Music

Program Description

All Cottey students are welcome in music classes including ensembles, elective lessons, music appreciation, and fundamentals of music courses. Music Scholarships are available for any qualified student who participates in lessons and ensembles.

The Music Department’s mission is to successfully prepare students to transfer into baccalaureate music programs nationwide and to provide a music enrichment program for all Cottey students.

A Graduate of the A.A. Music Program:

  • demonstrates the music literacy and technical skills necessary for critical thinking in music
  • demonstrates performance skills on piano, including scales, transpositions, and harmonizations
  • demonstrates a body of knowledge and musicianship for solo performance at a level appropriate for transfer into a baccalaureate program
  • collaborates successfully with other musicians in an ensemble setting

The Music Department Handbook includes important information about the program, as well as health and safety information for all students.

Please see the following for more information related to musician health.

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The Cottey Music Department has been a vital force in the life of Cottey students since the College’s founding in 1884. As an accredited member institution of the National Association of Schools of Music (N.A.S.M.) since 1956, Cottey’s Music Department meets N.A.S.M. standards for educational quality and institutional integrity. Cottey’s Music faculty are accomplished in their fields, and passionate about sharing music with the Cottey students and beyond.

Cottey’s Associate in Arts-Music (A.A.M.) degree prepares students to continue in baccalaureate programs in music education, music performance, composition, music therapy, music theory, and musicology. The A.A.M. degree focuses on the first two years of liberal arts coursework needed for a baccalaureate degree in music, including music theory coursework, lessons, and ensembles.

The Music Department is housed in the new Judy and Glenn Rogers Fine Arts Building, which includes state of the art practice rooms, classrooms, and rehearsal spaces. On-campus performances are held in the Haidee and Allen Wild Center For the Arts, which includes a 490 seat auditorium, a 150 seat recital hall, and the P.E.O. Foundation Art Gallery.

Alumnae of the Cottey Music Department have pursued careers in music education at the secondary and collegiate level, performance and other related fields. Current students can participate in large and small ensembles, as well as solo performances.

MUS 101 Music Appreciation (y)
This course is a basic survey of the music of the Western world. Emphasis is placed on the elements of music, terminology, composers, form, and style within a historical perspective. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate skills in basic listening and understanding of the art of music. 3 credits

MUS 103 Fundamentals of Music (y)
A study of music theory fundamentals (scales, key signatures, meter signatures, intervals, triads, and rhythmic notation), aural skills fundamentals (ear-training and sight singing), and keyboard fundamentals (scales, intervals, and triads). May be taken by music majors as a required prerequisite for the MUS 111 Harmony I, MUS 109 Keyboard Harmony I, and MUS 110 Aural Skills I sequence. (May not be taken for credit by students who have earned credit for Harmony I-IV or Aural Skills I-IV.) Open to all other students for elective credit. 3 credits

MUS 109 Keyboard Harmony I (f)
Pre- or Co-requisite: MUS 111 Harmony I
Major and natural minor scales, cadence progressions, reading lead sheet symbols, harmonizing melodies, beginning transposition, and introduction to reading figured basses. 1 credit

MUS 110 Aural Skills I (f)
Pre- or Co-requisite: MUS 111 Harmony I
Beginning interval recognition, melodic dictation, rhythmic dictation, harmonic dictation, sight singing, and rhythmic reading. Some computer-assisted instruction. 1 credit

MUS 111 Harmony I (f)
Prerequisite: Placement Exam OR MUS 103 Fundamentals of Music
Intended for prospective music majors, but open to all qualified students with consent of the instructor. Review of music fundamentals, introduction to figured bass, analysis, melody writing, and elementary part-writing. Introduction to the Sibelius notation program and computer-assisted instruction. 3 credits

MUS 112 Harmony II (s)
Prerequisite: MUS 111 Harmony I
Continued study of musical composition through part-writing and analysis. Includes triads in inversions, non-chord tones, seventh chords, and secondary functions. Continued use of the Sibelius notation program. 3 credits

MUS 113 Keyboard Harmony II (s)
Prerequisite: MUS 109 Keyboard Harmony I
Harmonic and melodic minor scales, more advanced melody harmonization, and reading of lead sheets. Continued transposition, harmonic progressions, figured basses, and introduction to improvisation. 1 credit

