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BACHELOR OF MUSIC: GUITAR PERFORMANCE

Faculty: Denman

General Education Requirements: 40 credit hrs
Music Major Requirements: 84 credit hrs

FIRST YEAR
First semester: 11 hrs

MUS 1112 Theory I 2
MUS 1122 Aural Skills I 2
MUS 1133 Music and the Human Experience 3
AMI 1372 Guitar 2
AMA 1571 Class Piano I 1
Major Ensemble* 1

Second semester: 9 hrs
MUS 1212 Theory II 2
MUS 1222 Aural Skills II 2
MUS 1241 Guitar Improvisation 1
AMI 1472 Guitar 2
AMA 1671 Class Piano II 1
Major Ensemble 1

SECOND YEAR
First semester: 9 hrs

MUS 2112 Theory III 2
MUS 2122 Aural Skills III 2
MUS 1241 Guitar Improvisation 1
AMI 1372 Guitar 2
AMA 1771 Class Piano III 1
Major Ensemble 1

Second semester: 9 hrs
MUS 2212 Theory IV 2
MUS 2222 Aural Skills IV 2
MUS 1241 Guitar Improvisation 1
AMI 1472 Guitar 2
AMA 1871 Class Piano IV 1
Major Ensemble 1

THIRD YEAR
First semester: 13 hrs

MUS 3123 History of Music I 3
MUS 3113 Orchestration 3
MUS 3142 Conducting Fundamentals 2
MUED 3932 Guitar Pedagogy 2
AMI 1372 Guitar 2
Major Ensemble 1

Second semester: 11 hrs
MUS 3223 History of Music II 3
MUS 3442 Conducting—Vocal or
MUS 3242 Conducting—Instrumental 2
AMI 1472 Guitar 2
MUS 2242 Jazz Improvisation I 2
Major Ensemble 1
Junior Recital 1

FOURTH YEAR
First semester: 12 hrs

MUS 4313 Composition I 3
MUS 4113 Form and Analysis 3
MUS 4123 History of Twentieth-Century Music 3
AMI 1372 Guitar 2
Major Ensemble 1

Second semester: 10 hrs
MUS 4413 Eighteenth-Century Counterpoint 3
MUS 4923 Guitar Literature Seminar 3
AMI 1472 Guitar 2
Major Ensemble 1
Senior Recital 1

Piano proficiency—Required
Junior recital level—7A
Graduation level—8B

*For guitar majors, the major ensemble requirement is defined as: two semesters of a major ensemble, four semesters of Guitar Ensemble, and two semesters of Jazz Combo, major ensemble, or Guitar Ensemble. The major ensemble for guitar majors is Wind Philharmonic, Symphony Orchestra, Ad Astra Women’s Chorus, Men’s Chorus, Chamber Singers, University Singers, or Jazz Arts Ensemble (big band jazz, playing guitar not another instrument).


All degrees require a minimum of 124 earned credit hours.



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