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Bachelor of Music Degree

The minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree, including the Core Curriculum requirements, is 133 in the Music Studies concentration, 130 in the Composition emphasis, 130 in the Music Performance emphasis, and 130 in the Music Marketing emphasis. Undergraduates seeking elementary teacher certification must complete the Interdisciplinary Studies degree.

All candidates for this degree must fulfill the Core Curriculum requirements and the music degree requirements, which are listed below. In addition, a candidate for the Bachelor of Music degree must complete the course requirements for the concentration or emphasis declared by the candidate.

Core Curriculum Requirements (42 semester credit hours)
Students seeking the Bachelor of Music degree must fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements in the same manner as other students. The courses listed below satisfy both degree requirements and Core Curriculum requirements; however, if these courses are taken to satisfy both requirements, then students may need to take additional courses in order to meet the minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree. For a complete listing of courses that satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements, see pages 3-5 of this catalog..

MUS 2243 may be used to satisfy the core requirement in Creative Arts as well as a major requirement. Vocal Performance majors should take ITL 1014 to satisfy the core requirement in Language, Philosophy, and Culture.

Music Degree Requirements

All candidates for the Bachelor of Music degree, regardless of concentration or emphasis, must complete the following 45–47 semester credit hours of required music courses. (Note that MUS 2243 World Music in Society may also be used to satisfy Core Curriculum requirements in Creative Arts):

MUS  1102  Aural Skills I
MUS  1112  Basic Skills of Music I
MUS  1122  Aural Skills II
MUS  1132  Basic Skills of Music II
MUS  1512  Music Performance-Private Instruction
MUS  1542  Music Performance-Private Instruction I
MUS  2102  Aural Skills III
MUS  2112  Aural Skills IV
MUS  2152  Basic Skills of Music III
MUS  2162  Basic Skills of Music IV
MUS  2243  World Music in Society
MUS  2403  Conducting I
MUS  2542  Music Performance-Private Instruction II (2 semesters)
MUS  3213  Music in Civilization I
MUS  3223  Music in Civilization II
MUS  3413  Psychology of Music
MUS  3532  Music Performance-Private Instruction III (2 semesters)*

Keyboard requirement (2 semester credit hours):

Non-Keyboard Principal Instrument
MUS  2421  Class Piano 3
MUS  2521  Class Piano 4

or

Keyboard Principal Instrument
MUS  1552  Functional Piano for Keyboard Principals

* Music Performance Emphasis students should take MUS 3543 Music Performance-Private Instruction IV (2 semesters) instead.

Special degree requirements. All students pursuing the Bachelor of Music degree are required:

  • to make one recital appearance during the last semester of required study on their principal instrument; performance majors are required to make a minimum of one recital or area seminar appearance each semester on their principal instrument
  • to perform in University ensembles; specific ensemble requirements for each emphasis or concentration are outlined in the Department of Music Student Handbook (available online)
  • to meet music performance proficiency standards established for principal instruments; students not meeting those standards must repeat music performance courses until the proficiency standards have been met
  • to fulfill the recital and seminar attendance requirements as defined in the Department of Music Student Handbook.

In addition, candidates for the Bachelor of Music degree must complete the course requirements for the concentration or emphasis they declare.

 

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Music Studies Concentration (with all-level teacher certification)

All candidates for this concentration must fulfill the Music Degree Requirements (45 hours), as well as the course requirements necessary for this concentration (49 hours). Details regarding the following requirements for each principal instrument area are available in the Department of Music Student Handbook.

The principal instrument for those whose student teaching will be in band must be a woodwind, brass, or percussion instrument(s); for instance, traditional percussion instruments as found in a band or orchestra—timpani, mallet instruments, multi-percussion, but not drum set.

The principal instrument for those whose student teaching will be in string classes or orchestra must be violin, viola, cello, contrabass (not electric bass), or classical guitar.

The principal instrument for those whose student teaching will be in choral-elementary general music must be voice, guitar, or piano.

The principal instrument for those whose student teaching will be in elementary general music-secondary instrumental must be violin, viola, cello, contrabass, guitar, woodwind, brass or traditional percussion.

A qualifying 30-minute proficiency recital must be presented on the student’s principal instrument and approved prior to the semester of student teaching; specific requirements are outlined in the Department of Music Student Handbook.

