Major in Music

Music Major Core

THEORY CORE – (4 Terms, 16 Hours – Theory and Musicianship)
  • MUSC 1201 Theory I (2), MUSC 1203 Theory II (2)
  • MUSC 2201 Theory III (2), MUSC 2203 Theory IV (2)
  • MUSC 1202 Musicianship Skills I (2), MUSC 1204 Musicianship Skills II (2)
  • MUSC 2202 Musicianship Skills III (2), MUSC 2204 Musicianship Skills IV (2)
MUSIC SEMINAR – (2 Terms , 2 Hours – History, Styles, Performance, Vocabulary)
  • MUSC 1301 Music Seminar I (1), MUSC 1302 Music Seminar I (1)
HISTORY AND REPERTOIRE  (2 Terms, 6 hours)
  • MUSC 3301 History and Literature of Music I (3), MUSC 3302 History and Literature of Music II (3)
PRIMARY INSTRUMENT PRIVATE LESSONS (8 Terms, 8 Hours)
  • MUSC 1551 (1), MUSC 1552 (1)
  • MUSC 2551 (1), MUSC 2552 (1)
  • MUSC 3551 (1), MUSC 3552 (1)
  • MUSC 4551 (1), MUSC 4552 (1)
ENSEMBLE REQUIREMENT
  • Major Ensemble (8 Terms, 8 Hours)
  • Minor Ensemble (4 Terms, 4 Hours)
SENIOR CAPSTONE
  • MUSC 4790 Senior Capstone in Music (2)

Required Electives

(Choose 11 hours from the following)
  • MUSC 4310 – 20th Century Music (3)
  • MUSC 3210 – Form and Analysis  (3)
  • MUSC 3710 – Conducting (3)
  • MUSC 3701 – Music Technology (3)
  • MUSC 2430 – Vocal Methods (0.5)
  • MUSC 2410 – Piano Methods (0.5)
  • MUSC 1151 – Music of the World’s Cultures (3)
  • MUSC 2420 – String Methods (0.5)
  • MUSC 2421 – Woodwind Methods  (0.5)
  • MUSC 2422 – Brass Methods  (0.5)
  • MUSC 2423 – Percussion Methods  (0.5)
  • MUSC 3401 – Elem School Music Methods  (2)
  • MUSC 3403 – Elem School Music Methods  (2)
  • MUSC 3405 – Elem School Music Methods   (2)
  • MUSC 3700 – Recital (0.5)
  • MUSC 4210 – Orchestration and Arranging (3)
  • (Additional applied study-can count no more than 4 sh)

Additional Requirements

  • Piano Proficiency – pass exam or take piano class
  • Recital Attendance (0) – every term

Major in Music: Education Certification to Teach Music, K-12

Music Major Core

THEORY CORE – (4 Terms, 16 Hours – Theory and Musicianship)
  • MUSC 1201 Theory I (2), MUSC 1203 Theory II (2)
  • MUSC 2201 Theory III (2), MUSC 2203 Theory IV (2)
  • MUSC 1202 Musicianship Skills I (2), MUSC 1204 Musicianship Skills II (2)
  • MUSC 2202 Musicianship Skills III (2), MUSC 2204 Musicianship Skills IV (2)
MUSIC SEMINAR – (2 Terms , 2 Hours – History, Styles, Performance, Vocabulary)
  • MUSC 1301 Music Seminar I (1), MUSC 1302 Music Seminar I (1)
HISTORY AND REPERTOIRE  (2 Terms, 6 hours)
  • MUSC 3301 History and Literature of Music I (3), MUSC 3302 History and Literature of Music II (3)
PRIMARY INSTRUMENT PRIVATE LESSONS (7 Terms, 7 Hours)
  • MUSC 1551 (1), MUSC 1552 (1)
  • MUSC 2551 (1), MUSC 2552 (1)
  • MUSC 3551 (1), MUSC 3552 (1)
  • MUSC 4551 (1), (Semester of directed teaching)
ENSEMBLE REQUIREMENT
  • Major Ensemble (7 Terms, 7 Hours)
  • Minor Ensemble (4 Terms, 4 Hours)
SENIOR CAPSTONE
  • MUSC 4790 Senior Capstone in Music (2)

Required Music Education, Professional Education, and Psychology

Additional Music Courses
  • MUSC 3710 – Conducting  (3)
  • MUSC 3210 – Form and Analysis (3)
  • MUSC 4210 – Orchestration and Arranging 3)
Music Education
  • MUSC 3401 – Elem School Music Methods (2)
  • MUSC 3402 – Practicum I (1)
  • MUSC 3403 – Elem School Music Methods (2)
  • MUSC 3404 – Practicum II (1)
  • MUSC 3405 – Elem School Music Methods (2)
  • MUSC 3406 – Practicum III (1)
Directed Teaching/Clinical Practice
  • MUSC 4411 – Observation/Assessment (3)
  • MUSC 4412 – Planning (3)
  • MUSC 4413 – Teaching (6)
Prof Ed and Psychology
  • EDUC 201 (Gen Ed) (3)
  • PSYC 201 (Gen Ed) (3)
  • EDUC 350 (Tech) (3)
  • PSYC 212 or 213 (Child or Adolescent) (3)
  • PSYC 303 (Educational) (3)
Methods Courses – Instrumental, Piano, Vocal
  • All MusEd majors take 2.5 sh in Methods classes
  • Choral/Vocal must include 2430 and 2410;
  • Instrumental must include 2430
    • MUSC 2420 – String Methods                  0.5
    • MUSC 2421 – Woodwind Methods           0.5
    • MUSC 2422 – Brass Methods                  0.5
    • MUSC 2423 – Percussion Methods         0.5
    • MUSC 2430 – Vocal Methods                  0.5
    • MUSC 2410 – Piano Methods                  0.5

Additional Requirements

  • Piano Proficiency – pass exam or take piano class
  • Recital Attendance (0) – every term
  • Praxis exams (I, II, PLT) – Licensing exams for teachers

Additional Requirements of Music Majors

  • Recital Attendance every semester: Register for MUSC 1000 (0 sh) every term.
  • Diagnostic Exams: Diagnostic exams are administered to incoming students in keyboard and theory.
  • Applied Music: See catalog for more information regarding special fees for applied music lessons.
  • Piano Proficiency: Students should seek to satisfy the piano proficiency requirements no later than the end of the sophomore year.
  • Second-Year Review: At the end of the second year of applied study at PC, students will perform an extended jury with interview before the faculty. Permission to continue with upper-level study and to perform public solo recitals is granted through this procedure.
  • Ensembles: Music majors must participate in a 1.0 hour ensemble every
    semester. Students will also select a minimum of four 0.5 semester hour ensembles for the major. The final semester of ensemble participation is waived for music education majors.
  • Competency in Music Technology: The department requires that students acquire a basic competency in music technology. A basic introduction to music tech is included in MUSC 1301 and 1302 and the use of notational and aural training software programs is required in music theory and musicianship classes. The use of recording technology and manipulation of audio files is required in applied experiences and in music history classes.

Minor in Music

The minor in music requires 22 hours, including MUSC 1100, 1201, 1202, 1203, and 1204; a minimum of six semesters of applied study in the student’s primary instrument in MUSC 1500; a minimum of six ensemble hours; a minimum of four terms in MUSC 1000; and additional hours from the following courses: MUSC 1301, 1302, 1701, 1702, 1151, 2400, 2420, 2421, 2422, 2423, 2430, 3301, 3302, 3401, 3701, as many as two additional hours in MUSC 1500 or 1510, and as many as two additional hours in ensemble.