B.M. in Musical Studies

Contact Person:
Nelly Case, Chair
C306 Bishop, (315) 267-2759, casenm@potsdam.edu

126-140 credit hours required.
 
All courses are 3 credits unless noted. Credits are divided as follows:



Credits
Required Courses for both Tracks

General Education Courses 22-32

Basic Musicianship Sequence

29

Music Theory and Analysis

9
MUCT 421 Orchestration  
Plus one of the following:
 
  MUCT 414   Modal Counterpoint
 
  MUCT 415   Tonal Counterpoint
 
Plus one of the following:
 
  MUCT 417
  Analytical Techniques
 
  MUCT 420
  Theory and Anaylysis of 20th Century Music
 

Plus one of the following Tracks
66-70
       
Theory/History Track (66 credits)   

Performance    
MUCS 420
Performance Concentration (8 @ 2 credits)
 
Ensembles (8 @ 1 credit)
 
     
Research    
MUCR 410
Music Bibliography (2 credits)
 
MUCR 488
Research Project in Musical Studies (2 credits)
 
     
Music History Electives (9 credits)
Upper Division Music History or Theory Electives (6 credits)
 
Liberal Arts Electives (14 credits)
Free (non-music) Electives (9 credits)
 
     
Composition Track (70 credits)
 
Performance    
MUCS 420
Performance Concentration (5 @ 2 credits)
 
Ensembles (6 @ 1 credit)  
     
Composition    
8 semesters @ 3 credits each selected from the following courses.
  MUCT 401
Composition I
 
  MUCT 430
Studio Composition
 
  MUCT 411
Electronic Composition I
 
  MUCT 430
Studio Composition (Electronic)
 
Note: Must include at least 2 semesters of Composition and 2 semesters of Electronic Composition.
MUCT 499
Recital of Compositions (2 credits)
 
     
Research    
MUCR 410
Music Bibliography (2 credits)
 
     
Music History Electives (6 credits)
 
Upper Division Music Electives (3 credits)
 
Music Electives (3 credits)
 
Liberal Arts Electives (14 credits)

Special Notes
  1. Students are accepted for admission who demonstrate by audition the potential to accomplish Level A in area of applied study by the end of the fourth semester. If this audition is not satisfactorily completed by the end of the fourth semester, a change of applied area or curriculum may be recommended.
  2. The minimum performance requirement for the major in Musical Studies is satisfactory completion of Level A and the performance of a Ten-Minute Recital.
  3. Students who meet Level A requirements early may, with permission, study a second applied area. If a second applied area is chosen, the requirements for performance ensembles remain as stipulated for the first area of study.
  4. To transfer into this degree program from another major or from another institution, and to remain in the program beyond the sophomore year, it is necessary to have a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0 and an average of 3.0 in those subjects included in the Basic Musicianship Sequence.