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  • Piano/Harpsichord

    Year 1

    Semester 1

    Course Title Credits
    Major Lessons3
    Theory 1A3
    Ear Training 1A1
    Dictation 2A1
    Collaborative Skills1
    Chorus1
    World of Music2
    Writing for Musicians3
    ElectivesOptional
    Semester Total15

    Semester 2

    Course Title Credits
    Major Lessons3
    Theory 1B3
    Ear Training 1B1
    Dictation 2B1
    Collaborative Skills1
    Chorus1
    Art of Engagement 2
    ElectivesOptional
    Semester Total12
    YEAR 1 TOTAL27

    Year 2

    Semester 1

    Course TitleCredits
    Major Lessons3
    Theory 2A2
    Ear Training 2A1
    Dictation 3A1
    Keyboard 1A1
    Piano Literature 1A1
    Chorus1
    History of Music 1A3
    ULEC course3
    ElectivesOptional
    Semester Total16

    Semester 2

    Course TitleCredits
    Major Lessons3
    Theory 2B2
    Ear Training 2B1
    Dictation 3B1
    Keyboard 1B1
    Piano Literature 1B1
    Chorus1
    History of Music 1B3
    ElectivesOptional
    Semester Total13
    YEAR 2 TOTAL29

    Year 3

    Semester 1

    Course TitleCredits
    Major Lessons3
    Theory 3A2
    Ear Training 3A1
    Dictation 4A1
    Keyboard 2A1
    Analysis 1A2
    Chamber Music1
    Piano Literature 2A1
    History of Music 2A3
    Liberal Arts Electives1.5
    New Proficiencies1
    Semester Total17.5

    Semester 2

    Course TitleCredits
    Major Lessons3
    Theory 3B2
    Ear Training 3B1
    Dictation 4B1
    Keyboard 2B1
    Analysis 1B2
    Chamber Music1
    Piano Literature 2A1
    History of Music 2B3
    Liberal Arts Electives1.5
    New Proficiencies1
    Semester Total17.5
    YEAR 3 TOTAL35

    Year 4

    Semester 1

    Course TitleCredits
    Major Lessons3
    Theory 4A1
    Ear Training 4A1
    Keyboard 3A1
    Analysis 2A1.5
    Chamber Music1
    Score Reading1
    Piano Pedagogy1
    The Entrepreneurial Musicians2
    Composition in Contemporary Styles** 2
    Liberal Arts Electives4
    New Proficiencies2
    Electives0
    Semester Total20.5

    Semester 2

    Course TitleCredits
    Major Lessons3
    Theory 4B1
    Ear Training 4B1
    Keyboard 3B1
    Analysis 2B1.5
    Chamber Music1
    Score Reading1
    Piano Pedagogy1
    Liberal Arts Electives3
    New Proficiencies: Pedagogy2
    Electives0
    Graduation Recital0
    Semester Total15.5
    YEAR 4 TOTAL36
    4 YEAR TOTAL127

    *Harpsichord Majors replace Piano Lit I & II and Piano pedagogy with Baroque Chamber Players and additional electives by advisement.
    **Chamber Music credits cannot be used to fulfill the electives requirement.
    **Composition in Contemporary Styles can be fulfilled by 1.5 credits of Post-Tonal Theory with a .5 credit Independent Study/additional assignment

    PREREQUISITE: Dictation I

    Strings

    Year 1

    Semester 1

    Course TitleCredits
    Major Lessons 3
    Theory 1A 3
    Ear Training 1A 1
    Dictation 1A 1
    Piano Class 1A 1
    Orchestra 2
    Chamber Music 1
    Performance Class 0.5
    World of Music 2
    Writing for Musicians 3
    Semester Total 17.5

    Semester 2

    Course TitleCredits
    Major Lessons 3
    Theory 1B 3
    Ear Training 1B 1
    Dictation 1B 1
    Piano Class 1B 1
    Orchestra 2
    Chamber Music 1
    Performance Class 0.5
    Art of Engagement 2
    Semester Total 14.5
    YEAR 1 TOTAL32