MUS 114 Aural Skills II (s)
Prerequisite: MUS 110 Aural Skills I
More advanced melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic dictation. Continued study of sight singing utilizing C clefs, and more advanced rhythmic reading. Continued use of computer-assisted instruction. 1 credit

MUS 119 Beginning Class Piano (fs)
This course is taught in a classroom/piano laboratory environment, and is intended for those who have NO keyboard background. Students who previously have formally studied piano should enroll in a higher-level course. Theory covered in this class includes finger numbers, note reading, rhythm, dynamics, legato/staccato, key signatures, intervals, and rests. 1 credit

MUS 120 Elective Lessons 1-2 credits (fs)
Prerequisite: Placement Interview
Corequisite: MUS 270

  • MUS 120 B Elective Brass
  • MUS 120 C Elective Percussion
  • MUS 120 P Elective Piano
  • MUS 120 S Elective Strings
  • MUS 120 V Elective Voice
  • MUS 120 W Elective Woodwinds

MUS 121 Applied Lessons 1-3 credits (f)
Prerequisite: Placement Interview
Corequisite: MUS 270

  • MUS 121 B Applied Brass
  • MUS 121 C Applied Percussion
  • MUS 121 P Applied Piano
  • MUS 121 V Applied Voice
  • MUS 121 W Applied Woodwinds

MUS 122 Applied Lessons 1-3 credits (s)
Prerequisite: Placement Interview
Corequisite: MUS 270

  • MUS 122 B Applied Brass
  • MUS 122 C Applied Percussion
  • MUS 122 P Applied Piano
  • MUS 122 V Applied Voice
  • MUS 122 W Applied Woodwinds

MUS 130 Clarinet Class
Corequisite: MUS 140 Pedagogy Lab
This course will focus on techniques for teaching the clarinet to students from the beginning level through high school. Teaching strategies, equipment, method books, and repertoire will be addressed. Students will also learn to play the clarinet at a basic level in order to model for beginning students. 1 credit

MUS 131 Trumpet Class
Corequisite: MUS 140 Pedagogy Lab
This course emphasizes methods and materials for trumpet instruction. While the course focuses on trumpet methods for use with beginning students, pedagogical techniques of students at the intermediate and advanced levels will also be addressed. 1 credit

MUS 132 Percussion Methods
Corequisite: MUS 140 Pedagogy Lab
Emphasis on procedures, materials, and methods for the instruction of percussion instruments of the band and orchestra in the public schools. This course includes study on snare, keyboard instruments, timpani, and auxiliary instruments. Marching percussion will also be discussed. 1 credit

MUS 133 Guitar Methods
Corequisite: MUS 140 Pedagogy Lab
Basic guitar instruction designed to prepare students to use guitar to accompany simple songs. Non-music majors may enroll with permission of instructor. 1 credit

MUS 134 String Methods
Corequisite: MUS 140 Pedagogy Lab
Emphasis is on procedures, materials, and methods for instruction of string instruments in the public schools. This course includes study on violin, viola, cello, and bass. 1 credit

MUS 140 Pedagogy Lab
This course is designed to help students develop the musical and interpersonal skills required for successful rehearsal instruction. Students will apply instrument specific pedagogies taught in other classes. Topics will include lesson and rehearsal planning, curriculum development, music education philosophy, and classroom management. 0 credits

MUS 215 Brass Methods
Prerequisite: MUS 131 Trumpet Class
Corequisite: MUS 140 Pedagogy Lab
This course will focus on methods and materials for brass instruction. Emphasis will be given to determining facial characteristics beneficial to brass playing, and teaching proper posture, playing position, breathing techniques, embouchure development, articulations, and methods of rhythm instruction. This course includes study on horn, trombone, euphonium and tuba. 1 credit

MUS 216 Woodwind Methods
Prerequisite: MUS 130 Clarinet Class
Corequisite: MUS 140 Pedagogy Lab
This course will focus on teaching students the proper embouchure, hand position, and tone production techniques on the flute, oboe, saxophone, and bassoon. We will also discuss equipment, method books, and repertoire for these instruments. Students will learn to play the woodwinds at a beginning level in order to model for students. 1 credit

MUS/WGS 185 Women in Music (y)
Increased awareness of the contributions of women to the creation and performance of music. Fulfills both Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGS) and Fine Arts requirements. 3 credits.

