Major in Music - Bachelor of Music Degree

Students concentrating in Composition, Jazz/Commercial Music (performance or composition), Guitar, Keyboard, Voice or Winds/Strings/Percussion performance are required to complete the courses listed below and the Core Curriculum requirements.

Composition Concentration Requirements (82 units)

MUSA XXXPrivate lessons in a single medium6
MUSA XXXEnsembles: 7 units in ensembles reflecting diverse sizes and styles, with a minimum of two different ensembles. One unit must be World Music Ensemble unless the student has completed a 3-unit upper-division global perspectives in music (MUSC) course.7
The following course must be repeated for up to 4 units:4
COMPOSITION
MUSA 190PIANO CLASS I1
MUSA 191PIANO CLASS II1
The following composition course must be repeated for up to 4 units:4
COMPOSITION
MUSA 290PIANO III:KEYBOARD HARMONY1
The following composition course must be repeated for up to 4 units:4
COMPOSITION
The following composition course must be repeated for up to 4 units:4
COMPOSITION
MUSA 499SENIOR RECITAL FOR BACHELOR OF MUSIC DEGREE1
MUSC 131MUSIC THEORY I2
MUSC 132MUSIC THEORY II2
MUSC 133MUSICIANSHIP I2
MUSC 134MUSICIANSHIP II2
MUSC 201MUSIC IN THE U.S.: ANALYTIC EMPHASIS3
MUSC 231MUSIC THEORY III2
MUSC 232MUSIC THEORY IV2
MUSC 233MUSICIANSHIP III2
MUSC 234MUSICIANSHIP IV2
MUSC 301WESTERN MUSIC TO 17503
MUSC 302WESTERN MUSIC FROM 1750-19143
MUSC 327CHORAL CONDUCTING3
or MUSC 329 INSTRUMENTAL CONDUCTING
MUSC 335CHORAL AND INSTRUMENTAL ARRANGING3
MUSC 382RECORDING TECHNIQUES I3
MUSC 405WESTERN MUSIC FROM 1914 TO THE PRESENT3
MUSC 414COUNTERPOINT3
MUSC XXXUpper-division MUSC electives 19
Total Units82
1

MUSC 493 may be taken for a maximum of 3 elective units only by successful petition to the department chairperson.

Guitar Concentration Requirements (82 units)

MUSA xxx Private Lessons: MUSA x35 (8 terms of 1 unit) Private Classical Guitar Lessons Any combination of MUSA x35 Private Classical Lessons, MUSA x36 Other Fretted Instruments Private Lessons; or MUSA x40 Jazz/Commercial Guitar Private Lessons (8 terms 1 unit) 16
MUSA xxx Ensembles: 4 units in lower-division Guitar Ensemble (MUSA 275); 4 units in upper-division Guitar Ensemble (MUSA 475); 2 units of any vocal ensemble or solo and ensemble accompanying; 2 units of any ensemble, 1 unit of which must be World Music Ensemble (MUSA 170/MUSA 370) unless the student has completed a 3-unit upper-division global perspectives in music (MUSC) course.12
MUSA 190PIANO CLASS I1
MUSA 191PIANO CLASS II1
MUSA 290PIANO III:KEYBOARD HARMONY1
MUSA 399JUNIOR RECITAL FOR BACHELOR OF MUSIC DEGREE1
MUSA 499SENIOR RECITAL FOR BACHELOR OF MUSIC DEGREE1
MUSC 131MUSIC THEORY I2
MUSC 132MUSIC THEORY II2
MUSC 133MUSICIANSHIP I2
MUSC 134MUSICIANSHIP II2
MUSC 201MUSIC IN THE U.S.: ANALYTIC EMPHASIS3
MUSC 231MUSIC THEORY III2
MUSC 232MUSIC THEORY IV2
MUSC 233MUSICIANSHIP III2
MUSC 234MUSICIANSHIP IV2
MUSC 301WESTERN MUSIC TO 17503
MUSC 302WESTERN MUSIC FROM 1750-19143
MUSC 327CHORAL CONDUCTING3
or MUSC 329 INSTRUMENTAL CONDUCTING
MUSC 350MUSIC INDUSTRY: LIVE PERFORMANCE3
MUSC 405WESTERN MUSIC FROM 1914 TO THE PRESENT3
MUSC 409HISTORY AND LITERATURE OF GUITAR, LUTE AND VIHUELA3
MUSC 462GUITAR PEDAGOGY3
MUSC XXXUpper-division MUSC electives 19
Total Units82
1

MUSC 493 may be taken for a minimum of 3 elective units only by successful petition to the department chairperson.

