Applied Music Emphasis (Performance)
An emphasis in applied music prepares students for entrance into the performing arena or applied teaching, or for advanced study in the performance area of their choice. Students with an applied music emphasis must pass an examination at the end of their lower-division applied studies (after the second semester of 200-level applied music) to qualify for placement in upper-division applied music.
All students selecting an applied music emphasis must complete the music major (B.A.) course requirements, and emphasis course and ensemble requirements (below).
F = Offered every fall, S = Offered every spring
Fr = Freshman, So = Sophomore, Jr = Junior, Sr = Senior
|Applied Music Emphasis||10–12 units|
|Additional units of applied music (must be in the same instrument as listed in the music core.)||8|
MUS 224Diction for Singers I (F) (So) (vocal performance only)
MUS 227Diction for Singers II (F) (So) (vocal performance only)
Ensembles are listed by performance area. All ensembles require audition except Oratorio Choir.
|Required Ensemble||Remaining Semesters’ Ensemble Choices|
|Guitar||Oratorio Choir (1 yr.)||
|Piano and Organ||Oratorio Choir (2 yrs.)||
|Strings and Harp||Symphony Orchestra (4 yrs.)||N/A|
|Voice||Oratorio Choir (2 yrs.)||
|Winds, Brass, and Percussion||Select 4 years from:
*Ensemble accompanists are assigned by the director of piano studies.
^Bachelor of Arts students may elect to take MUS 491 Senior Recital for 2 units rather than the noncredit senior recital requirement listed above.