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One of the following majors:

Major in Music Performance - Students who intend to major in Performance
must audition before the Department of Music by the second semester of their
sophomore year.

a. Four course credits in a primary performance medium, either voice or a keyboard,
    string, percussion, or wind instrument.

b. One course credit in piano, or another secondary performance medium selected in
    consultation with the department.

c. MUS 302 or 304; and 306; 207 and 308 for voice majors; 303 for organ majors; or
    307 for piano majors.

d. MUS798 (junior year) and 799 (senior year).

e. ARA, FRE, GER, GRE, JPN, LAT, RUS, SPA 205 or equivalent.

Major in Music Education (MUE)

         a. Three course credits in a primary performance medium, either voice or a keyboard,
              string, percussion, or wind instrument.

         b. One-and-one-half course credits in secondary performance media, to include MUS
              703, 704, 705, 706, and 708 or 774. The remaining 1/4 credit may be fulfilled by
              repeating one of these courses, or (with the approval of the department) by
              taking MUS 761.

         c. The following courses, according to emphasis within the major:
                  i. General Music Education: MUS 207 and 308.
                 ii. Instrumental Music Education: at least one semester of MUS 712.

                iii. Vocal Music Education: MUS 207 and 308.
         d. MUS 306, 331, and 431.
         e. In addition to the foregoing requirements, prospective teachers must also apply for

              admission to the Teacher Education Program (preferably at the start of their
              sophomore year) and complete coursework for elementary certification and /or
              secondary certification as described under Education. Prospective teachers should
              request a current list of the specific course requirements from the Education Office.

Bachelor of Special Studies

The Bachelor of Special Studies degree offers Cornell students the opportunity to design their
own liberal arts degree program in order to meet their particular educational goals. This
opportunity permits students to combine courses in an individualized fashion and to broaden or
deepen their studies beyond the traditional framework of the Bachelor of Arts. Accordingly, the
B.S.S. has no general education requirements and no restrictions as to either the number of
courses that may be taken in any one department or the level of such courses, or even that a
student complete traditional course work. Moreover, while students pursuing a B.S.S. degree
may complete one or more departmental, interdisciplinary, or individualized majors, they are

not required to complete an academic major.

The particular requirements for the Bachelor of Special Studies degree are:
• complete a minimum of 31 course credits;
• achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher;

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