Major in Music - Bachelor of Music Degree

Screening Criteria for the Music Majors 

Degree programs in music are fully accredited with the National Association of Schools of Music and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

The Music major is a screened major. Admission to the Music major is granted only by the department, contingent upon completion of a Department of Music application and a performance audition. Admission to TU does not guarantee acceptance as a Music major or minor. Further, continuance in the major is contingent on a number of evaluative processes established by the department. Proper course planning and regular meetings with advisers are key to timely completion of the programs in four years. Students are responsible for determining the progress and completion of their degree programs.

This is a screened program. 

Music Major Requirements

Students completing the Bachelor of Music degree in Music must earn a total of 83-86 units in the major. They must complete the required courses in Music (39 units) and one of the following concentrations: Composition (44 units), Guitar (44 units), Jazz/Commercial Music (Performance or Composition) (44 units), Keyboard (44 units), Voice (47 units), or Winds/Strings/Percussion (44 units). Music majors must complete minimum 24 upper-level (300-400) units in MUSC (Music), Music Applied (MUSA), and/or Music Education (MUED) courses toward the major at Towson University. 

Required Courses for All Concentrations in Music
MUSC 131MUSIC THEORY AND MUSICIANSHIP I2
MUSC 132MUSIC THEORY II2
MUSC 134MUSICIANSHIP II2
MUSC 201MUSIC IN THE UNITED STATES3
or MUSC 202 MUSIC CULTURES OF THE WORLD
MUSC 231MUSIC THEORY III2
MUSC 233MUSICIANSHIP III2
MUSC 232MUSIC THEORY IV2
MUSC 234MUSICIANSHIP IV2
MUSC 287CREATIVE MUSIC TECHNOLOGY3
MUSC 303HISTORY OF MUSIC IN THE EUROPEAN CLASSICAL TRADITION3
MUSA xxxApplied lessons in the primary medium16
Total Units39

Composition Concentration Requirements

Additional Music Courses
MUSA 190PIANO CLASS I1
MUSA 194FUNCTIONAL ACCOMPANIMENT TECHNIQUES2
MUSC 331MUSIC THEORY V3
MUSC 335CHORAL AND INSTRUMENTAL ARRANGING3
MUSC 382RECORDING TECHNIQUES I3
MUSC 414COUNTERPOINT3
Select two of the following 400-level music history and culture courses6
ADVANCED MUSIC HISTORY
CONTEMPORARY MUSIC
SURVEY OF OPERA
SYMPHONIC LITERATURE
MUSIC IN THE U.S.
JAZZ HISTORY
MUSIC IN LATIN AMERICA
MUSC 47x
SPECIAL TOPICS IN MUSIC
Electives
MUSC xxxUpper-division MUSC electives 16
MUSA or MUSC xxxMusic Electives2
IDFA or MUSC xxxElectives3
Additional Lessons, Ensembles, and Recital
MUSA xxxLessons in secondary medium5
MUSA xxx Ensembles: Six terms in ensembles reflecting diverse sizes and styles, with a minimum of two different ensembles. One term must include World Music Ensemble unless the student has completed a 3-unit global perspectives in music (MUSC) course.6
MUSA 499SENIOR RECITAL FOR BACHELOR OF MUSIC DEGREE1
Total Units44

