Music Majors

From classical to jazz, Christian contemporary to traditional church music; you’ll find our students expressing their artistic gifts through a wide variety of musical callings. The Warner Pacific Department of Music prepares students for careers in Performance, Ministry, Education, and Music Business.

Interactive learning labs, multiple performance venues, professional internships, and a state of the art recording studio are just some of the resources that will help shape your experience.


Courses

Part 1: General Education Core
(See Core Studies Requirements)

Part 2: Music Major

50 credits: 24 credits in residence, 24 credits upper division. Required:

MUS 121 Theory I 3
MUS 121B Aural Skills I 1
MUS 122 Theory II 3
MUS 122B Aural Skills II 1
MUS 221 Theory III 3
MUS 221B Functional Keyboard Skills I 1
MUS 222 Theory IV 3
MUS 222B Functional Keyboard Skills II 1
MUS 250 Intro to Audio Recording 2
MUS 330 Conducting Skills 2
MUS 341 Music History I 3
MUS 342 Music History II 3
MUS 385 Pedagogy with Internship 2
MUS 421 Scoring and Arranging 3
MUS 422 20th & 21st Century Composition 2
MUS 101/201/301 Applied Music 1
MUS 102/202/302 Applied Music 1
MUS 201/203/301/303/401 Applied Music 1
MUS 202/204/302/304/402 Applied Music 1
MUS 301/303/401/403 Applied Music 1
MUS 302/304/402/404 Applied Music 1
MUS 114 C.C. or MUS 115 W.E. Concert Choir or Wind Ensemble 1-2
MUS 114B C.C. or MUS 115B W.E. Concert Choir or Wind Ensemble 1-2
MUS 114C C.C. or MUS 115C W.E. Concert Choir or Wind Ensemble 1-2
MUS 114D C.C. or MUS 115D W.E. Concert Choir or Wind Ensemble 1-2
MUS 314 C.C. or MUS 315 W.E. Concert Choir or Wind Ensemble 1-2
MUS 314B C.C. or MUS 315B W.E. Concert Choir or Wind Ensemble 1-2
MUS 314C C.C. or MUS 315C W.E. Concert Choir or Wind Ensemble 1-2
MUS 314D C.C. or MUS 315D W.E. Concert Choir or Wind Ensemble 1-2
MUS 399 Recital 1

Students are encouraged to declare one of three emphases that are designed to further personalize and expand their preparation. Additional emphases may be earned by completed all of the coursework required below. Completion of an emphasis is not required to earn a Music major.

MUSIC EDUCATION EMPHASIS

19 credits: 13 credits in residence. Required:

MUS 301T Applied Music: Woodwind Techniques 1
MUS 302T Applied Music: Brass Techniques 1
MUS 303T Applied Music: String Techniques 1
MUS 304T Applied Music: Persussion Techniques 1
HD 230 Lifespan Human Development 1
OR HD 311 Prenatal through Early Childhood Development
AND HD 312 Mid-Child through Adolescent Development 3-6
EDPSY 420 Learning Theory 3
ED 535U Curriculum Planning & Instruction 3
ED 515U Classroom Management 3
Education electives approved by advisor
MUSIC PERFORMANCE EMPHASIS

10 credits: 10 credits in residence. Required:

MUS 401/403 Applied Music 1
MUS 402/404 Applied Music 1
MUS 499 Recital 1
Seven credits from the following (courses may be repeated):
MUS 116/316 Chambers Ensemble 1
MUS 117/317 Jazz Band 1
MUS 118/318 Chorale 1-2
MUS 119/319 Vocal Jazz 1
MUSIC THEORY/COMPOSITION EMPHASIS

9 credits: 9 credits in residence. Required:

MUS 301C Applied Music: Composition 2
MUS 302C Applied Music: Composition 3
MUS 401C Applied Music: Composition 2
MUS 402C Applied Music: Composition 1
MUS 301T Applied Music: Woodwind Techniques 1
MUS 302T Applied Music: Brass Techniques 1
MUS 303T Applied Music: String Techniques 1
MUS 303T Applied Music: Percussion Techniques 1
MUS 499 Recital 1

Departmental Learning Outcome

  • Understand the formal, melodic, harmonic, rhythmic, and textural structure of music.
  • Recognize historical context as it applies to a broad development of musical styles.
  • Evaluate music and music performances and their subsequent roles in each.
  • Translate knowledge into skills through rehearsal and performance.
  • Prepare music through the accumulated learning received in the classroom.
  • Imagine and design presentations and performances.
  • Facilitate musicianship in others through a variety of leadership roles.
  • Create a process that yields a product of excellence.

(Updated Sept. 2015)