Course Requirements

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Field of Study Curriculum for Music – MU4

Students are required to:
• Enroll in either Class Piano or Applied Piano until exit proficiency requirements are met*
• Attend the Performance/Lecture Seminar
• Attend a specified number of approved concerts each semester
• Offered in the fall only/guaranteed to be offered once a year***
• Offered in the spring only/guaranteed to be offered once a year****

Field of Study Required Courses (34 SCH)

Courses 1st Sem. 2nd Sem. 3rd Sem. 4th Sem.
Theory MUSI 1311 *** MUSI 1312 **** MUSI 2311 *** MUSI 2312 ****
Sight and Ear MUSI 1116 *** MUSI 1117 **** MUSI 2116 *** MUSI 2117 ****
Piano* MUSI 1181 MUSI 1182 MUSI 2181
Ensemble ** MUEN 11XX MUEN 11XX MUEN 21XX MUEN 21XX
Music Lit. MUSI 1307
Total Music SCH 8 11 8 7

**Choices include: Concert Choir, Chamber Choir, Jazz Ensemble, Concert Band, or Baytown Symphony Orchestra

Core (28 SCH)
• Mathematics – 3 SCH – Choose one of the following:
– MATH 1314 College Algebra
– MATH 1342 Statistics
– MATH 1332 Contemporary Mathematics I
• Communication – 6 SCH
– ENGL 1301 English Composition I
– ENGL 1302 English Composition II
• Oral Communication – 3 SCH
– SPCH choose one
• Life and Physical Sciences – 4 SCH
– Choose one Life and Physical Sciences course
• American History – 12 SCH
– HIST 1301 – History of the United States to 1877
– HIST 1302 – History of the United States Since 1877
• Government/Political Science
– GOVT 2305 – Federal Government
– GOVT 2306 – Texas Government

Elective (3 SCH)
– Choose from MUAP, MUEN, MUSI
– Courses are in addition to the 34 SCH required in the Major Courses

Total SCH for the Music Field of Study = 65 SCH

Contact: Charlotte Mueller at 281.425.6858,, John Weinel at 281.425.6351,, or Ken Booker at 281.425.6350, for specific Degree information.

Keyboard (piano) Competency
Because keyboard (piano) competency is a requirement for most baccalaureate degrees in music, up to four additional semester credit hours of coursework pertaining to keyboard (piano) may transfer by agreement between institutions. Keyboard competency courses approved for transfer are courses in group piano or applied lessons that concentrate specifically on skills development for passing keyboard proficiency examinations. Keyboard courses that concentrate primarily on performance literature are not considered to be keyboard competency courses for the purposes of this field of study. Completion of courses leading to keyboard proficiency does not necessarily satisfy the established proficiency requirement at a receiving institution.

Competency, proficiency, and Diagnostic Assessment
Transferring students who have completed the field of study curriculum must satisfy the competency and proficiency requirements of the receiving institution. Transferring students shall not be required to repeat courses transferred as part of the field of study curriculum. However, diagnostic assessment of transfer students is permissible if the receiving institution routinely conducts diagnostic assessment of native students at the same point in the program of study.

Vocal Diction and Instrumental Methods
Course work in vocal diction and instrumental methods is not included in the field of study curriculum but may nonetheless transfer by agreement between institutions.

Courses for Specific Degree programs
Completion of the field of study curriculum shall not prevent a receiving institution from requiring additional lower division courses that may be necessary for specific degree programs. Courses selected for inclusion in the field of study curriculum are those considered to be common to lower division study for most music degrees. Receiving institutions may require transfer students in specialized programs (e.g., jazz studies, performance, composition, music therapy, etc.) to take additional degree specific lower division courses that are not included in the field of study curriculum.

Music Literature Course(s)
The music field of study curriculum contains one semester of music literature that will automatically transfer into the student’s degree program at a receiving institution. Since some senior colleges and universities require students to successfully complete two semesters of music literature, sending institutions should, to the extent possible, work with receiving institutions to develop transfer options that best serve student needs while maintaining program integrity at the sending and receiving institutions.

LP Science = Life and Physical Science
LPC = Language, Philosophy and Culture
GOVT PS = Government/Political Science
SBS = Social/Behavioral Science