Music Majors and Minors 2016-2017

DESCRIPTION OF THE PROGRAM

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 212  Introduction to Music Technology 1 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 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 cr

MUS 104  Chorus 1 cr

MUS 301  Orchestra 1 cr

MUS 302  Band 1 cr

MUS 304  Chorus 1 cr

Small Ensembles: (courses may be repeated)

MUS 121  Instrumental and Vocal Chamber Music 5-1 cr 
 

MUS 321  Instrumental and Vocal Chamber Music  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 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 Business Emphasis may elect MUS 400 Senior Recital/Senior Project, or MUS 499 Internship. Please contact the Music Department 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 Department 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 250 Beginning Conducting: Choral and Instrumental,  the one-credit MUS 212 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-credit MUS 212 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 212  Introduction to Music Technology 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 350  Advanced Conducting: Choral and Instrumental 2 cr

MUS 360  Teaching General Music in Elementary Schools  2 cr

MUS 365  Methods and Philosophy of Teaching and Supervising Instrumental Music in the Public Schools: K-12  2 cr

MUS 370  Methods and Philosophy of Teaching and Supervising Vocal and General Music in the Public Schools: K-12 2 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 foreign 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

MUS   212  Introduction to Music Technology 3 cr

BUAD 270  Principles of Marketing 3 cr

BUAD 333  Organizational Behavior 3 cr

One of the following:  

CS 120  Professional Computer Skills 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 19 credits is required, including at least three hours of upper-division credit from private lessons or performing organizations. 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

Private Lessons 4 cr

Major Performing Organizations or Small Ensembles 4 cr  

Music Technology Minor

This program is designed to expose students to recording practices, electronic music composition, and other topics occurring at the intersection of music and technology.  A minimum of 19 credits is required.  A minimum grade of “C” is required in all courses counted toward the Music Technology Minor.  

Required courses:  

MUS 129  Theory of Music I     3 cr

MUS 131  Theory of Music II    3 cr

MUS 212  Introduction to Music Technology 1 cr 

MUS 313  Music Production  3 cr

At least nine credits from the following:  

PHYS 115  Physics of Music  3 cr

MUS 135  Introduction to Algorithmic Music 3 cr

CS 190  Computer Science I   3 cr

CS 311  Embedded Systems   3 cr  

Capstone  Course  Requirement.  The  following  course  in  the  Music  Major fulfills the Capstone Course Requirement:  

MUS 491 Seminar in Research.