Majors and Minors 2013-2014

 All Music majors require the 28-credit Musicianship Core, 14 or 21 credits from the Performance Curriculum (depending upon the emphasis), the six credits (or the equivalent) of foreign language (not required for the Music Education Emphasis), and Concert and Convocation Attendance Course (must be taken each semester of residence with a “Satisfactory” grade a minimum of six semesters). A minimum grade of “C” is required in all Music courses counted toward the major. To qualify for graduation all Music majors must meet performance requirements and piano proficiency.

Musicianship Core
MUS 128  Theory of Music Laboratory I    1 cr​
MUS 129  Theory of Music I    3 cr​

MUS 130  Theory of Music Laboratory II    1 cr
MUS 131  Theory of Music II    3 cr
MUS 140  Introduction to Music    3 cr
MUS 253  Theory of Music Laboratory III    1 cr
MUS 254  Theory of Music III    3 cr
MUS 255  Theory of Music Laboratory IV    1 cr
MUS 256  Theory of Music IV    3 cr

MUS 312 Introduction to MusicTechnology   3cr
MUS 352  History of Music    3 cr
MUS 353  History of Music    3 cr
MUS 491  Seminar in Research    2 cr

Performance Curriculum. The Performance Curriculum consists of courses in Conducting, Major Performing Organizations, Small Ensembles, and Private Lessons.

Conducting:
MUS 250  Beginning Conducting: Choral and Instrumental    2 cr
Major Performance Organizations: (courses may be repeated) The specific major performing organization required is determined by major instrument or voice.
MUS 101  Orchestra    1 cr
MUS 102  Band     1/2 - 1 cr
MUS 104  Chorus    1/2 - 1 cr
MUS 301  Orchestra    1 cr
MUS 302  Band    1/2 - 1 cr
MUS 304  Chorus    1/2 - 1 cr
Small Ensembles: (courses may be repeated)
MUS 121  Instrumental and Vocal Chamber Music    1/2 - 1 cr
MUS 321  Instrumental and Vocal Chamber Music    1/2 - 1 cr
MUS 105  Opera    1 cr
MUS 305  Opera    1 cr
Private Lessons: (courses may be repeated)
MUS 180  Piano    1-2 cr
MUS 181  Organ    1-2 cr
MUS 182  Voice    1-2 cr
MUS 183  Violin    1-2 cr
MUS 184  Viola    1-2 cr
MUS 185  Cello    1-2 cr
MUS 186  Contra Bass    1-2 cr
MUS 187  Flute    1-2 cr
MUS 188  Oboe    1-2 cr
MUS 189  Clarinet    1-2 cr
MUS 190  Bassoon    1-2 cr
MUS 191  Saxophone    1-2 cr
MUS 192  Trumpet    1-2 cr
MUS 193  French Horn    1-2 cr
MUS 194  Trombone    1-2 cr
MUS 195  Baritone    1-2 cr
MUS 196  Tuba    1-2 cr
MUS 198  Percussion    1-2 cr
MUS 380  Piano    1-2 cr
MUS 381  Organ    1-2 cr
MUS 382  Voice    1-2 cr
MUS 383  Violin    1-2 cr
MUS 384  Viola    1-2 cr
MUS 385  Cello    1-2 cr
MUS 386  Contra Bass    1-2 cr
MUS 387  Flute    1-2 cr
MUS 388  Oboe    1-2 cr
MUS 389  Clarinet    1-2 cr
MUS 390  Bassoon    1-2 cr
MUS 391  Saxophone    1-2 cr
MUS 392  Trumpet    1-2 cr
MUS 393  French Horn    1-2 cr
MUS 394  Trombone    1-2 cr
MUS 395  Baritone    1-2 cr
MUS 396  Tuba    1-2 cr
MUS 398  Percussion    1-2 cr

Foreign Language. Six credits of foreign language are required in the Music Emphasis and Music Emphasis and Business Emphasis. This requirement may be fulfilled by passing the appropriate CLEP test if sufficient skill has been attained.


Concert and Convocation Attendance. All Music majors must take MUS 000 Concert and Convocation Attendance each semester in residence. Six semesters of MUS 000 with a grade of “satisfactory” are required of all Music majors prior to graduation.


Performance Requirements for Majors. In order to qualify for graduation, all Music majors must pass specific levels of performance as judged by a jury of Music faculty. All Music Education majors must also present a senior recital (MUS 400 Senior Recital). Majors in the Music Emphasis and the Music Emphasis and Business Emphasis may elect MUS 400 Senior Recital/Senior Project, or MUS 499 Internship. Please contact the Music Program for exact requirements.

