Academic Catalog 2020-21

Music Major (BA)

Requirements

Lower Division

MUS 1101Harmony and Aural Skills I

4.00 units

MUS 1102Harmony and Aural Skills II

4.00 units

MUS 1103Harmony and Aural Skills III

4.00 units

Select at least one of the following lower division Ensemble courses each semester for four semesters.

MUS 1400/MUS 3400Dominican (Winifred Baker) Chorale

1.00 unit

MUS 1402/MUS 3402A Cappella Workshop

1.00 unit

MUS 1407/MUS 3407DUofC Chamber Music Ensemble

1.00 unit

MUS 1408/MUS 3408Dominican Jazz Ensemble

1.00 unit

Select at least one lower division Applied Music course of at least 1 unit each semester for four semesters.

Applied Music (4 semesters, 1 unit per semester)

4.00 units

Select a secondary lower division Applied Music course each semester for four semesters, or takes Piano Class each semester for four semesters., or takes a combination of Applied Music and Piano Class

Applied Music (4 semesters, 1 unit per semester)

4.00 units

or

MUS 2652Piano Class (Music Majors)

1.00 unit

MUS 2652Piano Class (Music Majors)

1.00 unit

MUS 2652Piano Class (Music Majors)

1.00 unit

MUS 2652Piano Class (Music Majors)

1.00 unit

Performer’s Seminar (for four semesters)

MUS 1000/MUS 3000Performer's Seminar

0.00 units

MUS 1000/MUS 3000Performer's Seminar

0.00 units

MUS 1000/MUS 3000Performer's Seminar

0.00 units

MUS 1000/MUS 3000Performer's Seminar

0.00 units

Upper Division

MUS 3301Music History and Literature

4.00 units

Select one Ensemble course for four semesters.

MUS 3400/MUS 1400Dominican (Winifred Baker) Chorale

1.00 unit

MUS 3402/MUS 1402A Cappella Workshop

1.00 unit

MUS 3407/MUS 1407DU of CA Chamber Ensemble

1.00 unit

MUS 3408/MUS 1408Dominican Jazz Ensemble

1.00 unit

Select at least one upper division Applied Music course of at least 1 unit each semester for four semesters.

Applied Music (4 semesters, 1 unit per semester)

4.00 units

Performer’s Seminar (for four semesters)

MUS 3000/MUS 1000Performer's Seminar

0.00 units

MUS 3000/MUS 1000Performer's Seminar

0.00 units

MUS 3000/MUS 1000Performer's Seminar

0.00 units

MUS 3000/MUS 1000Performer's Seminar

0.00 units

Select eight units of upper division music electives and completes a graduation recital or student selects six units of upper division music electives and completes a senior project.

Music Electives

8.00 units

or

Music Electives

6.00 units

and

MUS 4991Senior Project

2.00 units

Total Credit Hours: 44

Music majors are required to take eight semesters of private applied study. This study will culminate in Junior and/or Senior recitals. For the Bachelor of Arts degree, students are required a culminating Senior recital of 30 minutes, or a creative project. For the Bachelor of Arts with a Concentration in Performance, Junior (30 minutes) and Senior (60 minutes) recitals are required.

In addition, music majors will enroll in a secondary applied area for four semesters (4 units). Normally, for all non­-keyboard majors the secondary applied area will be piano. However, if non-­keyboard majors pass the piano proficiency prior to completing the secondary applied music requirements, these students may choose another instrument or voice, or continue with piano until the secondary requirements are met.

Music electives can be fulfilled by taking additional units in Applied Music courses and/or Ensemble courses, and/or rotated elective courses such as “Music Technology and Digital Composition” or “World Music.”