Five Towns College 2022-2023 Catalog 
    
    Sep 26, 2022  
Five Towns College 2022-2023 Catalog

Performance, General Performance Concentration, Mus.B.


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HEGIS Code: 1004.00

Inventory of Registered Program Code: 90153


Program Overview

The comprehensive program in Performance provides both a common core of technical studies and foundation for specialized courses in the student’s major area of concentration. Music compositions selected from various styles, periods and composers provide the textual material for the program. A comparative survey of music literature in contrasting styles and media is utilized as an integral approach to the study of harmony, melody, rhythm, counterpoint, instrumentation, texture, and composition. Class performance of relevant music is encouraged and writing skills, aural skills, music analysis, and reading facility are developed in accordance with individual potential.

Concentration Component

Students in the Performance program select one of the following concentrations. The 24 credits in the selected concentration, together with the 30 credits in Common Core/Additional Liberal Arts and Sciences, 57 credits in Music Content Specialty and the 6 credits of Electives, constitute the 120-credit requirement for the Bachelor of Music degree.

Performance Concentration Overview

The general performance degree is designed for students interested in a performance career. Additional training in improvisation and diverse musical genres prepares the student with a marketable range of abilities to perform in various musical venues

General Performance Concentration
AUD 303 - MIDI Applications; (3cr)  or BUS 275 - Social Media Concepts and Practice; (3cr)   
MUS 261 - Computer Music Notation; (3cr)   
MUS 304 - Popular Music Lab 1; (1cr)   
MUS 305 - Jazz Lab 1; (1cr)   
MUS 315 - Commercial Arranging; (2cr)  
MUS 318 - Improvisation 1; (2cr)  
MUS 319 - Improvisation 2; (2cr)   
MUS 393 - Instrumental Conducting; (2cr)   
MUS 394 - Choral Conducting; (2cr)  
MUS 404 - Popular Music Lab 2; (1cr)   
MUS 405 - Jazz Lab 2; (1cr)   
MUS 451 - Keyboard Harmony; (2cr)   
Music Composition Elective; (2cr)   
Total Concentration Credits: 24

Courses below are required of all students in the Performance Program, General Performance Concentration. 

