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Music - The Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Undergraduate Programs

Option in Performance (code MUS_BM05) (132 units)

Requirements

Core:

(MUS 129, 229/429) required each semester in residence to a maximum of 20 units with an achievement of senior level on major performance medium. Junior Recital (MUS 323) and Senior Recital (MUS 423A) is required of all students.

Piano:

  • Take 5 units of the following courses:
    • MUS 200 or MUS 201 Chamber Music (1)
    • MUS 400 or MUS 401 Chamber Music (1)
  • Take all of the following courses:
    • MUS 277 Keyboard Skills (2)
    • MUS 427 Piano Pedagogy I (3)
    • MUS 477 Piano Accompanying (2) must take 2 times
    • MUS 492A Studies in Keyboard Music (2)
    • MUS 492B Studies in Keyboard Music (2)
  • Electives:
  • Take five units from the following courses:
    • MUS 273A-B-C, 326, 428, 434A-B, 436, 460, 467, 478.

String Instruments:

  • Take 4 units of the following courses:
    • MUS 200 or MUS 201 Chamber Music (1)
    • MUS 400 or MUS 401 Chamber Music (1)
  • Take the following course:
    • MUS 326 Conducting (2)
  • Take 6 units from the following courses:
    • MUS 428, 460, 467, 471, 478 and 493.

Wind Instruments:

  • Take 4 units of the following courses (2 must be either woodwind or brass chamber music):
    • MUS 200 or MUS 201 Chamber Music (1)
    • MUS 400 or MUS 401 Chamber Music (1)
  • Take the following course:
    • MUS 326 Conducting (2)
  • Take 4 units of the following courses:
    • MUS 224 Performance and Styles (1)
    • MUS 424 Performance and Styles (1)
  • Take 6 units from the following courses:
    • MUS 428, 460, 467, 471, 478 and 493.

Percussion:

  • Take 4 units of the following courses (2 must be percussion ensemble):
    • MUS 200 or MUS 201 Chamber Music (1)
    • MUS 400 or MUS 401 Chamber Music (1)
  • Take the following course:
    • MUS 326 Conducting (2)
  • Take 6 units from the following courses:
    • 428, 460, 467, 471, 478 and 493.

Voice:

  • Take all of the following courses:
  • Take all of the following courses:
    • MUS 273A Diction for Singers (2)
    • MUS 273B French Diction for Singers (1)
    • MUS 273C German Diction for Singers (1)
    • MUS 326 Conducting (2)
    • MUS 426 Vocal Development (2)
  • Take one of the following courses:
    • MUS 434A German Song Repertoire (2)
    • MUS 434B French Song Repertoire (2)
  • Take one course from the following:
    • MUS 428, 460, 467, 469, and 471
  • Take an additional two units from the following:
    • MUS 436, 434A or 434B
  • Completion of Bob Cole Conservatory of Music Foreign Language Examination in French, German or Italian (may be waived by completion of 101B level course in French, German or Italian).

Opera:

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • MUS 273A Diction for Singers (2)
    • MUS 273B French Diction for Singers (1)
    • MUS 273C German Diction for Singers (1)
    • MUS 326 Conducting (2)
    • MUS 436 Opera Repertoire (2)
    • MUS 473 Advanced Diction for Singers (2)
  • Take one of the following courses:
    • THEA 262 Beginning Movement for the Actor (3)
    • THEA 114A Fundamentals of Acting (3)
  • Take two units from one the following courses (required as part of eight-unit activity requirement):
    • MUS 330 Opera (1)
    • MUS 331 Music Theater (1)
  • Choose two courses from the following:
    • Theatre Elective (3)
    • Dance Elective (DANC 111A or 113A) (2)
    • MUS 469 Music of the Theatre (3)
  • Completion of Bob Cole Conservatory of Music Foreign Language Examination in French, German or Italian (may be waived by completion of 101B level course in French, German or Italian).

Jazz Studies:

  • Take 4 units of the following courses:
    • MUS 200 or MUS 201 Chamber Music (1)
    • MUS 400 or MUS 401 Chamber Music (1)
  • Take all of the following courses:
    • MUS 271 Improvisation Techniques I (2)
    • MUS 371 Improvisation Techniques II (2)
    • MUS 372A Jazz Theory I (2)
    • MUS 372B Jazz Theory II (2)
    • MUS 393 Jazz, An American Music (3)
    • MUS 416 Jazz Pedogogy (2)
    • MUS 474A Commercial Arranging (3)
  • Take 4 units by advisement from the following:
    • MUS 370, 411, 417, 442, 455, 456, 457, 474B or 497D
  • Completion of Bob Cole Conservatory Jazz Piano Proficiency Examination (equivalent to MUS 221B)