Jazz/Commercial Music Concentration Requirements (Composition) (79 units)

MUSA XXXPrivate lessons in a single medium6
MUSAEnsembles: four terms among a minimum of three different jazz ensembles; three terms of any other ensemble, one of which must be World Music Ensemble unless the student has completed a 3-unit upper-division global perspectives in music (MUSC) course7
The following composition course must be repeated for up to 4 units:4
JAZZ / COMMERCAL COMPOSITION
MUSA 190PIANO CLASS I1
MUSA 191PIANO CLASS II1
The following composition course must be repeated for up to 4 units:4
JAZZ / COMMERCAL COMPOSITION
MUSA 290PIANO III:KEYBOARD HARMONY1
The following composition course must be repeated for up to 4 units:4
JAZZ / COMMERCAL COMPOSITION
The following composition course must be repeated for up to 4 units:4
JAZZ / COMMERCAL COMPOSITION
MUSA 499SENIOR RECITAL FOR BACHELOR OF MUSIC DEGREE1
MUSC 131MUSIC THEORY I2
MUSC 132MUSIC THEORY II2
MUSC 133MUSICIANSHIP I2
MUSC 134MUSICIANSHIP II2
MUSC 201MUSIC IN THE U.S.: ANALYTIC EMPHASIS3
MUSC 231MUSIC THEORY III2
MUSC 232MUSIC THEORY IV2
MUSC 233MUSICIANSHIP III2
MUSC 234MUSICIANSHIP IV2
MUSC 301WESTERN MUSIC TO 17503
MUSC 302WESTERN MUSIC FROM 1750-19143
MUSC 320JAZZ THEORY AND IMPROVISATION I3
MUSC 329INSTRUMENTAL CONDUCTING3
MUSC 335CHORAL AND INSTRUMENTAL ARRANGING3
MUSC 350MUSIC INDUSTRY: LIVE PERFORMANCE3
MUSC 426JAZZ HISTORY3
MUSC 427JAZZ ARRANGING I3
MUSC XXXUpper-division MUSC elective 13
Total Units79
1

MUSC 493 may be taken for a maximum of 3 elective units only by successful petition to the department chairperson.

Jazz/Commercial Music Concentration Requirements (Performance) (82 units)

MUSA xxx Private Lessons (16): 12 units jazz/commercial lessons in primary instrument; 4 units of additional jazz/commercial lessons, 100- and 200-level classical lessons in related instrument, or a combination of both. Vocal majors – 8 units of jazz/commercial voice, 8 units in 100- and 200-level voice lessons. 16
MUSA XXX
Saxophone majors—8 units jazz/commercial saxophone and 8 units in at least one wood-wind double
MUSA XXX
Bass majors—8 units acoustic, 8 units electric
MUSA XXX
Guitar majors—8 units jazz/commercial guitar, 8 units classical or other fretted instruments
MUSA XXX
Percussion majors— 8 units drum set, 8 units percussion/multiple
MUSA XXX
Other instruments—8 units of jazz/commercial in primary instrument, 8 units of 100- and 200-level classical lessons in primary instrument
MUSA XXX
Voice majors—8 units in jazz/commercial voice, 8 units in 100- and 200-level voice lessons
MUSA XXXEnsembles: eight terms among a minimum of three jazz ensembles; six terms of any other ensemble, one of which must be World Music Ensemble unless the student has completed a 3-unit upper-division global perspectives in music (MUSC) course. 114
MUSA 190PIANO CLASS I1
MUSA 191PIANO CLASS II1
MUSA 290PIANO III:KEYBOARD HARMONY1
MUSA 399JUNIOR RECITAL FOR BACHELOR OF MUSIC DEGREE1
MUSA 499SENIOR RECITAL FOR BACHELOR OF MUSIC DEGREE1
MUSC 131MUSIC THEORY I2
MUSC 132MUSIC THEORY II2
MUSC 133MUSICIANSHIP I2
MUSC 134MUSICIANSHIP II2
MUSC 201MUSIC IN THE U.S.: ANALYTIC EMPHASIS3
MUSC 231MUSIC THEORY III2
MUSC 232MUSIC THEORY IV2
MUSC 233MUSICIANSHIP III2
MUSC 234MUSICIANSHIP IV2
MUSC 301WESTERN MUSIC TO 17503
MUSC 302WESTERN MUSIC FROM 1750-19143
MUSC 350MUSIC INDUSTRY: LIVE PERFORMANCE3
MUSC 320JAZZ THEORY AND IMPROVISATION I3
MUSC 322JAZZ THEORY AND IMPROVISATION II3
MUSC 329INSTRUMENTAL CONDUCTING3
MUSC 426JAZZ HISTORY3
MUSC 427JAZZ ARRANGING I3
MUSC 443INSTRUMENTAL PEDAGOGY (guitar students may substitute MUSC 462)1
MUSC XXXUpper-division MUSC elective 23
Total Units82
1

