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The Bachelor of Arts in Music

Total Course Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree: 120 units

See Bachelor's Degree Requirements in the University Catalog for complete details on general degree requirements. A minimum of 40 units, including those required for the major, must be upper division.

A suggested Major Academic Plan (MAP) has been prepared to help students meet all graduation requirements within four years. You can view MAPs on the Degree MAPs page in the University Catalog or you can request a plan from your major advisor.

General Education Pathway Requirements: 48 units

See General Education in the University Catalog and the Class Schedule for the most current information on General Education Pathway Requirements and course offerings.

This major has approved GE modifications. See below for information on how to apply these modifications.

  • MUSC 304 meets Arts (C1).

Diversity Course Requirements: 6 units

See Diversity Requirements in the University Catalog. Most courses taken to satisfy these requirements may also apply to General Education .

Literacy Requirement:

See Mathematics and Writing Requirements in the University Catalog. Writing proficiency in the major is a graduation requirement and may be demonstrated through satisfactory completion of a course in your major which has been designated as the Writing Proficiency (WP) course for the semester in which you take the course. Students who earn below a C- are required to repeat the course and earn a C- or higher to receive WP credit. See the Class Schedule for the designated WP courses for each semester. You must pass ENGL 130I or JOUR 130I (or equivalent) with a C- or higher before you may register for a WP course.

Course Requirements for the Major: 53-66 units

Completion of the following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, is required of all candidates for this degree. Additional required courses, depending upon the selected option or advising pattern, are outlined following the major core program requirements.

Major Core Program: 29 units

13 courses required:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: Knowledge of the fundamentals of music and its notation to be determined by diagnostic exam. Music majors, minors and Music Industry & Technology majors only.
Corequisites: Keyboard proficiency or MUSC 103, MUSC 105.
Fundamental concepts and basic notation of music. Introduction to chord symbols, voice leading, part writing, harmonic progression, and basic principals of form. 3 hours discussion. (005935)
Prerequisites: MUSC 101 with a minimum grade of C-. Music majors, minors, and Music Industry & Technology majors only.
Corequisites: Keyboard proficiency or MUSC 104, MUSC 106.
Further study of voice leading, part writing, and principals of form. Introduction to chromaticism and modulation. 3 hours discussion. (005936)
Prerequisite: Open to Music majors, minors, and Music Industry & Technology majors only.
Corequisites: MUSC 101, MUSC 105.
Development of listening skills through sightsinging and dictation. 2 hours activity. (005954)
Prerequisites: MUSC 103 with a minimum grade of C-.
Corequisites: MUSC 102, MUSC 106.
Further development of listening skills through sightsinging and dictation. 2 hours activity. (005955)
Corequisite: MUSC 101, MUSC 103.
2 hours activity. (005976)
Prerequisites: MUSC 105 with a grade of C- or higher, faculty permission.
Corequisites: MUSC 102, MUSC 104.
2 hours activity. (005977)
A study of the operation of microcomputers. Special emphasis will be placed on musical computer applications, including ear training, theory, sequencing, notation, and sound design. 2 hours activity. (005978)
Prerequisites: MUSC 102 with a minimum grade of C-.
Further study of chromaticism and more advanced modulation. Introduction to twentieth-century practices. 3 hours discussion. (005937)
Prerequisites: MUSC 201 with a minimum grade of C-.
An overview and chronology of the compositional techniques in twentieth-century music literature. 3 hours discussion. (005938)
Prerequisites: MUSC 101.
The chronological development of western music from Greek origins to 1750 through a study of the literature, scores, recordings, films, and live performances. 3 hours lecture. (006151)
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 or JOUR 130 (or equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.
The chronological development of western music from 1750 to 1900 through a study of literature, musical scores, recordings, films and live performances. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (006152)
Prerequisites: MUSC 202, MUSC 302, and faculty permission.
The chronological development of western music from 1900 to the present through the study of literature, musical scores, recordings, films, and live performances. 3 hours lecture. (006153)
Prerequisites: MUSC 102.
A survey of world traditions concentrating on Africa, Asia, and the Americas. For students with a background in music. 3 hours discussion. (006170)

Major Option Course Requirements: 24-37 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required dependent upon the option chosen. Students must select one of the following options for completion of the major course requirements.

