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Music Major Requirements

Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Credit Hours: 42+

"PR" indicates a pre-requisite. "CO" indicates a co-requisite.

Courses within this major may also satisfy general education requirements. Please consult http://registrar.cofc.edu/general-edu for more information.

Required Courses

MUSC 246

Music Theory I (3) PR: Instructor/Faculty permission

MUSC 247

Music Theory II (3) PR: MUSC 246

MUSC 238

Music Theory Lab I (1) PR: None

MUSC 239

Music Theory Lab II (1) PR: MUSC 238

MUSC 338

Music Theory Lab III (1) PR: MUSC 239

MUSC 339

Music Theory Lab IV (1) PR: MUSC 338

MUSC 381

Music History I (3) PR: MUSC 247

MUSC 382

Music History II (3) PR: MUSC 381

MUSC 481

Music Theory III (3) PR: MUSC 247

MUSC 482

Music Theory IV (3) PR: MUSC 481

Applied Music Requirement: Select 8 credit hours from the following of which 4 must be in one area of applied music (MUSP course at the 200 and/or 400-level):

MUSP 201

Applied Music: Flute (1 or 2; repeatable up to 8 credit hours in any one area) PR: An audition is held at the beginning of each term.

MUSP 202

Applied Music: Oboe (1 or 2; repeatable up to 8 credit hours in any one area) PR: An audition is held at the beginning of each term.

MUSP 203

Applied Music: Clarinet (1 or 2; repeatable up to 8 credit hours in any one area) PR: An audition is held at the beginning of each term.

MUSP 204

Applied Music: Bassoon (1 or 2; repeatable up to 8 credit hours in any one area) PR: An audition is held at the beginning of each term.

MUSP 205

Applied Music: Saxophone (1 or 2; repeatable up to 8 credit hours in any one area) PR: An audition is held at the beginning of each term.

MUSP 206

Applied Music: French Horn (1 or 2; repeatable up to 8 credit hours in any one area) PR: An audition is held at the beginning of each term.

MUSP 207

Applied Music: Trumpet (1 or 2; repeatable up to 8 credit hours in any one area) PR: An audition is held at the beginning of each term.

MUSP 208

Applied Music: Trombone (1 or 2; repeatable up to 8 credit hours in any one area) PR: An audition is held at the beginning of each term.

MUSP 209

Applied Music: Tuba (1 or 2; repeatable up to 8 credit hours in any one area) PR: An audition is held at the beginning of each term.

MUSP 211

Applied Music: Percussion (1 or 2; repeatable up to 8 credit hours in any one area) PR: An audition is held at the beginning of each term.

MUSP 212

Applied Music: Piano (1 or 2; repeatable up to 8 credit hours in any one area) PR: An audition is held at the beginning of each term.

MUSP 213

Applied Music: Harpsichord (1 or 2; repeatable up to 8 credit hours in any one area) PR: An audition is held at the beginning of each term.

MUSP 214

Applied Music: Pipe Organ (1 or 2; repeatable up to 8 credit hours in any one area) PR: An audition is held at the beginning of each term.

MUSP 215

Applied Music: Voice (1 or 2; repeatable up to 8 credit hours in any one area) PR: An audition is held at the beginning of each term.

MUSP 216

Applied Music: Harp (1 or 2; repeatable up to 8 credit hours in any one area) PR: An audition is held at the beginning of each term.

MUSP 219

Applied Music: Recorder (1 or 2; repeatable up to 8 credit hours in any one area) PR: An audition is held at the beginning of each term.

MUSP 223

Applied Music: Violin (1 or 2; repeatable up to 8 credit hours in any one area) PR: An audition is held at the beginning of each term.

MUSP 224

Applied Music: Viola (1 or 2; repeatable up to 8 credit hours in any one area) PR: An audition is held at the beginning of each term.

MUSP 225

Applied Music: Cello (1 or 2; repeatable up to 8 credit hours in any one area) PR: An audition is held at the beginning of each term.

MUSP 226

Applied Music: Double Bass (1 or 2; repeatable up to 8 credit hours in any one area) PR: An audition is held at the beginning of each term.

MUSP 227

Applied Music: Classical Guitar (1 or 2; repeatable up to 8 credit hours in any one area) PR: An audition is held at the beginning of each term.

MUSP 250

Applied Music: Other Instruments (1 or 2; repeatable up to 8 credit hours in any one area) PR: An audition is held at the beginning of each term.

