Music Major (Voice, Piano, or Instrumental) Transfer Program Schedule Guide

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Music Major (Voice, Piano, or Instrumental) Transfer Program Schedule Guide

Department: Music

Total Credit Hours: 64 credits

Graduates with a degree in music are employed in careers such as music teacher, music director, music composer, musician, singer and more.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, music directors and composers in the state of Missouri earn a mean annual wage of $59,040.

Suggested Schedule Planning

Italicized courses are recommended to be taken for elective credits.
First Semester (18 credits*)
MUS 131 Music Theory I 3
MUS 133 Ear Training and Sight Singing I 1
Large Ensemble I 1
MUS 119 Piano Proficiency I 1
Applied Music I 2
Multicultural/Valuing 3
MUS 021 Recital and Concert Attendance 0
Social Science (Group I) 3
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
Second Semester (20 credits*)
MUS 132 Music Theory II 3
MUS 134 Ear Training & Sight Singing II 1
Large Ensemble II 1
Applied Music II 2
MAT 155 or Contemporary College Math or 3
MAT158 or higher College Algebra- General Education or higher
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
Humanities (Group II) 3
Social Science (Group II) 3
MUS 021 Recital and Concert Attendance 0
MUS 120 Piano Proficiency II 1
Third Semester (20 credits*)
MUS 281 Music Theory III 3
MUS 283 Ear Training & Sight Singing III 1
Large Ensemble III 1
Applied Music III 2
MUS 231 Music History I 3
CPT 103 or Microcomputer Applications or 3
CPT 115 Introduction to Data Processing
MUS 021 Recital and Concert Attendance 0
MUS 219 Piano Proficiency III 1
Social Science 3
Natural Science 3
Fourth Semester (19 credits*)
MUS 282 Music Theory IV 3
MUS 284 Ear training & Sight Singing IV 1
Large Ensemble IV 1
Applied Music IV 2
MUS 232 Music History II (Humanities Group I) 3
Natural Science with Lab 4
MUS 021 Recital and Concert Attendance 0
MUS 220 Piano Proficiency IV 1
SPE 101 Oral Communication 3
COL 299 Sophomore Portfolio Assessment 1
Total Hours Required For Graduation: 64 credits

MUS 225 – Elements of Conducting is also suggested in the fourth semester for transfer students in music. This can be included if students take general education courses in the summer sessions. Conducting is only offered in the spring semester.

Music courses listed are standard courses for music majors in their first two years at a four-year institution.

* General Education courses may also be taken during the summer semesters to reduce the course load during the regular semesters. Most music courses are not offered during the summer session.

Note:Recommended electives appear in italics.

For more information contact Becky Thorn at or 636-922-8399.

Per College policy Individual students may be required to take COL 101.

Contact Information

Karen Murray,
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Becky Thorn,
Program Chair
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Office Hours

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