Guitar Concentration Requirements

Additional Music Courses
MUSA 190PIANO CLASS I1
MUSA 194FUNCTIONAL ACCOMPANIMENT TECHNIQUES2
MUSC 221INTRODUCTION TO CONDUCTING2
MUSC 331MUSIC THEORY V3
MUSC 401ADVANCED MUSIC HISTORY3
Select one of the following 400-level music history and culture courses3
CONTEMPORARY MUSIC
SURVEY OF OPERA
SYMPHONIC LITERATURE
MUSIC IN THE U.S.
JAZZ HISTORY
MUSIC IN LATIN AMERICA
MUSC 47x
SPECIAL TOPICS IN MUSIC
MUSC 409HISTORY AND LITERATURE OF GUITAR, LUTE AND VIHUELA3
MUSC 462GUITAR PEDAGOGY3
Electives
MUSC xxxUpper-level MUSC elective 13
MUSA or MUSC xxxMusic Electives4
Additional Lessons, Ensembles and Recitals
MUSA xxxLessons in a secondary medium2
MUSA xxx Ensembles: All performance majors are required to be in at least one ensemble per term of their eight terms of coursework. Eight terms in Guitar Ensemble; two terms of any vocal ensemble or solo and ensemble accompanying; three terms of any ensembles, one of which must include World Music Ensemble unless the student has completed a 3-unit global perspectives in music (MUSC) course.13
MUSA 399JUNIOR RECITAL FOR BACHELOR OF MUSIC DEGREE1
MUSA 499SENIOR RECITAL FOR BACHELOR OF MUSIC DEGREE1
Total Units44

Jazz/Commercial Music Concentration Requirements (Composition)

Additional Music Courses
MUSA 190PIANO CLASS I1
Select one of the following 400-level music history and culture courses3
ADVANCED MUSIC HISTORY
CONTEMPORARY MUSIC
SURVEY OF OPERA
SYMPHONIC LITERATURE
MUSIC IN THE U.S.
MUSIC IN LATIN AMERICA
MUSC 47x
SPECIAL TOPICS IN MUSIC
MUSC 320JAZZ THEORY AND IMPROVISATION I3
MUSC 322JAZZ THEORY AND IMPROVISATION II3
MUSC 425JAZZ REPERTOIRE3
MUSC 426JAZZ HISTORY3
MUSC 427JAZZ ARRANGING I3
MUSC 443INSTRUMENTAL PEDAGOGY1
Electives
MUSC xxxUpper-division MUSC elective 13
MUSA or MUSC xxxMusic Electives7
Additional Lessons, Ensembles, and Recital
MUSA xxxLessons in a secondary medium6
MUSA xxxEnsembles: Four terms among a minimum of three different jazz ensembles; three terms of any ensemble, one of which must include World Music Ensemble unless the student has completed a 3-unit global perspectives in music (MUSC) course.7
MUSA 499SENIOR RECITAL FOR BACHELOR OF MUSIC DEGREE1
Total Units44

Jazz/Commercial Music Concentration Requirements (Performance)

Additional Music Courses
MUSA 190PIANO CLASS I1
Select one of the following 400-level music history and culture courses3
ADVANCED MUSIC HISTORY
CONTEMPORARY MUSIC
SURVEY OF OPERA
SYMPHONIC LITERATURE
MUSIC IN THE U.S.
MUSIC IN LATIN AMERICA
MUSC 47x
SPECIAL TOPICS IN MUSIC
MUSC 320JAZZ THEORY AND IMPROVISATION I3
MUSC 322JAZZ THEORY AND IMPROVISATION II3
MUSC 425JAZZ REPERTOIRE3
MUSC 426JAZZ HISTORY3
MUSC 427JAZZ ARRANGING I3
MUSC 443INSTRUMENTAL PEDAGOGY (guitar students may substitute MUSC 462)1
Electives
MUSC xxxUpper-division MUSC elective 13
MUSA or MUSC xxxMusic Electives3
Ensembles and Recitals
MUSA xxxEnsembles: All performance majors are required to be in at least one ensemble per term of their eight terms of coursework. Eight terms among a minimum of three jazz ensembles; eight terms of any ensemble, one of which must include World Music Ensemble unless the student has completed a 3-unit global perspectives in music (MUSC) course.16
MUSA 399JUNIOR RECITAL FOR BACHELOR OF MUSIC DEGREE1
MUSA 499SENIOR RECITAL FOR BACHELOR OF MUSIC DEGREE1
Total Units44