MUSP 276

Applied Music: Jazz Flute (1 or 2; repeatable up to 8 credit hours in any one area) PR: An audition is held at the beginning of each term.

MUSP 277

Applied Music: Jazz Trumpet (1 or 2; repeatable up to 8 credit hours in any one area) PR: An audition is held at the beginning of each term.

MUSP 278

Applied Music: Jazz Trombone (1 or 2; repeatable up to 8 credit hours in any one area) PR: An audition is held at the beginning of each term.

MUSP 285

Applied Music: Jazz Guitar (1 or 2; repeatable up to 8 credit hours in any one area) PR: An audition is held at the beginning of each term.

MUSP 286

Applied Music: Jazz Piano (1 or 2; repeatable up to 8 credit hours in any one area) PR: An audition is held at the beginning of each term.

MUSP 287

Applied Music: Jazz Bass (1 or 2; repeatable up to 8 credit hours in any one area) PR: An audition is held at the beginning of each term.

MUSP 288

Applied Music: Drumset (1 or 2; repeatable up to 8 credit hours in any one area) PR: An audition is held at the beginning of each term.

MUSP 289

Applied Music: Vibraphone (1 or 2; repeatable up to 8 credit hours in any one area) PR: An audition is held at the beginning of each term.

Ensemble Requirement: Select 3 credit hours from any of the department ensembles. No more than 8 credit hours from any combination of ensembles or concert choir may be applied toward graduation requirements.

MUSC 161

Concert Choir (1; repeatable up to 8 credit hours) PR: Instructor permission

MUSC 353

Wind Ensemble (1) PR: Instructor permission

MUSC 354

Orchestra (1) PR: Instructor permission

MUSC 355

Ensemble: Chamber Music (1) PR: Instructor permission

MUSC 356

Ensemble: Early Music (1) PR: Instructor permission

MUSC 357

Ensemble: Guitar (1) PR: Instructor permission

MUSC 358

Pep Band (1) PR: Instructor permission

MUSC 359

Ensemble: Jazz Combo (1) PR: Instructor permission

MUSC 360

Reading Band (1) PR: Instructor permission

MUSC 364

Ensemble: Madrigal Singers (1) PR: Instructor permission

MUSC 365

Ensemble: Gospel Choir (1)PR: Instructor permission

MUSC 366

Musical Theatre Workshop (1) PR: Instructor permission

MUSC 367

Opera/Music Theatre Workshop (1) PR: Instructor permission

Select 9 credit hours from one of the following areas:

Applied Music: At least six of which must be at the 400 level (any combination of MUSP 4xx and MUSC 475).

MUSC 475

Independent Study in Music Performance (3 or 6) PR: Instructor permission; must have passed junior standing jury

MUSP 401

Applied Music: Flute (2; repeatable up to 8 credit hours in any one area) PR: A junior standing jury normally taken at the end of the fourth term in MUSP 2XX.

MUSP 402

Applied Music: Oboe (2; repeatable up to 8 credit hours in any one area) PR: A junior standing jury normally taken at the end of the fourth term in MUSP 2XX.

MUSP 403

Applied Music: Clarinet (2; repeatable up to 8 credit hours in any one area) PR: A junior standing jury normally taken at the end of the fourth term in MUSP 2XX.

MUSP 404

Applied Music: Bassoon (2; repeatable up to 8 credit hours in any one area) PR: A junior standing jury normally taken at the end of the fourth term in MUSP 2XX.

MUSP 405

Applied Music: Saxophone (2; repeatable up to 8 credit hours in any one area) PR: A junior standing jury normally taken at the end of the fourth term in MUSP 2XX.

MUSP 406

Applied Music: French Horn (2; repeatable up to 8 credit hours in any one area) PR: A junior standing jury normally taken at the end of the fourth term in MUSP 2XX.

MUSP 407

Applied Music: Trumpet (2; repeatable up to 8 credit hours in any one area) PR: A junior standing jury normally taken at the end of the fourth term in MUSP 2XX.

MUSP 408

Applied Music: Trombone (2; repeatable up to 8 credit hours in any one area) PR: A junior standing jury normally taken at the end of the fourth term in MUSP 2XX.

MUSP 409

Applied Music: Tuba (2; repeatable up to 8 credit hours in any one area) PR: A junior standing jury normally taken at the end of the fourth term in MUSP 2XX.

MUSP 411

Applied Music: Percussion (2; repeatable up to 8 credit hours in any one area) PR: A junior standing jury normally taken at the end of the fourth term in MUSP 2XX.