The Option in General Music: 24-27 units

This option is a flexible program designed to serve students who wish to study music as the focus of a broadly based liberal arts education. Students interested in this option may pursue one or more areas of study, including: jazz studies, keyboard, vocal, instrumental performance, composition, ethnomusicology, and music history.

4 units selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: Moderate piano and sight reading skills; audition or faculty permission required.
Study of skills, basic repertoire and bibliography related to the craft of accompanying. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (006031)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
Study of vocal literature (art songs and arias) through weekly master classes. For singer-pianist duos (pre-formed duos preferred, but not required). Literature studied each semester will vary. 1 hour lecture. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (006252)
3 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015563)
3 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015572)
Pep Band is intended to give any student who plays a musical instrument (wind, brass, or percussion) an opportunity to perform in a fun, energetic, and exciting band. The Pep Band plays for University events. This course does not fulfill the large ensemble requirement for music majors. 2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015573)
3 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015592)
3 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015575)
3 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015576)
Group performance of jazz ensemble literature for interpretive and creative experiences. Major performance each semester, with emphasis on current musical trends. 3 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015598)
Group performance of jazz ensemble literature for interpretive and creative experience. 2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015599)
2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015586)
2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015594)
2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (020647)
2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015602)
Music Performance Group Selected small choir to sing madrigal and other chamber literature. 2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015612)
Open to all students interested in active participation in opera. 3 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015610)

4 units selected from:

Students who want to do recital must do at least 2 units of studio instruction at the 310 level.

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: Departmental permission by audition.
MUSC 110A - MUSC 110G: Specialized individual instruction for music majors in their major performing media. A weekly private lesson. Study of technique, music literature, and problems of performance. A jury examination is required each semester. Students who perform in a departmental recital may be excused from the jury at the discretion of the instructor. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (005987)
See above. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (005995)
See above. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (005992)
See above. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (005988)
See above. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (005989)
See above. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (005991)
See above. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (005990)
See above. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (006092)
See above. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (006100)
See above. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (006097)
See above. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (006093)
See above. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (006094)
See above. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (006096)
See above. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (006095)
Prerequisites: MUSC 362, faculty permission.
Independent creative projects. Exercises in analytical and compositional techniques to increase technical facility. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (006205)

1 course selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Theory and practice of recording, including audio theory and the use of synthesizers, samplers, computers, microphones, recording consoles, and tape machines. 3 hours discussion. (006072)
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 or JOUR 130 (or equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.
The study of music as an industry, including copyrights, publishing, licensing, merchandising, and an overview of the record industry. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (006176)

1 course selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: MUSC 101 and MUSC 102 recommended.
This course offers students the opportunities to gain skills and knowledge at the fundamental levels of theory and performance pertaining to jazz improvisation. This course is designed to provide a foundation allowing students to gain experience and performance strategy pertaining to beginning jazz improvisation skills. 2 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. (020685)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
Teaching of class or private piano, organ, and harpsichord, to include approach to teaching children and adults, teaching materials and methods, technique, sight-reading, use of pedals, improvisation, memorization, chording, transposition, registration, and style interpretation. 2 hours discussion. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. (006248)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
Teaching of class or private piano, organ, and harpsichord, to include approach to teaching children and adults, teaching materials and methods, technique, sight-reading, use of pedals, improvisation, memorization, chording, transposition, registration, and style interpretation. 2 hours discussion. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. (006249)
Prerequisites: MUSC 201.
Study of the capacities of the various orchestral and band instruments, including arranging projects for small ensembles. 3 hours discussion. (006069)
Prerequisites: MUSC 360, faculty permission.
Independent creative projects. Exercises in analytical and compositional techniques designed to increase technical facility. 3 hours lecture. (006200)
Designed to allow students of singing to investigate the science of vocal sound production in connection with the teaching of singing. Emphasis on acoustics, physiology of human voice, history of vocal pedagogy, current medical research regarding the use and abuse of the voice, and practical applications of teaching techniques. 3 hours discussion. (006255)
Prerequisites: MUSC 201, faculty permission.
Nomenclature, timbre, technique, and transposition of jazz ensemble instruments. Scoring the rhythm, brass, and woodwind sections for large and small jazz ensembles in various jazz and dance band styles. 3 hours discussion. (006244)
Prerequisites: MUSC 201, faculty permission.
Music and lyric writing; formal, melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic analyses of popular songs; collaboration; marketing; demos; publication. 3 hours discussion. (006245)

