Bachelor of Music with a Major in Music with All Level Certification Instrumental Track - Guitar (BM)

Hours Required

A minimum of 131 semester credit hours (SCH): 45 hours must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements as specified in the "Requirements for Graduation" section of this catalog.

[University Core Curriculum]
Select 42 SCH as outlined in the suggested plans and as specified in the "Requirements for Graduation"42
Select 63 SCH of MUSI, MUAP and MUEN courses as follows:
12 SCH of MUAP with at least 6 SCH upper division in primary instrument.12
MUAP 4105Senior Performance1
7 SCH of MUEN Guitar Ensemble, at least 3 SCH of which must be at the 3000 level.7
38 SCH of MUSI to include:
MUSI 1116Aural Training I1
MUSI 1117Aural Training II1
MUSI 1181Piano Class I1
MUSI 1182Piano Class II1
MUSI 1211Music Theory I2
MUSI 1212Music Theory II2
MUSI 1302Computer/Electronic Music3
MUSI 2116Aural Training III1
MUSI 2117Aural Training IV1
MUSI 2181Piano Class III1
MUSI 2182Piano Class IV: Music Maj/Min1
MUSI 2211Music Theory III2
MUSI 2212Music Theory IV2
MUSI 3201Score Arranging2
MUSI 3253Basic Conducting2
MUSI 3254Advanced Conducting2
MUSI 3300Music History I3
MUSI 3301Music History II3
MUSI 3346Form and Analysis3
MUSI 3133Elementary Music1
MUSI 3183Voice Methods1
MUSI 4233Secondary Music2
Select 3 SCH from:3
Marching Band Methods
Woodwind Methods
Percussion Methods
String Methods
MUSI 4260Instrumental Lit & Teach Tech2
When enrolled in applied music lessons, students must be concurrently enrolled in both an assigned University ensemble and MUAP 1010/3010.
Professional Education Core
Select 26 SCH from:
EDCI 1102Intro to Teaching Profession1
EDCI 2210Foundations of Education2
EDCI 3224Teaching in Diverse Settings2
EDCI 3302Teaching Eng Lang Learners3
EDCI 3315Impl Eff Inst Strat Div Lrnrs3
EDCI 4310Engaging Learners3
EDRD 3320Content Reading3
EDSE 4350Inc Pract Ch&Yth W/Disablts3
MUSI 4693Music Student Teaching6
Other requirements: Must pass the piano proficiency exam, and must audition with a full-time faculty of the major music performance area. The senior recital must be taken concurrently with the appropriate Major area applied lesson (MUAP 32xx).
Total Semester Credit Hours131

Music Ensemble Participation and Requirements

  1. All music majors taking an applied lesson (MUAP 1213/MUAP 3213) must enroll, participate and receive a passing grade in a major ensemble every semester except when enrolled in MUSI 4693, Music Student Teaching.
  2. Major ensemble requirements must be satisfied in the following ways:
    • A student in any instrumental music degree program whose major is a woodwind, brass, or percussion instrument must register for MUEN 1140/MUEN 3140 – Band and/or MUEN 1143/MUEN 3143 – Orchestra as assigned by the instrumental ensemble directors and the applied music teacher based on auditions as required.
    • A student in any instrumental degree program whose major instrument is an orchestral stringed instrument  must register for MUEN 1143/MUEN 3143 – Orchestra.
    • A student in any vocal/choral/general music degree program must register for MUEN 1130/MUEN 3130 – Chorale as assigned by the choral ensemble director and the applied music teacher, based on auditions.
    • Guitarists in an instrumental music degree must register for MUEN 1133/MUEN 3133 – Guitar Ensemble to fulfill the ensemble requirement.
    • Pianists in an instrumental degree must enroll in a Major Ensemble (Chorale/Band/Orchestra/Guitar Ensemble) based on their vocal or instrumental strengths and the needs of the ensemble. Approval of Ensemble Director is required.
  3. Enrollment in additional ensembles including mariachi, Jazz, and Chamber Music is highly recommended.
  4. Exceptions to these requirements will be made only with the approval the student’s applied music teacher, the Director of Music Programs, the Department Chair and the appropriate ensemble director. A record of such exception must be presented to the Office of the Registrar to ensure ensemble requirements are met for graduation purposes.

