Ithaca College

School of Music

Bachelor of Music in Performance and Music Education

Liberal Arts

The 27 credits of liberal arts listed here must be taken outside the School of Music. For more information see "Academic Courses of Study."
Academic Courses of Study

Vocal

Keyb.

Guitar

Wind

Perc.

Strings

English or writing

6

6

6

6

6

6

Humanities

3

3

3

3

3

3

Natural sciences

3

3

3

3

3

3

Mathematics (not computer science)

3

3

3

3

3

3

Eductional Psychology PSYC 21010

3

3

3

3

3

3

Modern language (Spanish, Italian, French, or German)+

6***

3#

3#

3#

3#

3#

Liberal arts electives

3

6

6

6

6

6

Total

27

27

27

27

27

27

Other Liberal Arts Requirements

Social and Cultural Foundations of Education TCED 34000

3

3

3

3

3

3

Music history

9

9

9

9

9

9

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

Total

12

12

12

12

12

12

Music Requirements

Performance major++

34(30)

34(30)

34(30)

34(30)

34(30)

34(30)

Performance Repertoire and Pedagogy PFMJ 19900

4.5

4.5

4.5

4.5

4.5

4.5

Performance minor

1

4

4

-

-

-

Ensemble

Instrumental

-

-

-

8.5

8.5

8.5

Choral

8.5

3.5

4

1

1

1

Pianist as Collaborator MUEN 11700, MUEN 11800

-

2

-

-

-

-

Accompanying Master Class MUEN 21700, MUEN 21800

-

2

-

-

-

-

Guitar Ensemble

-

-

4.5

-

-

-

Piano Ensemble

-

1

-

-

-

-

Elective major ensemble

1

Chamber Music

-

1

-

2*

-

2

Percussion Ensemble

-

-

-

-

2

-

Fundamentals of Music Theory** MUTH 10100

(1)

(1)

(1)

(1)

(1)

(1)

Introduction to Musical Styles MUTH 12100

2

2

2

2

2

2

Music theory

10

10

10

10

10

10

Music Theory I-III MUTH 12200, 22100, 22200

Form and Analysis MUTH 32100

Analysis of Music since 1900 MUTH 32200

Sight-Singing MUTH 13300, 13400; MUTH 23300, 23400

5

5

5

5

5

5

Recitals

3

3

3

3

3

3

Music electives**

1-2(5-6)

0-1(4-5)

1-2(5-6)

2-3(6-7)

2-3(6-7)

3-4(7-8)

Diction

4

2

2

-

-

-

Career Orientation MUMC 16600

1

1

1

1

1

1

Introduction to Music Technology MUMC 10300

1

1

1

1

1

1

Recital Attendance MUMC 10100 (six semesters required)

0

0

0

0

0

0

Total

76

78

77

75

75

76

Music Education Requirements

Child abuse workshop TCED 11000

0

0

0

0

0

0

Drug abuse workshop TCED 11100

0

0

0

0

0

0

Secondary instruments

4

4

5

9(9.5)*

10

7

Wind Instrument Pedagogy MUED 37500/ String Pedagogy MUED 34700

-

-

-

2

2

2

Class instruments

4

4

4

2

1

3

Classroom Instruments

1

1

1

-

-

-

Music Education for Children MUED 26700

2

2

2

2

2

2

General and Choral Music in Secondary School MUED 36800

2

2

2

-

-

-

Music Field Experience MUED 10100, MUED 10200, MUED 20100, MUED 20200

2

2

2

2

2

2

Teaching Vocal--General Music MUED 36100

1

1

1

-

-

-

Teaching Instrumental Music MUED 36200

-

-

-

1

1

1

Junior student teaching

2

2

2

2

2

2

Junior student teaching and seminar

2

2

2

2

2

2

Senior student teaching

6

6

6

6

6

6

Conducting

4

4

4

4

4

4

Laboratory Band MUED 35600

1

1

1

-

-

-

Total

31

31

32

32 (32.5)

32

31

Total for degree

146

148

148

146 (146.5)

146

146

+ Vocal majors must complete two semesters of modern language. Vocalists must choose French, German, or Italian. Spanish will not fulfill the language requirement for a vocal major. 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.

*** An additional semester of modern language is recommended.

# Students who place into level 102 or higher of modern languages meet the minimum requirements for modern language proficiency. These students fulfill the 3-credit modern language requirement by substituting 3 credits of liberal arts elective in place of this requirement.

++ 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.

* 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. Students who score below 84 percent on the exam must take the course, and they take the lower number of music electives.

* Saxophone music education majors add 0.5 Class Horn.