  1. 25 semester credit hours in music:
    1. 15–17 semester credit hours of required music courses:

      Wind Instrument and Percussion Principals
      MUS  2413  Conducting II (Instrumental)
      MUS  3232  Wind and Percussion Literature
      MUS  3312  Music Technology for Music Educators
      MUS  3401  Brass Instruments
      MUS  3421  Vocal Techniques for Instrumental Majors
      MUS  3431  Woodwind Instruments
      MUS  3453  Teaching Elementary Music
      MUS  3471  String Instruments
      MUS  3481  Percussion Instruments
      MUS  4452  Marching Band Techniques

      String Instrument Principals
      MUS  2413  Conducting II (Instrumental)
      MUS  3242  String Literature
      MUS  3312  Music Technology for Music Educators
      MUS  3401  Brass Instruments
      MUS  3421  Vocal Techniques for Instrumental Majors
      MUS  3431  Woodwind Instruments
      MUS  3453  Teaching Elementary Music
      MUS  3471  String Instruments
      MUS  3481  Percussion Instruments

      Guitar Principals (Orchestral)
      MUS  2413  Conducting II (Instrumental)
      MUS  3312  Music Technology for Music Educators
      MUS  3332  Advanced Guitar Literature
      MUS  3401  Brass Instruments
      MUS  3421  Vocal Techniques for Instrumental Majors
      MUS  3431  Woodwind Instruments
      MUS  3453  Teaching Elementary Music
      MUS  3471  String Instruments
      MUS  3481  Percussion Instruments

      Guitar Principals (Choral)
      MUS  2413  Conducting II (Choral)
      MUS  2601  Diction Survey
      MUS  3312  Music Technology for Music Educators
      MUS  3332  Advanced Guitar Literature
      MUS  3453  Teaching Elementary Music
      MUS  3463  Teaching Secondary Vocal Music
      MUS  3491  Instrumental Techniques for Voice Majors

      Voice and Keyboard Principals
      MUS  2413  Conducting II (Choral)
      MUS  2601  Diction Survey
      MUS  3272  Choral Literature (Renaissance to Baroque topic)
      MUS  3272  Choral Literature (Classical to 20th-Century topic)
      MUS  3312  Music Technology for Music Educators
      MUS  3453 Teaching Elementary Music
      MUS  3463  Teaching Secondary Vocal Music
      MUS  3491  Instrumental Techniques for Voice Majors

      Wind and percussion students interested in teaching general music may substitute C&I 4213 Approaches to Teaching Music (Vocal) for MUS 4452 Marching Band Techniques. Students who choose this option will do half of their student teaching in an elementary general music placement and half in a middle school band placement. This option requires consultation with the student’s music advisor.

      String students interested in teaching general music may substitute C&I 4213 Approaches to Teaching Music (Vocal) for the two-semester MUS 1511 Music Performance-Secondary Instrument requirement (in the section below). Students who choose this option will do half of their student teaching in an elementary general music placement and half in a secondary level orchestra placement. This option requires consultation with the student’s music advisor.

    2. 2-4 semester credit hours of additional required music performance study:

      Wind Instrument and Percussion Principals
      MUS  4532  Music Pedagogy (Instrumental)

      String Instrument Principals
      MUS  1511  Music Performance-Secondary Instrument (violin or viola)
      MUS  1511  Music Performance-Secondary Instrument (cello or bass)
      MUS  4532  Music Pedagogy (Instrumental)

      Guitar Principals (Orchestral)
      MUS  1511  Music Performance-Secondary Instrument (strings) (2 semesters)
      MUS  4532  Music Pedagogy (Guitar)

      Guitar Principals (Choral)
      MUS  1511  Music Performance-Secondary Instrument (strings) (2 semesters)
      MUS  4532  Music Pedagogy (Guitar)

      Voice Principals
      MUS  4531  Vocal Pedagogy I
      MUS  4541  Vocal Pedagogy II

      Keyboard Principals
      MUS  1511  Music Performance-Secondary Instrument (voice) (2 semesters)

    3. 6 semester credit hours of ensemble as assigned by the ensemble directors, as outlined in the Department of Music Student Handbook

      * Secondary instrument must not be the same as principal instrument.


  2. 24 semester credit hours of professional education courses (including 6 hours of student teaching and 3 hours in a state-mandated reading course); for specific required courses, consult the College of Education and Human Development Advising and Certification Center

  3. Students electing the Music Studies concentration must successfully complete the pre-certification interview with the Music Studies Committee for approval to continue as a music studies major at the upper-division level

  4. Students enrolled in the Music Studies concentration must successfully complete competency tests to receive certification as specified by the Texas State Board for Educator Certification

Course Sequence Guide for B.M. with a Music Studies Concentration

This course sequence guide is designed to assist students in completing their UTSA undergraduate degree requirements. This is merely a guide and students must satisfy other requirements of this catalog and meet with advisors in the Department of Music and the College of Liberal and Fine Arts Undergraduate Advising Center for individualized degree plans. Progress within this guide depends upon such factors as course availability, individual student academic preparation, student time management, work obligations, and individual financial considerations. Students may choose to take courses during Summer terms to reduce course loads during long semesters.

