School of Music

BA in Music | BM-Specialization: All Level Cert. Instrumental| BM-Specialization: All Level Cert. Instrumental-String | BM-Specialization All level Cert.-Choral | BM-Specialization: Instrumental Performance| BM-Specialization: Vocal Performance | BM-Specialization:Piano Performance | BM-Specialization: Composition | BM Music Therapy | Minor in Music | Course Descriptions


 

Accredited by National Association of Schools of Music

 Director: Dr. Scott D. Plugge     (936) 294-3808

FacultyRandy AdamsMario Aschauer, Wayne Barrett, Patricia Card, James Cho, Kevin Clifton, David Cole, John Crabtree, Kathy Daniel, Robert Daniel, Colin Davis, Peggy DeMers, Josu De SolaunDeborah DunhamDenise EatonDavid Englert, James Franklin, Nicole Franklin,  Brian GibbsMelissa Givens, Naomi Gjevre, Rebecca GrimesBruce Hall, Brian Herrington, Matt Holm, Henry HoweyRobert HuntDavid Ikard, Roger Keele, Kyle Kindred, Nathan KochJames Johnson, Mary Kay Lake, John Lane, Nicholas Lockey, Seth McAdow, John McCroskey, Matthew McInturf, Christopher Michel, Karen MillerAlejandro MontielJammieca Mott, Sheryl Murphy-Manley, Ben OsborneJonathan Pasternack, Paula PageJoseph Patrick, Amanda PeppingAnna Petrova, Javier Pinell, Scott PluggeDebbie Rawlins, Ilonka Rus-EderyDaniel Saenz, Aric SchnellerMasahito SugiharaLex Valk, Michael Walsh, Steve Warkentin, Dawson White

Website: For faculty specialties, please see www.shsu.edu/~music

Mission

The Sam Houston State University School of Music exists as a community of musician-educators whose mission is:

  • To educate and train students for lives of service and contribution — as teachers, performers, composers, therapists and scholars;
  • To provide and nurture a nucleus of musical life for the larger community;
  • To educate the university student population regarding music’s intrinsic value as a part of the human experience and its central role in human culture;
  • To mutually encourage one another in professional growth and attainment.

Our mission encompasses a variety of programs and curricula, traditional and innovative which are regularly examined for effectiveness, quality and relevance. It includes our commitment to a combination of:

  • Classroom studies in music;
  • The live performance of music both individually and collectively, as central to music study, development and knowledge.

As an integral part of our mission, we commit ourselves to continuing steps toward realizing the full potential of community, both as teachers and as colleagues; further, we commit to interaction with our students that emphasizes personal attention and interest in their total musical/intellectual development.

Academic Programs

Bachelor of Arts in Music:

Bachelor of Music:

Bachelor of Music:

Minor in Music

The School of Music offers instruction in the following applied areas (audition required): Bassoon, Clarinet, Euphonium, Flute, Guitar, Harp, Horn, Oboe, Organ, Percussion, Piano, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Saxophone, String Bass, Viola, Violin, Violoncello, and Voice.

Highlights

All music majors receive training in applied music, music theory, music history, and, where appropriate, professional training specific to a particular field. Each student receives private instruction in his or her principal applied area (such as piano, trumpet, or voice), participates in musical ensembles (such as wind ensemble, orchestra, choir, or jazz band), and is afforded a multitude of opportunities to grow and develop as a musician. Students develop keyboard skills in a state-of-the-art piano lab and have their musical training enhanced in a Computer Assisted Instruction lab.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the School of Music are successfully employed around the state, the nation, and internationally as:

  • music educators
  • music therapists
  • music performers
  • music scholars
  • music composers
  • music industry leaders

Student Organizations

Numerous student organizations actively promote enrichment across a wide array of musical interests.
American Choral Directors Association — national organization for choral directors
American String Teachers Association/Symphony Association — the group’s membership consists of string students at Sam Houston State University and was organized to support string pedagogy on the SHSU campus.
Music Educators National Conference — national organization for music education. Membership in this student chapter is open to music education majors.
Mu Tau Omega — student organization for music therapy. Membership open to interested students committed to the study and/or advancement of music therapy in community, educational, and clinical settings.
Phi Mu Alpha — international music fraternity for men. Provides valuable service to the school and community.
Pi Kappa Lambda — national music honor society. Invitation to membership is limited to the top students from the junior, senior, and graduate classes by vote of the faculty members of Pi Kappa Lambda.
Sigma Alpha Iota — international music fraternity for women. Provides valuable service to the school and community.
Tau Beta Sigma — national band sorority. Supports band studies and provides valuable support service to instrumental ensembles and to the school.

Internships

Following the completion of all coursework, the music therapy student must fulfill a 900-1040 hour (five-six month) clinical internship at an AMTA national roster internship site or an SHSU university-affiliated internship site. The intern must be supervised on-site by a qualified and approved MT-BC supervisor. The internship is the final requirement for graduating with the bachelor’s degree in music therapy. Once it has been completed, the individual is eligible to sit for the board certification examination. A passing grade on the exam will result in board certification and the credentials MT-BC.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available both from the School of Music and from the University to support student study. For more information regarding scholarships, prospective or current students should contact the Director of the School of Music. Information on University scholarships may be obtained at the Office of Financial Aid or by telephone (936) 294-1672. Interested persons may also gather more information from the School of Music website.

Music scholarships are awarded for participation in ensembles. All students awarded a music scholarship are required to perform in ensembles.  Scholarship students will audition and perform in ensembles as required.

Program Specific Requirements

General Requirements for Music Majors — Students desiring to major in music must have previous musical experience.

Audition — All students entering the School of Music as music majors or minors must audition in their major performance area and be accepted for a specific degree plan (e.g. Bachelor of Music: Performance, Music Education/Teacher Certification, Composition; Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy, music minor). Music therapy majors must also schedule and pass an interview with the Director of Music Therapy.

Grades — Students must receive a grade of “C” or better in all courses required in the major. If they receive a grade lower than a “C” they will be placed on academic probation until they retake the course with the “C” or better grade.

Jury — All students enrolled in applied classes (private studio instruction) must take jury examinations at the end of each semester.

Ensemble — All students enrolled in applied classes should perform in an ensemble.

Sophomore barrier — Before students majoring in music are allowed to enroll for 300-level courses in applied music, they must pass a proficiency examination/barrier. The exam is normally administered at the end of their fourth semester of study. NOTE: students are given/allowed three opportunities to pass the barrier. If they do not pass by the third attempt, they cannot continue as music majors.

Piano proficiency — Students must pass a proficiency examination in piano. Students who do not have the requisite skills may enroll in piano classes. Completion of the piano classes with a grade of “C” or better meets the skills requirement for the piano proficiency.

Concert attendance — Students are required to attend 12 performances (from a specified list) each semester for six semesters in all undergraduate Bachelor of Music major tracks. Transfer students may receive a credit or waiver for up to three semesters. Details of this requirement are printed in the School of Music Student Handbook.

Large ensemble — Enrollment in a large ensemble is expected of full-time music majors each fall and spring semester. Music therapy majors must enroll in an ensemble for 6 semesters.  The minimum requirement is seven semesters for B.M. Music Education/Teacher Certification track; eight semesters for other B.M. tracks; and six semesters for Music Therapy majors.