Ensemble requirements for guitar students: among the 14 required ensemble terms, guitar students are required to take 8 terms of guitar-specific ensembles (4 terms of MUSA 275/MUSA 283 and 4 terms of MUSA 475/MUSA 483)

2

MUSC 493 may be taken for a maximum of 3 elective units only by successful petition to the department chairperson.

Keyboard Concentration Requirements (Piano) (83 units)

MUSA XXXPrivate piano lessons16
MUSA XXXPrivate pipe organ, harpsichord or voice lessons2
MUSA XXXEnsembles: five terms in Solo/Ensemble Accompanying; 2 units of any other ensemble, 1 unit of which must be World Music Ensemble unless the student has completed a 3-unit upper-division global perspectives in music (MUSC) course.7
MUSA 399JUNIOR RECITAL FOR BACHELOR OF MUSIC DEGREE1
MUSA 499SENIOR RECITAL FOR BACHELOR OF MUSIC DEGREE1
MUSC 131MUSIC THEORY I2
MUSC 132MUSIC THEORY II2
MUSC 133MUSICIANSHIP I2
MUSC 134MUSICIANSHIP II2
MUSC 201MUSIC IN THE U.S.: ANALYTIC EMPHASIS3
MUSC 231MUSIC THEORY III2
MUSC 232MUSIC THEORY IV2
MUSC 233MUSICIANSHIP III2
MUSC 234MUSICIANSHIP IV2
MUSC 301WESTERN MUSIC TO 17503
MUSC 302WESTERN MUSIC FROM 1750-19143
MUSC 313KEYBOARD HARMONY AND SIGHT READING I2
MUSC 314KEYBOARD HARMONY SIGHT READING II2
MUSC 327CHORAL CONDUCTING3
or MUSC 329 INSTRUMENTAL CONDUCTING
MUSC 335CHORAL AND INSTRUMENTAL ARRANGING3
MUSC 405WESTERN MUSIC FROM 1914 TO THE PRESENT3
MUSC 414COUNTERPOINT3
MUSC 419KEYBOARD LITERATURE3
MUSC 460PIANO PEDAGOGY3
MUSC XXXUpper-division MUSC electives 19
Total Units83
1

 MUSC 493 may be taken for a maximum of 3 elective units only by successful petition to the department chairperson.

Keyboard Concentration Requirements (Pipe Organ) (81 units)

MUSA XXXPrivate pipe organ lessons16
MUSA XXXPrivate piano lessons2
MUSA XXXEnsembles: five terms in any choral ensemble; 2 units of any ensemble, 1 unit of which must be World Music Ensemble unless the student has completed a 3-unit upper-division global perspectives in music (MUSC) course.7
MUSA 399JUNIOR RECITAL FOR BACHELOR OF MUSIC DEGREE1
MUSA 499SENIOR RECITAL FOR BACHELOR OF MUSIC DEGREE1
MUED 210VOICE CLASS1
MUSC 131MUSIC THEORY I2
MUSC 132MUSIC THEORY II2
MUSC 133MUSICIANSHIP I2
MUSC 134MUSICIANSHIP II2
MUSC 201MUSIC IN THE U.S.: ANALYTIC EMPHASIS3
MUSC 231MUSIC THEORY III2
MUSC 232MUSIC THEORY IV2
MUSC 233MUSICIANSHIP III2
MUSC 234MUSICIANSHIP IV2
MUSC 301WESTERN MUSIC TO 17503
MUSC 302WESTERN MUSIC FROM 1750-19143
MUSC 313KEYBOARD HARMONY AND SIGHT READING I2
MUSC 314KEYBOARD HARMONY SIGHT READING II2
MUSC 327CHORAL CONDUCTING3
or MUSC 329 INSTRUMENTAL CONDUCTING
MUSC 335CHORAL AND INSTRUMENTAL ARRANGING3
MUSC 405WESTERN MUSIC FROM 1914 TO THE PRESENT3
MUSC 414COUNTERPOINT3
MUSC 419KEYBOARD LITERATURE3
MUSC XXXUpper-division MUSC electives 19
Total Units81
1

MUSC 493 may be taken for a maximum of 3 elective units only by successful petition to the department chairperson. 

