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2017-2018 Academic Catalog
California State University, Stanislaus
   
 
  Dec 14, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Music - Bachelor of Music


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The Bachelor of Music is an intensive curriculum designed for students wishing to prepare for graduate study in music and for specific professional purposes. Degree majors include instrumental and choral music education (credential preparation), instrumental, vocal, and piano performance, composition, and jazz studies.

Requirements


1. Complete the University General Education requirements for a bachelor’s degree.


(51 units minimum)

Click here to view General Education requirements .

3. Complete the major course requirements.


(42-46 units)

No more than 8 units of CR-graded coursework from courses graded exclusively CR/NC may apply toward the major. Completion of a minor is not required.

Junior Year Requirement


Before advancing to senior-level applied study, all Bachelor of Music majors with an emphasis in piano, instrumental, or vocal performance must present a public solo recital consisting of approximately thirty minutes of literature. A faculty hearing of the recital material must occur no later than one month before the recital is to be presented. Students must have completed all the prerequisites to the major before presenting the junior recital or be currently enrolled in all remaining prerequisites during the semester in which the recital is presented.

Senior Year Requirement


The Bachelor of Music degree is a four-year course of study culminating in the presentation of a solo recital or the completion of a faculty-approved project. Following the junior qualifying examination at the final 2000-level jury, the faculty will recommend whether the student should pursue the Recital Track or the Project Track. Students must inform the faculty no later than the final 3000-level jury which track they wish to pursue.

  1. The Recital Track requires two semesters of applied study at the 4000-level and a public recital. The recital will be a presentation of literature demonstrating a mastery of performance practices related to several style periods. Performance and Jazz Studies majors will present a solo recital consisting of approximately 50 minutes of music. All other Bachelor of Music students following the Recital Track will present a recital consisting of approximately 25 minutes of music. The recital may include ensembles in which the student’s performing medium is featured. A faculty hearing of the recital material must occur no later than one month before the recital is to be presented. Students present a senior recital only when completing the coursework for the degree. This coursework includes all core courses for the degree as well as all upper-division requirements for the major. In all cases, faculty approval of the recital presentation is required for graduation. Students should register for MUS 4900 during the term in which the recital is completed.
  2. The Project Track requires completion of a creative or scholarly project and two semesters of applied study following completion of the required 3000-level. Students may fulfill the applied study requirement by enrolling in either the 3000- or 4000-level of applied study. The nature and scope of the project must be determined by the student and a faculty member qualified to supervise the study, and must be approved by the music faculty two semesters prior to completing the project. Students  should register for MUS 4900 during the term in which the project is completed.
  3. Students following the Composition major shall select the Project Track and complete a senior composition portfolio under the direction of a faculty member qualified to supervise the study, normally the studio composition faculty instructor. The nature and scope of the project must be determined by the student and faculty member and must be approved by the music faculty. Students should register for MUS 4900 during the term in which the portfolio is completed. Composition majors normally complete four semesters of upper-division applied studies in composition following the successful completion of the 2000-level of applied study and of the junior qualifying examination in their major performing medium (keyboard, instrumental, or vocal).

The Major


(42 units)

2. Areas of Study: Under the direction of the major adviser, complete one of the following major areas of study:


(25 units)

Piano Performance


(25 units)

B. Complete 1 unit of elective as approved by adviser.


(1 unit)

Instrumental Performance


(25 units)

B. Complete 2-4 units of electives as approved by adviser.


(2-4 units)

Vocal Performance


(25 units)

A. Complete the following:


(21 units)

B. Complete 4 units of electives as approved by adviser.


(4 units)

Music Education - Instrumental


(25 units)

Music Education - Choral


(25 units)

Composition


(25 units)

A. Complete the following:


(21 units)

B. Complete 4 units of electives as approved by adviser.


(4 units)

Jazz Performance


(25 units)

Unit Breakdown:


University General Education Requirements, 51 units

Required Prerequisites, 31 units

Major, 42 units

 

Total Required Units, 124 units

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