Wind/Percussion/String: Brass & Percussion, B.Mus.

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Minimum Total Credit Hours: 124-135

Major Hours: 86

Minimum Upper-Division Hours: 40

Upper-Division Hours Within Major: 24


Overall GPA - Combined and OU: 2.50

Program Code: B735 P072

Major Requirements

A grade of C or better is required in all courses taken within the School of Music.  Audition is required for admission to the degree program.

Major Area

XXXX 2020, Applied Lesson12
MUTE 2000Sophomore Barrier 10
XXXX 4020, Applied Lesson 112
MUTE XXXX, Major Performance Ensemble 24
MUTE XXXX, Major Performance Ensemble (3000-4000) 24
Choose four hours from the following:4
Chamber Music (Brass)
Chamber Music
Studio Ensemble (PCUS Studio Ens./PCUS Orchestra)
Studio Ensemble
MUTE 1000Freshman/Transfer Music Orientation (1 semester)0
MUTE 1010Recital Attendance (3 semesters)0
JRRE 3021Junior Recital1
SRRE 4021Senior Recital1
Total Credit Hours38

Music Support

Music Theory
MUTH 1512Musical Structures I2
MUTH 1612Aural Skills I2
MUTH 1522Musical Structures II2
MUTH 1622Aural Skills II2
MUTH 2512Musical Structures III (Core IV)2
MUTH 2612Aural Skills III2
MUTH 252220th- and 21st-Century Musical Structures2
MUTH 2622Aural Skills IV2
MUTH 3783Forms and Analysis3
Musicology and Music Literature
MUSC 1312Music in Culture (Core IV)2
MUSC 2313Ancient Times to 1700 (Core IV)3
MUSC 2323Late Baroque Through Romantic Period (Core IV)3
MUSC 3333Post-Romantic Period to the Present (Core IV)3
Additional Requirements
MUTH/MUSC/MUTK Elective3
MUTE 1311Group Piano I 11
MUTE 1321Group Piano II 11
MUTE 2311Group Piano III 11
MUTE 2321Group Piano IV 11
MUTE 3242Instrumental Conducting I2
MUTE 4512Professional Preparation and Capstone Project2
Advised Music Electives 27
Total Credit Hours48

Note: A minimum of 40 upper-division hours is required for the degree. Students should utilize Free Electives and Advised Music Electives to reach this total. 

General Education and College Requirements

Courses used to fulfill General Education and/or major requirements may not fulfill electives. Some courses which fulfill the General Education requirements are listed in other areas on this sheet and are indicated by the appropriate Core numbers.  Unless otherwise stated on the degree sheet, the College of Fine Arts does not permit coursework to fulfill more than one degree requirement.

Courses designated as Core I, II, III, IV, or V are part of the General Education curriculum. Students must complete a minimum of 40 hours of General Education courses, chosen from the approved list, including at least one upper-division Gen. Ed. course outside of the student's major. Courses graded S/U or P/NP will not apply. 

UNIVERSITY-WIDE GENERAL EDUCATION (MINIMUM 40 HOURS) AND COLLEGE REQUIREMENTS
Core Area I: Symbolic and Oral Communication
English Composition
ENGL 1113Principles of English Composition3
ENGL 1213Principles of English Composition3
or EXPO 1213 Expository Writing
Language
This requirement is not mandatory if the student successfully completed 2 years of the same foreign language in high school —2 courses (Core I)0-10
Mathematics
Choose one course (Core I) 13
Core Area II: Natural Science
Choose two courses from different disciplines; one must include a laboratory7-8
Core Area III: Social Science
P SC 1113American Federal Government3
Choose one course3
Core Area IV: Arts and Humanities
Artistic Forms
The following are satisfied in Musicology and Music Theory requirements (4 hours)0
Music in Culture
Musical Structures III
Western Culture
HIST 1483United States to 18653
or HIST 1493 United States, 1865 to the Present
The following are satisfied in Musicology requirements (9 hours):0
Ancient Times to 1700 (Core IV)
Late Baroque Through Romantic Period (Core IV)
Post-Romantic Period to the Present (Core IV)
World Culture
Choose one course (upper-division)3
Core Area V: First-Year Experience
Choose one course3
Free Electives
Choose 7 hours7
Total Credit Hours38-49

Note: A minimum of 40 upper-division hours is required for the degree. Students should utilize Free Electives and Advised Music Electives to reach this total. 

