F = Offered every fall, S = Offered every spring
Fr = Freshman, So = Sophomore, Jr = Junior, Sr = Senior
|Music Major (B.M.) Course Requirements||85-101 units|
|School of Music Requirements for All Majors||46-57 units|
|Piano Proficiency Courses (if needed)||0–6 units|
|Music (B.A.), Music and Worship (B.M.), and Music Performance (B.M.) majors need 0–4 units; Music Composition (B.M.) and Commercial Music (B.M.) majors need 0–6 units.|
MUS 103Beginning Piano Class
MUS 104Elementary Piano Class
MUS 105Intermediate Piano Class
MUS 106Advanced – Intermediate Piano Class
MUS 107Advanced – Intermediate Piano Class
MUS 108Advanced Piano Class
MUS 121Music Theory I* (F) (Fr, So)
MUS 122Music Theory II (S) (Fr, So)
MUS 133Practical Musicianship I (F) (Fr, So)
MUS 134Practical Musicianship II (S) (Fr, So)
MUS 210Performance Forum (F/S) (all years)
(Eight semesters continuous enrollment required)
MUS 217Practical Musicianship III (F) (Fr, So)
MUS 220Practical Musicianship IV (S) (Fr, So)
MUS 221Music Theory III (F) (Fr, So)
MUS 222Music Theory IV (S) (Fr, So)
MUS 296Introduction to Music Technology (F/S) (Fr)
MUS 352Baroque, Classical, and Early Romantic Music Literature** (F/S) (Jr)
MUS 361Introduction to Conducting (F) (Jr)
MUS 441Music in Worship (F/S) (Jr,Sr)
MUS 455Late Romantic and 20th-Century Music Literature^ (S) (Sr)
Must be in one area. Must be enrolled in applied lessons each semester until degree is completed. Minimum of 8 units (F/S)
|Ensemble Requirement||4–8 units|
In each of eight semesters as a music major, a student must meet the designated performance requirements as listed per major (see specific chart on major pages). Transfer students must participate each semester until they graduate or accumulate eight semesters. Membership in multiple ensembles in a given semester counts as only one semester toward the ensemble requirement.
General Education Options
There are specific General Education options and requirements for the music major (B.M.), and these vary between the composition, commercial music, music and worship, and performance areas. Please contact the School of Music at (626) 815-3848 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Music majors must be continuously enrolled in MUS 210 Performance Forum (may discontinue after eight semesters). Transfer students must enroll in MUS 210 and an approved ensemble every semester in attendance, up to eight semesters.
*Meets a General Education core requirement.
***Meets the Upper-division Writing Intensive requirement.
^Not required for Commercial Music majors
^^12 units (minimum 8 in one area) required for Commercial Music majors
^^^Waived for Commercial Music majors, Vocal Performance Track
|Commercial Music Major||35–40 units|
|Commercial Music Core Requirements||26 units|
MUS 223Web-Based Tools (S)
MUS 323Arranging I (F/S)
MUS 324Songwriting (S)
MUS 326Live Sound Reinforcement (F)
MUS 327Audio Recording I (F/S)
MUS 337Music Business I (F/S)
MUS 474Music Career Development (F)
MUS 491Senior Recital (F/S)
MUS 494Commercial Music Internship (F/S)
MUS 495Production Techniques (F/S)
MUS XXXApplied Music^ (F/S)
|^Applied music can be an instrument unless the student is in a performance track. Performance track students must have all applied music in the same instrument as music major core (8 units) in the School of Music.|
|Program Track Requirements||13–18 units|
|All Commercial Music major students must complete the core requirements as well as the requirements for one of the tracks:|
In each of eight semesters as a music major, a student must meet the designated performance requirements as listed by major (see chart below). Transfer students must participate each semester until they graduate or accumulate eight semesters. Membership in multiple ensembles in a given semester counts as only one semester toward the ensemble requirement.
All ensembles listed require audition except Oratorio Choir.
|Required Ensemble||Remaining Semesters’ Ensemble Choices|
|Guitar and Electric Bass||Oratorio Choir (1 yr.)||One year in each at least two different groups is required.
|Percussion||Oratorio Choir (1 yr.)
Percussion Ensemble (1 yr.)
|One year in each at least two different groups is required.
|Piano||Oratorio Choir (1 yr.)||One year in each at least two different groups is required.
|Strings||Symphony Orchestra (4 yrs.)||N/A|
*Ensemble accompanists are assigned by the director of piano studies.
^Ensemble accompanists are assigned by the director of piano studies.
^^^One year in each of at least two different groups is required. Chapel Band rehearsals and performances cannot conflict with the courses needed for the student’s degree.
+Commercial music degree electives include all courses listed in the tracks not selected by the student as their primary track. Also included are MUS 321 Counterpoint and MUS 422 20th Century Compositional Techniques.
++Music Business Track students may also select electives that include BUSI 100 Personal Finance, BUSI 210 Principles of Organization and Management, and ECON 251 Principles of Microeconomics.