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Music

Undergraduate Program

The Department of Music offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in music, a Bachelor of Music degree with two areas of concentration, performance and music education, and a Bachelor of Science degree in music technology. The Bachelor of Arts degree is especially useful for students wanting to do a double major in a pre-professional course of study. A Minor in Music or Music Technology is also available.

See Student Handbook.

 

All music majors must be enrolled in one of the major ensembles of the University each quarter. Students are required to audition in their declared performance area, and will be placed in the appropriate ensemble.

 

Instrumental Options:

 

La Sierra University Wind Ensemble

 

La Sierra University Orchestra

 

La Sierra University Big Band

 

Vocal Options:

 

La Sierra University Chorale

 

La Sierra University Chamber Singers

 

Keyboard majors & Music Tech majors are to be enrolled in any one of the ensembles listed above. If, upon audition, a student cannot be placed in a primary ensemble, the student will be assigned to one of the ensembles organized by the department.

Bachelor of Arts | MUSIC

Bachelor of Music | MUSIC PERFORMANCE & MUSIC EDUCATION

Core Curriculum: (68 units) Required of all students receiving a Bachelor of Music degree

Required Courses:

  • MUCT 112, 112L, 113, 113L, 211, 211L, 212, 212L, 213, 213L, 314 & 315
  • MUET 105
  • MUHL 335, 336, 337, 338 & 339
  • MUPF 314 & 398
  • MUPF 289/389
  • MURE 489
  • 12 units of specified ensembles **

*Music majors must be enrolled in a major ensemble each quarter in attendance with the exception of Music Education majors doing student teaching.

 

The student chooses one of the following areas of concentration:

Music Education

Performance

 

 

Music Education:

Required: 120  units in music, including:

  • Core Curriculum (68 units)
  • MUCT 415
  • MUED 220A, 244, 254, 264, 274, 294, 305 & 405
  • Music Education majors with a vocal emphasis substitute MUED
  • 327 for  MUED 294
  • MUPF 315, 316 & 317
  • 2 units of music electives (MUCT, MUED, MUHL, or MUPF)
  • 20 units (8 upper division) of individual instruction, 16 of
  • which are in one field
  • 2 units of ensemble in addition to the core curriculum requirement

State certification required including student teaching. Application for the teacher education program is required upon completion of EDCI 204 Process of Teaching. Required pre-professional and profession courses (“Teaching Credential-Single Subject”) are available through the School of Education.

Click here for B.MUS. Course Outline for Education pg. 1.

Click Here for B.Mus. Course Outline for Education pg. 2.

 

 

Performance:

Required: 117 units in music, including:

  • Core Curriculum (68 units)
  • MUPF 498
  • 34 units (16 at 300 level or above) of individual instruction in the primary field.
  • Completion of one of the patterns below (pattern will be identified on the official transcript)

 

Patterns in Performance

Piano–

  • MUED 325A & 325B
  • MUPF 284 and/or 384 (6 units)
  • 4 units of electives

Strings–

  • MUED 326
  • MUPF 284 and/or 384 (6 units)

Instrument other than piano or strings–

  • MUPF 284 and/or 384 (6 units)
  • MUHL 328
  • 6 units of electives

Voice–

  • MUED 220A, 220B, 327
  • MUHL 329
  • MUPF 284 and/or 384 (2 units)
  • 4 units of electives
  • Required cognate: French, German or Italian through level 201

Click here for B.MUS. Course Outline for Vocal Performance.

Click here for B.MUS. Course Outline for String Performance.

Click here for B.MUS. Course Outline for Keyboard Performance.

Click here for B.MUS. Course Outline for Instrumental Performance.

 

Bachelor of Science

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY

Required:  145 units (37 upper division), including:

  • CPTG 121
  • MUCT 112, 112L, 113, 113L, 211, 211L, 212, 212L, 213, 213L, 314, 315 & 415
  • MUET 101,105, 185, 211, 211L, 212, 212L, 220, 285, 485, 495 & 498
  • MUET 385 or ARTS 394C
  • MUHL 336, 337, 338, 339 & 385
  • MUPF 289/389
  • MURE 489
  • 20 units of individual instruction
  • 12 units of specified ensemble*
  • PHYS 117, 307 & 486G
  • 6 units electives (ARTS, CPTG, MUCT, MUET, MUHL, PHYS)

 

Minors

MUSIC

Required: 30 units (8 upper division), including:

  • MUCT 112, 112L, 113, 113L
  • MUHL 205 and two of the following:
  • MUHL 335, 336, 337
  • 4 units (min.) of specified ensembles
  • 4 units electives in music

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY

Required:  38 units (10 upper division), including:

  • Basic keyboard proficiency required
  • MUCT 112, 112L, 113, 113L & 415
  • MUET 101, 105, 185, 211, 211L, 212, 212L & 285
  • MUHL 338 & 385
  • Two units from the following:
  • ARTS 115
  • CPTG 121
  • MUCT 411
  • MUET 220, 320, 321, 322, 485, 495
  • PHYS 117, 307, 486G

 

Units for Majors & Minors

BACHELOR OF ARTS (B.A.)

MUSIC

Required: 73 units in music

BACHELOR OF MUSIC (B.Mus.)

MUSIC EDUCATION

Required: 120  units in music

MUSIC PERFORMANCE

Required: 117 units in music, including

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (B.S.)

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY

Required:  145 units

MUSIC MINORS

MUSIC

Required:  30 units

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY

Required:  38 units

 

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