  • For piano principals (non-performance majors), Collaborative Piano (ENS 110 <MUEN 1110>/310 <3110>) will satisfy a portion of this requirement.
  • For piano performance majors, Collaborative Piano (ENS 110 <MUEN 1110>/310 <3110>) satisfies the major ensemble requirement.
  • Further details are printed in the School of Music Student Handbook.
  • Freshmen and sophomore students enroll in 100 <1000> and 200 <2000>-level ensembles; juniors and seniors enroll in 300 <3000> and 400 <4000>-level ensembles.

Curriculum

University Core (42 Hours)
Component Area 1 
    6 hours
Component Area 2   
    3 hours
Component Area 3    
    8 hours
Component Area 4   
9 hours
Component Area 5      
   15 hours
Component Area 6   
  1 hour

 

Required Courses for Majors

Bachelor of Arts in Music
General Music Track                                   120 hours

Bachelor of Arts in Music - General Music Track
Performance Track 120 hours
Composition Track 120 hours
Music Education/Teacher Certification Track        130-133 hours


Bachelor of Music in
Music Therapy                                         130-133 hours

Minor in Music                                          20 hours

Bachelor of Arts in Music


General Music Core: 20 hours

MUS 111X <MUSI 1181> SCH 1
MUS 112x <MUSI 1182> SCH 1
MUS 122 <MUSI 1222> SCH 2
MUS 123 <MUSI 1223> SCH 2
MUS 124 <MUSI 1224> SCH 2
MUS 125 <MUSI 1225> SCH 2
MUS 138W <MUSI 2348W> SCH 2 (MUS 138W <MUSI 2348> counts toward Component Area 4)
MUS 222 <MUSI 2222> SCH 2
MUS 224 <MUSI 2224> SCH 2
MUS 376 or 377 <MUSI 3376 or 3377> SCH 3


Ensembles 4 hours (with advisor and conductor/director/faculty approval)

ENS 111/311 <MUEN 111/3111>   SCH 1  
ENS 116/316 <MUEN 116/3116>   SCH 1  
ENS 216/416 <MUEN 2116/4116>   SCH 1  
ENS 117/317 <MUEN 1117/2117>    SCH 1  
ENS 110 <MUEN 1110>   SCH 1  

Note: 2 hours must be advanced.

Studio Instruction 12 hours

APPLIED LESSONS LOWER LEVEL SCH 2 (8)
APPLIED LESSONS ADVANCED SCH 2 (4)


Performance and music electives 15 hours

ENS 110 <MUEN 1110> SCH 1
ENS 111/211 <MUEN 111/3111> SCH 1
ENS 115 <MUEN 1115> SCH 1
ENS 116/316 <MUEN 116/3116> SCH 1
ENS 216/416 <MUEN 2116/4116> SCH 1
ENS 117/317 <MUEN 1117/2117>  SCH 1
ENS 118/318 <MUEN 1118> SCH 1
ENS 119/319 <MUEN 1119/3119> SCH 1

Note: Not more than 4 additional ENS or MUS 118/119 <MUSI 1118/1119> hours can be counted toward the degree.
                                               

MUS 223 <MUSI 2223> SCH 2
MUS 226 <MUSI 2226> SCH 2
>APPLIED LESSONS:ADVANCED SCH 2
MUS 362 <MUSI 3362> SCH 3
MUS 363 <MUSI 3363> SCH 3
MUS 377 <MUSI 3377> SCH 3
MUS 424 <MUSI 4224> SCH 2
MUS 474 <MUSI 3374> SCH 3

Note: 14 hours must be advanced level. Other courses may be recommended by an advisor and must be approved by the Director, School of Music.

Note: All BA Degrees require 12-14 semester hours of foreign language (same language)

Free Electives 19 hours
These are courses from the University’s catalog that can apply to the required number of hours required for the BA. These electives must include at least 19 hours of advanced (300 <3000> and 400 <4000>-level) courses or enough to meet the university's 42 advanced hour minimum.

3 Digit to 4 Digit Crosswalk

Bachelor of Arts - Major in Music
SHSU Course Number Hours Recommended Sequence
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication) 6 Freshman
Component Area II (Mathematics) 3 Freshman
Component Area III (Natural Sciences) 8 Sophomore
Component Area IV (Humanities/Visual/Performing Arts)1 9 Sophomore
Component Area V (Social/Behavioral Sciences) 15 Junior
Component Area VI (Institutionally Designated Option) 1 Junior
Major Core 20 HOURS
MUS 111X <MUSI 1181> 1 Freshman
MUS 112X <MUSI 1182> 1 Freshman
MUS 122 <MUSI 1222> 2 Freshman
MUS 123 <MUSI 1223> 2 Freshman
MUS 124 <MUSI 1224> 2 Freshman
MUS 125 <MUSI 1225> 2 Freshman
MUS 138 <MUSI 2348> (ALSO COUNTS FOR COMP IV) 3 Sophomore
MUS 222 <MUSI 2222> 2 Sophomore
MUS 224 <MUSI 2224> 2 Sophomore
MUS 376 OR 377 <MUSI 3376 OR 3377> 3 Sophomore
Major

ENSEMBLES: 4 HOURS (w/ conductor/director approval)

ENS 111/311 <MUEN 1111/3111> 1  
ENS 115 <MUEN 1115>
1
 
ENS 116/316 <MUEN 116/3116> 1  
ENS 216/416 <MUEN 2116/4116> 1  
ENS 117/317 <MUEN 117/3317> 1  
ENS 110 <MUEN 1110> 1  
ENS 119 <MUEN 1119>    
NOTE: LOWER LEVEL: Freshman and Sophomore    
NOTE: UPPER LEVEL: Junior and Senior    
NOTE: 2 HOURS MUST BE ADVANCED    
STUDIO INSTRUCTION – 12 HOURS    
APPLIED LESSONS: LOWER LEVEL 8 Freshman/Sophomore
APPLIED LESSONS: ADVANCED 4 Junior/Senior
PERFORMANCE & MUSIC ELECTIVES – 15 HOURS    
14 HOURS MUCT BE ADVANCED    
ENS 110 <MEUN 1110> 1  
ENS 111/311 <MUEN 1111/3111> 1  
ENS 115 <MUEN 1115> 1  
ENS 116/316 <MUEN 116/3116> 1  
ENS 216/416 <MUEN 2116/4116> 1  
ENS 117/317 <MUEN 117/3317> 1  
ENS 118 <MEUN 118> 1  
ENS 119 <MEUN 119> 1  
NOTE: LOWER LEVEL: Freshman and Sophomore
             UPPER LEVEL: Junior and Senior
NOTE: NOT MORE THAN 4 ADDITIONAL ENSEMBLE HOURS CAN BE COUNTED TOWARD THE DEGREE
MUS 223 <MUSI 2223> 2 Sophomore
MUS 226 <MUSI 2226> 2 Sophomore
APPLIED LESSONS ADVANCED (MAY BE REPEATED ONCE FOR DEGREE CREDIT) 2 Junior
APPLIED LESSONS WITH JUNIOR RECITAL 2 Junior
MUS 367 <MUSI 3337> 3 Junior
MUS 377 <MUSI 3377> 3 Junior
MUS 424 <MUSI 4224> 2 Senior
MUS 474 <MUSI 4374> 3 Senior
Foreign Language:
12-14
Freshman/Sophomore
Advanced Electives:
19
Junior/Senior
Total Hours:                                                                              120
Notes:
1Foreign Language: All BA degrees require 12-14hours of foreign language (four semesters of the same language) FL 263 <FOLG 2311> or FL 264 <FOLG 2312> (any language) also satisfies the Cultural Studies area of Component Area IV.
Advanced Electives: Students should use the advanced electives (300 <3000> or 400 <4000> level courses) to complete the 42-advanced hour requirement for graduation.

