Department of Music

The Department of Music offers the Bachelor of Music degree and the Bachelor of Arts in Music degree. Within the Bachelor of Music degree, students may select a concentration in Music Studies (with all-level teacher certification) or an emphasis in either music performance, composition, or music marketing. The department also offers minors in Dance, Music, Jazz Studies, Music Marketing, and Music Technology. The Department of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

Admission to the Department of Music

In order to declare music as a major, students must successfully audition for UTSA music faculty on their principal instrument. Information on auditions can be obtained by visiting http://music.utsa.edu/index.php/prospective-students/audition-process. Students may audition to be a music major a maximum of three times. If a student is not enrolled in Private Instruction for two consecutive long semesters (Fall and Spring), the student must re-audition for admission as a UTSA music major.

Once admitted, music majors are expected to make consistent, satisfactory progress toward their degree. A student who fails to meet this expectation will meet with a program area advisor and may be required to change his or major to a field outside the Department of Music.

Transfer students who completed four semesters of music theory, ear training, and class piano at another institution must complete any necessary review/proficiency requirements and be eligible for all upper-level music courses within two years of entering the UTSA Department of Music and declaring the music major. A transfer student who fails to meet this expectation will be required to change his or her major to a field outside the Department of Music.

COLFA Signature Experience

The Department of Music supports the COLFA Signature Experience through the following capstone experiences:

Music Studies: Student Teaching (C&I 4716 Clinical Teaching: All Level EC–12). The student applies knowledge from his or her undergraduate music and education training and leads music learning in the public school music classroom under the supervision and guidance of a cooperating music teacher and a university supervisor.

Music Performance: Senior Recital (MUS 4561). The student performs a one-hour recital under the guidance and supervision of his or her music professor. This performance is adjudicated by a panel of a minimum of three music faculty and includes representative solo and chamber works from a broad repertoire.

Composition: Senior Recital (MUS 4561). The student organizes a recital of his or her own compositions. Under the guidance and supervision of a music professor, works are presented in a variety of musical genres and are adjudicated by the composition faculty.

Music Marketing: Music Marketing Internship (MUS 4933). The student coordinates and establishes his or her own internship in a professional setting. Under the guidance and supervision of a music business leader and university professor, the student applies knowledge and skills from their university coursework.

Bachelor of Music Degree

The minimum number of semester credit hours required for the Bachelor of Music (B.M.) degree is 133 in the Music Studies concentration, 130 in the Composition emphasis, 130 in the Music Performance emphasis, and 130 in the Music Marketing emphasis.

All candidates for this degree must fulfill the Core Curriculum requirements (42 semester credit hours), the Music Core requirements (32 semester credit hours), and the course requirements for the chosen concentration or emphasis (59 semester credit hours for Music Studies and 56 credit hours for Composition, Music Performance, and Music Marketing).

All Bachelor of Music students must also complete the Concert Attendance requirement, which requires that students attend a minimum of 48 concerts prior to enrolling in their capstone experience (Senior Recital, Student Teaching, or Music Marketing Internship). See the Department of Music Student Handbook for details.

All candidates seeking this degree must fulfill the Core Curriculum requirements and the degree requirements, which are listed below.

Core Curriculum Requirements (42 semester credit hours)

Students seeking the Bachelor of Music degree must fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements in the same manner as other students.  

All students should select MUS 2243 to satisfy the core requirement in Creative Arts, as well as a Music Core requirement.  

Students in the Music Marketing emphasis should select ECO 2003 to satisfy the core requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Students in the Music Performance emphasis whose principal instrument is voice should select FRN 1014, GER 1014, or ITL 1014 to satisfy the core requirement in Language, Philosophy, and Culture.

For a complete listing of courses that satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements, see Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements.

Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements

First Year Experience Requirement (3 semester credit hours)

All students must complete the following course, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AIS 1203Academic Inquiry and Scholarship3

Communication (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

WRC 1013Freshman Composition I (Q)3
WRC 1023Freshman Composition II (Q)3

Mathematics (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

MAT 1023College Algebra with Applications3
MAT 1033Algebra with Calculus for Business3
MAT 1043Introduction to Mathematics3
MAT 1073Algebra for Scientists and Engineers3
MAT 1093Precalculus3
MAT 1193Calculus for the Biosciences3
MAT 1214Calculus I4
STA 1053Basic Statistics3

Life and Physical Sciences (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

ANT 2033Introduction to Biological Anthropology3
AST 1013Introduction to Astronomy3
AST 1033Exploration of the Solar System3
BIO 1233Contemporary Biology I3
BIO 1243Contemporary Biology II3
BIO 1404Biosciences I4
BIO 1414Biosciences II4
ES 1113Environmental Botany3
ES 1123Environmental Zoology3
ES 1213Environmental Geology3
ES 2013Introduction to Environmental Science I3
ES 2023Introduction to Environmental Science II3
GEO 1013The Third Planet3
GEO 1123Life Through Time3
GES 2613Physical Geography3
PHY 1013Universes3
PHY 1943Physics for Scientists and Engineers I3
PHY 1963Physics for Scientists and Engineers II3

Language, Philosophy and Culture (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AAS 2013Introduction to African American Studies3
AAS 2113African American Culture, Leadership and Social Issues3
ANT 2063Language, Thought, and Culture3
ARA 1014Elementary Arabic I4
ARC 1113Introduction to the Built Environment3
ARC 1413Architecture and Culture3
CHN 1014Elementary Chinese I4
CLA 2013Introduction to Ancient Greece3
CLA 2023Introduction to Ancient Rome3
CLA 2323Classical Mythology3
CSH 1103Literary Masterpieces of Western Culture I3
CSH 1113Literary Masterpieces of Western Culture II3
CSH 1213Topics in World Cultures3
CSH 2113The Foreign Film3
ENG 2013Introduction to Literature3
ENG 2213Literary Criticism and Analysis3
ENG 2383Multiethnic Literatures of the United States3
ENG 2423Literature of Texas and the Southwest3
FRN 1014Elementary French I4
FRN 2333French Literature in English Translation3
GER 1014Elementary German I4
GER 2333German Literature in English Translation3
GLA 1013U.S. in the Global Arena3
GES 1023World Regional Geography3
GRK 1114Introductory Classical Greek I4
HIS 2123Introduction to World Civilization to the Fifteenth Century3
HIS 2133Introduction to World Civilization since the Fifteenth Century3
HIS 2533Introduction to Latin American Civilization3
HIS 2543Introduction to Islamic Civilization3
HIS 2553Introduction to East Asian Civilization3
HIS 2573Introduction to African Civilization3
HIS 2583Introduction to South Asian Civilization3
HUM 2093World Religions3
ITL 1014Elementary Italian I4
ITL 2333Italian Literature in English Translation3
JPN 1014Elementary Japanese I4
LAT 1114Introductory Latin I4
MAS 2013Introduction to Chicano(a) Studies3
PHI 1043Critical Thinking3
PHI 2023Introduction to Ancient Philosophy3
PHI 2033Introduction to Early Modern Philosophy3
PHI 2123Contemporary Moral Issues3
RUS 1014Elementary Russian I4
RUS 2333Russian Literature in English Translation3
SPN 1014Elementary Spanish I4
SPN 2333Hispanic Literature in English Translation3
WS 2013Introduction to Women’s Studies3
WS 2023Introduction to LGBTQ Studies3

Creative Arts (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AHC 1113Survey of Art and Architecture from Prehistoric Times to 13503
AHC 1123Survey of Art and Architecture in Europe and the New World from 1350 to 17503
AHC 1133Survey of Modern Art3
ARC 1213Design I3
ARC 1513Great Buildings and Cities of the World3
ART 1103Introduction to Visual Arts3
ART 1143Art for Non-Art Majors3
CLA 2033Introduction to Classical Literature3
DAN 2003Introduction to Dance3
ENG 1113Introduction to Creative Literary Arts3
HUM 2023Introduction to the Humanities I3
HUM 2033Introduction to the Humanities II3
HUM 2053History of Film3
MAS 2023Latino Cultural Expressions3
MUS 2243World Music in Society3
MUS 2623Fundamentals of Music for the Non-Music Major3
MUS 2633American Roots Music3
MUS 2663History and Styles of Jazz3
MUS 2673History and Styles of Rock3
MUS 2683Masterpieces of Music3
MUS 2693The Music of Latin America and the Caribbean3
MUS 2743Music and Film3
PHI 2073Philosophy of Art3

American History (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

HIS 1043United States History: Pre-Columbus to Civil War Era3
HIS 1053United States History: Civil War Era to Present3
HIS 2053Texas History3

Government-Political Science (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

POL 1013Introduction to American Politics3
and one of the following two courses:
POL 1133Texas Politics and Society3
POL 1213Civil Rights in Texas and America3

Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AMS 2043Approaches to American Culture3
ANT 1013Introduction to Anthropology3
ANT 2043Introduction to Archaeology3
ANT 2053Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
BBL 2003Language, Culture, and Society3
BBL 2243Globalizing the Local: Bilingual Families, Communities, and Schools3
BIO 1033Drugs and Society3
CRJ 1113The American Criminal Justice System3
ECO 2003Economic Principles and Issues3
ECO 2023Introductory Microeconomics3
EGR 1343The Impact of Modern Technologies on Society3
GES 1013Fundamentals of Geography3
GES 2623Human Geography3
HTH 2413Introduction to Community and Public Health3
HTH 2513Personal Health3
IDS 2113Society and Social Issues3
PSY 1013Introduction to Psychology3
SOC 1013Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 2013Social Problems3
SOC 2023Social Context of Drug Use3

Component Area Option (CAO) (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete either one of the following courses or any additional Core Curriculum course not previously used to satisfy a core component area requirement, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

COM 2113Public Speaking3
CS 1173Data Analysis and Visualization3
EGR 1403Technical Communication3
ENG 2413Technical Writing3
PAD 1113Public Administration in American Society3
PHI 2043Introductory Logic3
Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements
First Year Experience Requirement 3
Communication 6
Mathematics 3
Life and Physical Sciences 6
Language, Philosophy and Culture 3
Creative Arts 3
American History 6
Government-Political Science 6
Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
Component Area Option 3
Total Credit Hours 42

Gateway Courses

Students pursuing the Bachelor of Music degree must successfully complete the following Gateway Courses with a grade of “D-” or better in no more than two attempts. A student who is unable to successfully complete these courses within two attempts, including dropping a course with a grade of “W” or taking an equivalent course at another institution, will be required to change his or her major to a field outside the Department of Music.

MUS 1102Aural Skills I
MUS 1112Basic Skills of Music I

Music Core Requirements

All candidates for the Bachelor of Music degree, regardless of concentration or emphasis, must complete the following 32 semester credit hours of required music courses.

MUS 1102Aural Skills I2
MUS 1112Basic Skills of Music I2
MUS 1122Aural Skills II2
MUS 1132Basic Skills of Music II2
MUS 1521Class Piano 1 11
MUS 1621Class Piano 2 11
MUS 2102Aural Skills III2
MUS 2112Aural Skills IV2
MUS 2152Basic Skills of Music III2
MUS 2162Basic Skills of Music IV2
MUS 2243World Music in Society 23
MUS 2403Conducting I3
MUS 2421Class Piano 3 11
MUS 2521Class Piano 4 11
MUS 3213Music in Civilization I3
MUS 3223Music in Civilization II3
MUS 3413Psychology of Music3
Total Credit Hours32

Music Studies Concentration (with all-level teacher certification)

All candidates for the Music Studies concentration must fulfill the Music Core Requirements as outlined above (32 semester credit hours), as well as the following course requirements necessary for this concentration (59 semester credit hours).

The principal instrument for those whose student teaching will be in band must be a woodwind, brass, or percussion instrument(s); for instance, traditional percussion instruments as found in a band or orchestra—timpani, mallet instruments, multi-percussion, but not drum set.

The principal instrument for those whose student teaching will be in string classes or orchestra must be violin, viola, cello, string bass (not electric bass), classical guitar, or piano.

The principal instrument for those whose student teaching will be in choral or elementary general music must be voice, classical guitar, or piano.

