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Undergraduate Catalog 2013 - 2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Music, B.Mus



A minimum total number of 128 credit hours are required for every student in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. All degree seeking, CLASS students must complete a specific number of General Education (GenEd) requirements which are comprised of University and College requirements.  This is in addition to the credits for their major field of study. Students are responsible for ensuring the appropriate selection of courses to satisfy GenEd requirements. Students are highly encouraged to consult with both their general education advisor and faculty advisor regarding the applicability of selected courses each semester. A comprehensive description of Cleveland State University’s General Education Requirements for undergraduate students is available online at http://www.csuohio.edu/academic/gened/summarytable.html.

Music (B.Mus., B.A.)


At-a-Glances

Minimum hours required for B.A.: 49

Minimum hours required for B.-Mus. Composition: 91

Minimum hours required for B.-Mus. Education: 96

Minimum hours required for B.-Mus. Performance: 78

Minimum hours required for B.-Mus. Music Therapy: 93

Minimum hours required for minor: 24

Contact information: Department chairperson, 216-687-2151.

Two degree programs are offered: the Bachelor of Music, for the student who seeks primarily professional training, and the Bachelor of Arts with a major in music, for the student who seeks to study music in its wider cultural context. The Music Department offers training for music majors in the areas of music education, composition, applied music, and music therapy. These programs have been accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. The music therapy program is approved by the American Music Therapy Association.

Private lessons in applied music are offered on campus. Students may register for either one or two half-hour weekly lessons. The last digit of the applied music course number indicates the amount of credit earned. Those who register for one half-hour lesson earn one semester hour; two half-hour lessons earn two semester hours. Special tuition fees are assessed for these courses. A successful performance audition is required for admission to music major status.

All music students are urged to consult the Music Department Student Handbook online for further clarification of the degree requirements listed below. The handbook contains other departmental standards and requirements not listed here.

Bachelor of Music Degree


In addition to fulfilling the general course requirements of the university and the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, B.Mus. majors are required to complete course work in areas of common experience in music and in courses specific to one of four areas of concentration: music education, composition, applied music, or music therapy.

1. Course work in areas of common experience includes


Course work in areas of common experience includes performance experience in applied music and in ensembles, development of basic musicianship skills, knowledge of musical structures and styles in broad historical and cultural contexts.

The courses required in the common experience are:


2. In addition, each major area of concentration requires applied music and ensemble participation as follows:


  • Music education: seven semesters of applied music and seven semesters of major ensembles, at least one semester must be in small ensemble.
  • Composition: eight semesters of applied music and six semesters of ensembles
  • Performance: eight semesters of applied music (includes sixteen credits at the 300-level) and 12 semester hours of ensembles at the 300-level, at least one semester must be in small ensemble
  • Music therapy: seven semesters of applied music and seven semesters of major ensemble, at least one semester must be in small ensemble.

Appropriate proficiency levels as defined by the Department of Music faculty must be passed for students to progress to upper-level applied music study.

3. Each area of concentration also requires degree candidates to present at least one recital as follows:


  • Music education: a 30-minute senior recital
  • Composition: a recital of representative works
  • Applied Music: two 60-minute recitals
  • Music therapy: a 30-minute senior recital

Areas of Concentration


Composition


A student choosing the option in composition must complete the following music courses in addition to the common experiences listed above:

Performance


A student choosing the option in music performance must complete the following course in addition to the common experiences listed above:

Music Therapy


Completion of the program of study leads to certification as a Registered Music Therapist with the Certification Board for Music Therapy. The mandatory internship must be completed at an AMTA approved facility.. Note: There is a tuition surcharge for Consortium courses.

In addition to the common experiences

 A student choosing the option in Music Therapy must complete the following courses listed below:

Fulfill AMTA requirements

In order to fulfill AMTA requirements, Music Therapy majors must take the following courses as part of their General Education (GenEd) requirements: