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performing groups along with a piano ensemble and vocal and instrumental chamber ensembles. All students taking

private instruction are involved in performances each semester. In addition, the music faculty offers a variety of faculty

recitals. All musical events are open to the University and the community.

Performing Groups

Vocal choirs include University Singers, a non-auditioned campus community choir, as well as two auditioned choirs:

The Master’s Chorale and the Women’s Chamber Choir. Opera Workshop, also an auditioned group, performs one

weekend every other year. Instrumental groups include the Wind Ensemble, String Orchestra, Jazz Band, various

chamber ensembles, and handbell choirs. These groups present concerts on and off campus and many tour annually

within the United States and/or internationally. The Master’s University Chorale has been requested by major Christian

recording labels for nationally released albums and is invited to give concerts every four years in Israel as guests of the

Ministry of Tourism. The School of Music’s Theatre Arts program produces entertaining drama productions of

Broadway plays or musicals each semester with auditioned roles open to all TMU students.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

All incoming students must give a satisfactory audition in their primary instrument and be approved by the faculty. At

the end of the sophomore year all students must obtain approval by the faculty in a jury examination to continue in the

B.M. or B.A. program.

Concert attendance and performance are necessary for all music majors to enrich their musical understanding.

Enrollment in Concert Attendance and University Singers or University Orchestra is required every semester.

Each student must choose a primary performance instrument and enroll in individual instruction in that instrument and

in Performance Practicum (MU390) every semester. All students enrolled in private lessons for their primary instrument

are required to take a jury examination each semester. Students giving a recital must demonstrate that they meet the

school standards for student recitals at a pre-recital jury; they must submit their entire program and be prepared to

perform it. Students must be concurrently enrolled in private instruction the semester a recital is given. Students

completing a project must obtain approval by a faculty committee before beginning the project.

A reasonable level of keyboard proficiency, required for most music degrees, may be met through Piano Foundations

or by examination.

BACHELOR OF MUSIC CORE COURSES

MU131

Piano Foundations I*..................................................1

MU132

Piano Foundations II*................................................1

MU141A, B Music Theory and Aural Skills I.............................4

MU142A, B Music Theory and Aural Skills II...........................4

MU160/360 Individual Instruction in primary instrument......8

MU231

Piano Foundations III*...............................................1

MU232

Piano Foundations IV*...............................................1

MU241A, B Music Theory and Aural Skills III..........................4

MU242A, B Music Theory and Aural Skills IV..........................4

MU271 Basic Conducting.........................................................2

MU295 Music and Art for Musicians**...................................3

One of the following...............................................................................4

MU310 University Singers (0.5/semester)

MU310O University Orchestra (0.5/semester)

MU330 Concert Attendance....................................................0

MU333 Worship and Songs of the Church.............................3

MU390

Performance Practicum..............................................0

MU393 Music History & Literature I......................................3

MU394 Music History & Literature II.....................................3

MU396

World Music.................................................................3

MU411

Computers in Music....................................................2

MU482 Senior Seminar.............................................................2

Major Performing Ensemble..........................................................8

Total core courses.................................................................................61

*Testing out allowed for any or all semesters of Piano Foundations.

**Satisfies general education requirement for MU190.

Composition Emphasis Courses

Bachelor of Music core courses..................................................57*

MU160W/360W Individual Instruction in Composition*.........6

MU221

Digital Music Technology I/Film Scoring............2**

MU222

Introduction to Composition.....................................2

MU366 Tonal Counterpoint.....................................................2

MU406 Popular Music Since 1900...........................................3

MU443 20th Century Analysis.................................................2

MU445 Arranging......................................................................2

MU474 Orchestration...............................................................2

MU460

Recital (60 minutes).....................................................2

Total units required for emphasis.........................................................80

*MU160W/360W satisfies two units of Individual Instruction in

primary instrument.

**Substitute for MU411 Computers in Music.