This major is available as a bachelor of arts degree only, as defined in the section on degree requirements for all majors in this catalog.
|MUSC 210||MUSICIANSHIP I||4|
|MUSC 211||MUSICIANSHIP II||4|
|MUSC 310||MUSICIANSHIP III||4|
|MUSC 311||MUSICIANSHIP IV||4|
|MUSC 233||MUSIC HISTORY & LITERATURE: AN INTRODUCTION||3|
|Select two music history courses of the following:||6|
|MUSIC HISTORY: 20TH CENTURY AND BEYOND|
|MUSIC HISTORY: MEDIEVAL, RENAISSANCE, AND BAROQUE ERAS|
|MUSIC HISTORY: CLASSICAL & ROMANTIC PERIODS|
|Select one music history course of the following:||3|
|AMERICAN SENSE IN SOUND|
|MUSIC CULTURES OF THE WORLD|
|WOMEN IN MUSIC (ALSO LISTED AS GENS 355)|
|Seven credits over seven semesters of required ensemble participation||7|
|Six credits over six semesters of required applied lessons||6|
|Senior Capstone 1||3|
|Select four elective credits in music||4|
The senior capstone is a 3-credit unit comprised of SENIOR THESIS (MUSC 490) (3 credits), or SENIOR RECITAL (MUSC 491) (1 credit) concurrent with APPLIED MUSIC FOR THIRD & FOURTH YEAR MAJORS (MUSC 403) (2 credits), or SENIOR PROJECT (MUSC 492) (1 credit) concurrent with APPLIED MUSIC FOR THIRD & FOURTH YEAR MAJORS (MUSC 403) (2 credits).
Pass the second-year proficiency exam and a major standing jury prior to final admission to the music major. Also recommended is a demonstration of keyboard proficiency by passing the keyboard skills sequence of courses with grade of C or better.
Student Learning Outcomes
In successfully completing a music major, a student will:
- Develop musicianship skills that will serve to instill a lifelong appreciation of music. Students will:
- Create (perform, compose, improvise);
- Perceive (listen and internalize);
- Conceptualize (think, understand, analyze);
- Collaborate (chamber music, large ensembles, peer learning).
- Investigate the role and significance of music in history and explore its intersection with other cultures and disciplines from a variety of perspectives. Students will:
- Identify/describe styles and periods of western music and music cultures of the world within cultural, political, and socio-economic contexts;
- Demonstrate critical thinking and analysis through written and oral presentations;
- Develop an understanding and appreciation of significant musical accomplishments and contributions of diverse/marginalized groups.
- With faculty guidance, complete a capstone project tailored appropriately to the student’s area/s of interest and specialization. Capstones may include
- A written thesis or significant research project and presentation;
- A senior recital demonstrating competency in performing a broad range of styles;
- A lecture-recital that combines elements of research, written thesis, and/or performance;
- A composition portfolio presented publicly;
- An interdisciplinary project.
Oregon Preliminary Teaching Licensure in Music
A student majoring in Music must also complete a Secondary Education major with Licensure. In order to complete the Secondary Education major with Licensure, students should begin taking education courses no later than their sophomore year. The student must be advised by faculty in both majors.