A. Principal Instrument Private Lessons12
Music Performance-Private Instruction
Music Performance-Private Instruction I
Music Performance-Private Instruction II (repeated for a total of 4 hours)
Music Performance-Private Instruction III (repeated for a total of 4 hours) 1
B. Performance Ensembles 24
1. Students pursuing the All-Level Instrumental track
String principals must enroll in MUS 3761 UTSA Orchestra every semester.
Wind and percussion principals must enroll in MUS 3731 University Band, MUS 3751 Symphonic Band, or MUS 3821 Wind Ensemble every semester.
Guitar and keyboard principals must enroll in MUS 3761 UTSA Orchestra, MUS 3731 University Band, MUS 3751 Symphonic Band, or MUS 3821 Wind Ensemble to fulfill the assigned large ensemble requirement.
2. Students pursuing the All-Level Choral Track
Voice principals must enroll in MUS 3721 Men's Glee Club, MUS 3781 Concert Choir, or MUS 3811 Women's Choir every semester.
Guitar and keyboard principals must enroll in MUS 3721 Men's Glee Club, MUS 3781 Concert Choir, or MUS 3811 Women's Choir to fulfill the assigned large ensemble requirement.
C. Music Education Requirements19
1. Students pursuing the All-Level Instrumental track
Conducting II (Instrumental)
Wind and Percussion Literature 3
String Literature
Music Technology for Music Educators
Brass Instruments
Vocal Techniques for Instrumental Majors
Woodwind Instruments
Teaching Elementary Music
String Instruments
Percussion Instruments
Music Performance-Secondary Instrument (two semesters) 4
Marching Band Techniques
Music Pedagogy 5
2. Students pursuing the All-Level Choral track
Diction Survey
Conducting II (Choral)
Choral Literature (Renaissance to Baroque) 6
Choral Literature (Classical to 20th Century)
Music Technology for Music Educators
Teaching Elementary Music
Teaching Secondary Vocal Music
Instrumental Techniques for Voice Majors
Vocal Pedagogy I
Vocal Pedagogy II
D. Professional Education Requirements24
Introduction to Learning and Teaching in a Culturally Diverse Society
Social Foundations for Education in a Diverse U.S. Society
Learning and Development in the Secondary School Adolescent
Models of Teaching in the Content Areas of the Secondary School
Approaches to Teaching Music 7
Clinical Teaching: All Level EC–12
Reading and Writing Across the Disciplines-Grades 7–12
E. In order to continue in the Music Studies concentration at the upper-level, students must successfully complete a pre-certification interview with members of the Music Studies Committee.
F. Students pursuing the Music Studies concentration must successfully complete competency tests to receive certification as specified by the Texas State Board for Educator Certification.
Total Credit Hours59

Course Sequence Guide for B.M. with a Music Studies Concentration

This course sequence guide is designed to assist students in completing their UTSA undergraduate degree requirements. This is merely a guide and students must satisfy other requirements of this catalog and meet with advisors in the Department of Music and their academic advisor for individualized degree plans. Progress within this guide depends upon such factors as course availability, individual student academic preparation, student time management, work obligations, and individual financial considerations. Students may choose to take courses during Summer terms to reduce course loads during long semesters.

Bachelor of Music in Music Studies (Instrumental) – Five-Year Academic Plan

First Year
FallCredit Hours
AIS 1203Academic Inquiry and Scholarship (core) 3
MUS 1102Aural Skills I 2
MUS 1112Basic Skills of Music I 2
MUS 1512Music Performance-Private Instruction 2
MUS 1521Class Piano 1 11
MUS 3761, 3731, 3751, or 3821UTSA Orchestra (or UTSA Wind Ensemble, UTSA Symphonic Band, UTSA University Band) 1
MUS 3801UTSA Marching Band (only required of wind and percussion principals) 21
WRC 1013Freshman Composition I (Q) (core) 3
Spring
IDS 2013Introduction to Learning and Teaching in a Culturally Diverse Society 3
MUS 1122Aural Skills II 2
MUS 1132Basic Skills of Music II 2
MUS 1542Music Performance-Private Instruction I 2
MUS 1621Class Piano 2 11
MUS 3761, 3731, 3751, or 3821UTSA Orchestra (or UTSA Wind Ensemble, UTSA Symphonic Band, UTSA University Band) 1
WRC 1023Freshman Composition II (Q) (core) 3
University core math course 3
Summer
University core course 3
University core course 3
Second Year
Fall
MUS 2102Aural Skills III 2
MUS 2152Basic Skills of Music III 2
MUS 2421Class Piano 3 1
MUS 2542Music Performance-Private Instruction II 2
MUS 3431Woodwind Instruments 1
MUS 3453Teaching Elementary Music 3
MUS 3761, 3731, 3751, or 3821UTSA Orchestra (or UTSA Wind Ensemble, UTSA Symphonic Band, UTSA University Band) 1
MUS 3801UTSA Marching Band (only required of wind and percussion principals) 21
University core course 3
Spring
EDU 2103Social Foundations for Education in a Diverse U.S. Society 3
MUS 1511Music Performance-Secondary Instrument 31
MUS 2112Aural Skills IV 2
MUS 2162Basic Skills of Music IV 2
MUS 2243World Music in Society (core and major) 3
MUS 2521Class Piano 4 1
MUS 2542Music Performance-Private Instruction II 2
MUS 3471String Instruments 1
MUS 3761, 3731, 3751, or 3821UTSA Orchestra (or UTSA Wind Ensemble, UTSA Symphonic Band, UTSA University Band) 1
Summer
University core course 3
Third Year
Fall
EDP 3203Learning and Development in the Secondary School Adolescent 3
MUS 2403Conducting I 3
MUS 3481Percussion Instruments 1
MUS 3532Music Performance-Private Instruction III 2
MUS 3761, 3731, 3751, or 3821UTSA Orchestra (or UTSA Wind Ensemble, UTSA Symphonic Band, UTSA University Band) 21
MUS 4452Marching Band Techniques 42
University core course 3
Spring
MUS 3153Conducting II 3
MUS 3232 or 3242Wind and Percussion Literature (or String Literature) 2
MUS 3401Brass Instruments 1
MUS 3421Vocal Techniques for Instrumental Majors 1
MUS 3532Music Performance-Private Instruction III 2
MUS 3761, 3731, 3751, or 3821UTSA Orchestra (or UTSA Wind Ensemble, UTSA Symphonic Band, UTSA University Band) 21
University core course 3
Summer
University core course 3
University core course 3
Fourth Year
Fall
C&I 4213Approaches to Teaching Music 3
MUS 1511Music Performance-Secondary Instrument 31
MUS 3223Music in Civilization II 3
MUS 3413Psychology of Music 3
MUS 3761, 3731, 3751, or 3821UTSA Orchestra (or UTSA Wind Ensemble, UTSA Symphonic Band, UTSA University Band) 21
MUS 4532Music Pedagogy 2
Spring
C&I 4203Models of Teaching in the Content Areas of the Secondary School 3
LTED 3773Reading and Writing Across the Disciplines-Grades 7–12 3
MUS 3213Music in Civilization I 3
MUS 3312Music Technology for Music Educators 2
MUS 3761, 3731, 3751, or 3821UTSA Orchestra (or UTSA Wind Ensemble, UTSA Symphonic Band, UTSA University Band) 21
University core course 3
Fifth Year
Fall
C&I 4716Clinical Teaching: All Level EC–12 6
 Total Credit Hours: 133.0

Bachelor of Music in Music Studies (Choral) – Five-Year Academic Plan

First Year
FallCredit Hours
AIS 1203Academic Inquiry and Scholarship (core) 3
MUS 1102Aural Skills I 2
MUS 1112Basic Skills of Music I 2
MUS 1512Music Performance-Private Instruction 2
MUS 1521Class Piano 1 11
MUS 2601Diction Survey 1
MUS 3781, 3721, or 3811Concert Choir (or Men's Glee Club, Women's Choir) 1
WRC 1013Freshman Composition I (Q) (core) 3
Spring
IDS 2013Introduction to Learning and Teaching in a Culturally Diverse Society 3
MUS 1122Aural Skills II 2
MUS 1132Basic Skills of Music II 2
MUS 1542Music Performance-Private Instruction I 2
MUS 1621Class Piano 2 11
MUS 3781, 3721, or 3811Concert Choir (or Men's Glee Club, Women's Choir) 1
WRC 1023Freshman Composition II (Q) (core) 3
Summer
University core course 3
University core course 3
Second Year
Fall
EDU 2103Social Foundations for Education in a Diverse U.S. Society 3
MUS 2102Aural Skills III 2
MUS 2152Basic Skills of Music III 2
MUS 2421Class Piano 3 11
MUS 2542Music Performance-Private Instruction II 2
MUS 3781, 3721, or 3811Concert Choir (or Men's Glee Club, Women's Choir) 1
University core course 3
Spring
MUS 2112Aural Skills IV 2
MUS 2162Basic Skills of Music IV 2
MUS 2243World Music in Society (core and major) 3
MUS 2403Conducting I 3
MUS 2521Class Piano 4 11
MUS 2542Music Performance-Private Instruction II 2
MUS 3781, 3721, or 3811Concert Choir (or Men's Glee Club, Women's Choir) 1
University core course 3
Summer
University core course 3
University core course 3
Third Year
Fall
EDP 3203Learning and Development in the Secondary School Adolescent 3
MUS 3272Choral Literature 32
MUS 3453Teaching Elementary Music 3
MUS 3532Music Performance-Private Instruction III 2
MUS 3781, 3721, or 3811Concert Choir (or Men's Glee Club, Women's Choir) 21
University core course 3
Spring
LTED 3773Reading and Writing Across the Disciplines-Grades 7–12 3
MUS 3153Conducting II 3
MUS 3463Teaching Secondary Vocal Music 3
MUS 3491Instrumental Techniques for Voice Majors 1
MUS 3532Music Performance-Private Instruction III 2
MUS 3781, 3721, or 3811Concert Choir (or Men's Glee Club, Women's Choir) 21
Summer
University core course 3
University core course 3
Fourth Year
Fall
C&I 4213Approaches to Teaching Music 3
MUS 3223Music in Civilization II 3
MUS 3272Choral Literature 32
MUS 3312Music Technology for Music Educators 2
MUS 3413Psychology of Music 3
MUS 3781, 3721, or 3811Concert Choir (or Men's Glee Club, Women's Choir) 21
MUS 4531Vocal Pedagogy I 1
Spring
C&I 4203Models of Teaching in the Content Areas of the Secondary School 3
MUS 3213Music in Civilization I 3
MUS 3781, 3721, or 3811Concert Choir (or Men's Glee Club, Women's Choir) 21
MUS 4541Vocal Pedagogy II 41
University core course 3
Fifth Year
Fall
C&I 4716Clinical Teaching: All Level EC–12 6
 Total Credit Hours: 133.0

Composition Emphasis

All candidates for the Composition emphasis must fulfill the Music Core Requirements (32 semester credit hours), as well as the following course requirements for this emphasis (56 semester credit hours).

A. Principal Instrument Private Lessons12
Music Performance-Private Instruction
Music Performance-Private Instruction I
Music Performance-Private Instruction II (repeated for a total of 4 hours)
Music Performance-Private Instruction III (repeated for a total of 4 hours) 1
B. Performance Ensembles 28
Assigned major ensemble (6 semester credit hours) 3
Chamber Music (new music lab; repeated for a total of 2 hours)
C. Composition Lessons and Recital12
Beginning Composition 4
Composition II (repeated for a total of 2 hours) 5
Composition III (repeated for a total of 4 hours)
Composition IV (repeated for a total of 4 hours)
Senior Recital
D. Upper-level Music Theory, History, and Technology15
Select 15 semester credit hours from the following:
Digital Music Production
Introduction to Electronic and Computer Music
Analysis of Twentieth-Century Music
Orchestration
Music Since 1900
Counterpoint
Topics in Music Theory
E. Electives9
9 semester credit hours of electives. Students intending to pursue graduate studies in Composition or Theory are strongly encouraged to take at least two semesters of a foreign language as electives; preferred languages are German, French, or Italian.
Total Credit Hours56

Course Sequence Guide for B.M. with a Composition Emphasis

This course sequence guide is designed to assist students in completing their UTSA undergraduate degree requirements. This is merely a guide and students must satisfy other requirements of this catalog and meet with advisors in the Department of Music and their academic advisor for individualized degree plans. Progress within this guide depends upon such factors as course availability, individual student academic preparation, student time management, work obligations, and individual financial considerations. Students may choose to take courses during Summer terms to reduce course loads during long semesters.

