Music programs

As a music major, you’ll study both historic and modern traditions and perform a variety of Western and non-Western music. We pursue excellence in the study, practice and performance of each piece of music, so you’ll be challenged and encouraged by your professors, peers and private tutors as you scale new heights with your musical ability and artistry.

Modified Music Major with Elementary Education

(Also requires completion of elementary education major.)

Class or private instruction (must include 2 credits of vocal): 3 credits
Ensemble participation: 2 credits
MUS 111 - Music Theory I
MUS 112 - Music Theory II
MUS 211 - Music Theory III
MUS 301 - Basic Conducting
MUS 307 - Teaching Elementary Vocal Music
MUS 317 - History of Music I
MUS 318WI - History of Music II
MUS 319 - History of Music III
MUS 320CC - World Musics
Choose one course: 1
MUS 133 - Piano Class Intermediate II
MUS 251 - Piano Lessons
Cognate requirements:
PHI 238 - Philosophy of the Arts
Choose two courses:
MUS 224 - Methods of Teaching Brass Instruments
MUS 225 - Methods of Teaching Woodwind Instruments
MUS 226 - Methods of Teaching Percussion Instruments
MUS 227 - Methods of Teaching String Instruments
Total credits required: 37


Following a music placement exam, students will either be placed in Music Theory I (MUS111) or Music Fundamentals (MUS101). MUS101 does not count toward a music major, music ministry major or music minor.