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Education Requirements

BA General Education Requirements (44)
The following is an exception to the General Education requirements.
Performing and Visual Arts requirements are met through the major.


Music Core Requirements (23-28)

  • MUS 101 Fundamentals of Music (2)*
  • MUS 102 Music Theory I (2)
  • MUS 121 Music Appreciation (2)
  • MUS 142 Aural Skills I (1)
  • MUS 201 Music Theory II (2)
  • MUS 202 Music Theory III (2)
  • MUS 241 Aural Skills II (1)
  • MUS 242 Aural Skills III (1)
  • MUS 265 Music Technology (2)
  • MUS 351 Conducting I (2)
  • MUP 100X  Private Instrument Instruction (2)
  • MUP 111 Class Piano I (1)*
  • MUP 112 Class Piano II (1)*
  • MUP 200X Private Instrument Instruction (2)
  • MUP 211 Class Piano III (1)*

Four credits from the following music ensembles (4):

  • MUP 216 / 416 Concert Choir (1)
  • MUP 231 / 431 Christi Crux Vocal Ensemble (1)
  • MUP 233 / 433 Handbell Ensemble (1)
  • MUP 236 / 436 Concordia Brass(1)
  • MUP 237/437 Concordia Praise Ensemble (1)
  • MUP 238 / 438 Small String Ensemble (1)
  • MUP 240/440 Wind Ensemble (1)

*Proficiency exam taken during the freshman year may exempt the qualified student from one or more of these requirements. Not for credit.
 

Concentration Options


Music majors must complete one area of concentration.

  • Music Education
  • Church Music Ministry
  • Graduate School Prep. - Musicology, Theory and Performance

Music Education (21)

  • MUS 324 Music History I (3)
  • MUS 325 Music History II (3)
  • MUS 452 Conducting II (2)
  • MUS 401 Arranging and Orchestration (2)
  • MUS 496 Practicum (3)
  • MUP 300X Private Instrument Instruction (2)
  • MUP 400X Private Instrument Instruction (2)

Four additional credits from the following music ensembles (4):

  • MUP  416 Concert Choir (1)
  • MUP 431 Christi Crux Vocal Ensemble (1)
  • MUP  433 Handbell Ensemble (1)
  • MUP 436 Concordia Brass (1)
  • MUP 437 Concordia Praise Ensemble (1)
  • MUP 438 Small String Ensemble (1)
  • MUP 440 Wind Ensemble (1)

Church Music Ministry (21)

  • MUS 324 Music History I OR MUS 325 Music History II (3)
  • MUS 364 Christian Hymns and Liturgy (2)
  • MUS 365 Music for the Classroom Teacher (2)
  • MUS 422 Music, Worship, and Spirituality (2)
  • MUS 452 Conducting II (2)
  • MUS 496 Practicum (3)
  • REL 211/221 History and Literature of the New or Old Testament (3)*
  • REL 331 Christian Doctrine (3)
  • REL 431 Lutheran Confessional Theology (3)

*Both REL 211 and REL 221 must be taken. Choose the one that was not completed in the General Education Religion requirements. 2 credits of this class are used to fulfill the General Education Religion elective requirement.
 

Graduate School Prep. - Musicology, Theory and Performance (24-26)

  • MUS 301 Music Theory IV (2)
  • MUS 324 Music History I (3)
  • MUS 325 Music History II (3)
  • MUS 341 Aural Skills IV (1)
  • MUS 401 Arranging and Orchestration (2)
  • MUS 461 Composition (2)
  • MUP 300X Private Instrument Instruction (2)
  • MUP 400X Private Instrument Instruction (2)

Senior Project MUS 492-494 (5) or MUS 495 Senior Recital (3)
Four additional credits from the following music ensembles (4):

  • MUP  416 Concert Choir (1)
  • MUP 431 Christi Crux Vocal Ensemble (1)
  • MUP  433 Handbell Ensemble (1)
  • MUP 436 Concordia Brass (1)
  • MUP 437 Concordia Praise Ensemble (1)
  • MUP 438 Small String Ensemble (1)
  • MUP 440 Wind Ensemble (1)
  • MUP 300X Private Instrument Instruction (2)
  • MUP 400X Private Instrument Instruction (2)

Electives (25-34)
The student needs sufficient electives to meet the 124 hours required for graduation. At least 45 of the 124 hours must be in 300- or 400-level courses.