Bachelor of Music in Composition – Four-Year Academic Plan

First Year
FallCredit Hours
AIS 1203Academic Inquiry and Scholarship (core) 3
MUS 1102Aural Skills I 2
MUS 1112Basic Skills of Music I 2
MUS 1512Music Performance-Private Instruction 2
MUS 1521Class Piano 1 11
WRC 1013Freshman Composition I (Q) (core) 3
Assigned major ensemble 1
Spring
MUS 1122Aural Skills II 2
MUS 1132Basic Skills of Music II 2
MUS 1141Beginning Composition 1
MUS 1542Music Performance-Private Instruction I 2
MUS 1621Class Piano 2 11
WRC 1023Freshman Composition II (Q) (core) 3
Assigned major ensemble 1
University core math course 3
Summer
University core course 3
Second Year
Fall
MUS 2102Aural Skills III 2
MUS 2141Composition II 1
MUS 2152Basic Skills of Music III 2
MUS 2403Conducting I 3
MUS 2421Class Piano 3 11
MUS 2542Music Performance-Private Instruction II 2
Assigned major ensemble 1
University core course 3
Spring
MUS 2112Aural Skills IV 2
MUS 2141Composition II 1
MUS 2162Basic Skills of Music IV 2
MUS 2243World Music in Society (core and major) 3
MUS 2521Class Piano 4 11
MUS 2542Music Performance-Private Instruction II 2
Assigned major ensemble 1
University core course 3
Summer
University core course 3
Third Year
Fall
MUS 3162Composition III 2
MUS 3213 or 3223Music in Civilization I (or Music in Civilization II) 3
MUS 3532Music Performance-Private Instruction III 2
Assigned major ensemble 1
Elective 3
Upper-division music theory/history/technology course 3
University core course 3
Spring
MUS 3162Composition III 2
MUS 3223 or 3213Music in Civilization II (or Music in Civilization I) 3
MUS 3532Music Performance-Private Instruction III 2
MUS 4581Chamber Music 1
Assigned major ensemble 1
Upper-division music theory/history/technology course 3
University core course 3
Summer
University core course 3
Fourth Year
Fall
MUS 3413Psychology of Music 3
MUS 4142Composition IV 2
MUS 4581Chamber Music 21
Elective 3
Upper-division music theory/history/technology course 3
University core course 3
Spring
MUS 4142Composition IV 2
MUS 4561Senior Recital 1
Elective 3
Upper-division music theory/history/technology course 3
Upper-division music theory/history/technology course 3
University core course 3
 Total Credit Hours: 130.0

Music Performance Emphasis

All candidates for the Music Performance emphasis must fulfill the Music Core Requirements (32 semester credit hours), as well as the following course requirements for this emphasis (56 semester credit hours).

A. Principal Instrument Private Lessons and Recital21
Music Performance-Private Instruction
Music Performance-Private Instruction I
Music Performance-Private Instruction II (repeated for a total of 4 hours)
Music Performance-Private Instruction IV (repeated for a total of 6 hours) 1
Music Performance-Private Instruction V (repeated for a total of 6 hours)
Senior Recital
B. Performance Ensembles 28
Voice principals must enroll in six semesters of MUS 3721 UTSA Men's Glee Club, MUS 3781 Concert Choir, or MUS 3811 Women's Choir and two semesters of MUS 3791 Lyric Theatre.
String principals must enroll in six semesters of MUS 3761 UTSA Orchestra and two semesters of MUS 4581 Chamber Music.
Wind and percussion principals must enroll in six semesters of MUS 3731 UTSA University Band, MUS 3751 UTSA Symphonic Band, or MUS 3821 UTSA Wind Ensemble and two semesters of MUS 4581 Chamber Music.
Guitar principals must enroll in four semesters of an assigned major ensemble (MUS 3721, MUS 3731, MUS 3751, MUS 3761, MUS 3781, MUS 3811, or MUS 3821) and four semesters of MUS 4581 Guitar Ensemble.
Piano principals must enroll in 2 semesters of an assigned major ensemble (MUS 3721, MUS 3731, MUS 3751, MUS 3761, MUS 3781, MUS 3811, or MUS 3821), 2 semesters of MUS 4581 Chamber Music, and 4 semesters of MUS 2501 Accompanying (2 vocal and 2 instrumental).
Organ principals must enroll in four semesters of an assigned major ensemble (MUS 3721, MUS 3731, MUS 3751, MUS 3761, MUS 3781, MUS 3811, or MUS 3821) and four semesters of MUS 4581 Chamber Music.
C. Music Technology and Industry 33
Select 3 semester credit hours from the following:
Digital Music Production
Audio Technology I
Entrepreneurship in Music
D. Music Pedagogy2
Select 2 semester credit hours, based on principal instrument, from the following:
Music Pedagogy for Performance Majors
Vocal Pedagogy I
Vocal Pedagogy II
E. Music Literature4
Select the appropriate 4 semester credit hours, based on principal instrument, from the following:
Introduction to Guitar Literature
Advanced Guitar Literature
Vocal Literature
Operatic Literature
Keyboard Literature (repeated for a total of 4 hours)
Wind and Percussion Literature for Performance Majors (Solo/Chamber)
Wind and Percussion Literature for Performance Majors (Orchestral)
String Literature for Performance Majors (Solo/Chamber)
String Literature for Performance Majors (Orchestral)
F. Upper-level Music Theory6
Select 6 semester credit hours from the following:
Analysis of Twentieth-Century Music
Orchestration 4
Counterpoint
Topics in Music Theory
G. Electives or Foreign Languages12
Guitar, keyboard, string, wind, and percussion principals should select 12 semester credit hours of electives.
Voice principals must select the following 12 hours of diction and language courses:
Diction for Singers (English)
Diction for Singers (French)
Diction for Singers (German)
Diction for Singers (Italian)
Elementary French I 5
Elementary German I
Elementary Italian I
Elementary French II 6
Elementary German II
Elementary Italian II
Total Credit Hours56

Course Sequence Guide for a B.M. with Performance Emphasis

This course sequence guide is designed to assist students in completing their UTSA undergraduate degree requirements. This is merely a guide and students must satisfy other requirements of this catalog and meet with advisors in the Department of Music and their academic advisor for individualized degree plans. Progress within this guide depends upon such factors as course availability, individual student academic preparation, student time management, work obligations, and individual financial considerations. Students may choose to take courses during Summer terms to reduce course loads during long semesters.

Bachelor of Music in Performance (Orchestral Instrument) – Four-Year Academic Plan

First Year
FallCredit Hours
AIS 1203Academic Inquiry and Scholarship (core) 3
MUS 1102Aural Skills I 2
MUS 1112Basic Skills of Music I 2
MUS 1512Music Performance-Private Instruction 2
MUS 1521Class Piano 1 11
MUS 3761, 3731, 3751, or 3821UTSA Orchestra (or UTSA University Band, UTSA Symphonic Band, UTSA Wind Ensemble) 1
WRC 1013Freshman Composition I (Q) (core) 3
Spring
MUS 1122Aural Skills II 2
MUS 1132Basic Skills of Music II 2
MUS 1542Music Performance-Private Instruction I 2
MUS 1621Class Piano 2 11
MUS 3761, 3731, 3751, or 3821UTSA Orchestra (or UTSA University Band, UTSA Symphonic Band, UTSA Wind Ensemble) 1
WRC 1023Freshman Composition II (Q) (core) 3
University core math course 3
Summer
University core course 3
Second Year
Fall
MUS 2102Aural Skills III 2
MUS 2152Basic Skills of Music III 2
MUS 2403Conducting I 3
MUS 2421Class Piano 3 11
MUS 2542Music Performance-Private Instruction II 2
MUS 3761, 3731, 3751, or 3821UTSA Orchestra (or UTSA University Band, UTSA Symphonic Band, UTSA Wind Ensemble) 1
University core course 3
Spring
MUS 2112Aural Skills IV 2
MUS 2162Basic Skills of Music IV 2
MUS 2243World Music in Society (core and major) 3
MUS 2521Class Piano 4 11
MUS 2542Music Performance-Private Instruction II 2
MUS 3761, 3731, 3751, or 3821UTSA Orchestra (or UTSA University Band, UTSA Symphonic Band, UTSA Wind Ensemble) 1
University core course 3
Summer
University core course 3
University core course 3
Third Year
Fall
MUS 3013, 3103, or 3613Digital Music Production (or Audio Technology I or Entrepreneurship in Music) 3
MUS 3213 or 3223Music in Civilization I (or Music in Civilization II) 3
MUS 3543Music Performance-Private Instruction IV 3
MUS 3761, 3731, 3751, or 3821UTSA Orchestra (or UTSA University Band, UTSA Symphonic Band, UTSA Wind Ensemble) 1
MUS 4581Chamber Music 1
Elective 3
University core course 3
Spring
MUS 3143Orchestration 3
MUS 3223 or 3213Music in Civilization II (or Music in Civilization I) 3
MUS 3543Music Performance-Private Instruction IV 3
MUS 3761, 3731, 3751, or 3821UTSA Orchestra (or UTSA University Band, UTSA Symphonic Band, UTSA Wind Ensemble) 1
Elective 3
University core course 3
Summer
University core course 3
Fourth Year
Fall
MUS 3342 or 3352Wind and Percussion Literature for Performance Majors (or Literature for String Performance Majors) 2
MUS 3413Psychology of Music 3
MUS 3761, 3731, 3751, or 3821UTSA Orchestra (or UTSA University Band, UTSA Symphonic Band, UTSA Wind Ensemble) 21
MUS 4532Music Pedagogy (Strings or Wind/Percussion) 2
MUS 4543Music Performance-Private Instruction V 3
MUS 4581Chamber Music 1
Elective 3
Spring
MUS 3342 or 3352Wind and Percussion Literature for Performance Majors (or Literature for String Performance Majors) 2
MUS 3761, 3731, 3751, or 3821UTSA Orchestra (or UTSA University Band, UTSA Symphonic Band, UTSA Wind Ensemble) 21
MUS 4543Music Performance-Private Instruction V 3
MUS 4561Senior Recital 1
Elective 3
University core course 3
Upper-division music theory course 3
 Total Credit Hours: 130.0

Bachelor of Music in Performance (Keyboard) – Four-Year Academic Plan

First Year
FallCredit Hours
AIS 1203Academic Inquiry and Scholarship (core) 3
MUS 1102Aural Skills I 2
MUS 1112Basic Skills of Music I 2
MUS 1512Music Performance-Private Instruction 2
MUS 1531Class Voice 1
WRC 1013Freshman Composition I (Q) (core) 3
Assigned major ensemble 1
Spring
MUS 1122Aural Skills II 2
MUS 1132Basic Skills of Music II 2
MUS 1542Music Performance-Private Instruction I 2
WRC 1023Freshman Composition II (Q) (core) 3
Assigned major ensemble 2
University core math course 3
Summer
University core course 3
Second Year
Fall
MUS 1511Music Performance-Secondary Instrument 1
MUS 2102Aural Skills III 2
MUS 2152Basic Skills of Music III 2
MUS 2403Conducting I 3
MUS 2501Accompanying 1
MUS 2542Music Performance-Private Instruction II 2
University core course 3
Spring
MUS 1552Functional Piano for Keyboard Principals 2
MUS 2112Aural Skills IV 2
MUS 2162Basic Skills of Music IV 2
MUS 2243World Music in Society (core and major) 3
MUS 2501Accompanying 1
MUS 2542Music Performance-Private Instruction II 2
University core course 3
Summer
University core course 3
University core course 3
Third Year
Fall
MUS 2501Accompanying 1
MUS 3013, 3103, or 3613Digital Music Production (or Audio Technology I or Entrepreneurship in Music) 3
MUS 3213 or 3223Music in Civilization I (or Music in Civilization II) 3
MUS 3322Keyboard Literature 2
MUS 3543Music Performance-Private Instruction IV 3
University core course 3
Spring
MUS 2501Accompanying 1
MUS 3223 or 3213Music in Civilization II (or Music in Civilization I) 3
MUS 3322Keyboard Literature 2
MUS 3543Music Performance-Private Instruction IV 3
Elective 3
Upper-division theory course 3
Summer
University core course 3
Fourth Year
Fall
MUS 3413Psychology of Music 3
MUS 4532Music Pedagogy 2
MUS 4543Music Performance-Private Instruction V 3
MUS 4581Chamber Music 1
Elective 3
University core course 3
Spring
MUS 4543Music Performance-Private Instruction V 3
MUS 4561Senior Recital 1
Elective 3
Elective 3
University core course 3
Upper-division theory course 3
 Total Credit Hours: 130.0

