Recommended Academic Plan for Bachelor of Music, Strings, Winds, Brass and Percussion Instruments Option (MUSBM at University Park only) (125 credits minimum)

Effective SPRING 2011 (last Senate update)

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
MUSIC 129S First-Year Performance SeminarNotes for: MUSIC 129S

MUSIC 129S

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Secondary InstrumentNotes for: Secondary Instrument

Secondary Instrument

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1
MUSIC 121 Basic Musicianship INotes for: MUSIC 121

MUSIC 121

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1
MUSIC 131 Music Theory INotes for: MUSIC 131

MUSIC 131

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
2
Music ensemble from approved listNotes for: Music ensemble

Music ensemble

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1
Social/Behavioral Sciences (GS)

Social/Behavioral Sciences (GS)

3
Natural Science (GN)

Natural Science (GN)

3
Total credits 14

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
Applied: Performance (18-J)Notes for: Performance (18-J)

Performance (18-J)

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
MUSIC 122 Basic Musicianship IINotes for: MUSIC 122

MUSIC 122

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1
MUSIC 132 Music Theory IINotes for: MUSIC 132

MUSIC 132

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
2
MUSIC 162 (IL) Introduction to Music History Notes for: MUSIC 162

MUSIC 162

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
2
Music ensemble from approved listNotes for: Music ensemble

Music ensemble

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1
Secondary InstrumentNotes for: Secondary Instrument

Secondary Instrument

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1
3
Social/Behavioral Sciences (GS)

Social/Behavioral Sciences (GS)

3
Total credits 16

Semester 3

Course DetailsCredits
Applied: Performance (23-J)Notes for: Performance (23-J)

Performance (23-J)

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Secondary InstrumentNotes for: Secondary Instrument

Secondary Instrument

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1
MUSIC 221 Basic Musicianship IIINotes for: MUSIC 221

MUSIC 221

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1
MUSIC 231 Music Theory IIINotes for: MUSIC 231

MUSIC 231

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
2
*MUSIC 261 (GA;IL) Survey of Music History INotes for: MUSIC 261

MUSIC 261

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Music ensemble from approved listNotes for: Music ensemble

Music ensemble

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1
CAS 100 (GWS) Effective Speech

CAS 100 (GWS)

3
INART 258A Fundamentals of Digital Audio (3)Notes for: INART 258A

INART 258A

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or INART 258B Fundamentals of Digital Audio (1)Notes for: INART 258B

INART 258B

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1-3
Total credits 15-17

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
Applied: Performance (28-J)Notes for: Performance (28-J)

Performance (28-J)

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Secondary InstrumentNotes for: Secondary Instrument

Secondary Instrument

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1
MUSIC 222 Basic Musicianship IVNotes for: MUSIC 222

MUSIC 222

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1
*MUSIC 262 (IL) Survey of Music History IINotes for: MUSIC 262

MUSIC 262

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
MUSIC 331 Tonal AnalysisNotes for: MUSIC 331

MUSIC 331

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
2
Music ensemble from approved listNotes for: Music ensemble

Music ensemble

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

1.5
Quantification (GQ)

Quantification (GQ)

3
Total credits 15.5

Semester 5

Course DetailsCredits
Applied: Performance (33-J)Notes for: Performance (33-J)

Performance (33-J)

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
MUSIC 332 Analysis of Twentieth Century MusicNotes for: MUSIC 332

MUSIC 332

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
2
++Music History of Literature ElectiveNotes for: Music History or Literature Elective

Music History or Literature Elective

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Music ensemble from approved list

Music ensemble

1
Quantification (GQ)

Quantification (GQ)

3
Pedagogy

Pedagogy

1
MUSIC 266 Basic ConductingNotes for: MUSIC 266

MUSIC 266

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1
Total credits 14

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
Applied: Performance (38-J)Notes for: Performance (38-J)

Performance (38-J)

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
MUSIC 461W Studies in Music History: Antiquity to 1600Notes for: Music History or Literature Elective

Music History or Literature Elective

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or MUSIC 462W Studies in Music History: 1550-1750Notes for: Music History or Literature Elective

Music History or Literature Elective

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or MUSIC 463W Studies in Music History: 1700-1900Notes for: Music History Selection

Music History Selection

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or MUSIC 464W Studies in Music History: 1850-PresentNotes for: Music History Selection

Music History Selection

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Elective

Elective

2
Music ensemble from approved list

Music ensemble

1
Music Elective

Music Elective

4
ENGLISH 202 (GWS) Effective Writing

ENGL 202 (GWS)

3
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

1.5
Total credits 17.5

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
Applied: Performance (43-J)Notes for: Performance (43-J)

Performance (43-J)

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
#Theory Elective

Theory Elective

2
^^Supp./Rel. Course

Supp./Rel. Course

2
Music ensemble from approved list

Music ensemble

1
Electives

Electives

2
Humanities (GH) (US)

Humanities (GH) (US)

3
Natural Science (GN)

Natural Science (GN)

3
Total credits 16

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
Applied: Performance (48-J)Notes for: Peformance (48-J)

Peformance (48-J)

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
MUSIC 101 Music Common HourNotes for: MUSIC 101

MUSIC 101

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1
^^Supp./Rel. Course

Supp./Rel. Course

3
Music ensemble from approved list

Music ensemble

1
Electives

Electives

1-3
Humanities (GH) (US)

Humanities (GH) (US)

3
Natural Sciences (GN)

Natural Sciences (GN)

3
Total credits 15-17

Additional Notes

Total minimum requirements:  125 credits

  • GWS, GHA, GQ, GN, GA, GH, and GS are codes used to identify General Education requirements.
  • US, IL, and US;IL are codes used to designate courses that satisfy University United States/International Cultures requirements.
  • W is the code used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

Program Notes:  

*General Education Arts credits by petition.  Counting these credits as GA does not reduce the minimum credits required for the degree.

Piano proficiency:  All students must enroll in appropriate piano courses (class piano or private instruction), beginning with the first semester and continuing until the piano proficiency is passed.

*Semester 4:  submit application for admission to BM

# Music 181 or 182, 267, 336, 422, 431, 438, 471, 472

Four credits of a secondary instrument are required, with a minimum of two credits on one instrument.  Class piano may count as a secondary instrument.

+Effective Fall 2012, all incoming Schreyer Honors College freshmen at University Park will take ENGL/CAS 137H in the fall semester and ENGL/CAS 138T in the spring semester. These courses carry GWS designation and replace both ENGL 030 and CAS 100. Each course is 3 credits. At the discretion of the college, ENGL/CAS 138T satisfies the first-year seminar requirement.

++ Special topics course taught by music history/theory faculty or an additional 461W-464W course.

^^ See the Degree Checklist for appropriate Supporting and Related Courses.

Change of Major Requirements:  A minimum grade point average of 2.0 and an audition are required. 

Audition Requirements:  www.music.psu.edu/prospective/ugapply.html.
Additional credits may be required in keyboarding until a student passes the required piano proficiency. For advising information, go to the School of Music Web site and download the handbook www.music.psu.edu/current/handbooks.html.

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# Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.
* Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
† Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.

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