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BM in Commercial Music
(75-76 hours*)



This is a limited-enrollment program requiring departmental admissions approval. Please see the college advisement center for information regarding requirements for admission to this major.

The Commercial Music degree encompasses media music, sound recording, and jazz studies tracks. The designated Commercial Music core provides the necessary foundation to understand today's commercial music environment and provides a basis upon which the student can build toward his or her own unique focus. The Commercial Music degree consists of the University Core requirements, the School of Music Core Requirements, and a set of electives that allow students to concentrate on selective studies relevant to their interests and career path.

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  1. See the college advisement center for the application procedure for official acceptance into a specific degree program.
  2. Complete the following lower-division music core courses:
  3. Complete one course from the following:
  4. Complete eight hours from one of the following options:
    1. Instrumentalists and Classical Vocalists complete the following:
        MUSIC 260R : Performance Instruction. (.5-2:1:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        MUSIC 260R : Performance Instruction. (.5-2:1:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
        PREREQUISITE: Music major status.
        DESCRIPTION: Private instruction and studio class.
        NOTE: From one to four hours of daily practice. Fee.

        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Woodwinds.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Harpsichord.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Organ.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Voice.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Trumpet.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Horn.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Trombone.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Tuba.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Percussion.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Piano.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Violin.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Viola.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Cello.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Harp.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Flute.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Oboe.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Clarinet.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Bassoon.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Saxophone.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Synthesizer.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Euphonium.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Brass and Percussion.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Strings.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: String Bass.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Guitar.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Contemporary Voice.
        Course Outcomes



    2. Contemporary Vocalists complete the following:
        MUSIC 161 : Voice Technique. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        MUSIC 161 : Voice Technique. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
        PREREQUISITE: Acceptance by audition to the School of Music.
        DESCRIPTION: Class instruction in voice technique.

        Course Outcomes


        MUSIC 260R : Performance Instruction. (.5-2:1:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        MUSIC 260R : Performance Instruction. (.5-2:1:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
        PREREQUISITE: Music major status.
        DESCRIPTION: Private instruction and studio class.
        NOTE: From one to four hours of daily practice. Fee.

        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Woodwinds.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Harpsichord.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Organ.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Voice.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Trumpet.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Horn.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Trombone.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Tuba.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Percussion.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Piano.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Violin.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Viola.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Cello.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Harp.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Flute.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Oboe.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Clarinet.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Bassoon.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Saxophone.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Synthesizer.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Euphonium.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Brass and Percussion.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Strings.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: String Bass.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Guitar.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Contemporary Voice.
        Course Outcomes



  5. Complete one hour of ensemble each semester for four semesters, including 2-3 hours from Category 1: Approved Large Ensembles (see General Information) and 1-2 hours from the following Category 2 ensembles:
  6. Complete the following upper-division music core courses:
  7. Complete the following Commerical Music core courses:
  8. Complete a minimum of 16 hours from a selection of the following Commercial Music Electives:

    Note: Up to four hours of Music 399R may count toward requirement 8.

  9. Complete a capstone project (Music 486) or present a juried recital (Music 349). Final requirement is decided in consultation with student's faculty advisor.

    Recital: Enroll in Music 349 (0.0 credit hour) for the semester during which a recital is to be presented. Concurrent enrollment in appropriate performance instruction is required. A prerecital hearing is required at least three weeks before juried recitals. Contact the Harris Fine Arts Center Scheduling Office (D-359, south lobby of Pardoe Theatre) for further information.

*Hours include courses that may fulfill university core requirements.



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