Requirements for a Major in Music

In addition to the general education requirements, the following courses are required:

Common Core Requirements

  Semester Hours
MUS 103, Introduction to Music Literature 3
MUS 104, Fundamentals of Music 1
MUS 207, Basic Conducting 2
MUS 260, Music History:  Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque 3
MUS 261, Music History:  Classical, Romantic, and Twentieth Century 3
MUS 270, Music Theory I and Lab 4
MUS 271, Music Theory II and Lab 4
MUS 307, Choral Conducting for the Church Musicians 2
MUS 370, Music Theory III 3
MUS 371, Music Theory IV 3
Total 28

In addition to the core requirements, the student must elect one of the concentrations described below.

Church Music Concentration

  Semester Hours
Core Requirements 28
Applied Music 12
(Principal Instrument - 8 hours)  
(Secondary Instrument - 4 hours)  
Ensemble (MUS 161 and/or 163) 8
MUS 215, Church Music Seminar I (Instrumental Methods) 1
MUS 315, Church Music Seminar II (Children) 1
MUS 380, Church Music 3
MUS 407, Advanced Choral Conducting 2
MUS 420, Hymnody/Liturgy 3
MUS 461, 462 Internship (1,1) 2
Total 60

Performance Concentration

  Semester Hours
Core Requirements 28
Applied Music 18
(Principal Instrument - 14 hours)  
(Secondary Instrument - 4 hours)  
Ensemble (MUS 161 and/or 163) 6
MUS 480, Senior Recital 1
Music Electives - Select from  
MUS 380, Church Music  
MUS 215, Music Seminar I  
MUS 315, Church Music Seminar II  
MUS 407, Advanced Choral Conducting  
MUS 420, Hymnody/Liturgy 2-3
Total 55-56

Sample Four-Year Course Sequence for Music: Church Music Concentration

Freshman Year: Junior Year:
Applied Music, Principal Instrument (1 hour per semester) Applied Music:  Principal Instrument (1 hour per semester)
Applied Music, Secondary Instrument Applied Music:  Secondary Instrument
MUS 161, Averett Singers and/or MUS 161, Averett Singers and/or
MUS 163, Averett Handbell Choir MUS 163, Averett Handbell Choir
MUS 103, Introduction to Music Literature MUS 307, Choral Conducting for the Church Musician
MUS 104, Fundamentals of Music MUS 370, 371, Music Theory III, IV
  MUS 315, Church Music Seminar II
   
Sophomore Year: Senior Year:
Applied Music:  Principal Instrument (1 hour per semester) Applied Music:  Principal Instrument (1 hour per semester)
Applied Music:  Secondary Instrument Applied Music:  Secondary Instrument
MUS 161, Averett Singers and/or MUS 161, Averett Singers and/or
MUS 163, Averett Handbell Choir MUS 163, Averett Handbell Choir
MUS 207, Basic Conducting MUS 380, Church Music
MUS 260, 261, Music History MUS 407, Advanced Choral Conducting
MUS 270,  Music Theory I and Lab MUS 420, Hymnody/Liturgy
MUS 271,  Music Theory II and Lab MUS 461, 462, Internship I, II
MUS 215, Church Music Seminar I  

Sample Four-Year Course Sequence for Music: Music Performance Concentration

Freshman Year: Junior Year:
Applied Music, Principal Instrument (2 hours per semester) Applied Music:  Principal Instrument (2 hours per semester)
Applied Music, Secondary Instrument Applied Music:  Secondary Instrument
MUS 161, Averett Singers and/or MUS 161, Averett Singers and/or
MUS 163, Averett Handbell Choir MUS 163, Averett Handbell Choir
MUS 103, Introduction to Music Literature MUS 307, Choral Conducting for the Church Musician
MUS 104, Fundamentals of Music MUS 370, 371, Music Theory III, IV
   
Sophomore Year: Senior Year:
Applied Music:  Principal Instrument (2 hours per semester) Applied Music:  Principal Instrument
Applied Music:  Secondary Instrument Applied Music:  Secondary Instrument
MUS 161, Averett Singers and/or MUS 161, Averett Singers and/or
MUS 163, Averett Handbell ChoirMUS 207, Basic Conducting MUS 163, Averett Handbell Choir
MUS 260, 261, Music History MUS Electives
MUS 270, Music Theory I and Lab MUS 480, Senior Recital
MUS 271, Music Theory II and Lab  
   

Enrollment in the Music program is limited and an audition is required for admission to the major.  The prospective student should audition in the spring semester before entering in the fall.  Auditions can be arranged directly with the music faculty after a student has been admitted to the University.  Admissions Open House weekends are good times to schedule auditions.  Auditions may be held as late as registration for the first semester of attendance; however, admission to the Music major is dependent upon a successful audition.