Ithaca College

School of Music

Bachelor of Music in Performance

Liberal Arts

The 30 credits of liberal arts listed in this group must be taken outside the School of Music. For more information:
Academic Courses of Study

Vocal

Piano

Organ

Guitar

Instr.

English or writing

6

6

6

6

6

Humanities

3

3

3

3

3

Natural sciences or mathematics

3

3

3

3

3

Social or behavioral sciences

3

3

3

3

3

Liberal arts electives

9

15

15

15

15

Modern language (Italian, French, or German*)

6

-

-

-

-

Total

30

30

30

30

30

Other liberal arts requirements

Music history

9

9

9

9

9

History and Literature of Music I-III MUTH-25500,-25600,-35500

Total

9

9

9

9

9

Music Requirements

Performance major#

32(28)

32(28)

32(28)

32(28)

32(28)

Performance Repertoire and Pedagogy PFMJ-19900

4

4

4

4

4

Ensemble

Choral

8

-

-

2

-

Instrumental

-

-

-

-

8

Guitar

-

-

-

6

-

Pianist as Collaborator MUEN-11700, MUEN-11800

-

2

2

-

-

Accompanying Master Class MUEN-21700, MUEN-21800

-

2

-

-

-

Piano/Instrumental Duo or Piano MUEN-31700/Vocal Duo MUEN-31800

1

Piano Ensemble MUEN-30300

-

1+

6

-

-

Elective major ensemble

2

Diction

4

-

-

-

-

Chamber Music MUEN-32100

-

1.5

2

-

2**

Fundamentals of Music Theory++ MUTH-10100

(1)

(1)

(1)

(1)

(1)

Introduction to Musical Styles MUTH-12100

2

2

2

2

2

Music theory

10

10

10

10

10

Music Theory I MUTH-12200

Music Theory II-III MUTH-22100-MUTH-22200

Form and Analysis MUTH-32100

Analysis of Music since 1900 MUTH-32200

Sight-singing

5

5

5

5

5

Sight-Singing I-II MUTH-13300-MUTH-13400

Advanced Sight-Singing III-IV MUTH-23300-MUTH-23400

Secondary instrument

Keyboard musicianship

3

2

2

2

2

Piano or harpsichord

-

-

1

-

-

Introduction to Harpsichord MUMC-27900 or Introduction to the Organ MUMC-27700

-

1

1

-

-

Piano PFMJ-10302

1

-

-

-

-

Career Orientation MUMC-16600

1

1

1

1

1

Introduction to Music Technology

1

1

1

1

1

Recitals MUMC-37300, MUMN-47300

3

3

3

3

3

Survey of Piano Literature MUTH-49500, MUTH-49600

-

2

2

-

-

Piano Pedagogy MUMC-49300

-

2

2

-

-

Music electives ++

6-7
(10-11)

5.5-6.5 (9.5-10.5)

4-5
(8-9)

12-13
(16-17)

10-11
(14-15)

Recital Attendance MUMC-10100 (six semesters required)

0

0

0

0

0

Total

81

81

81

81

81

Total for degree

120

120

120

120

120

* Students who place into a second semester language course or above (e.g., ITAL-10200 Elementary Italian II) can fulfill the modern language requirement by taking two different languages. Students who do not place into a second semester language course or above, or who have no prior language training, must take two semesters of a single modern language.

# Students entering the School of Music in a non-performance degree will take two credits of private lessons each semester until they are accepted into the performance degree. Students entering the performance degree prior to the sophomore year will substitute music electives for any missing lessons study.

+ Two semesters may be fulfilled by participating in other major ensembles.
Ensembles

** Brass students may substitute two semesters of Brass Choir (at 0.5 credit each semester) for 1 credit of Chamber Music. Percussion students take 2 credits of Percussion Ensemble.

++ Students may fulfill the requirement for Fundamentals of Music Theory by scoring 84 percent or higher on a placement exam administered by the Department of Music Theory, History, and Composition. Students who score below 84 percent on the exam must take the course, and they take the lower number of music electives.

Vocal
Freshman Year
Fall
Spring

English or writing

3

-

Music history

-

3

Private voice#

4

4

Repertoire class

0.5

0.5

Diction

2

2

Choral ensemble

1

1

(Fundamentals)

(1)

-

Styles/Music Theory I

2

2

Sight-Singing I, II

1.5

1.5

Keyboard Musicianship

1

1

Introduction to Music Technology

-

1

Recital Attendance

0

0

15(16)

16

Sophomore Year
Fall
Spring

English or Writing

3

-

Liberal arts

-

3

Music history

3

3

Private voice

4

4

Repertoire class

0.5

0.5

Choral ensemble

1

1

Music Theory II, III

2

2

Sight-Singing III, IV

1

1

Keyboard Musicianship

1

-

Private piano

-

1

Career Orientation

-

1

Recital Attendance

0

0

15.5

16.5

Junior Year
Fall
Spring

Liberal arts

9

3

Private voice

4

4

Repertoire class

0.5

0.5

Choral ensemble

1

1

Music theory

2

2

Required Junior Recital

-

1

Music electives#

1(0)

2

Recital Attendance

0

0

17.5 (16.5)

13.5

Senior Year
Fall
Spring

Liberal arts

6

3

Private voice#

4

4

Repertoire class

0.5

0.5

Choral ensemble

1

1

Required Senior Recital

-

2

Music electives#

2

2

13.5

12.5

Piano
Freshman Year
Fall
Spring

English or writing

3

3

Liberal arts

3

-

Music history

-

3

Private piano

4

4

Repertoire class

0.5

0.5

Pianist as Collaborator

1

1

(Fundamentals)