Bachelor of Music in Performance (Voice) – Four-Year Academic Plan

First Year
FallCredit Hours
AIS 1203Academic Inquiry and Scholarship (core) 3
MUS 1102Aural Skills I 2
MUS 1112Basic Skills of Music I 2
MUS 1512Music Performance-Private Instruction 2
MUS 1521Class Piano 1 11
MUS 3511Diction for Singers 1
MUS 3781, 3811, or 3721Concert Choir (or Women's Choir or Men's Glee Club) 1
WRC 1013Freshman Composition I (Q) (core) 3
Spring
MUS 1122Aural Skills II 2
MUS 1132Basic Skills of Music II 2
MUS 1542Music Performance-Private Instruction I 2
MUS 1621Class Piano 2 11
MUS 3511Diction for Singers 1
MUS 3781, 3811, or 3721Concert Choir (or Women's Choir or Men's Glee Club) 1
WRC 1023Freshman Composition II (Q) (core) 3
University core math course 3
Summer
University core course 3
University core course 3
Second Year
Fall
MUS 2102Aural Skills III 2
MUS 2152Basic Skills of Music III 2
MUS 2243World Music in Society (core and major) 3
MUS 2421Class Piano 3 11
MUS 2542Music Performance-Private Instruction II 2
MUS 3511Diction for Singers 1
MUS 3781, 3811, or 3721Concert Choir (or Women's Choir or Men's Glee Club) 1
University core course 3
Spring
MUS 2112Aural Skills IV 2
MUS 2162Basic Skills of Music IV 2
MUS 2403Conducting I 3
MUS 2521Class Piano 4 11
MUS 2542Music Performance-Private Instruction II 2
MUS 3511Diction for Singers 1
MUS 3781, 3811, or 3721Concert Choir (or Women's Choir or Men's Glee Club) 1
University core course 3
Summer
University core course 3
University core course 3
Third Year
Fall
ITL 1014, FRN 1014, or GER 1014Elementary Italian I or Elementary French I, Elementary German I (core and major) 24
MUS 3213 or 3223Music in Civilization I (or Music in Civilization II) 3
MUS 3543Music Performance-Private Instruction IV 3
MUS 3781, 3811, or 3721Concert Choir (or Women's Choir or Men's Glee Club) 1
MUS 3791Lyric Theatre 1
MUS 4531Vocal Pedagogy I 1
Spring
MUS 3223 or 3213Music in Civilization II (or Music in Civilization I) 3
MUS 3413Psychology of Music 3
MUS 3543Music Performance-Private Instruction IV 3
MUS 3781, 3811, or 3721Concert Choir (or Women's Choir or Men's Glee Club) 1
MUS 3791Lyric Theatre 1
MUS 4541Vocal Pedagogy II 1
University core course 3
Summer
University core course 3
Fourth Year
Fall
FRN 1014, ITL 1014, or GER 1014Elementary French I (or Elementary Italian I, Elementary German I) 44
MUS 3013, 3103, or 3613Digital Music Production (or Audio Technology I or Entrepreneurship in Music) 3
MUS 3292Operatic Literature 2
MUS 3781, 3811, or 3721Concert Choir (or Women's Choir or Men's Glee Club) 31
MUS 4543Music Performance-Private Instruction V 3
Upper-division music theory course 3
Spring
FRN 1024, GER 1024, or ITL 1024Elementary French II (or Elementary German II, Elementary Italian II) 44
MUS 3282Vocal Literature 2
MUS 3781, 3811, or 3721Concert Choir (or Women's Choir or Men's Glee Club) 31
MUS 4543Music Performance-Private Instruction V 3
MUS 4561Senior Recital 1
Upper-division theory course 3
 Total Credit Hours: 130.0

Bachelor of Music in Performance (Guitar) – Four-Year Academic Plan

First Year
FallCredit Hours
AIS 1203Academic Inquiry and Scholarship (core) 3
MUS 1102Aural Skills I 2
MUS 1112Basic Skills of Music I 2
MUS 1512Music Performance-Private Instruction 2
MUS 1521Class Piano 1 11
WRC 1013Freshman Composition I (Q) (core) 3
Assigned major ensemble 1
Spring
MUS 1122Aural Skills II 2
MUS 1132Basic Skills of Music II 2
MUS 1542Music Performance-Private Instruction I 2
MUS 1621Class Piano 2 11
WRC 1023Freshman Composition II (Q) (core) 3
Assigned major ensemble 1
University core math course 3
Summer
University core course 3
Second Year
Fall
MUS 2102Aural Skills III 2
MUS 2152Basic Skills of Music III 2
MUS 2232Introduction to Guitar Literature 2
MUS 2421Class Piano 3 11
MUS 2542Music Performance-Private Instruction II 2
Assigned major ensemble 1
University core course 3
University core course 3
Spring
MUS 2112Aural Skills IV 2
MUS 2162Basic Skills of Music IV 2
MUS 2243World Music in Society (core and major) 3
MUS 2521Class Piano 4 11
MUS 2542Music Performance-Private Instruction II 2
Assigned major ensemble 1
University core course 3
Summer
University core course 3
Third Year
Fall
MUS 2403Conducting I 3
MUS 3213 or 3223Music in Civilization I (or Music in Civilization II) 3
MUS 3332Advanced Guitar Literature 2
MUS 3543Music Performance-Private Instruction IV 3
MUS 4581Chamber Music (Guitar Ensemble) 1
University core course 3
Spring
MUS 3223 or 3213Music in Civilization II (or Music in Civilization I) 3
MUS 3543Music Performance-Private Instruction IV 3
MUS 4581Chamber Music (Guitar Ensemble) 1
Elective 3
University core course 3
Upper-division theory course 3
Summer
University core course 3
Fourth Year
Fall
MUS 3013, 3103, or 3613Digital Music Production (or Audio Technology I or Entrepreneurship in Music) 3
MUS 4532Music Pedagogy 2
MUS 4543Music Performance-Private Instruction V 3
MUS 4581Chamber Music (Guitar Ensemble) 1
Elective 3
University core course 3
Upper-division theory course 3
Spring
MUS 3413Psychology of Music 3
MUS 4543Music Performance-Private Instruction V 3
MUS 4561Senior Recital 1
MUS 4581Chamber Music (Guitar Ensemble) 1
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Total Credit Hours: 130.0

Music Marketing Emphasis 

All candidates for the Music Marketing emphasis must fulfill the Music Core Requirements (32 semester credit hours), as well as the following course requirements for this emphasis (56 semester credit hours).

A. Principal Instrument Private Lessons12
Music Performance-Private Instruction
Music Performance-Private Instruction I
Music Performance-Private Instruction II (repeated for a total of 4 hours)
Music Performance-Private Instruction III (repeated for a total of 4 hours) 1
B. Performance Ensembles 28
Assigned major ensemble (6 credit hours) 3
Chamber Music (repeated for a total of 2 hours)
C. Required Music, Accounting, and Marketing Courses18
Principles of Accounting I
Principles of Marketing
Introduction to the Music Industry
Entrepreneurship in Music
Seminar in Music Marketing
Music Marketing Internship
D. Additional Approved Courses18
Select 18 semester credit hours from the following (of the selected 18 hours, 9 must be upper-division and 6 must be non-music):
Business Law
Public Speaking
Introduction to Mass Communication
Introduction to Computer Programming I
Web Design
Introductory Microeconomics
Commercialization and Enterprise Planning
Survey of Finance
Legal, Social and Ethical Issues in Business
Business Communication and Professional Development
Introduction to Organization Theory, Behavior, and Management
Advertising
Personal Selling
Retailing
Introduction to Music and Art Nonprofit Organizations
Digital Music Production
Audio Technology I
Audio Technology II
Multimedia Production
Special Studies in Music
Total Credit Hours56

Course Sequence Guide for B.M. with a Music Marketing Emphasis

This course sequence guide is designed to assist students in completing their UTSA undergraduate degree requirements. This is merely a guide and students must satisfy other requirements of this catalog and meet with advisors in the Department of Music and their academic advisor for individualized degree plans. Progress within this guide depends upon such factors as course availability, individual student academic preparation, student time management, work obligations, and individual financial considerations. Students may choose to take courses during Summer terms to reduce course loads during long semesters.

Bachelor of Music in Music Marketing – Four-Year Academic Plan

First Year
FallCredit Hours
AIS 1203Academic Inquiry and Scholarship (core) 3
MUS 1102Aural Skills I 2
MUS 1112Basic Skills of Music I 2
MUS 1512Music Performance-Private Instruction 2
MUS 1521Class Piano 1 11
WRC 1013Freshman Composition I (Q) (core) 3
Assigned major ensemble 1
Spring
MUS 1122Aural Skills II 2
MUS 1132Basic Skills of Music II 2
MUS 1542Music Performance-Private Instruction I 2
MUS 1621Class Piano 2 11
WRC 1023Freshman Composition II (Q) (core) 3
Assigned major ensemble 1
University core math course 3
Summer
University core course 3
Second Year
Fall
MUS 2102Aural Skills III 2
MUS 2152Basic Skills of Music III 2
MUS 2243World Music in Society (core and major) 3
MUS 2263 or 2273Introduction to the Music Industry 3
MUS 2421Class Piano 3 11
MUS 2542Music Performance-Private Instruction II 2
Assigned major ensemble 1
Spring
MUS 2112Aural Skills IV 2
MUS 2162Basic Skills of Music IV 2
MUS 2403Conducting I 3
MUS 2521Class Piano 4 11
MUS 2542Music Performance-Private Instruction II 2
Assigned major ensemble 1
University core course 3
Summer
University core course 3
Third Year
Fall
ACC 2013Principles of Accounting I 3
MUS 3213 or 3223Music in Civilization I (or Music in Civilization II) 3
MUS 3532Music Performance-Private Instruction III 2
Assigned major ensemble 1
Selection from Additional Approved Courses 3
University core course 3
Spring
MKT 3013Principles of Marketing 3
MUS 3223 or 3213Music in Civilization II (or Music in Civilization I) 3
MUS 3532Music Performance-Private Instruction III 2
MUS 3613Entrepreneurship in Music 3
Assigned major ensemble 21
Selection from Additional Approved Courses 3
Summer
University core course 3
Fourth Year
Fall
MUS 3413Psychology of Music 3
MUS 4581Chamber Music 1
Selection from Additional Approved Courses 3
Selection from Additional Approved Courses 3
University core course 3
University core course 3
Spring
MUS 4581Chamber Music (or major ensemble) 1
MUS 4803Seminar in Music Marketing 3
Selection from Additional Approved Courses 3
Selection from Additional Approved Courses 3
University core course 3
University core course 3
Summer
MUS 4933Music Marketing Internship 3
 Total Credit Hours: 130.0

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music

The minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree, including the Core Curriculum requirements, is 120. Thirty-nine of the total semester credit hours required for the degree must be at the upper-division level.

All candidates for this degree must fulfill the Core Curriculum requirements and the music degree requirements, which are listed below.

Core Curriculum Requirements (42 semester credit hours)

Students seeking the B.A. degree in Music must fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements in the same manner as other students. 

All students should select MUS 2243 World Music in Society to satisfy the core requirement in Creative Arts, as well as a Music Core requirement.  

For a complete listing of courses that satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements, see Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements.

Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements

First Year Experience Requirement (3 semester credit hours)

All students must complete the following course, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AIS 1203Academic Inquiry and Scholarship3

Communication (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

WRC 1013Freshman Composition I (Q)3
WRC 1023Freshman Composition II (Q)3

Mathematics (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

MAT 1023College Algebra with Applications3
MAT 1033Algebra with Calculus for Business3
MAT 1043Introduction to Mathematics3
MAT 1073Algebra for Scientists and Engineers3
MAT 1093Precalculus3
MAT 1193Calculus for the Biosciences3
MAT 1214Calculus I4
STA 1053Basic Statistics3

Life and Physical Sciences (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

ANT 2033Introduction to Biological Anthropology3
AST 1013Introduction to Astronomy3
AST 1033Exploration of the Solar System3
BIO 1233Contemporary Biology I3
BIO 1243Contemporary Biology II3
BIO 1404Biosciences I4
BIO 1414Biosciences II4
ES 1113Environmental Botany3
ES 1123Environmental Zoology3
ES 1213Environmental Geology3
ES 2013Introduction to Environmental Science I3
ES 2023Introduction to Environmental Science II3
GEO 1013The Third Planet3
GEO 1123Life Through Time3
GES 2613Physical Geography3
PHY 1013Universes3
PHY 1943Physics for Scientists and Engineers I3
PHY 1963Physics for Scientists and Engineers II3

Language, Philosophy and Culture (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AAS 2013Introduction to African American Studies3
AAS 2113African American Culture, Leadership and Social Issues3
ANT 2063Language, Thought, and Culture3
ARA 1014Elementary Arabic I4
ARC 1113Introduction to the Built Environment3
ARC 1413Architecture and Culture3
CHN 1014Elementary Chinese I4
CLA 2013Introduction to Ancient Greece3
CLA 2023Introduction to Ancient Rome3
CLA 2323Classical Mythology3
CSH 1103Literary Masterpieces of Western Culture I3
CSH 1113Literary Masterpieces of Western Culture II3
CSH 1213Topics in World Cultures3
CSH 2113The Foreign Film3
ENG 2013Introduction to Literature3
ENG 2213Literary Criticism and Analysis3
ENG 2383Multiethnic Literatures of the United States3
ENG 2423Literature of Texas and the Southwest3
FRN 1014Elementary French I4
FRN 2333French Literature in English Translation3
GER 1014Elementary German I4
GER 2333German Literature in English Translation3
GLA 1013U.S. in the Global Arena3
GES 1023World Regional Geography3
GRK 1114Introductory Classical Greek I4
HIS 2123Introduction to World Civilization to the Fifteenth Century3
HIS 2133Introduction to World Civilization since the Fifteenth Century3
HIS 2533Introduction to Latin American Civilization3
HIS 2543Introduction to Islamic Civilization3
HIS 2553Introduction to East Asian Civilization3
HIS 2573Introduction to African Civilization3
HIS 2583Introduction to South Asian Civilization3
HUM 2093World Religions3
ITL 1014Elementary Italian I4
ITL 2333Italian Literature in English Translation3
JPN 1014Elementary Japanese I4
LAT 1114Introductory Latin I4
MAS 2013Introduction to Chicano(a) Studies3
PHI 1043Critical Thinking3
PHI 2023Introduction to Ancient Philosophy3
PHI 2033Introduction to Early Modern Philosophy3
PHI 2123Contemporary Moral Issues3
RUS 1014Elementary Russian I4
RUS 2333Russian Literature in English Translation3
SPN 1014Elementary Spanish I4
SPN 2333Hispanic Literature in English Translation3
WS 2013Introduction to Women’s Studies3
WS 2023Introduction to LGBTQ Studies3