Bachelor of Music in Music Studies (Instrumental) – Five-Year Academic Plan

3
First Year
Fall Credit Hours
AIS 1203 Academic Inquiry and Scholarship 3
MUS 1102 Aural Skills I 2
MUS 1112 Basic Skills of Music I 2
MUS 1512 Music Performance-Private Instruction 2
MUS 1521 Class Piano 1 1 1
MUS 3802 UTSA Marching Band 2
WRC 1013 Freshman Composition I 3
Major ensemble   2
Spring
MUS 1122 Aural Skills II 2
MUS 1132 Basic Skills of Music II 2
MUS 1542 Music Performance-Private Instruction I 2
MUS 1621 Class Piano 2 1 1
IDS 2013 Introduction to Learning and Teaching in a Culturally Diverse Society 3
WRC 1023 Freshman Composition II 3
Major ensemble   2
University core math course   3
Summer
University core course   3
University core course   3
Second Year
Fall
MUS 2102 Aural Skills III 2
MUS 2152 Basic Skills of Music III 2
MUS 2232 Introduction to Guitar Literature 3 2
MUS 2421 Class Piano 3 1
MUS 2542 Music Performance-Private Instruction II 2
MUS 3431 Woodwind Instruments 1
MUS 3453 Teaching Elementary Music 3
MUS 3802 UTSA Marching Band 2 2
Major ensemble   2
Spring
MUS 1511 1
MUS 2112 Aural Skills IV 2
MUS 2162 Basic Skills of Music IV 2
MUS 2243 World Music in Society (core) 3
MUS 2521 Class Piano 4 1
MUS 2542 Music Performance-Private Instruction II 2
MUS 3471 String Instruments 1
EDU 2103 Social Foundations for Education in a Diverse U.S. Society 3
Major ensemble 1  
Summer
University core course   3
University core course   3
Third Year
Fall
MUS 2403 Conducting I 3
MUS 3481 Percussion Instruments 1
MUS 3532 Music Performance-Private Instruction III 2
MUS 4452 Marching Band Techniques 2 2
EDP 3203 Learning and Development in the Secondary School Adolescent 3
Major ensemble 1  
University core course   3
Spring
MUS 2413 Conducting II 3
MUS 3232, MUS 3242, or MUS 3332 Wind and Percussion Literature 2
MUS 3401 Brass Instruments 1
MUS 3421 Vocal Techniques for Instrumental Majors 1
MUS 3532 Music Performance-Private Instruction III 2
Major ensemble 1  
University core course   3
Summer
University core course   3
University core course   3
Fourth Year
Fall
C&I 4213 Approaches to Teaching Music 3
MUS 1511 Music Performance-Secondary Instrument 4 1
MUS 3213 Music in Civilization I 3
MUS 3312 Music Technology for Music Educators 2
MUS 4532 Music Pedagogy 2
Major ensemble 1  
University core course   3
Spring
C&I 4203 Models of Teaching in the Content Areas of the Secondary School 3
MUS 3223 Music in Civilization II 3
MUS 3413 Psychology of Music 3
RDG 3773 Reading and Writing Across the Disciplines–Secondary 3
Major ensemble 1  
Fifth Year
Fall
C&I 4716 Student Teaching: All Level EC–12 6
  Total Credit Hours: 133.0

1 Special degree requirement. Not included in total degree hours.

2 Only required of Wind/Percussion principals. Wind and percussion students interested in teaching general music may substitute C&I 4213 (Vocal) for MUS 4452.

