Music - Theory Emphasis Requirements (BM)

This emphasis is designed to prepare the student for graduate study in musicology or theory/composition. Only students with an excellent overall academic record and demonstrated potential in these areas will be admitted. Approval of the history-theory faculty is required, one of whom will serve as academic advisor. Admission to this emphasis should be sought by the end of the freshman year. NOTE: The required 6-9 units of General Studies Humanities must include 4 units of French or German.

Major Requirements - 79 units
8 terms of the following:0
RECITAL ATTENDANCE
MUSC 151THEORY I2
MUSC 152THEORY II2
MUSC 251THEORY III2
MUSC 252THEORY IV2
MUSC 153AURAL SKILLS I2
MUSC 154AURAL SKILLS II2
MUSC 253AURAL SKILLS III2
MUSC 254AURAL SKILLS IV2
MUSC 195MUSIC AS A WORLD PHENOMENON (DV)2
MUSC 245MUSIC HISTORY I (GA)3
MUSC 246MUSIC HISTORY II (GA)3
MUSC 247MUSIC HISTORY III (GA)3
MUSC 356CONDUCTING2
MUSC 451CHORAL AND KEYBOARD ARRANGING2
MUSC 453ARRANGING2
MUSC 454COUNTERPOINT2
MUSC 455FORM AND ANALYSIS2
MUSC 488SENIOR RECITAL1
1-2 terms of 4
MUSIC COMPOSITION
4 terms of8
ADVANCED MUSIC COMPOSITION
MUSC 452ELECTRONIC MUSIC AND SOUND DESIGN 12
MUSC 476RESEARCH SEMINAR IN MUSIC2
Select 25 units with advisor from:25
Primary Applied Instruction (2 units at lower division, 8 units at upper division)
PRIVATE PIANO INSTRUCTION (NON-PRIMARY) (and/or Class Piano (7 u)) 1
Ensembles (6 units) 2
Music History and Ethnomusicology (6 units) 3
Music Electives (0-3 units)
Total Units79
Unique Requirements:
SOUND AND IMAGE: AN EXPLORATION OF SOUND FOR/WITH VISUAL MEDIA (GA)
4 units in FRENCH or GERMAN
1

If primary applied is piano or organ, MUSC 128 is waived, and 3 units added to Music Electives.

2

For Ensembles students six units from MUSC 161MUSC 162, MUSC 164, MUSC 169, MUSC 171, MUSC 269, MUSC 272 or MUSC 279.

3

To include a minimum of 6 units History and Ethnomusicology from MUSC 436, MUSC 438MUSC 445MUSC 447, MUSC 448, MUSC 450MUSC 463, or MUSC 464