Requirements for the Strings Option

Students in the Strings option must complete the following:

Applied Study
Elementary/Intermediate (complete 12 credits from one of the following courses):12
Elementary/Intermediate Violin
Elementary/Intermediate Viola
Elementary/Intermediate Cello
Elementary/Intermediate String Bass
Elementary/Intermediate Harp
Advanced (complete 14 credits)14
Advanced Violin
Advanced Viola
Advanced Cello
Advanced String Bass
Advanced Harp
Senior Recital2
Senior Recital
Advanced Music Theory4
Musica Practica 4
and Musica Practica: Aural Skills 4
Keyboard Skills (complete 4 credits):4
All students must pass MUS PERF 104 keyboard proficiency. Extra credits earned in reaching proficiency will count as music electives.
Elementary Class Piano
Intermediate Class Piano
Large Performance Ensemble (complete 8 credits):8
University Symphony Orchestra
String Ensemble (complete 4 credits):4
Ensemble-String
Ensemble4
Global Hand Drumming Ensemble: Survey of Selected Global Hand Drumming Traditions
Jazz Ensemble
Ensemble-Woodwind
Ensemble-Brass
Ensemble-String
Black Music Ensemble
Ensemble-Percussion
Collegium Musicum
Pedagogy2
Pedagogy
Repertoire2
Repertoire
Electives5
Elective credit is earned from courses on the list of electives approved for all options of the Bachelor of Music: Performance program. This list is published in the Requirements section for the program.
Total Credits61

Sample Four-Year Plan

This Sample Four-Year Plan is a tool to assist students and their advisor(s). Students should use it—along with their DARS report, the Degree Planner, and Course Search & Enroll tools—to make their own four-year plan based on their placement scores, credit for transferred courses and approved examinations, and individual interests. As students become involved in athletics, honors, research, student organizations, study abroad, volunteer experiences, and/or work, they might adjust the order of their courses to accommodate these experiences. Students will likely revise their own four-year plan several times during college.

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
Elementary/Intermediate Applied Study Course2Elementary/Intermediate Applied Study Course2
MUSIC 1213MUSIC 1223
MUSIC 1711MUSIC 1721
MUSIC 621MUSIC 621
MUSIC 2691MUSIC 2691
Foreign Language4Foreign Language4
Communication A3Quantitative Reasoning A 3
 15 15
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
Elementary/Intermediate Applied Study Course4Elementary/Intermediate Applied Study Course4
MUSIC 2213MUSIC 2223
MUSIC 2711MUSIC 2721
MUSIC 2113MUSIC 2123
MUSIC 621MUSIC 621
MUSIC 2691MUSIC 2691
Ethnic Studies 3MUS PERF 1032
 16 15
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
Advanced Applied Study Course4Advanced Applied Study Course4
Music History Elective 3Music History Elective 3
MUSIC 621MUSIC 621
Ensemble1Ensemble1
MUSIC 3402MUSIC 2522
MUS PERF 1042MUSIC 3462
Global Music Cultures3Quantitative Reasoning B 3
 16 16
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
Advanced Applied Study Course4Advanced Applied Study Course2
MUSIC 621MUS PERF 4992
Ensemble1MUSIC 621
Music Electives2Ensemble1
Natural Science Breadth with Lab4Music Electives3
Communication B 3Social Science Breadth 3
 15 12
Total Credits 120