Undergraduate Catalog - Music Majors | Judson University Christian College

Music Majors

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  1. 40% of major requirements must be completed at Judson
  2. 40% of major requirements must be upper division
  3. No more than 9 hours of MUS topics courses, and no more than 24 hours total of applied music (private lessons, class lessons, senior projects and performing ensembles) can apply toward graduation requirements
  4. Piano proficiency is required for all music majors and students must enroll in private lessons for credit until examination (given during piano juries at the end of each semester) is passed. If it is failed, the student must repeat it until successfully passed; the examination should be passed by the end of the junior year. Specific requirements are available from any of the music faculty

Music Performance Major

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

  • Students must choose a concentration in Basoon, Percussion, Guitar, Organ, Piano, Voice, Viola, or Violin to accompany this major

GEN EDS REQUIRED BY MAJOR (NON-DEGREE STUDENTS):

  • DCW301 Reflecting on the Conversation (fulfills Gen Ed GEN301 Requirement)
  • MUS181 Music Appreciation may not be taken by students in this major
MUSIC COURSES     Required = 12 courses, 22.5 hours
  DCW101 Intro to Community of Worship Performers (.5)  
  DCW301 Reflecting on the Conversation (1)  
  MUS151 Music Theory I (3)  
  MUS152 Music Theory II (3)  
  MUS153 Ear Training/Sight Singing I (1)  
  MUS154 Ear Training/Sight Singing II (1)  
  MUS251 Music Theory III (3)  
  MUS253 Ear Training/Sight Singing III (1)  
  MUS351 History/Literature of Music I (3)  
  MUS352 History/Literature of Music II (3)  
  MUS458 Orchestration (3)  
  MUS481 Senior Recital (0)  
ENSEMBLE PARTICIPATION   Required = 4 hours
  NOTE: Participation in at least one of the following ensembles is required each semester the student is enrolled.
  MUS142-1 Chamber Music/Guitar Ensemble I (.5)  
  MUS142-2 Chamber Music/Guitar Ensemble II (.5)  
  MUS142-3 Chamber Music/Percussion Ensemble (.5)  
  MUS142-4 Chamber Music/Piano Ensemble (.5)  
  MUS143 Orchestra (.5)  
  MUS145 Jazz Ensemble (.5)  
  MUS148 Chamber Singers (.5)  
  MUS150 University Choir (.5)  
APPLIED MUSIC COURSES    Required = 8 hours
  NOTE: Students must enroll for a private lesson in their concentration instrument every semester that they attend Judson - at least 4 of these hours must be upper division.
  MUS101-418 Priv Instr, Credit - Concentration Instrument (8)  
PIANO PROFICIENCY   Required = 3 courses, 5 hours
  NOTE: In addition to MUS155, 2 hours of MUS102 and 2 hours of MUS202 are required. If your major instrument is piano, 4 hours of private lessons in the concentration instrument is required in this section in lieu of piano.
  MUS102 Private Piano Instruction (2)  
  - OR - MUS1**         Priv Instr - Conc Instrument (2)  
  MUS202 Private Piano Instruction (2)  
  - OR - MUS2**         Priv Instr - Conc Instrument (2)  
  MUS155 Keyboard Harmony I (1)  

 

Music Business & Entrepreneurship Major

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

  • Students majoring in Music Business & Entrepreneurship may not add a Business Minor
  • Students must choose a concentration in Percussion, Guitar, Piano, or Voice to accompany this major.

GEN EDS REQUIRED BY MAJOR (NON-DEGREE STUDENTS):

  • DCW301 Reflecting on the Conversation (fulfills Gen Ed GEN301 Requirement)
  • PSY111 Introduction to Psychology (fulfills Gen Ed Social Science Requirement)
  • MUS181 Music Appreciation may not be taken by students in this major
BUSINESS COURSES    Required = 6 courses, 18 hours
  BUS240 Economic Principles (3)  
  BUS250 Management Principles (3)  
  BUS255 Principles of Marketing (3)  
  BUS344 Personal Finance (3)  
  BUS454 Entrepreneurship/New Venture Management (3)  
  BUS364 Digital Marketing (3)  
  - OR - BUS367         Social Content Marketing (3)  
MUSIC BUSINESS    Required = 4 courses, 11 hours
  MUS173 Recording Techniques (3)  
  MUS174 Introduction to Music Publishing and Copyright (3)  
  MUS373 Recording Techniques II (3)  
  MUS473 Senior Music Business Project (2)  
WORSHIP ARTS     Required = 4 courses, 7.5 hours
  DCW101 Intro to Community of Worship Performers (.5)  
  DCW301 Reflecting on the Conversation (1)  
  WOR152 Worship Band Fundamentals (3)  
  WOR320 Songwriting for Contemporary Worship (3)  
PSYCHOLOGY   Required = 1 course, 3 hours
  Choose one of the following:
  PSY309 Interpersonal Relationships (3)  
  PSY323 Personality (3)  
  PSY419 Integration of Psychology and Christianity (3)  
MUSIC COURSES     Required = 5 courses, 10 hours
  MUS151/152 Music Theory I/II (3/3)  
  MUS153/154 Ear Training/Sight Singing I/II (1/1)  
  MUS224 Introduction to Music Technology (2)  
APPLIED PIANO    Required = 8 courses, 6 hours
  NOTE: The Music department recommends that MUS002 be taken during the first two semesters for no credit, and MUS102-402 every subsequent semester for credit. At least 4 hours should be upper division.
  MUS002 Private Piano Instruction, No Credit (0)  
  MUS102-402 Private Piano Instruction, Credit (6)  
APPLIED MAJOR INSTRUMENT    Required = 8 courses, 6 hours
  NOTE: Private lessons should be taken in the concentration area. The Music department recommends that lessons be taken during the first two semesters for no credit, and every subsequent semester for credit. At least 4 hours should be upper division.
  MUS*** Priv Voice/Piano/Perc/Guitar Instr, No Credit (0)  
  MUS*** Priv Voice/Piano/Percussion/Guitar Instr, Credit (6)  
ENSEMBLE PARTICIPATION   Required = 4 hours
  NOTE: Participation in at least one of the following ensembles is required each semester the student is enrolled.
  MUS142 Chamber Music (.5)  
  MUS143 Orchestra (.5)  
  MUS145 Jazz Ensemble (.5)  
  MUS148 Chamber Singers (.5)  
  MUS150 University Choir (.5)  

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