A minimum grade of C is required in all music courses used to satisfy the requirements of the major programs (B.A. and B.M.) in music. Music majors concentrating in music education must also complete all required education courses with a minimum grade of C.

Effective Fall 2016

A minimum grade of C is required in all music courses used to satisfy the requirements of the BM in Music, Music Education Concentration, Instrumental option. Required EDUC courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C.

Freshman
AUCCCredits
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
MU 117Music Theory I 4
MU 118Music Theory II 4
MU 131Introduction to Music History and Literature (GT-AH1)3B3
MU 1501Piano Class I 1
MU 151Piano Skills for Music Educators 1
MU 251Voice Techniques 1
MU 252BInstrumental Techniques: Woodwinds 2
Applied Music Instruction – Lower-Division (see list below)2 2
MU 286Practicum-Introduction to Music Education 3
MU *** Ensemble (see list below)3 2
Arts and Humanties3B3
Mathematics1B3
 Total Credits 32
Sophomore
 
EDUC 275Schooling in the United States (GT-SS3)3C3
EDUC 340Literacy and the Learner 3
MU 217Music Theory III 4
MU 218Music Theory IV 4
MU 252AInstrumental Techniques: Brass 2
MU 252CInstrumental Techniques: Strings 1
Applied Music Instruction – Lower-Division (see list below)2 2
MU *** Ensemble (see list below)3 2
Advanced Writing23
Biological and Physical Sciences3A4
Historical Perspectives3D3
 Total Credits 31
Junior
 
EDUC 331Educational Technology and Assessment 2
EDUC 350Instruction I-Individualization/Management 3
EDUC 386Practicum-Instruction I 1
EDUC 474Elementary Music Methods I 2
EDUC 475Elementary Music Methods II 2
MU 254Beginning Conducting 2
MU 317Music Theory V 2
MU 318Arranging and Orchestration 2
MU 334Music History I4A,4B3
MU 335Music History II4A,4B3
MU 356Instrumental Conducting and Literature 2
Select one from the following:4 2
Marching Band Techniques  
Orchestral Techniques  
Applied Music Instruction – Upper-Division (see list below)2 2
MU *** Ensemble (see list below)3 2
Biological and Physical Sciences3A3
 Total Credits 33
Senior
 
EDUC 450Instruction II-Standards and Assessment 4
EDUC 477Instrumental Methods for Secondary Schools 2
EDUC 485AStudent Teaching: Elementary 6
EDUC 485BStudent Teaching: Secondary 6
EDUC 486EPracticum: Instruction II 1
EDUC 493ASeminar: Professional Relations 1
MU 252DInstrumental Techniques: Percussion 1
MU 425Jazz Pedagogy 2
MU 471Recital4C1
Applied Music Instruction – Upper-Division (see list below)2 1
MU *** Ensemble (see list below)3 1
Global and Cultural Awareness3E3
Elective5 1
 Total Credits 30
 Program Total Credits: 126

Applied Music Instruction - Lower-Division

MU 272AApplied Music Instruction: Euphonium1-2
MU 272BApplied Music Instruction: French Horn1-2
MU 272CApplied Music Instruction: Trombone1-2
MU 272DApplied Music Instruction: Trumpet1-2
MU 272EApplied Music Instruction: Tuba1-2
MU 272GApplied Music Instruction: Harpsichord1-2
MU 272HApplied Music Instruction: Organ1-2
MU 272IApplied Music Instruction: Piano1-2
MU 272JApplied Music Instruction: Percussion1-2
MU 272KApplied Music Instruction: Guitar1-2
MU 272LApplied Music Instruction: Harp1-2
MU 272MApplied Music Instruction: String Bass1-2
MU 272NApplied Music Instruction: Viola1-2
MU 272OApplied Music Instruction: Violin1-2
MU 272PApplied Music Instruction: Violoncello1-2
MU 272QApplied Music Instruction: Voice1-2
MU 272RApplied Music Instruction: Bassoon1-2
MU 272SApplied Music Instruction: Clarinet1-2
MU 272TApplied Music Instruction: Flute1-2
MU 272UApplied Music Instruction: Oboe1-2
MU 272VApplied Music Instruction: Saxophone (Alto)1-2

Applied Music Instruction - Upper-Division

MU 472AApplied Music Instruction: Euphonium1-2
MU 472BApplied Music Instruction: French Horn1-2
MU 472CApplied Music Instruction: Trombone1-2
MU 472DApplied Music Instruction: Trumpet1-2
MU 472EApplied Music Instruction: Tuba1-2
MU 472GApplied Music Instruction: Harpsichord1-2
MU 472HApplied Music Instruction: Organ1-2
MU 472IApplied Music Instruction: Piano1-2
MU 472JApplied Music Instruction: Percussion1-2
MU 472KApplied Music Instruction: Guitar1-2
MU 472LApplied Music Instruction: Harp1-2
MU 472MApplied Music Instruction: String Bass1-2
MU 472NApplied Music Instruction: Viola1-2
MU 472OApplied Music Instruction: Violin1-2
MU 472PApplied Music Instruction: Violoncello1-2
MU 472QApplied Music Instruction: Voice1-2
MU 472RApplied Music Instruction: Bassoon1-2
MU 472SApplied Music Instruction: Clarinet1-2
MU 472TApplied Music Instruction: Flute1-2
MU 472UApplied Music Instruction: Oboe1-2
MU 472VApplied Music Instruction: Saxophone (Alto)1-2