 

Piano Proficiency. All students with a Music Major or Minor must pass the piano proficiency examination by the end of the required theory sequence.  MUS 173 Piano Class, MUS 174 Piano Class, MUS 275 Piano Class, and MUS 276 Piano Class, may be taken for elective credits to prepare for the exam. Please contact the Music Program for exact requirements.

Music Major: Comprehensive Programs

Music Emphasis
A minimum of 58 credits is required, including the 28-credit Musicianship Core, 21 credits from the Performance Curriculum (seven credits in Major Performance Organizations, four credits in Small Ensembles, eight credits in Private Lessons, the two-credit MUS 312 Introduction to Music Technology; students must be registered for a major performing organization every semester in residence), three credits of Music electives, Concert and Convocation Attendance, six credits of foreign language, Performance Requirement (MUS 400 Senior Recital/Senior Project, or MUS 499 Internship), and Piano Proficiency.

K-12 Music Education Emphasis
This program prepares students for the State of Colorado License in Music Education.  A minimum of 64 credits is required, including the 28-credit Musicianship Core, 21 credits from the Performance Curriculum (seven credits in Major Performance Organizations, four credits in Small Ensembles, eight credits in Private Lessons, the two- credit MUS 250 Beginning Conducting: Choral and Instrumental, the one-cedit MUS 312 Introduction to Music Technology; students must be registered for a major performing organization every semester in residence), Concert and Convocation Attendance, the Performance Requirement (MUS 400 Senior Recital/ Senior Project), Piano Proficiency, and the following:

MUS 120  Introduction to Music Education   1 cr
MUS 213  Woodwind Methods   1 cr
MUS 214  Brass Methods    1 cr
MUS 215  String Methods    1 cr
MUS 216  Percussion Methods    1 cr
MUS 217  Voice Methods    1 cr
MUS 290  Introduction to Improvisation    1 cr

MUS 312  Introduction to Music Technology   1 cr
MUS 350  Advanced Conducting: Choral and Instrumental    2 cr
MUS 360  Teaching General Music in Elementary Schools    1 cr
MUS 365  Methods and Philosophy of Teaching and Supervising Instrumental Music in the
                Public Schools: K-12    3 cr
MUS 370  Methods and Philosophy of Teaching and Supervising Vocal and General Music in
                the Public Schools: K-12    3 cr
The student must also fulfill the requirements of the K-12 Music Licensure Program (see description under Education) to qualify for the Colorado License in Music Education. Please contact the Chair of the Department of Music or the Director of the Teacher Education Program for exact required course work in Education.

Business Emphasis
A minimum of 66 credits is required including the 28-credit Musicianship Core, 14 credits in Musical Performance (seven credits from Major Performing Organizations or Small Ensembles and seven credits from Private Lessons), the one-credit MUS 312 Introduction to Music Technology, Performance Requirement (MUS 400 Senior Recital/Senior Project, or MUS 499 Internship), Piano Proficiency, the six-credit Fforeign language requirement, Concert and Convocation Attendance, and the following:
ACC 201    Introduction to Financial Accounting    3 cr
BUAD 210  Legal Environment of Business    3 cr
BUAD 270  Principles of Marketing    3 cr
BUAD 333  Organizational Behavior    3 cr

MUS 312    Introduction to Music Technology   3 cr

One of the following:
CIS 120      Information Management and Analysis    3 cr
BUAD 220  Computer Applications in Business    3 cr
One of the following:
ECON 201  Macroeconomics    3 cr
ECON 202  Microeconomics    3 cr

Music Minor

A minimum of 23 credits is required. The Piano Proficiency is required of Music Minors.  A minimum grade of “C” is required in all music courses counted toward the Music Minor.
Required courses:
MUS 128  Theory of Music Laboratory I    1 cr
MUS 129  Theory of Music I    3 cr
MUS 130  Theory of Music Laboratory II    1 cr
MUS 131  Theory of Music II    3 cr
MUS 140  Introduction to Music    3 cr
MUS 352  History of Music    3 cr
MUS 353  History of Music    3 cr
Private Lessons   4 cr
Major Performing Organizations or Small Ensembles   2 cr

Capstone Course Requirement. The following course in the Music Major fulfills the Capstone Course Requirement:  MUS 491 Seminar in Research.

Articulation Agreements for approved majors: http://highered.colorado.gov/Academics/Transfers/Students.html