1 course selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Corequisites: MUSC 462 or faculty permission.
Preparation and performance of a recital program. The public performance is evaluated by a faculty committee. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (006103)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
This course is for independent study and is offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register with the supervising faculty member. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (006290)

10 units selected from:

Select courses in consultation with an advisor

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Theory and practice of recording, including audio theory and the use of synthesizers, samplers, computers, microphones, recording consoles, and tape machines. 3 hours discussion. (006072)
Concurrent enrollment in MUSC 110 or MUSC 310 is recommended. Designed for music majors who wish to study music literature through performance. Selected repertoire is analyzed stylistically and placed in historical context. Performance problems are also considered. 2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. (006020)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
Basic principles of singing. Correct breathing, posture, and tone production appropriate for musical theatre and other popular music genres. Repertoire and recital performance stressed as pupil progresses. 2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (006033)
Prerequisites: MUSC 101, MUSC 102, MUSC 103, MUSC 104, MUSC 220.
Fundamental skills and techniques essential to conducting instrumental and vocal ensembles. 2 hours discussion. (006148)
Prerequisites: MUSC 109, faculty permission.
A study in the fundamentals of digital audio. Emphasis will be on the application of stereo editing, multi-channel recording, digital sequencing, audio for the Web, and time-code. 3 hours discussion. This course requires the use of a laptop computer and appropriate software. (006074)
Prerequisites: MUSC 106 or faculty permission.
Continuation of MUSC 105 and MUSC 106 at the intermediate level. 2 hours activity. (006005)
Prerequisites: MUSC 266 or faculty permission.
Performance of piano literature from all periods. Elements of harmony and analysis. May be taken four semesters. 2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (006117)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
Teaching of class or private piano, organ, and harpsichord, to include approach to teaching children and adults, teaching materials and methods, technique, sight-reading, use of pedals, improvisation, memorization, chording, transposition, registration, and style interpretation. 2 hours discussion. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. (006248)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
Teaching of class or private piano, organ, and harpsichord, to include approach to teaching children and adults, teaching materials and methods, technique, sight-reading, use of pedals, improvisation, memorization, chording, transposition, registration, and style interpretation. 2 hours discussion. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. (006249)
Prerequisites: Moderate piano and sight reading skills; audition or faculty permission required.
Study of skills, basic repertoire and bibliography related to the craft of accompanying. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (006031)
A survey of the elements of music and diverse cultures and values in relation to music. Representative examples are drawn from the traditions of Europe, Africa, the Americas, and Asia, including classical, folk, and popular idioms. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. Formerly MUSC 190. (006053)
A survey of the development of music in the United States from colonial days to the present. Includes African American, Indian, folk, sacred, country, blues, rock, Broadway show, jazz, and art music traditions. 3 hours lecture. (006182)
The historical and philosophical study of jazz from its African origins to the various forms in which it exists today. 3 hours lecture. (006184)
An in-depth study of Rock and Roll music and culture as it relates to the development and changes in American and world social orders. A study of the impact of Rock and Roll on social, economic, cultural and political structures. 3 hours lecture. (006186)
This course is also offered as AFAM 296 .
A historical survey from the African heritage and Colonial times to the present. The types, forms, and styles of African American music are studied in relation to the African American experience. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved US Diversity course. (000141)
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 or JOUR 130 (or equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.
The study of music as an industry, including copyrights, publishing, licensing, merchandising, and an overview of the record industry. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (006176)
See above. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (006092)
See above. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (006100)
See above. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (006097)
See above. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (006093)
See above. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (006094)
See above. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (006096)
See above. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (006095)
Designed for music majors who wish to study music literature through performance. Selected repertoire is analyzed stylistically and placed in historical context. Performance problems are also considered. 2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. (015562)
Prerequisites: MUSC 222, faculty permission.
A study of conducting techniques and styles, vocal techniques, literature of all periods, program arranging, concert and rehearsal techniques, budgeting, purchasing, and equipment. 2 hours discussion. (006256)
Prerequisites: MUSC 222, faculty permission.
Conducting and interpretation of representative instrumental works of master composers. Style of principal works. Practice conducting college groups and high school organizations. 2 hours discussion. (006258)
Prerequisites: MUSC 102, MUSC 109, MUSC 241, faculty permission.
Creative projects in electronic media. Emphasis on digital techniques, including computer control of digital instruments. 3 hours seminar. This course requires the use of a laptop computer and appropriate software. (006194)
Prerequisites: MUSC 342 with a minimum grade of C-, faculty permission.
Creative projects in electronic media. Emphasis on digital techniques, including sampling and computer control of digital instruments. 3 hours seminar. This course requires the use of a laptop computer and appropriate software. (006195)
Prerequisites: MUSC 201.
Study of the capacities of the various orchestral and band instruments, including arranging projects for small ensembles. 3 hours discussion. (006069)
Prerequisites: MUSC 360, faculty permission.
Independent creative projects. Exercises in analytical and compositional techniques designed to increase technical facility. 3 hours lecture. (006200)
Prerequisites: MUSC 360, MUSC 361, faculty permission.