    Year 2

    Semester 1

    Course TitleCredits
    Major Lessons 3
    Theory 2A 2
    Ear Training 2A 1
    Dictation 2A 1
    Piano Class 2A 1
    Orchestra 2
    Chamber Music 1
    Performance Class 0.5
    History of Music 1A 3
    Semester Total 17.5

    Semester 2

    Course TitleCredits
    Major Lessons 3
    Theory 2B 2
    Ear Training 2B 1
    Dictation 2B 1
    Piano Class 2B 1
    Orchestra 2
    Chamber Music 1
    Performance Class 0.5
    History of Music 1B 3
    Liberal Arts Electives 3
    Semester Total 14.5
    YEAR 2 TOTAL32

    Year 3

    Semester 1

    Course TitleCredits
    Major Lessons 3
    Theory 3A 2
    Ear Training 3A 1
    Dictation 3A 1
    Analysis 1A 2
    Orchestra 2
    Chamber Music 1
    Performance Class 0.5
    History of Music 2A 3
    Semester Total 15.5

    Semester 2

    Course TitleCredits
    Major Lessons 3
    Theory 3B 2
    Ear Training 3B 1
    Dictation 3B 1
    Analysis 1B 2
    Orchestra 2
    Chamber Music 1
    Performance Class 0.5
    History of Music 2B 3
    New Proficiencies 2
    Semester Total 17.5
    YEAR 3 TOTAL33

    Year 4

    Semester 1

    Course TitleCredits
    Major Lessons 3
    Orchestra 2
    Chamber Music 1
    Performance Class 0.5
    The Entrepreneurial Musician 2
    Composition in Contemporary Styles** 2
    Liberal Arts Electives 3
    New Proficiencies: Improvisation or Technology 2
    Semester Total 15.5

    Semester 2

    Course TitleCredits
    Major Lessons 3
    Orchestra 2
    Chamber Music 1
    Performance Class 0.5
    Liberal Arts Electives 4
    New Proficiencies: Pedagogy 2
    ULEC course 3
    Graduation Recital 0
    Graduation Jury 0
    Semester Total 15.5
    YEAR 4 TOTAL31
    FOUR-YEAR TOTAL128

    ** Performance class requirement for harp dependent upon enrollment.
    **Chamber music credits cannot be used to fulfill the electives requirement.
    **Composition in Contemporary Styles can be fulfilled by 1.5 credits of Post-Tonal Theory with a .5 credit Independent Study/additional assignment

    Voice

    Year 1

    Semester 1

    Course TitleCredits
    Major Lessons 2
    Theory I 3
    Ear Training I 1
    Dictation I 1
    Piano Class I 1
    Chorus 1
    Introduction to Operatic Arts 1
    Italian Language 2
    Italian Diction 1
    World of Music 2
    Electives Optional
    Semester Total 18

    Semester 2

    Course TitleCredits
    Major Lessons 2
    Theory I 3
    Ear Training I 1
    Dictation I 1
    Piano Class I 1
    Chorus 1
    Introduction to Operatic Arts 1
    Italian Language 2
    Italian Diction 1
    Art of Engagement 2
    Writing for Musicians 3
    Electives Optional
    Semester Total 15
    YEAR 1 TOTAL33

    Year 2

    Semester 1

    Course TitleCredits
    Major Lessons 2
    Theory II 2
    Ear Training II 1
    Dictation II 1
    Piano Class II 1
    Chorus 1
    Music History in Cultural Context I 3
    German Language 2
    German Diction 1
    Semester Total 17

    Semester 2

    Course TitleCredits
    Major Lessons 2
    Theory II 2
    Ear Training II 1
    Dictation II 1
    Piano Class II 1
    Chorus 1
    Music History in Cultural Context I 3
    German Language 2
    German Diction 1
    ULEC course 3
    Semester Total 14
    YEAR 2 TOTAL31

    Year 3

    Semester 1

    Course TitleCredits
    Major Lessons 2
    Theory III 2
    Ear Training III for Singers 1
    Dictation III 1
    Analysis I 2
    Music History in Cultural Context II 3
    French Language 2
    French Diction 1
    Liberal Arts Electives 1.5
    New Proficiencies 1
    Performance Class 1
    Semester Total 17.5