Creative Arts (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AHC 1113Survey of Art and Architecture from Prehistoric Times to 13503
AHC 1123Survey of Art and Architecture in Europe and the New World from 1350 to 17503
AHC 1133Survey of Modern Art3
ARC 1213Design I3
ARC 1513Great Buildings and Cities of the World3
ART 1103Introduction to Visual Arts3
ART 1143Art for Non-Art Majors3
CLA 2033Introduction to Classical Literature3
DAN 2003Introduction to Dance3
ENG 1113Introduction to Creative Literary Arts3
HUM 2023Introduction to the Humanities I3
HUM 2033Introduction to the Humanities II3
HUM 2053History of Film3
MAS 2023Latino Cultural Expressions3
MUS 2243World Music in Society3
MUS 2623Fundamentals of Music for the Non-Music Major3
MUS 2633American Roots Music3
MUS 2663History and Styles of Jazz3
MUS 2673History and Styles of Rock3
MUS 2683Masterpieces of Music3
MUS 2693The Music of Latin America and the Caribbean3
MUS 2743Music and Film3
PHI 2073Philosophy of Art3

American History (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

HIS 1043United States History: Pre-Columbus to Civil War Era3
HIS 1053United States History: Civil War Era to Present3
HIS 2053Texas History3

Government-Political Science (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

POL 1013Introduction to American Politics3
and one of the following two courses:
POL 1133Texas Politics and Society3
POL 1213Civil Rights in Texas and America3

Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AMS 2043Approaches to American Culture3
ANT 1013Introduction to Anthropology3
ANT 2043Introduction to Archaeology3
ANT 2053Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
BBL 2003Language, Culture, and Society3
BBL 2243Globalizing the Local: Bilingual Families, Communities, and Schools3
BIO 1033Drugs and Society3
CRJ 1113The American Criminal Justice System3
ECO 2003Economic Principles and Issues3
ECO 2023Introductory Microeconomics3
EGR 1343The Impact of Modern Technologies on Society3
GES 1013Fundamentals of Geography3
GES 2623Human Geography3
HTH 2413Introduction to Community and Public Health3
HTH 2513Personal Health3
IDS 2113Society and Social Issues3
PSY 1013Introduction to Psychology3
SOC 1013Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 2013Social Problems3
SOC 2023Social Context of Drug Use3

Component Area Option (CAO) (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete either one of the following courses or any additional Core Curriculum course not previously used to satisfy a core component area requirement, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

COM 2113Public Speaking3
CS 1173Data Analysis and Visualization3
EGR 1403Technical Communication3
ENG 2413Technical Writing3
PAD 1113Public Administration in American Society3
PHI 2043Introductory Logic3
Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements
First Year Experience Requirement 3
Communication 6
Mathematics 3
Life and Physical Sciences 6
Language, Philosophy and Culture 3
Creative Arts 3
American History 6
Government-Political Science 6
Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
Component Area Option 3
Total Credit Hours 42

Gateway Courses

Students pursuing the B.A. degree in Music must successfully complete the following Gateway Courses with a grade of “D-” or better in no more than two attempts. A student who is unable to successfully complete these courses within two attempts, including dropping a course with a grade of “W” or taking an equivalent course at another institution, will be required to change his or her major to a field outside the Department of Music.

MUS 1102Aural Skills I
MUS 1112Basic Skills of Music I

Music Degree Requirements

All candidates for the B.A. degree in Music must complete the following 78 semester credit hours of required music courses.

A. Required Music Core29
Aural Skills I
Basic Skills of Music I
Aural Skills II
Basic Skills of Music II
Class Piano 1 1
Class Piano 2 1
Music Convocation (2 semesters)
Aural Skills III
Aural Skills IV
Basic Skills of Music III
Basic Skills of Music IV
World Music in Society 2
Digital Music Production
Music in Civilization I
Music in Civilization II
B. Performance Requirements
1. Principal instrument private lessons4
Music Performance-Private Instruction
Music Performance-Private Instruction I
2. Performance ensembles6
Four semesters of an assigned major ensemble. Possible ensembles are MUS 3721 UTSA Men's Glee Club, MUS 3731 UTSA University Band, MUS 3751 UTSA Symphonic Band, MUS 3761 UTSA Orchestra, MUS 3781 Concert Choir, MUS 3811 Women's Choir, and MUS 3821 UTSA Wind Ensemble.
Two semesters of any ensemble
C. Additional Music Requirements
1. Lower-level music courses. Select 6 semester credit hours from the following courses:6
Introduction to Improvisation
Jazz Skills
Introduction to the Music Industry
Conducting I
American Roots Music
History and Styles of Jazz
History and Styles of Rock
The Music of Latin America and the Caribbean
Music and Film
2. Upper-level music courses. Select 9 semester credit hours from the following courses:9
Audio Technology I
Introduction to Electronic and Computer Music
Analysis of Twentieth-Century Music
Orchestration
Conducting II
Audio Technology II
Music Since 1900
Psychology of Music
Advanced Improvisation
Entrepreneurship in Music
Counterpoint
Audio Technology III
Topics in Music Theory
Jazz Composition and Arranging
Topics in Music History
Multimedia Production
D. Non-Music Electives24
Select 24 semester credit hours of non-music electives. At least 15 of these credit hours must be at the upper-division level.
Total Credit Hours78

Course Sequence Guide for B.A. in Music

This course sequence guide is designed to assist students in completing their UTSA undergraduate degree requirements. This is merely a guide and students must satisfy other requirements of this catalog and meet with advisors in the Department of Music and their academic advisor for individualized degree plans. Progress within this guide depends upon such factors as course availability, individual student academic preparation, student time management, work obligations, and individual financial considerations. Students may choose to take courses during Summer terms to reduce course loads during long semesters.

Bachelor of Arts in Music – Four-Year Academic Plan

First Year
FallCredit Hours
AIS 1203Academic Inquiry and Scholarship (core) 3
MUS 1102Aural Skills I 2
MUS 1112Basic Skills of Music I 2
MUS 1512Music Performance-Private Instruction 2
MUS 1521Class Piano 1 11
WRC 1013Freshman Composition I (Q) (core) 3
Assigned major ensemble 1
Spring
MUS 1122Aural Skills II 2
MUS 1132Basic Skills of Music II 2
MUS 1542Music Performance-Private Instruction I 2
MUS 1621Class Piano 2 11
WRC 1023Freshman Composition II (Q) (core) 3
Assigned major ensemble 1
University core math course 3
Second Year
Fall
MUS 2001Music Convocation 1
MUS 2102Aural Skills III 2
MUS 2152Basic Skills of Music III 2
MUS 2243World Music in Society (core and major) 3
Assigned major ensemble 1
University core course 3
University core course 3
Spring
MUS 2001Music Convocation 1
MUS 2112Aural Skills IV 2
MUS 2162Basic Skills of Music IV 2
MUS 3013Digital Music Production 3
Assigned major ensemble 1
Non-music elective 3
University core course 3
Third Year
Fall
MUS 3213 or 3223Music in Civilization I (or Music in Civilization II) 3
Selection from lower-level music courses 3
Student choice of ensemble 1
Non-music elective 3
Non-music elective 3
University core course 3
Spring
MUS 3223 or 3213Music in Civilization II (or Music in Civilization I) 3
Selection from lower-level music courses 3
Selection from upper-level music courses 3
Non-music elective 3
Student choice of ensemble 1
University core course 3
Fourth Year
Fall
Selection from upper-level music courses 3
Non-music elective 3
Non-music elective 3
University core course 3
University core course 3
Spring
Selection from upper-level music courses 3
Non-music elective 3
Non-music elective 3
University core course 3
University core course 3
 Total Credit Hours: 120.0

Minor in Dance

All students pursuing the Minor in Dance must complete 21 semester credit hours of dance courses:

A. Required courses:
DAN 1013Ballet I3
DAN 1113Introduction to Modern Dance3
DAN 2003Introduction to Dance3
DAN 2013Ballet II3
or DAN 2113 Modern Dance II
DAN 2213Jazz and Musical Theater Dance3
B. Select two of the following courses:6
Ballet III
Modern Dance III
History of Dance
Total Credit Hours21

DAN 2783 Topics in Dance may be used as an approved substitution to DAN 2013, DAN 2213 or DAN 2113.

Minor in Jazz Studies

To declare the Minor in Jazz Studies, students must interview with a Music Department advisor and submit the Declaration of Music Minor form.  

All students pursuing the Minor in Jazz Studies must complete 18 semester credit hours of required courses.

MUS 2132Introduction to Improvisation2
MUS 2183Jazz Skills3
MUS 2663History and Styles of Jazz3
MUS 3583Advanced Improvisation3
MUS 3771Jazz Ensemble (repeated for a total of 2 credit hours) 12
MUS 4183Jazz Composition and Arranging3
MUS 4581Chamber Music (Jazz Combos; repeated for a total of 2 credit hours) 22
Total Credit Hours18

Minor in Music

To declare the Minor in Music, students must interview with a Music Department advisor and submit the Declaration of Music Minor form.

All students pursuing the Minor in Music must complete 20 semester credit hours. Students with little or no prior experience with music performance or notation should take MUS 2623 Fundamentals of Music for the Non-Music Major before declaring the music minor and enrolling in MUS 1102 Aural Skills I and MUS 1112 Basic Skills of Music I.

A. Music Theory and Aural Skills8
Aural Skills I
Basic Skills of Music I
Aural Skills II
Basic Skills of Music II
B. Music History, Literature, and Industry6
Select 6 semester credit hours from the following courses:
World Music in Society
Introduction to the Music Industry
Introduction to Music and Art Nonprofit Organizations
American Roots Music
History and Styles of Jazz
History and Styles of Rock
Masterpieces of Music
The Music of Latin America and the Caribbean
Music and Film
C. Music Technology3
Select 3 semester credit hours from the following courses:
Digital Music Production
Audio Technology I
Introduction to Electronic and Computer Music
D. Music Performance 13
Select 3 semester credit hours from the following courses:
Mariachi Ensemble
UTSA Men's Glee Club
UTSA University Band
UTSA Symphonic Band
UTSA Orchestra
Jazz Ensemble
Concert Choir
Lyric Theatre
UTSA Marching Band
Women's Choir
Chamber Music
UTSA Wind Ensemble
Total Credit Hours20

Minor in Music Marketing

To declare the Minor in Music Marketing, students must interview with a Music Department advisor and submit the Declaration of Music Minor form.

All students pursuing the Minor in Music Marketing must complete 18 semester credit hours of required courses.

MUS 2263Introduction to the Music Industry3
MUS 2273Introduction to Music and Art Nonprofit Organizations3
MUS 3613Entrepreneurship in Music3
MUS 4433Multimedia Production3
MUS 4803Seminar in Music Marketing3
MUS 4953Special Studies in Music (Music Marketing Project)3
Total Credit Hours18

Minor in Music Technology

To declare the Minor in Music Technology, students must interview with a Music Department advisor and submit the Declaration of Music Minor Form.

All students pursuing the Minor in Music Technology must complete 19 semester credit hours.

A. Required Courses18
Digital Music Production
Audio Technology I
Introduction to Electronic and Computer Music
Audio Technology II
Audio Technology III
Multimedia Production
B. Elective Course1
Select 1 semester credit hour from the following courses:
Chamber Music (new music lab) 1
Music Technology Project
Total Credit Hours19

Dance (DAN) Courses

DAN 1013. Ballet I. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

An introductory course in ballet for those who have no previous ballet experience. Students will learn the format of a ballet class and incorporate ballet terminology with the positions and movements of the body. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

DAN 1113. Introduction to Modern Dance. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

An introduction to modern dance technique. Students will learn basic modern dance techniques by studying various choreographers and movements throughout the history of modern dance. (Formally MUS 2763. Credit cannot be earned for both DAN 1113 and MUS 2763.) Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

DAN 2003. Introduction to Dance. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = DANC 2303)

A survey of various dance styles, including ballet, modern, social, and world dance. Designed to provide the opportunity for students to increase their awareness of dance and how dance informs cultural values. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Creative Arts. Generally offered: Fall.

