Music Major and Minor Requirements

Department Chair: M. Black 
Music Faculty: M. Black, E. DeForest, C. Hayes, C. Longendyke, N. Ostojic, L. Honer, J. Torres, G. Wang 

Major: Music
Minor: Music 

The music program at Franklin College is dedicated to the cultivation of excellence in the areas of musical performance, pedagogy and scholarship. Through music theory, music history and literature courses, applied lessons, and ensemble participation, the music faculty aspires to develop student understanding of the complex systems of music, the contextual information regarding compositions, and the performance considerations inherent in each musical composition. Music students experience a variety of music at Franklin College through guest performances by music professionals, student recitals, master classes and seminars. A Franklin College student studying music is preparing for a life in music, whether as a vocation or an avocation, by further developing their musicianship and research skills. 

All credit bearing music courses required of a music major or minor will receive A-F grading. All courses for music majors, minors, and endorsements must be completed with a C- or above. All prerequisites and related field courses must also be completed with a C- or above. 

Music Major 
Note: All prospective music majors must receive permission from the music faculty prior to formal declaration of the major. Transfer students will be asked to give a formal audition. 
Also: All prospective music majors with prior piano experience may opt to take a piano placement examination to satisfy the requirements of MUS 180 and MUS 181. Regardless of placement, all music majors must pass MUS 112 prior to graduation. 

Core Requirements 
MUS 110 Theory and Musicianship I 
MUS 111 Theory and Musicianship II 
MUS 112 Piano Proficiency Examination 
MUS 210 Theory and Musicianship III 
MUS 310 Conducting and Score Preparation 
MUS 330 Music History II 
MUS 331 Music History I 
MUS 499 Senior Competency Examination 

Professional Development Requirements 
MUS 498 Senior Portfolio 
PDP 200 Preparing for Your Internship 
SNR/SNT 489 (MUS) Senior Recital 

Ensemble Requirements – choose one performance area 
Vocalists 
MUS 121 Franklin College Singers – every semester a declared major 
MUS 122 Men’s Chorus or MUS 123 Women’s Chorus – four semesters 

Pianists 
MUS 121 FC Singers, MUS 124 FC Band or MUS 125 String Ensemble – every semester a declared major 
MUS 122 Men’s Chorus or MUS 123 Women’s Chorus – two semesters 
MUS 126 Piano Accompanying – two semesters 

Other Instrumentalists 
MUS 124 FC Band or MUS 125 String Ensemble or MUS 127 Percussion Ensemble* – every semester a declared major 
*At least one semester must be MUS 127 Percussion Ensemble 
MUS 121 FC Singers, MUS 122 Men’s Chorus or MUS 123 Women’s Chorus – four semesters 

Applied Study Requirements 
MUS 101 Applied Voice, MUS 102 Applied Piano, MUS 103 Applied Guitar, MUS 104 Applied Woodwind, MUS 105 Applied Brass, MUS 106 Applied String, or MUS 107 Applied Percussion – every semester in residence 
MUS SEM Performance Seminar – every semester in applied study 
MUS 180 Piano Class I – unless student passes placement exam* 
MUS 181 Piano Class II – unless student passes placement exam* 
*These courses are not required, but are available to prepare students to pass MUS 112

Literature and Pedagogy Requirements-Vocal and Piano Track* 
MUS 343 Survey of Vocal and Choral Literature or MUS 353 Survey of Piano Literature 
MUS 344 Vocal Pedagogy or MUS 354 Piano Pedagogy 
*Students may substitute two alternative courses approved by departmental advisor. 

Literature and Pedagogy Requirements-Instrumental Track 
MUS 127 Percussion Ensemble (one semester) 
MUS 321 Woodwind Methods and Pedagogy 
MUS 322 String Methods and Pedagogy 
MUS 323 Brass Methods and Pedagogy 
MUS 328 Music Technology and Arranging 
MUS 334 Survey of Band and Orchestra Literature 

Related Field Requirements (These course requirements are waived if the student has a double major or a minor.) 
One course with ART prefix 
One course with THE prefix 

Music Minor 
NOTE: All prospective music minors with prior piano experience may opt to take a piano placement examination to satisfy the requirements of MUS 180 and MUS 181. Regardless of placement, all music minors must pass MUS 112 prior to graduation. 

Core Requirements 
MUS 110 Theory and Musicianship I 
MUS 111 Theory and Musicianship II 
MUS 112 Piano Proficiency Exam 
MUS 330 Music History II 
MUS 331 Music History I 

One of the following courses 
MUS 119 Introduction to Music 
MUS 219 World Music 

Ensemble Requirements – choose one performance area 
Vocalists 
MUS 121 Franklin College Singers – two semesters 
MUS 122 Men’s Chorus or MUS 123 Women’s Chorus – two semesters 

Pianists 
MUS 121 FC Singers, MUS 124 FC Band or MUS 125 String Ensemble – two semesters 
MUS 122 Men’s Chorus or MUS 123 Women’s Chorus – two semesters 

Other Instrumentalists 
MUS 124 FC Band or MUS 125 String Ensemble – two semesters 
MUS 121 FC Singers, MUS 122 Men’s Chorus or MUS 123 Women’s Chorus – two semesters 

Applied Study Requirements 
MUS 101 Applied Voice, MUS 102 Applied Piano, MUS 103 Applied Guitar, MUS 104 Applied Woodwind, MUS 105 Applied Brass, MUS 106 Applied String, or MUS 107 Applied Percussion – two semesters 
MUS SEM Performance Seminar – two semesters when registered for applied lessons 
MUS 180 Piano Class I – unless student passes placement exam* 
MUS 181 Piano Class II – unless student passes placement exam* 
*These courses are not required, but are available to prepare students to pass MUS 112 

One course with the ART or THE prefix 

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