Bachelor of Music in Performance, Classical Guitar Concentration

The Instrumental Major program centers on intensive coaching and private study with a renowned faculty of teachers, many of whom are members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and other professional performing organizations. Opportunity to perform a vast repertoire abounds in the number and types of ensemble experiences available. The programs of study provide the training necessary to compete in the professional performance world.

SUMMARY OF REQUIREMENTS

The Bachelor of Music in Performance with a Classical Guitar Concentration is conferred upon a student by recommendation of the faculty and upon the satisfactory completion of a minimum of 124 credits.

University Requirements

  • All students are required to complete the university's General Education (GenEd) curriculum.
  • All students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses. The specific writing-intensive courses required for the major are MUST 3696 and MUST 3796.

Program Requirements (Classical Guitar Concentration)

General Education courses32
Music Theory
MUST 1711Theory I4
MUST 1712Theory II4
MUST 2711Theory III4
MUST 2712Theory IV4
Instrumental Concentration
MUSC 1503Instrumental Major4
MUSC 1504Instrumental Major4
MUSC 2503Instrumental Major4
MUSC 2504Instrumental Major4
MUSC 3503Instrumental Major4
MUSC 3504Instrumental Major4
MUSC 4503Instrumental Major4
MUSC 4584Instrumental Major4
Secondary Piano
MUSC 1405Secondary Piano for Music Majors1
MUSC 1406Secondary Piano for Music Majors1
MUSC 2405Secondary Piano for Music Majors1
MUSC 2406Secondary Piano for Music Majors1
Intermediate Conducting
MUSC 2323Basic Conducting1
MUSC 2324Conducting Intermediate1
Music History
MUST 2703Music in History3
MUST 2704Music in History3
MUST 3696Music in History3
MUST 3796Music in History3
Seminar in Guitar Performance
MUSC 4560Seminar in Guitar Performance and Literature (Take eight times for eight total credits)8
Ensembles
Take any combination of the following three courses for a total of 4 credits:4
Choral Ensemble
Concert Choir
Graduate Conductors Choir
Take any combination of the following three courses for a total of 4 credits:4
Instrumental Ensemble
Instrumental Ensemble
Ensemble
Music Electives
Select from the following courses for a total of 10 credits:10
Music Learning & Development
Voice Class
Voice Class
Choral Ensemble
Conducting (Choral)
Conducting (Instrumental)
Orchestral Repertoire
Business of Music I
History of Jazz
Orchestration
Keyboard Harmony
Keyboard Harmony - Music Education
Composition Junior Seminar I
Composition Junior Seminar II
Early Music Ensemble
Computer Synthesis of Music
Sound Recording
Sound Editing
Composing Music for Films
Counterpoint
Analysis
MIDI
Advanced Orchestration
Music Technology
Total Credit Hours124

Suggested Academic Plan

Bachelor of Music: Classical Guitar Performance

Requirements for New Students starting in the 2016-2017 Academic Year

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
MUSC 1503Instrumental Major4
MUSC 4560Seminar in Guitar Performance and Literature1
Select one of the following:1
Choral Ensemble 
Concert Choir 
Graduate Conductors Choir 
MUST 1711Theory I4
MUSC 1405Secondary Piano for Music Majors1
ENG 0802, 0812, or 0902Analytical Reading and Writing [GW]4
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
MUSC 1504Instrumental Major4
MUSC 4560Seminar in Guitar Performance and Literature1
Select one of the following:1
Choral Ensemble 
Concert Choir 
Graduate Conductors Choir 
MUST 1712Theory II4
MUSC 1406Secondary Piano for Music Majors1
GenEd Quantitative Literacy Course [GQ]4
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 2
Fall
MUSC 2503Instrumental Major4
MUSC 4560Seminar in Guitar Performance and Literature1
Select one of the following:1
Choral Ensemble 
Concert Choir 
Graduate Conductors Choir 
MUST 2711Theory III4
MUST 2703Music in History3
MUSC 2405Secondary Piano for Music Majors1
IH 0851 or 0951Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I [GY]3
 Term Credit Hours17
Spring
MUSC 2504Instrumental Major4
MUSC 4560Seminar in Guitar Performance and Literature1
Select one of the following:1
Choral Ensemble 
Concert Choir 
Graduate Conductors Choir 
MUST 2712Theory IV4
MUST 2704Music in History3
MUSC 2406Secondary Piano for Music Majors1
IH 0852 or 0952Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II [GZ]3
 Term Credit Hours17
Year 3
Fall
MUSC 3503Instrumental Major4
Select one of the following:1
Instrumental Ensemble 
Instrumental Ensemble 
Ensemble 
MUST 3696Music in History [WI]3
MUSC 2323Basic Conducting1
Music Elective2
MUSC 4560Seminar in Guitar Performance and Literature1
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
MUSC 3504Instrumental Major4
Select one of the following:1
Instrumental Ensemble 
Instrumental Ensemble 
Ensemble 
MUSC 2324Conducting Intermediate1
Music Elective2
MUSC 4560Seminar in Guitar Performance and Literature1
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 4
Fall
MUSC 4503Instrumental Major4
Select one of the following:1
Instrumental Ensemble 
Instrumental Ensemble 
Ensemble 
Music Elective3
MUSC 4560Seminar in Guitar Performance and Literature1
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
MUSC 4584Instrumental Major4
Select one of the following:1
Instrumental Ensemble 
Instrumental Ensemble 
Ensemble 
MUST 3796Music in History [WI]3
Music Elective3
MUSC 4560Seminar in Guitar Performance and Literature1
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours: 124

Suggested Music Electives

MUED 2665Music Learning & Development3
MUSC 1211Voice Class1
or MUSC 1212 Voice Class
MUSC 3300Choral Ensemble1
MUSC 4323Conducting (Choral)2
or MUSC 4324 Conducting (Instrumental)
MUSC 4570Orchestral Repertoire1
MUST 1118Business of Music I2
MUST 2114History of Jazz3
MUST 3713Orchestration3
MUST 3741Keyboard Harmony3
or MUED 3662 Keyboard Harmony - Music Education
MUST 3748Composition Junior Seminar I2
MUST 3749Composition Junior Seminar II2
MUST 4710Early Music Ensemble1
MUST 4712Computer Synthesis of Music3
MUST 4713Sound Recording3
MUST 4714Sound Editing3
MUST 4716Composing Music for Films3
MUST 4717Counterpoint3
MUST 4718Analysis3
MUST 4719MIDI3
MUST 4722Advanced Orchestration2
MUST 4762Music Technology3