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 (BM) with Composition 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 338: Applied Music Composition
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 338: Applied Music Composition
MUSI XXX: Major Instrument, Lower
MUSI XXX: Secondary Instrument
MUSI XXX: Major Ensemble, Lower
MUSI 127: Music Advising Seminar
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 338: Applied Music Composition
MUSI XXX: Major Instrument, Lower
MUSI XXX: Secondary Instrument
MUSI XXX: Major Ensemble, 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 338: Applied Music Composition
MUSI XXX: Major Instrument, Lower
MUSI XXX: Secondary Instrument
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 330: Counterpoint
MUSI 332: Arranging
MUSI 338: Applied Music Composition
MUSI XXX: Methods Class
MUSI XXX: Major Instrument, Upper
MUSI XXX: Major Ensemble, Upper
Liberal Studies Program (LSP) coursework

SPRING - Semester 6

MUSI 341: Music History II
MUSI 279: Recital and Concert Attendance
MUSI 331: Form and Analysis
MUSI 336: Intro. to Music Composition
MUSI 338: Applied Music Composition
MUSI XXX: Methods Class
MUSI XXX: Major Instrument, Upper
MUSI XXX: Major Ensemble, Upper
Liberal Studies Program (LSP) coursework

FALL - Semester 7

MUSI 388: Conducting
MUSI XXX: Methods Class
MUSI 338: Applied Music Composition
MUSI 305: Electronic Music
MUSI XXX: Elective in Music
MUSI xxx: Major Instrument, Upper
MUSI XXX: Major Ensemble, Upper
Liberal Studies Program (LSP) coursework

SPRING - Semester 8

MUSI 338: Applied Music Composition
MUSI XXX: Senior Recital
MUSI XXX: Methods Class
MUSI XXX: Major Instrument, Upper
MUSI XXX: Major Ensemble, Upper
MUSI 530: Topics in Contemporary Music
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.

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

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