Vocal
Freshman Year
Fall
Spring

English or writing

3

-

Music history

-

3

Private voice ++

4

4

Repertoire class

0.5

0.5

Choral ensemble

1

1

Diction

2

2

(Fundamentals)

(1)

-

Style/Music Theory I

2

2

Sight-Singing I, II

1.5

1.5

Keyboard Musicianship

1

1

Percussion Class

-

1

Career Orientation

-

1

Introduction to Music Technology

1

-

Music Field Experience

0.5

0.5

Recital Attendance

0

0

16.5(17.5)

17.5

Sophomore Year
Fall
Spring

English or writing

3

-

Social and Cultural Foundations of Education

-

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

1

Music Education for Children

2

-

Classroom Instruments

-

1

Music Field Experience

0.5

0.5

Recital Attendance

0

0

18

17

Junior Year
Fall
Spring

Liberal arts

-

3

Educational Psychology

3

-

Private voice

4

4

Repertoire class

0.5

0.5

Choral ensemble

1

1

Music theory

2

2

Music in Secondary School

-

2

Conducting

2

2

Laboratory Band

-

1

Woodwind Class

1

-

Student Teaching: Vocal

2

-

Teaching Vocal--General Music

1

-

Student Teaching and Seminar

-

2

Private piano

1

0

Drug abuse workshop

0

-

Child abuse workshop

-

0

Recital Attendance

0

0

17.5

17.5

Senior Year
Fall
Spring

Liberal arts

-

9

Private voice

2

4

Repertoire class

0.5

0.5

Choral ensemble

0.5

1

String Class

1

-

Recital

1

-

Student teaching

6

0

Music elective

1(2)

-

12(13)

14.5

Fifth Year
Fall

Liberal arts

6

Brass Class

1

Private voice

4

Repertoire class

0.5

Choral ensemble

1

Recital

2

14.5

++ 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.

Wind and Percussion
Freshman Year
Fall
Spring

English or writing

3

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

Secondary instrument

1

1

Class Voice

1

-

Introduction to Music Technology

1

-

Music Field Experience

0.5

0.5

Recital Attendance

0

0

16.5 (17.5)

17.5

Sophomore Year
Fall
Spring

Music history

3

3

Educational Psychology

3

-

Private instrument

4

4

Repertoire class

0.5

0.5

Instrumental ensemble

1

1

Chamber Music

-

0.5

Music Theory II, III

2

2

Sight-Singing III, IV

1

1

Music Education for Children

-

2

Secondary instrument

2

1(1.5)*

Choral ensemble

0.5

0.5

Career Orientation

-

1

Music Field Experience

0.5

0.5

Recital Attendance

0

0

17.5

17(17.5)

Junior Year
Fall
Spring

Liberal arts

-

3

Social and Cultural Foundations of Education

3

-

Private instrument

4

4

Repertoire class

0.5

0.5

Music theory

2

2

Instrumental ensemble

1

1

Chamber Music

-

0.5

Secondary instrument

1

1

Conducting

2

2

Wind Pedagogy

2

-

Student Teaching: Instrumental

2

-

Student Teaching and Seminar

-

2

Teaching Instrumental Music

-

1

Drug abuse workshop

0

-

Child abuse workshop

-

0

Recital Attendance

0

0

17.5

17

Senior Year
Fall**
Spring**

Liberal arts

-

9

Private instrument

2

4

Repertoire class

0.5

0.5

Chamber Music

-

0.5

String Class

1

-

Student teaching

6

-

Music electives

3(2)

-

Recital

-

1

Instrumental ensemble

0.5

1

13(12)

16

Fifth Year
Fall

Liberal arts

6

Private instrument

4

Repertoire class

0.5

Instrumental ensemble

1

Chamber Music

0.5

Recital

2

14

* Saxophone music education majors add 0.5 Class Horn.

** Entire semesters may be reversed in order.

Strings
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

Orchestra

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

Music Field Experience

0.5

0.5

Recital Attendance

0

0

16.5(17.5)

17.5

Sophomore Year
Fall
Spring

Music history

3

3

Educational Psychology

3

-

Social and Cultural Foundations of Education

-

3

Private instrument

4

4

Repertoire class

0.5

0.5

Orchestra

1

1

Music Theory II, III

2

2

Sight-Singing III, IV

1

1

Secondary instrument

1

1

Choral ensemble

0.5

0.5

Class Voice

1

-

Career Orientation

-

1

Music Field Experience

0.5

0.5

Recital Attendance

0

0

17.5

17.5

Junior Year
Fall
Spring

Liberal arts

-

3

Private instrument

4

4

Repertoire class

0.5

0.5

Music theory

2

2

Orchestra

1

1

String Pedagogy

2

-

Secondary instrument

2(1*)

