Music - Music Education Option, B.A.

Department

Department of Music

Tony Mowrer, Chair
Music Building, Room 134
559.278.2654
www.fresnostate.edu/music/

Degrees and Programs Offered

BA in Music - Instrumental Performance Keyboard Option, B.A.
BA in Music - Composition Option, B.A.
BA in Music - Vocal Performance Option, B.A.
BA in Music - Instrumental Performance Option, B.A.
BA in Music - Music As A Liberal Art Option, B.A.
BA in Music - Music Education, Choral/Vocal Music Education Emphasis, B.A.
BA in Music - Music Education Option, B.A.
BA in Music - Instrumental Music Education Emphasis, B.A.
BA in Music - Jazz Studies, B.A.
CRED in Single Subject Credential - Music
MA in Music - Music Education Option, M.A.
MA in Music - Performance Option, M.A.
MN in Music, Minor

A major in music is designed to prepare students for careers in teaching, performance, or music-related fields. It enhances their knowledge of the musical art and increases their sensitivity to the musical world around them.

The Department of Music provides the following:

  • undergraduate instruction in music for those planning professional careers as performers, composers, and studio teachers, as well as those preparing for advanced degrees in performance and composition
  • state-approved subject matter preparation required for a California teaching credential in music
  • graduate education for students planning professional and academic careers or seeking professional growth as K-12 teachers or junior college instructors
  • broad acquaintance with music for the community and nonmusic major

Two degree programs accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music are offered: the Bachelor of Arts and the Master of Arts.

Facilities

The music building houses recital and concert facilities, rehearsal halls, classrooms, faculty studios, offices, and student practice rooms. The building also contains recording studios, computer labs, MIDI and electronic music labs, and a tracker-action organ.

Courses

Music

CI 161. Mth Mtl Mus

Units: 3

EHD 154B. Final Student Teaching Seminar - Music

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in EHD 155B. Seminar to accompany final student teaching that provides opportunities for candidates to investigate and discuss variety of topics and strategies and to reflect on issues that surface during their student teaching experience.

Units: 1

EHD 155B. Studt Tchg Music

Prerequisites: admission to student teaching, EHD 155A, CI 161 (or concurrently, depending on major departmental policy); senior or post baccalaureate standing; approval of major department including subject matter competency approval; completion of the subject matter preparation program or passing the subject matter examination(s) designated by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Supervised teaching in single subject classroom; assignment is for the full day; five days per week. CR/NC grading only.

Units: 5-10, Repeatable up to 999 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

MUSIC 1A. Ear Training and Sight Singing I

Basic drill in the singing and recognition of intervals, triads, and melodies in major and minor keys. Principles of tuning. Dictation of simple melodies in major and minor keys. Harmonic dictation using root position triads. (Course fee, $15)

Units: 1
Course Typically Offered: Fall

MUSIC 1B. Ear Training and Sight Singing II

Prerequisite: Music 1A. Extension of melodic sight-singing and dictation to include passing tones, rhythms in simple/compound meter. Melodies in major and minor keys featuring leaps. Harmonic dictation using inversions of chords; recognition of basic chord patterns. (Course fee, $15)

Units: 1
Course Typically Offered: Spring

MUSIC 1C. Ear Training and Sight Singing III

Prerequisite: MUSIC 1B. Extension of melodic sight-singing and dictation to include non-harmonic tones, more complex rhythms. Drill in singing and recognition of secondary triads and seventh chords. Harmonic dictation using chromaticism; recognition of chord patterns using secondary chords and modulation.

Units: 1

MUSIC 1D. Ear Training and Sight Singing IV

Prerequisite: MUSIC 1C. Melodic sight-singing and dictation featuring modal, chromatic, modulating, and post-tonal melodies. Dictation of rhythms featuring irregular beat divisions, polyrhythms. Drill of chromatic triads, extended tertian chords. Harmonic dictation using extended dominants; recognition of patterns in foreign keys.

Units: 1

MUSIC 4B. Piano Class II

Prerequisite: MUSIC 9. Music majors and minors only. Playing skills and techniques necessary to prepare for the piano proficiency examination required of all music majors. (Course fee, $20)

Units: 2, Repeatable up to 99 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

MUSIC 4C. Piano Class III

Prerequisite: MUSIC 4B. Playing skills and techniques necessary to prepare for the piano proficiency examinations required of all music majors. Continuation of MUSIC 4B. Continuing enrollment in MUSIC 4C is required until the piano proficiency exam is passed. Letter grade only. (Course fee, $20) (Formerly MUSIC 136S)

Units: 2, Repeatable up to 99 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

MUSIC 9. Introduction to Music

Music theory and aesthetics for the general student. Notation of pitch and rhythm. Reading, playing, and writing melodies with chordal accompaniments. Introduction to computer applications. (Course fee, $20 for piano sections only) G.E. Breadth C1.

Units: 3
GE Area: C1

MUSIC 9. Introduction to Music

Not recommended for music majors. Music theory and aesthetics for the general student. Notation of pitch and rhythm. Reading, playing, and writing melodies with chordal accompaniments. Introduction to computer applications. This course is not recommended for music majors; however, freshmen music majors may enroll by permission of instructor. (Course fee, $20 for piano sections only) G.E. Breadth C1.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: C1

MUSIC 11. Intermediate Guitar Technique

Introduction to classical guitar, major, minor, and chromatic scales, chord progression, and beginning classical guitar selections.

Units: 2
Course Typically Offered: Spring

MUSIC 12. Flamenco Interpretation

Introduction to basic flamenco guitar techniques; rasgueados, picados, tremolos, basic rhythms, studies and interpretation of flamenco repertoire.

Units: 2

MUSIC 14. Accompanying I

Prerequisite: Jury I. Designed to give the piano student accompanying experience which systematically develops proficiency in skills useful to the accompanist, chamber musician or school music teacher. Skills include sight-reading , transposing, harmonizing, open-score reading and "quick study." (Formerly MUSIC 130T)

Units: 2
Course Typically Offered: Fall

MUSIC 20. Convocation

Department student recitals, advising, and enrichment. Required of all music majors each semester they are registered for classes until the senior recital is completed. CR/NC grading only.

Units: 0
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

MUSIC 31. Euphonium

(Formerly MUSIC 31S and 131S)

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 16 units

MUSIC 31. Tuba

(Formerly MUSIC 31S and 131S)

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 999 units

MUSIC 31. Trumpet

(Formerly MUSIC 31S and 131S)

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 16 units

MUSIC 31. Trombone

(Formerly MUSIC 31S and 131S)

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 16 units

MUSIC 31. Horn

(Formerly MUSIC 31S and 131S)

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 16 units

MUSIC 32. Instrumental, Vocal, & Composition Lessons

Music 31 and MUSIC 131 through 39 and 139 and 131J through 135J include technical, stylistic, and aesthetic performance studies of standard literature: etudes, solo, chamber, and large ensemble music. All music majors (except students enrolled in the Music as a Liberal Art Option) are required to enroll in a declared performing medium until completion of senior recital. Concurrent enrollment in appropriate major ensemble required. Passing Jury II required to enroll in MUSIC 131 through 139. Students admitted to the jazz option must complete 4 units of Music 31 through 38 and pass Jury I to enroll in Music 131J through 135J. MUSIC 148 includes individual instruction in original composition in a variety of media, forms, and styles. All courses are repeatable for credit. (All courses require a $20 course fee.)

