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Music Majors

 MUSIC PERFORMANCE MAJOR

GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES REQUIRED BY MAJOR::

  • GEN181A, T &/or F, Choose 2 - NOT GEN181M for this major.

IMPORTANT NOTES

Not applicable on music majors

    • Required GPA: 2.0
    • Required residential GPA: 2.0
    • Required number of hours: 38
    • Resident Hours: 15
    • More than 9 hours of MUS topics courses.
    • More than 24 hours total of applied music (private lessons, class lessons, senior projects and performing ensembles.)
    • 40% of major requirements must be completed at Judson.
    • 40% of major requirements must be upper division.

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 College 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

GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES REQUIRED BY MAJOR

  • GEN181A, T &/or F, Choose 2 - NOT GEN181M for this major.

Objective

An interdisciplinary degree program combining music, business, and worship arts. The program is designed to give students the knowledge and skills to create, perform, and record their own popular songs and worship music, and then start their own small music business with which they can market their work.

The Music Business Entrepreneurship major culminates in a Senior Music Business Project (MUS473) that includes a faculty-juried business plan presentation and faculty-juried public performance in addition to cooperative work with other senior project students in artist relations, concert promotion and concert production.

The Senior Music Business Project, MUS473, is the capstone experience and assessment.

IMPORTANT NOTES

Not applicable on music majors

    • Required GPA: 2.0
    • Required residential GPA: 2.0
    • Required number of hours: 65
    • Resident Hours: 26
    • More than 9 hours of MUS topics courses.
    • More than 24 hours total of applied music (private lessons, class lessons, senior projects and performing ensembles.)
    • 40% of major requirements must be completed at Judson.
    • 40% of major requirements must be upper division.

Business Courses

Required = 15 Credit Hours

  • BUS250 Management Principles
  • BUS255 Marketing Fundamentals
  • BUS344 Personal Finance
  • BUS347X Business Communication
  • BUS454 Entrep/New Venture Management

MUSIC BUSINESS

Required= 8 Credit Hours

  • MUS173 Recording Techniques
  • MUS174 Intro to Music Publishing and Copyright
  • MUS473 Senior Music Business Project

Worship Arts

Required= 9 Credit Hours

  • WOR142 Basic Audio/Video Production for Worship
  • 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 = 8 Credit Hours

Note: At least 4 hours of applied piano must be upper division

  • MUS102-402 Priv Piano Instr., Credit

Applied Voice or Guitar

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 hours of applied voice/guitar must be upper division

  • MUS101-401 Priv Voice Instr., Credit
  • MUS104-404 Priv Guitar Instr., Credit

Ensemble Participation

Required = 4 Credit Hours

Note: Performing ensemble is required each semesterthe student is enrolled (MUS142, 148 or 150).

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

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