School of Music

Bachelor of Music in Music Theory

Liberal Arts

The 36 credits of liberal arts listed in this group must be taken outside the School of Music. For more information see "Academic Courses of Study."
Academic Courses of Study

Vocal

Keyb.

Instr.

English or writing

6

6

6

Humanities

3

3

3

Mathematics or computer science course

3

3

3

Social or behavioral sciences

3

3

3

Modern language (French or German)

6

6

6

Liberal arts electives*

15

15

15

Total

36

36

36

Other Liberal Arts Requirements

Vocal Keyb. Instr.

Music history:

11

11

11

History and Literature of Music I MUTH 25500

History and Literature of Music II MUTH 25600

History and Literature of Music III MUTH 35500

Music history elective

Total

11

11

11

Music Requirements

Vocal Keyb. Instr.

Performance major

16

16

16

Performance Repertoire and Pedagogy PFMJ 19900

4

4

4

Ensemble

8

8

8

Fundamentals of Music Theory+ MUTH 10100

1

1

1

Introduction to Musical Styles MUTH 12100

2

2

2

Music theory:

27

27

27

Music Theory I MUTH 12200

Music Theory II MUTH 22100

Music Theory III MUTH 22200

Form and Analysis MUTH 32100

Analysis of Music since 1900 MUTH 32200

Advanced Aural Skills MUTH 42900

Figured Bass and Score Reading MUTH 36000

Choral Arranging MUTH 43500

Orchestration MUTH 43700

Sixteenth-Century Counterpoint MUTH 43100

Eighteenth-Century Counterpoint MUTH 43200

Pedagogy of Theory MUTH 44300

Topics in Music Theory MUTH 42100 (taken twice)

Sight-singing:

5

5

5

Sight-Singing I MUTH 13300

Sight-Singing II MUTH 13400

Advanced Sight-Singing III MUTH 23300

Advanced Sight-Singing IV MUTH 23400

Introduction to Composition MUTH 46400

2

2

2

Introduction to Electroacoustic Music MUMC 14500

2

2

2

Secondary instrument

Keyboard musicianship

2

2

2

Private piano I-II (four semesters; 1 credit each) PFMJ 10302, PFMJ 20302

4

-

4

Class Voice PFSM 10100

-

1

1

Diction

4

-

-

Career Orientation MUMC 16600

1

1

1

Introduction to Music Technology MUMC 10300

1

1

1

Music electives+

0-1

5-6

2-3

Recital Attendance MUMC 10100 (six semesters required)

0

0

0

Total

79

77

78

Total for degree

126

124

125

* Physics of Sound and/or a philosophy course is recommended.

+ 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

3

Music history

-

3

Private voice

2

2

Repertoire class

0.5

0.5

Ensemble

1

1

(Fundamentals)

(1)

-

Styles/Music Theory I

2

2

Sight-Singing I, II

1.5

1.5

Keyboard Musicianship

1

1

Diction

2

2

Introduction to Music Technology

1

-

Recital Attendance

0

0

14(15)

16

Sophomore Year
Fall
Spring

Liberal arts

3

3

Modern language

3

3

Private voice

2

2

Repertoire class

0.5

0.5

Ensemble

1

1

Music Theory II, III

2

2

Sight-Singing III, IV

1

1

Music history

3

3

Private piano

1

1

Recital Attendance

0

0

16.5

16.5

Junior Year
Fall
Spring

Liberal arts

6

6

Private voice

2

2

Repertoire class

0.5

0.5

Ensemble

1

1

Music theory

2

2

Score Reading

-

1

Introduction to Composition

2

-

Introduction to Electroacoustic Music

2

-

Career Orientation

-

1

Music electives

-

1( - )

Private piano

1

1

Recital Attendance

0

0

16.5

15.5(14.5)

Senior Year
Fall
Spring

Liberal arts

3

3

Private voice

2

2

Repertoire class

0.5

0.5

Ensemble

1

1

Orchestration

2

-

Choral Arranging

-

2

Sixteenth-Century Counterpoint

2

-

Eighteenth-Century Counterpoint

-

2

Pedagogy of Theory

-

3

Topics in Music Theory

2

2

Music history elective

2

-

Advanced Aural Skills

-

1

14.5

16.5

Keyboard
Freshman Year
Fall
Spring

English or writing

3

3

Liberal arts

3

3

Music history

-

3

Private keyboard

2

2

Repertoire class

0.5

0.5

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

-

Class Voice

1

-

Recital Attendance

0

0

16(17)

17

Sophomore Year
Fall
Spring

Modern language

3

3

Liberal arts

3

3

Private keyboard

2

2

Repertoire class

0.5

0.5

Ensemble

1

1

Music Theory II, III

2

2

Sight-Singing III, IV

1

1

Score Reading

-

1

Music history

3

3

Recital Attendance

0

0

15.5

16.5

Junior Year
Fall
Spring

Liberal arts

3

6

Private keyboard

2

2

Repertoire class

0.5

0.5

Ensemble

1

1

Music theory

2

2

Introduction to Composition

2

-

Introduction to Electroacoustic Music

2

-

Career Orientation

-

1

Music history elective

2

Music electives

-

2

Recital Attendance

0

0

14.5

14.5

Senior Year
Fall
Spring

Liberal arts

3

-

Private keyboard

2

2

Repertoire class

0.5

0.5

Ensemble

1

1

Orchestration

2

-

Choral Arranging

-

2

Sixteenth-Century Counterpoint

2

-

Eighteenth-Century Counterpoint

-

2

Pedagogy of Theory

-

3

Topics in Music Theory

2

2

Music electives

1

3(2)

Advanced Aural Skills

-

1

13.5

16.5(15.5)

Instrumental
Freshman Year
Fall
Spring

English or writing

3

3

Liberal arts

3

3

Music history

-

3

Private instrument

2

2

Repertoire class

0.5

0.5

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

-

Class Voice

1

-

Recital Attendance

0

0

16(17)

17

Sophomore Year
Fall
Spring

Liberal arts

6

6

Private instrument

2

2

Repertoire class

0.5

0.5

Ensemble

1

1

Music Theory II, III

2

2

Sight-Singing III, IV

1

1

Music history

3

3

Private piano

1

1

Recital Attendance

0

0

16.5

16.5

Junior Year
Fall
Spring

Modern language

3

3

Private instrument

2

2

Repertoire class

0.5

0.5

Ensemble

1

1

Music theory

2

2

Introduction to Composition

2

-

Introduction to Electroacoustic Music

2

-

Score Reading

-

1

Music history elective

2

-

Career Orientation

-

1

Private piano

1

1

Music electives

-

2(1)

Recital Attendance

0

0

15.5

13.5 (12.5)

Senior Year
Fall
Spring

Liberal arts

3

3

Private instrument

2

2

Repertoire class

0.5

0.5

Ensemble

1

1

Orchestration

2

-

Choral Arranging

-

2

Sixteenth-Century Counterpoint

2

-

Eighteenth-Century Counterpoint

-

2

Pedagogy of Theory

-

3

Topics in Music Theory

2

2

Music electives

1

-

Advanced Aural Skills

-

1

13.5

16.5