    Semester 2

    Course TitleCredits
    Major Lessons 2
    Theory III 2
    Ear Training III for Singers 1
    Dictation III 1
    Analysis I 2
    Music History in Cultural Context II CBMH 3
    French Language 2
    French Diction 1
    Liberal Arts Electives 1.5
    New Proficiencies 1
    Performance Class 1
    Semester Total 17.5
    YEAR 3 TOTAL35

    Year 4

    Semester 1

    Course TitleCredits
    Major Lessons 2
    Performance Class 2
    The Entrepreneurial Musicians 2
    Sight Reading for Singers 1
    Composition in Contemporary Styles** 2
    English Diction 1
    Liberal Arts Electives 3.5
    New Proficiencies 2
    Additional Electives by Interest
    Semester Total 15.5

    Semester 2

    Course TitleCredits
    Major Lessons 2
    Performance Class 2
    English Diction 1
    Liberal Arts Electives 3.5
    Graduation Recital 0
    New Proficiencies 2
    Additional Electives by Interest  
    Semester Total 10.5
    YEAR 4 TOTAL26
    FOUR-YEAR TOTAL125

    **Composition in Contemporary Styles can be fulfilled by 1.5 credits of Post-Tonal Theory with a .5 credit Independent Study/additional assignment

    **Composition in Contemporary Styles can be fulfilled by 1.5 credits of Post-Tonal Theory with a .5 credit Independent Study/additional assignment

    Winds/Brass

    Year 1

    Semester 1

    Course TitleCredits
    Major Lessons 2
    Theory I 3
    Ear Training I 1
    Dictation I 1
    Piano Class I 1
    Orchestra 2
    Chamber Music 1
    Performance Class 0.5
    Ensemble Class 1
    World of Music 2
    Electives Optional
    Semester Total 17.5

    Semester 2

    Course TitleCredits
    Major Lessons 2
    Theory I 3
    Ear Training I 1
    Dictation I 1
    Piano Class I 1
    Orchestra 2
    Chamber Music 1
    Performance Class 0.5
    Ensemble Class 1
    Art of Engagement 2
    Writing for Musicians 3
    Electives Optional
    Semester Total 14.5
    YEAR 1 TOTAL32

    Year 2

    Semester 1

    Course TitleCredits
    Major Lessons 2
    Theory II 2
    Ear Training II 1
    Dictation II 1
    Piano Class II 1
    Orchestra 2
    Chamber Music 1
    Performance Class 0.5
    Ensemble Class 1
    Music History in Cultural Context I 3
    ULEC Course 3
    Semester Total 17.5

    Semester 2

    Course TitleCredits
    Major Lessons 2
    Theory II 2
    Ear Training II 1
    Dictation II 1
    Piano Class II 1
    Orchestra 2
    Chamber Music 1
    Performance Class 0.5
    Ensemble Class 1
    Music History in Cultural Context I 3
    Electives Optional
    Semester Total 14.5
    YEAR 2 TOTAL32
            

    Year 3

    Semester 1

    Course TitleCredits
    Major Lessons 2
    Theory III 2
    Ear Training III 1
    Dictation III 1
    Analysis I 2
    Orchestra 2
    Chamber Music 1
    Performance Class 0.5
    Ensemble Class 1
    Music History in Cultural Context II 3
    Liberal Arts Electives 1.5
    Semester Total 17

    Semester 2

    Course TitleCredits
    Major Lessons 2
    Theory III 2
    Ear Training III 1
    Dictation III 1
    Analysis I 2
    Orchestra 2
    Chamber Music 1
    Performance Class 0.5
    Ensemble Class 1
    Music History in Cultural Context II CBMH 3
    Liberal Arts Electives 1.5
    New Proficiencies (Improv, Tech, Arranging) 2
    Semester Total 19
    YEAR 3 TOTAL36

    Year 4

    Semester 1

    Course TitleCredits
    Major Lessons 2
    Orchestra 2
    Chamber Music 1
    Performance Class 0.5
    Ensemble Class 1
    The Entrepreneurial Musicians 2
    Composition in Contemporary Styles** 2
    Liberal Arts Electives 4
    New Proficiencies (Improv, Tech, Arranging) 2
    Semester Total 16.5