MUSP 412

Applied Music: Piano (2; repeatable up to 8 credit hours in any one area) PR: A junior standing jury normally taken at the end of the fourth term in MUSP 2XX.

MUSP 413

Applied Music: Harpsichord (2; repeatable up to 8 credit hours in any one area) PR: A junior standing jury normally taken at the end of the fourth term in MUSP 2XX.

MUSP 414

Applied Music: Pipe Organ (2; repeatable up to 8 credit hours in any one area) PR: A junior standing jury normally taken at the end of the fourth term in MUSP 2XX.

MUSP 415

Applied Music: Voice (2; repeatable up to 8 credit hours in any one area) PR: A junior standing jury normally taken at the end of the fourth term in MUSP 2XX.

MUSP 416

Applied Music: Harp (2; repeatable up to 8 credit hours in any one area) PR: A junior standing jury normally taken at the end of the fourth term in MUSP 2XX.

MUSP 419

Applied Music: Recorder (2; repeatable up to 8 credit hours in any one area) PR: A junior standing jury normally taken at the end of the fourth term in MUSP 2XX.

MUSP 423

Applied Music: Violin (2; repeatable up to 8 credit hours in any one area) PR: A junior standing jury normally taken at the end of the fourth term in MUSP 2XX.

MUSP 424

Applied Music: Viola (2; repeatable up to 8 credit hours in any one area) PR: A junior standing jury normally taken at the end of the fourth term in MUSP 2XX.

MUSP 425

Applied Music: Cello (2; repeatable up to 8 credit hours in any one area) PR: A junior standing jury normally taken at the end of the fourth term in MUSP 2XX.

MUSP 426

Applied Music: Double Bass (2; repeatable up to 8 credit hours in any one area) PR: A junior standing jury normally taken at the end of the fourth term in MUSP 2XX.

MUSP 427

Applied Music: Classical Guitar (2; repeatable up to 8 credit hours in any one area) PR: A junior standing jury normally taken at the end of the fourth term in MUSP 2XX.

MUSP 450

Applied Music: Other Instruments (2; repeatable up to 8 credit hours in any one area) PR: A junior standing jury normally taken at the end of the fourth term in MUSP 2XX.

MUSP 476

Applied Music: Jazz Flute (2; repeatable up to 8 credit hours in any one area) PR: A junior standing jury normally taken at the end of the fourth term in MUSP 2XX.

MUSP 477

Applied Music: Jazz Trumpet (2; repeatable up to 8 credit hours in any one area) PR: A junior standing jury normally taken at the end of the fourth term in MUSP 2XX.

MUSP 478

Applied Music: Jazz Trombone (2; repeatable up to 8 credit hours in any one area) PR: A junior standing jury normally taken at the end of the fourth term in MUSP 2XX.

MUSP 485

Applied Music: Jazz Guitar (2; repeatable up to 8 credit hours in any one area) PR: A junior standing jury normally taken at the end of the fourth term in MUSP 2XX.

MUSP 486

Applied Music: Jazz Piano (2; repeatable up to 8 credit hours in any one area) PR: A junior standing jury normally taken at the end of the fourth term in MUSP 2XX.

MUSP 487

Applied Music: Jazz Bass (2; repeatable up to 8 credit hours in any one area) PR: A junior standing jury normally taken at the end of the fourth term in MUSP 2XX.

MUSP 488

Applied Music: Drumset (2; repeatable up to 8 credit hours in any one area) PR: A junior standing jury normally taken at the end of the fourth term in MUSP 2XX.

MUSP 489

Applied Music: Vibraphone (2; repeatable up to 8 credit hours in any one area) PR: A junior standing jury normally taken at the end of the fourth term in MUSP 2XX.

OR

Theory/Composition:

MUSC 351

Seminar in Music Composition I (3) PR: MUSC 247

MUSC 352

Seminar in Music Composition II (3) PR: MUSC 351

MUSC 460

Senior Independent Study in Music Theory/Composition (3) PR: MUSC 352

OR

History/Literature:

ARTH 102

History of Art: Renaissance through Modern (3) PR: None

MUSC 444

Seminar: Selected Topics in Music History (3) PR: Instructor permission

MUSC 445

Senior Independent Study in Music History (3) PR: Instructor permission

Notes:

  • All music majors must pass a piano proficiency exam or take at least 2 credit hours of piano or class piano