Bachelor of Arts, Major in Music

Required Courses for Majors

Bachelor of Arts in Music - 120 Semester Credit Hours (SCH)

Bachelor of Arts in Music

Bachelor of Arts, Major in Music
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)6
Component Area II (Mathematics)3
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science)8
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture)3
Component Area V (Creative Arts)3
Component Area VI (U.S. History)6
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government)6
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences)3
Component Area IX (Component Area Option)4
General Music Core for Bachelor of Arts in Music (23 SCH)
MUSI 1181Class Piano, Level 1 11
MUSI 1182Class Piano, Level 2 11
MUSI 1222Theory Of Music I2
MUSI 1223Theory Of Music II2
MUSI 1224Musicianship I2
MUSI 1225Musicianship II2
MUSI 1379Survey of World Music Cultures 23
MUSI 2222Theory Of Music III2
MUSI 2224Musicianship III2
MUSI 2348Survey of Music Literature 33
MUSI 3376Mus His: Antiq through Baroque3
or MUSI 3377 Mus His: Classic to Present
Ensembles (5 SCH), Applied Lessons (12 SCH), additional Advanced-level Music Courses (14 SCH)
Ensembles (with advisor and conductor/director/faculty approval):
Select five of the following (2 must be advanced-level):5
Keyboard Skills & Collab Techn
Mixed Chorus
Jazz Band
Band
Orchestra
Opera Workshop
Wind Ensemble
Applied Lessons - Studio Instruction:
XXXX1201 Ind Performances - APPLIED LESSONS: LOWER-LEVEL8
XXXX 3201 Ind Performances - APPLIED LESSONS: UPPER-LEVEL4
Advanced-Level Performance & Music Electives - Select 14 advanced-level hours from the following:14
NOTE: No more than 4 additional ensemble hours can be counted toward the degree.
Collaborative Piano Chambr Mus
Mixed Chorus
Jazz Band
Band
Wind Ensemble
Orchestra
Chamber Music
Opera Workshop
XXXX 3201 Ind Performances (SCH 2) - APPLIED LESSONS: ADVANCED-LEVEL - May be repeated once for degree credit
XXXX 3202 Applied Lessons w/ Junior Recital
SCH 2
Orchestration And Analysis
Structure And Analysis
Mus His: Classic to Present
Mus His: Antiq through Baroque
Conducting II
20th Century Musical Styles
Foreign Language 414
Advanced-Level (3000 & 4000) Free Electives19
Total Hours120
1

Not required if enrolled in PIAN 1201 (Piano Concentration).  Additional elective credits must be substituted. 

2

MUSI 1379 satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy and Culture).

3

 MUSI 2348 satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area V (Creative Arts).

4

Four semesters of one language required.  An Intermediate I or II language course satisfies 3 credit hours of the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area IX.

Notes:

  • All BA Degrees require 14 semester hours of foreign language (four semesters of the same language)
  • 1000 & 2000 level courses are LOWER-LEVEL (Freshman/Sophomore) and 3000 & 4000 level courses are ADVANCED-LEVEL (Junior/Senior)
  • Free Electives — 19 hours

"Free Electives" are courses from the University’s catalog that can apply to the required number of hours required for the BA. These electives must include at least 19 hours of advanced-level (3000 and 4000-level) courses (or enough to meet the university's 42 advanced-hour minimum).

  • Advanced Electives: Students should use the advanced electives (3000- or 4000-level courses) to complete the 42-advanced hour requirement for graduation.  120 Hour Requirement:  120 is the minimum number of hours required for graduation.

Ensembles

The following performance ensembles are open to all students of the university who qualify by audition:

Large Ensembles

Large Ensembles-
Marching/Concert Band-for Wind and Percussion Students
MUEN 1116/3116Band1
Wind Ensemble/Symphonic Band-for Wind and Percussion Students
MUEN 2116/4116Wind Ensemble1
Orchestra-for String Students
MUEN 1117/3117Orchestra1
Chorus-for Vocal Students
MUEN 1111/3111Mixed Chorus1

Small Ensembles

No more than eight hours earned in large ensembles may be counted toward a degree. Small ensembles may be counted if approved by the ensemble director, studio instructor and the Director, School of Music.

