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Music Major and Minor Requirements

For more detailed information, refer to the University Catalogue of your entering year.
 

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Major in Music

Required Music Courses:                                                                            

  • Music Theory I
  • Foundations of Musicianship
  • Music Theory II
  • Musicianship Skills I
  • Piano Class I
  • Piano Class II
  • History and Analysis of Western Music I
  • Music Theory III
  • Musicianship Skills II
  • Musicianship Skills III
  • History and Analysis of Western Music II
  • Senior Project

Any One from the Following Music Courses for Six Semesters                               

  • Concert Choir
  • Mount Union Alliance Chorale
  • Cantus Femina
  • Wind Ensemble
  • Fall Band
  • Concert Band
  • Symphony Orchestra: Strings

Any from the Following Music Courses for a Total of One Semester Hour:

  • Keyboard Ensemble                                                                   
  • Accompanying                                                                         
  • Master Chorale                                                                      
  • Musical Theatre Workshop                                              
  • Student Musical                                                                                     
  • String Chamber Ensemble                                                         
  • Flute Ensemble
  • Double Reed Ensemble                                                                             
  • Clarinet Ensemble                                                                     
  • Saxophone Ensemble                                                              
  • Woodwind Quintet                                                             
  • Trumpet Ensemble                                                                 
  • Horn Choir                                                                
  • Trombone Ensemble                                                                  
  • Low Brass Ensemble                                              
  • Brass Choir                                                            
  • Percussion Ensemble                                                                
  • Handbell Choir                                                                        
  • Jazz Band                                                               
  • Collegium Musicum                                                                  
  • Other Ensemble

Any One from the Following Music Courses as an Applied Major (six hours):

  • Piano
  • Organ                                                                      
  • Harpsichord                                                                            
  • Voice                                                                        
  • Violin                                                                      
  • Viola                                                                         
  • Violoncello                                                                       
  • String Bass                                                             
  • Electric Bass                                                                           
  • Guitar                                                                      
  • Harp                                                                      
  • Flute                                                                       
  • Oboe                                                                     
  • Clarinet                                                               
  • Saxophone                                                                                               
  • Bassoon                                                                    
  • Trumpet                                                                  
  • French Horn                                                                        
  • Euphonium                                                                               
  • Trombone                                                                
  • Tuba                                                                    
  • Percussion 

Completion of an Academic Minor (12-18 cr.) is required for the Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Music.  Proficiency Requirements in keyboard must be met before the student may register for the eighth semester. 

Note: Candidates for the Bachelor of Arts degree, with a major in music, must take the Integrative Core Fine Arts Foundation course from a department other than music.

Requirements for the Minor in Music

  • Music, the Arts, and Culture
  • Music Theory I
  • Foundations of Musicianship
  • Music Theory II
  • Musicianship Skills I
  • Applied Piano                          

Any from the Following Music Courses for Two Semesters:                  

  • Concert Choir
  • Mount Union Alliance Chorale
  • Cantus Femina                                         
  • Wind Ensemble
  • Fall Band
  • Concert Band
  • Symphony Orchestra: Strings

Any One from the Following Applied Music Courses (two hours):                                   

  • Piano                                                                        
  • Organ                                                                       
  • Harpsichord                                                                
  • Voice                                                                         
  • Violin                                                                         
  • Viola                                          
  • Violoncello                                               
  • String Bass                                                                 
  • Electric Bass                                                              
  • Guitar                                                        
  • Harp                                                                           
  • Flute                                                                           
  • Oboe                                                                       
  • Clarinet                                                                       
  • Saxophone                                                                 
  • Bassoon                                                                   
  • Trumpet                                                                     
  • French Horn                                                           
  • Euphonium                                                      
  • Trombone                                                              
  • Tuba                                                                         
  • Percussion                                                          

Students for whom piano is their major performing area need to take two semesters hours (total) of applied piano.