Music Major Degree Requirements

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

  • Music Performance
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music Ministry

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 21XX Aural Skills III
MUS 21XX Aural Skills IV
MUS 2214 Basic Conducting Techniques
MUS 23XX 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 32XX Performance Practice and Literature

MUS 33XX Music Pedagogy

One of: (based on primary instrument)

MUS 32XX Lyric Diction (voice)
MUS 32XX 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 (level 1)

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 32XX 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 (level 1)
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

One of:

MUS 3356 Adult Choir
MUS 33XX Resources for Worship Band

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 (level 2)
Guitar proficiency
Vocal proficiency
Worship interview

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

 

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