (guitar principals only)1
MUSI 191Special / Experimental Courses (piano principals only)1-9
Total Hours6-14

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Lower Division Writing Expectation

Rule: All courses required

Note: Lower- Division Writing Expectation MUSI 302H

MUSI 302HMusic History II3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Music Requirements for Writing

Rule: All courses required

WRIT 101College Writing I3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Music Requirements for Mathematics

Rule: All courses required

Note: Mathematics - M Course 100 or above

Minimum Required Grade: C-

3 Total Credits Required


Music Requirements for Modern & Classical Languages

Rule: All courses required

Note: MCLL (Modern and Classical Languages and Literature) Foreign Languages for 10 credits Exemption from Modern and Classical Language Requirement - Symbolic Systems MUSI 105, MUSI 106, MUSI 140, MUSI 141 

Minimum Required Grade: C-

10 Total Credits Required


Music Requirements for Expressive Arts

Rule: All courses required

Note: Expressive Arts - A Courses - (min. 3 credits) Ensembles and Sec. Lessons taken each semester satisfies this requirement. 

Minimum Required Grade: C-

3 Total Credits Required


Music Requirements for Literary & Artistic Studies

Rule: All courses required

Literary and Artistic Studies - L Courses - (min. 3 credits) MUSI 202L taken in 1st year satisfies this requirement.

GH 151LIntroduction to Western Humanities Antiquity3
GH 152LIntroduction to the Humanities Medieval to Modern3
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Music Requirements for Historic & Cultural Studies

Rule: All courses required

Note: Group VI and Group IX: Historical and Cultural Studies and American and European Perspectives - H/Y Courses - (min. 3 credits) MUSI 301H and MUSI 302H 

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Music Requirements for Indigenous & Global Perspectives

Rule: All courses required

Note: Indigenous and Global Perspectives - (min. 3 credits) MUSI 207H

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Music Requirements for Natural Sciences

Rule: All courses required

Note: Group XI: Natural Science (for this perspective, 6 credits required and at least one course Must include a lab experience)

Minimum Required Grade: C-

6 Total Credits Required

This is an advising track only and not an official program as recognized by the University of Montana (UM) or the Montana University System. This information will not appear on your UM transcript, diploma, university lists, student data system, or university publication. You do not fill out a major change for a track.