Suggested Semester Plan of Study

At least 24 hours of upper-division Music credit must be earned in residence as a declared major.

A grade of C or better is required in all courses taken within the School of Music. This plan includes 8 hours of MUTE 2271/2280/4271/4280, Chamber Music/Studio Ensemble, of which only 4 hours are required.  Additional 4 hours apply towards Advised Music Electives.

Degree Completion Responsibility: Although the Dean’s Office checks each student’s records, the responsibility for meeting degree requirements lies with the student and not with the advisor or the Dean. Each student should obtain a copy of the requirements for graduation and check it regularly as they complete their degree program.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
First SemesterCredit Hours
XXXX 2020, Applied Lessons 3
MUTE 1311 Group Piano I 1
MUTH 1512 Musical Structures I 2
MUTH 1612 Aural Skills I 2
MUTE Ensemble 1
MUTE 2271
Chamber Music
or Studio Ensemble
1
MUTE 1000 Freshman/Transfer Music Orientation 0
ENGL 1113 Principles of English Composition (Core I) 3
MATH (Core I) 1 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
XXXX 2020, Applied Lessons 3
MUTE 1321 Group Piano II 1
MUTH 1522 Musical Structures II (Core IV) 2
MUTH 1622 Aural Skills II 2
MUTE Ensemble 1
MUTE 2271
Chamber Music
or Studio Ensemble
1
MUTE 1010 Recital Attendance 0
MUSC 1312 Music in Culture (Core IV) 2
ENGL 1213
Principles of English Composition (Core I)
or Expository Writing
3
First-Year Experience (Core V) 3
 Credit Hours18
Sophomore
First Semester
XXXX 2020, Applied Lessons 3
MUTE 2311 Group Piano III 1
MUTH 2512 Musical Structures III (Core IV) 2
MUTH 2612 Aural Skills III 2
MUTE Ensemble 1
MUTE 2271
Chamber Music
or Studio Ensemble
1
MUTE 1010 Recital Attendance 0
MUSC 2313 Ancient Times to 1700 (Core IV) 3
Natural Science (Core II) 3-4
 Credit Hours16-17
Second Semester
XXXX 2020, Applied Lessons 3
MUTE 2321 Group Piano IV 1
MUTH 2522 20th- and 21st-Century Musical Structures 2
MUTH 2622 Aural Skills IV 2
MUTE Ensemble 1
MUTE 2271
Chamber Music
or Studio Ensemble
1
MUTE 1010 Recital Attendance 0
MUTE 2000 Sophomore Barrier 0
MUSC 2323 Late Baroque Through Romantic Period (Core IV) 3
Natural Science (Core II) 4
 Credit Hours17
Junior
First Semester
XXXX 4020, Applied Lessons 3
MUTE Ensemble (3000-4000 level) 1
MUTE 4271
Chamber Music
or Studio Ensemble
1
MUSC 3333 Post-Romantic Period to the Present (Core IV) 3
MUTE 3242 Instrumental Conducting I 2
HIST 1483
United States to 1865 (Core IV)
or United States, 1865 to the Present
3
Free Elective 2
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
XXXX 4020, Applied Lessons 3
MUTH 3783 Forms and Analysis 3
MUTE Ensemble (3000-4000 level) 1
MUTE 4271
Chamber Music
or Studio Ensemble
1
JRRE 3021 Junior Recital 1
P SC 1113 American Federal Government (Core III) 3
Free Elective 2
 Credit Hours14
Senior
First Semester
XXXX 4020, Applied Lessons 3
MUTH/MUSC/MUTK Elective 3
MUTE Ensemble (3000-4000 level) 1
MUTE 4271
Chamber Music
or Studio Ensemble
1
MUTE 4512 Professional Preparation and Capstone Project 2
World Culture—Upper-Division (Core IV) 3
Language (Core I) 0-5
Advised Music Electives 1
 Credit Hours14-19
Second Semester
XXXX 4020, Applied Lessons 3
MUTE Ensemble (3000-4000 level) 1
MUTE 4271
Chamber Music
or Studio Ensemble
1
SRRE 4021 Senior Recital 1
Social Science (Core III) 3
Advised Music Elective 2
Language (Core I) 0-5
Free Electives 3
 Credit Hours14-19
 Total Credit Hours124-135