Keyboard Concentration Requirements

Additional Music Courses
MUSC 221INTRODUCTION TO CONDUCTING2
MUSC 331MUSIC THEORY V3
MUSC 335CHORAL AND INSTRUMENTAL ARRANGING3
MUSC 414COUNTERPOINT3
MUSC 401ADVANCED MUSIC HISTORY3
Select one of the following 400-level music history and culture courses3
CONTEMPORARY MUSIC
SURVEY OF OPERA
SYMPHONIC LITERATURE
MUSIC IN THE U.S.
JAZZ HISTORY
MUSIC IN LATIN AMERICA
MUSC 47x
SPECIAL TOPICS IN MUSIC
MUSC 313KEYBOARD HARMONY AND SIGHT READING I2
MUSC 314KEYBOARD HARMONY SIGHT READING II2
MUSC 419KEYBOARD LITERATURE3
MUSC 460PIANO PEDAGOGY3
Electives
MUSC xxxUpper-division MUSC elective 13
Additional Lessons, Ensembles, and Recitals
MUSA xxxPrivate lessons in a secondary keyboard medium: 2 units of two different keyboard instruments4
MUSA xxxEnsembles: All performance majors are required to be in at least one ensemble per term of their eight terms of coursework. Five terms in Solo/Ensemble Accompanying; one term in Chamber Music; two terms of any ensemble, one of which must include World Music Ensemble unless the student has completed a 3-unit global perspectives in music (MUSC) course.8
MUSA 399JUNIOR RECITAL FOR BACHELOR OF MUSIC DEGREE1
MUSA 499SENIOR RECITAL FOR BACHELOR OF MUSIC DEGREE1
Total Units44

Voice Concentration Requirements

Additional Music Courses
MUSA 190PIANO CLASS I1
MUSA 194FUNCTIONAL ACCOMPANIMENT TECHNIQUES2
MUSC 221INTRODUCTION TO CONDUCTING2
MUSC 331MUSIC THEORY V3
MUSC 401ADVANCED MUSIC HISTORY3
Select one of the following 400-level music history and culture courses3
CONTEMPORARY MUSIC
SURVEY OF OPERA
SYMPHONIC LITERATURE
MUSIC IN THE U.S.
JAZZ HISTORY
MUSIC IN LATIN AMERICA
MUSC 47x
SPECIAL TOPICS IN MUSIC
MUSC 245SING I ENG-ITAL2
MUSC 246SING II FR-GERM2
MUSC 406SURVEY OF SOLO VOICE LITERATURE3
MUSC 442VOCAL PEDAGOGY3
Electives and Foreign Languages
ElectiveChosen from areas appropriate to the study of vocal performance. 1, 23
Foreign LanguagesEither one semester each of two of the following: Italian, German, or French OR two semesters of either Italian, German, or French.6
Ensembles and Recitals
MUSA xxxEnsembles: All performance majors are required to be in at least one ensemble per term of their eight terms of coursework. Four terms of Chorale or Choral Society; four terms in Music for the Stage; four terms in any vocal ensemble, one of which must include World Music Ensemble unless the student has completed a 3-unit global perspectives in music (MUSC) course.12
MUSA 399JUNIOR RECITAL FOR BACHELOR OF MUSIC DEGREE1
MUSA 499SENIOR RECITAL FOR BACHELOR OF MUSIC DEGREE1
Total Units47