3 Only required of guitar principals. Special degree requirement. Not included in total degree hours.

4 Only required of String and Guitar principals.


Bachelor of Music in Music Studies (Choral) – Five-Year Academic Plan

First Year
Fall Credit Hours
AIS 1203 Academic Inquiry and Scholarship (core) 3
MUS 1102 Aural Skills I 2
MUS 1512 Music Performance-Private Instruction 2
MUS 1521 Class Piano 1 1 1
MUS 2601 Diction Survey 1
WRC 1013 Freshman Composition I (core) 3
Major ensemble   2
MUS 1112 Basic Skills of Music I 2
Spring
MUS 1132 Basic Skills of Music II 2
WRC 1023 Freshman Composition II (core) 3
MUS 1621 Class Piano 2 1 1
IDS 2013 Introduction to Learning and Teaching in a Culturally Diverse Society 3
MUS 1122 Aural Skills II 2
Major ensemble   2
MUS 1542 Music Performance-Private Instruction I 2
Summer
University core course   3
University core course   3
Second Year
Fall
MUS 2102 Aural Skills III 2
MUS 2152 Basic Skills of Music III 2
MUS 2232 Introduction to Guitar Literature 5 2
MUS 2421 Class Piano 3 2 1
MUS 2542 Music Performance-Private Instruction II 2
Major ensemble   2
University core course   3
EDU 2103 Social Foundations for Education in a Diverse U.S. Society 3
Spring
MUS 2112 Aural Skills IV 2
MUS 2162 Basic Skills of Music IV 2
MUS 2243 World Music in Society (core) 3
MUS 2403 Conducting I 3
MUS 2521 Class Piano 4 2 1
MUS 2542 Music Performance-Private Instruction II 2
Major ensemble 1  
Summer
University core course   3
University core course   3
Third Year
Fall
MUS 3413 Psychology of Music 3
MUS 3532 Music Performance-Private Instruction III 2
EDP 3203 Learning and Development in the Secondary School Adolescent 3
Major ensemble 1  
MUS 3272 Choral Literature 3 2
MUS 3453 Teaching Elementary Music 3
Spring
MUS 2413 Conducting II 3
MUS 3491 Instrumental Techniques for Voice Majors 1
MUS 3532 Music Performance-Private Instruction III 2
Major ensemble 1  
University core course   3
MUS 3463 Teaching Secondary Vocal Music 3
Summer
University core course   3
University core course   3
Fourth Year
Fall
C&I 4213 Approaches to Teaching Music 3
MUS 3272 Choral Literature 3 2
MUS 3312 Music Technology for Music Educators 2
MUS 4531 Vocal Pedagogy I 4 1
RDG 3773 Reading and Writing Across the Disciplines–Secondary 3
Major ensemble 1  
MUS 3213 Music in Civilization I 3
Spring
C&I 4203 Models of Teaching in the Content Areas of the Secondary School 3
MUS 3223 Music in Civilization II 3
MUS 4541 Vocal Pedagogy II 4 1
Major ensemble 1  
University core course   3
University core course   3
Fifth Year
Fall
C&I 4716 Student Teaching: All Level EC–12 6
  Total Credit Hours: 133.0

1 Special degree requirement. Not included in total degree hours.

2 Piano principals will substitute one semester of MUS 1552.

3 Guitar principals will substitute one semester MUS 3332 and two semesters of MUS 1511.

4 Guitar principals will substitute one semester of MUS 4532. Keyboard principals will substitute two semesters of MUS 1511.

5 Only required of guitar principals. Special degree requirement. Not included in total degree hours.



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Composition Emphasis

All candidates for this emphasis must fulfill the Music Degree Requirements (45 hours), as well as the course requirements necessary for this emphasis (46 hours).

  1. 10 semester credit hours of music performance courses are required, some of which may be repeated for credit:

    1. 2 semester credit hours of approved secondary instrument(s)

    2. 8 semester credit hours of ensemble as assigned by the ensemble directors, as outlined in the Department of Music Student Handbook

  2. 11 semester credit hours of required composition lessons:

    MUS  1141  Beginning Composition
    MUS  2141  Composition I (2 semesters)
    MUS  3162  Composition III (2 semesters)
    MUS  4142  Composition IV (2 semesters)

  3. 15 additional approved semester credit hours of upper-level music theory, history, and technology courses

  4. 9 semester credit hours of electives. Students intending to pursue graduate studies in Composition or Theory are strongly encouraged to take at least two semesters of a foreign language as electives; preferred languages include German, French, or Italian. Guitar principals must elect MUS 2232 Introduction to Guitar Literature.

  5. Students electing the Composition emphasis must interview with the Composition Committee for approval to pursue the emphasis at the upper-division level.

  6. MUS 4561 Senior Recital is required of all students in the Composition emphasis; the student’s senior recital shall include a selection of the student’s compositions totaling a minimum of 30 minutes. The student will submit completed musical scores representing a majority of the proposed recital program to an examining committee the semester before that of the recital. The examining committee shall determine the acceptability of the recital program.

Course Sequence Guide for B.M. with a Composition Emphasis

This course sequence guide is designed to assist students in completing their UTSA undergraduate degree requirements. This is merely a guide and students must satisfy other requirements of this catalog and meet with advisors in the Department of Music and the College of Liberal and Fine Arts Undergraduate Advising Center for individualized degree plans. Progress within this guide depends upon such factors as course availability, individual student academic preparation, student time management, work obligations, and individual financial considerations. Students may choose to take courses during Summer terms to reduce course loads during long semesters.

