The four-year plan listed below is designed to provide suggestions for sequencing your major courses, but there are also other ways to sequence most majors. This plan is meant to provide aid in early, provisional planning. Please consult with your academic advisor to make strategic academic decisions about which courses to take each semester.

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Sample Four Year Plan: Music (BA) with Pre-Certification option and Vocal music emphasis

FALL - Semester 1

MUSI 130: Music Analysis I
MUSI 132: Aural Skills in Music I
MUSI 279: Recital and Concert Attendance
MUSI 153: Keyboard Skills I
MUSI 150: Lyric Diction 1
MUSI xxx: Major Instrument, Lower
MUSI xxx: Major Ensemble, Lower
Liberal Studies Program (LSP) coursework

SPRING - Semester 2

MUSI 131: Music Analysis II
MUSI 133: Aural Skills in Music II
MUSI 279: Recital and Concert Attendance
MUSI 154: Keyboard Skills II
MUSI 151: Lyric Diction II
MUSI 127: Music Advising Seminar
MUSI xxx: Major Instrument, Lower
MUSI xxx: Major Ensemble, Lower
Liberal Studies Program (LSP) coursework

FALL - Semester 3

MUSI 230: Music Analysis III
MUSI 232: Aural Skills in Music III
MUSI 339: Music Literature
MUSI 279: Recital and Concert Attendance
MUSI 253: Keyboard Skills III
MUSI xxx: Major Instrument, Lower
Liberal Studies Program (LSP) coursework

SPRING - Semester 4

MUSI 231: Music Analysis IV
MUSI 233: Aural Skills in Music IV
MUSI 279: Recital and Concert Attendance
MUSI 254: Keyboard Skills IV
MUSI xxx: Major Instrument, Lower
MUSI xxx: Major Ensemble, Lower
Liberal Studies Program (LSP) coursework

FALL - Semester 5

MUSI 340: Music History I
MUSI 279: Recital and Concert Attendance
MUSI 388: Conducting
MUSI xxx: Major Instrument, Upper
MUSI xxx: Major Ensemble, Upper
ED 388: Field Experiences Seminar
ED 389: Foundations of Education
Liberal Studies Program (LSP) coursework

SPRING - Semester 6

MUSI 341: Music History II
MUSI 279: Recital and Concert Attendance
MUSI 330: Counterpoint or MUSI 331: Form and Analysis or MUSI 336: Introduction to Music Composition (piano majors must take MUSI 331: Form and Analysis)
MUSI xxx: Major Instrument, Upper
MUSI xxx: Major Ensemble, Upper
ED 393: Clinical Experiences in Teaching
ED 394: Experiences in Classroom Teaching
Liberal Studies Program (LSP) coursework

FALL - Semester 7

MUSI xxx: Major Instrument, Upper
MUSI xxx: Major Ensemble, Upper
MUSI 333: Jazz Improvisation
ED 593: Psychological Foundations of Education
Liberal Studies Program (LSP) coursework

SPRING - Semester 8

MUSI 332: Arranging
MUSI xxx: Senior Recital
MUSI 181: Guitar for the Elementary Teacher
Liberal Studies Program (LSP) coursework

MUSI 279: Recital and Concert Attendance: Students attend a minimum of designated concerts and recitals during the semester to attain a passing mark. Each music major must attain a grade of Pass for six semesters to attain graduation.

Major Ensemble: All music majors are required to participate in a major University ensemble (Marching Band, Concert Band, Wind Symphony, Symphony Orchestra, Cantoria, or University Chorus). The individual degree programs should be consulted to determine the specific number of credits required.

Department chair: please contact Jonathan Vieker with any updates to the plan above.

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major. The Office of the Registrar is responsible for certifying completion of degree requirements based on requirements specified in Truman's Official Catalog.

Sample Plans for Related Majors

Bachelor of Arts, General Bachelor of Arts, Liberal Arts Bachelor of Arts, Pre-Certification, Instrumental Bachelor of Music, Composition Bachelor of Music, Performance Program

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