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. 

SPECIFIC GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES REQUIRED BY MUSIC MAJORS:

GEN181A, T &/or F, Choose 2 - NOT GEN181M

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

  • MUS150 University Choir (required each semester student is enrolled at Judson)

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