Additional small ensembles, such as Jazz Ensemble, Opera Workshop, and Chamber Music are strongly encouraged for those who qualify by audition:

Small Ensembles
Jazz Ensemble
MUEN 1115/3115Jazz Band1
Opera Workshop
MUEN 1119/3119Opera Workshop1
Chamber Music (smaller instrumental groups, including piano trios, string quartets, guitar ensemble, percussion ensemble, etc.)
MUEN 1118/3118Chamber Music1
Keyboard Skills and Collaborative Techniques-for Keyboard performance major students only
MUEN 1110/3110Keyboard Skills & Collab Techn1

Ensembles

  • Music majors should enroll in at least one ensemble each semester they are enrolled as full-time students (except the student teaching semester).
  • Students enrolled in studio instruction should be concurrently enrolled in an ensemble.
  • Jazz Ensemble will not normally be considered to be the major ensemble for graduation hours.
  • Students should not be enrolled in more than 2 ensembles per semester.
  • Music Therapy majors must participate in 6 semesters of ensemble.

NOTE: Modifications or exceptions may be made in rare or unusual circumstances, but require approval by the Director, School of Music in coordination with ensemble directors and studio instructors.

Marching Band (for Wind and Percussion students)

  • Students in the BM ALIN (instrumental) Teacher Certification program are required to be in Marching Band for 3 semesters.
  • Music Performance Majors are required to be in Marching Band for 2 semesters.
  • Music Therapy Majors, music minors, and non-majors are encouraged to participate in Marching Band.

For information regarding Common Course numbers for Ensemble, please refer to the Common Course listing in this catalog.

Ind. Performances/Applied Music Instruction and Practicums (Music Therapy)

Applied Music Instruction (Instrument, Voice, Music Therapy Practicum)
Bassoon
BSSN 1201Ind Performances-Bassoon2
BSSN 3201Ind Performances-Bassoon2
BSSN 3202Applied Bassoon W/ Jr Recital2
Cello
VNCL 1201Ind Performances-Violncello2
VNCL 3201Ind Performances-Violncello2
VNCL 3202Applied Cello W/ Jr Recital2
Clarinet
CLAR 1201Ind Performances-Clarinet2
CLAR 3201Ind Performances-Clarinet2
CLAR 3202Applied Clarinet W/ Jr Recital2
Composition
COMP 1101Applied Composition I1
COMP 3301Applied Composition II3
Euphonium
EUPH 1201Ind Performances-Euphonium2
EUPH 3201Ind Performances-Euphonium2
EUPH 3202Applied Euphonium w/Jr Rectl2
Flute
FLUT 1201Ind Performances-Flute2
FLUT 3201Ind Performances-Flute2
FLUT 3202Applied Flute W/ Jr Recital2
French Horn
HORN 1201Ind Performances-Frnch Horn2
HORN 3201Ind Performances-Frnch Horn2
HORN 3202Applied Horn With Jr Recital2
Guitar
GUIT 1201Ind Performances-Guitar2
GUIT 3201Ind Performances-Guitar2
GUIT 3202Applied Guitar W/ Jr Recital2
Harp
HARP 1201Harp2
HARP 3201Harp2
HARP 3202Applied Harp W/ Jr Recital2
Oboe
OBOE 1201Ind Performances-Oboe2
OBOE 3201Ind Performances-Oboe2
OBOE 3202Applied Oboe With Jr Recital2
Organ
ORGN 1201Ind Performances-Organ2
ORGN 3201Ind Performances-Organ I2
ORGN 3202Applied Organ With Jr Recital2
Percussion
PERC 1201Ind Performances-Percussion2
PERC 3201Ind Performances-Percussion2
PERC 3202Applied Percussion W/ Jr Rectl2
Piano
PIAN 1201Ind Performances-Piano2
PIAN 3201Ind Performances-Piano2
PIAN 3202Applied Piano With Jr Recital2
Saxophone
SAXO 1201Ind Performances-Saxophone2
SAXO 3201Ind Performances-Saxophone2
SAXO 3202Applied Saxophone W/ Jr Recitl2
String Bass
STBS 1201Ind Performances-Strg Bass2
STBS 3201Ind Performances-Strg Bass2
STBS 3202Applied String Bass W/ Jr Rect2
Trumpet
TRMT 1201Ind Performances-Trumpet2
TRMT 3201Ind Performances-Trumpet2
TRMT 3202Applied Trumpet W/ Jr Recital2
Tuba
TUBA 1201Ind Performances-Tuba2
TUBA 3201Ind Performances-Tuba2
TUBA 3202Applied Tuba With Jr Recital2
Trombone
TRMB 1201Ind Performances-Trombone2
TRMB 3201Ind Performances-Trombone2
TRMB 3202Applied Trombone W/ Jr Recital2
Viola
VIOL 1201Ind Performances-Viola2
VIOL 3201Ind Performances-Viola2
VIOL 3202Applice Viola W/ Jr Recital2
Violin
VILN 1201Individual Performances-Violin2
VILN 3201Individual Performances-Violin2
VILN 3202Applied Violin W/ Jr Recital2
Voice
VOIC 1201Ind Performances-Voice2
VOIC 3201Ind Performances-Voice2
VOIC 3202Applied Voice With Jr Recital2
Practicum – Early Childhood
MUSI 3117Practicum In Music Therapy I1
Practicum – Special Needs
MUSI 3118Practicum In Music Therapy II1
Practicum – Psychiatric/Geriatric
MUSI 4110Practicum In Music Therapy III1
Practicum – Medical
MUSI 4111Practicum In Music Therapy IV1

