2019-2020 University Catalog 
    
    Dec 05, 2019  
2019-2020 University Catalog

Music major leading to BS degree


A major in music leading to a Bachelor of Science degree requires at least 56 credits as follows:

  1. MUS 121, 161, 162, 163, 164, 195, 201, 202, 261, 262, 315, 325, 365, 473 or 493 (thesis)
  2. Completion of one of the following emphases:
    1. Vocal Music Emphasis:
      • MUS 116, 210, 326;
      • 7 credits of applied study in voice; and
      • 8 credits of conducted choral ensemble (MUS 109, 110). Students whose primary applied instrument is piano may substitute up to four credits of accompanying 108.
    2. Instrumental Music Emphasis:
      • MUS 327, 350, 351, 352, 353
      • 7 credits of applied study on primary instrument (in addition to any applied piano courses that may be required in order to complete the piano proficiency requirement); and
      • 8 credits of conducted instrumental ensemble (MUS 113, 114, 115). Students whose primary applied instrument is piano may substitute up to four credits of accompanying 108.
  3. Enrollment in ensemble courses (108-116) is required every fall and winter term after declaring the music major
  4. Demonstrated piano proficiency by the end of the sophomore year. Students with no prior piano experience must complete both MUS 100 and 101. Students with prior piano experience will be tested to determine proficiency. W&L's specific standards for piano proficiency are listed at go.wlu.edu/piano-proficiency .
  5. Successful completion of MUS 200 every fall and winter term after declaring the music major.

2. Completion of one of the following emphases:


a. Vocal Music Emphasis


  • 7 credits of applied study in voice;
  • 8 credits of conducted choral ensemble (MUS 109, 110).  Students whose primary applied instrument is piano may substitute up to four credits of accompanying 108; and
  • the following courses:

b. Instrumental Music Emphasis


  • 7 credits of applied study on primary instrument (in addition to any applied piano courses that may be required in order to complete the piano proficiency requirement);
  • 8 credits of conducted instrumental ensemble (MUS 113, 114, 115). Students whose primary applied instrument is piano may substitute up to four credits of accompanying 108; and
  • the following courses:

3. Ensemble Courses


Enrollment in ensemble courses (108-116) is required every fall and winter term after declaring the music major

4. Demonstrated piano proficiency by the end of the sophomore year


Students with no prior piano experience must complete both MUS 100 and 101. Students with prior piano experience will be tested to determine proficiency. W&L's specific standards for piano proficiency are listed at go.wlu.edu/piano-proficiency .

5. Recital Attendance


Successful completion of MUS 200 every fall and winter term after declaring the music major.