Program Requirements
Common Core
ENG 101 - English Composition 1; (3cr)  
ENG 102 - English Composition 2; (3cr)  
Quantitative Competency Elective; (3cr)  
PSY 101 - General Psychology; (3cr)  
Scientific Competency Elective; (3cr)  
Diversity Competency Elective; (3cr)  
Oral Communication Competency Elective; (3cr)  
Total Common Core: 21
Applied Music Lessons and Ensembles
AML 141 - 442 - Applied Music Lesson 1 - 8; (16cr)  
Ensemble Elective; (12cr)  
Total Applied Music Lessons/Ensembles: 28
Music Content Specialty Courses
MUS 111 - Harmony 1; (3cr)  
MUS 112 - Harmony 2; (3cr)  
MUS 211 - Harmony 3; (3cr)  
MUS 212 - Harmony 4; (3cr)  
MUS 121 - Sight Singing 1; (1cr)  
MUS 122 - Sight Singing 2; (1cr)  
MUS 221 - Sight Singing 3; (1cr)  
MUS 222 - Sight Singing 4; (1cr)  
MUS 123 - Ear Training 1; (1cr)  
MUS 124 - Ear Training 2; (1cr)  
MUS 223 - Ear Training 3; (1cr)  
MUS 224 - Ear Training 4; (1cr)  
MUS 185 - Keyboard Skills 1; (1cr)  
MUS 186 - Keyboard Skills 2; (1cr)  
MUS 285 - Keyboard Skills 3; (1cr)  
MUS 286 - Keyboard Skills 4; (1cr)  
MUS 218 - Form and Analysis; (3cr)  
MUS 314 - Arranging; (2cr)  
Total Music Content Specialty: 29
Additional Liberal Arts and Sciences
Liberal Arts and Science Elective 300/400; (3cr)  
MUH 302 - Jazz History; (3cr)  
Music History Elective 100-200 Level; (3cr)  
Total Additional LAS: 9
Electives
General Elective; (9cr)  
Total Electives: 9
Juries and Recitals
Freshman Jury; (0cr)  
Sophomore Jury; (0cr)  
Junior Jury; (0cr)  
Senior Jury; (0cr)   
Junior Recital; (0cr)  
Senior Recital; (0cr)  
Total Juries and Recitals: 0
Concentration Component
AUD 303 - MIDI Applications; (3cr)  or BUS 275 - Social Media Concepts and Practice; (3cr)  
MUS 261 - Computer Music Notation; (3cr)  
MUS 304 - Popular Music Lab 1; (1cr)  
MUS 305 - Jazz Lab 1; (1cr)  
MUS 315 - Commercial Arranging; (2cr)  
MUS 318 - Improvisation 1; (2cr)  
MUS 319 - Improvisation 2; (2cr)  
MUS 393 - Instrumental Conducting; (2cr)  
MUS 394 - Choral Conducting; (2cr)  
MUS 404 - Popular Music Lab 2; (1cr)  
MUS 405 - Jazz Lab 2; (1cr)  
MUS 451 - Keyboard Harmony; (2cr)  
Music Composition Elective; (2cr)  
Total Concentration Component: 24
Total Program Credits: 120
Recommended Sequence of Courses
Course Name   Course Name
Semester 1   Semester 2
AML 141 - Applied Music Lesson 1; (2cr)     AML 142 - Applied Music Lesson 2; (2cr)  
ENG 101 - English Composition 1; (3cr)      ENG 102 - English Composition 2; (3cr)  
Ensemble Elective; (1cr)     Ensemble Elective; (1cr)  
Music History Elective 100-200 Level; (3cr)        MUS 112 - Harmony 2; (3cr)  
MUS 111 - Harmony 1; (3cr)     MUS 122 - Sight Singing 2; (1cr)  
MUS 121 - Sight Singing 1; (1cr)       MUS 124 - Ear Training 2; (1cr)  
MUS 123 - Ear Training 1; (1cr)         MUS 186 - Keyboard Skills 2; (1cr)  
MUS 185 - Keyboard Skills 1; (1cr)     Oral Communication Competency Elective; (3cr)  
Freshman Jury; (0cr)     Freshman Jury; (0cr)  
Total 15   Total 15
Semester 3   Semester 4
AML 241 - Applied Music Lesson 3; (2cr)     AML 242 - Applied Music Lesson 4; (2cr)  
Ensemble Elective; (1cr)     Ensemble Elective; (1cr)  
Quantitative Competency Elective; (3cr)     MUS 212 - Harmony 4; (3cr)  
MUS 211 - Harmony 3; (3cr)     MUS 222 - Sight Singing 4; (1cr)  
MUS 221 - Sight Singing 3; (1cr)     MUS 224 - Ear Training 4; (1cr)  
MUS 223 - Ear Training 3; (1cr)     MUS 261 - Computer Music Notation; (3cr)  
MUS 285 - Keyboard Skills 3; (1cr)     MUS 286 - Keyboard Skills 4; (1cr)  
PSY 101 - General Psychology; (3cr)     Scientific Competency Elective; (3cr)  
Sophomore Jury; (0cr)     Sophomore Jury; (0cr)  
Total 15   Total 15
Semester 5   Semester 6
AML 341 - Applied Music Lesson 5; (2cr)     AML 342 - Applied Music Lesson 6; (2cr)  
AUD 303 - MIDI Applications; (3cr)  or BUS 275 - Social Media Concepts and Practice; (3cr)     General Elective; (2cr)  
Ensemble Elective; (1cr)     Ensemble Elective; (1cr)  
Ensemble Elective; (1cr)     Ensemble Elective; (1cr)  
MUS 218 - Form and Analysis; (3cr)     MUH 302 - Jazz History; (3cr)  
MUS 304 - Popular Music Lab 1; (1cr)     MUS 319 - Improvisation 2; (2cr)  
MUS 314 - Arranging; (2cr)     MUS 394 - Choral Conducting; (2cr)  
MUS 318 - Improvisation 1; (2cr)     Diversity Competency Elective; (3cr)  
MUS 451 - Keyboard Harmony; (2cr)     Junior Recital; (0cr)  
Junior Jury; (0cr)      
Total 17   Total 17
Semester 7   Semester 8
AML 441 - Applied Music Lesson 7; (2cr)     AML 442 - Applied Music Lesson 8; (2cr)  
General Elective; (3cr)     General Elective; (4cr)  
Ensemble Elective; (1cr)     Ensemble Elective; (1cr)  
Ensemble Elective; (1cr)     Ensemble Elective; (1cr)  
Liberal Arts and Science Elective 300/400; (3cr)     MUS 315 - Commercial Arranging; (2cr)  
MUS 393 - Instrumental Conducting; (2cr)     MUS 405 - Jazz Lab 2; (1cr)  
MUS 404 - Popular Music Lab 2; (1cr)     Music Composition Elective; (2cr)  
Senior Jury; (0cr)    Senior Recital; (0cr)  
Total 13   Total 13

 

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