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2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog

Music - The Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Undergraduate Programs

Option in Performance (132 units)

Requirements

Core:

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

Piano:

Take 5 units of the following courses: MUS 200 or 201, MUS 400 or 401

Take all of the following courses:

  • MUS 277 Keyboard Skills (2)
    Prerequisite: None
  • MUS 427 Piano Pedagogy I (3)
    Prerequisite: None
  • MUS 477 Piano Accompanying (2) (must take 2 times)
    Prerequisite: MUS 277 or consent of instructor.
  • MUS 492A Studies in Keyboard Music (2)
    Prerequisite: MUS 360 or consent of instructor.
  • MUS 492B Studies in Keyboard Music (2)
    Prerequisite: MUS 360 or consent of instructor.

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 201, MUS 400 or 401

Take the following course:

  • MUS 326 Conducting (2)
    Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.

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 201, MUS 400 or 401

Take the following course:

  • MUS 326 Conducting (2)
    Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.

Take 4 units of the following courses:

  • MUS 224 Performance and Styles (1), 200T Saxaphone Ensemble (1), 200J Jazz Combos (1)
  • MUS 424 Performance and Styles (1), 400T Saxophone Ensemble (1), 400J Jazz Combos (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 201, MUS 400 or 401

Take the following course:

  • MUS 326 Conducting (2)
    Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.

Take 6 units from the following courses: MUS 428, 460, 467, 471, 478 and 493.

Voice:

Take all of the following courses:

  • MUS 273A Diction for Singers (2)
    Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor.
  • MUS 273B French Diction for Singers (1)
    Prerequisite: MUS 273A.
  • MUS 273C German Diction for Singers (1)
    Prerequisites: MUS 273A.
  • MUS 326 Conducting (2)
    Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.
  • MUS 426 Vocal Development (2)
    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Take one of the following courses: MUS 434A, MUS 434B

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)
    Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor.
  • MUS 273B French Diction for Singers (1)
    Prerequisite: MUS 273A.
  • MUS 273C German Diction for Singers (1)
    Prerequisites: MUS 273A.
  • MUS 426 Vocal Development (2)
    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
  • MUS 436 Opera Repertoire (2)
    Prerequisites: MUS 273B, C or consent of instructor. Two years of voice study, completion of Bob Cole Conservatory of Music Foreign Language Proficiency Exam (may be waived upon successful completion of 101B level course in French, German, or Italian).
  • MUS 473 Advanced Diction for Singers (2)
    Prerequisites: MUS 273A, 273B, or consent of instructor.

Take one of the following courses: THEA 262, 114A

Take two units from one the following courses (required as part of eight-unit activity requirement):

  • MUS 330, 331

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 201, MUS 400 or 401

Take all of the following courses:

  • MUS 271 Improvisation Techniques I (2)
    Prerequisites: None
  • MUS 371 Improvisation Techniques II (2)
    Prerequisites: None
  • MUS 372A Jazz Theory I (2)
    Prerequisite: MUS 142B or consent of instructor.
  • MUS 372B Jazz Theory II (2)
    Prerequisite: MUS 372A or consent of instructor.
  • MUS 393 Jazz, An American Music (3)
    Prerequisite: GE Foundation requirement and upper division standing.
  • MUS 416 Jazz Pedogogy (2)
    Prerequisite: MUS 271 or consent of instructor.
  • MUS 474A Jazz Arranging I (2)
    Prerequisite: MUS 372B or consent of instructor.

Take 4 units by advisement from the following: MUS 370, 411A, 417, 442, 455, 456, 457, 474B or 497D

Completion of Bob Cole Conservatory Jazz Piano Proficiency Examination (equivalent to MUS 221B)

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