Voice Concentration Requirements (83 units)

MUSA XXXPrivate voice lessons16
MUSA XXXEnsembles: 4 units of Chorale or Choral Society; 4 units in Music for the Stage; 4 units in any other vocal ensemble, 1 unit of which must be World Music Ensemble unless the student has completed a 3-unit upper-division global perspectives in music (MUSC) course.12
MUSA 190PIANO CLASS I1
MUSA 191PIANO CLASS II1
MUSA 290PIANO III:KEYBOARD HARMONY1
MUSA 399JUNIOR RECITAL FOR BACHELOR OF MUSIC DEGREE1
MUSA 499SENIOR RECITAL FOR BACHELOR OF MUSIC DEGREE1
MUSC 131MUSIC THEORY I2
MUSC 132MUSIC THEORY II2
MUSC 133MUSICIANSHIP I2
MUSC 134MUSICIANSHIP II2
MUSC 201MUSIC IN THE U.S.: ANALYTIC EMPHASIS3
MUSC 231MUSIC THEORY III2
MUSC 232MUSIC THEORY IV2
MUSC 233MUSICIANSHIP III2
MUSC 234MUSICIANSHIP IV2
MUSC 245SING I ENG-ITAL2
MUSC 246SING II FR-GERM2
MUSC 301WESTERN MUSIC TO 17503
MUSC 302WESTERN MUSIC FROM 1750-19143
MUSC 327CHORAL CONDUCTING3
MUSC 405WESTERN MUSIC FROM 1914 TO THE PRESENT3
MUSC 406SURVEY OF SOLO VOICE LITERATURE3
MUSC 442VOCAL PEDAGOGY3
MUSC XXXUpper-division MUSC electives 19
Total Units83
1

MUSC 493 may be taken for a maximum of 3 elective units only by successful petition to the department chairperson. 

Elementary level of two of the following: German, French or Italian (12) OR Intermediate level in German, French or Italian (12)

Winds, Strings, Percussion Concentration Requirements (84 units)

MUSA XXXPrivate lessons in one instrument or percussion area16
MUSA XXXEnsembles: eight terms in Symphonic Band or Orchestra; eight terms of any instrumental ensemble, one term of which must be World Music Ensemble unless the student has completed a 3-unit upper-division global perspectives in music (MUSC) course.16
MUSA 190PIANO CLASS I1
MUSA 191PIANO CLASS II1
MUSA 290PIANO III:KEYBOARD HARMONY1
MUSA 399JUNIOR RECITAL FOR BACHELOR OF MUSIC DEGREE1
MUSA 499SENIOR RECITAL FOR BACHELOR OF MUSIC DEGREE1
MUSC 131MUSIC THEORY I2
MUSC 132MUSIC THEORY II2
MUSC 133MUSICIANSHIP I2
MUSC 134MUSICIANSHIP II2
MUSC 201MUSIC IN THE U.S.: ANALYTIC EMPHASIS3
MUSC 231MUSIC THEORY III2
MUSC 232MUSIC THEORY IV2
MUSC 233MUSICIANSHIP III2
MUSC 234MUSICIANSHIP IV2
MUSC 301WESTERN MUSIC TO 17503
MUSC 302WESTERN MUSIC FROM 1750-19143
MUSC 329INSTRUMENTAL CONDUCTING3
MUSC 335CHORAL AND INSTRUMENTAL ARRANGING3
MUSC 350MUSIC INDUSTRY: LIVE PERFORMANCE3
MUSC 405WESTERN MUSIC FROM 1914 TO THE PRESENT3
MUSC 443INSTRUMENTAL PEDAGOGY1
MUSC XXXUpper-division MUSC electives 19
Total Units84
1

MUSC 493 may be taken for a maximum of 3 elective units only by successful petition to the department chair. 

Composition Concentration Suggested Four-Year Plan

NOTES:  MUSC 300- and 400-level courses are offered on a rotation basis and the exact term offering may differ from that noted below based on enrollment.  Hence, it will be important to discuss this with your faculty adviser and adjust sequence if needed.

Ensemble Requirement:  Seven units in ensembles reflecting diverse sizes and styles, with a minimum of two different ensembles.  One unit must be World Music Ensemble unless the student has completed a three unit upper division global perspective in music (MUSC) course.

