Music

Program Requirements

Music Education

  • An audition before the music faculty. All incoming students planning to major in music or music education must complete this audition before being accepted as a Music Major.
  • All transfer students must take a placement exam in music theory prior to registration.
  • All music majors must take MUS 117 to fulfill their Fine Arts requirements.
  • All music majors must enroll in Concert Attendance (MUS 070) every semester until they pass five semesters.
  • All music majors must take Keyboard Harmony their first semester at Quincy University.
  • All music majors must take applied piano every semester until they complete piano proficiency.
  • All music majors must complete the Sophomore Proficiency process with a passing grade before being admitted to upper level courses in the major.
  • A minimum grade of C- is required in all major courses to count toward the major or minor. A minimum 2.0 cumulative average in the major or minor is required.
  • Supplementary information about program requirements is contained in the Music Program Handbook for Students, which can be obtained from music advisors.


Bachelor of Arts in Music
(Concentration in Instrumental or Vocal Music)

  • General requirements for baccalaureate degree.
  • 14 credit hours of applied music lessons on one instrument or voice (major).
  • 20 credit hours of music courses, including: MUS 113-114, 115-116, 213-214, and 311-312.
  • Vocal Recital Seminar (MUS 332) is required of all those whose major performing medium is voice.
  • Required performances: Recitals during junior and senior years in the major applied field. Six additional public performances as a soloist in faculty approved concerts.
  • Attendance at designated recitals and concerts at the University or in the community.
  • Those whose major performing medium is voice must take MUS 219-220. Those whose major performing medium is voice must take MUS 219-220.
  • Music ensembles.
    Instrumental Concentration:
    8 credit hours Symphonic Band
    2 credit hours Concert Choir
    Vocal Concentration:
    8 credit hours Concert Choir
  • The senior recital and recital paper constitute the required comprehensive experience.


Bachelor of Science in Music Education
(Concentration in Instrumental Music)

  • General requirements for baccalaureate degree.
  • 14 credit hours of applied music lessons on one instrument (major).
  • 20 credit hours of music courses, including: MUS 113-114, 115-116, 213-214, 311-312.
  • 13 credit hours of music education courses, including: MED 317, 320, 341, 351, 412, 413.
  • MED 330 Introduction to Orchestral Instruments (.5 credit).
  • 7 credit hours in Symphonic Band, 2 semester hours in Concert Choir.
  • Professional courses for state certification.
  • Required performances: Recital during senior year in the major applied field. Six additional public performances as a soloist in faculty approved concerts.
  • The senior recital and recital paper constitute the required comprehensive experience.
  • A prerequisite for all music education courses (MED) is acceptance into the teacher education program.
  • Student membership in MENC is required of all music education majors.


Bachelor of Science in Music Education
(Concentration in Vocal Music)

  • General requirements for baccalaureate degree.
  • 14 credit hours of applied music lessons in voice (major).
  • 25 credit hours of music courses, including: MUS 113-114; 115-116, 213-214, 219-220, 311-312, and 332.
  • 9 credit hours of music education courses, including: MED 317, 330, 341, 349.
  • 7 credit hours in Concert Choir.
  • Professional courses for state certification (See Curriculum Requirements).
  • Required performances: Recital during senior year in the major applied field. Six additional public performances as a soloist in faculty approved concerts.
  • The senior recital and recital paper constitute the required comprehensive experience.
  • A prerequisite for all music education courses (MED) is acceptance into the teacher education program.
  • Student membership in MENC is required of all music education majors.

Communication and Music Production

  • General requirements for baccalaureate degree (page 9).
  • A technological literacy requirement is fulfilled by completion of COM384 Principles of Audio Production and Performance and COM385 Principles of Television Production.
  • All music majors must enroll in Concert Attendance (MUS070) every semester until five semesters are successfully completed.
  • Communication courses (21 hours):
    COM 210, 384, 385, and 480
    Choose from the following (9 hours): COM 330, 361, 365, 387
  • Music courses (25/27 hours):
    MUS 070, 113, 114, 115, 116, 118 and 310 (13 hours)
    Choose from the following (5-6 hours): MUS 107, 117, 213, 214, 218, 311, or 312
    Applied Music and/or Music Ensembles (7-8 hours)
  • INT 480 Internship – Music Production (3 hours)
  • 27 semester hours of Electives outside Music and Communication (9 hours at 300-400 level).
  • A grade of "C" or better is required in all Communication, Music and INT courses applicable to the major.
  • Successful completion of all components of the assessment program as outlined in the handbook for Communication majors.

 

The following courses are recommended as electives for those students interested in understanding and developing entrepreneurship: ENT301, 315, 331, and 497. Also recommended is ENG382.

Advanced Placement Opportunity
Credit for prior learning or life experience may be granted, at the discretion of program area faculty, upon review of a portfolio.


Requirements for a Minor:
The music minor consists of 18/19 hours plus ensemble participation.

  • Required foundation courses: MUS 113-114 Music Theory I and II; MUS 115-116 Sight Singing and Ear Training I and II; MUS 117 Exploring Music; and two credit hours of Applied Music.
  • Following completion of foundation courses, student must choose one of the following areas of concentration: Music Theory, Music History, Music Performance, or Music Education. A total of five or six credit hours in one of these areas will complete the Minor. Suggested courses for each area:
    Music Theory:
    MUS 213-215 Music Theory III and IV - 6 hrs.
    Music History:
    MUS 311-312 Music History I and II - 6 hrs.

Music Performance:
Applied Music (usually one credit per semester; students will perform on department convocations) - 5/6 hrs.

Music Education:
MED 317 Elementary School Music - 2 hrs.
MED 341 Junior and Senior High School Music - 2 hrs.
MED 320 Percussion Methods - 2 hrs.
MED 349 Choral Methods - 3 hrs.
MED 351 Instrumental Methods - 3 hrs.
MED 412 Woodwind Methods - 2 hrs.
MED 413 Brass Methods - 2 hrs.
MED 330 Intro to Orchestral Instruments - 2 hrs.

  • Students are expected to perform in an ensemble for a minimum of four semesters. Students with an area of concentration in Music Performance must perform in one ensemble each semester for a total of eight semesters.
  • Each student pursuing a Minor in Music must have an advisor from the Music faculty.