Department of Music

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

Students entering the Bachelor of Music program with a Music Studies concentration may be required to satisfy additional requirements as prescribed by the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) and are advised to consult the Interdisciplinary Education Advising and Certification Center.

A diagnostic examination in music theory is given to music majors entering UTSA for the first time. This examination is given at the beginning of each semester and used as an aid in advising.

In order to declare music as a major, students must successfully audition for faculty in their principal performance area. If a student is not enrolled in Private Instruction for two consecutive long semesters (Fall or Spring), the student must re-audition for admission into the music program and for placement in an appropriate level of private instruction.

The music faculty and students support the COLFA Signature Experience through the following capstone experiences in the music studies concentration and the three undergraduate music emphases:

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 Senior Recital). 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 Senior Recital). 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 Music Marketing Internship). 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 this degree, including the Core Curriculum requirements, 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. Undergraduates seeking elementary teacher certification must complete the Interdisciplinary Studies degree.

All candidates for this degree must fulfill the Core Curriculum requirements and the music degree requirements, which are listed below. In addition, a candidate for the Bachelor of Music degree must complete the course requirements for the concentration or emphasis declared by the candidate.

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. The courses listed below satisfy both degree requirements and Core Curriculum requirements; however, if these courses are taken to satisfy both requirements, then students may need to take additional courses in order to meet the minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree.

MUS 2243 should be used to satisfy the core requirement in Creative Arts as well as a major 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
GRG 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
GRG 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 1214Design I4
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 2013Introductory Macroeconomics3
ECO 2023Introductory Microeconomics3
EGR 1343The Impact of Modern Technologies on Society3
GRG 1013Fundamentals of Geography3
GRG 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 competent 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 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.

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

Music Degree Requirements

All candidates for the Bachelor of Music degree, regardless of concentration or emphasis, must complete the following 45–47 semester credit hours of required music courses. (Note that MUS 2243 World Music in Society should also be used to satisfy Core Curriculum requirements in Creative Arts):

MUS 1102Aural Skills I2
MUS 1112Basic Skills of Music I2
MUS 1122Aural Skills II2
MUS 1132Basic Skills of Music II2
MUS 1512Music Performance-Private Instruction2
MUS 1542Music Performance-Private Instruction I2
MUS 2102Aural Skills III2
MUS 2112Aural Skills IV2
MUS 2152Basic Skills of Music III2
MUS 2162Basic Skills of Music IV2
MUS 2243World Music in Society3
MUS 2403Conducting I3
MUS 2542Music Performance-Private Instruction II (2 semesters)4
MUS 3213Music in Civilization I3
MUS 3223Music in Civilization II3
MUS 3413Psychology of Music3
MUS 3532Music Performance-Private Instruction III (2 semesters) 14
Keyboard requirement. Select one of the following options:2
Option 1: Non-Keyboard Principal Instrument
Class Piano 3
Class Piano 4
Option 2: Keyboard Principal Instrument
Functional Piano for Keyboard Principals
Total Credit Hours45
1

Music Performance Emphasis students should take MUS 3543 Music Performance-Private Instruction IV (2 semesters) instead.

Special Degree Requirements

All students pursuing the Bachelor of Music degree are required:

  • to make one recital appearance during the last semester of required study on their principal instrument; performance majors are required to make a minimum of one recital or area seminar appearance each semester on their principal instrument
  • to perform in University ensembles; specific ensemble requirements for each emphasis or concentration are outlined in the Department of Music Student Handbook (available online)
  • to meet music performance proficiency standards established for principal instruments; students not meeting those standards must repeat music performance courses until the proficiency standards have been met
  • to fulfill the recital and seminar attendance requirements as defined in the Department of Music Student Handbook.

In addition, candidates for the Bachelor of Music degree must complete the course requirements for the concentration or emphasis they declare.

Music Studies Concentration (with all-level teacher certification)

All candidates for this concentration must fulfill the Music Degree Requirements (45 hours), as well as the course requirements necessary for this concentration (49 hours). Details regarding the following requirements for each principal instrument area are available in the Department of Music Student Handbook.

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, contrabass (not electric bass), or classical guitar.

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

The principal instrument for those whose student teaching will be in elementary general music-secondary instrumental must be violin, viola, cello, contrabass, guitar, woodwind, brass or traditional percussion.

A qualifying 30-minute proficiency recital must be presented on the student’s principal instrument and approved prior to the semester of student teaching; specific requirements are outlined in the Department of Music Student Handbook.

