Academics

Music Major Core Courses

Students who plan to enroll into the Education – Music Program, need to be cautious when scheduling classes. You will need 36 credit hours in General Education as well as the classes listed below. It is strongly encouraged that students enrolling in the music program, who wish to follow the university parallel track, should make an appointment  for advising with one of the following advisors depending on their area of concentration; Melodie Dickerson, Director, Music Program and Choral/Vocal Studies; Robyn Wilkes, Director of Instrumental Studies; Dr. Charles Turon, Coordinator, Keyboard Studies and Music Theory .

Core Prerequisites for Upper Level Classes

Music Theory

All entering students must take a placement test in Music Theory. Students who pass the placement test enroll in MUT 1111 and MUT 1241. All other students must first take MUT 1001, Fundamentals of Music.

Course Number Course Name Course Hours Terms Offered
MUT 1001 Fundamentals of Music (if needed) 3 Fall, Spring, Summer B
MUT 1111 Music Theory I 3 Fall, Spring
MUT 1112 Music Theory II 3 Spring, Summer
MUT 2116 Music Theory III 3 Fall
MUT 2117 Music Theory IV 3 Spring

Aural Theory is considered a co-requisite with Music Theory. Students taking Music Theory I should take Aural Theory I in the same semester. Music Theory II should be taken with Aural Theory II, etc.

Course Number Course Name Course Hours Terms Offered
MUT 1241 Aural Theory I 1 Fall, Spring
MUT 1242 Aural Theory II 1 Spring, Summer
MUT 2246 Aural Theory III 1 Fall
MUT 2247 Aural Theory IV 1 Spring
Applied Music

Students who are not prepared to enter applied studies at the freshman level should enroll in Applied Preparatory level. Proper placement is determined by the applied instructor. Two credit hours each semester.

Course Number Course Name Course Hours Terms Offered
MV__101__A Applied Prep I (if needed) 2 Fall, Spring, Summer
MV__101__B Applied Prep II (if needed) 2 Fall, Spring, Summer
MV__131__ Applied I 2 Fall, Spring, Summer
MV__232__ Applied II 2 Fall, Spring, Summer
Major Ensemble

Choose ensemble appropriate for principal instrument/voice.

Course Number Course Name Course Hours Terms Offered
MUN 1310 Concert Choir 1 Fall, Spring
MUN 1210 College Orchestra 1 Fall, Spring
MUN 1120 Wind Ensemble 1 Fall, Spring
MUN 1710 Jazz Ensemble 1 Fall, Spring, Summer
Keyboard Skills
Course Number Course Name Course Hours Terms Offered
MVK 1111A Class Piano I 1 Fall
MVK 1111B Class Piano II 1 Spring, Summer A
MVK 2121A Class Piano III 1 Fall
MVK 2121B Class Piano IV 1 Spring

Students may exempt one or more semesters of Class Piano by examination. Students whose principal instrument is piano or organ are not required to take class piano.

 

Course Number Course Name Course Hours Terms Offered
MVV 1111A Class Voice 1 Fall, Spring
MVS 1116 Class Guitar 1 Fall, Spring

Required by Most Upper Level Institutions

Recital Attendance 
Course Number Course Name Course Hours Terms Offered
MUS 1010L Recital Attendance (four terms) 0 Fall, Spring, Summer
Music History
Course Number Course Name Course Hours Terms Offered
MUH 2110 Introduction to Music History 3 Spring

Prerequisites: MUT 1111 and ENC 1101. This course is a Gordon Rule class and a General Education course (Area IV: Humanities).

Recommended for Specific Music Tracks

Track: Music Therapy
Course Number Course Name Course Hours Terms Offered
MVV 1111A Class Voice 1 Fall, Spring
MVS 1116 Class Guitar 1 Fall, Spring
Track: Composition
Course Number Course Name Course Hours Terms Offered
MUC 1211 Applied Music Composition 2 Fall, Spring, Summer
MUC 2221 Applied Music Composition II 2 Fall, Spring, Summer
Track: Vocal Principals
Course Number Course Name Course Hours Terms Offered
MUN 1340 Chamber Choir and/or 1 Fall, Spring
MUN 1640
MUN 1652
Music Theatre Ensemble and/or
Opera Theatre Ensemble
1 Fall, Spring
 Track: Jazz Studies
Course Number Course Name Course Hours Terms Offered
MUH 2018 Jazz History & Literature Studies 3 Fall, Summer
MUN 1710
MUN 1711
Jazz Ensemble and/or
Jazz Combo
1 Fall, Spring, Summer
 Track: Classical Guitar 
Course Number Course Name Course Hours Terms Offered
MUN 1480 Guitar Ensemble 1 Fall, Spring

 

 

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