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Traditional Music 4-Year Plan

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Freshman Year

Fall

  • AMUS 333: Recital Seminar, 0 credit hours
  • AMUS 115: Individual Instruction, 2 credit hours
  • AMUS Ensemble, 1 credit hour
  • MUS 110: Music Theory for Oral Trads, 3 credit hours
  • ENGL 101: Intro to Acad Writing, 3 credit hours
  • MATH 105: Algebra , 3 credit hours
  • UNIV 100: Cajun Connection, 3 credit hours

Spring

  • AMUS 333: Recital Seminar, 0 credit hours
  • AMUS 115: Individual Instruction, 2 credit hours
  • AMUS Ensemble, 1 credit hour
  • MUS 238: Intro to Mus Business, 2 credit hours
  • ENGL 102: Writing & Res about Culture, 3 credit hours
  • MATH Elective (MATH), 3 credit hours
  • CMCN 250: Audio Production, 3 credit hours

Sophomore Year

Fall

  • AMUS 333: Recital Seminar, 0 credit hours
  • AMUS 115: Individual Instruction, 2 credit hours
  • AMUS 160: Trad Music Ensemble, 1 credit hour
  • MUS 112: Musicianship I, 3 credit hours
  • MUS 102: Keyboard Fundamentals I, 2 credit hours
  • Elective (Minor)1, 3 credit hours
  • ANTH 201: Cultural Anthropology, 3 credit hours
  • Elective (SCI), 3 credit hours

Spring

  • AMUS 333: Recital Seminar, 0 credit hours
  • AMUS 115: Individual Instruction, 2 credit hours
  • AMUS 160: Trad Music Ensemble, 1 credit hour
  • MUS 113: Musicianship II, 3 credit hours
  • MUS 103: Keyboard Fundamentals II, 2 credit hours
  • HIST Elective (HIST)2, 3 credit hours
  • Elective (Minor)1, 3 credit hours

Junior Year

Fall

  • MUS Secondary Instrument3, 3 credit hours
  • MUS Music History4, 3 credit hours
  • Music Elec (MUS or AMUS), 2 credit hours
  • Elective, 3 credit hours
  • ENGL Elective (Folklore)6, 3 credit hours
  • Elective (SCI), 3 credit hours

Spring

  • AMUS Secondary Instrument3, 1 credit hour
  • MUS Elective (Trad Music)5, 3 credit hours
  • MUS 319: Songwriting, 3 credit hours
  • ENGL Elective (LIT), 3 credit hours
  • Elective (BHSC)7, 3 credit hours
  • Elective (Minor)1, 3 credit hours

Senior Year

Fall

  • MUS 376: Audio Recording Tech I, 3 credit hours
  • MUS 450: (G) Trad Musics of N. Amer, 3 credit hours
  • CMCN 202: Arg & Struct Decisions, 3 credit hours
  • Elective (SCI), 3 credit hours
  • Elective (Minor)1, 3 credit hours

Spring

  • MUS Senior Project, 3 credit hours
  • Elective (Minor)1, 3 credit hours
  • Elective (Minor)1, 3 credit hours
  • Elective (ARTS)8, 3 credit hours
  1. 18-credit minor to be chosen from eligible minors: Cajun Creole Studies, Heritage Studies, African American Studies, Latin American Studies. Students may also design their own interdisciplinary 18-credit program with preapproval from their advisor
  2. To be chosen from HIST 102, 367, 378, 395
  3. To be chosen from MUS 366, 370, 470
  4. To be chosen from MUS 309, 360, 362, 364
  5. To be chosen from ENGL 332, 335
  6. Highly recommended: ANTH 385, 425; GEOG 350; POLS 313, 417 (G)
  7. To be chosen from DANC 101, 113, 321, THEA 115, 201, 261

Required ensembles for this degree plan are listed below under “Courses for Ensemble Credit.” Any combination of “Courses for Ensemble Credit” is allowed, except where noted in “Constraints and Exceptions” column, where allowable substitutions also appear.

4 Semesters of Ensemble Required

The ensembles you can take for credit depend on what your primary instrument is.

Winds & Brass

Courses you can take for ensemble credit include:

  • AMUS 152 Marching Band
  • AMUS 153 Concert Band
  • AMUS 154 Symphonic Band
  • AMUS 155 Wind Ensemble
  • AMUS 160 Traditional Music Ensemble (two semesters minimum)
  • AMUS 170 Jazz Ensemble
  • AMUS 180 Jazz Combo
  • AMUS 190 University Orchestra

Percussion

Courses you can take for ensemble credit are the same as those for winds and brass, with the additional option of AMUS 117 Percussion Ensemble. You must also take two semesters minimum of AMUS 160 Traditional Music Ensemble.

Guitar, Voice, Piano & All Other Instruments

You can take any ensemble course for ensemble credit, with two semesters minimum on in AMUS 160 Traditional Music Ensemble.