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 16 units

MUSIC 33. Contrabass

(Formerly MUSIC 33S and 133S)

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 16 units

MUSIC 33. Guitar

(Formerly MUSIC 33S and 133S)

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 16 units

MUSIC 33. Violoncello

(Formerly MUSIC 33S and 133S)

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 16 units

MUSIC 33. Violin

(Formerly MUSIC 33S and 133S)

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 16 units

MUSIC 33. Viola

(Formerly MUSIC 33S and 133S)

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 16 units

MUSIC 34. Instrumental, Vocal, & Composition Lessons

MUSIC 31 and MUSIC 131 through 39 and 139 and 131J through 135J include technical, stylistic, and aesthetic performance studies of standard literature: etudes, solo, chamber, and large ensemble music. All music majors (except students enrolled in the Music as a Liberal Art Option) are required to enroll in a declared performing medium until completion of senior recital. Concurrent enrollment in appropriate major ensemble required. Passing Jury II required to enroll in MUSIC 131 through 139. Students admitted to the jazz option must complete 4 units of Music 31 through 38 and pass Jury I to enroll in Music 131J through 135J. MUSIC 148 includes individual instruction in original composition in a variety of media, forms, and styles. All courses are repeatable for credit. (All courses require a $20 course fee.)

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 16 units

MUSIC 35. Saxophone

(Formerly MUSIC 35S and 135S)

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 16 units

MUSIC 35. Oboe

(Formerly MUSIC 35S and 135S)

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 16 units

MUSIC 35. Flute

(Formerly MUSIC 35S and 135S)

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 16 units

MUSIC 35. Clarinet

(Formerly MUSIC 35S and 135S)

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 16 units

MUSIC 35. Bassoon

(Formerly MUSIC 35S and 135S)

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 16 units

MUSIC 38. Instrumental, Vocal, & Composition Lessons

Music 31 and 131 through 39 and 139 and 131J through 135J include technical, stylistic, and aesthetic performance studies of standard literature: etudes, solo, chamber, and large ensemble music. All music majors (except students enrolled in the Music as a Liberal Art Option) are required to enroll in a declared performing medium until completion of senior recital. Concurrent enrollment in appropriate major ensemble required. Passing Jury II required to enroll in MUSIC 131 through 139. Students admitted to the jazz option must complete 4 units of Music 31 through 38 and pass Jury I to enroll in Music 131J through 135J. MUSIC 148 includes individual instruction in original composition in a variety of media, forms, and styles. All courses are repeatable for credit. (All courses require a $20 course fee.)

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 16 units

MUSIC 39. Instrumental, Vocal, & Composition Lessons

Music 31 and 131 through 39 and 139 and 131J through 135J include technical, stylistic, and aesthetic performance studies of standard literature: etudes, solo, chamber, and large ensemble music. All music majors (except students enrolled in the Music as a Liberal Art Option) are required to enroll in a declared performing medium until completion of senior recital. Concurrent enrollment in appropriate major ensemble required. Passing Jury II required to enroll in MUSIC 131 through 139. Students admitted to the jazz option must complete 4 units of Music 31 through 38 and pass Jury I to enroll in Music 131J through 135J. MUSIC 148 includes individual instruction in original composition in a variety of media, forms, and styles. All courses are repeatable for credit. (All courses require a $20 course fee.)

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 16 units

MUSIC 40. Theory and Literature I

Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in MUSIC 9. Fundamentals of music: notation, scales, intervals, keys, triads, concepts of mode and meter, principles of melody writing, and species counterpoint in two voices. Analysis of appropriate examples from musical literature. Use of music notation software. (Course fee, $15)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall

MUSIC 41. Theory and Literature II

Prerequisite: MUSIC 40. Figured bass and principles of voice leading. Four-part writing in choral and keyboard style. Functional harmony, seventh chords, and secondary function chords. Harmonization of melodies. Principles of form in Western art music. Analysis of representative musical literature. Use of music notation software.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Spring

MUSIC 42. Theory and Literature III

Prerequisite: MUSIC 41. Continuation of figured bass and part writing, emphasizing chromaticism, altered chords, and extended tonality. More advanced musical forms. Study of representative musical examples. Use of music notation software.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall

MUSIC 43. Theory and Literature IV

Prerequisite: MUSIC 42. Non-tonal harmony (e.g. quartal, pandiatonic). Introduction to set theory and basic twelve-tone technique. Jazz harmony and principles of improvisation. Survey of representative compositions of the twentieth century with respect to style and structure. Use of music notation software.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Spring

MUSIC 47. Introduction to Music Technology

Principles, uses, techniques and applications of music technology. Experience with current hardware and software for sequencing, and synthesis, as well as digital recording and editing.

Units: 2
Course Typically Offered: Fall

MUSIC 48. Seminar in Composition

Prerequisite: MUSIC 47 (may be taken concurrently with permission of instructor). Aural-analytic introduction to/study of origins and developments of major compositional concepts and genres in Western music; exercises and creative writing; and problems of concepts in notation.

Units: 2, Repeatable up to 6 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

MUSIC 58. Basic Conducting

Prerequisite: MUSIC 41. Fundamentals of conducting and score-reading; standard patterns and stick technique.

Units: 2
Course Typically Offered: Fall

MUSIC 60T. Topics in Music

Special studies in ethnomusicology or music appreciation, business, education, history, literature, theory, or technology.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 6 units

MUSIC 74. Listener's Guide to Music

Exploration of a wide range of musical styles (past, present, classical, and popular) through guided practical experiences and the development of an aesthetic sensitivity for music of various cultures. G.E. Breadth C1.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: C1

MUSIC 75. History of Rock and Roll

The History of Rock and Roll and its musical precendents: The music, musical styles and musicians of Rock and Roll, as well as the most important cultural, sociological and philosophical factors that influenced and were influenced by Rock and Roll.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: C1

MUSIC 102CC. Community Chorus

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 99 units

MUSIC 102CS. Chamber Singers

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 99 units

MUSIC 102FE. Flute Ensemble

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 99 units

MUSIC 102GC. Gospel Choir

(Same as Music 102GC) Performance of a variety of inspirational songs reflecting the African American cultural experience. Participation through rehearsals, activities, programs, and field trips.

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 99 units

MUSIC 102GE. Guitar Ensemble

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 99 units

MUSIC 102JE. Jazz Ensemble

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 99 units

MUSIC 102MC. Men's Chorus

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 99 units

MUSIC 102PB. Basketball Band

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 99 units

MUSIC 102PE. Perc Ensemble

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 99 units

MUSIC 102SE. String Ensemble

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 99 units

MUSIC 102WC. Women's Chorus

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 99 units

MUSIC 102WWE. WWD Ensemble

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 99 units

MUSIC 103CC. Concert Choir

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 99 units

MUSIC 103JO. Jazz Orchestra

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 99 units

MUSIC 103MB. Marching Band

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 99 units

MUSIC 103SB. Symphonic Band

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 99 units

MUSIC 103SO. Symphony Orchestra

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 99 units

MUSIC 103WO. Wind Orchestra

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 99 units

MUSIC 110. Voice for Non-Music Majors

Acquaints the non-music major with basic principles of good singing; applies principles of good singing to different song styles; and helps the non-music major voice student develop and strengthen performing skills. (Formerly MUSIC 130T section)

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 99 units

MUSIC 111. Advanced Guitar Technique

Advanced studies in classical guitar works, diatonic major and minor scales, chord progression, and interpretation of classical guitar repertoire.

Units: 2

MUSIC 112. Advanced Flamenco Interpretation

Special studies in flamenco guitar interpretation including advanced techniques, traditional rhythms, improvisations, and analysis of music, songs and dance. For majors and non-majors.

Units: 2

MUSIC 113. Vocal Pedagogy

Open to upper-division vocal performance majors only. Prerequisites: passing of Jury II, all lower-division music core courses, as well as at least one semester of music history, MUSIC 161A or MUSIC 161B. Principles, teaching procedures, materials, and physiology of the voice, and historical background for teaching solo and group lessons.

Units: 2

MUSIC 114. Accompanying II

Prerequisite: MUSIC 14. Student will perform regularly, accompanying one or more soloists or groups throughout the semester by assignment. In addition, there will be readings and exercises to further develop skills studied in MUSIC 14.