Ensemble Courses

MU 201Men's Chorus1
MU 202University Chorus1
MU 204Marching Band1
MU 205Concert Band1
MU 206Colorado State University Concert Orchestra1
MU 300Women's Chorus1
MU 302University Orchestra1
MU 304Symphonic Band1
MU 305Colorado State University Concert Choir1
MU 309Jazz Ensemble1
MU 310Jazz Combo1
MU 400Colorado State University Chamber Choir1
MU 401Opera Theater1-2
MU 402Theater/Chamber Orchestra1
MU 404Symphonic Wind Ensemble1
MU 407Accompanying1
MU 408Chamber Music1
1

Students with previous keyboard experience may test out of MU 150 and use the one credit for an elective

2

Major instrument; two semesters except senior year.

3

Students must participate in an ensemble during each semester in which they are enrolled in MU 172A-MU 172B,MU 272A-MU 272V, and MU 472A-MU 472V. At least once during the program of study, this must be achieved by taking MU 408 or through another small ensemble experience. Wind and percussion majors must take MU 204 twice during their four year program.

4

Wind and percussion majors take MU 420; string majors take MU 421.

5

Select enough elective credits to bring the program total to a minimum of 120 credits, of which at least 42 must be upper-division (300- to 400-level). 

Distinctive Requirements for Degree ProgramA minimum grade of C is required in all music courses used to satisfy the requirements of the BM in Music, Music Education Concentration, Instrumental Option. Music majors concentrating in music education must also complete all required education courses with a minimum grade of C.
To Declare this MajorAudition with department. 
 

Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)  1A3
MU 117Music Theory IX  4
MU 131Introduction to Music History and Literature (GT-AH1)X 3B3
MU 150Piano Class IX  1
MU 251Voice TechniquesX  1
MU 272* Applied Music Instruction Lower-Division (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)X  1
MU 286Practicum-Introduction to Music EducationX  3
Ensemble (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)   1
 Total Credits   17
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
MU 118Music Theory IIX  4
MU 151Piano Skills for Music Educators X 1
MU 252BInstrumental Techniques: Woodwinds   2
MU 272* Applied Music Instruction Lower-Division (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)X  1
Ensemble (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)X  1
Arts and Humanities  3B3
MathematicsX 1B3
CO 150 must be completed by the end of Semester 2.X   
 Total Credits   15
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
EDUC 275Schooling in the United States (GT-SS3)X 3C3
MU 217Music Theory IIIX  4
MU 252CInstrumental Techniques: Strings   1
MU 272* Applied Music Instruction Lower-Division (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)X  1
Ensemble (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)   1
Advanced Writing  23
Historical Perspectives  3D3
MU 151 must be completed by the end of Semester 3.X   
 Total Credits   16
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
EDUC 340Literacy and the LearnerX  3
MU 218Music Theory IVX  4
MU 252AInstrumental Techniques: BrassX  2
MU 272* Applied Music Instruction Lower-Division (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)X  1
Ensemble (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)X  1
Biological and Physical Sciences  3A4
 Total Credits   15
Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
EDUC 331Educational Technology and AssessmentX  2
EDUC 474Elementary Music Methods IX  2
MU 254Beginning ConductingX  2
MU 317Music Theory VX  2
MU 334Music History IX 4A,4B3
MU 472* Applied Music Instruction Upper-Division (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)X  1
Ensemble (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)X  1
Biological and Physical Sciences  3A3
 Total Credits   16
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
EDUC 350Instruction I-Individualization/ManagementX  3
EDUC 386Practicum-Instruction IX  1
EDUC 475Elementary Music Methods IIX  2
MU 318Arranging and OrchestrationX  2
MU 335Music History IIX 4A,4B3
MU 356Instrumental Conducting and LiteratureX  2
Select one course from the following:   2
Marching Band TechniquesX   
Orchestral TechniquesX   
MU 472* Applied Music Instruction Upper-Division (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)X  1
Ensemble (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)X  1
 Total Credits   17
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
EDUC 450Instruction II-Standards and AssessmentX  4
EDUC 477Instrumental Methods for Secondary SchoolsX  2
EDUC 486EPracticum: Instruction IIX  1
MU 252DInstrumental Techniques: PercussionX  1
MU 425Jazz PedagogyX  2
MU 471RecitalX 4C1
MU 472* Applied Music Instruction Upper-Division (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)X  1
Ensemble (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)X  1
Global and Cultural Awareness  3E3
 Total Credits   16
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
EDUC 485AStudent Teaching: ElementaryX  6
EDUC 485BStudent Teaching: SecondaryX  6
EDUC 493ASeminar: Professional RelationsX  1
ElectiveX  1
The benchmark courses for the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   14
 Program Total Credits:   126