Music Generalist (BA) Major Program

Generalist (BA) Major Program (58-61 Semester Hours)
Music Core Requirements (33-36 hours)
Music Theory and Musicianship (12 hours)

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

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

Performance Ensemble (7 hours)
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 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.