A. Courses within the music major
1. Required music courses15-17
Wind Instrument and Percussion Principals
Conducting II (Instrumental)
Wind and Percussion Literature
Music Technology for Music Educators
Brass Instruments
Vocal Techniques for Instrumental Majors
Woodwind Instruments
Teaching Elementary Music
String Instruments
Percussion Instruments
Marching Band Techniques
String Instrument Principals
Conducting II (Instrumental)
String Literature
Music Technology for Music Educators
Brass Instruments
Vocal Techniques for Instrumental Majors
Woodwind Instruments
Teaching Elementary Music
String Instruments
Percussion Instruments
Guitar Principals (Orchestral)
Conducting II (Instrumental)
Music Technology for Music Educators
Advanced Guitar Literature
Brass Instruments
Vocal Techniques for Instrumental Majors
Woodwind Instruments
Teaching Elementary Music
String Instruments
Percussion Instruments
Guitar Principals (Choral)
Conducting II (Choral)
Diction Survey
Music Technology for Music Educators
Advanced Guitar Literature
Teaching Elementary Music
Teaching Secondary Vocal Music
Instrumental Techniques for Voice Majors
Voice and Keyboard Principals
Conducting II (Choral)
Diction Survey
Choral Literature (Renaissance to Baroque topic)
Choral Literature (Classical to 20th-Century topic)
Music Technology for Music Educators
Teaching Elementary Music
Teaching Secondary Vocal Music
Instrumental Techniques for Voice Majors
Wind and percussion students interested in teaching general music may substitute C&I 4213 Approaches to Teaching Music (Vocal) for MUS 4452 Marching Band Techniques. Students who choose this option will do half of their student teaching in an elementary general music placement and half in a middle school band placement. This option requires consultation with the student’s music advisor.
String students interested in teaching general music may substitute C&I 4213 Approaches to Teaching Music (Vocal) for the two-semester MUS 1511 Music Performance-Secondary Instrument requirement (in the section below). Students who choose this option will do half of their student teaching in an elementary general music placement and half in a secondary level orchestra placement. This option requires consultation with the student’s music advisor.
2. Additional required music performance study2-4
Wind Instrument and Percussion Principals
Music Pedagogy (Instrumental)
String Instrument Principals
Music Performance-Secondary Instrument (violin or viola) 1
Music Performance-Secondary Instrument (cello or bass)
Music Pedagogy (Instrumental)
Guitar Principals (Orchestral)
Music Performance-Secondary Instrument (strings two semesters)
Music Pedagogy (Guitar)
Guitar Principals (Choral)
Music Performance-Secondary Instrument (strings two semesters)
Music Pedagogy (Guitar)
Voice Principals
Vocal Pedagogy I
Vocal Pedagogy II
Keyboard Principals
Music Performance-Secondary Instrument (voice two semesters)
3. Three ensemble courses as assigned by the ensemble directors6
B. Professional Education courses
24 semester credit hours of professional education courses (including 6 hours of student teaching and 3 hours in a state-mandated reading course); for specific required courses, consult the Interdisciplinary Education Advising and Certification Center.24
C. Students electing the Music Studies concentration must successfully complete the pre-certification interview with the Music Studies Committee for approval to continue as a music studies major at the upper-division level.
D. Students enrolled in the Music Studies concentration must successfully complete competency tests to receive certification as specified by the Texas State Board for Educator Certification.
Total Credit Hours49
1

Secondary instrument must not be the same as principal instrument.

