Music - Performance (B.A.)

College of Arts and Sciences
Bower School of Music

http://www.fgcu.edu/CAS/BSM/m-index.asp
(239) 590-7196

2014-2015 Catalog Year

Concentrations
  • Voice Concentration
  • Piano Concentration
  • Instrumental Concentration

Program Admission Requirements

  • Submit an FGCU Undergraduate Admission Application and satisfy all applicable university admission requirements.
  • *Limited Access: Submit a Bower School of Music Supplemental Application by June 1 for fall admission and November 1 for spring admission.
  • Audition on the student's primary instrument or voice, sight read, and take the music theory placement test.
  • Attend an orientation session.
  • Sign an Advising Agreement document.

    *This means that students apply and are initially accepted into the University as a pre-music major student. A supplemental application and subsequent audition for acceptance into the music major are also required. Not all students who audition and meet the selection criteria are admitted into the limited access major. The selection process is very competitive and space is limited in each admission class.

    NOTE: Students admitted to the Bower School of Music are eligible to apply for a Music Scholarship. The Music Scholarships are awarded to assist individual students to obtain an education and to help create an institutional musical environment conducive to the musical growth of all students and the enhancement of the campus cultural environment. The Music Scholarship recipient must maintain an overall grade point average of 2.5 and have no grades of “F” in any class (unless later replaced by a grade of “C” or better). Also she/he must maintain a grade point average of 3.0 in music classes at FGCU and have no grades lower than “C” in any music class (unless later replaced by a grade of “C” or better), and demonstrate continuing progress in the principal performing medium as exhibited through applied lessons, ensemble performance, recital appearances, and jury examinations.

Program Requirements

  1. FGCU General Education Program (GEP) (36 hrs)
    Refer to the General Education Program for more information.
    1. Communication (6 hrs)
      1. ENC 1101 (3)
      2. ENC 1102 (3)
    2. Mathematics (6 hrs)
      1. STA 2023 (3)
    3. Humanities (9 hrs)
      1. HUM 2510 (3)
      2. MUL 2110 (3) recommended
    4. Social Sciences (6-9 hrs)
    5. Natural Sciences (6-9 hrs)

      Note: At least one Natural Sciences course must include a laboratory or field component. Courses meeting this requirement contain a “C” or “L” in their course numbers. Each combined lecture and laboratory course (marked with a C) is equivalent to taking the lecture and laboratory separately.

  2. Common Prerequisites (variable)
    • MUN xxxx Ensemble (1 cr x 4 semesters) (4)
    • MUT 1111 Music Theory I (3)
    • MUT 1112 Music Theory II (3)
    • MUT 2116 Music Theory III (3)
    • MUT 2117 Music Theory IV (3)
    • MUT 1241 Aural Skills I (1)
    • MUT 1242 Aural Skills II (1)
    • MUT 2246 Aural Skills III (1)
    • MUT 2247 Aural Skills IV (1)
    • MVx xx1x Applied Music (2 cr x 2 semesters) (4)
    • MVx xx2x Applied Music (2 cr x 2 semesters) (4)
    • Secondary Piano-Proficiency by Examination or (MVK 1111, MVK 1112, MVK 2121, and MVK 2122) (0-4)

  3. Required Courses in the Major (36-38 hrs)
    • IDS 3300 Foundations of Civic Engagement (3)
    • MUG 3104 Introduction to Conducting (2)
    • MUH 3211 Survey of Music History I (3)
    • MUH 3212 Survey of Music History II (3)
    • MUN 3xxx Ensemble (1 cr x 4 sem) (4)
    • MUS 1010 Recital Attendance (0 cr x 6 semesters) (0)
    • MUS 1360 Introduction to Music Technology (1)
    • MUS 3953 Junior Recital (0-1)
    • MUS 4920 Senior Capstone in Music (3)
    • MUS 4954 Senior Recital (0-1)
    • MUT 3311 Orchestration and Arranging (3)
    • MUT 3611 Form and Analysis (2)
    • MVx 3xxx Junior Applied Music (3 cr x 2 semesters) (6)
    • MVx 4xxx Senior Applied Music (3 cr x 2 semesters) (6)

  4. Electives in the Major (1 hr)
    1. Complete one of the following:
      • MUN 3453 Piano Ensemble (1)
      • MUN 3463 Instrumental Chamber Music (1)
      • MUO 3503 Opera Workshop (1)