Independent creative projects. Exercises in analytical and compositional techniques designed to increase technical facility. 9 hours supervision. (006203)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
Concentrated study of a specific historical period or genre specific to the keyboard. 3 hours seminar. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (006276)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
Concentrated study of a specific historical period or genre specific to the vocal pattern. 3 hours seminar. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (006277)
3 hours discussion. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (006145)
Prerequisites: One or more semesters of studio instruction or faculty permission.
MUSC 373 - MUSC 374: The study of lyric diction and performance of literature for singers in English, Italian (A), German and French (B). Although emphasis is placed on correct pronunciation through the use of the International Phonetic Alphabet, students also acquire basic ability to translate songs in foreign languages. Each semester may be repeated once for credit. 3 hours discussion. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (006146)
Designed to allow students of singing to investigate the science of vocal sound production in connection with the teaching of singing. Emphasis on acoustics, physiology of human voice, history of vocal pedagogy, current medical research regarding the use and abuse of the voice, and practical applications of teaching techniques. 3 hours discussion. (006255)
Prerequisite: MUSC 276.
This course offers students opportunities to gain skills and knowlege at the advanced levels of theory and performance pertaining to jazz improvisation. This course is designed to build on the foundation provided by MUSC 276, allowing students to gain experience and performance strategy pertaining to the more complex and modern jazz repertoire of the post bebop era. 2 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 9.0 units. (020584)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
Individual pedagogy project assigned in consultation with a faculty advisor. Projects may be a research paper or a practicum with documentation, e.g. a video-tape and journal. MUSC 377 or MUSC 416 is required for the Option in Keyboard Performance. Not available for graduate students. 6 hours supervision. ABC/no credit grading. (006234)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
Study of vocal literature (art songs and arias) through weekly master classes. For singer-pianist duos (pre-formed duos preferred, but not required). Literature studied each semester will vary. 1 hour lecture. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (006252)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
Focus on large ensemble and recital accompanying skills: vocal diction for pianists, balance techniques, clef-reading, score-reading, following conductors, assisting ensemble rehearsals. This course prepares students for accompanying in Symphonic Wind Ensemble, North State Symphony, vocal program recitals, Opera Workshop, A Cappela Choir, University Chorus, Chamber Singers, music theatre productions. 3 hours supervision. (006253)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
An elective course for upper-division and graduate students offering continued development of keyboard skills. The course allows students to continue to develop necessary skills to become more proficient as performers, accompanists, teachers, and church musicians. 2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (006239)
Students will study seven musical styles from different times and places, including American rural blues, Jamaican reggae, Australian Aboriginal rock, and Cuban salsa. This course is the capstone for Upper Division Theme R, Global Music, Culture and Tecnology, and will therefore emphasize the ways in which society and technology provide meaning and context for music. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (006179)
3 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015563)
3 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015572)
Pep Band is intended to give any student who plays a musical instrument (wind, brass, or percussion) an opportunity to perform in a fun, energetic, and exciting band. The Pep Band plays for University events. This course does not fulfill the large ensemble requirement for music majors. 2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015573)
3 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015592)
3 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015575)
3 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015576)
Group performance of jazz ensemble literature for interpretive and creative experiences. Major performance each semester, with emphasis on current musical trends. 3 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015598)
Group performance of jazz ensemble literature for interpretive and creative experience. 2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015599)
2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015586)
2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015594)
2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (020647)
2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015602)
Music Performance Group Selected small choir to sing madrigal and other chamber literature. 2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015612)
Open to all students interested in active participation in opera. 3 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015610)
This course provides an opportunity for students to perform therapeutic music for patients at the Enloe Hospital Cancer Center. Each student performs one hour per week under the supervision of the instructor. There are orientation meetings at the beginning of the semester and an assessment meeting at the end of the semester. 2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 8.0 units. (020848)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
Preparation and public performance of a full-length recital to be evaluated by a faculty committee. Required of students who have been accepted in the performance options. Not available for graduate students. 6 hours supervision. (006235)
Prerequisites: MUSC 343 with a minimum grade of C-, faculty permission.
Independent creative projects in electronic music. 3 hours seminar. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (006197)
Prerequisites: MUSC 362, faculty permission.
Independent creative projects. Exercises in analytical and compositional techniques to increase technical facility. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (006205)
Prerequisites: MUSC 360, faculty permission.
The study of the capacities of wind instruments, with exercises in scoring for various wind ensembles. 2 hours discussion. (006243)
Prerequisites: MUSC 201, faculty permission.
Nomenclature, timbre, technique, and transposition of jazz ensemble instruments. Scoring the rhythm, brass, and woodwind sections for large and small jazz ensembles in various jazz and dance band styles. 3 hours discussion. (006244)
Prerequisites: MUSC 201, faculty permission.
Music and lyric writing; formal, melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic analyses of popular songs; collaboration; marketing; demos; publication. 3 hours discussion. (006245)