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 3802UTSA Marching Band (only required of wind/percussion principals) 1 2
WRC 1013Freshman Composition I (Q) (core) 3
MUS 3762, 3742, 3752, or 3731UTSA Orchestra (or UTSA Wind Ensemble, UTSA Symphonic Band, UTSA University Band) 2
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 3762, 3742, 3752, or 3731UTSA Orchestra (or UTSA Wind Ensemble, UTSA Symphonic Band, UTSA University Band) 2
IDS 2013Introduction to Learning and Teaching in a Culturally Diverse Society 3
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 2232Introduction to Guitar Literature 32
MUS 2421Class Piano 3 1
MUS 2542Music Performance-Private Instruction II 2
MUS 3431Woodwind Instruments 1
MUS 3453Teaching Elementary Music 3
MUS 3762, 3742, 3752, or 3731UTSA Orchestra (or UTSA Wind Ensemble, UTSA Symphonic Band, UTSA University Band) 2
MUS 3802UTSA Marching Band 1 (only required of wind/percussion principals)2
Spring
MUS 1511Music Performance-Secondary Instrument 41
MUS 2112Aural Skills IV 2
MUS 2162Basic Skills of Music IV 2
MUS 2243World Music in Society (core) 3
MUS 2521Class Piano 4 1
MUS 2542Music Performance-Private Instruction II 2
MUS 3471String Instruments 1
MUS 3762, 3742, 3752, or 3731UTSA Orchestra (or UTSA Wind Ensemble, UTSA Symphonic Band, UTSA University Band) 1 2
EDU 2103Social Foundations for Education in a Diverse U.S. Society 3
Summer
University core course 3
University core course 3
Third Year
Fall
MUS 2403Conducting I 3
MUS 3481Percussion Instruments 1
MUS 3532Music Performance-Private Instruction III 2
MUS 3762, 3742, 3752, or 3731UTSA Orchestra (or UTSA Wind Ensemble, UTSA Symphonic Band, UTSA University Band) 12
MUS 4452Marching Band Techniques 22
EDP 3203Learning and Development in the Secondary School Adolescent 3
University core course 3
Spring
MUS 3153Conducting II 3
MUS 3232, 3242, or 3332Wind and Percussion Literature (or String Literature, Advanced Guitar Literature) 2
MUS 3401Brass Instruments 1
MUS 3421Vocal Techniques for Instrumental Majors 1
MUS 3532Music Performance-Private Instruction III 2
MUS 3762, 3742, 3752, or 3731UTSA Orchestra (or UTSA Wind Ensemble, UTSA Symphonic Band, UTSA University Band) 12
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 41
MUS 3223Music in Civilization II 3
MUS 3312Music Technology for Music Educators 2
MUS 3413Psychology of Music 3
MUS 3762, 3742, 3752, or 3731UTSA Orchestra (or UTSA Wind Ensemble, UTSA Symphonic Band, UTSA University Band) 12
MUS 4532Music Pedagogy 2
Spring
C&I 4203Models of Teaching in the Content Areas of the Secondary School 3
MUS 3213Music in Civilization I 3
RDG 3773Reading and Writing Across the Disciplines–Secondary 3
MUS 3762, 3742, 3752, or 3731UTSA Orchestra (or Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, University Band) 12
University core course 3
Fifth Year
Fall
C&I 4716Clinical Teaching: All Level EC–12 6
 Total Credit Hours: 133.0
1

Special degree requirement. Not included in total degree hours. 

2

Only required of Wind/Percussion principals.  Wind and percussion students interested in teaching general music may substitute C&I 4213 (Vocal) for MUS 4452

3

Only required of guitar principals. Special degree requirement. Not included in total degree hours.  

4

Only required of String and Guitar principals. 

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
WRC 1013Freshman Composition I (Q) (core) 3
MUS 3712 or 3722Concert Choir (or Women's Choir) 2
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 3712 or 3722Concert Choir (or Women's Choir) 2
IDS 2013Introduction to Learning and Teaching in a Culturally Diverse Society 3
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 2232Introduction to Guitar Literature 52
MUS 2421Class Piano 3 21
MUS 2542Music Performance-Private Instruction II 2
MUS 3712 or 3722Concert Choir (or Women's Choir) 12
University core course 3
Spring
MUS 2112Aural Skills IV 2
MUS 2162Basic Skills of Music IV 2
MUS 2243World Music in Society (core) 3
MUS 2403Conducting I 3
MUS 2521Class Piano 4 21
MUS 2542Music Performance-Private Instruction II 2
MUS 3712 or 3722Concert Choir (or Women's Choir) 2
University core course 3
Summer
University core course 3
University core course 3
Third Year
Fall
MUS 3272Choral Literature 32
MUS 3453Teaching Elementary Music 3
MUS 3532Music Performance-Private Instruction III 2
MUS 3712 or 3722Concert Choir 1 (or Women's Choir)2
EDP 3203Learning and Development in the Secondary School Adolescent 3
University core course 3
Spring
MUS 3153Conducting II 3
MUS 3463Teaching Secondary Vocal Music 3
MUS 3491Instrumental Techniques for Voice Majors 1
MUS 3413Psychology of Music 3
MUS 3532Music Performance-Private Instruction III 2
MUS 3712 or 3722Concert Choir (or Women's Choir) 12
Summer
University core course 3
University core course 3
Fourth Year
Fall
C&I 4213Approaches to Teaching Music 3
MUS 3213Music in Civilization I 3
MUS 3272Choral Literature 32
MUS 3312Music Technology for Music Educators 2
MUS 4531Vocal Pedagogy I 41
RDG 3773Reading and Writing Across the Disciplines–Secondary 3
MUS 3712 or 3722Concert Choir (or Women's Choir) 12
Spring
C&I 4203Models of Teaching in the Content Areas of the Secondary School 3
MUS 3223Music in Civilization II 3
MUS 3712 or 3722Concert Choir (or Women's Choir) 12
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
1

Special degree requirement. Not included in total degree hours.

2

Piano principals will substitute one semester of MUS 1552

3

Guitar principals will substitute one semester of MUS 3332 and two semesters of MUS 1511.