MUS 205 Diction for Singers I (xs)
Study and performance application of Italian and English lyric diction, articulation and pronunciation, for use by singers and choral instructors.

MUS 206 Diction for Singers II (xs)
Study and performance application of German and French lyric diction, articulation and pronunciation, for use by singers and choral instructors.

MUS 209 Keyboard Harmony III (f)
Prerequisite: MUS 113 Keyboard Harmony II
More advanced level melody harmonization, reading lead sheets, transposition, harmonic progressions, improvisation, and reading figured basses. Introduces score reading at the keyboard. 1 credit

MUS 210 Aural Skills III (f)
Prerequisite: MUS 114 Aural Skills II
Melodic dictation with chromaticism, harmonic dictation with seventh chords, all interval dictation, and sight singing with chromaticism. Some computer-assisted instruction. 1 credit

MUS 211 Harmony III (f)
Prerequisite: MUS 112 Harmony II
Continued study of musical composition through part-writing and analysis. Includes study of secondary functions and modulation. Emphasis on instrumental writing and further use of the Sibelius notation program. 3 credits

MUS 212 Harmony IV (s)
Prerequisite: MUS 211 Harmony III
Continued study of chromatic harmony through part-writing and analysis. Includes study of late nineteenth and twentieth century analytical and compositional techniques. Continued use of the Sibelius notation program. 3 credits

MUS 213 Keyboard Harmony IV (s)
Prequisite: MUS 209 Keyboard Harmony III
Advanced melody harmonization, reading lead sheets, improvisation, reading figured basses and score reading with transposed instrumental parts and with parts that use C clefs. 1 credit

MUS 214 Aural Skills IV (s)
Prerequisite: MUS 210 Aural Skills III
Advanced level melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic dictation. Harmonic dictation with chromaticism and modulations. Advanced sight singing with chromaticism and modulations. Some computer-assisted instruction. 1 credit

MUS 221 Applied Lessons 1–3 credits (f)
Prerequisite: Audition
Corequisite: MUS 270

  • MUS 221 B Applied Brass
  • MUS 221 C Applied Percussion
  • MUS 221 P Applied Piano
  • MUS 221 V Applied Voice
  • MUS 221 W Applied Woodwinds
  • MUS 221 R Recital (1 credit)

MUS 222 Applied Lessons 1–3 credits (s)
Prerequisite: Audition
Corequisite: MUS 270

  • MUS 222 B Applied Brass
  • MUS 222 C Applied Percussion
  • MUS 222 P Applied Piano
  • MUS 222 V Applied Voice
  • MUS 222 W Applied Woodwinds
  • MUS 222 R Recital (1 credit)

MUS 230 Basic Conducting
An introduction to techniques of conducting, including basic patterns, gestures, error detection, elementary score study, and transpositions. 2 credits

MUS 231 Music History I (xf)
Prerequisite: MUS 112
Historical survey of Western music history, including representative composers, works, genres, and elements of style. Introduces all musical periods, but emphasizes periods from antiquity through 1750. Meets music survey requirement for AA-Music degree. 3 credits

MUS 232 Music History II (xf)
Prerequisite: MUS 112
Historical survey of Western music history, including representative composers, works, genres, and elements of style. Introduces all musical periods, but emphasizes periods from 1750 through the present. Meets music survey requirement for AA-Music degree. 3 credits

MUS 270 Repertoire Class 0 credit (fs)
Prerequisite: Placement Interview
Corequisite: MUS 270

  • MUS 270B Brass Repertoire Class
    Corequisite: Elective or Applied Brass Lessons
  • MUS 270C Percussion Repertoire Class
    Corequisite: Elective or Applied Percussion Lessons
  • MUS 270P Piano Repertoire Class
    Corequisite: Elective or Applied Piano Lessons
  • MUS 270S String Repertoire Class
    Corequisite: Elective String Lessons
  • MUS 270V Voice Repertoire Class
    Corequisite: Elective or Applied Voice Lessons
  • MUS 270W Woodwind Repertoire Class
    Corequisite: Elective or Applied Woodwind Lessons