Bachelor of Music in Composition – Four-Year Academic Plan

First Year
Fall Credit Hours
AIS 1203 Academic Inquiry and Scholarship 3
MUS 1102 Aural Skills I 2
MUS 1112 Basic Skills of Music I 2
MUS 1512 Music Performance-Private Instruction 2
MUS 1521 Class Piano 1 1 1
WRC 1013 Freshman Composition I 3
Major ensemble   2
Spring
MUS 1122 Aural Skills II 2
MUS 1132 Basic Skills of Music II 2
MUS 1141 Beginning Composition 1
MUS 1542 Music Performance-Private Instruction I 2
MUS 1621 Class Piano 2 1 1
WRC 1023 Freshman Composition II 3
Major ensemble   2
Summer
University core course   3
Second Year
Fall
MUS 2102 Aural Skills III 2
MUS 2141 Composition II 1
MUS 2152 Basic Skills of Music III 2
MUS 2403 Conducting I 3
MUS 2421 Class Piano 3 1 1
MUS 2542 Music Performance-Private Instruction II 2
Major ensemble   2
University core course   3
Spring
MUS 2112 Aural Skills IV 2
MUS 2141 Composition II 1
MUS 2162 Basic Skills of Music IV 2
MUS 2243 World Music in Society (core) 3
MUS 2521 Class Piano 4 1 1
MUS 2542 Music Performance-Private Instruction II 2
Major ensemble 2   2
University core course   3
Summer
University core course   3
Third Year
Fall
MUS 3162 Composition III 2
MUS 3213 or MUS 3223 Music in Civilization I 3
MUS 3532 Music Performance-Private Instruction III 2
MUS 4113 Counterpoint 3
MUS 4581 Chamber Music 1
University core course   3
Spring
MUS 3143 Orchestration 3
MUS 3162 Composition III 2
MUS 3223 or MUS 3213 Music in Civilization II 3
MUS 3532 Music Performance-Private Instruction III 2
MUS 4581 Chamber Music 1
University core course   3
Summer
University core course   3
Fourth Year
Fall
MUS 3263 or MUS 4163 Music Since 1900 3
MUS 3413 Psychology of Music 3
MUS 4142 Composition IV 2
Elective   3
Ensemble 2   2
University core course   3
Spring
MUS 3013 or MUS 3123 Digital Music Production 3
MUS 3133 Analysis of Twentieth-Century Music 3
MUS 4142 Composition IV 2
MUS 4561 Senior Recital 1
Ensemble 2   2
University core course   3
University core course   3
  Total Credit Hours: 130.0

1 Keyboard principals will substitute one semester of MUS 1552 and two credits selected from MUS 1511, MUS 1512, and MUS 1531.

2 Special degree requirement. Students may apply these credits to their elective requirement.

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Music Performance Emphasis

All candidates for this emphasis must fulfill the music degree requirements (47 hours), as well as the course requirements necessary for this emphasis (44 hours).

  1. 16 semester credit hours of music performance courses are required, some of which may be repeated for credit:
    1. 6 semester credit hours of Private Instruction in principal instrument (this is in addition to the 14 hours of Private Instruction in the music degree requirements):

      MUS  4543  Music Performance-Private Instruction V (2 semesters)

    2. 2 semester credit hours of approved secondary instrument(s)

    3. 8 semester credit hours of ensemble as assigned by the ensemble directors, as outlined in the Department of Music Student Handbook

  2. All music performance majors except voice principals are required to complete MUS 3013 Digital Music Production.

  3. 6 semester credit hours of approved upper-level music theory courses. Wind, percussion, and string principals must choose MUS 3143: Orchestration.

  4. 4 semester credit hours of approved music literature courses in the student’s principal performance area

  5. 2 semester credit hours of approved music pedagogy courses in the student’s principal performance area

  6. For all music performance emphasis students except voice principals, 12 semester credit hours of free electives are required. Vocal Principals are required to use these 12 semester credit hours to satisfy the diction and language requirements as detailed in the Department of Music Student Handbook.

  7. Students electing the Performance emphasis must be approved by the appropriate qualifying committee for approval to pursue the emphasis at the upper-division level; requirements for each area are specified in the Department of Music Student Handbook.

  8. A senior recital (MUS 4561) approximately one hour in length must be presented and approved by the appropriate recital committee.

Course Sequence Guide for a B.M. with Performance Emphasis

This course sequence guide is designed to assist students in completing their UTSA undergraduate degree requirements. This is merely a guide and students must satisfy other requirements of this catalog and meet with advisors in the Department of Music and the College of Liberal and Fine Arts Undergraduate Advising Center for individualized degree plans. Progress within this guide depends upon such factors as course availability, individual student academic preparation, student time management, work obligations, and individual financial considerations. Students may choose to take courses during Summer terms to reduce course loads during long semesters.

Bachelor of Music in Performance (Orchestral Instrument) – Four-Year Academic Plan

