Music

Music

Professor: Lou Bunk 
Lecturers: Morgan Bothwell, Floyd Oster, Richard L. Page, George Robinson, Scott Sanchez, Cornelia Schwartz, James Sharrock, Vladimir Odinokikh

A Bachelor of Arts degree is offered in Music for traditional students.

A minor is offered in Music.

The mission of the Department of Music is to prepare students for careers in performance, the music industry or graduate work in music. We provide a strong foundation in performance studies, music theory, music history, and music technology for all students majoring or minoring in music. The Music Department also provides a creative opportunity for Franklin Pierce students not majoring in music through private instruction ($275 per course), ensembles, theory, and technology courses. Concerts, which offer the opportunity for a maximum number of students to experience public performance, are given each semester.

A cumulative grade point average of 2.00 must be maintained in required music courses in order to remain in the major. Private Music Instruction is available for non-music majors at $275 per course. 


Major Requirements

In addition to all graduation requirements, the following core courses must be completed successfully to fulfill the major requirements:
MU151 Theory of Music 1 2 Credits
MU200 Sophomore Portfolio 0 Credits
MU209 Theory of Music II 2 Credits
MU215 Computer Music I 3 Credits
MU240 Music Industry 3 Credits
MU309 Theory of Music III 2 Credits 
MU321 Popular and World Music 3 Credits
MU401 Seminar in Music 3 Credits
MU409 Theory of Music IV 2 Credits

Any four ensembles 5 Credits
Four semesters of private instruction on one instrument 8 Credits
35 Credits

In addition, students will choose one of two areas of concentration in music: Applied Music or Music Technology and Industry Concentration. Requirements for each concentration are below:

1. Applied Music

Choose one from MU450 Senior Recital, or MU451 Senior Project     3 credits
Two additional semesters of private instruction (same instrument as core) 
4 credits
Two additional semesters of any ensemble
2 credits
44 credits (with Music Core)

2. Music Technology and Industry Concentration

Choose one from  MU220 Advanced Recording Techniques or MU310 Computer Music 3 credits
MU120 Recording Techniques 3 Credits
MU310 Computer Music II 3 Credits
MU399 Internship in Music  1 Credit
MU451 Senior Project 3 Credits
51 credits (with Music Core)

Choose 2 from following list of Industry Electives ..... 6 credits

AC101 Principles of Accounting I
EC101 Principles of Macroeconomics
MN201 Principles of Management
MK201 Principles of Marketing
BA213 Businesss Law
FM224 Principles of Financial Management
DMD205 Social Media, Ethics, IP, and Media Law

(Note these are referred to as "Industry Electives" in the following guide.)

Students who are not prepared to enter MU151 Theory of Music I are required to take MU150 Fundamentals of Music. All music majors must participate in a performance seminar at the end of every semester of required private instruction, to demonstrate progress in their major instrument. 

Minor Requirements (22 Credits)
MU151 Theory of Music I 2 Credits
MU209 Theory of Music II 2 Credits
MU318 History of Western Music I 3 Credits
MU321 Popular and World Music
MU401 Seminar in Music 3 Credits

Three semesters of private instruction on one instrument 6 Credits
Three semesters of ensemble 3 Credits

 

Recommended Curriculum Guide – Applied Music Concentration

First Year

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

MU150

Fundamentals of Music (if needed)

3

MU151

Theory of Music I

3

MU___

Private Instruction

2

MU___

Private Instruction

3

MU___

Ensemble

1

MU___

Ensemble

2

GLE101

First-Year Inquiry

3

______

GLE Mathematics Elective

1

GLE110

First-Year Composition

3

______

GLE Elective

3

______

GLE Elective

3

______

Elective

3

 

 Total

15

 

 Total

15

Second Year

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

MU209

Theory of Music II

3

MU200

Sophomore Portfolio

3

MU___

Private Instruction

2

MU309

Theory of Music III

3

MU___

Ensemble

1

MU___

Ensemble

1

______

GLE Lab Science I

4

GLE230

Second-Year Composition

3

______

GLE Elective

3

______

GLE Lab Science II

4

MU___

Private Instruction

2

MU___

Private Instruction

2

 

 Total

15

 

 Total

16


Third Year

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

MU318

History of Western Music I

3

MU321

Popular World Music

3

MU215

Computer Music I

3

MU240

Music Industry

3

MU409

Theory of Music IV

3

______

GLE Elective

3

MU___

Ensemble

1

MU___

Private Instruction

2

______

GLE Elective

3

MU___

Music Elective

3

MU___

Private Instruction

2

 

 

 

 

 Total

15

 

 Total

14



Fourth Year

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

MU103

Piano I

3

MU450 or MU451

Senior Recital or
Senior Project

3

MU___

Ensemble

1

MU___

Ensemble

1

MU401

Seminar in Music

1

MU___

Music Elective

3

______

Elective

3

______

Elective

3

______

Elective

3

______

Elective

3

______

Elective

3

______

Elective

3

 

 Total

14

 

 Total

16

 

 

 

 

Total Credits

120

*One or more additional electives may be needed to fulfill general education requirements. See General and Liberal Education (GLE).

Recommended Curriculum Guide – Music Technology and Industry Concentration

First Year

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

MU150

Fundamentals of Music

(if needed)

3

MU120

Recording Techniques

3

MU___

Private Instruction

2

MU151

Theory of Music I

3

MU___

Ensemble

1

MU___

Private Instruction

2

GLE101

First-Year Inquiry

3

MU___

Ensemble

1

GLE110

First-Year Composition

3

______

GLE Mathematics Elective

3

______

GLE Elective

3

______

Music Industry Elective

3

 

 Total

15

 

 Total

15


Second Year

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

MU209

Theory of Music II

3

MU200

Sophomore Portfolio

3

MU215

Computer Music I

3

MU309

Theory of Music III

3

MU___

Private Instruction

2

MU310 or MU220

Computer Music II or
Advanced Recording Techniques

3

MU___

Ensemble

1

MU___

Private Instruction

2

______

GLE Lab Science I

4

GLE230

Second-Year Composition

3

______

Music Industry Elective

3

______

GLE Lab Science II

3

 

 Total

16

 

 Total

17



Third Year

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

MU318

History of Western Music I

3

MU321

Popular and World Music

3

MU409

Theory of Music IV

3

MU240

Music Industry

3

MU399

Internship in Music

1

MU___

GLE Elective

3

______

GLE Elective

3

MU____

GLE Elective

3

______

GLE Elective

3

______

Elective

3

 

 Total

13

 

 Total

15


Fourth Year

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

MU___

Ensemble

1

MU450 or MU451

Senior Recital or Senior Project

3

MU401

Seminar in Music

3

MU___

Ensemble

1

______

GLE Elective

3

______

GLE Elective

3

______

Elective

3

______

Elective

3

______

Elective

3

______

Elective

3

______

Elective

3

 

Total

13

 

 Total

16

 

Total

121

*One or more additional electives may be needed to fulfill general education requirements. See General and Liberal Education (GLE).

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