Units: 2
Course Typically Offered: Spring

MUSIC 115. Advance Guitar for the Classroom Teacher

Continued development of guitar skills for the general music teacher. Intermediate group instruction on the acoustic guitar with focus on techniques and materials appropriate for accompanying classroom music. Topics include chord structures, strumming, picking style, and fingering techniques.

Units: 2
Course Typically Offered: Spring

MUSIC 117BB. Bulldog Beat

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 99 units

MUSIC 117BQ. Brass Quintet

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 99 units

MUSIC 117CM. Chamber Music

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 99 units

MUSIC 117JC. Jazz Combo

This course is a non-conducted ensemble that studies and performs small group jazz literature including orignial compositions and arrangements by students and commissions by professional ensembles. Two weeekly rehearsals will focus on ensemble skills and other skills idiosyncratic to jazz performance. (repeatable for credit)

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 99 units

MUSIC 117KE. Keyboard Ens

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 99 units

MUSIC 117PQ. Pres Quintet

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 99 units

MUSIC 118BW. Band Wrkshp

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 99 units

MUSIC 118OPR. Opera Production

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 99 units

MUSIC 118OT. Opera Theatre

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 99 units

MUSIC 118PW. Percussion Wrksp

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 99 units

MUSIC 118VW. Vocal Wrksp

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 99 units

MUSIC 119. Voice Techniques and Materials

Prerequisite: MUSIC 41. Principles, playing and teaching procedures, and materials for teaching voice in the elementary school, high school, and community college. (Course fee, $20) (Formerly MUSIC 119Q)

Units: 1
Course Typically Offered: Fall

MUSIC 120. Class Piano Techniques and Materials

Prerequisites: MUSIC 41, passed piano proficiency. Study of techniques and materials appropriate for teaching class piano to beginners in elementary school, middle school, high school, and community college music classrooms.

Units: 1

MUSIC 122A. String Techniques and Materials

Prerequisite: MUSIC 41. Principles and physics of stringed instruments; playing procedures and materials for teaching beginning string students from elementary school through community college. (Course fee, $20)

Units: 2

MUSIC 124A. Woodwind Techniques and Materials

Prerequisite: MUSIC 41. Principles and physics (including common transpositions) of woodwind instruments; playing procedures and materials for teaching beginning woodwind students from elementary school through community college. (Course fee, $20)

Units: 2

MUSIC 126. Percussion Techniques and Materials

Prerequisite: MUSIC 41. Principles, playing and teaching procedures, and materials for teaching percussion instruments in the elementary school, high school, and community college. (Course fee, $20)

Units: 2

MUSIC 127A. Brass Techniques and Materials

Prerequisite: MUSIC 41. Principles and physics (including common transpositions) of brass instruments; playing procedures and materials for teaching beginning brass students from elementary school through community college. (Course fee, $20) (Formerly MUSIC 119I, Music 127)

Units: 2

MUSIC 129. Reed Making

Required for oboe and bassoon players. Individual or group supervision in all aspects of the art of reed making. Repeatable for credit until such time as student and professor mutually agree that supervision is no longer necessary. CR/NC grading only.

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 99 units

MUSIC 130T. Topics in Performance

Special studies in vocal or instrumental music, including topics such as accompanying, electronic instruments, mixed chamber music.

Units: 2

MUSIC 130T. Kodaly: A Choral Component

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 999 units

MUSIC 130T. Cho Cond RF Skls

Units: 1

MUSIC 131. Euphonium

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 999 units

MUSIC 131. Trumpet

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 999 units

MUSIC 131. Tuba

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 999 units

MUSIC 131. Trombone

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 999 units

MUSIC 131. Horn

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 999 units

MUSIC 131J. Instrumental, Vocal, & Composition Lessons

Music 31 and 131 through 39 and 139 and 131J through 135J include technical, stylistic, and aesthetic performance studies of standard literature: etudes, solo, chamber, and large ensemble music. All music majors (except students enrolled in the Music as a Liberal Art Option) are required to enroll in a declared performing medium until completion of senior recital. Concurrent enrollment in appropriate major ensemble required. Passing Jury II required to enroll in MUSIC 131 through 139. Students admitted to the jazz option must complete 4 units of Music 31 through 38 and pass Jury I to enroll in Music 131J through 135J. MUSIC 148 includes individual instruction in original composition in a variety of media, forms, and styles. All courses are repeatable for credit. (All courses require a $20 course fee.)

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 16 units

MUSIC 132. Instrumental, Vocal, & Composition Lessons

Music 31 and 131 through 39 and 139 and 131J through 135J include technical, stylistic, and aesthetic performance studies of standard literature: etudes, solo, chamber, and large ensemble music. All music majors (except students enrolled in the Music as a Liberal Art Option) are required to enroll in a declared performing medium until completion of senior recital. Concurrent enrollment in appropriate major ensemble required. Passing Jury II required to enroll in MUSIC 131 through 139. Students admitted to the jazz option must complete 4 units of Music 31 through 38 and pass Jury I to enroll in Music 131J through 135J. MUSIC 148 includes individual instruction in original composition in a variety of media, forms, and styles. All courses are repeatable for credit. (All courses require a $20 course fee.)

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 16 units

MUSIC 132J. Instrumental, Vocal, & Composition Lessons

MUSIC 31 and 131 through 39 and 139 and 131J through 135J include technical, stylistic, and aesthetic performance studies of standard literature: etudes, solo, chamber, and large ensemble music. All music majors (except students enrolled in the Music as a Liberal Art Option) are required to enroll in a declared performing medium until completion of senior recital. Concurrent enrollment in appropriate major ensemble required. Passing Jury II required to enroll in MUSIC 131 through 139. Students admitted to the jazz option must complete 4 units of Music 31 through 38 and pass Jury I to enroll in Music 131J through 135J. MUSIC 148 includes individual instruction in original composition in a variety of media, forms, and styles. All courses are repeatable for credit. (All courses require a $20 course fee.)

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 16 units

MUSIC 133. Contrabass

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 999 units

MUSIC 133. Guitar

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 999 units

MUSIC 133. Violoncello

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 999 units

MUSIC 133. Violin

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 999 units

MUSIC 133. Viola

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 999 units

MUSIC 133J. Instrumental, Vocal, & Composition Lessons

Music 31 and 131 through 39 and 139 and 131J through 135J include technical, stylistic, and aesthetic performance studies of standard literature: etudes, solo, chamber, and large ensemble music. All music majors (except students enrolled in the Music as a Liberal Art Option) are required to enroll in a declared performing medium until completion of senior recital. Concurrent enrollment in appropriate major ensemble required. Passing Jury II required to enroll in MUSIC 131 through 139. Students admitted to the jazz option must complete 4 units of Music 31 through 38 and pass Jury I to enroll in Music 131J through 135J. MUSIC 148 includes individual instruction in original composition in a variety of media, forms, and styles. All courses are repeatable for credit. (All courses require a $20 course fee.)

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 16 units

MUSIC 134. Instrumental, Vocal, & Composition Lessons

Music 31 and 131 through 39 and 139 and 131J through 135J include technical, stylistic, and aesthetic performance studies of standard literature: etudes, solo, chamber, and large ensemble music. All music majors (except students enrolled in the Music as a Liberal Art Option) are required to enroll in a declared performing medium until completion of senior recital. Concurrent enrollment in appropriate major ensemble required. Passing Jury II required to enroll in MUSIC 131 through 139. Students admitted to the jazz option must complete 4 units of Music 31 through 38 and pass Jury I to enroll in Music 131J through 135J. MUSIC 148 includes individual instruction in original composition in a variety of media, forms, and styles. All courses are repeatable for credit. (All courses require a $20 course fee.)