First Year
Fall Credit Hours
AIS 1203 Academic Inquiry and Scholarship 3
MUS 1102 Aural Skills I 2
MUS 1112 Basic Skills of Music I 2
MUS 1512 Music Performance-Private Instruction 2
MUS 1521 Class Piano 1 1
WRC 1013 Freshman Composition I 3
Major ensemble   2
Spring
MUS 1122 Aural Skills II 2
MUS 1132 Basic Skills of Music II 2
MUS 1542 Music Performance-Private Instruction I 2
MUS 1621 Class Piano 2 1
WRC 1023 Freshman Composition II 3
University core math course   3
Major ensemble   2
Summer
University core course   3
Second Year
Fall
MUS 2102 Aural Skills III 2
MUS 2152 Basic Skills of Music III 2
MUS 2403 Conducting I 3
MUS 2421 Class Piano 3 1
MUS 2542 Music Performance-Private Instruction II 2
Major ensemble   2
University core course   3
Spring
MUS 2112 Aural Skills IV 2
MUS 2162 Basic Skills of Music IV 2
MUS 2243 World Music in Society (core) 3
MUS 2521 Class Piano 4 1
MUS 2542 Music Performance-Private Instruction II 2
Major ensemble 1   2
University core course   3
Summer
University core course   3
Third Year
Fall
MUS 3013 Digital Music Production 3
MUS 3213 or MUS 3223 Music in Civilization I 3
MUS 3543 Music Performance-Private Instruction IV 3
MUS 4581 Chamber Music 1
Major ensemble 1   2
University core course   3
Spring
MUS 3143 Orchestration 3
MUS 3223 or MUS 3213 Music in Civilization II 3
MUS 3543 Music Performance-Private Instruction IV 3
MUS 4581 Chamber Music 1
Major ensemble 1   2
University core course   3
Summer
University core course   3
Fourth Year
Fall
MUS 3342 or MUS 3352 Wind and Percussion Literature for Performance Majors 2
MUS 3413 Psychology of Music 3
MUS 4532 Music Pedagogy 2
MUS 4543 Music Performance-Private Instruction V 3
Major Ensemble 1   2
Elective   3
University core course   3
Spring
MUS 3352 or MUS 3342 String Literature for Performance Majors 2
MUS 4543 Music Performance-Private Instruction V 3
MUS 4561 Senior Recital 1
Upper-level theory course   3
Major Ensemble 1   2
University core course   3
Elective   3
  Total Credit Hours: 130.0

1 Special degree requirement. Credit hours may be counted toward electives.

Bachelor of Music in Performance (Keyboard) – Four-Year Academic Plan

First Year
Fall Credit Hours
AIS 1203 Academic Inquiry and Scholarship 3
MUS 1102 Aural Skills I 2
MUS 1112 Basic Skills of Music I 2
MUS 1512 Music Performance-Private Instruction 2
MUS 1531 Class Voice 1
WRC 1013 Freshman Composition I 3
Major ensemble   2
Spring
MUS 1122 Aural Skills II 2
MUS 1132 Basic Skills of Music II 2
MUS 1542 Music Performance-Private Instruction I 2
WRC 1023 Freshman Composition II 3
University core math course   3
Major ensemble   2
Summer
University core course   3
Second Year
Fall
MUS 1511 Music Performance-Secondary Instrument 1
MUS 2102 Aural Skills III 2
MUS 2152 Basic Skills of Music III 2
MUS 2403 Conducting I 3
MUS 2501 Accompanying 1
MUS 2542 Music Performance-Private Instruction II 2
University core course   3
Spring
MUS 1552 Functional Piano for Keyboard Principals 2
MUS 2112 Aural Skills IV 2
MUS 2162 Basic Skills of Music IV 2
MUS 2243 World Music in Society (core) 3
MUS 2501 Accompanying 1
MUS 2542 Music Performance-Private Instruction II 2
University core course   3
Summer
University core course   3
Third Year
Fall
MUS 2501 Accompanying 1
MUS 3013 Digital Music Production 3
MUS 3213 or MUS 3223 Music in Civilization I 3
MUS 3322 Keyboard Literature 2
MUS 3543 Music Performance-Private Instruction IV 3
University core course   3
Elective   2
Spring
MUS 2501 Accompanying 1
MUS 3223 or MUS 3213 Music in Civilization II 3
MUS 3322 Keyboard Literature 2
MUS 3543 Music Performance-Private Instruction IV 3
Upper-level theory course   3
University core course   3
Elective   3
Summer
University core course   3
Fourth Year
Fall
MUS 3413 Psychology of Music 3
MUS 4532 Music Pedagogy 2
MUS 4543 Music Performance-Private Instruction V 3
MUS 4581 Chamber Music 1 1
Elective   3
University core course   3
Spring
MUS 4543 Music Performance-Private Instruction V 3
MUS 4561 Senior Recital 1
Upper-level theory course   3
University core course   3
Elective   3
  Total Credit Hours: 130.0

