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This recommended four-year plan is designed to provide a blueprint for students to complete their degrees within four years. These plans are the recommended sequences of courses. Students must meet with their Major Advisor to develop a more individualized plan to complete their degree.  This plan assumes that no developmental courses are required.  If developmental courses are needed, students may have additional requirements to fulfill which are not listed in the plan and degree completion may take longer. Three writing intensive courses are required in the major and/or school core (examples are marked by WI designation in the plan below). Consult with your advisor for specific details.

NOTE: This recommended Four-Year Plan is applicable to students admitted into the major during the 2020-2021 academic year.

NOTE: This recommended Four-Year Plan is applicable to students admitted into the major during the 2020-2021 academic year.

First Year

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Second Year

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Third Year

Fall Semester

  • Gen Ed: Distribution Category (choose 1): CULTURE AND CREATIVITY; SYSTEMS, SUSTAINABILITY AND SOCIETY; or VALUES AND ETHICS (Must be outside of CA) (HRS 4)
  • Major: Music & Culture Course (200 Level) – Some are WI (HRS 4)
  • Major: Music Performance Concentration Course(s)*** (HRS up to 4)
  • Major: Optional: Music ensemble (HRS 2)
  • General Elective: Elective (HRS 4)
  • Total: (HRS 16-18)*

Spring Semester

  • Major: Music Performance Concentration Course(s)*** (HRS up to 4)
  • Major: Music Performance Concentration Course(s)*** (HRS up to 4)
  • Major: Music & Culture Course (300 Level) (HRS 4)
  • Major/General Elective: Elective OR Music Ensemble (HRS 2-4)
  • Major: Independent Study: MUSI 300 - INDEPENDENT STUDY: MUSIC (Junior Recital) (HRS 2)
  • Total: (HRS 16-18)*

Fourth Year

Fall Semester

  • School Core: CA Interdisciplinary Upper Level Course – WI (HRS 4)
  • Major: Music Performance Concentration Course*** (HRS 4)
  • General Elective: Elective (HRS 4)
  • General Elective: Elective (HRS 4)
  • Major: Optional: Music ensemble (HRS 2)
  • Total: (HRS 16-18)*

Spring Semester

* Students may take 18 credits without additional tuition.

**Must take Musicianship placement test to determine appropriate placement. If a student scores 74 or below on this test, they will be required to take MUSI 120 – Music Fundamentals in their first term and proceed with the Musicianship sequence thereafter.

*** Courses from the Performance Concentration categories: Technique courses (4 cr.), performance courses (4 cr.), ensembles (2 cr.), elective category (4 cr.), Applied Music lessons (1 cr. twice), or Flexible (2 cr.).

**** First year students are strongly encouraged to take a minimum of one 2-credit performance course (ensemble) during fall and spring semesters.
Total Credits Required: 128 credits