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 16 units

MUSIC 134J. Instrumental, Vocal, & Composition Lessons

Music 31 and 131 through 39 and 139 and 131J through 135J include technical, stylistic, and aesthetic performance studies of standard literature: etudes, solo, chamber, and large ensemble music. All music majors (except students enrolled in the Music as a Liberal Art Option) are required to enroll in a declared performing medium until completion of senior recital. Concurrent enrollment in appropriate major ensemble required. Passing Jury II required to enroll in MUSIC 131 through 139. Students admitted to the jazz option must complete 4 units of Music 31 through 38 and pass Jury I to enroll in Music 131J through 135J. MUSIC 148 includes individual instruction in original composition in a variety of media, forms, and styles. All courses are repeatable for credit. (All courses require a $20 course fee.)

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 16 units

MUSIC 135. Bassoon

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 999 units

MUSIC 135. Oboe

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 999 units

MUSIC 135. Saxophone

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 999 units

MUSIC 135. Flute

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 999 units

MUSIC 135. Clarinet

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 999 units

MUSIC 135J. Instrumental, Vocal, & Composition Lessons

Music 31 and 131 through 39 and 139 and 131J through 135J include technical, stylistic, and aesthetic performance studies of standard literature: etudes, solo, chamber, and large ensemble music. All music majors (except students enrolled in the Music as a Liberal Art Option) are required to enroll in a declared performing medium until completion of senior recital. Concurrent enrollment in appropriate major ensemble required. Passing Jury II required to enroll in MUSIC 131 through 139. Students admitted to the jazz option must complete 4 units of Music 31 through 38 and pass Jury I to enroll in Music 131J through 135J. MUSIC 148 includes individual instruction in original composition in a variety of media, forms, and styles. All courses are repeatable for credit. (All courses require a $20 course fee.)

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 16 units

MUSIC 138. Instrumental, Vocal, & Composition Lessons

Music 31 and 131 through 39 and 139 and 131J through 135J include technical, stylistic, and aesthetic performance studies of standard literature: etudes, solo, chamber, and large ensemble music. All music majors (except students enrolled in the Music as a Liberal Art Option) are required to enroll in a declared performing medium until completion of senior recital. Concurrent enrollment in appropriate major ensemble required. Passing Jury II required to enroll in MUSIC 131 through 139. Students admitted to the jazz option must complete 4 units of Music 31 through 38 and pass Jury I to enroll in Music 131J through 135J. MUSIC 148 includes individual instruction in original composition in a variety of media, forms, and styles. All courses are repeatable for credit. (All courses require a $20 course fee.)

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 16 units

MUSIC 138S. Instrumental, Vocal, & Composition Lessons

Music 31 and 131 through 39 and 139 and 131J through 135J include technical, stylistic, and aesthetic performance studies of standard literature: etudes, solo, chamber, and large ensemble music. All music majors (except students enrolled in the Music as a Liberal Art Option) are required to enroll in a declared performing medium until completion of senior recital. Concurrent enrollment in appropriate major ensemble required. Passing Jury II required to enroll in MUSIC 131 through 139. Students admitted to the jazz option must complete 4 units of Music 31 through 38 and pass Jury I to enroll in Music 131J through 135J. MUSIC 148 includes individual instruction in original composition in a variety of media, forms, and styles. All courses are repeatable for credit. (All courses require a $20 course fee.)

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 16 units

MUSIC 139. Instrumental, Vocal, & Composition Lessons

Music 31 and 131 through 39 and 139 and 131J through 135J include technical, stylistic, and aesthetic performance studies of standard literature: etudes, solo, chamber, and large ensemble music. All music majors (except students enrolled in the Music as a Liberal Art Option) are required to enroll in a declared performing medium until completion of senior recital. Concurrent enrollment in appropriate major ensemble required. Passing Jury II required to enroll in MUSIC 131 through 139. Students admitted to the jazz option must complete 4 units of Music 31 through 38 and pass Jury I to enroll in Music 131J through 135J. MUSIC 148 includes individual instruction in original composition in a variety of media, forms, and styles. All courses are repeatable for credit. (All courses require a $20 course fee.)

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 16 units

MUSIC 140T. Topics in Theory

Prerequisite: MUSIC 43. Analytical study of specific composers, genres, styles, and diverse approaches to music theory.

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 9 units

MUSIC 141. Seminar in Modal Counterpoint

Prerequisite: MUSIC 43. Polyphony of the 15th and 16th centuries; analysis and composition of melodic lines, simple counterpoint, types of imitation; writing motets with text in two or more parts.

Units: 3

MUSIC 142. Seminar in Canon and Fugue

Prerequisite: MUSIC 42. Polyphony of the 17th and 18th centuries; analysis and composition of melodic lines, imitative, strict and invertible counterpoint, canon, and fugue.

Units: 3

MUSIC 144. Form and Analysis

Prerequisite: MUSIC 42. Principles of musical form and analysis as applied to musical repertoire. Includes an introduction to the Schenker method of music analysis and review of chromatic harmony as necessary.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall

MUSIC 147. Digital Music Production

Prerequisite: MUSIC 9 and MUSIC 47; or perrmission of Instructor. Lecture and discussion on digital audio design for various forms of media, and practical experience designing and producing audio and music in a digital format.

Units: 3

MUSIC 148. Composition

Prerequisite: 2 semesters of MUSIC 48 and successful completion of Jury 1. Includes individual instructions in original compostion in a variety of media, forms, and styles.

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 10 units

MUSIC 153. Children's Music

Open to nonmajors only. Introduction to song literature and singing games suitable for children. Development of in-tune singing, ear training, and sight-singing skills.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

MUSIC 154. Music for the Elementary Classroom

Music majors only. Prerequisites: MUSIC 41, passed piano proficiency. Song literature, musical games, and basic skills for the recorder and guitar appropriate for use in the elementary music classroom. Course content derived from the folk music and musical contributions of world cultures.

Units: 3

MUSIC 155. Advanced Elementary Classroom Techniques

Prerequisite: MUSIC 153 for students not majoring in music. Individual research on the place and functions of music in preschool and elementary school curriculum; selection, discussion, and analysis of musical materials including state texts; planning activities that enable children to develop aesthetic sensitivity, musical skills, and understanding.

Units: 3

MUSIC 158A. Advanced Instrumental Conducting

Prerequisite: MUSIC 58. Advanced instrumental conducting and score reading; rehearsal techniques; problems in tempo, balance, style, and phrasing; mixed meters and other contemporary problems. Assigned projects in conducting.

Units: 2, Repeatable up to 4 units

MUSIC 158B. Advanced Choral Conducting

Prerequisite: MUSIC 58. Advanced choral conducting and score reading; rehearsal techniques; problems in tempo, balance, style, and phrasing; mixed meters and other contemporary problems. Assigned projects in conducting.

Units: 2, Repeatable up to 4 units

MUSIC 159. Marching Band Techniques

Prerequisite: MUSIC 41. Offered fall semester only. Practical and creative aspects of producing musical shows and marching formations for athletic events, parades, and public ceremonies. Use of computer programs.

Units: 2
Course Typically Offered: Fall

MUSIC 160T. Topics in Music History and Literature

Study of selected musical genres, composers, and other specialized topics.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 9 units

MUSIC 160TZ. Monarchs: Market/Music 18th Century London

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 9 units

MUSIC 161A. Survey of Western Art Music I

Prerequisite: MUSIC 41, MUSIC 74 and junior-level status(60 units or more). Study of representative composers, genres, and major works. Emphasis on changing concepts of "music," development of styles, and relation of music to the history of ideas and to relevant institutions and social customs up to approximately 1800 A.D.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall

MUSIC 161B. Survey of Western Art Music II

Prerequisite: MUSIC 41, MUSIC 74 and junior-level standing (60 units or more). Study of representative composers, genres, and major works. Emphasis on changing concepts of "music," development of styles, and relation of music to the history of ideas and to relevant institutions and social customs Beethoven to the present.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Spring

MUSIC 162. Jazz Pedagogy

Prerequisite: MUSIC 43. Junior music major. Basic rehearsal techniques for small and large ensembles of the secondary and collegiate levels. Survey of pedagogical concepts, performance practices, and performance repertory for jazz ensembles.

