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Major Areas of Study: MUSIC


Course Offerings and Major/Minor Requirements


Course Offerings
By number with credit-hours in parenthesis.
For more information on a specific course, visit the department web site.

100; 300. Performance Seminar (0)
101. Fundamentals of Music Theory (3)
110. History of Popular Music (3)
111. Materials of Music I (4)
112. Materials of Music II (4)
115. Aural Skills I (1)
116. Aural Skills II (1)
121. Introduction to Music (3)
140. Introduction to Diction and Song Literature (1)
181. Introduction to Music Education (2)
190. Piano Class I (1)
191. Piano Class II (1)
211. Materials of Music III (4)
212. Materials of Music IV (4)
215. Aural Skills III (1)
216. Aural Skills IV (1)
281. Music Education: Woodwind Class and Methods (2)
282. Music Education: String Class and Methods (2)
284. Music Education: Voice Class and Methods (2)
285. Music Education: Brass and Percussion Class and Methods
290. Piano Class III (1)
291. Piano Class IV (1)
295. Piano Proficiency (0)
301; 302; 303. Topics in Music (1-3)
310. Excursions in World Music (3)
315. Instrumentation (2)
321. Western Music History I (3)
322. Music History II (3)
344. Commercial Recording (1)
371. Conducting I (2)
372. Conducting II (2)
382. Music Education: Teaching General Music (2)
383. Music Education: Teaching Vocal Music (2)
384. Music Education: Teaching Instrumental Music (2)
401. Senior Recital (0)
445. Senior Seminar: Recital (1)
482. Music Education: Professional Semester in Elementary Education (5)
483. Music Education: Professional Semester in Secondary Education (5)

Applied Music offers instruction to all students at all levels of difficulty through a series of lessons per semester.

131; 331. Brass Instruments (1;1)
133; 333. Woodwind Instruments (1;1)
135; 335. String Instruments (1;1)
137; 337. Percussion Instruments (1;1)
141; 341. Voice (1;1)
143; 343. Keyboard (1;1) (including electronic studio)
145; 345. Composition (1;1)
149; 349. Jazz Improvisation (1;1)
347. Conducting (1;1)

Ensembles offer collaborative group instruction in music rehearsal and performance. Repertoire appropriate to the type, size, and level of each ensemble is studied and presented regularly in public concerts and recitals. Major Ensembles (Southeastern Ohio Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, and Concert Choir) are open to all students by audition and instructor permission. A maximum of 10 hours of ensemble credits may be counted toward minimum graduation requirements.

150; 350. Piano Accompanying (major ensemble) (1;1)
160; 360. Southeastern Ohio Symphony Orchestra (major ensemble) (1;1)
161; 361. Wind Ensemble (major ensemble) (1:1)
162; 362. Concert Choir (major ensemble) (1:1)
163; 363. Choral Society (1;1)
164; 364. Musical Theatre Workshop (1:1)
165; 365. Campus Choir (1:1)
166; 366. Chamber Singers (1;1)
167; 367. Muskingum Valley Symphonic Winds (major ensemble) (1:1)
168; 368. Jazz Ensemble (1;1)
169; 369. Marching Band (1:1)
170; 370. Chamber Ensembles (1;1)

Major Requirements (48-49 hours)
  • Music 111, 112, 115, 116, 140 (for students with a vocal concentration), 211, 212, 215, 216, 295, 310, 321, 322, 371, 401, 445
  • 8 hours of applied study in one area
  • 8 hours in the appropriate major ensemble
  • 8 semesters of 100, 300
  • Junior qualifying exam (assessed after 212)

Music Education Major (76-77 hours)

  • Music 111, 112, 115, 116, 140 (for students with a vocal concentration), 181, 211, 212, 215, 216, 281, 282, 284, 285, 295, 310, 315, 321, 322, 371, 372, 382, 383, 384, 401, 445, 482, 483
  • Education 110, 112, 314, 330, 335, 341, 413, 419, 420, 461, 466
  • 6 semesters of the appropriate major ensemble and one semester in an ensemble of a dissimilar medium from the student’s primary area of applied study
  • 7 hours of applied study in one area
  • 7 semesters of 100, 300
  • Junior qualifying exam (assessed after 212)

Minor Requirements (18-19 hours)

  • Music 111, 112, 115, 116, 140 (for students with a vocal concentration)
  • 4 hours of applied study in one area
  • 4 hours in the appropriate major ensemble
  • 4 semesters of 100, 300
    (*Those seeking the minor for early childhood licensure add 382.)

Musical Theatre Minor (24 hours)

  • Music 101, 115, 140, 141, 341, 164/364 (both taken twice)
  • Theatre 223 (taken twice), 275, 285 (taken twice), 314

 

NOTE: Major/minor requirements are in addition to the General Education in the Liberal Arts and Sciences Curriculum, which are required of all students to graduate.

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