Undergraduate Catalog - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - Music Majors | Judson University Christian College

Music Majors

IMPORTANT NOTES FOR ALL MUSIC MAJORS:

  • Required major GPA: 2.0
  • Required residential GPA: 2.0
  • No more than 9 hours of MUS topics courses can apply toward graduation Requirements.
  • No more than 24 hours total of applied music (private lessons, class lessons, senior projects and performing ensembles.) can apply toward graduation requirements.
  • 40% of major requirements must be completed at Judson
  • 40% of major requirements must be upper division. 
  • Piano proficiency is required for all Music Majors.  The examination will be given during piano juries at the end of each semester.  If it is failed, the student must repeat it until successfully passed. Music majors must enroll for private piano for credit every semester until the proficiency requirement is satisfied; the examination should be passed by the end of the junior year. Specific requirements are available from any of the music faculty. 

SPECIFIC GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES REQUIRED BY MUSIC MAJORS:

ART181, THE181 &/or FLM181, NOT MUS181M

Music Performance Major

Required = 38 Credit Hours

Music Core Requirements

Required = 21 Credit Hours

  • MUS151 Music Theory I
  • MUS152 Music Theory II
  • MUS153 Ear Training/Sight Singing I
  • MUS154 Ear Training/Sight Singing II
  • MUS251 Music Theory III
  • MUS253 Ear Training/Sight Singing III 
  • MUS351 History/Literature of Music I
  • MUS352 History/Literature of Music II 
  • MUS458 Orchestration
  • MUS481 Senior Recital

Ensemble Participation

Required = 4 Credit Hours

NOTE: MUS142-1, MUS148 and/or MUS150 is required each semester the student is enrolled.

  • MUS142-1 Chamber Music/Guitar Ensemble
  • MUS148 Chamber Singers
  • MUS150 University Choir

Applied Music Courses

Required = 8 Credit Hours

NOTE: Students must enroll for a private lesson in their major instrument every semester that they attend Judson - at least 4 of these hours must be upper division.

  • MUS101-418 Private Instruction, Credit - major instrument

Piano Proficiency

Required = 5 Credit Hours

NOTE: If your major instrument is piano, 4 hours of private lessons in another instrument is required in this section in lieu of piano.

  • MUS102 Private Piano (2 hours)
  • MUS202 Private Piano (2 hours)
  • MUS155 Keyboard Harmony I

Music Business and Entrepreneurship Major

Required = 61 Hours

Business Courses

Required = 12 Credit Hours

  • BUS251 Principles of Accounting
  • BUS344 Personal Finance
  • BUS347X Business Communication
  • BUS454 Entrep/New Venture Management

Business Elective

Required= 3 Credit Hours

  • BUS250 Management Principles
    • OR BUS255 Marketing Fundamentals

Music Business

Required= 11 Credit Hours

  • MUS173 Recording Techniques
  • MUS174 Intro to Music Publishing & Copyright 
  • MUS373 Recording Techniques II
  • MUS473 Senior Music Business Project

Worship Arts

Required= 6 Credit Hours

  • WOR152 Worship Band Fundamentals
  • WOR320 Songwriting for Contemp Worship

Psychology

Required = 3 Credit Hours

  • PSY309 Interpersonal Relationships

Music Courses

Required= 10 Credit Hours

  • MUS151 Music Theory I
  • MUS152 Music Theory II
  • MUS153 Ear Training/Sight Singing I
  • MUS154 Ear Training/Sight Singing II
  • MUS224 Intro to Music Technology

Applied Piano

Required = 6 Hours for Credit and 2 Hours for No Credit

  • MUS002 Priv Piano Instr., Credit (first two semesters)
  • MUS102-402 Priv Piano Instr., Credit (6 hours total, at least 4 upper division)

Applied Major Instrument (Voice, Piano, Percussion or Guitar)

Required = 6 Hours for Credit and 2 Hours for No Credit

Note: Students must enroll for a private lesson in their major instrument every semester that they attend Judson

  • MUS001/002/004/014 Priv Voice/Piano/Percuss/Guitar Instr., No Credit (first two semesters)
  • MUS101/102/104/114-401/402/404/414 Priv Voice/Piano/Percuss/Guitar Instr., Credit  (6 hours total, at least 4 upper division)

Ensemble Participation

Required = 4 Credit Hours

 (required each semester student is enrolled at Judson)

  • MUS150 University Choir (required each semester student is enrolled at Judson)
    • and/or
      • MUS142 Chamber Music Ensemble Guitar/Percussion)
        • and/or
          • MUS148 Chamber Singers

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