    Semester 2

    Course TitleCredits
    Major Lessons 2
    Orchestra 2
    Chamber Music 1
    Performance Class 0.5
    Ensemble Class 1
    Liberal Arts Electives 3
    New Proficiencies: Pedagogy 2
    Electives 0
    Graduation Recital 0
    Electives 0
    Semester Total 11.5
    YEAR 4 TOTAL28
    FOUR-YEAR TOTAL128

    *Performance Class requirement for saxophone dependent upon enrollment.
    **Chamber Music credits cannot be used to fulfill the electives requirement.
    **Composition in Contemporary Styles can be fulfilled by 1.5 credits of Post-Tonal Theory with a .5 credit Independent Study/additional assignment

    Guitar

    Year 1

    Semester 1

    Course TitleCredits
    Major Lessons 3
    Theory I 3
    Dictation I 1
    Ear Training I 1
    Piano Class I 1
    Chorus 1
    Guitar Survey 1
    Guitar Ensemble 1
    World of Music 2
    Writing for Musicians 3
    Electives Optional
    Semester Total 17

    Semester 2

    Course TitleCredits
    Major Lessons 3
    Theory I 3
    Ear Training I 1
    Dictation I 1
    Piano Class I 1
    Chorus 1
    Guitar Ensemble 1
    Guitar Survey 1
    Art of Engagement 2
    Electives Optional
    Semester Total 14
    YEAR 1 TOTAL31

    Year 2

    Semester 1

    Course TitleCredits
    Major Lessons 3
    Theory II 2
    Ear Training II 1
    Dictation II 1
    Piano Class II 1
    Chorus 1
    Guitar Performance Class 1
    Guitar Ensemble 1
    Guitar Survey 1
    Music History in Cultural Context I 3
    ULEC course 3
    Semester Total 18

    Semester 2

    Course TitleCredits
    Major Lessons 3
    Theory II 2
    Ear Training II 1
    Dictation II 1
    Piano Class II 1
    Chorus 1
    Guitar Performance Class 1
    Guitar Ensemble 1
    Guitar Survey 1
    Music History in Cultural Context I 3
    Semester Total 15
    YEAR 2 TOTAL33

    Year 3

    Semester 1

    Course TitleCredits
    Major Lessons 3
    Theory III 2
    Ear Training III 1
    Dictation III 1
    Analysis I 2
    Guitar Performance Class 1
    Music History in Cultural Context II 3
    Liberal Arts Electives 1.5
    New Proficiencies 1
    Semester Total 15.5

    Semester 2

    Course TitleCredits
    Major Lessons 3
    Theory III 2
    Ear Training III 1
    Dictation III 1
    Analysis I 2
    Guitar Performance Class 1
    Music History in Cultural Context II CBMH 3
    Liberal Arts Electives 1.5
    New Proficiencies 1
    Semester Total 15.5
    YEAR 3 TOTAL31

    Year 4

    Semester 1

    Course TitleCredits
    Major Lessons 3
    Guitar Performance Class 1
    Chamber Music 1
    The Entrepreneurial Musicians 2
    Composition in Contemporary Styles** 2
    New Proficiencies 2
    Liberal Arts Electives 4
    Semester Total 15

    Semester 2

    Course TitleCredits
    Major Lessons 3
    Guitar Performance Class 1
    Chamber Music 1
    Liberal Arts Electives 3
    New Proficiencies: Ped 2
    Electives 0
    Graduation Recital 0
    Electives 0
    Semester Total 10
    YEAR 4 TOTAL25
    FOUR-YEAR TOTAL120

    **Composition in Contemporary Styles can be fulfilled by 1.5 credits of Post-Tonal Theory with a .5 credit Independent Study/additional assignment

    Composition

    Year 1

    Semester 1

    Course TitleCredits
    Major Lessons 3
    Theory II 2
    Ear Training II 1
    Dictation II 1
    Piano Class II 1
    Keyboard I 1
    Orchestration I 1
    Chorus 1
    World of Music 2
    Writing for Musicians 3
    Electives Optional
    Semester Total 16