4

Guitar principals will substitute one semester of MUS 4532. Keyboard principals will substitute two semesters of MUS 1511.

5

Only required of guitar principals. Special degree requirement. Not included in total degree hours.

Composition Emphasis

All candidates for this emphasis must fulfill the Music Degree Requirements (45 hours), as well as the course requirements necessary for this emphasis (46 hours).

A. Required music performance courses
1. Approved secondary instrument(s)2
2. Ensemble as assigned by the ensemble directors, as outlined in the Department of Music Student Handbook8
B. Required composition lessons
MUS 1141Beginning Composition1
MUS 2141Composition II (2 semesters)2
MUS 3162Composition III (2 semesters)4
MUS 4142Composition IV (2 semesters)4
C. Additional approved upper-level music theory, history, and technology courses
Select 15 additional semester credit hours from the following courses, with advisor approval15
Digital Music Production
Introduction to Electronic and Computer Music
Analysis of Twentieth-Century Music
Orchestration
Music Since 1900
Counterpoint
Topics in Music Theory
D. Electives
Select 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 include German, French, or Italian. Guitar principals must elect MUS 2232 Introduction to Guitar Literature.9
E. Students electing the Composition emphasis must interview with the Composition Committee for approval to pursue the emphasis at the upper-division level.
F. Senior Recital is required of all students in the Composition emphasis
MUS 4561Senior Recital1
The student’s senior recital shall include a selection of the student’s compositions totaling a minimum of 30 minutes. The student will submit completed musical scores representing a majority of the proposed recital program to an examining committee the semester before that of the recital. The examining committee shall determine the acceptability of the recital program.
Total Credit Hours46

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
Major ensemble 2
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
Major ensemble 2
WRC 1023Freshman Composition II (Q) (core) 3
University core math course 3
Summer
University core math 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
Major ensemble 2
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) 3
MUS 2521Class Piano 4 11
MUS 2542Music Performance-Private Instruction II 2
Major ensemble 22
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
Upper-level music theory/history course 3
MUS 4581Chamber Music 1
Elective 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
Upper-level music theory/history course 3
MUS 4581Chamber Music 1
University core course 3
Summer
University core course 3
Fourth Year
Fall
MUS 3413Psychology of Music 3
Upper-level music theory/history course 3
MUS 4142Composition IV 2
MUS 4581Chamber Music 21
Elective 3
University core course 3
Spring
MUS 3013 or 3123Digital Music Production (or Introduction to Electronic and Computer Music) 3
Upper-level music theory/history course 3
MUS 4142Composition IV 2
MUS 4561Senior Recital 1
Elective 3
University core course 3
 Total Credit Hours: 130.0
1

Keyboard principals will substitute one semester of MUS 1552 and two credits selected from MUS 1511, MUS 1512, and MUS 1531.

2

Special degree requirement. Not counted in total degree hours.

Music Performance Emphasis

All candidates for this emphasis must fulfill the music degree requirements (47 hours), as well as the course requirements necessary for this emphasis (44 hours).

A. Required music performance courses
1. Private Instruction in principal instrument (this is in addition to the 14 hours of Private Instruction in the music degree requirements):
MUS 4543Music Performance-Private Instruction V (2 semesters)6
2. Approved secondary instrument(s)2
3. Select 8 semester credit hours of ensemble courses as assigned by the ensemble directors, as outlined in the Department of Music Student Handbook8
B. Digital Music Production
MUS 3013Digital Music Production (Required for all music performance majors except voice principals)3
C. Approved upper-level music theory courses
Select 6 semester credit hours of approved upper-level music theory courses from the following. Wind, percussion, and string principals must choose MUS 3143 Orchestration. 6
Analysis of Twentieth-Century Music
Orchestration
Counterpoint
Topics in Music Theory
D. Approved music literature courses in the student’s principal performance area
Select 4 semester credit hours of approved music literature courses in the student's principal performance area4
E. Approved music pedagogy courses in the student’s principal performance area
Select 2 semester credit hours of approved music pedagogy courses in the student’s principal performance area2
F. Free electives
For all music performance emphasis students except voice principals, 12 semester credit hours of free electives are required. Vocal Principals are required to use these 12 semester credit hours to satisfy the diction and language requirements as detailed in the Department of Music Student Handbook.12
G. Students electing the Performance emphasis must be approved by the appropriate qualifying committee for approval to pursue the emphasis at the upper-division level; requirements for each area are specified in the Department of Music Student Handbook
H. A senior recital approximately one hour in length must be presented and approved by the appropriate recital committee
MUS 4561Senior Recital1
Total Credit Hours44

