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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2010-12 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2010-12 [Archived Catalog]

Music History and Literature Major (B.Mus.)


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Major code BM5114

The curriculum is designed to provide a broad foundation in music history, theory, performance, and research in music for students interested in these and related areas at the graduate level. While diversified in its academic and performance components, the curriculum sufficiently emphasizes each, giving you a variety of choices in selecting specialization at higher degree levels.

Must complete 9 performance lab courses (MUS 090) prior to graduation.

Minimum credit hours required for graduation: 201

Freshman


  • Principal Instrument Credit Hours: 6
  • Secondary Instrument Credit Hours: 3-6
  • Performance Group Credit Hours: 3–6
  • Tier I English Composition Credit Hours: 5
  • Tier I Quantitative Skills Credit Hours: 4-5
  • English Electives Credit Hours: 10

Secondary Instrument:


If piano is the principal instrument, the secondary instrumental requirement may be satisfied by one of the following methods:

  1. By taking applied lessons on an instrument other than piano for 6 quarters (1 hour per quarter).
  2. By taking a total of 3 quarters (2 hours per quarter) of either MUS 261, String Methods and Materials or MUS 263, Wind and Percussion Methods and Materials, or a combination of both.
  3. Demonstration of Keyboard Skills Proficiency (KSP) is required. (See School of Music Handbook).

If the principal instrument is other than piano:

  1. The student must take a minimum of two years of Class Piano (MUS 141-243) or 6 quarters of MUS 341 (eligibility to be determined by the keyboard division).
  2. If a student in the class piano sequence does not pass the Keyboard Skills Proficiency (KSP) exam at the close of the sophomore year, then the student must take up to 3 additional quarters of class piano (MUS 359, 360, and 361) until the KSP is completed.

Sophomore


  • Principal Instrument Credit Hours: 6
  • Secondary Instrument Credit Hours: 3-6
  • Performance Group Credit Hours: 3
  • Tier II Electives Credit Hours: 12–15

Secondary Instrument:


If piano is the principal instrument, the secondary instrumental requirement may be satisfied by one of the following methods:

  1. By taking applied lessons on an instrument other than piano for 6 quarters (1 hour per quarter).
  2. By taking a total of 3 quarters (2 hours per quarter) of either MUS 261, String Methods and Materials or MUS 263, Wind and Percussion Methods and Materials, or a combination of both.
  3. Demonstration of Keyboard Skills Proficiency (KSP) is required. (See School of Music Handbook).

If the principal instrument is other than piano:

  1. The student must take a minimum of two years of Class Piano (MUS 141-243) or 6 quarters of MUS 341 (eligibility to be determined by the keyboard division).
  2. If a student in the class piano sequence does not pass the Keyboard Skills Proficiency (KSP) exam at the close of the sophomore year, then the student must take up to 3 additional quarters of class piano (MUS 359, 360, and 361) until the KSP is completed.

Junior


  • Theory Electives Credit Hours: 6–9
  • Modern Languages Credit Hours: 12
  • Principal Instrument Credit Hours: 6
  • Performance Group Credit Hours: 3
  • English Composition (300 level) Credit Hours: 4
  • History Electives Credit Hours: 8

Music Literature Electives


Complete 9 credit hours from the following.
(Courses taken junior year cannot be selected in the senior year.)

Senior


  • Modern Languages Credit Hours: 12
  • Performance Group Credit Hours: 3
  • Tier II Electives Credit Hours: 8–10

Music Literature Electives


Complete 9 credit hours from the following.
(Cannot take courses selected during the junior year.)

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