Bachelor of Music

Music Core: 28 hours

MUS 122 <MUSI 1222> SCH 2
MUS 123 <MUSI 1223> SCH 2
MUS 124 <MUSI 1224> SCH 2
MUS 125 <MUSI 1225> SCH 2
MUS 138W <MUSI 2348W> SCH 3
MUS 222 <MUSI 2222> SCH 2
MUS 223 <MUSI 2223> SCH 2
MUS 224 <MUSI 2224> SCH 2
MUS 226 <MUSI 2226> SCH 2
MUS 363 <MUSI 3363> SCH 3
MUS 376 <MUSI 3376> SCH 3
MUS 377 <MUSI 3377> SCH 3

 

Music Education/Teacher Certification Track

The Bachelor of Music degree with teacher certification, when successfully completed, qualifies a student for All-Level State Certification to teach music in early childhood through twelfth grade. The degree consists of:
   
University Core 42 + Music Core 28 (note: MUSI 242348 is also included in the University Core) + Education Block 24 + Emphasis Area 39-42 = 130-133 hours.

Bachelor of Music
Major in Music With Specialization: All Level Certification Instrumental (BM MAW)

Wind and Percusion Instumental Emphasis: 42 hours
Applied Lessons Lower-Level (SCH 8)
Applied Lessons Advanced (SCH 4)
Applied Lessons with Junior Recital (SCH 2)

 

MUS 111X <MUSI 1181> SCH 1
MUS 112X <MUSI 1182> SCh 1
MUS 113X <MUSI 2181> SCH 1
MUS  113 and 116 <MUSI 1166 and/or 1167> SCH 2*
MUS 213 and 216 <MUSI 2166 and/or 2167> SCH 2*
MUS 310 <MUSI 3110> SCH 1*
MUS 311 <MUSI 3111> SCH 1
MUS 313 and 316 <MUSI 3166 and/or 3167> SCH 2*
MUS 362 <MUSI 3362> SCH 3
MUS 367 <MUSI 3367> SCH 3
MUS 424 <MUSI 4224> SCH 2
MUS 461 <MUSI 4361> SCH 3
ENSEMBLE-LOWER LEVEL (4) SCH 4
ENSEMBLE-ADVANCED LEVEL (3) SCH 3

3 Digit to 4 Digit Crosswalk

Bachelor of Music
Major in Music With Specialization: All Level Certification Instrumental (BM MAW)
SHSU Course Number Hours Recommended Sequence
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication) 6 Freshman
Component Area II (Mathematics) 3 Freshman
Component Area III (Natural Sciences) 8 Sophomore
Component Area IV (Humanities/Visual/Performing Arts) 9 Sophomore
Component Area V (Social/Behavioral Sciences) 15 Junior
Component Area VI (Institutionally Designated Option) 1 Junior
Degree Specific Requirements
Major Core: 28 HOURS
MUS 122 <MUSI 1222> 2 Freshman
MUS 123 <MUSI 1223> 2 Freshman
MUS 124 <MUSI 1224> 2 Freshman
MUS 125 <MUSI 1225> 2 Freshman
MUS 222 <MUSI 2222> 2 Sophomore
MUS 223 <MUSI 2223> 2 Sophomore
MUS 224 <MUSI 2224> 2 Sophomore
MUS 226 <MUSI 2226> 2 Sophomore
MUS 363 <MUSI 3363> 3 Junior
MUS 376 <MUSI 3376> 3 Junior
MUS 377 <MUSI 3377>
3
Junior
Major: 42 HOURS
APPLIED LESSONS: LOWER LEVEL 8 Freshman, Sophomore
APPLIED LESSONS: ADVANCE 4 Junior, Senior
APPLIED LESSONS WITH JR RECITAL 2 Senior
MUS 111X <MUSI 1181> 1 Freshman
MUS 112X <MUSI 1182> 1 Freshman
MUS 113X <MUSI 1166> 1 Sophomore
MUS 113 or 116<MUSI 1166 or 1167> 2 Freshman
MUS 213 or 216<MUSI 2166 or 2167> 2 Sophomore
MUS 310 <MUSI 3117> 1 Sophomore
MUS 311 <MUSI 3110> 1 Junior
MUS 313or 316 <MUSI 3166 or 3167> 2 Junior
MUS 362 <MUSI 3362> 3 Junior
MUS 367<MUSI 3367> 3 Junior
MUS 461 <MUSI 4361> 3 Junior
MUS 424 <MUSI 4324> 2 Junior
ENS 117 <MUEN 1117>
4
Freshman, Sophomore
ENS 317<MUEN 3117>
3
Junior, Senior
ENS 118 <MUEN 1118>
1
Freshman
ENS 318 <MUEN 3118>
1
Junior
EDUCATION BLOCK: 24 HOURS &nbsp  
SED 383<CISE 3384>
3
Junior
SED 464 <CISE 4364> 3 Senior
SED 374 <CISE 3374> 3 Senior
SED 494 <CISE 4394> 3 Senior
RDG 392 <CISE 4375>
3
Senior
SED 496 <CISE 4396> 3 Senior
EED 492<CIEE 4392>
3
Senior
SED 480 <CISE 4380> 3 Senior
Total Hours:                                                                          133
Notes:
*Class instrument requirement will be reduced by one credit/semester in the student’s applied area.

  

Bachelor of Music
Major in Music
With Specialization: All Level Certification-String (BM MAS)

String Emphasis:
Applied Lessons Lower-Level (SCH 8)
Applied Lessons Advanced (SCH 4)
Applied Lessons with Junior Recital (SCH 2)

MUS 111X <MUSI 1181> SCH 1
MUS 112X <MUSI 1182> SCH 1
MUS 113 <MUSI 1166> SCH 1
MUS 113 or 116 <MUSI 1166> or <MUSI 1167> SCH 1
MUS 213 or 216 <MUSI 2166> or <MUSI 2167> SCH 1
MUS 310 <MUSI 3117> SCH 1
MUS 311 <MUSI 3111> SCH 1
MUS 362 <MUSI 3362> SCH 3
MJS 367 <MUSI 3367> SCH 3
MUS 461 <MUSI 4361> SCH 3
MUS 424 <MUSI 4224> SCH 2
ENS 117 <MUEN 1117> SCH 1
ENS 118 <MEUN 118> SCH 1
ENS 317 <MEUN 3117> SCH 1
ENS 318 <MUEN 3118> SCH 1

