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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 238: Intro to Music Business, 2 credit hours
  • ENGL 101: Intro to Academic 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 110: Music Theory for Oral Traditions, 3 credit hours
  • MUS 360: Cajun and Zydeco Music, 3 credit hours
  • ENGL 102: Writing & Research about Culture, 3 credit hours
  • MATH Elective (MATH), 3 credit hours

Sophomore Year

Fall

  • AMUS 333: Recital Seminar, 0 credit hours
  • AMUS 115: Individual Instruction, 2 credit hours
  • AMUS 160: Traditional 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: Traditional 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 Instrument2, 3 credit hours
  • MUS Music History3, 3 credit hours
  • Music Elec (MUS or AMUS), 2 credit hours
  • MUS 376: Audio Recording Techniques I, 3 credit hours
  • Elective (Minor)1, 3 credit hours
  • Elective (SCI), 3 credit hours

Spring

  • AMUS Secondary Instrument2, 1 credit hour
  • MUS 377: Audio Recording Techniques II, 3 credit hours
  • MUS 319: Songwriting, 3 credit hours
  • Elective (LIT)4, 3 credit hours
  • Elective (BHSC), 3 credit hours
  • Elective (Minor)1, 3 credit hours

Senior Year

Fall

  • Elective, 3 credit hours
  • AMUS/MUS elective, 3 credit hours
  • Elective (CMCN), 3 credit hours
  • Elective (SCI), 3 credit hours
  • Elective (Minor)1, 3 credit hours

Spring

  • MUS 450: (G) Traditional Musics of N. Amer, 3 credit hours
  • MUS 459 Senior Project, 3 credit hours
  • Elective (Minor)1, 3 credit hours
  • Elective, 3 credit hours

Footnotes

  1. Choose an 18-credit minor outside of music, justifiably related to your interests in this major. Advisor approval needed.
  2. Study of secondary instrument, a total of four (4) credit hours from a combination of MUS 325 Class Guitar I, MUS 327 Class Fiddle I, MUS 328 Class Fiddle II, MUS 329 Class Button Accordion I, MUS 331 Cajun and Creole Vocals, AMUS 115 Individual Instruction (1-3)
  3. To be chosen from MUS 364, 366, 370, 470
  4. Highly recommended but not required to take folklore for the literature elective--ENGL 332 or ENGL 335

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.