DAN 2013. Ballet II. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

An intermediate course designed for students who have had at least one year of ballet training. Further refinement of technique, alignment, strength, balance, and flexibility will be achieved through barre and centre floor work. May be repeated for credit. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

DAN 2113. Modern Dance II. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

An intermediate course designed for students who have had at least one year of modern dance experience. Students will refine modern dance technique through floor and centre work, and by studying various movements and styles relevant to current modern dance technique. Generally offered: Spring.

DAN 2213. Jazz and Musical Theater Dance. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Introduction to jazz dance techniques with emphasis on how dance is applied in musical theatre. Dance styles will include but are not limited to tap, step, and swing. Students will also study the styles of known musical choreographers such as Bob Fosse and Jerome Robbins while developing performance technique and facial expression. (Formerly MUS 2773. Credit cannot be earned for both DAN 2213 and MUS 2773.) Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

DAN 2783. Topics in Dance. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Studio dance instruction and survey focused on a genre of dance. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. (Formerly MUS 2783. Credit cannot be earned for both DAN 2783 and MUS 2783.) Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

DAN 3013. Ballet III. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

An advanced course designed for students who have had at least two years of ballet training. Further refinement of technique, alignment, strength, balance, and flexibility will be achieved through barre and centre floor work. Generally offered: Fall.

DAN 3103. History of Dance. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

An overview of the history of dance from ancient civilizations through the present. The importance and role of dance within major civilizations and historical periods will be presented. Students will study major dance movements, choreographers, and notable dancers throughout history. (Formerly DAN 2103. Credit cannot be earned for both DAN 2103 and DAN 3103.) Generally offered: Spring.

DAN 3113. Modern Dance III. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

An advanced course designed for students who have had at least two years of modern dance experience. Further refinement of technique, strength, balance, and flexibility will be achieved through floor and centre work. Generally offered: Spring.

Music (MUS) Courses

MUS 1102. Aural Skills I. (2-1) 2 Credit Hours. (TCCN = MUSI 1216)

Enrollment is limited to music majors and students pursuing the Minor in Music. Introductory course in diatonic sight-singing and ear training. Includes the study of solfege, dictation (rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic), error detection, transcription, and form. Should be taken concurrently with MUS 1112. May not be attempted more than two times. Generally offered: Fall.

MUS 1112. Basic Skills of Music I. (2-1) 2 Credit Hours. (TCCN = MUSI 1211)

Enrollment is limited to music majors and students pursuing the Minor in Music. Introductory course in music theory, with emphasis on fundamentals and rudiments. Also includes an introduction to diatonic harmony, counterpoint, and fugue as applied to repertoire from a variety of style periods. Should be taken concurrently with MUS 1102. May not be attempted more than two times. Generally offered: Fall.

MUS 1122. Aural Skills II. (2-1) 2 Credit Hours. (TCCN = MUSI 1217)

Prerequisite: MUS 1102. Enrollment is limited to music majors and students pursuing the Minor in Music. Continued study of sight-singing and ear training with more advanced diatonic materials. Includes the study of solfege, dictation (rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic), error detection, transcription, and form. Should be taken concurrently with MUS 1132. May not be attempted more than three times. Generally offered: Spring.

MUS 1132. Basic Skills of Music II. (2-1) 2 Credit Hours. (TCCN = MUSI 1212)

Prerequisite: MUS 1112. Enrollment is limited to music majors and students pursuing the Minor in Music. Continued study of music theory with emphasis on the development of analytical and compositional skills as applied to diatonic music from a variety of style periods. Also includes an introduction to small forms. May not be attempted more than three times. Generally offered: Spring.

MUS 1141. Beginning Composition. (1-1) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisites: MUS 1102 and MUS 1112. Enrollment is limited to music majors. An introduction to the fundamentals and techniques of composition, including development of listening skills, notation, and improvisational aspects of generating original creative ideas. Attendance at composition seminar is required.

MUS 1511. Music Performance-Secondary Instrument. (0-0) 1 Credit Hour.

Enrollment is limited to music majors. Private instruction for students desiring to or required to study the following as a secondary instrument: bassoon, clarinet, contrabass, cornet, electric bass, euphonium, flute, classical guitar, harp, harpsichord, horn, oboe, organ, percussion, piano, saxophone, trombone, trumpet, tuba, viola, violin, violoncello, or voice. Seminar attendance may be required. Concurrent enrollment in an assigned University ensemble is required. May be repeated for credit. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

MUS 1512. Music Performance-Private Instruction. (0-0) 2 Credit Hours.

Enrollment is limited to music majors. Private instruction for all first-semester students, both freshmen and transfer students, whose principal instrument is: bassoon, clarinet, contrabass, cornet, electric bass, euphonium, flute, classical guitar, harp, harpsichord, horn, oboe, organ, percussion, piano, saxophone, trombone, trumpet, tuba, viola, violin, violoncello, or voice. Attendance at weekly performance seminar and concurrent enrollment in an assigned University ensemble are required. Students must earn a grade of "C-" or higher to progress to MUS 1542. May be repeated for credit a maximum of two semesters. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

MUS 1521. Class Piano 1. (1-1) 1 Credit Hour. (TCCN = MUSI 1181)

Prerequisite: Music major or consent of instructor. Focuses on the development of functional keyboard skills for the non-keyboard music major. Emphases include solo and ensemble repertoire, technique, sight reading, transposition, harmonization, improvisation, and accompanying. Generally offered: Fall.

MUS 1531. Class Voice. (1-0) 1 Credit Hour. (TCCN = MUSI 1183)

For students with no previous vocal training. Offers the opportunity for development of fundamentals of voice technique through in-class performances of suitable songs. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

MUS 1542. Music Performance-Private Instruction I. (0-0) 2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of MUS 1512 with a grade of "C-" or better. Private instruction for students whose principal instrument is: bassoon, clarinet, contrabass, cornet, electric bass, euphonium, flute, classical guitar, harp, harpsichord, horn, oboe, organ, percussion, piano, saxophone, trombone, trumpet, tuba, viola, violin, violoncello, or voice. Attendance at weekly performance seminar and concurrent enrollment in an assigned University ensemble are required. May be repeated for credit a maximum of two semesters. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

MUS 1552. Functional Piano for Keyboard Principals. (2-0) 2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Music major with piano or organ as the principal instrument. Offers the opportunity for development of keyboard skills, harmonization, transposition, and improvisation of accompaniments to melodies, sight-reading, score reading, and multiple-part reading. Generally offered: Spring of even-numbered years.

MUS 1621. Class Piano 2. (1-1) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisite: MUS 1521. Continues the development of functional keyboard skills for the non-keyboard music major. Emphases include solo and ensemble repertoire, technique, sight reading, transposition, harmonization, improvisation, and accompanying. Generally offered: Spring.

MUS 2001. Music Convocation. (1-0) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisite: Music major. Required attendance at a selected number of approved music concerts and recitals as determined by the Department of Music. May be repeated for credit. (Formerly titled "Concert Music.") Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

MUS 2102. Aural Skills III. (2-1) 2 Credit Hours. (TCCN = MUSI 2216)

Prerequisite: MUS 1122. Enrollment is limited to music majors. Continued study of sight-singing and ear training with repertoire featuring decorative chromaticism, chromatic chords, and modulation. Includes the study of solfege, dictation (rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic), error detection, transcription, and form. Should be taken concurrently with MUS 2152. May not be attempted more than three times. Generally offered: Fall.

MUS 2112. Aural Skills IV. (2-1) 2 Credit Hours. (TCCN = MUSI 2217)

Prerequisite: MUS 2102. Enrollment is limited to music majors. Continued study of sight-singing and ear training as applied to repertoire featuring increased chromaticism and compositional techniques first introduced in the twentieth century. Includes the study of solfege, dictation (rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic), error detection, transcription, and form. Should be taken concurrently with MUS 2162. May not be attempted more than three times. Generally offered: Spring.

MUS 2122. Aural Skills Review. (2-1) 2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: MUS 2112 or the equivalent. Review of aural skills materials for incoming transfer students. Designed to satisfy deficiencies indicated by the aural skills proficiency exam. Offers an overview of sight-singing methodology and ear training techniques, with an emphasis on rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic materials drawn from common-practice literature. Generally offered: Fall.

MUS 2132. Introduction to Improvisation. (0-0) 2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Enrollment is limited to music majors and students pursuing the Minor in Jazz Studies. Private instruction for development of creative skills applied to melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic elaboration techniques adapted to the student’s instrument. Laboratory attendance may be required. May be repeated for credit a maximum of two semesters. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

MUS 2141. Composition II. (0-0) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisites: MUS 1122, MUS 1132, and MUS 1141. Private study of the fundamentals of composition through small forms. Attendance at composition seminar is required. May be repeated for credit a maximum of two times. (Formerly MUS 2142. Credit cannot be earned for both MUS 2141 and MUS 2142.) Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

MUS 2152. Basic Skills of Music III. (2-1) 2 Credit Hours. (TCCN = MUSI 2211)

Prerequisite: MUS 1132. Enrollment is limited to music majors. Continued study of music theory, with emphasis on the analysis and composition of chromatic materials and modulation as applied to repertoire from a variety of style periods. Also includes the continued study of small forms. Should be taken concurrently with MUS 2102. May not be attempted more than three times. Generally offered: Fall.

MUS 2162. Basic Skills of Music IV. (2-1) 2 Credit Hours. (TCCN = MUSI 2212)

Prerequisite: MUS 2152. Continued study of music theory, with emphasis on nineteenth-century chromaticism, large-scale forms, and analytical techniques for early twentieth-century music. Should be taken concurrently with MUS 2112. May not be attempted more than three times. Generally offered: Spring.

MUS 2173. Tonal Analysis Review. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: MUS 2162 or the equivalent. Review of tonal analysis for incoming transfer students. Designed to satisfy deficiencies indicated by the music theory proficiency exam. Offers an overview of harmony and form, with an emphasis on binary form, ternary form, rondo form, sonata-allegro form, and contrapuntal techniques. (Formerly MUS 3113. Credit cannot be earned for both MUS 2173 and MUS 3113).

MUS 2183. Jazz Skills. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: MUS 1122 and MUS 1132 or instructor approval. The study of harmonic, melodic, rhythmic and formal elements of jazz as applied to improvisation, performance, arranging, and composition. (Formerly MUS 2182. Credit may not be earned for both MUS 2183 and MUS 2182.) Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

MUS 2232. Introduction to Guitar Literature. (2-1) 2 Credit Hours.

Enrollment is limited to music majors. An introductory study of the history and literature of the modern concert guitar and its historical predecessors. Designed to improve students’ understanding of the solo repertoire for their instrument throughout the 16th–20th centuries. Generally offered: Fall of odd-numbered years.

MUS 2243. World Music in Society. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

A survey of the music cultures of Africa, the Americas, Asia and Oceania. Music traditions are studied from a perspective that emphasizes music as an integral part of society and culture. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Creative Arts. (Formerly MUS 2252. Credit may not be earned for both MUS 2243 and MUS 2252.) Generally offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

MUS 2263. Introduction to the Music Industry. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

A survey of the various structures and facets of the American and international music industry, focusing on how music and commerce have intersected in our society throughout the 20th century and into the present. Topics include intellectual property (copyright, licensing, publishing), artist management, concert promotion, arts administration, recording industry, broadcast music, and music on the Internet. Generally offered: Fall.

MUS 2273. Introduction to Music and Art Nonprofit Organizations. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

An introduction to the world of nonprofit music and arts organizations. Focused on strategies of management, financial structuring, artistic direction, and marketing, primarily within the context of opera companies, symphony orchestras, ballet companies, theaters and other performing arts venues, museums, and chamber music organizations. Includes an examination of the challenges of audience development and discussion of the role of art in contemporary society. Generally offered: Spring.

MUS 2403. Conducting I. (3-1) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: MUS 1122 and MUS 1132. Fundamentals of beat patterns, score mechanics and score reading, regular and irregular meters, gesture design, left-hand cueing, and rehearsal techniques. Different sections for Choral Conducting and Instrumental Conducting. Laboratory attendance is required. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

MUS 2421. Class Piano 3. (1-1) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisite: MUS 1621. Continues the development of functional keyboard skills for the non-keyboard music major. Emphases include solo and ensemble repertoire, technique, sight reading, transposition, harmonization, improvisation, and accompanying. Also focuses on developing multiple-part sight reading skills. Generally offered: Fall.

MUS 2501. Accompanying. (0-2) 1 Credit Hour.

Enrollment is limited to music majors. The study of the skills and aesthetic principles needed to accompany vocal and instrumental music. Practical experience may be accomplished through accompanying. Intended for piano principals and piano performance majors. May be repeated for credit. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

MUS 2521. Class Piano 4. (1-1) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisite: MUS 2421. Continues the development of functional keyboard skills for the non-keyboard music major. Emphases include solo and ensemble repertoire, technique, sight reading, transposition, harmonization, improvisation, and accompanying. Also focuses on developing multiple-part sight reading skills. Generally offered: Spring.