Winds, Strings & Percussion Concentration Requirements

Additional Music Courses
MUSA 190PIANO CLASS I1
MUSA 194FUNCTIONAL ACCOMPANIMENT TECHNIQUES2
MUSC 221INTRODUCTION TO CONDUCTING2
MUSC 331MUSIC THEORY V3
MUSC 335CHORAL AND INSTRUMENTAL ARRANGING3
or MUSC 427 JAZZ ARRANGING I
MUSC 443INSTRUMENTAL PEDAGOGY1
MUSC 401ADVANCED MUSIC HISTORY3
Select one of the following 400-level music history and culture courses3
CONTEMPORARY MUSIC
SURVEY OF OPERA
SYMPHONIC LITERATURE
MUSIC IN THE U.S.
JAZZ HISTORY
MUSIC IN LATIN AMERICA
MUSC 47x
SPECIAL TOPICS IN MUSIC
Electives
MUSC xxxUpper-division MUSC electives 16
MUSA or MUSC xxxMusic Electives2
Ensembles and Recital
MUSA xxxEnsembles: All performance majors are required to be in at least one ensemble per term of their eight terms of coursework. Eight terms in Symphonic Band or Orchestra; eight terms of any instrumental ensemble, one term of which must include World Music Ensemble unless the student has completed a 3-unit global perspectives in music (MUSC) course.16
MUSA 399JUNIOR RECITAL FOR BACHELOR OF MUSIC DEGREE1
MUSA 499SENIOR RECITAL FOR BACHELOR OF MUSIC DEGREE1
Total Units44
1

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

2

Voice concentration electives could include courses in dance, theater, EMF, IDFA, foreign language, MUSC, or others.

Composition Concentration Suggested Four-Year Plan

Based on course availability and student needs and preferences, the selected sequences will probably vary from those presented below. Students should consult with their adviser to make the most appropriate elective choices.

Freshman
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUSA 1002MUSA 1002
MUSA 1901MUSA 1942
MUSA xxx: Applied Lesson in Primary Performance Area1MUSA xxx: Applied Lesson in Primary Performance Area1
MUSC 1312MUSA xxx: Ensemble1
Core 1 (or Core 2)3MUSC 1322
Core 33MUSC 1342
Core 53Core 2 (or Core 1)3
 Core 63
 15 16
Sophomore
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUSA 2002MUSA 2002
MUSA xxx: Applied Lesson in Primary Performance Area31MUSA xxx Applied Lesson in Primary Performance Area1
MUSA xxx: Ensemble 1MUSA xxx: Ensemble 1
MUSC 201 (Core 11)3MUSC 2322
Or
MUSC 2342
MUSC 202 (Core 12)
MUSC 3033
MUSC 2212Core 74
MUSC 2312 
MUSC 2332 
MUSC 287 (Core 4)3 
 16 15
Junior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUSA 3002MUSC 4143
MUSA xxx Applied Lesson in Primary Performance Area1MUSA 3002
MUSA xxx: Ensemble 1MUSA xxx: Ensemble 1
MUSC 3313Core 83-4
MUSC 3353Elective (Upper-Level Music History / Culture)3
MUSC 3823Elective (MUSC or COFAC IDFA)3
Core 93 
 16 15-16
Senior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUSA 4002MUSA 4002
MUSA xxx: Ensemble 1MUSA 4991
Core 12 (or Core 11)3Core 133
Core 143Core 103
Elective (Upper-Level Music History / Culture)3Elective (MUSA or MUSC)2
Elective (MUSC or COFAC IDFA)3Elective (Upper-Level Music)3
 15 14
Total Units 122-123

Jazz/Commercial Music Performance Concentration Suggested Four-Year Plan

Based on course availability and student needs and preferences, the selected sequences will probably vary from those presented below. Students should consult with their adviser to make the most appropriate elective choices.

