Course Requirements

All students in the School of Music are required to enroll in the following music courses:

Musicianship  (36 credits)

Additional Courses

Applied Music 

Students may enroll in a maximum of 4 credits of applied study per quarter, with a maximum of 48 credits total. The requirements for applied study vary by degree program:

  • BM in performance, 48 credits
  • BM in jazz studies, 30 credits
  • BM in composition, 24 credits
  • BM in music education, 24 credits
  • BM in performing arts management, 24 credits
  • BA in music, 16 credits
  • BS in sound recording technology, 12 credits

Except performance majors, students may enroll in additional applied credits, which will count towards music electives.

Modern Language Option

If a music student wishes to study a modern language for a three-course sequence (12 credits), one quarter of language study (4 credits) may be used to replace a course requirement in Arts and Literature, Philosophical Inquiry, or Religious Dimensions. The remaining two quarters of language (8 credits) will be applied towards free electives.