    Semester 2

    Course TitleCredits
    Major Lessons 3
    Theory II 2
    Ear Training II 1
    Dictation II 1
    Piano Class II 1
    Keyboard I 1
    Orchestration I 1
    Chorus 1
    Art of Engagement 2
    Electives Optional
    Semester Total 13
    YEAR 1 TOTAL29

    Year 2

    Semester 1

    Course TitleCredits
    Major Lessons 3
    Theory III 2
    Ear Training III 1
    Dictation III 1
    Analysis I 2
    Keyboard II 1
    Orchestration II 1
    Chorus 1
    Music History in Cultural Context I 3
    Semester Total 15

    Semester 2

    Course TitleCredits
    Major Lessons 3
    Theory III 2
    Ear Training III 1
    Dictation III 1
    Analysis I 2
    Keyboard II 1
    Orchestration II 1
    Chorus 1
    Music History in Cultural Context I 3
    Semester Total 15
    YEAR 2 TOTAL30

    Year 3

    Semester 1

    Course TitleCredits
    Major Lessons 3
    Tonal Composition 2
    Ear Training IV 1
    Dictation IV 1
    Analysis II 1.5
    Keyboard III 1
    Music History in Cultural Context II 3
    Liberal Arts Electives 1.5
    New Proficiencies 2
    Semester Total 16

    Semester 2

    Course TitleCredits
    Major Lessons 3
    Tonal Composition 2
    Ear Training IV 1
    Dictation IV 1
    Analysis II 1.5
    Keyboard III 1
    Music History in Cultural Context II CBMH 3
    Liberal Arts Electives 1.5
    New Proficiencies 2
    Semester Total 16
    YEAR 3 TOTAL32

    Year 4

    Semester 1

    Course TitleCredits
    Major Lessons 3
    Score Reading 1
    20th-Century Theory 1.5
    The Entrepreneurial Musicians 2
    Liberal Arts Electives 4
    New Proficiencies 1
    Electives 2
    ULEC course 3
    Semester Total 17.5

    Semester 2

    Course TitleCredits
    Major Lessons 3
    Score Reading 1
    20th-Century Theory 1.5
    Liberal Arts Electives 3
    New Proficiencies 1
    Graduation Recital 0
    Semester Total 11.5
    YEAR 4 TOTAL29
    FOUR-YEAR TOTAL120

    *PREREQUISITES: Dictation I, Ear Training I, Piano Class I, Theory I  

    Conducting

    Year 1

    Semester 1

    Course TitleCredits
    Major Lessons 3
    Theory II 2
    Ear Training II 1
    Dictation II 1
    Piano Class II 1
    Keyboard I 1
    Orchestration I 1
    Orchestra 2
    Conducting Class 0
    Repertory Orchestra 0
    World of Music 2
    Writing for Musicians 3
    Electives Optional
    Semester Total 17

    Semester 2

    Course TitleCredits
    Major Lessons 3
    Theory II 2
    Ear Training II 1
    Dictation II 1
    Piano Class II 1
    Keyboard I 1
    Orchestration I 1
    Orchestra 2
    Conducting Class 0
    Repertory Orchestra 0
    Art of Engagement 2
    Electives Optional
    Semester Total 14
    YEAR 1 TOTAL31

    Year 2

    Semester 1

    Course TitleCredits
    Major Lessons 3
    Theory III 2
    Ear Training III 1
    Dictation III 1
    Analysis I 2
    Keyboard II 1
    Orchestration II 1
    Orchestra 2
    Conducting Class 0
    Repertory Orchestra 0
    ULEC course 3
    Semester Total 19

    Semester 2

    Course TitleCredits
    Major Lessons 3
    Theory III 2
    Ear Training III 1
    Dictation III 1
    Analysis I 2
    Keyboard II 1
    Orchestration II 1
    Orchestra 2
    Conducting Class 0
    Repertory Orchestra 0
    Music History in Cultural Context I 3
    Music History in Cultural Context I 3
    Semester Total 16
    YEAR 2 TOTAL35

    Year 3

    Semester 1

    Course TitleCredits
    Major Lessons 3
    Theory IV 1
    Ear Training IV 1
    Analysis II 1.5
    Keyboard III 1
    Dictation IV 1
    Orchestra 2
    Conducting Class 0
    Repertory Orchestra 0
    Music History in Cultural Context II 3
    Liberal Arts Electives 1.5
    Semester Total 15

