Theory and Composition Four-Year Plan

Freshman Year

Semester 1

INT 1100Life Calling and Purpose

3

ENG 1020English Composition

3

REL 2000Introduction to Biblical Faith

3

 

MUS 1000Music Fundamentals

3

or

MUS 2010Theory I

3

and

MUS 2060Aural Theory I

2

 

MUS 1600Class Piano I

1

or

MUS 3600Keyboard Proficiency

0

 

MUS 1200Recital Attendance

0

MUS Applied, Lower Division

1-2

MUS Ensemble (Required Ensemble)

1

Total Credit Hours:15-18
ENG 1020: Can be moved to Semester 2 if student begins Theory Cycle

Semester 2

COM 1010Speech Communication

3

HPE 1500Introduction to Health and Wellness

2

MUS 2020Theory II

2

MUS 2070Aural Theory II

2

 

MUS 1610Class Piano II

1

or

MUS 3600Keyboard Proficiency

0

 

MUS 1200Recital Attendance

0

MUS Applied, Lower Division

1-2

MUS Ensembles

2

ENG 1020English Composition

3

Total Credit Hours:16-18
ENG 1020: If not taken Semester 1

Sophomore Year

Semester 3

ENG 1080Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking

3

BUS 2010Financial Stewardship

2

PHL Philosophy Choice

3

MUS 3010Theory III

2

MUS 3060Aural Theory III

2

MUS Music History Choice

2

MUS 2600Class Piano III

1

MUS 1200Recital Attendance

0

MUS Applied, Lower Division

1-2

MUS Ensembles

1-2

Total Credit Hours:17-18

Semester 4

ENG 2000World Literature

3

Natural Science (Lab)

3-4

MUS 3020Theory IV

2

MUS 3070Aural Theory IV

2

MUS Music History Choice

2

MUS 2620Class Piano IV

1

MUS 1200Recital Attendance

0

MUS Applied, Lower Division

1-2

MUS Ensembles

1-2

Total Credit Hours:17-18

Junior Year

Semester 5

HIS World Civilization I or II

3

REL 3000Christian Tradition

3

Behavioral Science Choice

3

MUS 3100Elementary Conducting

2

MUS Music History Choice

2

MUS 1200Recital Attendance

0

MUS Band Arranging or Choral Arranging

3

MUS 4010Orchestration

3

MUS Ensembles

1-2

MUS 4780Composition Lessons

2

Total Credit Hours:15-16

Semester 6

SCI 2600Issues in Science

3

MUS 3110Advanced Conducting

2

MUS Form and Analysis or Counterpoint

2

MUS 1200Recital Attendance

0

MUS 4780Composition Lessons

2

MUS Ensembles

1-2

General Elective

3

Total Credit Hours:15-16

Senior Year

Semester 7

REL 4000Christian Life and Ministry

3

Institutional Choice

3

MUS 1200Recital Attendance

0

MUS 4010Orchestration

3

MUS Band Arranging or Choral Arranging

3

MUS 4780Composition Lessons

2

MUS Ensembles

1-2

Total Credit Hours:15-16

Semester 8

MUS Form and Analysis or Counterpoint

2

MCM 3050Music Technology

2

MUS 1200Recital Attendance

0

MUS 4780Composition Lessons

2

MUS Ensembles

1-2

MUS 4600Senior Recital for Music Majors

0

Total Credit Hours:13-14

MUS Applied, Upper Division: 2 hours in semester of Senior Recital

Total Credit Hours: 120-123