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not passed by this time, the student must take applied piano (MUS 761 or 762) until the
requirement has been passed. The requirement consists of six components: performance of
three prepared works; scales; arpeggios; sight reading; and melody harmonization. Also, as part
of the requirement, Music Education majors must demonstrate their ability to perform an
accompaniment with a singer or instrumentalist. A student may pass the requirement in
segments.

Aural Skills Proficiency Requirement:
All BA and BM Music majors must pass the Aural Skills Proficiency Requirement in order to
complete the Music Major. These students must pass each of a series of graduated exams (3
levels required for the BA; 4 levels required for the BM) that test in the following Aural Skills
areas: intervals, chords, scales, melodic dictation, harmonic dictation, and sight singing. These
topics will be taught both within the four required Music Theory courses, as well as in a longer-
term self-paced, computer-program-assisted, proficiency-based mode.

Ensemble Participation: Participation in large music ensembles (MUS 712, 713, 715, 716, and
717) is required of all Music majors and music scholarship students, regardless of degree or
program. Requirements vary, depending on the degree program. The student must perform
within an ensemble on his/her primary instrument unless otherwise approved by the
Department of Music. Pianists must complete one full-credit from the large ensembles (712, 713,
714, 715, 716) before they may count MUS 719 or MUS 711 as their primary ensemble credit.
Only pianists may use 719 or 711 to fulfill an ensemble requirement. Regulations governing
adding and dropping ensembles are the same as for Music Lessons, with the exception of MUS
718.

Music Performance Seminar: The Music Performance Seminar (MUS 701) is a semester-
long program that consists of attendance at music events. The purpose of this Seminar is to help
nurture an understanding of diverse musical styles and musical ensembles and to provide
opportunities for student performances. Attendance at concerts, recitals, and Friday afternoon
Music Performance Seminar Student Recitals is required of all Music majors and minors, as well
as all other students who are enrolled in music lessons. (Students who have accepted a Music
Scholarship must satisfy, at minimum, the recital attendance requirement for a Music minor.)
The number of required events changes from semester to semester. Students should contact the
Department of Music each semester for details. Music majors must receive a passing grade in
Music Performance Seminar (MUS 701) in a minimum of five semesters in order to complete the
major. Failure to meet the attendance requirement will result in the student's receiving an F for
Music Performance Seminar. No course credit is given for this Seminar. It is offered on a
Pass/Fail basis.

101. Fundamentals of Music
Basic music reading skills for all interested students, while learning to listen to and recognize
the structural and aesthetic elements of music. Preparation for MUS 110. (Fine Arts)

109. First Year Seminar in Music (FYS)
The topic of "Opera and Film" has become one of the “hot” areas of scholarship in the
past fifteen or so years. Both opera and film use a conglomeration of other constituent arts to
create what Richard Wagner called a Gesamtkunstwerk or total artwork. (In fact, many of the
first efforts in film were derived from opera and more specifically, Wagner.) My intention with

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