MUS 285 Wind Ensemble (fs)
Prerequisite: Audition
Performance of standard and contemporary concert band music literature. Ensemble performs several times. 0-1 credit

MUS 287 Chamber Singers (fs)
Prerequisite: Audition
A women’s vocal ensemble dedicated to the study, rehearsal, and performance of a variety of choral literature specializing in music by and about women. 0-1 credit

MUS 289 Jazz Ensemble (fs)
Prerequisite: Audition
Ensemble performs a variety of styles, including jazz, rock and roll, blues, Latin, and R&B. Does not meet the ensemble requirement for the music major or minor. 0-1 credit

 


For more information on Cottey’s academic program, please contact the Office of Enrollment Management by email or by calling 1-888-5-COTTEY (1-888-526-8839).

Sample Schedule for AA Music Degree

Year 1FallSpring
Harmony I3Harmony II3
Keyboard Harmony I1Keyboard Harmony II1
Aural Skills I1Aural Skills II1
Applied Lessons in primary instrument2Applied Lessons in primary instrument2
Repertoire Class0Repertoire Class0
Ensemble1Ensemble1
First Year Writing Seminar3College Writing3
Dance/PE Requirement1Humanities Requirement3
College Algebra or higher3Science plus Lab Requirement4
Total:15Total:18
Year 2FallSpring
Harmony III3Harmony IV3
Keyboard Harmony III1Keyboard Harmony IV1
Aural Skills III1Aural Skills IV1
Applied Lessons in primary instrument2Applied Lessons in primary instrument2
Repertoire Class0Repertoire Class0
Ensemble1Ensemble1
Dance/PE Requirement1Music Survey Course3
Social Science Requirement3Additional Requirements4
Additional Requirements4
Total:16Total:15

One of the above courses should be selected to also meet the Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies requirement of the General Education Core. Otherwise, one additional course will be required.

Jackie Lordo, Ph.D.
Music Department Coordinator
Assistant Professor of Music
Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Brass Lessons, and Music History
308 Rogers Fine Arts Building
(417) 667-8181, ext 2199
jlordo@cottey.edu

Theresa Spencer, M.F.A.
Professor of Music
Voice Lessons and Chamber Singers
305 Rogers Fine Arts Building
(417) 667-8181, ext. 2283
tspencer@cottey.edu

John Ross, D.M.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Music
Music Theory, Aural Skills, and Woodwind Lessons
309 Rogers Fine Arts Building
(417) 667-8181, ext. 2285
jross@cottey.edu

Gary Johnson, M.M.
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music
Percussion Lessons
317 Rogers Fine Arts Building
(417) 667-8181, ext. 2255
gjohnson@cottey.edu

Kowoon Lee, M.M.
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music
Piano Lessons and Keyboard Harmony
306 Rogers Fine Arts Building
(417) 667-8181, ext. 2266
klee@cottey.edu

 

Associate in Arts-Music

The Associate in Arts-Music degree is a two-year program that prepares students to continue in baccalaureate programs in music education, music performance, composition, music therapy, music theory, and musicology. The A.A. Music degree focuses on the first two years of liberal arts coursework needed for a baccalaureate degree in music, including music theory coursework, lessons, and ensembles. Music majors take 31-35 credit hours of music classes, along with 8 credits of additional requirements and a general education core, for a total of 62-65 credit hours. All prospective music majors must audition, complete the music theory placement test, and be admitted to the music degree program in addition to meeting all Cottey College admissions requirements.

Each semester, music majors enroll in an Ensemble and Applied Lessons (voice, woodwind, brass, piano, or percussion). Music majors may not have a primary instrument from the string family; however, elective string lessons are available. Students have an individual lesson and also participate in a weekly Repertoire Class as a group.

Music majors also take Harmony, Aural Skills, and Keyboard Harmony classes each semester. Harmony classes teach the written music theory skills needed to analyze and compose music. Aural Skills classes teach students to recognize and notate what they hear, and sing using solfege syllables at sight. Keyboard Harmony classes teach functional piano skills and techniques, such as scales, chord progressions, harmonization, and transposition at the keyboard.

Music majors also take one survey course, such as Women in Music, Music History I, or Music History II. These survey courses emphasize critical listening skills, as well as placing music in a cultural context.