Freshman
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUSC 1312MUSC 1322
MUSC 1332MUSC 1342
MUSA 1001-2MUSA 1001-2
MUSA xxx Applied Lesson in Primary Performance Area1MUSA 1911
MUSA 1901MUSA xxx Ensemble1
ENGL 102 or 190 (Core 2)3TSEM 102 (Core 1)3
Core 33Core 3
 13-14 13-14
Sophomore
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUSC 2312MUSC 2322
MUSC 2332MUSC 2342
MUSC 2013MUSC 3013
MUSA 2901MUSA 2001-2
MUSA 2001-2MUSA xxx Applied Lesson in Primary Performance Area1
MUSA xxx Applied Lesson in Primary Performance Area1MUSA xxx Ensemble 1
MUSA xxx Ensemble 1Core (suggest Lab Science)4
Core3 
 14-15 14-15
Junior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUSC 3023MUSC 4053
MUSA 3001-2MUSC 327 or 3293
MUSC 3353MUSA 3001-2
MUSC 3823MUSC 4143
MUSA xxx Applied Lesson in Primary Performance Area1MUSA xxx Ensemble 1
MUSA xxx Ensemble 1MUSA xxx Applied Lesson in Primary Performance Area 1
Core3Core3
 15-16 15-16
Senior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUSC xxx Upper-Level MUSC Elective3MUSA 4001-2
MUSC xxx Upper-Level MUSC Elective3MUSC xxx Upper-Level MUSC Elective3
MUSA 4001-2MUSA xxx Ensemble1
Core 3MUSA 4991
Core3Core3
Elective (if necessary to fulfill 120 required units to graduate)3Core3
MUSA xxx Ensemble 1Elective (if necessary to fulfill 120 required units to graduate)3
 17-18 15-16
Total Units 116-124

Jazz/Commercial Music Performance Concentration Suggested Four-Year Plan

NOTES:  MUSC 300- and 400-level courses are offered on a rotation basis and the exact term offering may differ from that noted below based on enrollment.  Hence, it will be important to discuss this with your faculty adviser and adjust sequence if needed.

Ensemble Requirement: (14 units) eight terms among a minimum of three jazz ensembles; six terms of any other ensemble, one of which must be World Music Ensemble unless the student has completed a three unit upper division global perspective in music (MUSC) course.

Guitar Students – (14 units) eight terms among a minimum of three jazz ensembles; six terms in other ensembles, one of which must be World Music Ensemble unless the student has completed a three unit upper division global perspective in music (MUSC) course.  (Of the above ensembles, guitar students are required to take 8 terms of Guitar Ensembles (4 terms of MUSA 275/MUSA 283 and 4 terms of MUSA 475/MUSA 483)

Freshman
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUSC 1312MUSC 1322
MUSC 1332MUSC 1342
MUSA xxx Applied Lesson in Primary Performance Area2MUSA 1911
MUSA xxx Jazz Ensemble1MUSA xxx Jazz Ensemble1
MUSA 1901MUSA xxx Applied Lesson in Primary Performance Area 2
ENGL 102 or 190 (Core 2)3TSEM 102 (Core 1)3
Core 33Core 3
 14 14
Sophomore
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUSC 2312MUSC 2322
MUSC 2332MUSC 2342
MUSC 2013MUSC 3013
MUSA 2901MUSA xxx Applied Lesson in Primary Performance Area2
MUSA xxx Applied Lesson in Primary Performance Area2MUSA xxx Jazz Ensemble 1
MUSA xxx Jazz Ensemble 1MUSA xxx Other Ensemble1
MUSA xxx Other Ensemble1Core (suggest Lab Science)4
Core3 
 15 15
Junior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUSC 3023MUSC 3223
MUSC 3203MUSC 327 or 3293
MUSC 3503MUSC 4431
MUSA xxx Applied Lesson in Primary Performance Area2MUSA 3991
MUSA xxx Jazz Ensemble 1MUSA xxx Jazz Ensemble 1
MUSA xxx Other Ensemble1MUSA xxx Other Ensemble1
Core3MUSA xxx Applied Lesson in Primary Performance Area 2
 Core3
 16 15
Senior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUSC 4273MUSC 4263
MUSC xxx Upper-Level MUSC Elective3MUSC xxx Applied Lessons in Primary Performance Area2
MUSA xxx Applied Lessons in Primary Performance Area 2MUSA xxx Jazz Ensemble1
MUSA xxx Jazz Ensemble1MUSA xxx Other Ensemble1
MUSA xxx Other Ensemble 1MUSA 4991
Core 3Core3
Core3Core3
Elective (if necessary to fulfill 120 required units to graduate)3 
 19 14
Total Units 122

Jazz/Commercial Music Composition Concentration Suggested Four-Year Plan

NOTES:  MUSC 300- and 400-level courses are offered on a rotation basis and the exact term offering may differ from that noted below based on enrollment.  Hence, it will be important to discuss this with your faculty adviser and adjust sequence if needed.  