    Semester 2

    Course TitleCredits
    Major Lessons 3
    Theory IV 1
    Ear Training IV 1
    Dictation IV 1
    Analysis II 1.5
    Keyboard III 1
    Orchestra 2
    Conducting Class 0
    Repertory Orchestra 0
    Music History in Cultural Context II CBMH 3
    Liberal Arts Electives 1.5
    Semester Total 15
    YEAR 3 TOTAL30

    Year 4

    Semester 1

    Course TitleCredits
    Major Lessons 3
    Score Reading 1
    Orchestra 2
    Conducting Class 0
    Repertory Orchestra 0
    The Entrepreneurial Musicians 2
    Liberal Arts Electives 4
    New Proficiencies 2
    Electives 3
    Composition in Contemporary Styles** 2
    Semester Total 19

    Semester 2

    Course TitleCredits
    Major Lessons 3
    Score Reading 1
    Orchestra 2
    Conducting Class 0
    Repertory Orchestra 0
    Liberal Arts Electives 3
    New Proficiencies 2
    Graduation Recital 0
    Semester Total 14
    YEAR 4 TOTAL33
    FOUR-YEAR TOTAL129

    *PREREQUISITES: Dictation I, Ear Training I, Piano Class I, Theory I
    **Composition in Contemporary Styles can be fulfilled by 1.5 credits of Post-Tonal Theory with a .5 credit Independent Study/additional assignment

    Music Theory

    Year 1

    Semester 1

    Course TitleCredits
    Major Lessons 3
    Theory II 2
    Ear Training II 1
    Dictation II 1
    Keyboard I 1
    Chorus 1
    World of Music 2
    Writing for Musicians 3
    Semester Total 14

    Semester 2

    Course TitleCredits
    Major Lessons 3
    Theory II 2
    Ear Training II 1
    Dictation II 1
    Keyboard I 1
    Chorus 1
    Art of Engagement 2
    Semester Total 11
    YEAR 1 TOTAL25

    Year 2

    Semester 1

    Course TitleCredits
    Major Lessons 3
    Theory III 2
    Ear Training III 1
    Dictation III 1
    Analysis I 2
    Keyboard II 1
    Chorus 1
    Music History in Cultural Context I 3
    Semester Total 14

    Semester 2

    Course TitleCredits
    Major Lessons 3
    Theory III 2
    Ear Training III 1
    Dictation III 1
    Analysis I 2
    Keyboard II 1
    Chorus 1
    Music History in Cultural Context I 3
    Semester Total 14
    YEAR 2 TOTAL28

    Year 3

    Semester 1

    Course TitleCredits
    Major Lessons 3
    Tonal Composition 2
    Ear Training IV 1
    Dictation IV 1
    Analysis II 1.5
    Keyboard III 1
    Music History in Cultural Context II 3
    Theory Pedagogy 3
    German or French I 2
    Semester Total 17.5

    Semester 2

    Course TitleCredits
    Major Lessons 3
    Tonal Composition 2
    Ear Training IV 1
    Dictation IV 1
    Analysis II 1.5
    Keyboard III 1
    Music History in Cultural Context II CBMH 3
    German or French I 2
    Semester Total 14.5

    Year 4

    Semester 1

    Course TitleCredits
    Major Lessons 3
    Score Reading 1
    20th-Century Theory 1.5
    Orchestration I 1
    The Entrepreneurial Musicians 2
    Liberal Arts Electives 4
    New Proficiencies 2
    Electives 3
    Ear training Pedagogy 1
    Semester Total 24.5

    Semester 2

    Course TitleCredits
    Major Lessons 3
    Score Reading 1
    20th-Century Theory 1.5
    Orchestration I 1
    Liberal Arts Electives 3
    New Proficiencies 2
    Ear training Pedagogy 1
    Composition Class 2
    German or French II 2
    Composition Class 2
    Current Research in Theory 2
    German or French II 2
    Semester Total 16.5
    YEAR 4 TOTAL41
    FOUR-YEAR TOTAL126

    PREREQUISITES: Ear Training I, Dictation I, Theory I  

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