Units: 2

MUSIC 163. Jazz History

Prerequisite: Junior music major in Jazz option, permission of instructor. The history of Jazz in America for the intermediate/advanced performer through study of important innovators, performers, composers, and improvisers.

Units: 3

MUSIC 164. Jazz Theory & Improvisation I

Prerequisite: MUSIC 43, concurrent enrollment in MUSIC 102JEA or MUSIC 102JEB. Provides basic and intermediate foundation in theory and improvisational styles within the jazz idiom.

Units: 3

MUSIC 165. Jazz Theory Improvisation II

Prerequisite: MUSIC 164, concurrent enrollment in MUSIC 102JEA or MUSIC 102JEB. Provides intermediate and advanced foundation in theory and improvisational styles within the jazz idiom.

Units: 3

MUSIC 166. Piano Pedagogy

Piano majors only. Principles, playing and teaching procedures, and materials for teaching individual and small group piano lessons to students from elementary school age through community college. (Course fee, $20) (Formerly MUSIC 119P)

Units: 2

MUSIC 167. Keyboard Literature

Piano majors only. A historical survey of the standard repertoire for the piano. (Formerly MUSIC 176T section)

Units: 2

MUSIC 169. Instrumental Techniques and Materials

Prerequisites: MUSIC 43, MUSIC 158A or MUSIC 158B, pass conducting proficiency, MUSIC 121, MUSIC 122A, MUSIC 124A, MUSIC 126, MUSIC 127A. Offered spring semester only. Principles, procedures, literature, and materials for use in instrumental music programs in the public schools. (Expenses for off-campus visits will be incurred by student)

Units: 2

MUSIC 170A. Music of the Americas: Latin America

Prerequisites: G.E. Foundation and Breadth Area C. Examination of the musics of Latin America with special emphasis on art-music and its relationship to folk-popular musics as influenced by social, ideological, and political cross-currents. G.E. Integration IC.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: IC

MUSIC 170B. Music of the Americas: United States

Representative styles and genres of music in the United States with particular attention to social contexts of repertories and music interactions between elite and popular traditions.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Spring

MUSIC 171. Introduction to the World's Music

Prerequisites: G.E. Foundation and Breadth Area C. Exploration of selected musics of the world from the perspective of ethnomusicology or study of music as an aesthetic communication that possesses meaning only in relation to specific, situated sociocultural contests. Study of selected musical forms and their relationship to social formations. G.E. Integration IC.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: IC

MUSIC 171Z. Introduction to the World's Music

Prerequisites: G.E. Foundation and Breadth Area C. Exploration of selected musics of the world from the perspective of ethnomusicology or study of music as an aesthetic communication that possesses meaning only in relation to specific, situated sociocultural contests. Study of selected musical forms and their relationship to social formations. G.E. Integration IC.

Units: 3
GE Area: IC

MUSIC 172. Vocal Literature

Prerequisite: MUSIC 41. For students who major or minor in vocal music. A historical survey of the standard repertoire for the voice.

Units: 2
Course Typically Offered: Spring

MUSIC 175T. Topics in Instrumental Pedagogy

Principles, playing and teaching procedures, and materials for teaching individual instrumental (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, violin, viola, violoncello, contrabass, harp, guitar, percussion) lessons to students of varying skill and artistic levels.

Units: 2

MUSIC 175T. Instrumental Pedagogy Strings

Principles, playing and teaching procedures, and materials for teaching individual instrumental lessons to students of varying skill and artistic levels.

Units: 2

MUSIC 179. Choral Techniques and Materials

Prerequisites: passed piano proficiency; MUSIC 43, MUSIC 158A or MUSIC 158B. Principles, choral techniques, literature, and materials for use in vocal music programs in the public schools. (Expenses for off-campus visits will be incurred by student.)

Units: 2
Course Typically Offered: Spring

MUSIC 179L. Choral Techniques Lab

Prerequisites: passed piano proficiency. Piano skills necessary for music educators. Students learn to read opera scores at the piano, lead rehearsals from the piano, play vocal exercises for choirs, and increase sightreading ability. Concurrent enrollment in MUSIC 179 required. CR/NC grading only.

Units: 1

MUSIC 180. Children's Choirs: Techniques and Literature

Prerequisite: MUSIC 155. Basic overview of materials, techniques, and procedures applicable to the choral experience at the elementary level. Topics include conducting for the elementary school choral director, vocal pedagogy for children, and a survey of appropriate choral literature.

Units: 3

MUSIC 181. Jazz Composition & Arranging

Prerequisites: MUSIC 43, Junior Music Major in the Jazz Option or permission of instructor. Study of composition and arranging in the jazz idiom. Skills and creative concepts necessary for the design and creation of jazz arrangements for various-sized ensembles.

Units: 3

MUSIC 182. Basic Arranging

Prerequisites: MUSIC 1B, MUSIC 42. Basic course in scoring and arranging for band, orchestra and choral ensembles. Ranges, transposition, technical capabilities of band and orchestra instruments and the voice. Emphasis on arranging for musicians typically foundin elementary and secondary schools. Use of computer notation and sequencing programs. (Course fee, $15)

Units: 2
Course Typically Offered: Fall

MUSIC 183. Advanced Choral Arranging

Prerequisites: MUSIC 182. Advanced course in scoring and arranging for various sizes and types of choral ensembles. Studies in depth composing and arranging in various choral idioms. Use of computer notation and sequencing programs. (Course fee, $15)

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 6 units
Course Typically Offered: Spring

MUSIC 184. Advanced Instrumental Arranging

Prerequisite: MUSIC 182. Advanced course in scoring and arranging for band and orchestra instruments. Studies in depth problems of idiomatic writing for the instruments and sonorities. Use of computer notation and sequencing programs. (Course fee, $15)

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 6 units
Course Typically Offered: Spring

MUSIC 185A. Lyric Diction I

Prerequisite: MUSIC 41 and successful completion of one year of Music 39 or MUSIC 139 or permission of instructor. For students who major or minor in vocal music. Introductory study of the International Phonetic Alphabet and its application to singing in English, Italian, German, French, Spanish and Latin.

Units: 2

MUSIC 185B. Lyric Diction II

Prerequisite: MUSIC 185A. For vocal performance majors or with permission of instructor. Singers' advanced diction studies of English, Italian, German, French, and Spanish, as well as other languages used in the standard Western art music vocal repertoire.

Units: 2

MUSIC 186. Arranging and Composing Using MIDI

Prerequisite: MUSIC 182. Arranging and composing using MIDI sequencing. Students record and edit musical material in the MIDI/computer-based production facility. Finished works will be exported to music notation programs and recorded to digital audio media. Works will be performed in public concerts. (Formerly MUSIC 130T)

Units: 3

MUSIC 187. Pop Music: Jazz and Rock

Prerequisites: G.E. Foundation and Breadth Area C. Survey of styles, trends, and the musical and cultural roots of pop music, jazz, and rock in the United States, Great Britain, and the West Indies. Guidelines for listening to and writing about music. G.E. Integration IC.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: IC

MUSIC 187Z. Pop Music: Jazz and Rock

Prerequisites: G.E. Foundation and Breadth Area C. Survey of styles, trends, and the musical and cultural roots of pop music, jazz, and rock in the United States, Great Britain, and the West Indies. Guidelines for listening to and writing about music. G.E. Integration IC.

