Music Major and Minor Requirements

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

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 211 Theory and Musicianship IV
MUS 310 Conducting and Score Preparation
MUS 335 Music History
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 in residence
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 in residence
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 – every semester in residence
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 or MUS 106 Applied String – 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*
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.

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 335 Music History

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 or MUS 106 Applied String – 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