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 1
MUS 3762, 3742, 3752, or 3731UTSA Orchestra (or UTSA Wind Ensemble, UTSA Symphonic Band, UTSA University Band) 2
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 1
MUS 3762, 3742, 3752, or 3731UTSA Orchestra (or UTSA Wind Ensemble, UTSA Symphonic Band, UTSA University Band) 2
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 1
MUS 2542Music Performance-Private Instruction II 2
MUS 3762, 3742, 3752, or 3731UTSA Orchestra (or UTSA Wind Ensemble, UTSA Symphonic Band, UTSA University Band) 2
University core course 3
Spring
MUS 2112Aural Skills IV 2
MUS 2162Basic Skills of Music IV 2
MUS 2243World Music in Society (core) 3
MUS 2521Class Piano 4 1
MUS 2542Music Performance-Private Instruction II 2
MUS 3762, 3742, 3752, or 3731UTSA Orchestra (or UTSA Wind Ensemble, UTSA Symphonic Band, UTSA University Band) 2
University core course 3
Summer
University core course 3
University core course 3
Third Year
Fall
MUS 3013Digital Music Production 3
MUS 3213 or 3223Music in Civilization I (or Music in Civilization II) 3
MUS 3543Music Performance-Private Instruction IV 3
MUS 3762, 3742, 3752, or 3731UTSA Orchestra (or UTSA Wind Ensemble, UTSA Symphonic Band, UTSA University Band) 12
MUS 4581Chamber Music 11
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 3762, 3742, 3752, or 3731UTSA Orchestra (or UTSA Wind Ensemble, UTSA Symphonic Band, UTSA University Band) 12
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 4532Music Pedagogy (Strings or Wind/Percussion) 2
MUS 4543Music Performance-Private Instruction V 3
MUS 3762, 3742, 3752, or 3731UTSA Orchestra (or UTSA Wind Ensemble, UTSA Symphonic Band, UTSA University Band) 12
Elective 3
Spring
MUS 3342 or 3352Wind and Percussion Literature for Performance Majors or Literature for String Performance Majors2
MUS 4543Music Performance-Private Instruction V 3
Upper-level music theory course 3
MUS 4561Senior Recital 1
MUS 3762, 3742, 3752, or 3731UTSA Orchestra (or UTSA Wind Ensemble, UTSA Symphonic Band, UTSA University Band) 12
University core course 3
 Total Credit Hours: 130.0
1

Special degree requirement. Credit hours may be counted toward electives.

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
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
University core math course 3
Major ensemble 2
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) 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 3013Digital Music Production 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
Upper-level theory course 3
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
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
Upper-level theory course 3
MUS 4543Music Performance-Private Instruction V 3
MUS 4561Senior Recital 1
Elective 3
Elective 3
University core 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 1
MUS 3511Diction for Singers 1
MUS 3712 or 3722Concert Choir (or Women's Choir) 2
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 1
MUS 3511Diction for Singers 1
MUS 3712 or 3722Concert Choir (or Women's Choir) 2
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) 3
MUS 2421Class Piano 3 1
MUS 2542Music Performance-Private Instruction II 2
MUS 3511Diction for Singers 1
MUS 3712 or 3722Concert Choir (or Women's Choir) 2
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 1
MUS 2542Music Performance-Private Instruction II 2
MUS 3511Diction for Singers 1
MUS 3712 or 3722Concert Choir (or Women's Choir) 12
University core course 3
Summer
University core course 3
University core course 3
Third Year
Fall
MUS 3213 or 3223Music in Civilization I (or Music in Civilization II) 3
MUS 3543Music Performance-Private Instruction IV 3
MUS 3712 or 3722Concert Choir (or Women's Choir) 12
MUS 4531Vocal Pedagogy I 1
ITL 1014, FRN 1014, or GER 1014Elementary Italian I (or Elementary French I, Elementary German I) 4
University core course 3
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 3712 or 3722Concert Choir (or Women's Choir) 12
MUS 4541Vocal Pedagogy II 1
University core course 3
Summer
University core course 3
Fourth Year
Fall
MUS 3292Operatic Literature 2
Upper-level music theory course 3
MUS 3712 or 3722Concert Choir (or Women's Choir) 12
MUS 3792Lyric Theatre 2
MUS 4543Music Performance-Private Instruction V 3
FRN 1014, ITL 1014, or GER 1014Elementary French I (or Elementary Italian I, Elementary German I) 4
Spring
MUS 3282Vocal Literature 2
Upper-level theory course 3
MUS 3712 or 3722Concert Choir (or Women's Choir) 12
MUS 4543Music Performance-Private Instruction V 3
MUS 4561Senior Recital 1
FRN 1024, GER 1024, or ITL 1024Elementary French II (or Elementary German II, Elementary Italian II) 4
 Total Credit Hours: 130.0
1

Special degree requirement. Not included in total degree hours.

