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Screening into the major will be by audition and/or meeting with adviser in the area of concentration

  • Required Core Courses (21 credit hours): MUS 203, 220, 211, 311, 320, 410, and 496 Senior Seminar

Senior Seminar will consist of a major recital (Applied Music concentration majors and/or Jazz Studies concentration majors) a lecture-presentation conducting experience with one or more of the university ensembles (to include program notes), or a research project (Music Theory/History/Literature majors and/or Jazz Studies concentration majors not doing a recital).

All students are required to pass a basic piano proficiency consisting of:

  • One prepared piece equivalent to a late beginner level of Anna Magdeline Book of Piano Literature
  • One sight reading piece equivalent to a standard hymn Two semesters of piano class will fulfill this requirement.

Applied Music Concentration (48 credits)

  • 21 credits of core music credits
  • 12 credits of applied music (voice, piano, instrument)
  • 15 credits from the following electives: MUS 204, 245, 304, 306, 370, 400, 403 and MUS 400 level applied music (4 credits maximum)

All students are required to participate in a major performing ensemble each semester. Piano majors may fulfill this requirement by serving as an accompanist for major performing ensembles and/or recitals.

Jazz Studies Concentration (48 credits)

  • 1 credits of core music credits
  • 8 credits of applied music
  • 13 credits from the following electives: MUS 204, 245, 306, 315, 403 and 404 (this may be taken twice towards degree)
  • 6 additional credits of music electives

All students are required to participate in either the ESU Jazz Ensemble or the ESU Pop/Jazz Singers each semester.

Music Literature and Theory Concentration (45 credits)

  • 15 credits of core music credits
  • 12 credits of Music Literature from the following: MUS 204, 304, 315, 400, 404
  • 4 credits of Keyboard Music Theory (MUS 370 & 403)
  • 8 credits of music electives

Co-requisites: ART 101 and either 201 or 202 and three additional semester hours. THTR 100 and either 302 or 304 and three additional semester hours

All majors are required to attend a minimum of 4 recitals each semester. The concerts must be varied in content and may not be one in which the student is performing.