School of Performing Arts: Music Course Sequence for Bachelor of Music Degree



(Revised Fall 2006)

Freshman Year

MUSC 107 Recital Attendance  0 cr MUSC 107 Recital Attendance  0 cr
MUSC 108 The World of Music  4 cr MUSC 104 Theory of Music II  3 cr
MUSC 103 Theory of Music I  3 cr MUSC 114 Aural Skills II  1 cr
MUSC 113 Aural Skills I  1 cr MUSC 119 Class Piano II*  1 cr
MUSC 118 Class Piano I*  1 cr Applied Major  2 cr
Applied Major  2 cr Large Ensemble  1 cr
Large Ensemble  1 cr ENGL 102 Critical R&W  3 cr
ENGL 101 English Composition  3 cr COMM 101 Speech  3 cr
    Fine Arts or Humanities
(not Foreign Language or Music)
 3 cr
   Total 15 cr    Total 17 cr

Sophomore Year

MUSC 107 Recital Attendance  0 cr MUSC 107 Recital Attendance  0 cr
MUSC 203 Theory of Music III  3 cr MUSC 204 Theory of Music IV  3 cr
MUSC 213 Aural Skills III  1 cr MUSC 214 Aural Skills IV  1 cr
MUSC 218 Class Piano III*  1 cr MUSC 219 Class Piano IV*  1 cr
Applied Major  2 cr MUSC 304 Music History I  3 cr
Large Ensemble  1 cr Applied Major  2 cr
Natural or Physical Science  4 cr Large Ensemble  1 cr
Foreign Language (French/German)  4 cr Foreign Language (French/German)  4 cr
   Total 16 cr    Total 15 cr

Junior Year

MUSC 107 Recital Attendance  0 cr MUSC 107 Recital Attendance  0 cr
MUSC 305 Music History II  3 cr MUSC 306 Music History III  3 cr
MUSC 311 Form & Analysis  2 cr MUSC 320 Inst. Conducting, or Music Elective**  2 cr
MUSC 319 Choral Conducting, or Music Elective**  2 cr MUSC 412/414/420 Pedagogy  2 cr
MUSC 411/413/419 Literature  2 cr Music Elective**  3 cr
Applied Major  2 cr Applied Major  2 cr
Large Ensemble  1 cr Large Ensemble  1 cr
Chamber Ensemble  1 cr Chamber Ensemble  1 cr
Natural or Physical Science  4 cr Social Science  3 cr
   Total 17 cr    Total 17 cr

Senior Year

MUSC 107 Recital Attendance  0 cr MUSC 107 Recital Attendance  0 cr
Upper Division Music History Elective  3 cr MUSC 495 Senior Recital  2 cr
Applied Major  2 cr Music Elective**  3 cr
Large Ensemble  1 cr Applied Major  2 cr
Chamber Music  1 cr Large Ensemble  1 cr
Social Science  3 cr Chamber Ensemble  1 cr
Social Science  3 cr Social Science  3 cr
Non-music elective**  3 cr Non-music elective**  3 cr
   Total 16 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 (118-119 or 218-219) courses at the appropriate level until MUSC 219 is passed with a grade of "C-" or better. Students must register concurrently for Class Piano with MUSC 103-104 and 203-204.

**Electives. ISU requires that 36 of the credits counted toward graduation must be in upper division courses carrying 300 or 400 numbers. Sixteen of these credits must be earned in music courses. Therefore, some elective courses will usually need to be at the upper division level in order to satisfy ISU graduation requirements.

B.M. Students are required to have one year of foreign language study in either French or German. Voice majors are strongly encouraged to elect one year of foreign language study in each language.

Music electives must be chosen from Music Courses, not from Applied Music or Music Ensembles (Performing Organizations). Students should choose their music electives according to their applied major. The following lists give recommended electives for each applied major.

Orchestra Instruments
MUSC 401 Orchestration 2 cr
MUSC 407 Symphonic Music Literature 3 cr

Keyboard Instruments
MUSC 312 Music Technology 2 cr
MUSC 317 Diction for Singers 2 cr
MUSC 401 Orchestration 2 cr

Voice
MUSC 317 Diction for Singers 2 cr
MUSC 406 Opera Literature 3 cr
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