3 Digit to 4 Digit Crosswalk

SHSU Course Number Hours Recommended Sequence
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication) 6 Freshman
Component Area II (Mathematics) 3 Freshman
Component Area III (Natural Sciences) 8 Sophomore
Component Area IV (Humanities/Visual/Performing Arts) 9 Sophomore
Component Area V (Social/Behavioral Sciences) 15 Junior
Component Area VI (Institutionally Designated Option) 1 Junior
Degree Specific Requirements
Major Core 28 Hours
MUS 122 <MUSI 1222> 2 Freshman
MUS 123 <MUSI 1223> 2 Freshman
MUS 124 <MUSI 1224> 2 Freshman
MUS 125 <MUSI 1225> 2 Freshman
MUS 222 <MUSI 2222> 2 Sophomore
MUS 223 <MUSI 2223> 2 Sophomore
MUS 224 <MUSI 2224> 2 Sophomore
MUS 226 <MUSI 2226> 2 Sophomore
MUS 363 <MUSI 3363> 3 Junior
MUS 376 <MUSI 3376> 3 Junior
MUS 377 <MUSI 3377> 3 Junior
Major 42 Hours
APPLIED LESSONS: LOWER LEVEL 8 Freshman/Sophomore
APPLIED LESSONS: ADVANCED 4 Junior/Senior
APPLIED LESSONS WITH JR RECITAL 2 Senior
MUS 111X <MUSI 1181> 1 Freshman
MUS 112X <MUSI 1182> 1 Freshman
MUS 113X <MUSI 1166> 1 Sophomore
MUS 113 <MUSI 1166> or 116 <MUSI 1166> or <MUSI 1167> 1 Sophomore
MUS 213 <MUSI 2166> or 216 <MUSI 2166> or <MUSI 2167> 1 Sophomore
MUS 310 <MUSI 3110>
1
Sophomore
MUS 311 <MUSI 3111> 1 Junior
MUS 313 <MUSI 3166>or 316 <MUSI 3166> or <MUSI 3167> 1 Junior
MUS 362 <MUSI 3362> 3 Junior
MUS 367 <MUSI 367> 3 Junior
MUS 461 <MUSI 4361> 3 Junior
MUS 424 <MUSI 4224> 2 Junior
ENS 117 <MUEN 1117> 4 Freshman/Sophomore
ENS 317 <MUEN 3117> 3 Junior/Senior
ENS 118 <MUEN 1118> 1 Freshman
ENS 318 <MUEN 3118> 1 Junior
EDUCATION BLOCK: 24 Hours    
SED 383 <CISE 3383> 3 Junior
SED 464 <CISE 4364> 3 Senior
SED 374 <CISE 3374> 3 Senior
SED 494 <CISE 4394> 3 Senior
RDG 392 <READ XXXX> 3 Senior
SED 496 <CISE 4396> 3 Senior
EED 492<CIEE 4392>
3
Senior
SED 480 <CISE 4380> 3 Senior
Total Hours:                                                                             133

Bachelor of Music
Major in Music With Specialization: All Level Certification: Choral (BM MCC)

Choral Emphasis

VOI 101X <VOIC 1201> SCH 8
VOI 301X <VOIC 3201> SCH 4
VOI 302X <VOIC 3202> SCH 2
MUS 117 <MUSI 1160> SCH 1
MUS 118 <MUSI 2161> SCH 1
MUS 119 <MUSI 2160> SCH 1
MUS 424  <MUSI 4224> SCH 2
MUS 462 <MUSI 4362> SCH 3
MUS 362 <MUSI 3362> SCH 3
ENS 111 <MUEN 1111> SCH 4
ENS 311 <MUEN 3111> SCH 3
MUS 312 <MUSI 3112> SCH 1
MUS 367<MUSI 3367> SCH 3
MUS 111X <MUSI 1181> SCH 1
MUS 112X <MUSI 1182> SCH 1
MUS 113X <MUSI 1166> SCH 1

3 Digit to 4 Digit Crosswalk

SHSU Course Number Hours Recommended Sequence
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication) 6 Freshman
Component Area II (Mathematics) 3 Freshman
Component Area III (Natural Sciences) 8 Sophomore
Component Area IV (Humanities/Visual/Performing Arts) 9 Sophomore
Component Area V (Social/Behavioral Sciences) 15 Junior
Component Area VI (Institutionally Designated Option) 1 Junior
Degree Specific Requirements
Major Core 28 Hours
MUS 122 <MUSI 1222> 2 Freshman
MUS 123 <MUSI 1223> 2 Freshman
MUS 124 <MUSI 1224> 2 Freshman
MUS 125 <MUSI 1225> 2 Freshman
MUS 138W <MUSI 2348> * ALSO COUNTS FOR COMP AREA IV 3 Sophomore
MUS 222 <MUSI 2222> 2 Sophomore
MUS 223 <MUSI 2223> 2 Sophomore
MUS 224 <MUSI 2224> 2 Sophomore
MUS 226 <MUSI 2226> 2 Sophomore
MUS 363 <MUSI 3363> 3 Junior
MUS 376 <MUSI 3376> 3 Junior
MUS 377 <MUSI 3377> 3 Junior
Major 39 Hours
VOI 101X <VOIC 1201> 8 Freshman/Sophomore
VOI 301X <VOIC 3201> 4 Junior/Senior
VOI 302X <VOIC 3202> 2 Senior
MUS 111X <MUSI 1181> 1 Freshman
MUS 112X <MUSI 1182> 1 Freshman
MUS 113X <MUSI 2181> 1 Sophomore
MUS 117 <MUSI 1160> 1 Freshman
MUS 118 <MUSI 2161> 1 Sophomore
MUS 119 <MUSI 2160> 1 Sophomore
MUS 312 <MUSI 3112> 1 Junior
MUS 362 <MUSI 2161> 3 Junior
MUS 367 <MUSI 3367> 3 Junior
MUS 424 <MUSI 4224> 2 Junior
MUS 462 <MUSI 4362> 3 Junior
ENS 111 <MUEN 1111> 4 Freshman/Sophomore
ENS 311 <MUEN 3111> 3 Junior/Senior
EDUCATION BLOCK: 24 HOURS    
SED 383 <CISE 3383> 3 Junior
SED 464 <CISE 4364> 3 Senior
SED 374 <CISE 3374> 3 Junior
SED 494<CISE 4394> 3 Senior
RDG 392 <READ XXXX> 3 Junior
SED 496<CISE 4396> 3 Senior
SED 492 <MUSI 4392>    
SED 480 <CISE 4380> 3 Senior
     
Total Hours:                                                                             130

 

Bachelor of Music
Major in Music With Specialization: Instrumental Performance (BM MPI)

                                                  
  
Instrumental (non-keyboard) Performance Track: 52 hours

Applied Lessons-Lower Level  SCH 8
Applied Lessons-Advanced SCH 6
Applied Lessons with Junior Recital SCH 2
ENSEMBLE: LOWER LEVEL SCH 4
ENSEMBLE: ADVANCED SCH 4
ENS 118 <MUEN 1118> SCH 1
ENS 318 <MUEN 3118> SCH 3
MUS 111X <MUSI 1181> SCH 1
MUS 112X <MUSI 1182>  SCH 1
MUS 113X <MUSI 1166> SCH 1
MUS 362<MUSI 3362> SCH 3
MUS 417 <MUSI 4117> SCH 1
MUS 461 <MUSI 4361> SCH 3

