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Music with Emphasis in Music History (BM)

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2009 - Spring 2010 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 Lessons 3(four 2-hour courses) 8
Introduction to Music Study 100 1
Piano Proficiency 297 0
Total 83

Major Area

Plan Courses


Seminar in 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/Post-Tonal Theory & Analysis 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

Upper Division Evaluation

All students enrolled in a music degree program will be reviewed at the approximate midpoint of the selected program in order for students to achieve Upper Division status. Students must meet the standards of this review to register for 400-level courses in music. Both the elements and standards of the review are established by the faculty and include credit for MUS 242 Theory IV; MUS 361-01 and 361-02 Music Literature; 4 semesters of Applied Instrument at the course numbers required for the degree; MUS 359 Conducting (all BM programs; not required for BA programs); Piano Proficiency Examination; MUS 097 Recital Attendance, with ā€œSā€ for 4 semesters; Ensemble Participation; cumulative 2.5 GPA (good standing); minimum of 48 credit hours completed; pass English 101 or 105 and 3 additional Gen Ed courses.

Additional specific elements and standards appropriate to specific degree programs in jazz studies, music composition, music education, music history, instrumental and vocal performance, pedagogy, music theory, and music therapy are required of students in order to achieve Upper Division status and to continue in the degree program. Specific degree requirements are determined by the division and area faculties and are outlined in the Music Student Handbook and the various Division handbooks.

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.

5Students 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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