MUS 2542. Music Performance-Private Instruction II. (0-0) 2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of MUS 1542 with a grade of "C-" or better. Private instruction for students whose principal instrument is: bassoon, clarinet, contrabass, cornet, electric bass, euphonium, flute, classical guitar, electric bass, harp, harpsichord, horn, oboe, organ, percussion, piano, saxophone, trombone, trumpet, tuba, viola, violin, violoncello, or voice. Attendance at area performance seminar and concurrent enrollment in an assigned University ensemble are required. May be repeated for credit a maximum of three semesters. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

MUS 2601. Diction Survey. (1-1) 1 Credit Hour.

Enrollment is limited to music majors. A survey of English and foreign language pronunciation as applied to performance. (Formerly MUS 3501. Credit cannot be earned for both MUS 2601 and MUS 3501.) Generally offered: Fall.

MUS 2603. Beginning Guitar. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

An introductory course intended primarily for the non-music major. Emphasis on music in the first position (through the fourth fret) while students learn technical aspects as defined by the early 19th-century guitar masters. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

MUS 2613. Intermediate Guitar. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: MUS 2603. Designed primarily for the non-music major. Continued study of rudimentary classical guitar repertoire and basic elements of classical guitar technique. Generally offered: Spring.

MUS 2623. Fundamentals of Music for the Non-Music Major. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = MUSI 1303)

A study of traditional music notation and the fundamentals of music theory. Topics include music reading, rhythmic notation, key signatures, scales, intervals, and triads. Emphasis is placed on the historical development of music notation and music theoretical systems and their applications to both classical and popular music. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Creative Arts. Generally offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

MUS 2633. American Roots Music. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = MUSI 1310)

A survey of Blues, Country and Western, Gospel, Cajun, Zydeco, Conjunto, Tejano, Reggae, Native American, and other uniquely American genres of music that evolved from regional, home-grown traditions into the mass market phenomenon of American popular music today. Designed to provide the opportunity for students to increase their awareness of the diversity of American traditional music, from the pioneers who originated the styles to the contemporary popular music artists influenced by them. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Creative Arts. Generally offered: Fall.

MUS 2663. History and Styles of Jazz. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = MUSI 1310)

A survey of the evolution of jazz styles, contributions of important performers, and musical techniques involved in the creation and performance of jazz music. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Creative Arts. Generally offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

MUS 2673. History and Styles of Rock. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = MUSI 1310)

A survey of the evolution of rock styles, contributions of important performers, and musical techniques involved in the creation and performance of rock music. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Creative Arts. Generally offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

MUS 2683. Masterpieces of Music. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = MUSI 1306)

A study of individual works that are representative of the classical musical traditions of the Western world. Includes background information on social setting and function, historical importance, aesthetics, and composer biographies. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Creative Arts. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

MUS 2693. The Music of Latin America and the Caribbean. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Surveys the folk, popular, and classical musical traditions of Latin America, with special emphasis on the principal regions of Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, and the Andes. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Creative Arts. Generally offered: Spring.

MUS 2743. Music and Film. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

A survey of the evolving role of music in film. Study of how various creative, technological, industrial, economic, historical, social, and cultural factors affect the creation, manufacturing, and consumption of film music. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Creative Arts.

MUS 3013. Digital Music Production. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

The conceptual core of the music technology curriculum. A broad survey of fundamental concepts and skills related to computer-based music production and music technology in general. Topics and/or platforms include the digital audio workstation, MIDI and audio sequencing, synthesis and sampling, analog vs. digital audio, acoustics and the overtone series, basic production (editing and mixing), ProTools, and the history of computer and the recording studio. (Formerly MUS 3313. Credit cannot be earned for both MUS 3013 and MUS 3313.) Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

MUS 3103. Audio Technology I. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

The practical core of the music technology curriculum. A summary of current production techniques with an emphasis on creative applications. Topics include live recording, microphone selection and placement, terminology and equipment, signal flow, digital audio systems, mixing and signal processing, mastering, and the employment of MIDI instruments. Students will also have opportunity to develop mastery with ProTools, on which several creative assignments will be completed. (Formerly MUS 3153. Credit cannot be earned for both MUS 3103 and MUS 3153 under the title Audio Technology I.) Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

MUS 3123. Introduction to Electronic and Computer Music. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor required for non-music majors. Lecture course serving as a conceptual and practical introduction to digital audio workstation software, synthesizers, sequencers, and other audio hardware and software for the purpose of creating original compositions, with an emphasis on sound-processing techniques and timbral manipulation. Includes a survey of the history and literature of electronic music. Generally offered: Spring.

MUS 3133. Analysis of Twentieth-Century Music. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: MUS 2112, MUS 2162, and MUS 2521. Analysis of forms and structures drawn from the literature and repertoire of the 20th century. Beginning with a review of late tonal practices, such styles and techniques as Impressionism, atonality, serialism, and pre- and post-serial tonality are studied in depth. Generally offered: Spring of even-numbered years.

MUS 3143. Orchestration. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: MUS 2112, MUS 2162, and MUS 2521. Applied instrumentation emphasizing idiomatic scoring for various orchestral and wind combinations with an approach to writing for full orchestra and symphonic band. Generally offered: Spring of odd-numbered years.

MUS 3153. Conducting II. (3-1) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: MUS 2112, MUS 2162, MUS 2403, and MUS 2521. Continued training in conducting, with emphasis on score reading, rehearsal techniques, expressive conducting, score interpretation, and repertoire. Different sections for Choral Conducting and Instrumental Conducting. Laboratory attendance is required. (Formerly MUS 2413. Credit cannot be earned for both MUS 3153 and MUS 2413.) Generally offered: Spring.

MUS 3162. Composition III. (0-0) 2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: MUS 2112, MUS 2141, MUS 2162, and MUS 2521. Private study in applied composition, with emphasis on expansion of musical materials to larger forms. Attendance at composition seminar is required. May be repeated for credit a maximum of two semesters. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

MUS 3163. Audio Technology II. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: MUS 3103. A continuation of Audio Technology I. Topics include preproduction, session planning, detailed topics in microphone selection and placement, editing and manipulation of recorded sound; advanced applications for equalization, compression, reverb, delay, and other effects; integration of software synthesis and sequencing in the audio workstation environment; and in-depth investigations of automation and mixing. The course emphasizes hands-on and project-oriented application of learned concepts in a studio and live recording environments. Generally offered: Spring.

MUS 3213. Music in Civilization I. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: MUS 2112, MUS 2162, and MUS 2521. A study of the development of musical styles and literatures from antiquity to 1750, with emphasis on the parallels and influences of art, architecture, literature, and theater on musical art. In addition, the adaptation and influences of non-Western traditions and styles on Western art music will be considered. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

MUS 3223. Music in Civilization II. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: MUS 2112, MUS 2162, and MUS 2521. A study of the development of musical styles and literatures from the Enlightenment to the present, with emphasis on the parallels and influences of art, architecture, literature, and theater on musical art. In addition, the adaptation and influences of non-Western traditions and styles on Western art music will be considered. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

MUS 3232. Wind and Percussion Literature. (2-1) 2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: MUS 2112, MUS 2162, and MUS 2521. A study of music literature for the concert band at all grade levels, including method books for individual instruction. The course will focus on investigating repertoire for different levels of educational groups and/or individuals, from beginning band through more advanced wind ensembles. Generally offered: Spring.

MUS 3242. String Literature. (2-1) 2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: MUS 2112, MUS 2162, and MUS 2521. A study of music literature for the string and full orchestra at all grade levels. The course will focus on investigating repertoire for different levels of educational groups and/or individuals, from beginning string orchestras through more advanced high school full symphonies. Leveled repertoire lists such as the PML will be considered and used as references. Generally offered: Spring.

MUS 3263. Music Since 1900. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: MUS 2112, MUS 2162, and MUS 2521. Designed to provide the student with a working knowledge of the music, terms, and techniques of art music written from 1900 to the present day. The focus will be on specific compositions emphasizing questions of genre, form, and compositional style but also drawing upon the musicological literature to explore a variety of broader historical and cultural issues. Generally offered: Fall of even-numbered years.

MUS 3272. Choral Literature. (2-1) 2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: MUS 2112, MUS 2162, and MUS 2521. A survey of major choral composers, genres, works, and styles. Topics include Renaissance to Baroque Choral Literature, and Classical to 20th-Century Choral Literature. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Generally offered: Fall.

MUS 3282. Vocal Literature. (2-1) 2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: MUS 2112, MUS 2162, and MUS 2521. A study of vocal literature and stylistic considerations at an advanced level in such topics as the American Art Song, the German Lied and the French Mélodie. Generally offered: Fall of odd-numbered years.

MUS 3292. Operatic Literature. (2-1) 2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: MUS 2112, MUS 2162, and MUS 2521. A study of the historical significance and literature of the opera form from its precursors through the present time. Generally offered: Fall of odd-numbered years.

MUS 3312. Music Technology for Music Educators. (2-1) 2 Credit Hours.

Enrollment is limited to music majors. Designed specifically for music studies majors. Topics include sequencing, notation, digital musical instruments, music instruction software, communication technologies, and digital media for the classroom. Students build online portfolios of technology projects for assessment and later use in job placement. (Formerly MUS 3311. Credit cannot be earned for both MUS 3312 and MUS 3311.) Generally offered: Spring.

MUS 3322. Keyboard Literature. (2-1) 2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: MUS 2112, MUS 2162, and MUS 2521. A study of keyboard literature and analysis at an advanced level. Topics include Piano, Organ, and Harpsichord solo and chamber literature. Course is taught at two levels, Level I and Level II. May be repeated for credit when topics or levels vary. Generally offered: Spring.

MUS 3332. Advanced Guitar Literature. (2-1) 2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: MUS 2112, MUS 2162, and MUS 2521. Advanced study of stylistic development in concert guitar literature, including solo and concerto repertoire from the 18th to the 21st centuries. Designed for guitar performance majors, but open to all music majors interested in classical guitar. Generally offered: Fall of even-numbered years.

MUS 3342. Wind and Percussion Literature for Performance Majors. (0-0) 2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: MUS 2112, MUS 2162, and MUS 2521. A study of wind or percussion literature and analysis at an advanced level. Topics include Solo/Chamber Literature and Orchestral/Wind Band Literature. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

MUS 3352. String Literature for Performance Majors. (0-0) 2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: MUS 2112, MUS 2162, and MUS 2521. A study of string literature and analysis at an advanced level, covering such elements as orchestral literature, chamber music, and solo repertoire for each individual student’s instrument, recital planning and preparation, excerpt study and preparation for auditions, score reading, and sight-reading skills. Topics include Solo/Chamber Literature and Orchestral Literature. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

MUS 3401. Brass Instruments. (1-2) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisites: MUS 1122 and MUS 1132. Enrollment is limited to music majors. A study of playing techniques, pedagogy, selection of materials, and maintenance of brass instruments. Laboratory attendance is required. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

MUS 3413. Psychology of Music. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: MUS 2112, MUS 2162, and MUS 2521. A survey of the field of music psychology, focusing on various interdisciplinary approaches to the study of music. Emphasis is placed on how empirical research methods can be used to study the relationship between music and other disciplines (including philosophy, physics, biology, anthropology, sociology, cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and education). Generally offered: Fall of odd-numbered years, Spring and Summer of even-numbered years.

MUS 3421. Vocal Techniques for Instrumental Majors. (1-1) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisites: MUS 1122 and MUS 1132. Enrollment is limited to music majors. A study of basic techniques of vocal production and vocal pedagogy, with a particular emphasis on voice mutation, voice classification, vocal health, the selection of appropriate repertoire and teaching of singing to young children, junior high and high school students. Designed to provide instrumental Music Studies majors with the opportunity to develop experience and familiarity with teaching vocal music. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

MUS 3431. Woodwind Instruments. (1-2) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisites: MUS 1122 and MUS 1132. Enrollment is limited to music majors. A study of the playing techniques, pedagogy, selection of materials, and maintenance of woodwind instruments. Laboratory attendance is required. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

MUS 3453. Teaching Elementary Music. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: MUS 1122 and MUS 1132. Enrollment is limited to music majors. A study of the essential elements of teaching music at the elementary level. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

MUS 3463. Teaching Secondary Vocal Music. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: MUS 2112, MUS 2162, and MUS 2521. A study of the essential elements of teaching general and vocal music at the secondary level. Generally offered: Spring.

MUS 3471. String Instruments. (1-2) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisites: MUS 1122 and MUS 1132. Enrollment is limited to music majors. A study of playing techniques, pedagogy, selection of materials, and maintenance of string instruments. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

MUS 3481. Percussion Instruments. (1-2) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisites: MUS 1122 and MUS 1132. Enrollment is limited to music majors. A study of playing techniques, pedagogy, selection of materials, and maintenance of percussion instruments. Generally offered: Fall.