Following is a suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their advisor each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment; responsible for reviewing the Program of Study Requirements; responsible for meeting all course prerequisites; and must meet foreign language and writing intensive course requirements for graduation. See Academic Regulations-Undergraduate online.

Plan of Study Grid
FallSemester Credit Hours
ENGL 1301 English Composition I 3
EDCI 1102 Intro to Teaching Profession 1
HIST 1301 The US to 1877 3
MUAP 1213 Appl Music Instr (with MUAP 1010) 2
MUEN 1133 Guitar Ensemble 1
MUSI 1181 Piano Class I 1
MUSI 1211 Music Theory I 2
MUSI 1116 Aural Training I 1
UNIV 1101 Learn a Global Context I 1
Creative Arts 3
 Semester Credit Hours18
ENGL 1302 English Composition II 3
HIST 1302 The US Since 1877 3
MUAP 1213 Appl Music Instr (with MUAP 1010) 2
MUEN 1133 Guitar Ensemble 1
MUSI 1182 Piano Class II 1
MUSI 1212 Music Theory II 2
MUSI 1117 Aural Training II 1
UNIV 1402 Signature Course 4
 Semester Credit Hours17
EDCI 2210 Foundations of Education 2
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
MUEN 1133 Guitar Ensemble 1
MUSI 2181 Piano Class III 1
MUSI 2116 Aural Training III 1
MUSI 2211 Music Theory III 2
PSCI 2305 American National Government 3
Life & Physical Science 3
Life & Physical Science Lab 1
 Semester Credit Hours17
EDCI 3224 Teaching in Diverse Settings 2
MUAP 1213 Appl Music Instr (with MUAP 1010) 2
MUEN 1133 Guitar Ensemble 1
MUSI 2182 Piano Class IV: Music Maj/Min 1
MUSI 2117 Aural Training IV 1
MUSI 2212 Music Theory IV 2
Social/Behavioral Science 3
Life & Physical Science 3
Language, Philosophy, & Culture 3
 Semester Credit Hours18
EDCI 3302 Teaching Eng Lang Learners 3
MUAP 3213 Appl Music Instr (with MUAP 3010) 2
MUEN 3133 Guitar Ensemble 1
MUSI 1302 Computer/Electronic Music 3
MUSI 3133 Elementary Music 1
MUSI 3253 Basic Conducting 2
MUSI 3300 Music History I 3
PSCI 2306 American State Government 3
 Semester Credit Hours18
EDRD 3320 Content Reading 3
MUAP 3213 Appl Music Instr (with MUAP 3010) 2
MUEN 3133 Guitar Ensemble 1
MUSI 3183 Voice Methods 1
MUSI 3346 Form and Analysis 3
MUSI 4260 Instrumental Lit & Teach Tech 2
MUSI 4233 Secondary Music 2
MUSI - Addtl Pedagogy 1
 Semester Credit Hours15
EDCI 3315 Impl Eff Inst Strat Div Lrnrs 3
EDCI 4310 Engaging Learners 3
MUAP 3213 Appl Music Instr (with MUAP 3010) 2
MUEN 3133 Guitar Ensemble 1
MUSI 3301 Music History II 3
MUSI - Addtl Pedagogy 1
MUSI 3254 Advanced Conducting 2
MUAP 4105 Senior Performance 1
 Semester Credit Hours16
EDSE 4350 Inc Pract Ch&Yth W/Disablts 3
MUSI 3201 Score Arranging 2
MUSI 4693 Music Student Teaching 6
MUSI - Addtl Pedagogy 1
 Semester Credit Hours12
 Total Semester Credit Hours131

Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester.

Some courses may require prerequisites not listed.