1 Special degree requirement. Credit hours may be counted toward electives.

Bachelor of Music in Performance (Voice) – Four-Year Academic Plan

First Year
Fall Credit Hours
AIS 1203 Academic Inquiry and Scholarship 3
MUS 1102 Aural Skills I 2
MUS 1112 Basic Skills of Music I 2
MUS 1512 Music Performance-Private Instruction 2
MUS 1521 Class Piano 1 1
MUS 3511 Diction for Singers 1
WRC 1013 Freshman Composition I 3
Major ensemble   2
Spring
MUS 1122 Aural Skills II 2
MUS 1132 Basic Skills of Music II 2
MUS 1542 Music Performance-Private Instruction I 2
MUS 1621 Class Piano 2 1
MUS 3511 Diction for Singers 1
WRC 1023 Freshman Composition II 3
University core math course   3
Major ensemble   2
Summer
University core course   3
University core course   3
Second Year
Fall
MUS 2102 Aural Skills III 2
MUS 2152 Basic Skills of Music III 2
MUS 2243 World Music in Society (core) 3
MUS 2421 Class Piano 3 1
MUS 2542 Music Performance-Private Instruction II 2
MUS 3511 Diction for Singers 1
Major ensemble   2
University core course   3
Spring
MUS 2112 Aural Skills IV 2
MUS 2162 Basic Skills of Music IV 2
MUS 2403 Conducting I 3
MUS 2521 Class Piano 4 1
MUS 2542 Music Performance-Private Instruction II 2
MUS 3511 Diction for Singers 1
Major ensemble 1   2
University core course   3
Summer
University core course   3
University core course   3
Third Year
Fall
MUS 3213 or MUS 3223 Music in Civilization I 3
MUS 3543 Music Performance-Private Instruction IV 3
MUS 4531 Vocal Pedagogy I 1
ITL 1014 Elementary Italian I 4
Major ensemble 1  
University core course   3
Spring
MUS 3223 or MUS 3213 Music in Civilization II 3
MUS 3543 Music Performance-Private Instruction IV 3
MUS 4541 Vocal Pedagogy II 1
Upper-level theory course   3
Major ensemble 1  
University core course   3
Fourth Year
Fall
MUS 3292 Operatic Literature 2
MUS 3413 Psychology of Music 3
MUS 4543 Music Performance-Private Instruction V 3
MUS 4581 Chamber Music 1
Major Ensemble 1  
FRN 1014 or GER 1014 Elementary French I 4
Spring
MUS 3282 Vocal Literature 2
MUS 4543 Music Performance-Private Instruction V 3
MUS 4561 Senior Recital 1
MUS 4581 Chamber Music 1
FRN 1024, GER 1024, or ITL 1024 Elementary French II 4
Upper-level theory course   3
Major Ensemble 1  
  Total Credit Hours: 130.0

1 Special degree requirement. Not included in total degree hours.

Bachelor of Music in Performance (Guitar) – Four-Year Academic Plan

First Year
Fall Credit Hours
AIS 1203 Academic Inquiry and Scholarship 3
MUS 1102 Aural Skills I 2
MUS 1112 Basic Skills of Music I 2
MUS 1512 Music Performance-Private Instruction 2
MUS 1521 Class Piano 1 1
WRC 1013 Freshman Composition I 3
Major ensemble   2
Spring
MUS 1122 Aural Skills II 2
MUS 1132 Basic Skills of Music II 2
MUS 1542 Music Performance-Private Instruction I 2
MUS 1621 Class Piano 2 1
WRC 1023 Freshman Composition II 3
University core math course   3
Major ensemble   2
Summer
University core course   3
Second Year
Fall
MUS 2102 Aural Skills III 2
MUS 2152 Basic Skills of Music III 2
MUS 2232 Introduction to Guitar Literature 2
MUS 2421 Class Piano 3 1
MUS 2542 Music Performance-Private Instruction II 2
Major ensemble   2
University core course   3
Spring
MUS 2112 Aural Skills IV 2
MUS 2162 Basic Skills of Music IV 2
MUS 2243 World Music in Society (core) 3
MUS 2521 Class Piano 4 1
MUS 2542 Music Performance-Private Instruction II 2
Major ensemble   2
University core course   3
Summer
University core course   3
Third Year
Fall
MUS 2403 Conducting I 3
MUS 3213 or MUS 3223 Music in Civilization I 3
MUS 3332 Advanced Guitar Literature 2
MUS 3543 Music Performance-Private Instruction IV 3
MUS 4581 Chamber Music 1 1
University core course   3
Spring
MUS 3223 or MUS 3213 Music in Civilization II 3
MUS 3543 Music Performance-Private Instruction IV 3
MUS 4581 Chamber Music 1 1
Upper-level theory course   3
University core course   3
Elective   3
Summer
University core course   3
Fourth Year
Fall
MUS 3013 Digital Music Production 3
MUS 4532 Music Pedagogy 2
MUS 4543 Music Performance-Private Instruction V 3
Upper-level theory course   3
University core course   3
Spring
MUS 3413 Psychology of Music 3
MUS 4543 Music Performance-Private Instruction V 3
MUS 4561 Senior Recital 1
MUS 4581 Chamber Music 1 1
University core course   3
Elective   3
Elective   3
  Total Credit Hours: 130.0

1 Special degree requirement. Not included in total degree hours.

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Music Marketing Emphasis

All candidates for this emphasis must fulfill the Music Degree Requirements (45 hours), as well as the course requirements necessary for this emphasis (46 hours).