Ensemble requirement: (7 units):  Four terms among a minimum of three jazz ensembles; three terms of any other ensemble, one of which must be World Music Ensemble unless the student has completed a three unit upper division global perspective in music (MUSC) course.

Freshman
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUSC 1312MUSC 1322
MUSC 1332MUSC 1342
MUSA 1011-2MUSA 1011-2
MUSA xxx Applied Lesson in Primary Performance Area1MUSA 1911
MUSA 1901MUSA xxx Jazz Ensemble1
ENGL 102 or 190 (Core 2)3MUSA xxx Applied Lesson in Primary Performance Area1
Core 33TSEM 102 (Core 1)3
 Core 3
 13-14 14-15
Sophomore
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUSC 2312MUSC 2322
MUSC 2332MUSC 2342
MUSC 2013MUSC 3013
MUSA 2901MUSA 2011-2
MUSA 2011-2MUSA xxx Applied Lesson in Primary Performance Area1
MUSA xxx Applied Lesson in Primary Performance Area1MUSA xxx Jazz Ensemble 1
MUSA xxx Other Ensemble 1Core (suggest Lab Science)4
Core3 
 14-15 14-15
Junior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUSC 3023MUSC 327 or 3293
MUSA 3011-2MUSC 3353
MUSA xxx Applied Lesson in Primary Performance Area1MUSC 3503
MUSC 3203MUSA 3011-2
MUSA xxx Other Ensemble 1MUSA xxx Applied Lesson in Primary Performance Area 1
Core3MUSA xxx Jazz Ensemble 1
Elective3Core3
 Elective3
 15-16 18-19
Senior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUSC 4273MUSC 4263
MUSC xxx Upper-Level MUSC Elective3MUSA 4011-2
MUSA 4011-2MUSA xxx Jazz Ensemble1
MUSA xxx Other Ensemble 1MUSA 4991
Core 3Core3
Core3Core3
Elective (if necessary to fulfill 120 required units to graduate)3Elective (if necessary to fulfill 120 required units to graduate)3
 17-18 15-16
Total Units 120-128

Guitar Concentration Suggested Four-Year Plan

NOTES:  MUSC 300 and 400 level courses are offered on a rotation basis and the exact term offering may differ from that noted below based on enrollment.  Hence, it will be important to discuss this with your faculty adviser and adjust sequence if needed.

Ensemble Requirement: (12 units):  Four units in lower division Guitar Ensemble (MUSA 275); four units in upper division Guitar Ensemble (MUSA 475); two units of any vocal ensemble or solo and ensemble accompanying; two units of any ensemble, one unit of which must be World Music Ensemble (MUSA170/370) unless the student has completed a three unit upper division global perspective in music (MUSC) course.

Piano Classes:  MUSA 190, MUSA 191 and MUSA 290 can be taken sooner if seats are available in the courses.

Freshman
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUSC 1312MUSC 1322
MUSC 1332MUSC 1342
MUSA 1351-2MUSA 1351-2
MUSA 2751MUSA 2751
ENGL 102 or 190 (Core 2)3TSEM 102 (Core 1)3
Core 3Core3
Core 33Core 3
 15-16 15-16
Sophomore
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUSC 2312MUSC 2322
MUSC 2332MUSC 2342
MUSC 2013MUSC 3013
MUSA 1901MUSA xxx Applied Lesson in Primary Performance Area1
MUSA 2351-2MUSA 1911
MUSA 2751MUSA 2351-2
MUSA xxx Ensemble (vocal or other ensemble) 1MUSA 2751
Core (suggest Lab Science)4MUSA xxx Ensemble 1
 Core3
 15-16 15-16
Junior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUSC 3023MUSC 4093
MUSC 3503MUSC 327 or 3293
MUSA 2901MUSA 3351-2
MUSA 3351-2MUSA 4751
MUSA 4751MUSA xxx Ensemble 1
MUSA xxx Ensemble 1MUSA 3991
Core3Core3
 Elective (if necessary to fulfill 120 required units to graduate)3
 13-14 16-17
Senior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUSC 4053MUSC xxx Upper-Level MUSC Elective3
MUSC 4623MUSC xxx Upper-Level MUSC Elective3
MUSA 4351-2MUSA 4351-2
MUSA 4751MUSA 4751
MUSC xxx Upper-Level MUSC Elective3MUSA 4991
Core3Core3
Elective (if necessary to fulfill 120 required units to graduate)3Elective (if necessary to fulfill 120 required units to graduate)3
 17-18 15-16
Total Units 121-129

Keyboard Concentration Suggested Four-Year Plan

NOTES:  MUSC 300- and 400-level courses are offered on a rotation basis and the exact term offering may differ from that noted below based on enrollment.  Hence, it will be important to discuss this with your faculty adviser and adjust sequence if needed.

