Music Major - Liberal Arts (M)
The Music Department contributes to the spiritual, artistic, cultural, academic and co-curricular aspects of campus life at the University. In doing so, the faculty is committed to blending talent and fellowship to the highest degrees of professional artistry in praise of the Lord’s name. We additionally hope to impact our surrounding community while fulfilling our purpose.
The Liberal Arts Music major may be used for general music or as an entry degree into the various graduate programs. The Liberal Arts Music major does not require a minor.
A complete listing of enforceable Music Department procedures is published annually in the Music Department handbook, which is issued at Music major orientation.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Goal #1. Students will exhibit competent performing skills on their major instrument.
- Goal #2. Students will exhibit strong theoretical/historical knowledge, demonstrated in performance (recital) and communication (writing/speaking) skills.
- Goal #3. Students will demonstrate competence in vocal, keyboard, and conducting performance skills at a professional level.
- Goal #4. Students will exhibit professional speaking, writing, and social skills appropriate to their major area.
- Goal #5. Students will demonstrate understanding of practical and aesthetic considerations (choosing music, teaching techniques, evaluation procedures, critical listening) appropriate to successful achievement in their chosen musical field.
|Electives or Minor||26|
|MUS 080||Concert/Recital Attendance (each semester) 1||0|
|MUS 204||Keyboard Skills (Proficiency-based)||2|
|MUS 240||Music Theory I||3|
|MUS 246||Aural Theory I||1|
|MUS 241||Music Theory II||3|
|MUS 247||Aural Theory II||1|
|MUS 242||Music Theory III||3|
|MUS 248||Aural Theory III||1|
|MUS 243||Music Theory IV||3|
|MUS 251||Aural Theory IV||1|
|MUS 250||Beginning Conducting||3|
|MUS 271||Music History I||3|
|MUS 272||Music History II||3|
|MUS 273||Music History III||3|
|MUS 351||Advanced Conducting (OR)||3|
|or MUS 445||Composing and Arranging|
|MUS 499||Recital (Principal area)||2|
|Applied Music (Minimum 2 credits each semester in principal area)||14|
|Ensemble - choose from list below 2||0|
|Symphonic Wind Ensemble|
|String Ensemble/Chamber Orchestra|
|Concordia Civic Chorale|
All music majors are required to register for MUS 080. Not registering is the same as not passing. A music major must pass 7 of 8 semesters. If a student fails 2 consecutive semesters the student will be required to attend a hearing with the music faculty.
Participation in ensembles is required every semester while in residency. All music majors and minors audit ensembles.
To gain degree-seeking status as a music major, a student must:
- Successfully pass a qualifying audition;
- Prepare and present a portfolio of musical activities and accomplishments;
- Audition by the deadline of the 2nd semester from the time of major declaration.
- Transfer students: have their transcripts evaluated by the music faculty for determination of credited coursework and hours.
Keyboard proficiency test or MUS 204 Keyboard Skills class required of all Music majors.