Music Comprehensive, Bachelor of Music

Offered by Department of Music, Theatre and Dance

Music Business, Music Composition Emphases

General Studies
Foundational Core (Written, Math, Oral, Democracy)
Foundational Core courses12
Including:
College Algebra 1
Portal
Select one course numbered 1883
Distribution
Aesthetics3
Including:
Music History and Literature I
Humanities6
Social Sciences6
Natural Sciences7
Including:
Science of Sound and Music
and Science of Sound and Music Laboratory 2
Analytical and Quantitative Thought6
Including:
Music Theory I
Software Productivity Tools 3
Wellness0
Capstone
Select one course numbered 3883
Major Option
Complete all required courses74-75
Unrestricted electives
Needed to reach 120 credit hour minimum0
Total Credit Hours120-121

Candidates for degrees must satisfactorily complete an exit assessment including a portfolio before graduation.

Major Option

Music Comprehensive Core Requirements
MUS 122Conducting1
MUS 198Sight Singing and Ear Training I1
MUS 199Sight Singing and Ear Training II1
MUS 201Music Theory II3
MUS 337Sight Singing and Ear Training III1
MUS 339Music Theory III3
MUS 348Music History and Literature II3
MUS 425Arranging2
Music Comprehensive Emphasis Requirements
Select one of the following:59-60
Total Credit Hours74-75

Music Business Emphasis

Music Business Core Requirements
MUS 211Sound Recording and Reinforcement2
MUS 301Music Technology2
MUS 310Music Business3
MUS 312Adv Sound Production2
MUS 474Music Business Project1
MUS 475Internship in Music Business9-12
Music Business Piano Requirements
Select one of the following options:3
Select 3 credit hours of the following: 4
Piano Techniques I 5
Piano Techniques II 5
Piano Techniques III 5
or
Select 3 credit hours of the following:
Keyboard Harmonization 5
Music Electives 6
Music Business Private Instruction
Select 7 credit hours of the following:7
Select 3-6 credit hours of the following in one area (voice, piano or single band/orchestra instrument): 7
Private Instruction, Primary Instrument
Select 1-4 credit hours of the following in one area (voice, piano or single band/orchestra instrument):
Advanced Private Instruction
Music Business Ensembles
Select 7 credit hours of any of the following: 87
University Band
Symphonic Band
Wind Ensemble
Choraleers
University Men's Chorus
University Women's Chorus
Kearney Area Symphony Orchestra
Music Business Emphasis Electives
Select 5 or 8 credit hours of the following:5-8
MUS 103-MUS 499 9
Music Business Supporting Courses
ACCT 250Principles of Accounting I3
MGT 301Principles of Management3
MKT 300Principles of Marketing3
MKT 331Professional Selling3
Select 3 credit hours of the following: 103
ACCT 100-ACCT 499
FIN 100-FIN 499
MGT 100-MGT 499
MIS 100-MIS 499
MKT 100-MKT 499
Total Credit Hours56-62

Music Composition Emphasis

Music Composition Core Requirements
MUS 110Brass Techniques 51
MUS 111Woodwind Techniques 51
MUS 114Percussion Techniques 51
MUS 120String Techniques 51
MUS 130Voice Techniques 51
MUS 211Sound Recording and Reinforcement2
MUS 301Music Technology2
MUS 338Sight Singing and Ear Training IV1
MUS 340Music Theory IV3
MUS 365Form and Analysis2
MUS 387Recital1
MUS 460Independent Study and Research2
MUS 488Recital1
MUS 406Instrumental Conducting & Literature2
or MUS 407 Choral Conducting and Literature
Music Composition Piano Requirements
Select one of the following options: 44
Select 4 credit hours of the following:
Piano Techniques I 5
Piano Techniques II 5
Piano Techniques III 5
Piano Techniques IV 5
or
Select the following:
Keyboard Harmonization 5
Music Electives (3 credit hours) 6
Music Composition Private Instruction
Private Instruction: Composition
Select 14 credit hours of the following:14
Select 3-7 credit hours (composition) of the following:
Private Instruction, Primary Instrument
Private Instruction, Primary Instrument
Select 7-11 credit hours (composition) of the following:
Advanced Private Instruction
Advanced Private Instruction
Private Instruction: Primary Instrument/Voice 11
Select 6 credit hours of the following:6
Select 3-4 credit hours of the following in one area (voice, piano or single band/orchestra instrument):
Private Instruction, Primary Instrument
Select 2-3 credit hours of the following in one area (voice, piano or single band/orchestra instrument):
Advanced Private Instruction
Private Instruction: Secondary Instrument 11
Select 2 credit hours of the following:2
Private Instruction, Secondary Instrument (Piano) 12
Select 2 credit hours of the following:2
Private Instruction, Secondary Instrument
Music Composition Ensembles 13
Select 6 credit hours of the following:6
University Band
Symphonic Band
Wind Ensemble
Choraleers
University Men's Chorus
University Women's Chorus
Chamber Orchestra
Kearney Area Symphony Orchestra
Select 2 credit hours of the following:2
Small Ensembles
Music Composition Electives
Select 3 credit hours of the following:3
MUS 300-MUS 499 14
Total Credit Hours60
1

Students with sufficient preparation may enter the mathematics program at a higher level.
Only students in the Music Business Emphasis are required to take MATH 102, but MATH 102 is a prerequisite for the Natural Sciences course recommended for students in the Music Composition Emphasis.

2

Recommended for students in the Music Composition Emphasis.

3

Only students in the Music Business Emphasis are required to take MIS 182. One course in CSIT is recommended for students in the Music Composition Emphasis.

4

Placement into the appropriate level piano class will be determined by the piano faculty at the time of the entrance audition.

5

Requirements may be met through proficiency examination; credit hours to be replaced by Music Electives; see advisor.

6

Except MUS 188 or MUS 388.

7

Students must enroll in private instruction on primary instrument/voice every semester for a minimum of 7 semesters.

8

Students must enroll in an ensemble every semester for a minimum of 7 semesters (MUS 177, MUS 178, MUS 179, MUS 180 may be substituted for TWO semesters ONLY).

9

See Advisor. Except MUS 188 or MUS 388.

10

Except ACCT 188, FIN 188, MGT 188, MGT 388, MIS 188, MIS 388, MKT 188 or MKT 388.

11

Students must enroll in private instruction on primary or secondary instrument/voice every semester for a minimum of 8 semesters.

12

Piano principals must select another secondary instrument/voice.

13

See advisor for approved ensemble section. Students must enroll in an ensemble every semester for a minimum of 8 semesters.

14

See Advisor. Except MUS 388. A course in Computer Science or Media is recommended and may be substituted for 3 credit hours of MUS electives.