Majors & Minors in Music

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Music Major

  • Music Education
  • Church Music
  • Comprehensive Music
  • Music Composition
  • Piano Pedagogy

Music Majors receive a minimum scholarship of $1,000 per year

Music Minor

Requirements:
18 hours including MUSC 101, 102, 221, 132, 133, three-hour 300/400 level lecture class, four ensemble credits, three credits of applied study

Music Minors receive a minimum scholarship of $500 per year

Concentrations

Requirements for a Major in Music

The following courses are required of all music majors on all tracks: MUSC 101, 102, 103, 104, 132, 133, 201, 202, 203, 204, 221, 223, 331, 332, and 432. Students must enroll in a major ensemble (441, 443, or 456) with each semester of major applied study. Total semesters for major applied study vary with each track. Each track requires 2 semesters of minor applied study. The minor applied study for piano majors is determined following consolation with faculty adviser. The minor applied study for all other majors is piano. Each student must meet the guidelines in proficiency (defined in Handbook of Policies and Guidelines) before the minor applied requirement is satisfied. It may be necessary to take more than 2 hours of minor applied study to meet guideline proficiency requirements. If a student can meet guideline proficiency requirements prior to 2 semesters of minor applied study, the student may opt for another minor applied study. Completion of MUSC 101-104 eliminates four hours of the natural science requirement of the General College Curriculum. Course exemption is available in Music Theory through advanced placement testing. However, students who place beyond MUSC 101, 103, 201 or 203 must substitute each exempted course with MUSC 291, 302, 401 or 402 in observance with prerequisites.

Music Education (about 50% of majors)
The requirements include the following music courses in addition to those required of all music majors: MUSC 263, 264, 265, 266, 267, 420, 421, and 453. Seven semesters of major applied study culminating with a half recital in the seventh semester are required. Students must also complete the Professional Education sequence in the School of Education. Total number of hours: 144½.

Church Music (about 15% of majors)
The requirements include the following music courses in addition to those required of all music majors: MUSC 267, 326 (keyboard majors only) or 327 (instrumental or voice majors only), 427, 428, 429, 437, 438, and 457; RELG 125, 202, 212, 222, 224, and 226. Seven semesters of major applied study culminating with a half recital in the seventh semester are required. Total number of hours: 130.

Composition (about 5% of majors)
The requirements include the following music courses in addition to those required of all music majors: MUSC 263, 264, 265, 266, 267, 291, 302, 391, 392, 401, 402, 491, and 492. Six semesters of major applied study culminating with a half recital in the sixth semester are required. Additionally, enrollment in a major ensemble (441, 443, or 456) in the seventh and eighth semesters, and a half composition recital in the eighth semester are required. Total number of hours: 128.

Comprehensive Music Curriculum (about 20% of majors)
The requirements include the following music courses in addition to those required of all music majors: MUSC 267, 302, 401, 402, and 461. Course of study requires 12 hours of free electives. Eight semesters of major applied study culminating with a full recital in the eighth semester are required. Total number of hours: 128.

Piano Pedagogy (about 10% of majors)
The requirements include the following music courses in addition to those required of all music majors: MUSC 302, 328, 329, 402, 416, 417, 421, 435 and 461. Eight semesters of major applied study culminating with a recital in the eighth semester are required. Total number of hours: 128.

Internship Opportunities

  • Music Education: 10 weeks of student teaching required
  • Church Music: 10 weeks of church Practicum required.

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Ran Whitley
Professor of Music
whitley@campbell.edu
(800) 334-4111 x:1496