(1)

Styles/Music Theory I

2

2

Sight-Singing I, II

1.5

1.5

Keyboard Musicianship

1

1

Introduction to Music Technology

-

1

Recital Attendance

0

0

16(15)

17

Sophomore Year
Fall
Spring

Music history

3

3

Liberal arts

3

3

Private piano

4

4

Repertoire class

0.5

0.5

Accompanying Master Class

1

1

Music Theory II, III

2

2

Sight-Singing III, IV

1

1

Introduction to Organ or Harpsichord

1

-

Career Orientation

-

1

Recital Attendance

0

0

15.5

15.5

Junior Year
Fall
Spring

Liberal arts

3

3

Private piano

4

4

Repertoire class

0.5

0.5

Ensemble

-

1

Piano Ensemble

1

-

Chamber Music

0.5

0.5

Music theory

2

2

Survey of Piano Literature

1

1

Required Junior Recital

-

1

Music elective#

2

1

Recital Attendance

0

0

14

14

Senior Year
Fall
Spring

Chamber Music

0.5

-

Liberal arts

6

3

Private piano

4

4

Repertoire class

0.5

0.5

Ensemble

1

1

Piano Pedagogy

-

2

Required Senior Recital

-

2

Music electives#

3. 5 (2.5)

-

15.5 (14.5)

12.5

Organ
Freshman Year
Fall
Spring

English or writing

3

3

Liberal arts

3

-

Music history

3

Private organ

4

4

Repertoire class

0.5

0.5

Pianist as Collaborator

1

1

(Fundamentals)

(1)

Styles/Music Theory I

2

2

Sight-Singing I, II

1.5

1.5

Keyboard Musicianship

1

1

Introduction to Music Technology

-

1

Recital Attendance

0

0

16(17)

17

Sophomore Year
Fall
Spring

Music history

3

3

Liberal arts

3

3

Private organ

4

4

Repertoire class

0.5

0.5

Ensemble

1

1

Chamber Music

-

0.5

Career Orientation

-

1

Music Theory II, III

2

2

Sight-Singing III, IV

1

1

Introduction to Harpsichord

1

-

Secondary instrument (piano or harpsichord)

-

1

Recital Attendance

0

0

15.5

17

Junior Year
Fall
Spring

Liberal arts

3

3

Private organ

4

4

Repertoire class

0.5

0.5

Ensemble

1

1

Chamber Music

0.5

0.5

Music theory

2

2

Survey of Piano Literature

1

1

Required Junior Recital

-

1

Music elective#

2

-

Recital Attendance

0

0

14

13

Senior Year
Fall
Spring

Chamber Music

0.5

-

Liberal arts

6

3

Private organ

4

4

Repertoire class

0.5

0.5

Ensemble

1

1

Required Senior Recital

-

2

Piano Pedagogy

-

2

Music electives#

3(2)

-

15(14)

12.5

Guitar
Freshman Year
Fall
Spring

English or writing

3

3

Liberal arts

3

-

Music history

3

Private guitar

4

4

Repertoire class

0.5

0.5

Choral ensemble

1

1

(Fundamentals)

(1)

Styles/Music Theory I

2

2

Sight-Singing I, II

1.5

1.5

Keyboard Musicianship

1

1

Introduction to Music Technology

-

1

Recital Attendance

0

0

16(17)

17

Sophomore Year
Fall
Spring

Music history

3

3

Liberal arts

3

3

Private guitar

4

4

Repertoire class

0.5

0.5

Guitar Ensemble

1

1

Music Theory II, III

2

2

Sight-Singing III, IV

1

1

Career Orientation

1

Recital Attendance

0

0

14.5

15.5

Junior Year
Fall
Spring

Liberal arts

3

3

Private guitar

4

4

Repertoire class

0.5

0.5

Guitar Ensemble

1

1

Music theory

2

2

Required Junior Recital

-

1

Music electives*

4

4

Recital Attendance

0

0

14.5

15.5

Senior Year
Fall
Spring

Liberal arts

6

3

Private guitar

4

4

Repertoire class

0.5

0.5

Guitar Ensemble

1

1

Required Senior Recital

-

2

Music electives#

5(4)

-

16.5(15.5)

13.5

Instrumental
Freshman Year
Fall
Spring

English or writing

3

3

Liberal arts

3

-

Music history

3

Private instrument

4

4

Repertoire class

0.5

0.5

Instrumental ensemble

1

1

(Fundamentals)

(1)

Styles/Music Theory I

2

2

Sight-Singing I, II

1.5

1.5

Keyboard Musicianship

1

1

Introduction to Music Technology

1

Recital Attendance

0

0

16(17)

17

Sophomore Year
Fall
Spring

Music history

3

3

Liberal arts

3

3

Private instrument

4

4

Repertoire class

0.5

0.5

Instrumental ensemble

1

1

Music Theory II, III

2

2

Sight-Singing III, IV

1

1

Career Orientation

1

Recital Attendance

0

0

14.5

15.5

Junior Year
Fall
Spring

Liberal arts

3

3

Private instrument

4

4

Repertoire class

0.5

0.5

Instrumental ensemble

1

1

Chamber Music**

0.5

0.5

Music theory

2

2

Music electives#

3

3

Required Junior Recital

-

1

Recital Attendance

0

0

14

15

Senior Year
Fall
Spring

Chamber Music**

0.5

0.5

Liberal arts

6

3

Private instrument

4

4

Repertoire class

0.5

0.5

Instrumental ensemble

1

1

Required Senior Recital

-

2

Music electives#

2

3 (2)

Theory elective

2

-

14

14(13)