Ensemble Requirements: PIANO STUDENTS (7 units):  Five terms in Solo/Ensemble Accompanying; two units of any other ensemble, one unit of which must be World Music Ensemble unless the student has completed a three unit upper division global perspective in music (MUSC) course.

ORGAN STUDENTS (7 units):  Five terms in any choral ensemble; two units of any ensemble, one unit of which must be World Music Ensemble unless the student has completed a three-unit upper division global perspective in music (MUSC) course.

Freshman
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUSC 1312MUSC 1322
MUSC 1332MUSC 1342
Select one of the following: 2Select one of the following: 2
MUSA 105 (Piano students only)
MUSA 105 (Piano students only)
MUSA 106 (Organ students only)
MUSA 106 (Organ students only)
ENGL 102 or 190 (Core 2)3TSEM 102 (Core 1)3
Core 3Core3
Core 33Core 3
 15 15
Sophomore
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUSC 2312MUSC 2322
MUSC 2332MUSC 2342
MUSC 201 (Core 11)3MUSC 3013
Select one of the following: 2Select one of the following: 2
MUSA 205 (Piano students only)
MUSA 205 (Piano students only)
MUSA 206 (Organ students only)
MUSA 206 (Organ students only)
Select one of the following: 1Select one of the following: 1
MUSA 274 (Piano students only)
MUSA xxx Any Choral Ensemble (Organ students only)
MUSA xxx Any Choral Ensemble (Organ students only)
MUSC 3132MUSC 3142
MUED 210 (Organ students only)1Core (suggest Lab Science)4
Core3 
 16 16
Junior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUSC 3023MUSC 327 or 3293
MUSC 3353MUSC 4143
Select one of the following: 2MUSC 4193
MUSA 305 (Piano students only)
Select one of the following: 2
MUSA 306 (Organ students only)
MUSA 305 (Piano students only)
Select one of the following:1
MUSA 306 (Organ students only)
MUSA 474 (Piano students only)
Select one of the following: 1
Select one of the following: 2
MUSA xxx Private organ, harpsichord or voice lessons (Piano students only)MUSA xxx Any Choral Ensemble (Organ students only)
MUSA 105 (Organ students only)
MUSA xxx Ensemble 1
MUSA xxx Any Choral Ensemble (Organ students only)
MUSA 3991
MUSA 460 Piano Pedagogy (Piano students only) 3 
Core3 
 17 14
Senior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUSC 4053MUSC xxx Upper-Level MUSC Elective3
MUSC xxx Upper-Level MUSC Elective3MUSA 4991
MUSC xxx Upper-Level MUSC Elective3Select one of the following: 2
Select one of the following: 2
MUSA 405 (Piano students only)
MUSA 405 (Piano students only)
MUSA 406 (Organ students only)
MUSA 406 (Organ students only)
Select one of the following: 1
Select one of the following: 1
MUSA xxx Ensemble (any ensemble - Piano students only)
MUSA xxx Any Choral Ensemble (Organ students only)
MUSA xxx Any Choral Ensemble (Organ students only)
Core3
Core3Core3
 15 13
Total Units 121

Voice Concentration Suggested Four-Year Plan

NOTES:  MUSC 300- and 400-level courses are offered on a rotation basis and the exact term offering may differ from that noted below based on enrollment.  Hence, it will be important to discuss this with your faculty adviser and adjust sequence if needed.

Ensemble Requirements:  (12 units)  Four units of Chorale or Choral Society; four units in Music for the Stage; four units in any other vocal ensemble, one of which must be World Music Ensemble unless the student has completed a three unit upper division global perspective in music (MUSC) course.

Language Requirements:  Elementary level of two of the following – German, French or Italian (12) OR Intermediate level in German, French or Italian (12)

Piano classes (MUSA 190, MUSA 191 and MUSA 290) can be started in a later term if classes are full.

