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.

Effective Fall 2016

A minimum grade of C is required in all music courses used to satisfy the requirements of the BM in Music, Performance Concentration, Orchestral Instrument Option. 

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
Applied Music Instruction – Lower-Division (see list below)2 2-4
MU *** Ensemble (see list below)3 2
Historical Perspectives3D3
Mathematics1B3
Electives 3-5
 Total Credits 28-32
Sophomore
 
MU 217Music Theory III 4
MU 218Music Theory IV 4
Applied Music Instruction – Lower-Division (see list below)2 4
MU *** Ensemble (see list below)3 2
PSY 100General Psychology (GT-SS3)3C3
Advanced Writing23
Electives 11
 Total Credits 31
Junior
 
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 417Counterpoint 3
MU 471Recital 1
Applied Music Instruction – Upper-Division (see list below)4 4
MU *** Ensemble (see list below)3 2
Arts and Humanities3B3
Electives 4
 Total Credits 29
Senior
 
MU 471Recital4C1
Applied Music Instruction – Upper-Division (see list below)4 4
MU *** Ensemble (see list below)3 2
MU *** Electives 3
Biological and Physical Sciences3A7
Global and Cultural Awareness3E3
Electives5 8-12
 Total Credits 28
 Program Total Credits: 120

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. Take two semesters each during the freshman and sophomore years.

3

Students must participate in an ensemble during each semester in which they are enrolled in MU 172A-MU 172BMU 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.

4

 Major instrument. Take two semesters each during the junior and senior years.

5

Select enough elective credits to bring the program total to 120, 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, Performance Concentration, Orchestral Instrument Option.
 

Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)  1A3
MU 117Music Theory IX  4
MU 150Piano Class IX  1
MU 272* Applied Music Instruction Lower-Division (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)X  1-2
Ensemble (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)X  1
Mathematics  1B3
Elective   1-2
 Total Credits   15
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
MU 118Music Theory IIX  4
MU 131Introduction to Music History and Literature (GT-AH1)X 3B3
MU 272* Applied Music Instruction Lower-Division (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)X  1-2
Ensemble (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)   1
Historical Perspectives  3D3
Elective   2-3
CO 150 and AUCC 1B (MATH) must be completed by the end of Semester 2. X   
 Total Credits   15
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
MU 217Music Theory IIIX  4
MU 272* Applied Music Instruction Lower-Division (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)X  2
Ensemble (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)X  1
PSY 100General Psychology (GT-SS3)  3C3
Electives   5
 Total Credits   15
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
MU 218Music Theory IVX  4
MU 272* Applied Music Instruction Lower-Division (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)X  2
Ensemble (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)X  1
Advanced Writing  23
Electives   6
 Total Credits   16
Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
MU 254Beginning ConductingX  2
MU 317Music Theory VX  2
MU 334Music History IX 4A,4B3
MU 335Music History II X4A,4B3
MU 417Counterpoint   3
MU 472* Applied Music Instruction Upper-Division (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)X  2
Ensemble (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)X  1
 Total Credits   16
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
MU 318Arranging and OrchestrationX  2
MU 471RecitalX  1
MU 472* Applied Music Instruction Upper-Division (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)X  2
Ensemble (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)X  1
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Electives   4
MU 335 must be completed by the end of Semester 6.X   
 Total Credits   13
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
MU 472* Applied Music Instruction Upper-Division (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)X  2
Ensemble (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)X  1
Biological and Physical Sciences  3A3
Global and Cultural Awareness  3E3
Music Elective   3
Elective   3
MU 417 must be completed by the end of Semester 7.X   
 Total Credits   15
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
MU 471RecitalX 4C1
MU 472* Applied Music Instruction Upper-Division (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)X  2
Ensemble (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)X  1
Biological and Physical SciencesX 3A4
ElectivesX  7
The benchmark courses for the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   15
 Program Total Credits:   120