Sep 18, 2020  
Course Catalog 2005-2006 
Course Catalog 2005-2006 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music Major: Performance Emphasis

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Course Requirements: 45 Total Hours

  • Principal Private Study (4 semesters) Credits: 16 hours
  • MUTH 101, 102, 201 (Aural Skills) 1 Credits: 3 hours
  • MUTH 130 or131, 132, 231, 232 (Music Theory I-IV) 2 Credits: 12 hours
  • CMUS 100 (Introduction to Western Art Music) 3 Credits: 3 hours
  • Music History Electives 4 Credits: 9 hours
  • Ensemble Electives 5 Credits: 2 hours


1 Aural Skills I-III must be taken concurrently with Music Theory I-III; e.g., a student will register for Music Theory II and Aural Skills II in the same semester. It is strongly recommended that all Music Majors also take Aural Skills IV, preferably in the same semester as Music Theory IV.

2 Part or all of the MUTH 131, 132, 231, 232 requirement may be waived by placement examination.

3 May be waived by examination. MHST 101 (Introduction to the History and Literature of Music, four credits) is highly recommended for Music Majors in place of CMUS 100.

4 Three courses at the 200 level are required. Two of these must be chosen from MHST 226, 235, 245, 255, or 275. The third course may be chosen from Ethnomusicology 100 or any of the 200- level Ethnomusicology or 200-level Music History courses.

5 Any Conservatory ensemble. Only one credit per ensemble per semester may be counted toward the major.

Non-Course Requirements

Private Study Committee Examinations: First and Second Major Committees. Performance Requirement: one divisional recital or studio class appearance.

The First Major Committee Examination is to be taken at the end of the second semester of Principal Private Study, and the Second Major Committee Examination is to be taken at the end of the fourth semester of Principal Private Study. Students who receive a majority of unsatisfactory grades on the Second Major Committee will be denied permission to continue in the Performance Emphasis major.

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