The Option in Music Education: 36-37 units

Admission to the Option in Music Education is currently suspended. Please contact the Music Department for more information.

This option satisfies the requirements for the single subject credential in music.

6 units required:

At least 2 units must be at the 310 level.

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: Departmental permission by audition.
MUSC 110A - MUSC 110G: Specialized individual instruction for music majors in their major performing media. A weekly private lesson. Study of technique, music literature, and problems of performance. A jury examination is required each semester. Students who perform in a departmental recital may be excused from the jury at the discretion of the instructor. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (005987)
See above. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (005995)
See above. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (005992)
See above. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (005988)
See above. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (005989)
See above. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (005991)
See above. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (005990)
See above. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (006092)
See above. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (006100)
See above. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (006097)
See above. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (006093)
See above. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (006094)
See above. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (006096)
See above. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (006095)

MUSC 110 and MUSC 310 may be repeated for credit.

4 units selected from:

These courses may be repeated for credit. See No. 4 under "Special Music Requirements."

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
3 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015563)
3 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015572)
Pep Band is intended to give any student who plays a musical instrument (wind, brass, or percussion) an opportunity to perform in a fun, energetic, and exciting band. The Pep Band plays for University events. This course does not fulfill the large ensemble requirement for music majors. 2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015573)
3 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015592)
3 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015575)
3 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015576)
Group performance of jazz ensemble literature for interpretive and creative experiences. Major performance each semester, with emphasis on current musical trends. 3 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015598)
Group performance of jazz ensemble literature for interpretive and creative experience. 2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015599)

1 course selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015586)
2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015594)
2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (020647)
2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015602)

1 course selected from:

Select courses in consultation with the advisor in Music Education.