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 1
WRC 1013Freshman Composition I (Q) (core) 3
Major ensemble 2
Spring
MUS 1122Aural Skills II 2
MUS 1132Basic Skills of Music II 2
MUS 1542Music Performance-Private Instruction I 2
MUS 1621Class Piano 2 1
WRC 1023Freshman Composition II (Q) (core) 3
University core math course 3
Major ensemble 2
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 1
MUS 2542Music Performance-Private Instruction II 2
Major ensemble 2
University core course 3
Spring
MUS 2112Aural Skills IV 2
MUS 2162Basic Skills of Music IV 2
MUS 2243World Music in Society (core) 3
MUS 2521Class Piano 4 1
MUS 2542Music Performance-Private Instruction II 2
Major ensemble 2
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 11
University core course 3
Spring
MUS 3223 or 3213Music in Civilization II (or Music in Civilization I) 3
Upper-level theory course 3
MUS 3543Music Performance-Private Instruction IV 3
MUS 4581Chamber Music 11
Elective 3
University core course 3
Summer
University core course 3
Fourth Year
Fall
MUS 3013Digital Music Production 3
Upper-level theory course 3
MUS 4532Music Pedagogy 2
MUS 4543Music Performance-Private Instruction V 3
Elective 3
University core course 3
Spring
MUS 3413Psychology of Music 3
MUS 4543Music Performance-Private Instruction V 3
MUS 4561Senior Recital 1
MUS 4581Chamber Music 11
Elective 3
University core course 3
 Total Credit Hours: 130.0
1

Special degree requirement. Credit hours may be counted toward electives.

Music Marketing Emphasis 

All candidates for this emphasis must fulfill the Music Degree Requirements (45 hours), as well as the course requirements necessary for this emphasis (46 hours).

A. Required music performance courses
1. Approved secondary instrument(s)2
2. Select 8 semester credit hours of ensemble coursework as assigned by the ensemble directors, as outlined in the Department of Music Student Handbook8
B. Required music marketing courses
1. Music marketing introductory course
MUS 2263Introduction to the Music Industry3
or MUS 2273 Introduction to Music Nonprofit Organizations
2. Required music marketing courses:
MUS 3613Entrepreneurship in Music3
MUS 4803Seminar in Music Marketing3
MUS 4933Music Marketing Internship3
C. Select 24 credits of approved business, music, music technology, or music marketing courses
At least 12 hours of which must be outside of music. Except for ACC 2013, ECO 2013, and ECO 2023, these must be upper-level courses. A list of suggested courses that fulfill this part of the degree is available in the Department of Music Student Handbook. 124
D. Students electing the Music Marketing emphasis must interview with the Music Marketing Committee for approval to pursue the emphasis at the upper-division level
Total Credit Hours46
1

The College of Business sets prerequisites for all business coursework and changes prerequisites at its discretion. Business prerequisites are not necessarily included in this degree plan either as part of the academic core or the music marketing coursework. Consequently, before planning to take a specific business class, students should consult the catalog and meet with their advisor to determine whether they have met the prerequisites for that class.

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
Major ensemble 2
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
Major ensemble 2
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) 3
MUS 2263 or 2273Introduction to the Music Industry 3
MUS 2421Class Piano 3 11
MUS 2542Music Performance-Private Instruction II 2
Major ensemble 2
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
Major ensemble 22
University core course 3
Summer
University core course 3
Third Year
Fall
MUS 3213 or 3223Music in Civilization I (or Music in Civilization II) 3
MUS 3532Music Performance-Private Instruction III 2
Major ensemble 22
Approved business or music course 3
Approved business or music course 3
University core course 3
Spring
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
Major ensemble 22
Approved business or music course 3
Approved business or music course 3
Summer
University core course 3
Fourth Year
Fall
MUS 3413Psychology of Music 3
MUS 4581Chamber Music 1
Approved business or music course 3
Approved business or music course 3
University core course 3
University core course 3
Spring
MUS 4581Chamber Music (or major ensemble) 1
MUS 4803Seminar in Music Marketing 3
Approved business or music course 3
Approved business or music course 3
University core course 3
University core course 3
Summer
MUS 4933Music Marketing Internship 3
 Total Credit Hours: 130.0
1

Keyboard principals will substitute one semester of MUS 1552 and two credits hours selected from MUS 1511, MUS 1512, and MUS 1531.

2

Special degree requirement. Not included in total degree hours.

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 Bachelor of Arts degree in Music must fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements in the same manner as other students. The course listed below will satisfy both a degree requirement and a Core Curriculum requirement; however, if this course is taken to satisfy both requirements, then students may need to take an additional course in order to meet the minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree.

