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.

Music Major

Class or private instruction in major area: 4 credits
Ensemble participation: 2 credits
MUS 111 - Music Theory I
MUS 112 - Music Theory II
MUS 211 - Music Theory III
MUS 212 - Music Theory IV
MUS 301 - Basic Conducting
MUS 317 - History of Music I
MUS 318WI - History of Music II
MUS 319 - History of Music III
MUS 320CC - World Musics
MUS 412 - Special Topics in Music
*Choose one course: 1
MUS 133 - Piano Class Intermediate II
MUS 251 - Piano Lessons
Cognate requirements
PHI 238 - Philosophy of the Arts
Total credits required: 40


*Students with a piano emphasis must substitute 1 credit of class or private lessons in a secondary area.

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 minor.

Recommended course for voice emphasis: MUS217 (Vocal Pedagogy) or MUS218 (Vocal Diction).

Recommended course for piano emphasis: MUS214 (Piano Pedagogy) or MUS216 (Survey of Piano Literature).

Recommended course for organ emphasis: MUS222 (Survey of Organ Literature).