School of Performing Arts: Music Course Sequence for B.A. or B.S. Degree



This sequence gives the student 70 hours of non-music courses, which is required before a student can graduate. A student may have more than 58 credits of music, but must have at least 70 credits in non-music courses.

(Revised Fall 2010)

Freshman Year

MUSC 1107 Recital Attendance  0 cr MUSC 1107 Recital Attendance  0 cr
MUSC 1108 The World of Music (Goal 6)  4 cr MUSC 1104 Theory of Music II  3 cr
MUSC 1103 Theory of Music I  3 cr MUSC 1114 Aural Skills II  1 cr
MUSC 1113 Aural Skills I  1 cr MUSC 1119 Class Piano II*  1 cr
MUSC 1118 Class Piano I*  1 cr Applied Major  1 cr
Applied Major  1 cr Large Ensemble  1 cr
Large Ensemble  1 cr Goal 1 ENGL 1102 Critical R&W 3 cr
Goal 1 ENGL 1101 Engl. Comp.  3 cr Goal 2 COMM 1101 Speech  3 cr
    Goal 3 Mathematics  3 cr
   Total 14 cr      Total 16 cr

Sophomore Year

MUSC 1107 Recital Attendance  0 cr MUSC 1107 Recital Attendance  0 cr
MUSC 2203 Theory of Music III  3 cr MUSC 2204 Theory of Music IV  3 cr
MUSC 2213 Aural Skills III  1 cr MUSC 2214 Aural Skills IV  1 cr
MUSC 2218 Class Piano III*  1 cr MUSC 2219 Class Piano IV*  1 cr
Applied Major  1 cr MUSC 3304 Music History I  3 cr
Large Ensemble  1 cr Applied Major  1 cr
Goal 7 Literature  3 cr Large Ensemble  1 cr
Goal 8 Philosophy  3 cr Goal 9 U.S. History  3 cr
Goal 10B Foreign Language  4 cr Goal 10B Foreign Language  4 cr
   Total 17 cr      Total 17 cr

Junior Year

MUSC 1107 Recital Attendance  0 cr MUSC 1107 Recital Attendance  0 cr
MUSC 3305 Music History II  3 cr MUSC 3306 Music History III  3 cr
MUSC 3311 Form & Analysis  2 cr Music Elective**  2 cr
Applied Major  1 cr Applied Major  1 cr
Large Ensemble  1 cr Large Ensemble  1 cr
Goal 4 Biological Science  4 cr Goal 5 Physical Science  4 cr
Goal 10A Other Cultures  3 cr Goal 11 Politics/Economics  3 cr
Non-music elective**  3 cr Non-music elective**  3 cr
   Total 17 cr      Total 17 cr

Senior Year

MUSC 1107 Recital Attendance  0 cr MUSC 107 Recital Attendance  0 cr
Upper Division Theory/History Elective  3 cr MUSC 4495 Senior Recital***  2 cr
Applied Major  1 cr Applied Major  1 cr
Large Ensemble  1 cr Large Ensemble  1 cr
Goal 12 Anth/Psych/Soc  3 cr Non-music electives** 11 cr
Non-music electives**  7 cr     
   Total 15 cr      Total 15 cr

*The Piano Proficiency Requirement must be met. If a student cannot pass the proficiency exam, he or she must take Class Piano (1118-1119 or 2218-2219) courses at the appropriate level until MUSC 2219 is passed with a grade of "C-" or better. Students must register concurrently for Class Piano with MUSC 1103-1104 and 2203-2204.

**Electives. ISU requires that 36 of the credits counted toward graduation must be in upper division courses carrying 3000 or 4000 numbers. Sixteen of these credits must be earned in music courses. Therefore, some non-music elective courses will need to be at the upper division level in order to satisfy ISU graduation requirements. Music electives must be chosen from Music Courses, not from Applied Music or Music Ensembles (Performing Organizations).

***Senior Recital. Students are expected to participate in chamber ensembles during their degree program. A chamber work is required on the senior recital.

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