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Music Major Degree Requirements

Students wishing to pursue a major in Music must choose a specialization:

 

General Music major requirements:

Standard CTX Liberal Arts Core (55-57 credits).

Music major general application.

Entrance audition.

Core Music courses:

MUS 2118 Aural Skills I
MUS 2119 Aural Skills II
MUS 3120 Aural Skills III
MUS 4120 Aural Skills IV
MUS 2214 Basic Conducting Techniques
MUS 2234 Music Technology
MUS 2334 Music Theory I
MUS 2335 Music Theory II
MUS 3336 Music Theory III
MUS 3337 Music Theory IV
MUS 3342 History of Music I
MUS 3344 History of Music II

 

Performance specialization

Additional coursework:

  • MUS 3223 Advanced Conducting Techniques
  • MUS 3270 Performance Practice and Literature
  • MUS 3331 Music Pedagogy

One of: (based on primary instrument)

  • MUS 2210 Lyric Diction (voice)
  • MUS 3233 Piano Pedagogy (piano)
  • MUS 4212 Service Playing (organ)
  • MUS 3332 Orchestration (instrumental)

Private Music Instruction
Primary instrument:
Enrolled in private instruction every semester enrolled, minimum of 6.
Secondary instrument:
Two consecutive semesters required.

Ensemble Requirement
Large Music Ensemble every semester enrolled, small music ensemble for one full academic year.

Proficiencies
Piano proficiency 

Capstone
30-minute Junior half-recital (MUS 4105)
60-minute Senior recital (MUS 4105)

 

Theory/Composition Specialization

Additional coursework:

  • MUS 23XX Composition Seminar I
  • MUS 33XX Composition Seminar II
  • MUS 3332 Orchestration
  • MUS 33XX Arranging for Modern Ensembles

One of:

  • MUS 2350 Intro to World Music
  • MUS 2210 Lyric Diction
  • MUS 3356 Adult Choir

Private Music Instruction
Primary instrument:
Composition instruction takes the place of primary instrument, minimum of 6 semesters, two must be 3XXX level.
Secondary instrument:
Two consecutive semesters required.

Ensemble Requirement
Large Music Ensemble for at least four semesters,
small music ensemble for one full academic year.

Proficiencies
Piano proficiency 
Vocal proficiency

Capstone
60-minute Senior recital (MUS 4105)
of compositions by student, including 
at least one major work of length 
greater than 10 minutes.

 

Music Ministry Specialization

Additional coursework:

  • REL 3345 Theology of Worship
  • MUS 3362 Worship and Music
  • MUS 3230 Contemporary Worship Prog.
  • MUS 3323 Advanced Conducting Techninques
  • MUS 3356 Adult Choir

Private Music Instruction
Primary instrument:
Six semesters of private music instruction required, two must be of 3XXX level.
Secondary instrument:
Two consecutive semesters required, must be piano, organ, guitar, or voice.

Ensemble Requirement
Large Music Ensemble every semester enrolled,
small music ensemble for one full academic year.

Proficiencies
Piano proficiency 
Guitar proficiency
Vocal proficiency
Worship interview

Capstone
30-minute Junior half-recital (MUS 4105)
Internship (MUS 4110)

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