Freshman
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUSA xxx: Applied Lesson in Primary Performance Area2MUSA 1901
MUSA xxx: Jazz Ensemble1MUSA xxx: Applied Lesson in Primary Performance Area 2
MUSA xxx: Other Ensemble1MUSA xxx: Jazz Ensemble1
MUSC 1312MUSA xxx: Other Ensemble1
Core 1 (or Core 2)3MUSC 1322
Core 33MUSC 1342
Core 53Core 2 (or Core 1)3
 Core 63
 15 15
Sophomore
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUSA xxx: Applied Lesson in Primary Performance Area2MUSA xxx: Applied Lesson in Primary Performance Area2
MUSA xxx: Jazz Ensemble 1MUSA xxx: Jazz Ensemble 1
MUSA xxx: Other Ensemble1MUSA xxx: Other Ensemble1
MUSC 201 (Core 11)3MUSC 2322
or
MUSC 2342
MUSC 202 (Core 12)
MUSC 3033
MUSC 2312Core 74
MUSC 2332 
MUSC 287 (Core 4)3 
Core 93 
 17 15
Junior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUSA xxx: Applied Lesson in Primary Performance Area2MUSA 3991
MUSA xxx: Jazz Ensemble 1MUSA xxx: Applied Lesson in Primary Performance Area 2
MUSA xxx: Other Ensemble1MUSA xxx: Jazz Ensemble 1
MUSC 3203MUSA xxx: Other Ensemble1
MUSC 4263MUSC 3223
Core 103MUSC 4431
Elective (MUSA or MUSC)1-3Core 83-4
 Elective (4xx Music History / Culture Course)3
 14-16 15-16
Senior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUSA xxx: Applied Lessons in Primary Performance Area 2MUSA 4991
MUSA xxx: Jazz Ensemble1MUSA xxx: Jazz Ensemble1
MUSA xxx: Other Ensemble 1MUSA xxx: Other Ensemble1
MUSC 4273MUSC 4253
Core 12 (or Core 11)3MUSC xxx: Applied Lessons in Primary Performance Area2
Core 133Core 143
Elective (Upper-Level MUSC)3Elective (MUSA or MUSC Elective)1-3
 16 12-14
Total Units 119-124

Jazz/Commercial Music Composition Concentration Suggested Four-Year Plan

Based on course availability and student needs and preferences, the selected sequences will probably vary from those presented below. Students should consult with their adviser to make the most appropriate elective choices.

Freshman
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUSA 1012MUSA 1012
MUSA 1901MUSA xxx Applied Lesson in Secondary Medium1
MUSA xxx: Applied Lesson in Secondary Medium1MUSA xxx: Ensemble1
MUSC 1312MUSC 1322
Core 1 (or Core 2)3MUSC 1342
Core 33Core 2 (or Core 1)3
Core 53Core 63
 15 14
Sophomore
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUSA 2012MUSA 2012
MUSA xxx: Applied Lesson in Secondary Medium1MUSA xxx: Applied Lesson in Secondary Medium1
MUSA xxx: Ensemble 1MUSA xxx: Ensemble 1
MUSC 201 (Core 11)3MUSC 2322
or
MUSC 2342
MUSC 202 (Core 12)
MUSC 3033
MUSC 2312Core 74
MUSC 2332 
MUSC 287 (Core 4)3 
 14 15
Junior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUSA 3012MUSA 3012
MUSA xxx: Applied Lesson in Secondary Medium1MUSA xxx: Applied Lesson in Secondary Medium1
MUSA xxx: Ensemble 1MUSA xxx: Ensemble1
MUSC 3203MUSC 3223
MUSC 4263Core 83-4
Core 93Elective (MUSA or MUSC)1-3
Elective (Upper-Level MUSC)3Elective (4xx Music History/Culture)3
 16 14-17
Senior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUSA 4012MUSA 4012
MUSA xxx: Ensemble 1MUSA 4991
MUSC 4273MUSA xxx: Jazz Ensemble 1
MUSC 4431MUSC 4253
Core 103Core 12 (or Core 11)3
Core 133Core 143
Elective (MUSA or MUSC)1-3Elective (MUSA or MUSC)1-3
 14-16 14-16
Total Units 116-123

Guitar Concentration Suggested Four-Year Plan

Based on course availability and student needs and preferences, the selected sequences will probably vary from those presented below. Students should consult with their adviser to make the most appropriate elective choices.