                                                       

Advanced (300-400 level courses) music electives selected from the following: 15 hours

Select 3 hours from:

CMP 101X <COMP 1011> SCH 1
MUS 364 <MUSI 3364> SCH 3
MUS 379 <MUSI 3379> SCH 3
MUS 465 <MUSI 4365> SCH 3

 

Select 12 hours from the following courses:

MUS 424 <MUSI 4224> SCH 2
MUS 465 <MUSI 4365> SCH 3
MUS 367 <MUSI 3367> SCH 3
MUS 468 <MUSI 4068> SCH 3
MUS 474 <MUSI 4374> SCH 3

3 Digit to 4 Digit Crosswalk

SHSU Course Number Hours Recommended Sequence
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication) 6 Freshman
Component Area II (Mathematics) 3 Freshman
Component Area III (Natural Sciences) 8 Sophomore
Component Area IV (Humanities/Visual/Performing Arts) 9 Sophomore
Component Area V (Social/Behavioral Sciences) 15 Junior
Component Area VI (Institutionally Designated Option) 1 Junior
Major Core 28 Hours
MUS 122 <MUSI 1222> 2 Freshman
MUS 123 <MUSI 1223> 2 Freshman
MUS 124 <MUSI 1224> 2 Freshman
MUS 125 <MUSI 1225> 2 Freshman
MUS 138W <MUSI 2348>  ALSO COUNTS FOR COMP AREA IV 3 Sophomore
MUS 222 <MUSI 1222> 2 Sophomore
MUS 223 <MUSI 2222> 2 Sophomore
MUS 224 <MUSI 2224> 2 Sophomore
MUS 226<MUEN 2226> 2 Sophomore
MUS 363 <MUSI 3363> 3 Junior
MUS 376 <MUSI 3376> 3 Junior
MUS 377 <MUSI 3377> 3 Junior
Major 53 Hours
APPLIED LESSONS: LOWER LEVEL 8 Freshman/Sophomore
APPLIED LESSONS: ADVANCED 6 Junior/Senior
APPLIED LESSONS WITH JR RECITAL 2 Junior
MUS 111X <MUSI 1181> 1 Freshman
MUS 112X <MUSI 1182> 1 Freshman
MUS 113X <MUSI 2182> 1 Sophomore
MUS 362 <MUSI 3362> 3 Junior
MUS 417 <MUSI 4117> 1 Senior
MUS 461 <MUSI 4361> 3 Senior
ENS 118 <MUEN 1118>
1
Freshman/Sophomore
ENS 318 <MUEN 3118>
3
Junior/Senior
LOWER LEVEL ENSEMBLES 4 Freshman/Sophomore
UPPER LEVEL ENSEMBLES 4 Junior/Senior
Advanced music electives: Select 3 hours from
MUS 364 <MUSI 3364> 3 Junior/Senior
MUS 379 <MUSI 3379> 3 Junior/Senior
MUS 465 <MUSI 4365> 3 Junior
Select 12 hours from
MUS 367 <MUSI 3367> 3 Junior/Senior
MUS 424 <MUSI 4424> 2 Junior/Senior
MUS 465 <MUSI 4365> 3 Junior/Senior
MUS 468 <MUSI 4068> 3 Junior/Senior
MUS 474 <MUSI 4374> 3 Junior/Senior
Total Hours:                                                                                 120
Notes:
Students should use the electives to complete the 42-advanced hour requirement for graduation.

 

Bachelor of Music
Major in Music With Specialization: Vocal Performance (BM MPV)

Vocal Performance Track: 53 hours

VOI 101X <VOIC 1201> SCH 8
VOI 301X <VOIC 3201> SCH 6
VOE 302X <VOIC 3202> SCH 2
MUS 417 <MUSI 4117> SCH 1
ENS 111 <MUEN 1111> SCH 4
ENS 311 <MUEN 3111> SCH 4
MUS 111X <MUSI 1181> SCH 1
MUS 112X <MUSI 1182> SCH 1
MUS 113X <MUSI 2181> SCH 1
MUS 117 <MUSI 1166> SCH 1
MUS 118 <MUSI 2161> SCH 1
MUS 119 <MUSI 2160> SCH 3
MUS 462 <MUSI 4362> SCH 3
MUS 381 <MUEN 3381> SCH 3
ENS 119/319 <MUEN 1119/3119> SCH 3

 

Select a minimum of 13 hours from the following advanced electives as approved by advisor:

MUS 424 <MUSI 4224> SCH 2
MUS 380 <MUSI 3380> SCH 3
ENS 319 <MUEN 3118> (repeatable) SCH 1
ENS 318 <MUEN 3119> (repeatable) SCH 1
MUS 362 <MUSI 2161> SCH 3

3 Digit to 4 Digit Crosswalk

SHSU Course Number Hours Recommended Sequence
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication) 6 Freshman
Component Area II (Mathematics) 3 Freshman
Component Area III (Natural Sciences) 8 Sophomore
Component Area IV (Humanities/Visual/Performing Arts) 9 Sophomore
Component Area V (Social/Behavioral Sciences) 15 Junior
Component Area VI (Institutionally Designated Option) 1 Junior
Major Core 28 Hours
MUS 122 <MUSI 1222> 2 Freshman
MUS 123 <MUSI 1223> 2 Freshman
MUS 124 <MUSI 1224> 2 Freshman
MUS 125 <MUSI 1225> 2 Freshman
MUS 138W <MUSI 2348>  ALSO COUNTS FOR COMP AREA IV 3 Sophomore
MUS 222 <MUSI 1222> 2 Sophomore
MUS 223 <MUSI 2223> 2 Sophomore
MUS 224 <MUSI 2224> 2 Sophomore
MUS 226 <MUSI 2226> 2 Sophomore
MUS 363 <MUSI 3363> 3 Junior
MUS 376 <MUSI 3376> 3 Junior
MUS 377 <MUSI 3377> 3 Junior
Major 53 hours
VOI 101X <VOIC 1201> 8 Freshman/Sophomore
VOI 301X <VOIC 3201> 6 Junior/Senior
VOI 302X <VOIC 3202> 2 Junior
LOWER LEVEL ENSEMBLES 4 Freshman/Sophomore
ADVANCED ENSEMBLES 4 Junior/Senior
MUS 111X <MUSI 1181> 1> Freshman
MUS 112X <MUSI 1182> 1 Freshman
MUS 113X <MUSI 2181> 1 Sophomore
MUS 117 <MUSI 1166> 1 Freshman
MUS 118 <MUSI 2161> 1 Sophomore
MUS 119 <MUSI 2160> 1 Freshman
MUS 381 <MUSI 3381> 3 Junior
MUS 462 <MUSI 4362> 3 Junior
MUS 417 <MUSI 4117> 1 Senior
ENS 119 <MUEN 1119> 1  
ENS 319 <MUEN 3119> 2  
Select a minimum of 13 hours from the following advanced electives or other as approved by advisor
ENS 318 <MUEN 3118> (repeatable) 1 Junior/Senior
ENS 319 <MUSI 3119> (repeatable)
1
Junior/Senior
MUS 362 <MUSI 3362> 3 Junior/Senior
MUS 380 <MUSI 3380> 3 Junior/Senior
MUS 424 <MUSI 4424> 2 Junior/Senior
Total Hours:                                                                                 120
Notes:
Students should use the electives to complete the 42 advanced hour requirement for graduation.
Advanced foreign language courses may be substituted and are strongly encouraged.

