Jan 24, 2021  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Baccalaureate Degree Requirements Advising Sheet

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.

Program Learning Outcomes


  1. Students will perform on a principal instrument/voice at a level appropriate to their degree program or concentration, and apply this skill in both large and small ensemble situations.
  2. Students will demonstrate technological literacy throughout the curriculum.
  3. Students will demonstrate understanding of theoretical and formal principles of music through coursework that emphasizes composition, analysis, and improvisation.
  4. Students will demonstrate proficiency in aural and keyboard skills.
  5. Students will demonstrate understanding of the development of world music and the historical foundations of European and American styles.
  6. Students will show integration of curricular goals through capstone performances and/or projects.

Requirements


1. Complete the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements.


A student must comply with all University regulations and satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Units and Residency  (minimum of 120 units: 40 units of upper division coursework and 30 semester units at Stanislaus State. At least 24 of these 30 units must be earned in upper-division courses, at least 12 must be in the major, and at least 9 must be applicable to General Education-Breadth requirements)
  2. Grade Point Average  (minimum grade point average of 2.0 (C) or better)
  3. General Education  (minimum of 49 units)
  4. Upper Division Writing Proficiency  (minimum of 3 units)
    - Writing Proficiency (WP) Course (may double count in the major)
  5. United States Constitution and California State and Local Government  (minimum of 3 units)
  6. Multicultural Requirement  (minimum of 3 units) (may double count with General Education requirements or in the major)

Subsequently all students must submit an application for graduation and receive approval from the major advisor, department chair, and Director of Academic Advising. For more information see the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements .

a. Two units from one of the following applied studies:


b. A total of 4 semesters selected from the following ensembles:


c. Two units from one of the following applied studies:


3. Complete the Major.


(42 units)

Students must complete the forty-two (42) units in the major, a Junior Year public solo recital (as applicable by area of study), and a Senior Year recital or project. 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 area of study 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 area of study 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)

1. Core


(15-17 units)

Complete the following courses:

A. Total of 4 semesters selected from the following ensembles:


2. Areas of Study


Under the direction of the major adviser, complete one of the major areas of study: Piano Performance, Intrumental Performance, Vocal Performance, Music Education - Instrumental or Choral, Composition, or Jazz Performance.

Piano Performance


(25 units)

A. Complete the following:

(24 units)

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

(1 unit)

Instrumental Performance


(25 units)

A. Complete the following:

(21-23 units)

i.

According to the major performing medium, one course from:

ii.

A total of 2 semesters from the following ensembles:

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


(27 units)

Music Education - Choral


(27 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)

Complete the following:

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