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Music with Emphasis in Music History (BM)

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Fall 2008 - Summer 2009 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Major: MUHM

Degree: BM

Unit: Music

Program Courses


University-wide General Education requirements1,2 34
Music Theory 141-242 (four 4-hour courses) 16
Music Literature 361 (four 3-hour courses) 12
Principal Ensemble (eight 1-hour courses)
(Strings take section 01, others solely dependent on the ensemble audition.)
Recital Attendance 097 (six semesters of ā€œSā€) 0
Conducting I 359 2
Analysis 347 2
Applied Lessons3 (four 2-hour courses) 8
Introduction to Music Study 100 1
Piano Proficiency 297 0
Total 83

Major Area

Plan Courses


Music History 370 (four 3-hour courses) 12
Music History Tutorial 375(Four 1/2-hour courses) or Independent Study 590(1-2 hours) or a mixture of the two 2
Senior Research Paper/Project 499 4
Total 18

Supportive Area


Analysis 348 2

Advanced Theory
One 4-hour sequence chosen from:
       Composition 143-144
       Ensemble Scoring 345-346
       Chromatic Harmony and Analysis/Analysis of Twentieth-Century Music 547-548



Counterpoint 549-550 4
Applied Lessons3 (four additional 2-hour courses) 8
Piano Class4,5 (four 1-hour classes) 4
German or French 121, 122 8
General Electives 3
Total 33



Minimum Total 134

Admission to Senior College

No B.M. degree student may enroll for 400-level music courses until all of the following Requirements have been satisfied:

  1. Completion of at least 48 credits toward the degree.
  2. MUS 232 Piano Class.
  3. MUS 212. The examination for MUS 212 will be graded by an expanded jury. The student must prepare at least 11 minutes of music. Keyboard principals must pass the Piano Proficiency Examination before taking the examination for MUS 212.
  4. MUS 242 Theory IV.
  5. MUS 361-01 and -02 Music Literature.
  6. MUS 097 Recital Attendance, four semesters with grade of ā€œSā€.
  7. ENGL 101 or ENGL 105 and at least three additional general education courses.
  8. GPA of 2.5.

1 Students are required to take PAS 214 African American Music (Arts and Humanities content: Cultural Diversity competency) and ANTH 205 Music in World Cultures (Social and Behavioral Sciences content: Cultural Diversity competency). 

2 MUH courses may not be taken to fulfill any General Education requirement.

3 If the applied principal is voice, 2 hours of Diction (MUS 123-124) are required in addition to the 16 hours of voice.

4 If the applied principal is piano, Piano Class is replaced with 4 hours of music electives. For students with a piano background, four semesters of Secondary Piano (MUS 121-222) may be substituted for Piano Class.

5 Students must pass the Piano Proficiency Examination before receiving credit for the 4th semester of the piano requirement. Students must be enrolled continuously in the class until their piano requirement has been completed. Students who pass the Piano Proficiency Examination before the 4th semester of Piano Class are encouraged to continue keyboard study for a total of four semesters.

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