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
3 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015563)
3 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015572)
Pep Band is intended to give any student who plays a musical instrument (wind, brass, or percussion) an opportunity to perform in a fun, energetic, and exciting band. The Pep Band plays for University events. This course does not fulfill the large ensemble requirement for music majors. 2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015573)
3 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015592)
3 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015575)
3 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015576)
Group performance of jazz ensemble literature for interpretive and creative experiences. Major performance each semester, with emphasis on current musical trends. 3 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015598)
Group performance of jazz ensemble literature for interpretive and creative experience. 2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015599)
2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015586)
2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015594)
2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (020647)
2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015602)
Music Performance Group Selected small choir to sing madrigal and other chamber literature. 2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015612)
Open to all students interested in active participation in opera. 3 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015610)

9 courses required:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: MUSC 101 or faculty permission.
Recommended for all credential candidates in music and liberal studies majors. Theory and practice of music education including philosophy, history, music development, learning theories, curriculum and planning, classroom management, assessment and evaluation, and current trends. Portfolio development and directed observation. 3 hours discussion. (006155)
Prerequisites: MUSC 101, MUSC 102, MUSC 103, MUSC 104, MUSC 220 or faculty permission.
Corequisite: MUSC 335.
Music teaching methods for the elementary music classroom with an emphasis on skill development, musical development of children, performance-based assessment, technology, and classroom management. Includes peer teaching, practical experience, oral critiques, continued portfolio development, and directed observation. 3 hours discussion. (006156)
Prerequisites: MUSC 101, MUSC 102, MUSC 103, MUSC 104, MUSC 220.
Fundamental skills and techniques essential to conducting instrumental and vocal ensembles. 2 hours discussion. (006148)
Corequisites: MUSC 462 or faculty permission.
Preparation and performance of a recital program. The public performance is evaluated by a faculty committee. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (006103)
Prerequisites: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in MUSC 202, MUSC 220, MUSC 221, and MUSC 222.
Study and application of concepts, program materials, and techniques of teaching general and choral music in middle school and junior high school setting. Special consideration is given to music for the changing-voice choir. Includes peer teaching, practical experience, oral critiques, continued portfolio development, and directed observation. 4 hours activity. (006173)
Prerequisites: MUSC 101, MUSC 102, MUSC 103, MUSC 104, MUSC 220.
Fundamentals for planning, organizing and implementing a successful school instrumental music program. 2 hours discussion. (006174)
Corequisite: MUSC 221.
Group instruction in the pedagogy of wind, percussion, and stringed instruments with a focus on the appropriate use in the classroom. Includes peer teaching, observation, and/or field teaching. 2 hours activity. (006162)
Group instruction in the pedagogy of voice with a focus on how to demonstrate and teach proper tone techniques and approach to the instrument. Includes peer teaching observation and/or field teaching. 2 hours activity. (021053)
Prerequisites: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in MUSC 221, MUSC 324, MUSC 325, MUSC 331, MUSC 332, MUSC 333, MUSC 334, MUSC 335, MUSC 336. Also, completion of or concurrent enrollment in MUSC 322 or MUSC 323, faculty permission.
A comprehensive overview in the principles of teaching, learning, organization, and administration of the music program. Includes peer teaching, practical experience, oral critiques, continued portfolio development, and directed observation. Specific areas include 1) music education, 2) vocal, and 3) instrumental. 2 hours discussion. (006267)

3 courses selected from:

Select courses in consultation with the advisor in Music Education.