Bachelor of Music
Major in Music With Specialization: Piano Performance (BM MPP)

Piano Performance Track: 53 hours

PNO 101X <PIAN 1201> SCH 8
PNO 301X <PIAN 3201> SCH 6
PNO 302X <PIAN 3202> SCH 2
MUS 417 <MUSI 4117> SCH 1
ENS 110 <MUEN 1110> SCH 4
ENS 310<MUEN 3110> SCH 3
ENS 118 <MUEN 1118> SCH 2
MUS 422 <MUSI 4322> SCH 3
MUS 465 <MUSI 4365 SCH 3
MUS 382 <MUSI 3382> SCH 3

Electives: select 18 hours from the following courses as approved by the piano faculty:

MUS 383 <MUSI 3383>
SCH 3
MUS 485 <MUSI 4385> SCH 3
MUS 484 <MUSI 4384> SCH 3
MUS 364 <MUSI 3364> SCH 3
MUS 424 <MUSI 4224> SCH 2
MUS 362 <MUSI 3362> SCH 3
ENS 118 or 318 <MUEN 1118 or 3118> (repeatable) SCH 1
MUS 381 <MUSI 3381> SCH 3

3 Digit to 4 Digit Crosswalk

SHSU Course Number Hours Recommended Sequence
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication) 6 Freshman
Component Area II (Mathematics) 3 Freshman
Component Area III (Natural Sciences) 8 Sophomore
Component Area IV (Humanities/Visual/Performing Arts) 9 Sophomore
Component Area V (Social/Behavioral Sciences) 15 Junior
Component Area VI (Institutionally Designated Option) 1 Junior
Major Core 28 Hours
MUS 122 <MUSI 1222> 2 Freshman
MUS 123 <MUSI 1223> 2 Freshman
MUS 124 <MUSI 1224> 2 Freshman
MUS 125 <MUSI 1225> 2 Freshman
MUS 138W <MUSI 2348W> ALSO COUNTS FOR COMP AREA IV 3 Sophomore
MUS 222 <MUSI 2222> 2 Sophomore
MUS 223 <MUSI 2223> 2 Sophomore
MUS 224 <MUSI 2224> 2 Sophomore
MUS 226 <MUSI 2226> 2 Sophomore
MUS 363 <MUSI 3363> 3 Junior
MUS 376 <MUSI 2223> 3 Junior
MUS 377 <MUSI 3377> 3 Junior
Major: 53 HOURS
PNO 101X <PIAN 1201> 8 Freshman/Sophomore
PNO 301X<PIAN 3201> 6 Junior/Senior
PNO 302X <PIAN 3202> 2 Junior
ENS 110 <MEUN 1110> 4 Freshman/Sophomore
ENS 310 <MUEN 3110> 3 Junior/Senior
ENS 318 <MUEN 3118. 2 Junior/Senior
MUS 382 <MUSI 3382> 3 Junior
MUS 417 <MUSI 4117 1 Senior
MUS 422 <MUS 4322> 3 Senior
MUS 465 <MUSI 4365> 3 Senior
Select 18 hours from the following electives
MUS 362 <MUSI 2161> 3 Junior/Senior
MUS 364 <MUSI 3364> 3 Junior/Senior
MUS 381 <MUSI 3381> 3 Junior/Senior
MUS 383W <MUSI 3383> 3 Junior/Senior
MUS 424 <MUSI 4224> 2 Junior/Senior
MUS 484 <MUSI 4384> 3 Junior/Senior
ENS 118/318 <MEUN 1118/3110> 1 Sophomore/Junior
Total Hours:                                                                              120
Notes:
Students should use the electives to complete the 42-advanced hour requirement for graduation.

Bachelor of Music
Major in Music With Specialization: Composition (BM MCP)

Composition Track: 53 hours
The curriculum in music composition is designed to prepare the student for graduate study in the field. Students who pursue this degree are those who have career interests as composers/arrangers or as teachers of composition.

MUS 111X <MUSI 1181> SCH 1
MUS 112X <MUSI 1182> SCH 1
MUS 113X <MUSI 1166> SCG 1
CMP 111XX <COMP 1101> SCH 4
CMP 231XX <COMP 2301> SCH 12
ENS 1XX <MUEN 1XXX> SCH 2
ENS 3XX <MUEN3XXX> SCH 2
MUS 362 <MUSI 2161> SCH 3
MUS 465 <MUSI 4365> SCH 3
MUS 417 <MUSI 4117> SCH 1
APPLIED LESSONS: LOWER LEVEL SCH 8
APPLIED LESSONS: ADVANCED SCH 4

 

Select 11 hours from the following with composition faculty advisor approval:

MUS 473 <MUSI 4373> SCH 3
MUS 364 <MUSI 3364> SCH 3
MUS 372 <MUSI 3372> SCH 3
MUS 474 <MUSI 4374> SCH 3
MUS 475 <MUSI 4375> SCH 3
ENS 318 <MUEN 3118> New Music Ensemble (may be repeated twice) SCH 1
   

 

3 Digit to 4 Digit Crosswalk

SHSU Course Number Hours Recommended Sequence
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication) 6 Freshman
Component Area II (Mathematics) 3 Freshman
Component Area III (Natural Sciences) 8 Sophomore
Component Area IV (Humanities/Visual/Performing Arts) 9 Sophomore
Component Area V (Social/Behavioral Sciences) 15 Junior
Component Area VI (Institutionally Designated Option) 1 Junior
Major Core 28 Hours
MUS 122 <MUSI 1222> 2 Freshman
MUS 123 <MUSI 1223> 2 Freshman
MUS 124 <MUSI 1224> 2 Freshman
MUS 125 <MUSI 1225> 2 Freshman
MUS 138W <MUSI 2348>  ALSO COUNTS FOR COMP AREA IV 3 Sophomore
MUS 222 <MUSI 2222> 2 Sophomore
MUS 223 <MUSI 2223> 2 Sophomore
MUS 224 <MUSI 2224> 2 Sophomore
MUS 226 <MUSI 2226> 2 Sophomore
MUS 363 <MUSI 3363> 3 Junior
MUS 376 <MUSI 3376> 3 Junior
MUS 377 <MUSI 3377> 3 Junior
Major 53 Hours
CMP 111X <COMP 1101> 4  
CMP 331X <COMP 3301> 12  
APPLIED LESSONS: LOWER LEVEL 8  
APPLIED LESSONS: ADVANCED 4  
LOWER LEVEL ENSEMBLE 2 Freshman/Sophomore
UPPER LEVEL ENSEMBLES 2 Junior/Senior
MUS 111X <MUSI 1181> 1 Freshman
MUS 112X <MUSI 1182> 1 Freshman
MUS 113X <MUSI 1166> 1 Sophomore
MUS 362 <MUSI 3362> 3 Junior
MUS 417 <MUSI 4117> 1 Senior
MUS 465<MUSI 4365> 3 Senior
Select 11 hours from the following electives    
MUS 364 <MUSI 3364> 3 Junior/Senior
MUS 372 <MUSI 3372> 3 Junior/Senior
MUS 473 <MUSI 4373> 3 Junior/Senior
MUS 474 <MUSI 4374> 3 Junior/Senior
MUS 475 <MUSI 4375> 3 Junior/Senior
ENS 318 <MUEN 3118> -NEW MUSIC ENS (MAY REPEAT TWICE) 1  
Total Hours:                                                                             120
Notes:
Students should use the electives to complete the 42-advanced hour requirement for graduation.

