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
|Music and Worship Emphasis||43–45 units|
|Music and Worship Core Requirements||33 units|
MIN 206Introduction to Practical Theology
MINC 318Theology and Practice of Ministry
MIN 401Christian Ministry Internship I
MIN 402Christian Ministry Internship II
MUS 160Introduction to Music and Worship Ministry
MUS 202Singing the Faith
MUS 203Languages of Worship
MUS 323Arranging I
MUS 367Technology for Worship
MUS 375Worship Arts Development and Administration
MUS 376Worship Design
MUS 447Church Music and Worship I
MUS 454Church Music and Worship Internship II
|Select one of the following:|
MUS 102Intermediate Voice Class
MUS 118Semi-Private Voice
MUS XXXApplied Voice
Beyond core requirements for the university, the School of Music, and the music and worship major, students choose a concentration based on their primary interests. The choice of concentration enables the student to begin preparing for post-baccalaureate work in related music ministry fields and affords the student an opportunity to work in settings that accentuate his/her strengths, abilities, and passions.
Students must select one of the concentrations listed below.
In each of eight semesters as a music major, a student must meet the designated performance requirements as listed per major (see specific chart above). 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.
To graduate with this major, students must:
- Pass the piano proficiency exam or maintain continuous enrollment in MUS 103–108 Piano Class until proficiency is met.
- Complete testing and evaluation as required by the Department of Practical Theology for the coursework in Christian ministry.
- Earn a C or above in all music and worship core requirements and concentrations. Otherwise, the course must be repeated until a C or above is earned.
- Earn a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA in all coursework.
- Meet all other university and School of Music requirements for graduation.