Units: 3
GE Area: IC

MUSIC 190. Independent Study

See Academic Placement -- [-LINK-]. Approved for SP grading.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 6 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

MUSIC 191. Readings in Music

Prerequisite: permission of instructor. In-depth readings and discussions in individual conferences; subjects to be selected by students and their advisers. May be preliminary research in connection with thesis topic. Approved for RP grading.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 6 units

MUSIC 198. Senior Recital or Project

Prerequisites: passed piano proficiency, senior standing, approval of major applied music instructor or adviser. Preparation and presentation of a satisfactory senior recital or project.

Units: 1-2
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

MUSIC 204. Graduate Music Theory Survey

Prerequisite: graduate standing. Required of all M.A. candidates in music. A comprehensive survey of the disciplines of harmony, counterpoint, and analysis, with respect to the music of the 18th through 20th centuries, with an emphasis on review and reinforcement. Topics include species counterpoint, figured bass, voice leading, principles of Schenkerian analysis, and basic atonal and twelve-tone theory.

Units: 3

MUSIC 210. Studies in Performance

Open only to master's degree students majoring in performance or to other master's students by permission of instructor. Prerequisite: MUSIC 220. Individually directed studies in performing or conducting instrumental or vocal music; historical and theoretical interpretation applied in preparation for public recitals and concerts of works from the standard literature of all periods in the student's major performance area. Approved for RP grading.

Units: 2, Repeatable up to 6 units

MUSIC 211. Graduate Performance Ensemble

Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. Ensemble performance of instrumental or choral music with emphasis on historical and theoretical interpretation of advanced level literature. This course includes technical, stylistic, and aesthetic elements of musical literatuare, rehersal, and public performance..

Units: 2, Repeatable up to 6 units

MUSIC 220. Seminar in Research Methods and Bibliography

Bibliography, sources, and research techniques necessary for graduate study in music. Individual projects and research; satisfies graduate writing requirement. Required of all students working for the master's degree in music.

Units: 3

MUSIC 221. Foundations of Music Education

Prerequisite: MUSIC 220. Historical, curricular, and philosophical foundations of music education. Research in learning theories, teaching strategies, and concept development. Evaluation of contemporary trends and tech niques in methodology.

Units: 3

MUSIC 234. Studies in Composition

Open only to master's degree students majoring in composition. Prerequisite: MUSIC 220. Individually directed studies in composition with contemporary techniques of an extended work equivalent in substance to a sonata, cantata, or other composition of major proportions. Approved for RP grading.

Units: 2, Repeatable up to 6 units

MUSIC 240T. Analysis of Non-Western Music

This course will expand the student's analytical skills by applying the basic tools for analysis to music beyond the Western Canon. Through examination of pitch, rhythm, and timbre, students will sharpen their listening and thinking skills, and they will write about their observations, either through a comparative analysis or through a thorough analysis of a selected work of non-Western music. Class sections will focus on listening skills and clarifying the analytical process, readings will include selections about theoretical analysis, aboriginal music, musicology, and non-Western culture. Weekly listening logs will be kept, and various music will be assigned for listening.

Units: 3

MUSIC 240T. Advanced Topics in Music Theory

Prerequisite: MUSIC 204 and MUSIC 220. Advanced analytical study of specific composers, genres, styles, and diverse interdisciplinary approaches to music theory. A final paper or project is a central component of this course.

Units: 3

MUSIC 257A. Seminar in Choral Conducting

Prerequisite: MUSIC 158A or MUSIC 158B or equivalent. Advanced study of conducting choral music in the Western tradition. Students will organize and complete projects that address the preparation, interpretation, rehearsing, and performance of choral music. (Formerly MUSIC 258T)

Units: 3

MUSIC 258T. Topical Seminars in Conducting

Prerequisite: MUSIC 158A or MUSIC 158B. Advanced studies in selected topics related to conducting. Projects with particular attention to rehearsal techniques, score preparation, and interpretation.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 6 units

MUSIC 259T. Topical Seminars in Vocal Music

The study of advanced level song literature, song interpretation, and performance practice as applied to standard and special vocal repertoire.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 6 units

MUSIC 260T. Topical Seminars in Music History

Prerequisite: MUSIC 220. Current methods, resources, and issues in music history, with application to specific topics focusing on major Western composers, major genres, landmark works or repertories, issues in musical aesthetics and criticism.

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 9 units

MUSIC 267. Seminar in Contemporary Music

Prerequisite: MUSIC 220. Critical and analytical study of the sources, selected works, and composers of the 20th century, with particular emphasis on avant-garde movements and schools. A term paper will be a central requirement for successful completion of this course.

Units: 3

MUSIC 269T. Topical Seminars in Instrumental Music

The study of advanced level instrumental literature, score interpretation, and performance practices as they apply to standard and special in strumental literature.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 6 units

MUSIC 277. Seminar in American Music

Prerequisite: MUSIC 220. Critical and analytical study of the historical sources, selected works, and composers in the United States from 1620 A.D. to the present. A term paper will be a central requirement for successful completion of this course.

Units: 3

MUSIC 279T. Topical Seminars in Choral Music

The study of advanced level choral literature, performance practices, interpretation, and rehearsal techniques pertinent to various choral ensembles.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 6 units

MUSIC 290. Independent Study

See Academic Placement -- [-LINK-]. Approved for SP grading.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 6 units

MUSIC 291. Readings in Music

Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Readings in depth and discussions in individual conferences; subject to be selected by students and their advisers. May be preliminary research in connection with thesis topic. Approved for SP grading.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 99 units

MUSIC 298. Project

See Criteria for Thesis and Project. Completion of an approved project appropriate to the candidate's area of specialization. To be used in place of MUSIC 299 for majors in performance, composition, and as an option for majors in music education. The graduate recital, for performance majors, will consist of an approved program containing at least one hour of music. Approved for RP grading.

Units: 3

MUSIC 298C. Project Continuation

Pre-requisite: Project 298. For continuous enrollment while completing the project. May enroll twice with department approval. Additional enrollments must be approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies.

Units: 0

MUSIC 299. Thesis

Prerequisite: See [-LINK-]. Preparation, completion, and submission of an acceptable thesis for the master's degree. Approved for SP grading.

Units: 3

MUSIC 299C. Thesis Continuation

Pre-requisite: Thesis 298. For continuous enrollment while completing the thesis. May enroll twice with department approval. Additional enrollments must be approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies.

Units: 0

Requirements

Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements
Music Major

Each student seeking a Bachelor of Arts degree with a minor in music must fulfill the Basic Core Requirements and all requirements listed under the music degree option which is the student's major field of study. Students must also fulfill the university's General Education Requirements (51 units), including remaining music degree requirements (e.g. it is strongly recommended that vocal performance majors pass two semesters of university-level foreign language study in either French, German, or Italian) and Other Departmental Requirements to complete the B.A. (minimum 120 units). Each music major must consult with a designated music faculty adviser each semester before they may enroll in music classes.

Please note: Entrance examinations in music theory and aural skills and auditions in the declared performing medium are required of all freshmen and transfer music majors. Admission to the B.A. in Music is contingent upon audition and availability. Detailed information regarding entrance and degree requirements is available in the Department of Music Undergraduate Student Handbook. No General Education Integration course offered by the Music Department may be used to satisfy the General Education requirements for majors in the department.

Music Major

Major requirements (69 units)

---Core (28 units) ---
(required of all music majors regardless of option)
MUSIC 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 40, 41, 42, 43, 58, 161A, 161B (24 units)
MUSIC 4B, 4C [Keyboard students: MUSIC 14 and 114] (see note 1) (4 units)
MUSIC 20 - Convocation (8 semesters) (0 units)

---Options (41 units)---
I. Music as a Liberal Art (41 units)
II. Music Education (41 units)
III. Instrumental Performance (41 units)
IV. Vocal Performance (41 units)
V. Composition (41 units)
VI. Jazz Studies (41 units)

Additional requirements (0 units)
Music majors must take the following courses, which also satisfy 9 units of General Education requirements: BREADTH (Area C1) MUSIC 9* and MUSIC 74; INTEGRATION (Area IC) MUSIC 171

General Education requirement (51 units)

Total (120 units)

* Music major sections only.