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Group instruction in the pedagogy of woodwind instruments with a focus on how to teach proper tone, technique, and approach to the instruments. Includes peer teaching, observation, and/or field training. 2 hours activity. (006158)
Group instruction in the pedagogy of brass instruments with a focus on how to teach proper tone, technique, and approach to the instruments. Includes peer teaching, observation, and/or field teaching. 2 hours activity. (006159)
Group instruction in the pedagogy of string instruments with a focus on how to teach proper tone, technique, and approach to the instruments. Includes peer teaching, observation, and/or field teaching. 2 hours activity. (006160)
Group instruction in the pedagogy of percussion instruments with a focus on how to teach proper tone, technique, and approach to the instruments. Includes peer teaching, observation, and/or field teaching. 2 hours activity. (006161)

1 course selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: MUSC 222, faculty permission.
A study of conducting techniques and styles, vocal techniques, literature of all periods, program arranging, concert and rehearsal techniques, budgeting, purchasing, and equipment. 2 hours discussion. (006256)
Prerequisites: MUSC 222, faculty permission.
Conducting and interpretation of representative instrumental works of master composers. Style of principal works. Practice conducting college groups and high school organizations. 2 hours discussion. (006258)

1 course selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Theory and practice of recording, including audio theory and the use of synthesizers, samplers, computers, microphones, recording consoles, and tape machines. 3 hours discussion. (006072)
Prerequisites: MUSC 101 and MUSC 102 recommended.
This course offers students the opportunities to gain skills and knowledge at the fundamental levels of theory and performance pertaining to jazz improvisation. This course is designed to provide a foundation allowing students to gain experience and performance strategy pertaining to beginning jazz improvisation skills. 2 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. (020685)
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 or JOUR 130 (or equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.
The study of music as an industry, including copyrights, publishing, licensing, merchandising, and an overview of the record industry. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (006176)
Prerequisites: MUSC 222, faculty permission.
A study of conducting techniques and styles, vocal techniques, literature of all periods, program arranging, concert and rehearsal techniques, budgeting, purchasing, and equipment. 2 hours discussion. (006256)
Prerequisites: MUSC 222, faculty permission.
Conducting and interpretation of representative instrumental works of master composers. Style of principal works. Practice conducting college groups and high school organizations. 2 hours discussion. (006258)
Prerequisites: MUSC 220, MUSC 221 or faculty permission.
This course is designed to provide further knowledge of elementary music education tactics to music teachers in grades K-6. Methods for teaching the elements of music are explored. Practical application of new materials and techniques are encouraged. Students have the opportunity to share experiences gained in the field. 3 hours discussion. (006268)
Prerequisites: MUSC 201.
Study of the capacities of the various orchestral and band instruments, including arranging projects for small ensembles. 3 hours discussion. (006069)
Prerequisites: MUSC 201, faculty permission.
Nomenclature, timbre, technique, and transposition of jazz ensemble instruments. Scoring the rhythm, brass, and woodwind sections for large and small jazz ensembles in various jazz and dance band styles. 3 hours discussion. (006244)

Special Music Requirements:

1. Advising is required each semester for all Music students.

2. All entering Music majors, freshmen, and transfer students, must take the diagnostic examination in theory and ear training to determine placement.

3. Before gaining acceptance as a Music major, each student (including transfer students) must be interviewed and/or auditioned by an appropriate faculty committee. Consult with the Music Department office for details. A Music major wishing to change option or emphasis must also be interviewed and/or auditioned by an appropriate faculty committee.

4. Students must participate in at least one ensemble using their performing medium when enrolled in Studio Instruction. Ensembles are chosen in consultation with the option advisor. Substitutions may be made with departmental approval. Consult the option advisor or the Music Department office for details.

5. Before gaining admittance to upper-division status in Studio Instruction, students must demonstrate appropriate competence in their major performing medium before a faculty committee. Standards are available in the Music Department office.

Electives Requirement:

To complete the total units required for the bachelor's degree, select additional elective courses from the total University offerings. You should consult with an advisor regarding the selection of courses which will provide breadth to your University experience and possibly apply to a supportive second major or minor.

Grading Requirement:

All courses taken to fulfill major course requirements must be taken for a letter grade except those courses specified by the department as Credit/No Credit grading only.

For those courses taken for a letter grade, students must earn a grade of C- or better.

Advising Requirement:

Advising is mandatory for all majors in this degree program. Consult your undergraduate advisor for specific information.

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