Department of Music Handbook

SUGGESTED FOUR-YEAR PLAN
FOR THE
BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE
WITH A MAJOR IN MUSIC

INSTRUMENTAL

IMPORTANT NOTE:  In regard to all of the degree programs (B.A., B.M., B.M.E.), please note that some courses are offered only on a two-year rotation basis.  Scheduling must be flexible where these courses are concerned, and careful planning from the fall semester freshman year is of the utmost importance.  The following suggested four-year track will vary depending upon whether the first semester occurs during an even or odd fall year.  Upon entering Georgetown College, every music student should create an eight-semester course grid mapping out all required music courses to ensure that infrequently-offered courses are factored into one's even/odd-semester entrance. 

(Effective Fall 2002)
(Updated July 2009)

FRESHMAN:  FALL SEMESTER
Course # Course Name Hours

Course Date

MUS111 Basic Musicianship I (with a Music Theory Assessment score of 60 or better; otherwise must take MUS 110) 4    
MUS155 Class Piano (suggested as an elective) 1    
MUS162 Applied Music 2    
  Primary Ensemble 1    
  General Education, minor/electives 8    
TOTAL   16    

 

FRESHMAN:  SPRING SEMESTER
Course # Course Name Hours Course Date
MUS112 Basic Musicianship II 4    
MUS156 Class Piano (suggested as an elective) 1    
MUS162 Applied Music 2    
MUS200 Score Study and Styles 3    
  Primary Ensemble 1    
  General Education, minor/electives 5    
TOTAL   16    

 

SOPHOMORE:  FALL SEMESTER

Course # Course Name Hours Course Date
MUS157 Class Piano (suggested as an elective) 1    
MUS162 Applied Music 2    
MUS211 Basic Musicianship III 4    
  Primary Ensemble 1    
  General Education, minor/electives 8    
TOTAL   16    

 

SOPHOMORE:  SPRING SEMESTER

Course # Course Name Hours Course Date
MUS158 Class Piano (suggested as an elective) 1    
MUS162 Applied Music 2    
MUS212 Basic Musicianship IV 4    
  Primary Ensemble 1    
  General Education, minor/electives 8    
TOTAL   16    

 

JUNIOR:  FALL SEMESTER
Course # Course Name Hours Course Date
MUS311 Counterpoint 3    
MUS335 Fund. of Conducting 2    
MUS362 Applied Music 2    
  Primary Ensemble 1    
  General Education, minor/electives 8    
TOTAL   16    

 

JUNIOR:  SPRING SEMESTER

Course # Course Name Hours Course Date
MUS312 Form & Analysis 3    
MUS337 Adv. Inst. Cond. (odd springs) 2    
MUS362 Applied Music 2    
  Primary Ensemble 1    
  General Education, minor/electives 8    
TOTAL   16    

 

SENIOR:  FALL SEMESTER
Course # Course Name Hours Course Date
MUS362 Applied Music (2)    
MUS425 Music History to 1750 3    
  Primary Ensemble 1    
  General Education, minor/electives 10    
  Senior Recital 0    
TOTAL   16    

 

SENIOR:  SPRING SEMESTER
Course # Course Name Hours Course Date
MUS362 Applied Music (2)    
MUS426 Music History Since 1750 3    
  Primary Ensemble 1    
  General Education, minor/electives 10    
  Written Field Test 0    
TOTAL   16    

Also, see Bachelor of Arts Degree Program.

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