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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Music, BM


Program Coordinator: Rachel Copeland (A 119-B Fletcher Building; 252-328-4281; skibar@ecu.edu)

The bachelor of music in music degree has three concentrations - music therapy, music performance, and music theory-composition.

Minimum degree requirement is 128 s.h. as follows:

1. General education requirements including those listed below - 40 s.h.


(For information about courses that carry general education credit see General Education Program.)

a. Music therapy concentration


b. Music performance concentration (sacred music)


c. Music performance concentration (voice performance)


d. Music theory-composition concentration


3. Concentrations - 58 s.h.


(Choose one.) 

a. Music therapy concentration


 This curriculum has been approved by the American Music Therapy Association and completion confers eligibility to take the national certification examination given by the Certification Board for Music Therapists.

Performance groups - 7 s.h.


  • Minimum of 5 semesters large ensemble
  • Minimum of 2 semesters small ensemble

Music majors may count only two semester hours of the Marching Band Field Experience (MUSC 1706 , 1 s.h.) for large ensemble credit. Marching Band (MUSC 1705 , 2 s.h.) may not count toward large ensemble credit for music majors. Music majors taking more than 2 s.h. of MUSC 1706 or 1705 must sign a release form to be made available in the music office. The form will help clarify that hours above the required 2 s.h. of MUSC 1706 will not count as part of the music education degree plan at ECU, and that these extra hours may lead to additional hours on a student’s transcript before graduation.

Note:

Approval of student’s major applied instructor and ensemble directors is required for ensemble registration.

Applied music - 22 s.h.


(guitar, keyboard, percussion, strings or wind, voice)

Applied major - 14 s.h.

  • No more than 6 semesters of 1000-level applied and 3 semesters of 3000-level applied
  • Present a half senior recital
Applied minor - 8 s.h.

A student who is exempt from any applied minor courses specified must take other applied minor courses to complete the total required hours.

MUSC electives - 2 s.h.


b. Music performance concentration


Jazz studies, instrumental


Applied major - 20 s.h.

  • 8 s.h. applied major (traditional)
  • 12 s.h. applied jazz major
  • Present a half senior recital
Performance groups - 10 s.h.

Note:

Approval of student’s major applied instructor and ensemble directors is required for ensemble registration.

Note:

Approval of student’s major applied instructor and ensemble directors is required for ensemble registration.

MUSC electives - 2 s.h.


Jazz studies, vocal


Applied major - 17 s.h.

  • 6 s.h. applied major (traditional)
  • 11 s.h. applied jazz major
  • Present a half senior recital
Performance groups - 12 s.h.

Note:

Approval of student’s major applied instructor and ensemble directors is required for ensemble registration.

Note:

Approval of student’s major applied instructor and ensemble directors is required for ensemble registration.

MUSC electives - 2 s.h.


Percussion performance


Applied major - 24 s.h.

  • No more than 6 semesters of 1000-level applied and 4 semesters of 3000-level applied 
Performance groups - 12 s.h.

  • Minimum of 8 semesters large ensemble
  • Music majors may count only two semester hours of Marching Band Field Experience (MUSC 1706 , 1 s.h.) for large ensemble credit. Marching Band (MUSC 1705 , 2 s.h.) may not count toward large ensemble credit for music majors. Music majors taking more than 2 s.h. of MUSC 1706  or MUSC 1705  must sign a release form to be made available in the music office. The form will help clarify that hours above the required 2 s.h. of MUSC 1706  will not count as part of the Music Education degree plan at ECU, and that these extra hours may lead to additional hours on a student’s transcript before graduation. Minimum of four semesters of small ensemble. 
Note:

Approval of student’s major applied instructor and ensemble directors is required for ensemble registration.

Music history and literature electives - 6 s.h

MUSC electives - 4 s.h.

Free electives - 5 s.h.

Piano performance


Applied major - 24 s.h.

  • No more than 6 semesters of 1000-level applied and 4 semesters of 3000-level applied
  • Present a full junior recital and full senior recital
Applied minor - 2 s.h.

  • 2 s.h. minor applied
Performance groups - 10 s.h.

  • Minimum of 4 semesters large ensemble
  • 6 s.h. accompanying and/or chamber music
Note:

Approval of student’s major applied instructor and ensemble directors is required for ensemble registration.

MUSC electives - 5 s.h.

Free electives - 5 s.h.

Sacred music, organ


Applied major - 16 s.h.

  • No more than 6 semesters of 1000-level applied and 4 semesters of 3000-level applied
  • Organ–present a full senior recital
Performance groups - 8 s.h.

  • Minimum of 4 semesters large choral ensemble
  • Minimum of 2 semesters accompanying 
Note:

Approval of student’s major applied instructor and ensemble directors is required for ensemble registration.

MUSC electives - 2 s.h.

Free electives - 3 s.h.

Sacred music, vocal


Applied major - 16 s.h.

