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What Music Classes Should Music Majors Take?

All music majors take the Music Core, regardless of emphasis. Other music classes are required depending on the emphasis chosen.

See the suggested sequence of music classes for each emphasis.


STUDIO INSTRUCTION

Take the appropriate studio instruction every semester:

  • MUA 2×1 — (Private Lessons) minimum of four semesters (Prerequisite: music majors only)
  • MUA 4×1 — (Private Lessons) minimum of one semester; must be promoted to this in previous jury (Prerequisite: at least four semesters of 200-level studio instruction plus approval of jury)
  • MUA 498 — (Senior Recital; includes lessons) (Prerequisite: at least one semester of 400-level studio instruction)

ENSEMBLES

Take the appropriate ensemble every semester:

  • MUX 386-399 — must audition for placement; ask your adviser for advice (Prerequisite: audition)

MUSIC THEORY

Take the appropriate music theory class:

  • MU 108 (or placement exam) — offered every fall and some summers (Prerequisite: none)
  • MU 201 & 203 (Music Theory I) — offered every spring (Prerequisite = MU 101 or placement exam)
  • MU 202 & 204 (Music Theory II) — offered every fall (Prerequisite = MU 201 & 203)
  • MU 301 & 303 (Music Theory III) — offered every spring (Prerequisite = MU 202 & 204)

MUSIC HISTORY & LITERATURE

Take the appropriate music literature or music history class:

  • MU 100 (Intro to Music Literature) — offered every semester (Prerequisite: none)
  • MU 311 (Music History I) — offered every fall (Prerequisites: MU 301 and MU 100)
  • MU 312 (Music History II) — offered every spring (Prerequisites: MU 301 and MU 100)

MISCELLANEOUS

Take the appropriate miscellaneous music class:

  • MU 106 (Intro to Music Technology) — offered every fall (Prerequisite: none)
  • MU 325 (Conducting) — offered every fall (Prerequisite: MU 301)

REQUIRED FOR SOME EMPHASES

These courses are required for some emphases, but not all:

Education Emphasis

  • Secondary instruments — ask your advisor
  • MU 302 (Music Theory IV) — offered every other fall (Prerequisite = MU 301 & 303)
  • MU 322 (Diction for Singers) — offered every other fall (Prerequisite = MUA 111 or MUA 211)
  • MU 401 (Form & Analysis) — offered every other fall (Prerequisite = MU 301 & 303)
  • MU 416 (Orchestration) — offered every other fall (Prerequisite = MU 301 & 303)
  • MU 425 (Advanced Conducting) — offered every other spring (Prerequisite: MU 325)
  • MUE 321 (Choral/Instrumental Directed Observation) — offered every fall and spring (Prerequisite: MU 325)
  • MUE 328 (Teaching General Music) — offered every other fall (Prerequisite = MU 301)
  • MUE 428 (Vocal/Choral Methods for Secondary Schools) — offered every other spring (Prerequisite = MU 425)
  • MUE 429 (Organizing and Directing Instrumental Groups in Secondary School) — offered every other spring (Prerequisite = MU 425)

Performance Emphasis

  • MU 302 (Music Theory IV) — offered every other fall (Prerequisite = MU 301 & 303)
  • MU 401 (Form & Analysis) — offered every other fall (Prerequisite = MU 301 & 303)
  • MU 425 (Advanced Conducting) — offered every other spring (Prerequisite: MU 325)
  • MUA 499 — (Graduate Emphasis Recital; includes lessons) (Prerequisite: MUA 498 and at least one additional semester of 400-level studio instruction after MUA 498)

Jazz Emphasis

  • MUJ 131 — (Jazz Piano Lessons) minimum of two semesters (Prerequisite: none)
  • MUJ 2×1 — minimum of three semesters (Prerequisite: music majors only)
  • MUJ 498 — Senior Jazz Recital (includes lessons) (Prerequisite: at least three semesters of MUJ 2×1)
  • MU 205 (Jazz Theory) — offered every other fall (Prerequisite = MU 201)
  • MU 317 (Jazz Arranging) — offered every other spring (Prerequisite = MU 205)
  • MU 316 (History & Appreciation of Jazz) — offered every other spring (Prerequisite: MU 100)
  • MU 308 (Jazz Improvisation I) — offered every other fall (Prerequisite = )
  • MU 309 (Jazz Improvisation II) — offered every other spring (Prerequisite = )

Music Technology Emphasis

  • MU 306 (Music Technology) — offered every other spring (Prerequisites = MU 106 & EE 100)
  • MU 404 (Music Technology Individual Projects) — offered every semester (Prerequisite = MU 306)
  • MU 406 (Internship in Music Technology) — offered every semester (Prerequisite = MU 306)