Minor in Music

The Music Minor is a 21-credit hour program for students who are majoring in areas other than music, but want to continue to study music at the college level. Music minors enroll in an Ensemble and Applied Lesson (voice, woodwind, brass, piano, or percussion) each semester. Students have an individual lesson and participate in a weekly Repertoire Class as a group. Music minors take two semesters each of harmony, aural skills, and keyboard harmony courses. Students are encouraged to start with the harmony courses, and complete the other courses as during the remaining time at Cottey. Music minors also take one music survey course, such as Women in Music, Music Appreciation, Music History I, or Music History II.

Much of the music coursework for music majors and music minors is the same. The primary difference is that music majors take four semesters of each music theory class, while music minors take two semesters of each. Music minors take fewer music theory classes each semester, allowing room for courses in the student’s major field. In addition, music majors are recommended to take two credit hours of lessons each semester, increasing their practice time and raising their musical performance ability.

Required Courses for Music Minor

Music Theory (10 credit hours)

MUS 109 Keyboard Harmony I (Fall)

MUS 110 Aural Skills I (Fall)

MUS 111 Harmony I (Fall)

MUS 112 Harmony II (Spring)

MUS 113 Keyboard Harmony II (Spring)

MUS 114 Aural Skills II (Spring)

Applied Lessons (4 credit hours)

All on same instrument (voice, woodwind, brass, piano or percussion)

MUS 121 Applied Lessons            MUS 221 Applied Lessons

MUS 122 Applied Lessons            MUS 222 Applied Lessons

Enrollment in lessons must include MUS 270 Repertoire Class (0 credit hour class) as a co-requisite.

Students with MUS 120 Elective Lesson credit should speak with the Music Department Coordinator, Dr. Lordo, about this requirement.

Ensemble (4 credit hours)

Choose from:

MUS 285 Wind Ensemble             MUS 287 Chamber Singers

Music Survey Course (3 credit hours)

Choose one:

MUS 101 Music Appreciation

MUS 185 Women in Music

MUS 231 Music History I

MUS 232 Music History II

Please note that these courses are not offered every semester.

Chamber Singers

Chamber Singers are a select group of women who sing in a variety of styles, with an emphasis on 20th and 21st century women composers. Chamber Singers welcomes women singers from the Cottey College Community by audition. Contact Professor Spencer for more information.

Wind Ensemble

Wind Ensemble is open to all Cottey students with experience playing in a concert band setting. In addition, female high school students and adults (any gender) from the surrounding community may join. Please see the full policy. This concert band performs from all genres of the traditional concert band literature.

Jazz Ensemble

Jazz Ensemble performs blues, swing, jazz, funk and more. This group enjoys the flexibility of improvisation based music, and performs regularly each semester.

Other groups

Each semester various chamber ensembles are formed based on student interest. For example, brass quartet, woodwind quintet, piano duo, etc.

Interested in joining an ensemble? Contact the Music Department by clicking here.

Music is a competitive field. Students interested in pursuing a music degree should be committed to practicing and self-improvement. Musicians learn to collaborate with others, perform under pressure, and express themselves creatively. They study music from a variety of perspectives: the historical development of music, ear training and musicianship, the organization and theory of music, composition, performance instruction, and music education. Music students at Cottey can participate in a variety of ensembles and receive scholarships. All prospective music majors must audition, complete the music theory placement test, and be admitted to the music degree program in addition to meeting all Cottey College admissions requirements.Contact the Music Department by clicking here.

Career Opportunities

A wide variety of careers are available to the well-trained music major. Teaching positions at the primary and secondary levels are filled by music education majors. Advanced degrees are required for faculty positions at the college level, with opportunities in several areas, including performance, music theory, music history, composition, music education and research. Music majors might become conductors, professional orchestra or choir members, chamber musicians, or soloists. Students with interests in psychology and sociology frequently pursue studies in music therapy. Musicians also work as arrangers, church musicians, music publishers, music librarians, sound engineers, sales representatives, and instrument repair technicians. Music is an active and ever-changing field, with numerous possible careers.

