Major Requirements - Music

These requirements will apply to students enrolling at AU in the 2018-2019 academic year. Current students can find the requirements that apply to them by consulting the relevant academic catalog.

Total Music Major Requirements: 49 semester hours

Required Music Courses:
MUS1070 Recital Attendance (0) (P/F for all semesters enrolled)
MUS2600 Musicianship I (4)
MUS2610 Musicianship II (4)
MUS2620 Musicianship III (4)
MUS2630 Musicianship IV (4)
MUS3400 Conducting (2)
MUS3410 Music History I (4)
MUS3450 Music History II (4)
MUS3510 Music History III (4)
MUS4100/4300 Vocal/Keyboard Pedagogy (2)
MUS4990 Recital/Senior Capstone (1) 

8 semester hours of Ensemble (1 each) (Ensemble must be approved by Music Department faculty)

7 semester hours of Applied Music Courses (see course descriptions)

Pianists must take one semester of Choral Ensemble and MUS2300 Accompanying (1). Vocalists must take two semesters of Applied Piano Study (.5 hours each) or placement by instructor permission. 

Music lessons: For courses in the list below, applied music study is offered in the form of a weekly individual lesson for either .5 semester hour for one 30-minute lesson or 1.0 semester hour for one 60-minute lesson (except where noted). A final jury examination is required. Applied lessons may require attendance at studio classes and/or live concerts, some of which may be off-campus and/or evenings with additional ticket charges. Instructor or department chair approval is required for a student to confirm their registration in lessons.

MUS1410 Beginning Classical Guitar (.5 semester hours only)
MUS2200 Applied Piano for Non-Majors
MUS2030 Applied Voice for Non-Majors
MUS2230 Applied Woodwinds
MUS2240 Applied Brass
MUS2250 Applied Strings
MUS2260 Applied Classical Guitar
MUS2270 Applied Organ
MUS3030 Intermediate Applied Voice
MUS3200 Intermediate Applied Piano
MUS4030 Advanced Applied Voice
MUS4200 Advanced Applied Piano 

Recommended Electives:
MUS2100 Diction for Singers I (2)
MUS2110 Diction for Singers II (2)
MUS3130 Vocal Literature (2)
MUS3330 Keyboard Literature (2)
MUS3500 Applied Conducting (1)
MUS4400 Audio Recording and the Business of Music (2)
MUS1930 Additional ensembles - Opera Workshop, Chamber Choir, AU Band