Music

Music Four-Year Academic Plan

120 credit hours are required for Bachelor of Arts degree. The Music major consists of courses in performance, musicianship skills and analysis, and music history and repertoire. Detailed course information, including requirements for voice majors, can be found in the academic catalog. Students should use Academic Planning in the mySXU portal to schedule courses and track degree progress.

Suggested four year academic plan for the major (courses required in the major are in bold)

Please consult with your academic advisor prior to course selection.

Semester 1 Credit Hours
TRANS 100: Transitions 1
PHIL 140: The Examined Life 3
ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing 3
MUS 101: Music Theory I 3
MUS 151: Aural Skills I 1
MUSLB 151: Aural Skills I Lab 0
MUS 161: Keyboard Skills I 1
MUSLB 161: Keyboard Skills I Lab 0
MUSAP 200 Level: Applied Music 1
MUS 232: University Chorale
or
MUS 234: University Band
1
Semester 2 Credit Hours
FYS 175: First Year Seminar 3
COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals 3
MUS 102: Music Theory II 3
MUS 152: Aural Skills II 1
MUSLB 152: Aural Skills II Lab 0
MUS 162: Keyboard Skills II 1
MUSLB 162: Keyboard Skills II Lab 0
MUS 124: Writing and Speaking about Music 3
MUSAP 200 Level: Applied Music 1
MUS 232: University Chorale
or
MUS 234: Music Ensemble
1
Semester 3 Credit Hours
MUS 201: Music Theory III 3
MUS 251: Aural Skills III 1
MUSLB 251: Aural Skills III Lab 0
MUS 261: Keyboard Skills III 1
MUSLB 261: Keyboard Skills III Lab 0
MUSAP 200 Level: Applied Music 1
MUS 232: University Chorale
or
MUS 234: Music Ensemble
1
MUS 330: Music History I 3
GE History 3
GE Math (100-Level or above) 3
Semester 4 Credit Hours
MUS 202: Music Theory IV 3
MUS 252: Aural Skills IV 1
MUSLB 252: Aural Skills IV Lab 0
MUS 262: Keyboard Skills IV 1
MUSLB 262: Keyboard Skills IV Lab 0
MUSAP 200 Level: Applied Music 1
MUS 232: University Chorale
or
MUS 234: Music Ensemble
1
MUS 217: Non-Western Music 3
GE Biological Science (with lab) 3
GE History or Social Science 3
Semester 5 Credit Hours
MUSAP 200 Level: Applied Music 1
MUS 232: University Chorale
or
MUS 234: University Band

or
MUS 240: Jazz Ensemble
1
MUS 331: Music History II 3
Music elective 2
GE Art/Music/Literature/Religious Studies/Philosophy 3
GE Humanities (outside major) 3
Semester 6 Credit Hours
MUSAP 200 Level: Applied Music 1
MUS 232: University Chorale
or
MUS 234: University Band

or
MUS 240: Jazz Ensemble
1
Music elective 2
GE Social Science 3
GE Diversity 3
GE Humanities (outside major) 3
Elective 3
Semester 7 Credit Hours
MUSAP 200 Level: Applied Music 1
MUS 232: University Chorale
or
MUS 234: University Band

or
MUS 240: Jazz Ensemble
1
MUS 357: Senior Recital/Project 1
MUS 357: Senior Recital/Project 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Semester 8 Credit Hours
MUSAP 200 Level: Applied Music 1
MUS 232: University Chorale
or
MUS 234: University Band

or
MUS 240: Jazz Ensemble
1
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3

Music Minor

Students must complete 20 credit hours in music including: Applied Music (4 semesters), MUS 101, MUS 102, MUS/MUSLB 151, MUS/MUSLB 152, MUS/MUSLB 161, MUS/MUSLB 162, MUS 124, and MUS 330 or MUS 331. Consult the academic catalog for details.