Additional Music Requirements

To complete a music degree, the following requirements need to be met.

Seminar/Performance Lab

All music majors are required to have credit for eight (8) semesters of Seminar/Performance Lab (MUSI 1000/1001) in order to be certified for graduation; seven (7) semesters are required of the music education students due to the student-teaching semester. This course requires all music majors to attend faculty, student, and guest designated recitals during each semester. All students taking applied music courses should expect to perform in the Seminar/Performance Lab. Performance majors and students concentrating in voice, piano, and guitar are required to perform at least once during the course of each semester of study.

Individual Recitals

Individual recitals are required of all music majors in varying degrees of involvement. Performance majors in Voice or Piano are required to present a half-hour Junior Recital and a full-hour Senior Recital. Students majoring in Music Education with Teacher Certification (Choral) (B.M.E.) or Worship Studies (B.M.A.) are required to present a recital in the area of applied concentration. Students must be enrolled for a minimum of one semester hour of applied instruction in their performance area during the semester in which the recital is presented.

Theory majors are required to present a thirty-to forty-five-minute recital during the senior year. The recital will consist of original compositions and arrangements by the student for a variety of voicings or instruments. The prerequisite for this recital is the completion of MUSI 4240.

Applied Music

Private lessons are offered in voice, piano, composition, organ, guitar, and brass instruments. One (1) semester hour is given for one half-hour of private instruction each week. Two (2) semester hours are given for one hour of private instruction each week.

Music Ensembles

Creative involvement in musical ensembles is available to all qualified students.

  • Any student may participate in non-auditioned musical organizations.
  • Any student may audition for auditioned musical ensembles.
  • Music majors must follow their degree and/or scholarship
    requirements regarding ensembles and are expected to enroll in at
    least one major ensemble appropriate to their applied music
    concentration and/or area of teaching certification every semester until
    graduation, regardless of the number of ensemble credits accumulated.

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