Musical Studies

Bachelor of Arts - Music; Track: Specialization in Musical Studies

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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

1st year15
2nd Year16
3rd year11
4th year4
1st and 2nd year Ensemble Requirements4-14
Music Requirements8
Ensembles 3rd year4-21
Music Requirements for Writing3
Lower Division Writing Expectation3
Upper Division Writing Expectation9
Music Requirements for Mathematics3
Music Requirements for Modern & Classical Languages10
Music Requirements for Expressive Arts3
Music Requirements for Literary & Artistic Studies3
Music Requirements for Historic & Cultural Studies3
Music Requirements for Indigenous & Global Perspectives3
Music Requirements for Natural Sciences6
Total Hours108-135

1st year

Rule: All courses required

Note: 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
Total Hours15

Minimum Required Grade: C-


2nd year

Rule: All courses required

Note: MUSI 295 1 credit each semester for a total of 2 credits first year. MUSI 296 Upper-Division Required Performance must be completed to advance on to upper division classes.

MUSI 205Music Theory III2
MUSI 206Music Theory IV2
MUSI 240Aural Perception III2
MUSI 241Aural Perception IV2
MUSI 295Applied Study II (one credit each semester)2
MUSI 301HMusic History I3
MUSI 302HMusic History II3
Total Hours16

Minimum Required Grade: C-


3rd year

Rule: All courses required

Note: Upper-Division MUSIC Electives should include MUSI 415, MUSI 416, or MUSI 417 for 6 credits. MUSI 395 1 credit Fall semester for the third year.

MUSI 356Form & Analysis I2
MUSI 357Form & Analysis II2
MUSI 395Applied Study III (one credit Fall semester)1
Select 6 credits from the following:6
Music 20th Century to Present
Topics in Music History
Cultural Studies in Music
Total Hours11

Minimum Required Grade: C-


4th year

Rule: All courses required

Note: Upper-Division Music electives required 4 credits. 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
Upper-Division Music electives4
Total Hours4

Minimum Required Grade: C-


1st and 2nd year Ensemble Requirements

Rule: One course each semester

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

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-


Music Requirements

Rule: All courses required

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

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Ensembles 3rd year

Rule: One course each semester

Note: Ensembles required MUSI 308-MUSI 314, MUSI 310, MUSI 362A (guitar principals only), MUSI 491 (piano principals only), one credit each semester for a year total of two credits.

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 III: UM Concert Band
Section 2, University Concert Band:
Band III: UM Concert Band
Section 1, University Orchestra, if designated by the Director, every semester:
Orchestras II: UM
Total Hours1

String majors must register for: 

  • MUSI 308 section 1, University Orchestra, every semester.

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

  • a minimum of 4 credits in MUSI 312 section 1 (University Choir).

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

MUSI 308Orchestras II: UM1
MUSI 310Opera Theatre II1
MUSI 312Choir III1-8
MUSI 314Band III: UM Concert Band1
MUSI 362Chmbr Ens III: UM (guitar principals only)1
MUSI 491Special / Experimental Courses (piano principals only)1-9
Total Hours6-21

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Music Requirements for Writing

Rule: All courses required

WRIT 101College Writing I3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Lower Division Writing Expectation

Rule: All courses required

MUSI 302HMusic History II3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Upper Division Writing Expectation

Rule: All courses required

MUSI 415Music 20th Century to Present3
MUSI 416Topics in Music History3
MUSI 417Cultural Studies in Music3
Total Hours9

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 10 credits

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

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

Minimum Required Grade: C-
 

Music Requirements for Historic & Cultural Studies

Rule: All courses required

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

Minimum Required Grade: C-

3 Total Credits Required


Music Requirements for Indigenous & Global Perspectives

Rule: All courses required

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

MUSI 207HWorld Music (equiv to 307)3
Total Hours3

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

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