Degree Options

I. Music as a Liberal Art

Select from MUSIC 140T, 141, 142, 144, 160T (max 6), 170A, 170B, 187, 190/191 (max 6) (15 units)
Four semesters in MUSIC 103 appropriate to major emphasis (see note 2) (4 units)
Four semesters in MUSIC 31/131 through 39/139 (4 units)
Other music electives (with adviser's approval) (7 units)
Senior Project or Recital (to be developed in consultation with the adviser) (2 units)
Total (32 units)

Additional Requirements
Approved electives from outside the Music Department (consult adviser) (9 units)

II. Music Education

The following 37 units are required of all music education majors regardless of emphasis.

MUSIC 122A, 124A, 126, 127A, 154, 169, 179, 179L, 182 (18 units)
MUSIC 158A or B (2 units)
Eight semesters in MUSIC 103 appropriate to music education emphasis (see note 2) (8 units)
Eight semesters inMUSIC 31 and 131 through 39 and 139 including two semesters with advanced standing (see note 3) (8 units)
MUSIC 198 (Senior Recital) (1 unit)
Total (37 units)

Select one of the following Music Education emphases:

--- Choral/Vocal Music Education Emphasis ---
MUSIC 185A (2 units)
Other music electives (with adviser's approval) (2 units)

--- General Music Education Emphasis ---
MUSIC 115 (2 units)
MUSIC 119 (1 unit)
Select one from MUSIC 102CC, 102MC, 102CS, 102WC, 103CC (1 unit)

--- Instrumental Music Education Emphasis ---
MUSIC 119 (1 unit)
MUSIC 159 (2 units)
Select one fromMUSIC 102CC, 102MC, 102CS, 102WC, 103CC (1 unit)
Total (4 units)

III. Instrumental Performance

MUSIC 144 (3 units)
MUSIC 31/131 through MUSIC 38 (four semesters with advanced standing) (see note 3) (8 units)
Select from MUSIC 140T, 141, 142, 160T, 170A, 170B, 186, 187 (6 units)
Keyboard students: MUSIC 166 and167. Guitar students: MUSIC 175T and either 111 or 112. For all other instrumentalists: MUSIC 175T and 2 units of additional pedagogy, literature, or performance courses (not including studio lessons) (4 units)
Eight semesters in MUSIC 103 appropriate to major (see note 2) (8 units)
If MUSIC 198 has not been completed by the end of the eight semesters, the student will continue in MUSIC 103 until the completion of MUSIC 198.
Other music electives (with adviser's approval) (10 units)
MUSIC 198 (Senior Recital) (2 units)
Total (41 units)

** See Other Departmental Requirements. Units accumulated while fullfilling Other Departmental Requirements may satisfy elective units required to complete the B.A.

IV. Vocal Performance

MUSIC 144 (3 units)
MUSIC 39 and 139 (four semesters with advanced standing) (see note 3) (8 units)
MUSIC 113 (2 units)
MUSIC 158B (2 units)
MUSIC 172 (2 units)
MUSIC 185A and B (4 units)
Select from MUSIC 140T, 141, 142, 160T, 170A, 170B, 186, 187 (6 units)
Eight semesters in MUSIC 103 appropriate to major (see note 2) (8 units)
If MUSIC 198 has not been completed by the end of the eight semesters, the student will continue in MUSIC 103 until the completion of MUSIC 198.
Foreign Language (4 units)
MUSIC 198 (Senior Recital) (2 units)
Total (41 units)

V. Composition

MUSIC 144 (3 units)
MUSIC 47 (2 units)
MUSIC 48 (4 units)
MUSIC 148 (5 units)
MUSIC 31/131 through 39/139 (4 units)
MUSIC 141 or 142 (3 units)
MUSIC 182, 183, and 184 (8 units)
Four semesters in MUSIC 103 appropriate to declared performing medium (instrument or voice) (4 units)
Select from MUSIC 102, 117, 118 (4 units)
Other music electives (with adviser's approval) (2 units)
MUSIC 198 (Senior Recital) (2 units)
Total (41 units)

** See Other Departmental Requirements. Units accumulated while fullfilling Other Departmental Requirements may satisfy elective units required to complete the B.A.

VI. Jazz Studies

MUSIC 31 through MUSIC 38 (4 units)
MUSIC 131J through MUSIC 135J (must complete Jury II in jazz by the end of the second unit) (4 units)
MUSIC 162 (2 units)
MUSIC 163 (3 units)
MUSIC 164 (3 units)
MUSIC 165 (3 units)
MUSIC 181 (3 units)
Four semesters in MUSIC 103 (4 units)
Four semesters in MUSIC 103JO or 102JE (4 units)
MUSIC 117JC (2 units)
Other music electives (with adviser's approval) (7 units)
MUSIC 198 (Senior Recital) (2 units)
Total (41 units)

Notes

  1. Music students must pass a piano proficiency examination after completion of MUSIC 4C. Passing MUSIC 4C does not constitute passing the proficiency exam. MUSIC 4B and 4C may be waived by passing the designated Piano Proficiency Exam. Pianists must substitute MUSIC 14 and 114 for Music 4B and 4C. Successful completion of MUSIC 14 and 114 satisfies piano proficiency requirement for piano students. (See Department of Music Undergraduate Student Handbook for details. Students for whom any of these courses are waived should fulfill the minimum unit requirements with elective courses.)
  2. See Other Departmental Requirements.
  3. Advanced standing designation is granted after passing Jury II.

Other Departmental Requirements

  1. Undergraduate music majors must select a degree option from the following: Music as a Liberal Art; Music Education: Choral, General or Instrumental Emphasis; Instrumental Performance; Vocal Performance; Composition; or Jazz Studies. Note: All students majoring in music are automatically enrolled in Music as a Liberal Art until they have been officially admitted to another degree option. All entering students (freshmen and transfer) must take a diagnostic examination in music theory. Other degree options have audition or other admission requirements which must be fulfilled before a student is officially recognized as enrolled in that option.
  2. Music education and performance degree options require students to declare a primary concentration (e.g. an instrument or voice).
  3. Upon conclusion of the second semester of MUSIC 31-39, 48 or 110, students must attempt Jury I in their declared area of concentration before being permitted to continue theirmajor. Students are allowed two attempts, taken in consecutive semesters, to pass Jury I.
  4. Students majoring in music must enroll in a piano class (MUSIC 9, 4B, and 4C) until the departmental piano proficiency examination has been passed. (See Department of Music Undergraduate Student Handbook for details.)
  5. Passing of the piano proficiency examination and successful completion of MUSIC 1B are required before attempting Jury II.
  6. Jury II must be passed for advanced standing for students enrolled in the Music Education, Vocal Performance, Instrumental Performance, and Composition options. Jury II is not required of students enrolled in the Music as a Liberal Art Option. Students are allowed two attempts, taken in consecutive semesters, to pass Jury II. Failure to pass a second attempt will result in the student being dropped from the Music Education, Vocal Performance, Instrumental Performance, Jazz Studies, and Composition options. These students may continue the major in the Music as a Liberal Art option.
  7. Guitar and piano students will fulfill 50 percent of the major ensemble requirement by enrolling in Guitar Ensemble, Keyboard Ensemble, Chamber Music Ensemble, Music Accompanying, or MUSIC 130T (as specified by their studio instructor). The remaining 50 percent must be fulfilled by enrolling in either Symphony Orchestra, Wind Orchestra, Symphonic Band, Jazz Orchestra, Concert Choir, or Marching Band.
  8. Music Education Option students must pass a conducting proficiency examination after completion of MUSIC 158. Passing MUSIC 158 does not constitute passing the proficiency examination.
  9. Students in MUSIC 31 and 131 through 39 and 139 (private studio instruction) will perform in student recitals when assigned by their instructor.
  10. Guitar and piano students will fulfill 50 percent of the major ensemble requirement by enrolling in Guitar Ensemble, Keyboard Ensemble, Chamber Music Ensemble, Music Accompanying, or MUSIC 130T (as specified by their studio instructor). The remaining 50 percent must be fulfilled by enrolling in either Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Concert Choir, or Marching Band.
  11. Music students must earn a grade of C or better in each course used to satisfy the requirements of the major, including the core and specific option. No course taken for the music major can be graded on a CR/NC basis except for courses with mandatory CR/NC grading.
  12. Vocal performance majors must take two consecutive semesters of the same foreign language approved by the vocal instructor. One course can be used for G.E. credit where applicable.