Applied Music Fees

Students enrolled in Applied Music Instruction are required to pay a fee at the time of registration on a per-course basis each semester:

Texas ResidentNonresident
Semester Hours Amount Semester Hours Amount
2-hour course$60.002-hour course$60.00
4-hour course$75.004-hour course$75.00

There is no additional charge for use of practice rooms.

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area I 3Component Area I 3
Component Area II 3Component Area III 4
Component Area IX 1MUSI 11821
MUSI 118111MUSI 12232
MUSI 12222MUSI 12252
MUSI 12242MUEN XXXX Lower-level Ensemble1
MUEN XXXX Lower-Level Ensemble2XXXX 1201 Ind. Performances-Applied Lessons2
XXXX 1201 Ind. Performances-Applied Lessons2 
 16 15
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area III 4Component Area VI 3
Component Area VI 3Component Area VII 3
MUSI 137933Component Area VIII 3
MUSI 22222MUSI 234843
MUSI 22242MUEN XXXX Upper-Level Ensemble1
XXXX 1201 Ind. Performances-Applied Lessons2XXXX 1201 Ind. Performances-Applied Lessons2
 16 15
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Foreign Language54Component Area VII 3
MUSI 3376 or 33773Foreign Language54
MUEN XXXX Upper-level Ensemble1MUEN XXXX Upper-level Ensemble1
Performance/Music Advanced Electives65Performance/Music Advanced Electives66
XXXX 3201 Ind. Performances-Applied Lessons2XXXX 3201 Ind. Performances-Applied Lessons2
 15 16
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Advanced Free Electives9Advanced Free Electives10
Foreign Language53Foreign Language53
Performance/Music Advanced Electives63 
 15 13
Total Hours: 121
1

Not required if enrolled in PIAN 1201 (Piano Concentration).  Additional elective credits must be substituted.

2

Select one of the following Lower-Level Ensemble: MUEN 1110 / MUEN 3110, MUEN 1111 / MUEN 3111, MUEN 1115 / MUEN 3115, MUEN 1116 / MUEN 3116, MUEN 1117 / MUEN 3117, MUEN 1119 / MUEN 3119, MUEN 2116 / MUEN 4116. (Note: 2 SCH of the 5 SCH must be advanced-level).

3

MUSI 1379 satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture).

4

 Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area V (Creative Arts).

5

 Performance/Music Advanced Elective (See, list below).

6

Four semesters of one language required.  An Intermediate I or II language course satisfies 3 credit hours of the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area IX (Component Area Option).

NOTE:  ALL ELECTIVES MUST BE UPPER-LEVEL

Performance and Music Electives

MUEN 3111Mixed Chorus 11
MUEN 3116Band 11
MUEN 4116Wind Ensemble 11
MUEN 3118Chamber Music 11
MUEN 3115Jazz Band 11
MUEN 3117Orchestra 11
MUEN 3110Collaborative Piano Chambr Mus 11
MUEN 3119Opera Workshop 11
XXXX 3202 Applied Study with junior recital2
XXXX Applied Study (may be repeated once for degree credit)2
MUSI 3362Orchestration And Analysis3
MUSI 3367Studies In Music For Children3
MUSI 3376Mus His: Antiq through Baroque3
or MUSI 3377 Mus His: Classic to Present
MUSI 3380Opera Literature3
MUSI 3381Song History & Literature3
MUSI 4375Film Scoring3
1

 Not more than 4 additional MUEN hours can be counted toward the degree

NOTE: Other courses may be recommended by an advisor and must be approved by the Director of the School of Music