College of Visual and Performing Arts
Music
Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Music
4-year program

Humans have been making music for almost our entire existence. It began with beating a rhythm on a log and chanting to invoke divine action. Music is essential to our daily lives. It is used for dancing, religious worship, films, entertainment, cultural identification, mood altering, relaxation and much more. Music gives us a way to express ourselves. Can you imagine what life would be like without it?

UT's music program gives students the opportunities to perform, compose, critique, learn about and listen to music. Faculty and advisers help develop students as musicians so they can achieve their individual music goals. Music majors are accepted into the program through auditions.

Students have many facilities available to them at The University of Toledo. There are two concert halls, a state-of-the-art audio and MIDI recording studio, a student computer lab and practice rooms. Students can participate in ensembles such as orchestra, wind ensemble, concert band, chorale, men's and women's chorus, jazz band, marching band, guitar ensemble, opera workshop and chamber ensembles.

What to expect when you graduate

Music is one of the world's largest industries. Graduates work in music performance, education, business, merchandising, publishing, management, entertainment, composition, sound technology and more. Recent technology also provides opportunities in the production of electronic and computer music.

Produce music • Sing on Broadway • Perform with a symphony

Programs of Study

The department of music offers the following undergraduate degree programs:

Bachelor of Music--generic BM

Major Area

 

MUS 1000

Performance Lab (8 semesters)

0 credits

MUS 1010

Concert Attendance (8 semesters)

0 credits

MUS 1510, 1530, or 1550

Percussion Class, Brass Class, Woodwinds Class (the appropriate respective course meets pedagogy requirements.)

2 credits

MUS 1800

Applied Music

8 credits

MUS 2800

Applied Music

8 credits

MUS 3010 or

Wind Ensemble/Symphonic Band

8 credits from the two listed (credit for 4 only)

MUS 3090

University Orchestra

MUS 3050

Chamber Ensembles

4 credits

MUS 3140 or 3160 or 3180

Concert Chorale, Women's Chorus, Men's Chorus

2 credits

MUS 3800

Applied Music

7 credits

MUS 3810

Junior Recital

1 credit

MUS 4800

Applied Music

7 credits

MUS 4810

Senior Recital

1 credit

Total Major Area

44

 

 

 

Supportive Courses in Music


MUS 1100

Intro to Music Technology

1 credit

MUS 1570

Piano I  (3 credits total are required in the piano area.  Appropriate courses determined by placement test)

1 credit

MUS 1580

Piano II

1 credit

MUS 2570

Piano III

1 credit

MUS 2580

Piano IV

1 credit

MUS 1610

Music Theory and Ear Training I

4 credits

MUS 1620

Music Theory and Ear Training II

4 credits

MUS 2610

Music Theory and Ear Training III

4 credits

MUS 2620

Music Theory and Ear Training IV

4 credits

MUS 3610

Form and Analysis

3 credits

MUS 4620

Counterpoint

3 credits

MUS 2410

Music History I:  World Music and Jazz

3 credits

MUS 3410

Music History and Literature II 

3 credits

MUS 3420

Music History and Literature III

3 credits

MUS 3500

Conducting

2 credits

MUS 4410

Instrumental Music Literature

3 credits

Total Supportive Courses in Music

40

 

 

 

General Studies

 

 

ARS 1000

Orientation

1 credit

ENGL 1110

English Composition I

3 credits

ENGL 1120

English Composition II

3 credits

select 5

Humanities

15 credits

select 3

Natural Sciences

9 credits

select 2

Social Sciences

6 credits

PSY 1010

Principles of Psychology

3 credits

select 2

Multicultural (one each of US Diversity and Non-Western Diversity) (One multicultural can also satisfy another requirement, thus total multicultural credits is actually 6)

3 credits

Total General Studies

43

 

 

 

Electives

 

 

Music Electives

4 credits



Bachelor of Music--Instrumental Jazz

Major Area

 

MUS 1000

Performance Lab (8 semesters)

0 credits

MUS 1010

Concert Attendance (8 semesters)

0 credits

MUS 1800

Applied Music (classical)

4 credits

MUS 2800

Applied Music (classical)

4 credits

MUS 1800

Applied Music (Jazz)

4 credits

MUS 2800

Applied Music (Jazz)

4 credits

MUS 3020 Jazz Ensemble 8credits(credit for 4 only)

MUS 3050

Jazz Chamber Ensembles

4 credits

MUS 3140, 3150, 3160 or 3180

Concert Chorale, Vocalstra, Women's Chorus, Men's Chorus

1 credit

MUS 3800

Applied Music (Jazz)

4 credits

MUS 3810

Junior Recital

1 credit

MUS 4800

Applied Music (Jazz)

4 credits

MUS 4810

Senior Recital

1 credit

Total Major Area

39 credits

 

 

 

Supportive Courses in Music

 

 

MUS 1100

Intro to Music Technology

1 credit

MUS 1570

Piano I (3 credits total are required in the piano area.  Appropriate courses determined by placement test)

1 credit

MUS 1590

Jazz Class Piano

1 credit

MUS 1800

Applied Music (Jazz Piano)

1 credit

MUS 1800

Applied Music (Jazz Piano)

1 credit

MUS 1610

Music Theory and Ear Training I

4 credits

MUS 1620

Music Theory and Ear Training II

4 credits

MUS 2610

Music Theory and Ear Training III

4 credits

MUS 2620

Music Theory and Ear Training IV

4 credits

MUS 1700

Jazz Fundamentals

2 credits

MUS 2700

Improvisation I

2 credits

MUS 2710

Improvisation II

2 credits

MUS 3700

Improvisation III

2 credits

MUS 3710

Improvisation IV

2 credits

MUS 3650

Jazz Arranging & Comp I

3 credits

MUS 3660

Jazz Arranging & Comp II

3 credits

MUS 3410

Music History and Literature II 

3 credits

MUS 3420

Music History and Literature III

3 credits

MUS 3450

Jazz History and Literature I 

3 credits

MUS 3560

Jazz Pedagogy & Conducting

2 credits

MUS 2270

Recording Tech

2 credits

Total Supportive Courses in Music

49 credits

 

 

 

General Studies

 

 

ARS 1000

Orientation

1 credit

ENGL 1110

English Composition I

3 credits

ENGL 1120

English Composition II

3 credits

select 5

Humanities

14 credits

MATH 1180

Math (1180 or higher)

3 credits

select 2

Natural Sciences

6 credits

select 1

Social Sciences

3 credits

PSY 1010

Principles of Psychology

3 credits

select 2

Multicultural (one each of US Diversity and Non-Western Diversity) (One multicultural can also satisfy another requirement, thus total multicultural credits is actually 6)

6 credits

Total General Studies

42

 

 

 

Electives

 

 

Music Electives(from upper division)

1 credits

Non-Music Electives

8 credits

 

Last Updated: 11/26/13