Freshman
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUSA 1352MUSA 1352
MUSA 1901MUSA 1942
MUSA 2751MUSA 2751
MUSC 1312MUSC 1322
Core 1 (or Core 2)3MUSC 1342
Core 33Core 2 (or Core 1)3
Core 53Core 63
 15 15
Sophomore
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUSA 2352MUSA 2352
MUSA 2751MUSA 2751
MUSC 201 (Core 11)3MUSA xxx: Vocal Ensemble or Solo and Ensemble Accompanying1
or
MUSC 2322
MUSC 202 (Core 12)
MUSC 2342
MUSC 2212MUSC 3033
MUSC 2312Core 74
MUSC 2332 
MUSC 287 (Core 4)3 
 15 15
Junior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUSA 3352MUSA 3352
MUSA 4751MUSA 3991
MUSA xxx: Vocal Ensemble or Solo and Ensemble Accompanying1MUSA 4751
MUSA xxx: Lessons in a Secondary Medium2MUSA xxx: Ensemble1
MUSC 3313MUSC 4093
MUSC 4013Core 83-4
Core 94Elective (4xx-Level MUSC)3
Elective (MUSA or MUSC)2 
 18 14-15
Senior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUSA 4352MUSA 4352
MUSA 4751MUSA 4751
MUSA xxx: Ensemble1MUSA 4991
MUSC 4623MUSA xxx: Vocal Ensemble or Solo and Ensemble Accompanying1
Core 103Core 12 (or Core 11)3
Elective (MUSA or MUSC)2Core 133
Elective (Upper-Level MUSC)3Core 143
 15 14
Total Units 121-122

Keyboard Concentration Suggested Four-Year Plan

Based on course availability and student needs and preferences, the selected sequences will probably vary from those presented below. Students should consult with their adviser to make the most appropriate elective choices.

Freshman
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUSA 105 (piano students only)2MUSA 105 (piano students only)2
or
or
MUSA 106 (organ students only)
MUSA 106 (organ students only)
MUSA xxx: Ensemble 1MUSA xxx: Ensemble1
MUSC 1312MUSC 1322
Core 1 (or Core 2)3MUSC 1342
Core 33Core 2 (or Core 1)3
Core 53Core 63
 Core 103
 14 16
Sophomore
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUSA 205 (piano students only)2MUSA 205 (piano students only)2
or
or
MUSA 206 (organ students only)
MUSA 206 (organ students only)
MUSA xxx: Ensemble1MUSA 2741
MUSC 201 (Core 11)3MUSC 2322
or
MUSC 2342
MUSC 202 (Core 12)
MUSC 3033
MUSC 2212MUSC 3142
MUSC 2312Core 93
MUSC 2332 
MUSC 287 (Core 4)3 
MUSC 3132 
 17 15
Junior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUSA 305 (piano students only)2MUSA 305 (piano students only)2
or
or
MUSA 306 (organ students only)
MUSA 306 (organ students only)
MUSA 4741MUSA 3991
MUSA xxx: Applied Lessons in Secondary Keyboard Medium2MUSA 4741
MUSC 3313MUSA xxx: Applied Lessons in Secondary Keyboard Medium2
MUSC 3353MUSC 4143
MUSC 4603MUSC 4193
MUSC xxx (400-level Music History/Culture Course)3Core 133
 17 15
Senior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUSA 405 (piano students only)2MUSA 4991
or
MUSA 405 (piano students only)2
MUSA 406 (organ students only)
or
MUSA 4741
MUSA 406 (organ students only)
MUSC 4013MUSA 4741
Core 74Core 83-4
Core 12 (or Core 11)3Core 143
 Elective (Upper-Level MUSC)3
 13 13-14
Total Units 120-121

Voice Concentration Suggested Four-Year Plan

Based on course availability and student needs and preferences, the selected sequences will probably vary from those presented below. Students should consult with their adviser to make the most appropriate elective choices.

