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B.A. in Music Sample Four-Year Plan 2016–17

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Suggested Four-Year Curriculum for a Major in Music

Course NumberCourse NameCourse Hours
BTGE-1720Spiritual Formation3
COM-1100Fundamentals of Speech3
ENG-1400Composition3
GMUS-1000Music Philosophy and Aesthetics1
GMUS-1030Recital and Program Attendance (both semesters)0
PEF-1990Physical Activity and the Christian Life2
PFMU-3100/3980Large Ensemble2
PLMU-1000/4830Private Lessons2
THMU-1210Music Theory I6
THMU-1220Music Theory II6
THMU-1310Aural Skills I4
THMU-1320 Aural Skills II4
History Elective3
Quantitative Elective3
Total32
Course NumberCourse NameCourse Hours
BTGE-2730Old Testament Literature3
BTGE-2740New Testament Literature3
GMUS-1030Recital and Program Attendance (both semesters)0
HLMU-2310Introduction to Music Literature3
PLMU-1000/4830Private Lessons2
THMU-2210Music Theory III3
THMU-2310Aural Skills III2
Primary concentration12
Secondary concentrations3
Total31
Course NumberCourse NameCourse Hours
BTGE-3755Theology I3
BTGE-3765Theology II3
GMUS-1030Recital and Program Attendance (both semesters)0
GSS-1100Politics and American Culture3
HLMU-3310Music History I6
HLMU-3320Music History II6
PLMU-1000/4830Private Lessons2
Biology Elective3.5
LIT-2XXXLiterature Elective3
Secondary concentration9
Total32.5
Course NumberCourse NameCourse Hours
GMUS-1030Recital and Program Attendance (both semesters)0
HUM-1400Introduction to the Humanities3
PLMU-4900Senior Recital1
PLMU-4920Senior Project1
Physical Science Elective3.5
Social Science/Global Awareness Elective3
Electives22
Total32.5

Music Concentrations

Course Number Course Name Course Hours
HLMU-2100Jazz History2
PFMU-3650Chamber Ensemble3
PFMU-3980Jazz Band3
THMU-3120Jazz Theory and Improvisation I2
THMU-3130Jazz Theory and Improvisation II2
*PLMU-4920Senior Project1
Course Number Course Name Course Hours
CLMU-2800Introduction to Composition2
PLMU-2800-4800Music Composition6
THMU-4130Orchestration2
THMU-4140Choral Arranging2
*PLMU-4920Senior Project1
Course Number Course Name Course Hours
TYMU-1251Music Technology I3
TYMU-2250Music Technology II3
TYMU-2251Music Technology III3
TYMU-3250Music Technology IV3
*PLMU-4920Senior Project1
Course Number Course Name Course Hours
PLMU-3910Junior Seminar1
PLMU-4910Senior Seminar1
Electives (approved by advisor)10
*PLMU-4920Senior Project1
Course Number Course Name Course Hours
PFMU-3650Small Ensemble3
PLMU-1000-4830Private Lessons8
PLMU-3900Junior Recital1
*PLMU-4900Senior Recital1
Course Number Course Name Course Hours
BTAT-3730Theology of Worship3
THMU-1250Contemporary Musicianship I2
WSHP-1010Introduction to Worship Ministry1
WSHP-1020Introduction to Worship Technology2
WSHP-2060Music and the Arts in Worship3
WSHP-2200Worship Field Experience1
*PLMU-4920Senior Project1

*Capstone Course required only if primary concentration.

Liberal Arts Core

The faculty of Cedarville believe in the value of the liberal arts core.  We want our graduates to be educated individuals, not just trained employees.  We recognize that both education and training are vital,  and we are convinced that in this day and age college graduates need to know how to learn as much as they need to know how to do a task.  The career experts suggest that graduates of colleges today will change careers 4-5 times in their lifetimes.  Those shifts require a certain set of skills that the liberal arts courses help to develop in our students.