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Music Major - B.Mus


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Music Major - Bachelor in Music (B.Mus)

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Accreditation

Institution - Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities www.nwccu.org

Program - National Association of Schools of Music nasm.arts-accredit.org/

Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from the UNLV Department of Music with a Bachelor of Arts degree will:

  1. perform in one primary performance medium, at a level appropriate for the area of specialization, with sufficient technical and musical skills requisite for artistic self-expression;
  2. demonstrate broad working knowledge of the solo repertoire for their primary performance medium, at a level appropriate for the area of specialization, and display essential skills to interpret a range of styles within that repertoire;
  3. perform in solo and ensemble (large and small) settings at a level appropriate for the area of specialization, with sufficient technical and musical skills requisite for artistic self-expression;
  4. read solo and ensemble (large and small) literature at sight with fluency demonstrating both general musicianship and, in the primary performance medium, a skill level relevant to professional standards appropriate for the area of concentration;
  5. demonstrate in written, verbal, aural, and visual methods knowledge of styles, composers, genres, forms and processes of Western European art music through present time, including contributions to this tradition made by composers of both genders and multicultural societies;
  6. demonstrate knowledge of the principles of harmony, musical form, and compositional process, and the ability to use this knowledge in written, verbal, aural, and visual analyses;
  7. demonstrate fluency in written fundamentals and aural comprehension of music theory (including aural dictation);
  8. utilize the piano for personal music study and instruction;
  9. synthesize performance, historical, stylistic, analytical, and technological information to solve artistic problems and form musical interpretations, and convincingly communicate these solutions and interpretations in written, verbal, aural, and visual methods.
  10. develop and plan for instruction in P-12 settings (Music Education Only)
  11. facilitate the technical development and artistic growth of students’ musical skills through appropriate pedagogical techniques and methodologies (Music Education Only).

University Graduation Requirements

Music Major - Bachelor of Music


Music Degree Requirements - Total: 120 Credits


General Education Requirements - Subtotal: 37-40


First-Year Seminar - Credits: 2-3


English Composition - Credits: 6


Second-Year Seminar - Credits: 3


Mathematics - Credits: 3


Distribution Requirement: Credits: 19


 Please see Distribution Requirements for more information.

  • Humanities and Fine Arts
    • Automatically satisfied by Major requirement
  • Social Science: 9 Credits 
  • Life and Physical Sciences and Analytical Thinking: 10 Credits

Multicultural and International


Music History Elective - Credits: 3


Total Credits: 120-123


Notes


  1. Students must complete  ,  ,  , and   or show proficiency.
  2. Optional Jazz Emphasis — MUS 251 ,   ,  . May use three credits of  ,   to fulfill ensemble requirement. 19 credits.
  3. Composition majors must fulfill Theory/Musicianship courses (  ,  ,  ,  ,  ,  ,   and  ) with a minimum grade of B-.

Composition/Piano Concentration


Music Applied for non-majors Elective - Credits: 3


Music History Elective - Credits: 3


Total Credits: 120-123


Notes:


  1. Students must complete    , and   or show proficiency.
  2. Optional Jazz Emphasis - MUS 251   ,  . May use three credits of  ,   to fulfill ensemble requirement. 19 credits.
  3. Composition majors must fulfill Theory/Musicianship courses ( ,  ,  ,  ,   ,  ,   ,   ) with a minimum grade of B-.

 

Music Major - Composition/Vocal Concentration


Music History Elective - Credits: 3


Total Credits: 120-123


Notes:


  1.  Students must complete  ,     or show proficiency.
  2.  Optional Jazz Emphasis —  ,  ,  ,  ,  . May use three credits of   , to fulfill ensemble requirement. 17 credits.
  3. Composition majors must fulfill Theory/Musicianship courses (  ,  ,  ,  ,  ,  ,   and  ) with a minimum grade of B-.

Music Major - Jazz Studies/Composition


Major Requirements - B.Mus in Music - Jazz Studies/Compostion - Subtotal: 83 Credits


Total Credits: 120-123


Jazz Studies/Performance


Major Requirement - B.Mus in Music - Jazz Studies/Performance Concentration - Subtotal: 83 Credits


Total Credits: 120


Music Education/Instrumental Concentration


Multicultural and International


Instrumental Requirements - Credits: 53


Total Credits: 144-147


Notes:


  1. Every student must pass MUS 167 Piano Proficiency before registering for MUS 398 and student teaching.
  2. In order to teach, students must have an overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 or higher and no grade below C, passing scores on the PPST, completion of all professional course requirements and complete the required fingerprinting.

Music Education/Piano Concentration


Multicultural and International


Guitar and Piano students take the following:


Students whose primary instrument is guitar or piano must choose either the vocal or instrumental music education track. The following curriculum applies:

Music Education Instrumental Requirements: 37-42


Total Credits: 128-136


Notes:


  1. Every student must pass   before registering for   and student teaching.
  2. In order to teach, students must have an overall grade point average (GPA) 2.75 or higher and no grade below C, passing scores on the PPST, completion of all professional course requirements and complete the required fingerprinting.

Music Major - Music Education/Vocal Concentration


Multicultural and International


Vocal Requirements - Credits: 56


Total Credits: 147-150


Notes:


  1. In order to teach, students must have an overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 or higher and no grade below C, passing scores on the PPST, completion of all professional course requirements and complete the required fingerprinting.

Performance/Instrumental


Music History Elective - Credits: 3


Music Business Elective - Credits: 2-3


Music Electives - Credits: 6


Other Electives - Credits: 3


Total Credits: 120-123


Notes:


  1. Students must complete  ,  ,   and   or show proficiency.
  2. Optional Jazz Emphasis MUS 251  MUS 345 ,  . May use three credits of  /  to fulfill ensemble requirement. 13 credits.

Performance/Piano


Music History Elective - Credits: 3


Music Business Elective - Credits: 2-3


Other Electives - Credits: 10


Total Credits: 120


Notes:


  1. Students must complete  ,  ,   and  , or show proficiency.
  2. Optional Jazz Emphasis -  ,  ,  ,  ,  . May use three credits of  /  to fulfill ensemble requirement. 17 credits.

Performance/Vocal


Music History Elective - Credits: 3


FREN 113, GER 113, or ITAL 113 - Credits: 3


(1 semester of a different foreign language than above)

Total Credits: 120


Notes:


  1. Optional Jazz Emphasis MUS 251   ,  . May use three credits of  /  to fulfill ensemble requirement. 13 credits.
  2. Students must complete  ,  ,   and   or show proficiency.

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