- (1*)

Percussion Class

-

1

Conducting

2

2

Music Education for Children

2

-

Student Teaching: Instrumental

2

-

Teaching Instrumental Music

-

1

Student Teaching and Seminar

-

2

Chamber Music

0.5

0.5

Drug abuse workshop

0

-

Child abuse workshop

-

0

Recital Attendance

0

0

18(17*)

17(18*)

Senior Year
Fall**
Spring**

Liberal arts

-

6

Private instrument

2

4

Repertoire class

0.5

0.5

Chamber Music

-

0.5

Brass Class

-

1

Student teaching

6

-

Music electives

4(3)

-

Recital

-

1

Orchestra

0.5

1

13(12)

14

Fifth Year
Fall

Liberal arts

6

Private instrument

4

Repertoire class

0.5

Orchestra

1

Recital

2

Woodwind Class

1

Chamber Music

0.5

15

* For the specific order and number of credits for each string instrument, see "Secondary Instrument Study Plans."
Secondary Instrument Study Plans

** Entire semesters may be reversed in order.

Keyboard
Freshman Year
Fall
Spring

English or writing

3

3

Music history

-

3

Private instrument

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

Diction

2

-

Class Voice

1

1

Music Field Experience

0.5

0.5

Recital Attendance

0

0

16.5 (17.5)

17.5

Sophomore Year
Fall
Spring

Music history

3

3

Educational Psychology

-

3

Private instrument

4

4

Repertoire class

0.5

0.5

Accompanying Master Class

1

1

Choral ensemble

0.5

0.5

Music Theory II, III

2

2

Sight-Singing III, IV

1

1

Music Education for Children

2

-

Private voice

1

1

Classroom Instruments

1

-

Introduction to Music Technology

1

-

Career Orientation

-

1

Music Field Experience

0.5

0.5

Recital Attendance

0

0

17.5

17.5

Junior Year
Fall
Spring

Liberal arts

-

3

Social and Cultural Foundations of Education

3

-

Private instrument

4

4

Repertoire class

0.5

0.5

Choral ensemble

1

1

Music theory

2

2

Music in Secondary School

-

2

Conducting

2

2

Teaching Vocal--General Music

1

-

Student Teaching: Vocal

2

-

Student Teaching and Seminar

-

2

Brass Class

1

-

Private voice

1

1

Drug abuse workshop

0

-

Child abuse workshop

-

0

Recital Attendance

0

0

17.5

17.5

Senior Year
Fall
Spring

Liberal arts

6

-

Private instrument

4

2

Repertoire class

0.5

0.5

Piano Ensemble

1

-

String Class

-

1

Woodwind Class

1

-

Percussion Class 1 -

Laboratory Band

1

-

Student teaching

-

6

Music electives

1

Recital

-

1

Chamber Music

0.5

-

Choral ensemble

-

0.5

15

12

Fifth Year
Fall

Liberal arts

9

Private keyboard

4

Repertoire class

0.5

Ensemble

1

Chamber Music

0.5

Recital

2

17

Guitar
Freshman Year
Fall
Spring

English or writing

3

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

Class Voice

1

1

Music Field Experience

0.5

0.5

Introduction to Music Technology

1

-

Recital Attendance

0

0

15.5 (16.5)

17.5

Sophomore Year
Fall
Spring

Music history

3

3

Private guitar

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

Music Education for Children

-

2

Private voice

1

1

Classroom Instruments

-

1

Diction

2

Career Orientation

-

1

Music Field Experience

0.5

0.5

Recital Attendance

0

0

16

17

Junior Year
Fall
Spring

Educational Psychology

3

Social and Cultural Foundations of Education

3

Private guitar

4

4

Repertoire class

0.5

0.5

Guitar Ensemble

1

1

Music theory

2

2

Music in Secondary School

2

Conducting

2

2

Student Teaching: Vocal

2

Teaching Vocal--General Music

1

-

Student Teaching and Seminar

-

2

Brass Class

1

-

Private voice

1

1

Drug abuse workshop

0

-

Child abuse workshop

-

0

Recital Attendance

0

0

17.5

17.5

Senior Year
Fall
Spring

Liberal arts

9

-

Private guitar

4

2

Repertoire class

0.5

0.5

Percussion Class

1

-

String Class

-

1

Laboratory Band

-

1

Student teaching

-

6

Music electives

-

2(1)

Recital

1

-

Guitar Ensemble

1

0.5

16.5

13(12)

Fifth Year
Fall

Liberal arts

9

Private guitar

4

Repertoire class

0.5

Woodwind Class

1

Guitar Ensemble

1

Recital

2

17.5