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MUSIC EDUCATION

General Music Requirements

 

I. Applied Music - 16 hours

MUSA 232 - 4 semesters (2 hrs each)
MUSA 432 - 3 semesters (2 hrs each)
MUSA 113P-116P (1 hr) or if passed Piano Exam
MUSA 231-431 (1hr)

II.  General Music - 33 hours

MUSC 127-129. Theory 1 & Aural Skills 1 (4)
MUSC 128-130. Theory 2 & Aural Skills 2 (4)
MUSC 227-229. Theory 3 & Aural Skills 3 (4)
MUSC 228-230. Theory 4 & Aural Skills 4 (4)

MUSC 113. Intro to Music Literature (3)
MUSC 334. Music History I(3)
MUSC 335. Music History II(3)

MUSP 307. Instrumental Conducting (2) or MUSP 308. Choral Conducting (2)
MUSC 523. Form & Analysis (2)
MUSC 641. Orchestration (2)
MUSP 651. Advanced Conducting & Score Reading (2) or MUSP 691. Advanced Choral Conducting (2)

III.  Ensembles - 7 semesters

Harp & Organ Majors
3 different semesters of Concert Band, Symphonic Wind Ensemble or Symphony Orchestra plus 4 different semesters of ensemble electives.

Guitar Majors
5 different semesters of Guitar Ensembles plus 2 additional different semesters of Classical Guitar.

Wind & Percussion Majors
7 different semesters of Concert Band or Symphonic Wind Ensemble

String Majors
7 different semesters of Symphony Orchestra

Electric Bass Majors
7 different semesters of appropriate large ensemble

Transfer Students
Enrollment in an ensemble for each semester remaining to complete degree or until all requirements are met at WSU.

IV. Recital - 3 hours

MUSP 105. Recital Attendence - 2 semesters
MUSP 400. Senior Recital - 1 hr

V. Piano Proficiency Examination

Students who have not satisfied all piano proficiency requirements must enroll in class piano until they meet these requirements. All music majors must pass the piano proficiency examination before graduation and BME students must have it completed before the student teaching semester. Students will be advised into the appropriate section of piano class or private piano as needed..