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Requirements for a Major in Music

A total of fifty-six 56 credits (10 courses; 16 performance credits = four 4-credit courses) as follows:

      1. Three Music Theory Courses (12 credits)
                 a.   MUSC 204 - Understanding Musicianship [F5]*      
                 b.   Two 300-level music theory courses
                       *If placement test determines this course is redundant, choose three 300-level music theory courses.

       2. Three Music History & Literature courses (12 credits)
                a.   MUSC 227 - European Musical Heritage I [F3]
                b.   MUSC 228 - European Musical Heritage II [F3]
                c.   One F9 (world Music) elective: MUSC 117, 118, 119, or selected 105 sections

       3. Two 4-credit Music electives (8 credits) 
                MUSC 101 does not fulfill this requirement.
                Courses from Music 160-199 do not fulfill this requirement.

       4. Performance (16 credits)
                a. 8 semesters of applied music lessons (MUSC 160-178 = 1 credit each)
                b. 8 semesters of large ensembles (MUSC 180-184, 190-194) = 1 credit each)

       5. Senior Experience (8 credits)
                Conducting (MUSC 414-415)
                Senior Seminar & Presentation (MUSC 485-486)

Once declared, Music majors will have the Applied Music fees waived for up to eight (8) credits of their principal applied instrument. Music majors taking more than eight (8) credits of Applied Music and lessons taken prior to declaration of the major will be charged the applied fee for those credits.

NOTE: Music Talent Award and Fine Arts Award recipients' conditions for waivers of Applied Music fees are outlined in their award letters, which supersedes music major and minor fee waivers as contained here.