 
Freshman
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUSC 1312MUSC 1322
MUSC 1332MUSC 1342
MUSA 1031-2MUSA 1031-2
MUSA xxx Vocal Ensemble1MUSA 1911
MUSA 1901MUSA xxx Vocal Ensemble 1
ENGL 102 or 190 (Core 2)3TSEM 102 (Core 1)3
Core 3Core3
Core 33Core 3
 16-17 16-17
Sophomore
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUSC 2312MUSC 2322
MUSC 2332MUSC 2342
MUSC 2013MUSC 2462
MUSA 2031-2MUSC 3013
MUSA 2901MUSA 2031-2
MUSA xxx Vocal Ensemble1MUSA xxx Vocal Ensemble1
MUSA xxx Vocal Ensemble1MUSA xxx Vocal Ensemble1
MUSC 2452Continue FREN, GERM, or ITAL language requirements (102 level of falls in Core 12) 3
Begin FREN, GERM or ITAL language requirements (101 level falls in Core 5) 3 
 16-17 15-16
Junior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUSC 3023MUSC 3273
MUSA 3031-2MUSC 4053
MUSC 4063MUSA 3031-2
MUSA xxx Vocal Ensemble 1MUSA xxx Vocal Ensemble 1
Core3MUSA 3991
Continue FREN, GERM, or ITAL Language Requirements 3MUSC 4423
 Finish FREN, GERM or ITAL Language Requirements3
 14-15 15-16
Senior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUSA 4031-2MUSC xxx Upper-Level MUSC Elective3
MUSA xxx Vocal Ensemble1MUSA 4031-2
MUSA xxx Vocal Ensemble1MUSA xxx Vocal Ensemble1
MUSC xxx Upper-Level MUSC Elective3MUSA xxx Vocal Ensemble1
MUSC xxx Upper-Level MUSC Elective3MUSA 4991
Core (Lab Science)4Core3
Elective (if necessary to fulfill 120 required units to graduate)3Core 3
 16-17 13-14
Total Units 121-129

Winds/Strings/Percussion Concentration Suggested Four-Year Plan

NOTES:  MUSC 300- and 400-level courses are offered on a rotation basis and the exact term offering may differ from that noted below based on enrollment.  Hence, it will be important to discuss this with your faculty adviser and adjust sequence if needed.

Ensemble Requirements:  (16 units) eight terms in Symphonic Band or Orchestra; eight terms of any instrumental ensemble, one term of which must be World Music Ensemble unless the student has completed a three-unit upper division global perspective in music (MUSC) course.

Piano classes (MUSA 190MUSA 191 and MUSA 290) can be started in a later term if classes are full.

Freshman
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUSC 1312MUSC 1322
MUSC 1332MUSC 1342
MUSA 1901MUSA 1911
MUSA 1xx Applied Lessons in performance area 2MUSA 1xx Applied Lessons in performance area 2
MUSA 261 or 2621MUSA 261 or 2621
MUSA xxx Ensemble (other than Symphonic Band or Orchestra)1MUSA xxx Ensemble (other than Symphonic Band or Orchestra)1
ENGL 102 or 190 (Core 2)3TSEM 102 (Core 1)3
Core 33Core3
 15 15
Sophomore
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUSC 201 (Core 11)3MUSC 2322
MUSC 2312MUSC 2342
MUSC 2332MUSC 3013
MUSA 2901MUSA xxx Applied Lessons in Performance Area1
MUSA 2xx Applied Lessons in performance area2MUSA 261 or 2621
MUSA 261 or 2621MUSA xxx Ensemble (other than Symphonic Band or Orchestra) 1
MUSA xxx Ensemble (other than Symphonic Band or Orchestra)1Core (suggest Lab Science)4
Core 3 
 15 14
Junior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUSC 3023MUSC 3293
MUSC 3353MUSC 4053
MUSC 3503MUSC xxx Upper-Level MUSC Elective 3
MUSA 3xx Applied Lesson in performance area2MUSA 3xx Applied Lesson in performance area 2
MUSA 461 or 4621MUSA 461 or 4621
MUSA xxx Ensemble (other than Symphonic Band or Orchestra) 1MUSA xxx Ensemble (other than Symphonic Band or Orchestra) 1
MUSC 4431MUSA 3991
 14 14
Senior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUSC xxx Upper-Level MUSC Elective3MUSC xxx Upper-Level MUSC Elective3
MUSA 4xx Applied Lesson in performance area 2MUSA 4xx Applied Lesson in performance area 2
MUSA 461 or 4621MUSA 461 or 4621
MUSA xxx Ensemble (other than Symphonic Band or Orchestra) 1MUSA xxx Ensemble (other than Symphonic Band or Orchestra) 1
Core3MUSA 4991
Core3Core3
Core3Core3
 Core3
 16 17
Total Units 120

1. Technique is our measure of students’ command of the instrument, voice, and musical material in a performance situation.
2. Style is our measure of students understanding of historical context and appropriate musical interpretation in a performance situation.
3. Stage presence demonstrates the students’ ability to present themselves professionally in a performance situation.