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

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

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 1501Piano Class I 1
MU 151B1Piano Class II: Performance, Composition, and General Studies 1
Select two semesters from the following in your major instrument: 2
Applied Music Instruction: String Bass  
Applied Music Instruction: Viola  
Applied Music Instruction: Violin  
Applied Music Instruction: Violoncello  
MU *** Ensemble (see list below)2 2
Historical Perspectives3D3
Mathematics1B3
Electives 5
 Total Credits 31
Sophomore
 
MU 217Music Theory III 3
MU 218Music Theory IV 3
MU 227Aural Skills III 1
MU 228Aural Skills IV 1
Select two semesters from the following in your major instrument: 2-4
Applied Music Instruction: String Bass  
Applied Music Instruction: Viola  
Applied Music Instruction: Violin  
Applied Music Instruction: Violoncello  
MU *** Ensemble (see list below)2 2
PSY 100General Psychology (GT-SS3)3C3
Advanced Writing23
Elective 11-13
 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
Select two credits from the following: 2
String Pedagogy I: Violin/Viola.  
String Pedagogy I: Violoncello  
String Pedagogy I: String Bass  
Select two credits from the following: 2
String Pedagogy II: Violin/Viola  
String Pedagogy II: Violoncello  
String Pedagogy II: String Bass  
Take two semesters from the following in your major instrument: 4
Applied Music Instruction: String Bass  
Applied Music Instruction: Viola  
Applied Music Instruction: Violin  
Applied Music Instruction: Violoncello  
Select one from the following: 3
Child Psychology  
Adolescent Psychology  
MU *** Ensemble (see list below)2 2
Arts and Humanities3B3
 Total Credits 31
Senior
 
MU 471Recital4C1
Select two credits from the following: 2
String Pedagogy III: Violin  
String Pedagogy III: Violoncello  
String Pedagogy III: String Bass  
Select two credits from the following: 2
String Literature: Violin/Viola  
String Literature: Violoncello  
String Literature: String Bass  
Take two semesters from the following in your major instrument: 4
Applied Music Instruction: String Bass  
Applied Music Instruction: Viola  
Applied Music Instruction: Violin  
Applied Music Instruction: Violoncello  
MU *** Ensemble (see list below)2 2
MU *** Music Electives 3
Biological and Physical Sciences3A7
Global and Cultural Awareness3E3
Electives3 3
 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

Students with previous keyboard experience may test out of MU 150 and/or MU 151B and replace with the same number of elective credit(s).

2

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

3

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, String Pedagogy Option.
 

Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)  1A3
MU 117Music Theory IX  3
MU 127Aural Skills IX  1
MU 131Introduction to Music History and Literature (GT-AH1)X 3B3
MU 150Piano Class IX  1
Select one course from the following:   1
Applied Music Instruction: String BassX   
Applied Music Instruction: ViolaX   
Applied Music Instruction: ViolinX   
Applied Music Instruction: VioloncelloX   
Ensemble (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)X  1
Mathematics  1B3
 Total Credits   16
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
MU 118Music Theory IIX  3
MU 128Aural Skills IIX  1
MU 151BPiano Class II: Performance, Composition, and General StudiesX  1
Select one course from the following:   1
Applied Music Instruction: String BassX   
Applied Music Instruction: ViolaX   
Applied Music Instruction: ViolinX   
Applied Music Instruction: VioloncelloX   
Ensemble (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)   1
Historical Perspectives  3D3
Electives   5
CO 150 and AUCC 1B (MATH) requirement 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
Select one course from the following:   1-2
Applied Music Instruction: String BassX   
Applied Music Instruction: ViolaX   
Applied Music Instruction: ViolinX   
Applied Music Instruction: VioloncelloX   
Ensemble (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)X  1
PSY 100General Psychology (GT-SS3)  3C3
Advanced Writing  23
Elective   3-4
 Total Credits   16
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
MU 218Music Theory IVX  3
MU 228Aural Skills IVX  1
Select one course from the following:   1-2
Applied Music Instruction: String BassX   
Applied Music Instruction: ViolaX   
Applied Music Instruction: ViolinX   
Applied Music Instruction: VioloncelloX   
Ensemble (See List on Concentration Requirements TabX  1
Electives    8-9
 Total Credits   15
Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
MU 254Beginning Conducting   2
MU 317Music Theory VX  2
MU 334Music History IX 4A,4B3
Select one course from the following:   2
String Pedagogy I: Violin/Viola.X   
String Pedagogy I: VioloncelloX   
String Pedagogy I: String BassX   
MU 417Counterpoint X 3
Select one course from the following in your major instrument:   2
Applied Music Instruction: String Bass    
Applied Music Instruction: Viola    
Applied Music Instruction: Violin    
Applied Music Instruction: Violoncello    
Ensemble (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)   1
PSY 100 must be completed by the end of Semester 5.X   
 Total Credits   15
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
MU 318Arranging and OrchestrationX  2
MU 335Music History IIX 4A,4B3
Select one course from the following:   2
String Pedagogy II: Violin/ViolaX   
String Pedagogy II: VioloncelloX   
String Pedagogy II: String BassX   
Select one course from the following in your major instrument:   2
Applied Music Instruction: String Bass    
Applied Music Instruction: Viola    
Applied Music Instruction: Violin    
Applied Music Instruction: Violoncello    
Select one course from the following:   3
Child Psychology    
Adolescent Psychology    
Ensemble (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)X  1
Arts and Humanities  3B3
 Total Credits   16
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following:   2
String Pedagogy III: ViolinX   
String Pedagogy III: VioloncelloX   
String Pedagogy III: String BassX   
Select one course from the following in your major instrument:   2
Applied Music Instruction: String Bass    
Applied Music Instruction: Viola    
Applied Music Instruction: Violin    
Applied Music Instruction: Violoncello    
Ensemble (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)X  1
Biological and Physical Sciences  3A4
Music Elective   3
 Total Credits   12
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following:   2
String Literature: Violin/ViolaX   
String Literature: VioloncelloX   
String Literature: String BassX   
MU 471RecitalX 4C1
Select one course from the following in your major instrument:X  2
Applied Music Instruction: String Bass    
Applied Music Instruction: Viola    
Applied Music Instruction: Violin    
Applied Music Instruction: Violoncello    
Ensemble (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)X  1
Biological and Physical SciencesX 3A3
Global and Cultural AwarenessX 3E3
ElectiveX  3
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