Major Electives

Electives in the major are available up to the 60 of 120 credit hour maximum (past 60 must then be added to the 120). The choices of electives depends upon the students’ primary interests within the discipline:

 

 

Recommended for all non-pianist students

 

Class Piano I, II, III (offered each semester)

 

For students interested in music history electives (to help prepare for graduate school):

 

MUHL 153 Women in Opera (usually in spring semesters)

MUHL 154 Music of Non-Western Cultures (usually both semesters)

MUHL 156 American Music (usually fall semesters)

MUHL 263 Mozart (usually even-numbered fall semesters)

MUHL 362 Beethoven (usually odd-numbered fall semesters)

MUHL 368 History of Jazz (usually every fall semester)

 

For students interested in music theory/composition electives (to help prepare for graduate school):

 

MUTH 170 Introduction to MIDI Composition (every spring semester)

MUTH 369 Orchestration (even-numbered spring semesters)

MUTH 370 Electronic Music (every fall semester)

MUTH 483 Composition (odd-numbered spring semesters)

For composers, the following are recommended for gaining familiarity with various instruments:

MUPR 214 Class Woodwinds (odd-numbered spring semesters)

MUPR 223 Class Brass (even numbered spring semesters)

MUPR 225 Class Percussion (odd-numbered fall semesters)

MUPR 235 Class Strings (even-numbered fall semesters)

 

For students interested in performance electives (to help prepare for graduate school):

 

MUPR 347 Choral Conducting

MUPR 348 Instrumental Conducting

Additional private lessons and performing ensembles are recommended. Also, various small ensembles in addition to orchestra, concert band, jazz ensemble, and choirs:

MUPR 344 Instrumental Ensemble (for experience with chamber music)

MUPR 344F String Ensemble (for experience with chamber music)

 

 

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