Freshman
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUSA 1032MUSA 1032
MUSA 1901MUSA 1942
MUSA xxx: Ensemble1MUSA xxx: Ensemble1
MUSC 1312MUSC 1322
Core 1 (or Core 2)3MUSC 1342
Core 63Core 2 (or Core 1)3
Core 133Core 33
 15 15
Sophomore
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUSA 2032MUSA 2032
MUSA xxx: Ensemble1MUSA xxx: Ensemble1
MUSC 201 (Core 11)3MUSA xxx: Ensemble1
or
MUSC 2322
MUSC 202 (Core 12)
MUSC 2342
MUSC 2212MUSC 2462
MUSC 2312MUSC 3033
MUSC 2332Elective (vocal performance)3
MUSC 2452 
MUSC 287 (Core 4)3 
 17 16
Junior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUSA 3032MUSA 3032
MUSA xxx: Ensemble1MUSA 3991
MUSC 3313MUSA xxx: Ensemble1
MUSC 4013MUSA xxx: Ensemble1
MUSC 4063MUSC 4423
FORL Requirement (FREN, GERM or ITAL) (Core 5)3MUSC xxx (400-level Music History/Culture Course)3
 FORL Requirement (FREN, GERM or ITAL)3
 15 14
Senior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUSA 4032MUSA 4032
MUSA xxx: Ensemble1MUSA 4991
MUSA xxx: Ensemble1MUSA xxx: Ensemble1
Core 74MUSA xxx: Ensemble1
Core 93Core 83-4
Core 103Core 12 (or Core 11)3
 Core 143
 14 14-15
Total Units 120-121

Winds/Strings/Percussion Concentration Suggested Four-Year Plan

Based on course availability and student needs and preferences, the selected sequences will probably vary from those presented below. Students should consult with their adviser to make the most appropriate elective choices.

Freshman
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUSA 1901MUSA 1942
MUSA 261 or 2621MUSA 261 or 2621
MUSA 1xx: Applied Lessons in Performance Area2MUSA 1xx: Applied Lessons in Performance Area2
MUSA xxx: Ensemble (other than Symphonic Band or Orchestra)1MUSA xxx: Ensemble (other than Symphonic Band or Orchestra)1
MUSC 1312MUSC 1322
Core 1 (or Core 2)3MUSC 1342
Core 53Core 2 (or Core 1)3
Core 63Core 33
 16 16
Sophomore
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUSA 261 or 2621MUSA 261 or 2621
MUSA 2xx: Applied Lessons in Performance Area2MUSA 2xx: Applied Lessons in Performance Area2
MUSA xxx: Ensemble (other than Symphonic Band or Orchestra)1MUSA xxx: Ensemble (other than Symphonic Band or Orchestra)1
MUSC 201 (Core 11)3MUSC 2322
or
MUSC 2342
MUSC 202 (Core 12)
MUSC 3033
MUSC 2212Core 74
MUSC 2312 
MUSC 2332 
MUSC 287 (Core 4)3 
 16 15
Junior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUSA 3xx: Applied Lesson in Performance Area2MUSA 3xx: Applied Lesson in Performance Area2
MUSA 461 or 4621MUSA 3991
MUSA xxx: Ensemble (other than Symphonic Band or Orchestra)1MUSA 461 or 4621
MUSC 3313MUSA: Ensemble (other than Symphonic Band or Orchestra) 1
MUSC 3353MUSC xxx (400-level Music History/Culture Course)3
MUSC 4013Core 133
MUSC 4431Elective (300-or 400-level Upper Division MUSC)3
Elective (MUSA or MUSC)2 
 16 14
Senior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUSA 461 or 4621MUSA 461 or 4621
MUSA 4xx: Applied Lesson in Performance Area2MUSA 4991
MUSA xxx: Ensemble (other than Symphonic Band or Orchestra)1MUSA 4xx: Applied Lesson in Performance Area2
Core 93MUSA xxx: Ensemble (other than Symphonic Band or Orchestra)1
Core 103Core 83-4
Elective (300-or 400-level Upper Division MUSC)3Core 11 or 123
Elective3Core 143
 16 14-15
Total Units 123-124
  1. Students will demonstrate technical mastery in performance, composition or music technology.
  2. Students will perform and/or compose music with acuity, musical insight and artistic excellence.
  3. Students will demonstrate an advanced knowledge and understanding of music and develop research skills appropriate for examining and writing about music effectively.