  1. 10 semester credit hours of music performance courses are required, some of which may be repeated for credit:

    1. 2 semester credit hours of approved secondary instrument(s)

    2. 8 semester credit hours of ensemble as assigned by the ensemble directors, as outlined in the Department of Music Student Handbook

  2. 12 semester credit hours of required music marketing courses:

    1. 3 semester credit hours of a music marketing introductory course:
      MUS  2263  Introduction to the Music Industry
      or
      MUS  2273  Introduction to Music Nonprofit Organizations

    2. 9 semester credit hours of required music marketing courses:
      MUS  3613  Entrepreneurship in Music
      MUS  4803  Seminar in Music Marketing
      MUS  4933  Music Marketing Internship

  3. 24 additional semester credit hours of approved business, music, music technology, or music marketing courses, at least 12 hours of which must be outside of music. Except for ACC 2013, ECO 2013, and ECO 2023, these must be upper-level courses*. A list of suggested courses that fulfill this part of the degree is available in the Department of Music Student Handbook.

  4. 3 semester credit hours of electives for students electing ECO 2013 or ECO 2023 as a partial fulfillment of C, above. Guitar principals must elect MUS 2232 Introduction to Guitar Literature.

  5. Students electing the Music Marketing emphasis must interview with the Music Marketing Committee for approval to pursue the emphasis at the upper-division level

* The College of Business sets prerequisites for all business coursework and changes prerequisites at its discretion. Business prerequisites are not necessarily included in this degree plan either as part of the academic core or the music marketing coursework. Consequently, before planning to take a specific business class, students should consult the catalog and meet with their advisor to determine whether they have met the prerequisites for that class.

Course Sequence Guide for B.M. with a Music Marketing Emphasis

This course sequence guide is designed to assist students in completing their UTSA undergraduate degree requirements. This is merely a guide and students must satisfy other requirements of this catalog and meet with advisors in the Department of Music and the College of Liberal and Fine Arts Undergraduate Advising Center for individualized degree plans. Progress within this guide depends upon such factors as course availability, individual student academic preparation, student time management, work obligations, and individual financial considerations. Students may choose to take courses during Summer terms to reduce course loads during long semesters.

Bachelor of Music in Music Marketing – Four-Year Academic Plan

First Year
Fall Credit Hours
AIS 1203 Academic Inquiry and Scholarship 3
MUS 1102 Aural Skills I 2
MUS 1112 Basic Skills of Music I 2
MUS 1512 Music Performance-Private Instruction 2
MUS 1521 Class Piano 1 1 1
WRC 1013 Freshman Composition I 3
Major ensemble   2
Spring
MUS 1122 Aural Skills II 2
MUS 1132 Basic Skills of Music II 2
MUS 1542 Music Performance-Private Instruction I 2
MUS 1621 Class Piano 2 1 1
WRC 1023 Freshman Composition II 3
Major ensemble   2
University core course   3
Summer
University core course   3
Second Year
Fall
MUS 2102 Aural Skills III 2
MUS 2152 Basic Skills of Music III 2
MUS 2263 or MUS 2273 Introduction to the Music Industry 3
MUS 2421 Class Piano 3 1 1
MUS 2542 Music Performance-Private Instruction II 2
Major ensemble   2
University core course   3
Spring
MUS 2112 Aural Skills IV 2
MUS 2162 Basic Skills of Music IV 2
MUS 2403 Conducting I 3
MUS 2521 Class Piano 4 1 1
MUS 2542 Music Performance-Private Instruction II 2
Major ensemble 2  
University core course   3
Summer
University core course   3
Third Year
Fall
MUS 2403 Conducting I 3
MUS 3532 Music Performance-Private Instruction III 2
Business/Marketing course   3
Music Technology/Marketing course   3
Major ensemble 2  
University core course   3
Spring
MUS 3213 or MUS 3223 Music in Civilization I 3
MUS 3532 Music Performance-Private Instruction III 2
MUS 3613 Entrepreneurship in Music 3
Business/Marketing course   3
Music Technology/Marketing course   3
Major ensemble 2  
Summer
University core course   3
Fourth Year
Fall
MUS 3223 or MUS 3213 Music in Civilization II 3
MUS 3413 Psychology of Music 3
MUS 4581 Chamber Music 1
Business/Marketing course   3
Music Technology/Marketing course   3
University core course   3
Spring
MUS 4581 Chamber Music 1
MUS 4803 Seminar in Music Marketing 3
Business/Marketing course   3
Music Technology/Marketing course   3
University core course   3
University core course   3
Summer
MUS 4933 Music Marketing Internship 3
  Total Credit Hours: 130.0

1 Keyboard principals will substitute one semester of MUS 1552 and two credits hours selected from MUS 1511, MUS 1512, and MUS 1531.

2 Special degree requirement. Not included in total degree hours.

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