  • No more than 6 semesters of 1000-level applied and 4 semesters of 3000-level applied
  • Voice–present a full senior recital
Note:

Note: A piano skills proficiency exam will be given no later than the end of the fifth semester; students found to be in need of further piano study must enroll in additional applied piano until they pass the proficiency exam.

Performance groups - 8 s.h.

  • Minimum of 4 semesters large choral ensemble
  • Minimum of 4 semesters small ensemble 
Note:

Approval of student’s major applied instructor and ensemble directors is required for ensemble registration.

MUSC electives - 2 s.h.

Free electives - 6 s.h.

String performance


Applied major - 24 s.h.

  • No more than 6 semesters of 1000-level applied and 4 semesters of 3000-level applied
  • Present at least a half junior recital and full senior recital
Applied minor - 6 s.h.

Performance groups - 12 s.h.

  • Minimum of 8 semesters large ensemble
  • Minimum of 4 semesters of MUSC 1805 

Performance groups for guitar majors: 

  • Minimum of 8 semesters of MUSC 1805  and 4 semesters of large ensemble
Note:

Approval of student’s major applied instructor and ensemble directors is required for ensemble registration.

Music history and literature electives - 6 s.h.

MUSC electives - 2 s.h.

Free electives - 5 s.h.

Voice performance


Applied major - 16 s.h.

  • No more than 6 semesters of 1000-level applied and 4 semesters of 3000-level applied
  • Present a half junior recital and a full senior recital
Applied minor - 2 s.h.

  • 2 s.h. minor applied piano
  • Students are required to pass a departmental piano proficiency examination. In preparation for the exam, students must enroll in MUSC 1305 , MUSC 1315  (Functional piano for singers) for 2 semesters. Students desiring further preparation may take piano minor, piano accompanying, MUSC 1105 , MUSC 1115 , MUSC 2105 , and/or MUSC 2115  for no credit. 
Performance groups - 10 s.h.

  • Minimum of 8 semesters large choral ensemble
  • Minimum of 2 semesters of opera workshop or theatre 
Note:

Approval of student’s major applied instructor and ensemble directors is required for ensemble registration.

Foreign language and diction - 21 s.h.

Voice pedagogy - 3 s.h.

MUSC electives - 2 s.h.

Wind performance


Applied major - 24 s.h.

  • No more than 6 semesters of 1000-level applied and 4 semesters of 3000-level applied
  • Present at half junior recital and full senior recital 
Performance groups - 12 s.h.

  • Minimum of 8 semesters large ensemble
  • Music majors may count only two semester hours of Marching Band Field Experience (MUSC 1706 , 1 s.h.) for large ensemble credit. Marching Band (MUSC 1705 , 2 s.h.) may not count toward large ensemble credit for music majors. Music majors taking more than 2 s.h. of MUSC 1706  or MUSC 1705  must sign a release form to be made available in the music office and in the SOM Undergraduate Handbook. The form will help clarify that hours above the required 2 s.h. of MUSC 1706  will not count as part of the Music Education degree plan at ECU, and that these extra hours may lead to additional hours on a student’s transcript before graduation. Minimum of four semesters small ensemble. 
Note:

Approval of student’s major applied instructor and ensemble directors is required for ensemble registration.

Music history and literature electives - 6 s.h.

MUSC electives - 2 s.h.

Free electives - 7 s.h.

c. Music theory-composition concentration


Applied major - 14 s.h.


  • No more than 6 semesters of 1000-level applied and 4 semesters of 3000-level applied
  • Present half senior recital
     

Applied minor - 2-6 s.h.


Performance groups - 6 s.h.


  • Minimum of 4 semesters large ensemble
  • Music majors may count only two semester hours of Marching Band Field Experience (MUSC 1705 , 1 s.h.) for large ensemble credit. Marching Band (MUSC 1705 , 2 s.h.) may not count toward large ensemble credit for music majors. Music majors taking more than 2 s.h. of MUSC 1706 or 1705 must sign a release form to be made available in the music office and in the SOM Undergraduate Handbook. The form will help clarify that hours above the required 2 s.h. of MUSC 1706 will not count as part of the music education degree plan at ECU, and that these extra hours may lead to additional hours on a student’s transcript before graduation.

Note:


Approval of student’s major applied instructor and ensemble directors is required for ensemble registration.

Theory-composition, theory emphasis


Advanced theory - 11 s.h.


Music history and literature electives - 6 s.h.


MUSC electives - 6 s.h.


Free electives - 5 s.h. (9 s.h. for keyboard majors)


Theory-composition, composition emphasis


Note: A full recital of the student’s compositions, approved by the theory, composition, and musicology faculty, must be presented at the end of the senior year.

Composition (Choose one option.)


Note: A full recital of the student’s compositions, approved by the theory, composition, and musicology faculty, must be presented at the end of the senior year.

Music history and literature - 6 s.h.


MUSC electives - 2 s.h.


Free electives - 2 s.h. (6 s.h. for keyboard majors)


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