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 2017

Freshman
AUCCCredits
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
MU 117Music Theory I 3
MU 118Music Theory II 3
MU 127Aural Skills I 1
MU 128Aural Skills II 1
MU 131Introduction to Music History and Literature (GT-AH1)3B3
MU 272I1Applied Music Instruction: Piano 4
MU *** Ensemble (see list below)2 2
Historical Perspectives3D3
Mathematics1B3
Electives 4
 Total Credits 30
Sophomore
 
L*** *** Foreign language3 10
MU 217Music Theory III 3
MU 218Music Theory IV 3
MU 227Aural Skills III 1
MU 228Aural Skills IV 1
MU 272I1Applied Music Instruction: Piano 4
MU *** Ensemble (see list below)2 2
PSY 100General Psychology (GT-SS3)3C3
Advanced Writing23
Electives 4
 Total Credits 34
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
MU 472I4Applied Music Instruction: Piano 4
MU *** Ensemble (see list below)2 2
Arts and Humanities3B3
Electives 4
 Total Credits 29
Senior
 
MU 407Accompanying 2
MU 465Keyboard Literature 2
MU 471Recital4C1
MU 472I4Applied Music Instruction: Piano 4
MU *** Music Electives 3
Biological and Physical Sciences3A7
Global and Cultural Awareness3E3
Electives5 5
 Total Credits 27
 Program Total Credits: 120

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

Take two semesters each in the freshman and sophomore years.

2

Students must participate in an ensemble during each semester in which they are enrolled in MU 272I or MU 472I. At least once during the program of study, this must be achieved by taking MU 408 or through another small ensemble experience.

3

Take two semesters of a foreign language in the sophomore year.

4

Take two semesters each in 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 Program:
A grade of C or better is required in all music courses used to satisfy major requirements.
 

Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)  1A3
MU 117Music Theory IX  3
MU 127Aural Skills IX  1
MU 272IApplied Music Instruction: PianoX  2
MU*** Ensemble (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)X  1
Mathematics  1B3
Elective   2
 Total Credits   15
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
MU 118Music Theory IIX  3
MU 128Aural Skills IIX  1
MU 131Introduction to Music History and Literature (GT-AH1)X 3B3
MU 272IApplied Music Instruction: PianoX  2
MU*** Ensemble (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)   1
Historical Perspectives  3D3
Elective   2
AUCC 1B (MATH) and CO 150 must be completed by the end of Semester 2. X   
 Total Credits   15
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
MU 217Music Theory IIIX  3
MU 227Aural Skills IIIX  1
MU 272IApplied Music Instruction: PianoX  2
PSY 100General Psychology (GT-SS3)  3C3
L*** *** Foreign Language   5
MU*** Ensemble (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)X  1
Advanced Writing  23
 Total Credits   18
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
MU 218Music Theory IVX  3
MU 228Aural Skills IVX  1
MU 272IApplied Music Instruction: PianoX  2
L*** *** Foreign Language   5
MU*** Ensemble (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)X  1
Electives   4
 Total Credits   16
Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
MU 254Beginning ConductingX  2
MU 317Music Theory VX  2
MU 334Music History I X4A,4B3
MU 417Counterpoint   3
MU 472IApplied Music Instruction: Piano   2
MU*** Ensemble (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)X  1
Arts and Humanities  3B3
 Total Credits   16
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
MU 318Arranging and OrchestrationX  2
MU 335Music History IIX 4A,4B3
MU 471RecitalX  1
MU 472IApplied Music Instruction: Piano   2
MU*** Ensemble (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)X  1
Electives   4
MU 335 must be completed by the end of Semester 6.X   
 Total Credits   13
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
MU 407AccompanyingX  1
MU 465Keyboard LiteratureX  2
MU 472IApplied Music Instruction: Piano   2
MU*** Music Elective   3
Biological and Physical Sciences  3A3
Global and Cultural Awareness  3E3
MU 417 must be completed by the end of Semester 7.X   
 Total Credits   14
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
MU 407AccompanyingX  1
MU 471RecitalX 4C1
MU 472IApplied Music Instruction: PianoX  2
Biological and Physical SciencesX 3A4
ElectivesX  5
The benchmark courses for the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   13
 Program Total Credits:   120