MUS 2243 should be used to satisfy the core requirement in Creative Arts as well as a major 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
GRG 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
GRG 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 1214Design I4
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 2013Introductory Macroeconomics3
ECO 2023Introductory Microeconomics3
EGR 1343The Impact of Modern Technologies on Society3
GRG 1013Fundamentals of Geography3
GRG 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 competent 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 Arts degree in Music must successfully complete the following Gateway Courses 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.

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

Music Degree Requirements

All candidates for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Music must complete the following 30 semester credit hours of required music courses. (Note that MUS 2243 World Music in Society should be used to satisfy Core Curriculum requirements in Creative Arts):

MUS 1102Aural Skills I2
MUS 1112Basic Skills of Music I2
MUS 1122Aural Skills II2
MUS 1132Basic Skills of Music II2
MUS 2001Concert Music (2 semesters)2
MUS 2102Aural Skills III2
MUS 2112Aural Skills IV2
MUS 2152Basic Skills of Music III2
MUS 2162Basic Skills of Music IV2
MUS 2243World Music in Society3
MUS 3013Digital Music Production3
MUS 3213Music in Civilization I3
MUS 3223Music in Civilization II3
Total Credit Hours30
A. Select 6 semester credit hours of the following music literature and culture courses6
Introduction to Guitar Literature
Introduction to the Music Industry
Introduction to Music Nonprofit Organizations
American Roots Music
History and Styles of Jazz
History and Styles of Rock
The Music of Latin America and the Caribbean
Music and Film
Wind and Percussion Literature
String Literature
Topics in Music Literature
Music Since 1900
Choral Literature
Vocal Literature
Operatic Literature
Keyboard Literature
Advanced Guitar Literature
Psychology of Music
Entrepreneurship in Music
B. Select 9 semester credit hours of music theory, analysis, and technology courses, of which 6 semester credit hours must be at the upper-division level:9
Introduction to Improvisation
Jazz Skills
Conducting I
Audio Technology I
Introduction to Electronic and Computer Music
Analysis of Twentieth-Century Music
Orchestration
Conducting II
Audio Technology II
Counterpoint
Advanced Improvisation
Audio Technology III
Topics in Music Theory
Jazz Composition and Arranging
Multimedia Production
C. Select 10-14 semester credit hours of music performance courses as follows:10-14
Class Piano 1
Class Piano 2
(Keyboard Principals must take MUS 1552 Functional Piano for Keyboard Principals.)
Private Instruction (4 semester credit hours)
Music Performance-Private Instruction
Music Performance-Private Instruction I
Ensemble (4-8 semester credit hours)
Four semesters as assigned by the ensemble directors, to include at least two semesters of Directed Ensemble (1–2 hours per semester). Details for ensemble requirements are listed in the Department of Music Student Handbook.
D. Electives
Select 22-26 semester credit hours of non-music electives, of which 6 semester credit hours must be at the upper-division level. Courses are chosen in consultation with the student’s advisor.22-26
Total Credit Hours47-55

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
Major ensemble 2
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
Major ensemble 2
University core math course 3
Second Year
Fall
MUS 2001Concert Music 1
MUS 2102Aural Skills III 2
MUS 2152Basic Skills of Music III 2
MUS 2243World Music in Society (core and major) 3
Major ensemble 2
University core course 3
University core course 3
Spring
MUS 2001Concert Music 1
MUS 2112Aural Skills IV 2
MUS 2162Basic Skills of Music IV 2
MUS 3013Digital Music Production 3
Non-music elective 3
University core course 3
Third Year
Fall
MUS 3213 or 3223Music in Civilization I (or Music in Civilization II) 3
Music theory/analysis/tech course 3
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
Music literature/culture course 3
Music theory/analysis/tech course 3
Non-music elective 3
University core course 3
Fourth Year
Fall
Music Theory/Analysis/Technology course 3
Non-music elective 3
Non-music elective 3
University core course 3
University core course 3
Spring
Music Theory/Analysis/Technology course 3
Non-music elective 3
Non-music elective 3
University core course 3
University core course 3
 Total Credit Hours: 120.0
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Keyboard principals will substitute one semester of MUS 1552

Minor in Dance

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

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 for an approved substitution to DAN 2013, DAN 2213 or DAN 2113.

Minor in Music

To declare a Minor in Music, students must first interview with a Music Department advisor.