Bachelor of Music
Major in Music Therapy: 130-133 hours

The music therapy curriculum prepares the student for a career as a music therapist and includes the requisite professional certification. A one-semester internship is required.

Music Core: 20 hours

MUS 122 <MUSI 1222> SCH 2
MUS 123 <MUSI 1223> SCH 2
MUS 124 <MUSI 1224> SCH 2
MUS 125 <MUSI 1225> SCH 2
MUS 222 <MUSI 2222> SCH 2
MUS 224 <MUSI 2224> SCH 2
MUS 138W <MUSI 2348> SCH 3 (Fulfills university core requirements)
MUS 226 <MUSI 2226> SCH 2
MUS 376 or 377 <MUSI 3376> or <3377> SCH 3

 

Therapy Courses: 62 hours
Applied Lessons Lower-Level SCH 8
Applied Lessons Advanced SCH 4

MUS 111X <MUSI 1181> SCH 1
MUS 112X <MUSI 1182>  SCH 1
MUS 113X <MUSI 2181>   SCH 1
LOWER LEVEL ENSEMBLE SCH 4
ADVANCED ENSEMBLE SCH 2
MUS 162 <MUSI 1303> SCH 3
MUS 165/166 <MUSI 1304/XXXX> SCH 3
MUS 310 <MUSI 3110> SCH 1
MUS 336 <MUSI 3336> SCH 3
MUS 337 <MUSI 3337>      SCH 3
MUS 310X <MUSI 3117>  SCH 1
MUS 311X<MUSI 3118>      SCH 1 
MUS 410X <MUSI 4110>    SCH 1
MUS 411X <MUSI 4111>     SCH 1
MUS 238 <MUSI 2338>    SCH 3
MUS 239 <MUSI 2339>    SCH 3
MUS 365W<MUSI 3365> SCH 3
MUS 366 <MUSI 3366> SCH 3
MUS 495 <MUSI 4395>    SCH 3
MUS 496 <MUSI 4396>    SCH 3
MUS 497 <MUSI 4397> SCH 3
MUS 498 <MUSI 4398> SCH 3

         
Select 6 hours from the following with Music Therapy advisor approval:

MUS 367 <MUSI 3367> SCH 3
PHL 471 <PHIL 4371> SCH 3
ENS <MUEN> SCH 1
MUS <MUSI> SCH 3
PSY <PSYC> SCH 3
DNC <DANC> SCH 3

          
Clinical foundation: required for American Music therapy Association: 16 hours

PSY 131 <PSYC 1301> SCH 3 (fulfills university core requirements)
BIO 245 <BIOL 2401> SCH 4 (fulfills university core requirement)
SOC 168 <SOCI 2319> SCH 3 (fulfills university core requirement)
SPD 231 <SPED 2301> SCH 3
PSY 331 <PSYC 3331> SCH 3

 

3 Digit to 4 Digit Crosswalk

SHSU Course Number Hours Recommended Sequence
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication) 6 Freshman
Component Area II (Mathematics) 3 Freshman
Component Area III (Natural Sciences) 8 Sophomore
Component Area IV (Humanities/Visual/Performing Arts) 9 Sophomore
Component Area V (Social/Behavioral Sciences) 15 Junior
Component Area VI (Institutionally Designated Option) 1 Junior
Major Core 2 Hours
MUS 122 <MUSI 1222> 2 Freshman
MUS 123 <MUSI 1223> 2 Freshman
MUS 124 <MUSI 1224> 2 Freshman
MUS 125 <MUSI 1225> 2 Freshman
MUS 222 <MUSI 2222> 2 Sophomore
MUS 224 <MUSI 2224> 2 Sophomore
MUS 138W<MUSI 2348>  ALSO COUNTS FOR COMP AREA IV 3 Sophomore
MUS 226 <MUSI 2226> 2 Junior
MUS 376 <MUSI 3376> or MUS 377 <MUSI 3377> 3 Junior
Major 62 Hours
APPLIED LESSONS: LOWER LEVEL 8 Freshman/Sophomore
APPLIED LESSONS: ADVANCED 4 Junior/Senior
LOWER LEVEL ENSEMBLE 4 Freshman/Sophomore
ADVANCED ENSEMBLE 2 Junior/Senior
MUS 111X <MUSI 1181> 1 Freshman
MUS 112X <MUSI 1182> 1 Freshman
MUS 113X <MUSI 2181> 1 Sophomore
MUS 162 <MUSI 1303> 3 Freshman
MUS 165 <MUSI 1304> 3 Senior
MUS 238 <MUSI 2338> 3 Freshman
MUS 239 <MUSI 2339> 3 Sophomore
MUS 310 <MUSI 3110> 1 Sophomore
MUS 310X <MUSI 3110> 1 Junior
MUS 311X <MUSI 3118> 1 Junior
MUS 336 <MUSI 3336> 3 Junior
MUS 337 <MUSI 3337> 3 Junior
MUS 365W <MUSI 3365> 3 Junior
MUS 366 <MUSI 3366> 3 Junior
MUS 410X <MUSI 4110> 1 Senior
MUS 411X <MUSI 4111> 1 Senior
MUS 495 <MUSI 4395> 3 Senior
MUS 496 <MUSI 4396> 3 Senior
MUS 497 <MUSI 4397> 3 Senior/Internship
MUS 498 <MUSI 4398> 3 Senior/Internship
SELECT 6 HOURS FROM THE FOLLOWING:    
MUS 367 <MUSI 3367> 3 Junior/Senior
PHL 471 <PHIL 4371> 3 Junior/Senior
ENS <MUEN>: ADVANCED EMSEMBLE 1 Junior/Senior
MUS <MUSI>: ADVANCED MUSIC ELECTIVE 3 Junior/Senior
PSY <PHYS>: ADVANCED PSYCHOLOGY ELECTIVE 3 Junior/Senior
DNC <DANC>: ADVANCED DANCE ELECTIVE 3 Junior/Senior
Clinical Foundation: 6 Hours
PSY 131 <PSYC 1301> ALSO COUNTS FOR COMP AREA V 3 Freshman
BIO 245<BIOL 2401> ALSO COUNTS FOR COMP AREA III 3 Sophomore
SOC 168 <SOCI 2319>ALSO COUNTS FOR COMP AREA IV 3 Freshman
SPD 231 <SPED 2301> 3 Sophomore
PSY 331 <PSYC 3331> 3 Junior
Total Hours:                                                                          130-133
Notes:
1 PSY 131 <PSYC 1301>, BIO 245 <BIOL 2401>, and SOC 168 <SOCI 2319> satisfies component areas and degree specific requirements. Students should use the minor and electives to complete the 42-advanced hour requirement for graduation.