  5. Concentration Requirements (13-18 hrs)
    1. Complete requirements for one concentration

      1. Voice Concentration (18 hrs)
        • MUE 3433 Vocal Pedagogy (2)
        • MUE 4492 Choral Lit. & Conducting Tech. (3)
        • MUL 4602 Vocal Literature (2)
        • MUS 1201 Diction I (1)
        • MUS 2202 Diction II (1)
        • Additional 1 credit of 3000 - 4999 with the prefix of MUx
        • GER 1120C or (GER1120 & 1120L) and GER 1121C or (GER 1121 & 1121L) (8) or FRE 1120C or (FRE 1120 & FRE 1120L) and FRE 1121C or (FRE 1121 & 1121L) (8)

      2. Piano Concentration (14 hrs)
        • MUE 3303 Piano Pedagogy I (3)
        • MUE 3304 Piano Pedagogy II (3)
        • MUL 4481 Piano Literature I (3)
        • MUL 4485 Piano Literature II (3)
        • MVK 3702 Piano Accomp and Collaboration (2)

      3. Instrumental Concentration (13-14 hrs)
        • MUG 3204 Instrumental Lit. & Cond. Tech. (3)
        • Additional 8 credits of 3000 - 4999 with the prefix of MUx
        • Plus two of the following courses:
          • MUE 3343 String Meth. & Matl. (1)
          • MUE 3451 Woodwind Meth. & Matl. (1)
          • MUE 3465 Brass Meth. & Matl. (1)
          • MUE 3475 Percussion Meth. & Matl. (2)

  6. University Requirements (3 hrs)
    • IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

  7. Additional Electives (variable)

TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS REQUIRED:   120 HRS

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • A minimum of 120 credit hours.
  • A minimum of 48 of the 120 hours must be at the upper division (3000 - 4999) level.
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • A minimum grade of C or S for each course used to satisfy the following categories: common prerequisites, required courses in the major and concentrations, and electives in the major.
  • Satisfaction of Communication and Computation Skills, and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfaction of the Service Learning requirement (See www.fgcu.edu/connect).
  • Completion of the summer course enrollment requirement.
  • Of the last 60 hours, a minimum of 32 hours must be at FGCU, including 12 credit hours in the major.
  • Submit an online Application for Graduation via Gulfline by the deadline listed in the FGCU Academic Calendar.

Transfer Notes and Acceptable Substitutes

The following substitutions are acceptable for common prerequisites and must be completed with a grade of C or better:

  • MUN XXXX: may substitute MUN XXXX (4)
  • MUT 1111: may substitute MUT X111 or MUT X121 (3)
  • MUT 1112: may substitute MUT X112 or MUT X122 (3)
  • MUT 2116: may substitute MUT X116 or MUT X126 (3)
  • MUT 2117: may substitute MUT X117 or MUT X127 (3)
  • MUT 1241: may substitute MUT X241, MUT X221, MUT X222, MUT X226 & MUT X227, OR MUT X261, MUT X262, MUT X266, MUT X267, OR MUT X271, MUT X272, MUT X276, and MUT X277 (1)
  • MUT 1242: may substitute MUT X242, MUT X221, MUT X222, MUT X226 & MUT X227, OR MUT X261, MUT X262, MUT X266, MUT X267, OR MUT X271, MUT X272, MUT X276, and MUT X277 (1)
  • MUT 2246 : may substitute MUT X246, MUT X221, MUT X222, MUT X226 & MUT X227, OR MUT X261, MUT X262, MUT X266, MUT X267, OR MUT X271, MUT X272, MUT X276, and MUT X277 (1)
  • MUT 2247 : may substitute MUT X247, MUT X221, MUT X222, MUT X226 & MUT X227, OR MUT X261, MUT X262, MUT X266, MUT X267, OR MUT X271, MUT X272, MUT X276, and MUT X277 (1)
  • MVX XX1X: may substitute MVX XX1X (2-4)
  • MVX XX2X: may substitute MVX XX2X (2-4)
  • Secondary Piano-Proficiency by Examination: may substitute MVK X111, and MVK X112, and MVK X121, & MVK X122, OR MVK X111r, and MVK X111r, and MVK X121r, and MVK X121r, MVK X122, and MVK X221 as needed to achieve piano proficiency.

For All Majors: Students are strongly recommended to select required lower division electives that will enhance their General Education coursework and that will support their intended baccalaureate degree program. Students should consult with an academic advisor in their major degree area.