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
|Composition Focus||33–34 units|
|Additional Composition Core Requirements||6 units|
MUS 423Orchestration I
|Composition Courses||27–28 units|
MUS 1C1Applied Composition Class
MUS 1C2Applied Composition Class
MUS 2C1Applied Composition
MUS 2C2Applied Composition
MUS 3C1Applied Composition
MUS 3C2Applied Composition
MUS 4C1Applied Composition
MUS 4C2Applied Composition
MUS 349Intermediate Logic Pro
MUS 42220th Century Composition Techniques
MUS 481Orchestration II
MUS 491Senior Recital
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.
Students are required to attend 14 School of Music-sponsored, on-campus recitals and concerts per year, 2 of which must be chosen from the Artist Concert Series recitals.
|Required Ensemble||Remaining Semesters’ Ensemble Choices|
|Brass, Strings, Winds and Percussion||Select 4 years from:
|Piano, Guitar, and Electric Bass||Oratorio Choir (2 yrs.)
Select 1 year of ensemble registration from:
|Select remaining ensemble registration from:
|Vocal||Oratorio Choir (2 yrs.)||
*Ensemble accompanists are assigned by the director of piano studies.
^^Maximum one year of credit in these ensembles