  • Employment Settings
  • Schools
  • Churches
  • Professional bands, choirs, and orchestras
  • Hospitals and Nursing Homes
  • Recording Studios
  • Music Publishers
  • Music-related Businesses
  • Sample Occupations
  • Elementary or Secondary Music Teacher
  • Performer
  • Private Music Instructor
  • College Professor
  • Music Therapist
  • Music Historian
  • Sound Engineer

ENTRANCE AUDITION


All prospective music majors must audition, complete the music theory placement test, and be admitted to the music degree program in addition to meeting all Cottey College admissions requirements. We recommend auditioning in person during a campus visit if possible; however, prospective students who are not able to visit campus in person can submit a CD, DVD, or online link of a high quality recording. Audition materials may include: contest-type solos, etudes, or All-District/Region audition music. Vocalists should sing with accompaniment, if possible. If you are having trouble selecting music, please ask your high school director or music teacher. Or, contact our Music Department Faculty (music@cottey.edu).

If you are interested in a music scholarship, your entrance audition will count as your scholarship audition. You will still need to complete a scholarship application.

Scholarships

Music scholarships are available to all qualified students, regardless of academic major. Prospective students must first be accepted for admission to Cottey College, and submit a music scholarship application. Next, prospective students must audition for the music faculty.

  • Prospective students may interview and audition with a Music Department Faculty member during a campus visit. Prospective students who visit when classes are in session may meet current students and experience a Cottey ensemble rehearsal.
  • Prospective students who are not able to visit campus in person can submit a CD, DVD, or online link of a high quality recording.

Audition materials may include: contest-type solos, etudes, or All-District/Region audition music. Vocalists should sing with accompaniment, if possible. If you are having trouble selecting music, please ask your high school director or music teacher. Or, contact our Music Department Faculty (music@cottey.edu). Each scholarship application is processed soon after all materials are received. The priority deadline for scholarship consideration is February 1. Later applications will be considered until funding is exhausted.

Scholarship Requirements

Recipients of the scholarship for music majors/minors must enroll in one course from the harmony block of classes (Harmony, Aural Skills, and Keyboard Harmony), private lessons in your primary instrument (1-2 credit hours), and a Cottey music ensemble (1 credit hour) each semester.

Recipients of the scholarship for non-music majors must enroll in a private lesson and a Cottey music ensemble each semester.

Students selected for a music major scholarship and a scholarship in another discipline may be asked to choose between the two disciplines because it is difficult for a student to complete the requirements for two scholarships if carrying a music major load.

Partnership for Music Education


Cottey College students who want to become music teachers now have a clear path for earning their credentials. Students who earn an Associate in Arts-Music can enroll in the Bachelor of Music Education program at Central Methodist without leaving Cottey’s campus or they may choose to finish their degree at CMU in Fayette.

Please see the following documents for more details.

Vocal Music Education: Transfer Guide; Sample Plan

Instrumental Music Education: Transfer Guide; Sample Plan

For more information, please submit this form to contact the Music Department.

 

Sample Plan for Cottey-CMU Partnership Vocal Music Education

YEAR I
FALL ISPRING I
3MUS 111 Harmony I3MUS 112 Harmony II
1MUS 110 Aural Skills I1MUS 114 Aural Skills II
1MUS 109 Keyboard Harmony I1MUS 113 Keyboard Harmony II
2MUS 121 Applied Lessons2MUS 122 Applied Lessons
0MUS 270 Repertoire Class0MUS 270 Repertoire Class
1MUS 287 Ensemble1MUS 287 Ensemble
3FWS 101 First-Year Writing Seminar3WRI 102 College Writing
1Dance/PE2Diction I/II
1Guitar Methods4Science with Lab
3MAT 110 College Algebra
1617
AAM music requirementsAAM additional requirements
YEAR II
FALL IISPRING II
3MUS 211 Harmony III3MUS 212 Harmony IV
1MUS 210 Aural Skills III1MUS 214 Aural Skills IV
1MUS 209 Keyboard Harmony III1MUS 213 Keyboard Harmony IV
2MUS 221 Applied Lessons2MUS 222 Applied Lessons
0MUS 270 Repertoire Class0MUS 270 Repertoire Class
1MUS 287 Ensemble1MUS 287 Ensemble
3Humanities/WGS3ED 310 Ed Psych
3EDU 210 Foundations of Education2Diction I/II
1EDU 290 Field Experience2MUS 230 Basic Conducting
3Music History I or II1Dance/PE
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Students must meet WGS requirement with another course, or add a course to meet WGS requirement.
YEAR III
FALL IIISPRING III
2MLxx Applied Lessons2MLxx Applied Lessons
0MUS 270 Repertoire Class0MUS 270 Repertoire Class
1MU 302 Ensemble1MU 302 Ensemble
3Music History I or II*3Humanities, Social Science or Fine Arts (not music)
2MU 423 or MU 4713ED 376 or ED 370 MV
3ED 369MU or WRI 398*3ED 471 OL
2MU 337 or MU 4653PY 223 OL
2MU 314 or MU 316
3MU 324 or during Fall IV
1815
* Cottey College Course
YEAR IV
FALL IVSPRING IV
2MLxx300 Applied Lessons1MLxx300 Applied Lessons
0MUS 270 Repertoire Class1MU 492 Senior Recital
1MU 302 Ensemble0MUS 270 Repertoire Class
2MU 423 or MU 4711MU 302 Ensemble
3ED 369MU or WRI 398*2ED 376 or ED 370 MV
2MU 337 or MU 4658ED 462 Student Teaching
2MU 314 or MU 316
2PY 343 OL
1PY 342
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Sample Plan for Cottey-CMU Partnership Instrumental Music Education