Minor in Music

Students who elect music as a minor must complete a minimum of 20 hours, SIX of which must be advanced (300 <3000> or 400 <4000>-level). Up to eight hours of applied music (studio instruction and ensembles) may be used in the minor. To enroll in private instruction or perform in ensembles, students must audition for in their respective applied areas and for each ensemble.

Required courses: 6 Hours

MUS 138W <MUSI 2348> SCH 3 (Component Area 4)
MUS 161 <MUSI 1301> SCH 3

 

Advanced Courses: Take 6 hours selected from:

MUS 376 <MUSI 2223> SCH 3
MUS 377W <MUSI 3377> SCH 3
MUS 381 <MUSI 3381> SCH 3
MUS 379 <MUSI 3379> SCH 3
MUS 380W <MUSI 3380> SCH 3
ENS 311 <MUEN 3111> SCH 1
ENS 315 <MUEN 3115> SCH 1
ENS 316 <MUEN 3116> SCH 1
ENS 317 <MUEN 3117> SCH 1
ENS 318 <MUEN 3118> SCH 1
ENS 319 <MUEN 3119> SCH 1
ENS 416 <MUEN 4116> SCH 1
APPLIED LESSONS SCH 2
MUS 364 <MUSI 3364> SCH 3
MUS 473 <MUSI 4373> SCH 3

Elective Courses: 8 hours

ENSEMBLE <MUEN XXXX> SCH 1 * Music minor students may take up to 6 hours of ensembles:  auditions are required
APPLIED LESSONS SCH 2 *Music students may take up to 8 hours of studio instruction; auditions are required
MUS 165 <MUSI 1304> SCH 3
MUS 238 <MUSI 2338> SCH 3
MUS 239 <MUSI 2339> SCH 3
MUS 262 <MUSI 2362> SCH 3
MUS 264 <MUSI 2364> SCH 3
MUS 265 <MUSI 1306> SCH 3
MUS 311 <MUSI 3118> SCH 1
MUS 312 <MUSI 3112> SCH 1

Note: Students enrolled in studio instruction must be concurrently enrolled in an ensemble.

ENSEMBLES

The following performance ensembles are open to all students of the University who qualify by audition:

Large Ensembles

ENS 116 <MUEN 116>, 216 <2116> Symphonic Band
ENS 216 <MUSI 2116> 416 <MUEN 4116> Wind Ensemble
ENS 117 <MUEN 1117>, 317 <3117> Orchestra
ENS 111 <MUEN 1111>, 311 <MUEN 3111> Chorus

         

Small Ensembles

ENS 115 <3118>  , 315 <3115> Jazz Ensemble       
ENS 119 <MUEN 1119>, 319 <3119> Opera Workshop    
ENS 118 <MUEN 1118>, 318 <3118>     Chamber Music    
ENS 110 <MUEN 1110>, 310 <3110> Keyboard Skills and Collaborative Techniques


     
No more than eight hours earned in large ensembles may be counted toward a degree. Small ensembles may be counted if approved by the ensemble directors>, studio instructor and the Director, School of Music.

 

ENS 110 <MUEN 1110> , 310 <3110> Ensemble for keyboard students (performance major only)
ENS 111 <MUEN 1111> , 311 <3111> Ensemble for vocal students
ENS 116 <MUEN 116> , 216<2116>,
316 <3116>, 416 <4116>
Ensemble for wind and percussion students
ENS 117 <MUEN 1117>, 317 <3117> Ensemble for string students
ENS 118<MUEN 1118> /318 <3118>     Ensemble for guitar students

 

Additional ensembles are strongly encouraged for those who qualify by audition:

ENS 115 <3118>, 315<3115> Jazz Ensemble
ENS 119 <MUEN 1119>, 319 <3119>   Opera Workshop
ENS 118 <MUEN 1118>, 318<3118>     Chamber Music (including piano trios, string quartets, percussion ensemble, ect.

  
 

Ensembles

  • Music majors should enroll in at least one ensemble each semester they are enrolled as full time students.
  • Students enrolled in Studio Instruction should be concurrently enrolled in an ensemble.
  • Jazz Ensemble will not normally be considered as the major ensemble for graduation hours.
  • Modifications or exceptions may be made in rare or unusual circumstances.  Those exceptions require approval by the Director, School of Music after coordination with the ensemble directors and studio instructors.
  • Students should not be enrolled in more than 2 ensembles per semester. Enrollment in more than two ensembles requires approval.
  • Music Therapy majors must participate in 6 semesters of ensembles.

Marching Band (for Wind and Percussion students)

  • Music Education Majors are required to be in Marching Band for 3 semesters.
  • Music Performance Majors are required to be in Marching Band for 2 semesters.
  • Music Therapy Majors, music minors, and non-majors are encouraged to participate in Marching Band.

For information regarding Common Course numbers for Ensemble, please refer to the Common Course listing in this catalog.

Applied Music Instruction

Bassoon BSN 101X <BSSN 1201>, 301X <3201>, 302X <3202>
Cello CEL 101X <VNCL 1201>, 301X <3201>, 302X <3202>
Clarinet CLR 101X <CLAR 1201>, 301X <3201>, 302X <3202>
Composition CMP 111X <COMP 1101>, 331X <3301>,  
Euphonium EUP 101X<EUPH 1201> , 301X <3201>, 302X <3202>
Flute  FLU 101X <FLUT 1201>, 301X <3201>, 302X <3202>
French horn      HRN 101X <HORN 1201>, 301X <3201>, 302X <3202>
Guitar GUI 101X <GUIT 1201>, 301X <3201>, 302X <3202>
Harp HAR 101X <HARP 1201>, 301x <3201>, 302x <3202>
Oboe    OBO 101X <OBOE 1201>, 301X <3201>, 302X <3202>
Organ ORG 101X <ORGN 1201>, 301X <3201>, 302X <3202>
Percussion  PER 101X <PERC 1201>, 301X <3201>, 302X <3202>
Piano     PNO 101X <PIAN 1201>, 301X <3201>, 302X <3202>
Saxophone   SAX 101X <SAXO 1201>, 301X <3201>, 302X <3202> 
String bass  STB 101X <STBS 1201>, 301X <3201>, 302X <3202>
Trumpet  TRP 101X <TRMT 1201>, 301X <3201>, 302X <3202>
Tuba TBA 101X <TUBA 1201>, 301X <3201>, 302X <3202>
Trombone TRB 101X <TRMB 1201>, 301X <3201>, 302X <3202>
Viola  VLA 101X <VIOL 1201>, 301X <3201>, 302X <3202>
Violin   VLN 101X <VILN 1201>, 301X <3201>, 302X <3202>
Voice  VOI 101X <VOIC 1201>, 301X <3201>, 302X <3202>
Practicum – Early Childhood MUS 310X <MUSI 3117>    
Practicum – Special Needs  MUS 311X <MUSI 3118>    
Practicum – Psychiatric/Geriatric MUS 410x <MUSI 4110>    
Practicum – Medical MUS 411X <MUSI 4111>    

 

Applied Music Fees. Students enrolled in Applied Music Instruction are required to pay a fee at the time of registration on a per-course basis each semester:
                                2-hour course        $60.00                    
                                4-hour course        $75.00
There is no additional charge for use of practice rooms.


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