MUS 3491. Instrumental Techniques for Voice Majors. (1-1) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisites: MUS 1122 and MUS 1132. Enrollment is limited to music majors. A study of playing techniques, pedagogy, selection of materials, and maintenance of percussion, woodwind, brass, and string instruments. Designed to provide choral Music Studies majors with the opportunity to develop experience and familiarity with teaching orchestral and band instruments. Generally offered: Spring.

MUS 3511. Diction for Singers. (1-1) 1 Credit Hour.

Enrollment is limited to music majors. Designed specifically for vocal performance majors. An intensive study of language pronunciation as applied to performance. Topics include English, French, Italian, and German. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

MUS 3532. Music Performance-Private Instruction III. (0-0) 2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: MUS 2112, MUS 2162, MUS 2521, and successful completion of two semesters of MUS 2542 with grades of "C-" or better. Private instruction for students whose principal instrument is: bassoon, clarinet, contrabass, cornet, electric bass, euphonium, flute, classical guitar, electric bass, euphonium, harp, harpsichord, horn, oboe, organ, percussion, piano, saxophone, trombone, trumpet, tuba, viola, violin, violoncello, or voice. Attendance at performance seminar and concurrent enrollment in an assigned University ensemble are required. May be repeated for credit a maximum of three semesters. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

MUS 3543. Music Performance-Private Instruction IV. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: MUS 2112, MUS 2162, MUS 2521, and successful completion of two semesters of MUS 2542 with grades of "C-" or better. Enrollment is limited to students accepted to upper-division standing in the Performance emphasis of the Bachelor of Music degree program. Private instruction at an advanced level for students whose principal instrument is: bassoon, clarinet, contrabass, cornet, electric bass, euphonium, flute, classical guitar, harp, harpsichord, horn, oboe, organ, percussion, piano, saxophone, trombone, trumpet, tuba, viola, violin, violoncello, or voice. Attendance at performance seminar and concurrent enrollment in an assigned University ensemble are required. May be repeated for credit a maximum of three semesters. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

MUS 3583. Advanced Improvisation. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: MUS 2132 and MUS 2183. Private instruction in applied improvisation on a student’s instrument, emphasizing melodic creativity and performance within standard literature as well as newly composed materials. May be repeated for credit a maximum of two semesters. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

MUS 3613. Entrepreneurship in Music. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: MUS 2263. An advanced study of innovation in the business of music, including historical examination of social trends, technological advances, legal issues, and commercial practices that have influenced the development of the music industry in both the fine arts and popular culture. Strategies for career building in music business are explored with an emphasis on knowledge and skills that support entrepreneurial activities in music. Generally offered: Spring of even-numbered years.

MUS 3711. Mariachi Ensemble. (0-3) 1 Credit Hour.

Open to all students by audition. Ensemble rehearses and performs the music repertoire of the Mexican folk mariachi tradition. May be repeated for credit. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

MUS 3721. UTSA Men's Glee Club. (0-5) 1 Credit Hour.

Open to all male students. No audition required. No previous choral experience is necessary. Many types of music are studied, and the repertoire is moderate in difficulty. May be repeated for credit. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

MUS 3731. UTSA University Band. (0-5) 1 Credit Hour.

Open to all students. No audition required. Ensemble rehearses and performs standard repertoire of concert band music. May be repeated for credit. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

MUS 3751. UTSA Symphonic Band. (0-5) 1 Credit Hour.

Open to all students by audition. Ensemble performs standard repertoire for the full symphonic band. May be repeated for credit. (Formerly MUS 3752.) Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

MUS 3761. UTSA Orchestra. (0-5) 1 Credit Hour.

Open to all students by audition. Ensemble rehearses and performs literature from the standard orchestral repertoire. May be repeated for credit. (Formerly MUS 3762.) Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

MUS 3771. Jazz Ensemble. (0-3) 1 Credit Hour.

Open to all students by audition. Ensemble specializes in the performance of the various streams of jazz and other music appropriate to stage bands, jazz ensembles, and vocal jazz groups. May be repeated for credit. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

MUS 3781. Concert Choir. (0-5) 1 Credit Hour.

Open to all students by audition. Ensemble rehearses and performs repertoire for mixed choir from all historical periods. May be repeated for credit. (Formerly MUS 3712.) Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

MUS 3791. Lyric Theatre. (0-5) 1 Credit Hour.

Open to all students by audition. The study and performance of opera and other types of musical theater from the Baroque period to the present. May be repeated for credit. (Formerly MUS 3792.) Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

MUS 3801. UTSA Marching Band. (0-5) 1 Credit Hour.

Open to all students. No audition required. Rehearses and performs music and marching drills for appearances at public events on and off campus. Participation at all performances is required in addition to regularly scheduled rehearsals. May be repeated for credit. (Formerly MUS 3802.) Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

MUS 3811. Women's Choir. (0-5) 1 Credit Hour.

Open to all female students by audition. Ensemble rehearses and performs repertoire for women’s choir from all historical periods. May be repeated for credit. (Formerly MUS 3722.) Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

MUS 3821. UTSA Wind Ensemble. (0-5) 1 Credit Hour.

Open to all students by audition. Ensemble rehearses and performs repertoire for various combinations of wind instruments. May be repeated for credit. (Formerly MUS 3742.) Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

MUS 4113. Counterpoint. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: MUS 2112, MUS 2162, and MUS 2521. Study of contrapuntal techniques of the 16th and 18th centuries. Topics include melodic line and motive, cadence, imitation, treatment of consonance and dissonance, species counterpoint, invention, canon, and fugue. Emphasis is placed on analysis and composition, with discussion of application to contemporary music. Generally offered: Fall of odd-numbered years.

MUS 4142. Composition IV. (0-0) 2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: MUS 2112, MUS 2162, MUS 2521, and MUS 3162. Composing in the larger forms for small and large ensembles and electronic media. Attendance at composition seminar is required. May be repeated for credit a maximum of two semesters. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

MUS 4153. Audio Technology III. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: MUS 3163 or consent of instructor. Advanced recording and mixing techniques, master preparation, delivery formats, synchronization, complex session planning and management, the role and responsibilities of the producer, large-scale project planning and budgeting. Students are required to complete several projects to a high professional standard. Generally offered: Fall.

MUS 4163. Topics in Music Theory. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: MUS 2112, MUS 2162, and MUS 2521. Specialized instruction in advanced music theory. Possible topics include rhythm and meter, Schenkerian analysis, advanced pitch-class set theory, pedagogy of music theory, analysis and performance, and genre, period and/or composer studies. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Generally offered: Fall of even-numbered years.

MUS 4183. Jazz Composition and Arranging. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: MUS 2183. Private study in applied jazz composition and arranging, emphasizing writing for large jazz ensemble and studio orchestra. May be repeated for credit a maximum of two semesters. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

MUS 4263. Topics in Music History. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: MUS 3213 and MUS 3223. A study of works and styles appropriate to the stylistic period of the topic. Possible topics include Middle Ages; Renaissance; Baroque Period; Classic Period; Romantic Period; Twentieth Century; and Music Practices and Styles. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

MUS 4433. Multimedia Production. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

An overview of theories, skills, and hardware and software components of current multimedia production. Topics include digital image editing, digital sound editing, vector graphics and animation, multimedia integration, and webpage development. Aspects of artistic design are also introduced. Emphasis is placed on hands-on development of useful, effective products for instructional and commercial applications. Students have the opportunity to gain a basic fluency with six programs within the Adobe Creative Cloud: Photoshop, Audition, Premiere, After Effects, Muse, and Dreamweaver. Generally offered: Fall.

MUS 4452. Marching Band Techniques. (2-1) 2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: MUS 2112, MUS 2162, and MUS 2521. A study of the repertoire, materials, instructional methods, administration, and maneuvers used by marching bands. Generally offered: Fall.

MUS 4522. Music Pedagogy for Performance Majors. (0-0) 2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: MUS 2112, MUS 2162, and MUS 2521. Survey of techniques, practices, and materials related to the development and execution of music instruction. Review of materials for beginning, intermediate, and advanced students. Topics include Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion, Guitar, Piano, and Organ. (Credit cannot be earned for both MUS 4522 and MUS 4532.) Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

MUS 4531. Vocal Pedagogy I. (1-1) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisites: MUS 2112, MUS 2162, and MUS 2521. Survey of techniques, practices, and materials related to the development of teaching of voice, including anatomy, physiology, acoustics, and the development of the human voice. Generally offered: Fall.

MUS 4532. Music Pedagogy. (2-1) 2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: MUS 2112, MUS 2162, and MUS 2521. Survey of techniques, practices, and materials related to the development and execution of music instruction. Review of materials for beginning, intermediate, and advanced students. Topics include Strings, Winds and Percussion, Guitar, Piano, and Organ. (Credit cannot be earned for both MUS 4522 and MUS 4532.) Generally offered: Fall.

MUS 4541. Vocal Pedagogy II. (1-1) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisites: MUS 2112, MUS 2162, and MUS 2521. Practical application of techniques, practices, and materials related to the development and teaching of voice, including repertoire selection, supervised teaching, applying vocal pedagogy principles to group settings, and introducing students to voice technology. Generally offered: Spring.

MUS 4543. Music Performance-Private Instruction V. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: MUS 2112, MUS 2162, MUS 2521, and successful completion of two semesters of MUS 3543 with grades of "C-" or better. Private instruction at an advanced level for students whose principal instrument is: bassoon, clarinet, contrabass, cornet, electric bass, euphonium, flute, classical guitar, harp, harpsichord, horn, oboe, organ, percussion, piano, saxophone, trombone, trumpet, tuba, viola, violin, violoncello, or voice. Attendance at area performance seminar and concurrent enrollment in an assigned University ensemble are required. May be repeated for credit for a maximum of three semesters. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

MUS 4561. Senior Recital. (0-0) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisites: MUS 2112, MUS 2162, MUS 2521, and consent of instructor. A public performance presented as a culmination of the student's private instruction. Concurrent enrollment in MUS 4543 is required of students in the Performance emphasis; concurrent enrollment in MUS 4142 is required of students in the Composition emphasis. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

MUS 4581. Chamber Music. (0-3) 1 Credit Hour.

Open to all students by audition. Designed to offer students the opportunity to gain knowledge of chamber music literature through performance of select repertoire. Possible ensembles are: Flute Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra, Chamber Singers, String Ensemble, Jazz Combo, New Music Lab, Trombone Ensemble, Tuba Ensemble, Saxophone Ensemble, Horn Ensemble, and Keyboard Ensemble. May be repeated for credit. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

MUS 4803. Seminar in Music Marketing. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: MUS 2263 and MUS 3613. An intensive, project-based study of music marketing oriented toward students’ specific career interests in the music business and/or arts management. Generally offered: Spring of even-numbered years.

MUS 4911. Independent Study. (0-0) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisites: Permission in writing (form available) of the instructor, the student's advisor, the Department Chair, and the Dean of the College in which the course is offered. Independent reading, research, discussion, and/or writing under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 semester credit hours of independent study, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor's degree.

MUS 4912. Independent Study. (0-0) 2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Permission in writing (form available) of the instructor, the student's advisor, the Department Chair, and the Dean of the College in which the course is offered. Independent reading, research, discussion, and/or writing under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 semester credit hours of independent study, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor's degree.

MUS 4913. Independent Study. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Permission in writing (form available) of the instructor, the student's advisor, the Department Chair, and the Dean of the College in which the course is offered. Independent reading, research, discussion, and/or writing under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 semester credit hours of independent study, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor'-s degree.

MUS 4933. Music Marketing Internship. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: MUS 3613 and MUS 4803. The opportunity to gain knowledge through experience in the music industry under the supervision of private business professionals. Opportunities will be developed in consultation with the faculty advisor and appropriate business professionals. Generally offered: Summer.

MUS 4951. Special Studies in Music. (1-0) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. An organized course offering the opportunity for specialized study not normally or not often available as part of the regular course offerings. Special Studies may be repeated for credit when the topics vary, but not more than 6 semester credit hours, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor's degree.

MUS 4952. Special Studies in Music. (2-0) 2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. An organized course offering the opportunity for specialized study not normally or not often available as part of the regular course offerings. Special Studies may be repeated for credit when the topics vary, but not more than 6 semester credit hours, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor's degree.

MUS 4953. Special Studies in Music. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. An organized course offering the opportunity for specialized study not normally or not often available as part of the regular course offerings. Special Studies may be repeated for credit when the topics vary, but not more than 6 semester credit hours, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor's degree. Generally offered: Fall.

MUS 4961. Music Technology Project. (0-0) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. A guided project in audio or multimedia. Students will have the opportunity to create a product that brings together knowledge of their major discipline with their specific skills in music technology. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.