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Majors and More

Majors and More

Music

Bachelor of Music

Bachelor of Music Performance - Performance Option 

General Education Courses

  Semester Hours
ACAD 101 Principles of the Learning Academy

1

Critical Skills    
Writing and Critical Thinking    
WRIT 101, CRTW 201 Composition; Critical Reading, Thinking & Writing

6

Quantitative Skills    
MATH 150 Introductory Discrete Mathematics

3

Technology See approved list

3

Oral Communication See approved list

3

Logic/Language/Semiotics    
Foreign Language  

8

Skills for a Common Experience and Thinking Across Disciplines  
HMXP 102 The Human Experience: Who Am I?

3

Global Perspectives Met in major with MUST 307

0

Historical Perspectives Met in major with MUST 305

0

Developing Critical Skills and Applying Them to Disciplines  
Social Sciences See approved list; cannot use course with same designator as Constitution Req

3

Humanities and the Arts 6 hours met in major with Ensembles;
See approved list; cannot use course with MUSA or MUST designator

3

Constitution Requirement    
PLSC 201 or ECON 103 American Government or Intro to Political Economy

3

Intensive Writing Met in major with MUST 306

0

Natural Science See approved list; must include at least one lab science

7

Music Core – Applied  

38**

Private Lessons in the Major Instrument

24

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MUSA 151 or MUSA 152 (guitar, piano, organ,voice majors), MUSA 156 or MUSA 157 (wind/percussion majors), or MUSA 161 (string majors)
Major Ensemble (guitar majors may substitute up to 5 hours of MUSA 168)

8

 
 
 
 
 
MUSA 14_, 15_ or 16_ Small Ensemble Requirement

2

Piano Class I-IV

4

 
 
 
 
Music Core – Theoretical  

52**

Music Theory I-IV

12

 
 
 
 
Aural Skills I-IV

4

 
 
 
 
MUST 121 Introduction to Music Technology

1

 
MUST 305, MUST 306, MUST 307 Music History Sequence

9

 
 
 
MUST 317, MUST 411 Beginning Conducting, Form and Analysis

6

 
 
MUSA/MUST Electives Any courses above 299 except MUST 315 (voice majors must include MUST 319, 321, 322)

11

 MUST 5___  500-level MUST electives (piano majors must include MUST 501 and 520; percussion majors must include MUST 517)

9

Electives Choose courses from any discipline on campus
(voice majors must include MUST 235 and 236)

0-2

Total  

135

**C or better must be earned in each course and cannot be taken on the S/U basis.

Additional Rrequirements

  • Keyboard Skills Examination (sophomore year).
  • Half Recital (junior year).
  • Full Recital (senior year)
  • Eight semesters of approved recital attendance.
  • A minimum of 21 hours of MUSA/MUST courses in residence at Winthrop University.

For additional degree requirements, please visit the Degree Requirements page.

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