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A major in music consists of a minimum of 41 semester hours and must include the following core courses:

16 hours of Music Theory (MU 111, 112, 211, 212)
8 hours of Music History (MU 303 and 304)
6 hours of Applied Music (may include MU 109), last hour must be at 300- level
4 hours of Music Ensemble
4 hours of music electives
2 hours of Basic Conducting (MU 302)
1 hour of a Recital (MU 405) during the senior year or a Senior Seminar (MU 404)
Successful completion of MU SR

Ensemble participation is required of all music majors each semester. All majors must also enroll in MU SR, a non-credit requirement to attend a minimum number of 10 concerts and recitals each semester after declaration of the major. Majors must attend MU SR for a minimum of 6 semesters.
 
All majors must also pass a piano proficiency exam by the end of their junior year. Keyboard skills studies in Music Theory I, II, III, and IV will help majors prepare for this exam. In addition to core courses, students may select a number of upper division courses that focus training in a specific area during their junior and senior year. These courses will provide a degree emphasis in Education, Performance, Music Research, or Composition. In each area the department requires the following courses:

Music Education: Orchestration (MU 325), Elementary Music Methods (MU 327), Secondary
Music Methods (MU 328), Advanced Conducting (MU 402), and Forms and Analysis (MU 401).

The Department of Education also has a certification program in K-12 music that involves additional course work. Successful completion of that program will certify the student to teach at any level. Courses in Education should be taken throughout all four years of study.
Music Performance: Orchestration (MU 325), Advanced Conducting (MU 402), Forms and Analysis (MU 401), Counterpoint (MU 307), additional Applied Music, 4 credits of music electives, and either Vocal Diction I and II (MU 352, MU 353), Accompanying (MU 208) or another elective course.
Music Research: Orchestration (MU 325), Advanced Conducting (MU 402), Forms and Analysis (MU 401), Counterpoint (MU 307), 8 credits of music electives and the Senior Seminar (MU 404).
Composition: Orchestration (MU 325), Advanced Conducting (MU 402), Forms and Analysis (MU 401), Counterpoint (MU 307), Applied Music in Composition (MU 270, 271, 370, 371), and 4 credits of music electives. The recital (MU 405) would be a presentation of original compositions.
A minor in music consists of a minimum of 20 hours and must include the following:
8 hours of Music Theory (MU 111, 112)
8 hours of Music History (MU 303, 304)
4 hours of Applied Music, Class Voice, or Ensemble Participation
Successful completion of MU SR

Ensemble participation is suggested for all music minors each semester. All minors must also enroll in MU SR, a non-credit requirement to attend a minimum number of 6 concerts and recitals each semester after declaration of the minor. Minors must attend MU SR for a minimum of 4 semesters.
 
To fulfill the fine arts requirement with music courses, music lessons or ensembles, a total of four applicable hours must be successfully completed for credit with the exception of transferring one 3-hour course.