YEAR I
FALL ISPRING I
3MUS 111 Harmony I3MUS 112 Harmony II
1MUS 110 Aural Skills I1MUS 114 Aural Skills II
1MUS 109 Keyboard Harmony I1MUS 113 Keyboard Harmony II
2MUS 121 Applied Lessons2MUS 122 Applied Lessons
0MUS 270 Repertoire Class0MUS 270 Repertoire Class
1MUS 285 Ensemble1MUS 285 Ensemble
3FWS 101 First-Year Writing Seminar3WRI 102 College Writing
1Dance/PE4Science with Lab
1Guitar Methods1Techniques Course w/ Rep
3MAT 110 College Algebra1Dance/PE
1617
AAM music requirementsAAM additional requirements
YEAR II
FALL IISPRING II
3MUS 211 Harmony III3MUS 212 Harmony IV
1MUS 210 Aural Skills III1MUS 214 Aural Skills IV
1MUS 209 Keyboard Harmony III1MUS 213 Keyboard Harmony IV
2MUS 221 Applied Lessons2MUS 222 Applied Lessons
0MUS 270 Repertoire Class0MUS 270 Repertoire Class
1MUS 285 Ensemble1MUS 285 Ensemble
3Music History I or II3ED 310 Ed Psych
3EDU 210 Foundations of Education1Techniques Course w/ Rep
1EDU 290 Field Experience2MUS 230 Basic Conducting
1Techniques Course w/ Rep3Humanities/WGS
1617
Students must meet WGS requirement with another course, or add a course to meet WGS requirement.
YEAR III
FALL IIISPRING III
2MLxx Applied Lessons2MLxx Applied Lessons
0MUS 270 Repertoire Class0MUS 270 Repertoire Class
1MU 301 Ensemble1MU 301 Ensemble
2MU 423 or MU 4713ED 376 or ED 370 MU
3ED 369MU or WRI 398*3ED 471 OL
2MU 335 or MU 4651Techniques Course w/ Rep*
2MU 317 or 2 Techniques Courses*3PY 223
3Music History I or II*3Humanities, Social Science or Fine Arts (not music)
1516
* Cottey College Course
YEAR IV
FALL IVSPRING IV
2MLxx Applied Lessons1MLxx300 Applied Lessons
0MUS 270 Repertoire Class1MU 492 Senior Recital
1MU 301 Ensemble0MUS 270 Repertoire Class
2MU 423 or MU 4711MU 301 Ensemble
3ED 369MU or WRI 398*3ED 376 or ED 370 MU
2MU 335 or MU 4658ED 462 Student Teaching CMU
2MU 317 or 2 Techniques Courses*
2PY 343 OL
1PY 342 OL
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Please use this form to request information about the music program, including scholarships, performance opportunities, and degree information.

Are you a high school music student preparing for auditions, festivals or upcoming performances? Our music faculty give free lessons in-person or via video-conferencing. If you are interested in a lesson, please submit the form with contact information.

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