Faculty

The Department of Music faculty has backgrounds in varied areas of specialization. Many members of the faculty have national and international reputations as performing artists and teachers. Others are well known for their scholarly research, articles, and books. They are all dedicated to providing students with the best music education possible both in their classes and studios.

Name Degree Email Phone
Alvidrez, Patrick W Master of Arts pwalvidrez@mail.fresnostate.edu
Beaman, M T Doctor of Musical Arts teresab@csufresno.edu 559.278.3975
Blumer, Katherine A Master of Arts kblumer@csufresno.edu
Boone, Benjamin Doctor of Musical Arts bboone@csufresno.edu 559.278.7717
Darling, Matthew H Doctor of Philosophy matthewd@csufresno.edu 559.278.2840
Durst, Alan E Doctor of Musical Arts adurst@csufresno.edu 559.278.2537
Froelich, Kenneth D Doctor of Musical Arts kfroelich@csufresno.edu 559.278.2070
Gabrielson, David J Master of Arts dgabrielson@csufresno.edu
Giersch, Sandra Bachelor of Arts sgiersch@csufresno.edu 559.278.6637
Gilroy, Gary P Doctor of Musical Arts garygi@csufresno.edu 559.278.2489
Gonzales, Roger A Master of Arts rogonzales@csufresno.edu
Hamada, Brian T Bachelor of Arts bhamada@csufresno.edu 559.278.7495
Hamre, Anna R Doctor of Musical Arts ahamre@csufresno.edu 559.278.2539
Henriques, Donald A Doctor of Philosophy dhenriques@csufresno.edu 559.278.2620
Hensley, David L Doctor of Philosophy dhensley@csufresno.edu 559.278.6637
Hiebert, Lenore E Master of Arts lenoreh@csufresno.edu 559.278.2247
Hiebert, Tom N Doctor of Musical Arts tomh@csufresno.edu 559.278.4096
Hooshmandrad, Partow Doctor of Philosophy phooshmandrad@csufresno.edu 559.278.7190
Hufft, Bradley W Doctorate of Education bhufft@csufresno.edu 559.278.1200
Ishigaki, Miles M Doctor of Musical Arts milesi@csufresno.edu 559.278.2902
Joseph Weil, Helene F Master of Arts helenej@csufresno.edu 559.278.2655
Karr, John Doctor of Philosophy jkarr@csufresno.edu 559.278.7255
Lee, Otto G Master of Arts olee@csufresno.edu
Loewenheim, Thomas Doctor of Philosophy tloewenheim@csufresno.edu 559.278.7547
Moore, Sherah L Master of Arts goldenhair01@csufresno.edu
Mowrer, Tony A Doctor of Philosophy tmowrer@csufresno.edu 559.278.4260
Myers, Robert C Bachelor of Arts romyers@csufresno.edu
Radford, Anthony P Doctor of Musical Arts aradford@csufresno.edu 559.278.7593
Toren-Immerman, Limor Doctor of Philosophy ltoren@csufresno.edu 559.278.8106
Vargas, Jose L Master of Arts jovargas@csufresno.edu
VonBerg, Craig A Master of Arts cvonberg@csufresno.edu 559.278.7451
Werz, Andreas Doctor of Musical Arts andreasw@csufresno.edu 559.278.2337
Whitehead, Corey Doctor of Musical Arts cwhitehead@csufresno.edu 559.278.2670
York, Hanna L Bachelor of Arts hyork@csufresno.edu
de Jong, Brigid A Master of Arts bdejong@csufresno.edu 559.278.7495

Careers

Chamber Singers

The Department of Music provides undergraduate instruction in music for those planning professional careers as performers, composers, and studio teachers, as well as those preparing for advanced degrees in performance and composition. It also provides State-approved subject matter preparation required for a California teaching credential in music, and graduate instruction for students planning professional and academic careers or seeking professional growth as K-12 teachers or junior college instructors. Students can also acquire a broad acquaintance with music for the community and non music major.

Our Facilities

The new 65,000 square foot Music Building, combined with an extensive remodeling of the existing facility ensures that students enjoy all the advantages possible in a modern facility. The building houses the 320 seat Concert Hall, the 100 seat Whalberg Recital Hall, a 220 seat Rehearsal Hall, as well as over 30 practice rooms, classrooms, a large dance studio, faculty office space, a conference room, and 700 student lockers. The building also contains two digital recording studios, computer labs, MIDI and electronic music labs, and a tracker-action organ.

What You Can Earn

Public School Teacher
$52,085 (in our region)
Source: HR Reported data from salary.com as of December 2012

Music Directors and Composers
$45,090 (mean annual wage)
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, bls.gov

Full-Time Church Music Director
$46,730 (mean annual wage)
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, bls.gov

Associate Professor - Music
$63,513 (in our region)
Source: HR Reported Data from salary.com as of December 2012

What You Can Do

  • Music Performer or Composer
  • Music Sales Representative
  • Instrument Technician
  • Recording Technician
  • Artist Representative
  • Artist Manager
  • Music Teacher
  • Church Music Director

Interesting Classes You Might Take

  • Major Ensembles (concert choir, jazz orchestra, marching band symphony orchestra, symphonic band, and wind orchestra)
  • Minor Ensembles (chamber singers, flute ensemble, guitar ensemble, jazz ensemble, men's chorus, contemporary music ensemble, basketball pep band, percussion ensemble, string ensemble, women's chorus, and woodwind ensembles)
  • Specialty Ensembles: Bulldog Beat, Clendenin Brass Quintet, Chamber Music, Keyboard Ensemble, Mariachi, and President's Quintet (Woodwind)
  • Flamenco Guitar Interpretation
  • Introduction to Music Technology
  • Jazz Theory and Improvisation
  • Pop Music: Jazz and Rock

What You Can Learn

  • Professional performing proficiency on an instrument or voice
  • Use of computer technology for composing, sequencing and recording
  • Ability to improvise in a variety of settings
  • Understanding of the way historical aspects of music relate to performance and style interpretation
  • Understanding of music from diverse cultures
  • Understanding of musicianship and theoretical aspects of music, including ear training, sight-singing, analysis and composition

About the College

The College of Arts and Humanities provides a diverse student population with the communication skills, humanistic values and cultural awareness that form the foundation of scholarship. The college offers intellectual and artistic programs that engage students and faculty and the community in collaboration, dialog and discovery. These programs help preserve, illuminate and nourish the arts and humanities for the campus and for the wider community.

College Contact Information

College of Arts & Humanities
Office of the Dean
2380 E. Keats MS/MB99
Fresno CA 93740-8024

(559) 278-3056
FAX: (559) 278-6758
email Dean's office

Where We Are Located

We are located in the west wing of the Music Building in Room 186.

Department Contact Information

Department of Music
Office Location: Music Building, Room 134
Phone: 559.278.2654
email Music Department

Mailing Address:

Department of Music
California State University, Fresno
2380 E. Keats Avenue M/S MB77
Fresno CA 93740-8024