Curriculum

Major Program (58-61 Semester Hours)
Music Core Requirements (28 semester hours)
Music Theory and Musicianship (12 semester hours)

MUSC 105 Music Theory I (2)
MUSC 106 Music Theory II (2)
MUSC 115 Ear-Training/Sight-Singing I (1)
MUSC 116 Ear-Training/Sight-Singing II (1)
MUSC 205 Music Theory III (2)
MUSC 206 Music Theory IV (2)
MUSC 215 Ear-Training/Sight-Singing III (1)
MUSC 216 Ear-Training/Sight-Singing IV (1)

Music History and Literature (9 semester hours)
MUSC 222 Music History I (3)
MUSC 322 Music History II (3)
MUSC 331 Introduction to Ethnomusicology (3)

Performance Ensemble (minimum of 7 semester hours from the following)
Full time students must participate in at least one ensemble per semester.
MUSC 271 Schola Cantorum (1)
MUSC 272 Concert Chorale (1)
MUSC 273 Singing Saints (1)
MUSC 274 Music/Opera Theatre (1)
MUSC 275 Joliet Symphony Orchestra (1)
MUSC 276 Instrumental Chamber Ensemble (1)

 

Generalist Concentration Requirements (25 hours)

Performance Skills/Applied Music (5-8 semester hours)
MUSC 140 Concert/Recital Attendance (0)
Full time music majors must enroll every semester. Course is a transcript requirement for graduation. No credit is awarded.
MUSC 151 Keyboard Skills–Class Piano (1)*
MUSC 361 Choral Conducting I (2)
MUSC 461 Choral Conducting II (2)
*Music Majors must pass a keyboard proficiency exam by the end of the first semester of their Junior year. They may test out of the Keyboard Skills classes at any time. Students who pass the exam with fewer than 4 credit hours may take hours in any other music course(s) to complete the 4 required credit hours in this area. MUSC 151 may be repeated for credit three times (total 4 hours).

Area of Concentration (25 semester hours from the following)
MUSC 241 Applied Piano (1)*
MUSC 341 Advanced Applied Piano (1)*

Or

MUSC 242 Applied Voice (1)*
MUSC 342 Advanced Applied Voice (1)*
Or

MUSC 243 Applied Guitar (1)*
MUSC 343 Advanced Applied Guitar (1)*

Or

MUSC 244 Applied Violin (1)*
MUSC 245 Applied Viola (1)*
MUSC 246 Applied Cello (1)*
MUSC 247 Applied Bass (1)*
MUSC 248 Applied Flute (1)*
MUSC 249 Applied Oboe (1)*
MUSC 250 Applied Clarinet (1)*
MUSC 251 Applied Saxophone (1)*
MUSC 252 Applied Bassoon (1)*
MUSC 253 Applied Trumpet (1)*
MUSC 254 Applied Horn (1)*
MUSC 255 Applied Trombone (1)*
MUSC 256 Applied Tuba (1)*
MUSC 257 Applied Percussion (1)*

AND

MUSC 340 Junior Recital (0)**
MUSC 440 Senior Recital (0)**
Music Electives (must be 300 level or higher) (9)

 

* Each hour of applied or advanced applied music credit entails one half hour of private instruction per week. Applied music may be repeated up to a maximum of 10 credit hours per level. Students are required to complete 16 credit hours of applied study in their area of concentration for graduation.
** MUSC 340 and MUSC 440 both courses must be completed to meet degree requirements.

 

Digital Audio Recording Arts Concentration Requirements (32 hours)

Performance Skills/Applied Music (8 semester hours)
MUSC 241-MUSC 257 Applied Instrumental Music, Piano or Voice (5)
Music majors with a concentration in DARA must take a minimum of 5 semesters of applied music in one area: instrumental music, piano or voice.
MUSC 140 Concert/Recital Attendance (0)
Full time music majors must enroll every semester. Course is a transcript requirement for graduation. No credit is awarded.
MUSC 151 Keyboard Skills – Class Piano* (1)
MUSC 361 Conducting I (2)
MUSC 340 Junior Recital/DARA Project (0)
MUSC 440 Senior Recital/DARA Project (0)
* Music Majors must pass a keyboard proficiency exam by the end of their Junior year. They may test out of Keyboard Skills classes at any time. Students who pass the exam with fewer than 4 credit hours may take hours in any other music course(s) to complete the 4 required credit hours in this area. MUSC 151 may be repeated for credit three times (total 4 hours).

Concentration Requirements (24 semester hours)
MUSC 191 Digital Audio Recording I (3)
MUSC 193 Live Sound Recording (2)
MUSC 291 Digital Audio Recording II (3)
MUSC 292 MIDI Composition I (2)
MUSC 293 Live Audio Production & Sound Reinforcement (2)
MUSC 391 Digital Audio Recording III (3)
MUSC 392 MIDI Composition II (2)
MUSC 491 Digital Audio Recording IV (3)
MUSC 492 Audio for Film/Post Production (2)
MUSC 493 Audio File Management, Troubleshooting & Studio Etiquette (2)