Bachelor of Music With a Major in Music Instrumental Track - Guitar (BM)

Hours Required

A minimum of 120 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
Required: 40 SCH of MUSI, MUAP and MUEN courses as follows:
MUAP 3105Junior Performance1
MUAP 4105Senior Performance1
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 3253Basic Conducting2
MUSI 3300Music History I3
MUSI 3301Music History II3
MUSI 3346Form and Analysis3
MUSI 3347Counterpoint3
MUSI 4260Instrumental Lit & Teach Tech2
MUSI 4351Undergraduate Research3
Select 16 SCH of MUAP, at least 10 of which must be in the same principal instrument with 8 SCH at the 3000 level.16
8 SCH of MUEN Guitar Ensemble, at least 4 of which must be at the 3000 level. 8
4 SCH of MUEN Chamber Ensemble, at least 2 of which must be at the 3000 level. 4
Advanced Fine Arts Electives: Select 10 SCH from 3000-4000 level MUAP, MUEN, MUSI, ARTS, THAR or DANC coursework with approval of music studies advisor.10
All lower-level Aural Training and Music Theory courses must be passed with a "C" or better. When enrolled in applied music lessons, students must be concurrently enrolled in both an assigned University ensemble and music convocation.
Other requirements: Must audition with full-time faculty of the music performance area. Must complete 6 semesters in the same principal area. Must pass piano proficiency exam. The junior recital and senior recital must be taken concurrently with the appropriate Major area applied lesson (MUAP 32xx).
Total Semester Credit Hours120

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
HIST 1301 The US to 1877 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
MUAP 1213 Appl Music Instr (with MUAP 1010) 2
MUEN 1133 Guitar Ensemble 1
MUSI 1116 Aural Training I 1
MUSI 1181 Piano Class I 1
MUSI 1211 Music Theory I 2
UNIV 1101 Learn a Global Context I 1
 Semester Credit Hours17
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 1117 Aural Training II 1
MUSI 1212 Music Theory II 2
UNIV 1402 Signature Course 4
 Semester Credit Hours17
PSCI 2305 American National Government 3
MUAP 1213 Appl Music Instr (with MUAP 1010) 2
MUEN 1133 Guitar Ensemble 1
MUSI 2181 Piano Class III 1
MUSI 2211 Music Theory III 2
MUSI 2116 Aural Training III 1
Life & Physical Science 3
Life & Physical Science Lab 1
Social/Behavioral Science 3
 Semester Credit Hours17
PSCI 2306 American State Government 3
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
Life & Physical Science 3
Language, Philosophy,& Culture 3
Creative Arts 3
 Semester Credit Hours19
MUAP 3213 Appl Music Instr (with MUAP 3010) 2
MUEN 1150 Chamber Music 1
MUEN 3133 Guitar Ensemble 1
MUSI 1302 Computer/Electronic Music 3
MUSI 3300 Music History I 3
Adv Fine Arts Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours13
MUAP 3213 Appl Music Instr (with MUAP 3010) 2
MUAP 3105 Junior Performance 1
MUEN 1150 Chamber Music 1
MUEN 3133 Guitar Ensemble 1
MUSI 3301 Music History II 3
MUSI 3253 Basic Conducting 2
Adv Fine Arts Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours13
MUAP 3213 Appl Music Instr (with MUAP 3010) 2
MUAP 4105 Senior Performance 1
MUEN 3133 Guitar Ensemble 1
MUEN 3150 Chamber Music 1
MUSI 3346 Form and Analysis 3
MUSI 4351 Undergraduate Research 3
Adv Fine Arts Elective 1
 Semester Credit Hours12
MUAP 3213 Appl Music Instr (with MUAP 3010) 2
MUAP 4005 Senior Performance  
MUEN - Adv Perf Music Ensemble 2
MUEN - Adv Perf Music Ensemble 1
MUSI - Music Pedagogy 1
MUSI - Adv Music Theory 3
Adv General Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours12
 Total Semester Credit Hours120

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

Some courses may require prerequisites not listed.