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2018-2019 Undergraduate Studies Bulletin 
  Mar 25, 2023
2018-2019 Undergraduate Studies Bulletin [Archived Catalog]

Music, B.M. (Music Technology Concentration)

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1. General Education - Carolina Core (31-43 Hours)

CMW: Effective, Engaged and Persuasive Communication: Writing (6 Hours)

ARP: Analytical Reasoning and Problem Solving (6 Hours)

SCI: Scientific Literacy (7 hours)

GFL: Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Foreign Language (0-6 hours)

  • Language Proficiency through 122

GHS: Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Historical thinking (3 Hours)

GSS: Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Social Science (3 Hours)


AIU: Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding (3 hours)

Overlay Eligible Courses (3-9 Hours) 

Up to two of these core requirements may be met in overlay courses.

CMS: Effective, Engaged and Persuasive Communication: Speech (0-3 Hours)

INF: Information Literacy (0-3 Hours)

VSR: Values, Ethics, and Social Responsibility (0-3 Hours)

Nonmusic Electives (0-7 Hours)

2. Major Requirements (90 Hours)

Major Courses (25 Hours)

Music Technology Concentration (65 hours)

Applied Music must be completed satisfactorily for a minimum of 8 semesters & 32 hours of credit.

  • Ensembles (8 hours)

Students are required to participate in the major ensemble most closely related to their primary instrument. Students must declare a primary instrument upon acceptance into the program. Some ensembles require an audition for membership. Regulations for attendance at ensemble rehearsals & performances are different from regulations for class attendance. Members of ensembles are expected to be present at every rehearsal & performance, unless excused by the conductor. Courses that qualify for the Chamber Music requirement include all MUSC 130 courses with a suffix of A-Z and topics in: Voice, String, Percussion, Wind, Guitar, and Keyboard.  

Ensemble requirements are as follows:

  • Guitar: 2 major (usually choral), 6 guitar ensembles
  • Jazz: 6 jazz ensembles, 2 major or minor jazz ensembles
  • Organ: 4 major (usually choral), 4 accompanying
  • Piano: 2 major, 2 accompanying, 2 chamber, 2 of choice
  • String: 6 orchestra, 2 chamber
  • Voice: 6 major, 2 opera workshop
  • Wind/Percussion: 6 major, 2 chamber
  • Concentration Electives (13 hours)

Students must complete a minimum of 13 hours of music major electives, including MUED 155 & 156, if needed.  Students whose primary medium is voice must complete MUSC 278, MUSC 578, and MUSC 579.  Students must complete a pedagogy course in applied area when available.  For Bachelor of Music candidates with an emphasis in performance, a half recital is required in the junior year & a full recital is required in the senior year, as well as selection of one of following options with its required electives:

  1. Piano Pedagogy (12 hours)
    1. MUSC 573 - Performance Pedagogy I  
    2. MUSC 573L - Pedagogy Laboratory  
    3. MUSC 574 - Performance Pedagogy II  
    4. MUSC 574L - Pedagogy Laboratory  
    5. MUSC 575L - Pedagogy Laboratory  
  2. Piano Accompanying (12 hours)
    1. MUSC 268 - Keyboard Harmony and Sight Reading Laboratory  
    2. MUSC 269 - Beginning Piano Accompanying  
    3. 3 courses chosen from the following:
      1. MUSC 543 - Song Literature  
      2. MUSC 545 - Survey of the Opera  
      3. MUSC 549 - Survey of Chamber Music  
      4. MUSC 578 - Diction for Singers I  
      5. MUSC 579 - Diction for Singers II  

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