All students pursuing the Minor in Music must complete 21 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 courses
MUS 1102Aural Skills I2
MUS 1112Basic Skills of Music I2
MUS 1122Aural Skills II2
MUS 1132Basic Skills of Music II2
B. Select 3 semester credit hours of the following:3
Class Piano 1
Class Voice
Class Piano 2
Jazz Skills
World Music in Society
Introduction to the Music Industry
Introduction to Music Nonprofit Organizations
Conducting I
Beginning Guitar
Intermediate Guitar
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. Select 6 semester credit hours of the following:6
Digital Music Production
Audio Technology I
Introduction to Electronic and Computer Music
Teaching Elementary Music
Music and the Internet
Entrepreneurship in Music
D. Two semesters (a minimum of 2 semester credit hours) of Music Ensemble, as assigned2
F. Concert Music
MUS 2001Concert Music (2 semesters)2
Total Credit Hours21

Certificate in Jazz Studies

The Certificate in Jazz Studies is intended for music majors who have an interest in jazz performance, improvisation and arranging, and who are pursuing an undergraduate degree in music. The Certificate is granted upon graduation from the University.

Students pursuing the Certificate in Jazz Studies must complete a minimum of 16 semester credit hours, including the following courses:

MUS 2132Introduction to Improvisation2
MUS 2183Jazz Skills3
MUS 2663History and Styles of Jazz3
MUS 3583Advanced Improvisation3
MUS 3771Jazz Ensemble (1 hour per semester, may be repeated for credit)1
MUS 4183Jazz Composition and Arranging3
MUS 4581Chamber Music (Jazz combo) (1 hour per semester, may be repeated for credit)1
Total Credit Hours16

Certificate in Music Technology

The Certificate in Music Technology is designed primarily for UTSA students who have an active interest in music technology and are currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in any UTSA discipline. Students in disciplines outside of music will be accepted into the program with approval from the program director. The Certificate is granted upon graduation from the University.

Students can declare their intention to participate in the certificate program at any time before or during the first two courses, MUS 3013 Digital Music Production or MUS 3103 Audio Technology I. Acceptance is provisional. Exemplary performance in these two courses is required to continue with full acceptance in the upper level of the program. At that point, certificate students begin to receive more individualized training and attention in the remaining courses.

All students pursuing the Certificate in Music Technology must complete the following 16 semester credit hours. Substitutions must be approved by the Music Technology Committee.

MUS 3013Digital Music Production3
MUS 3103Audio Technology I3
MUS 3123Introduction to Electronic and Computer Music3
MUS 3163Audio Technology II3
MUS 4433Multimedia Production3
MUS 4961Music Technology Project1
Total Credit Hours16

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.

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. 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.

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.).

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.) 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.

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.).

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.

Music (MUS) Courses

MUS 1102. Aural Skills I. (2-0) 2 Credit Hours. (TCCN = MUSI 1216)

Enrollment is limited to music majors and minors. Offers the opportunity for training in sight-singing, aural skills, and keyboard application. Should be taken concurrently with MUS 1112. May not be attempted more than three times. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

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

Enrollment is limited to music majors and minors. A survey of fundamentals and concepts of music. Emphasis on rudiments and melody, with an introduction to harmony. Materials from a variety of style periods are studied. Should be taken concurrently with MUS 1102. May not be attempted more than three times. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

MUS 1122. Aural Skills II. (2-0) 2 Credit Hours. (TCCN = MUSI 1217)

Prerequisite: MUS 1102 or the equivalent. Enrollment is limited to music majors and minors. Offers the opportunity to continue training in sight-singing and aural skills, with emphasis on rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic materials. Should be taken concurrently with MUS 1132. May not be attempted more than three times. Generally offered: Spring, Summer.

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

Prerequisite: MUS 1112 or the equivalent. Enrollment is limited to music majors and minors. Offers the opportunity for development of harmonic analytical and writing skills. Analytical techniques are applied to music from a variety of style periods, and includes an introduction to small forms. May not be attempted more than three times. Generally offered: Spring, Summer.

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

Prerequisites: MUS 1102 and MUS 1112 or their equivalents. An introduction to the fundamentals and techniques of composition, including development of listening skills, notation, and improvisational aspects of generating original creative ideas. Seminar attendance is required.

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

Enrollment is limited to music majors. Placement by audition. 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. Placement by audition. Private instruction for all first-semester students, both freshmen and transfer students, desiring to or required to study the following instruments: 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. Students must earn a grade of “C-” or higher to progress to MUS 1542. Concurrent enrollment in an assigned University ensemble is required. 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. May be repeated for credit. 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 or placement by audition. Limited to music majors. Private instruction for students desiring to or required to study the following instruments: 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 a maximum of three 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 or consent of instructor. Offers the opportunity for development of keyboard skills, harmonization, transposition, and improvisation of accompaniments to melodies, sight-reading, score reading, and multiple-part reading.

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

Prerequisite: MUS 1521 or the equivalent. 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. Concert Music. (1-0) 1 Credit Hour.

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

MUS 2102. Aural Skills III. (2-0) 2 Credit Hours. (TCCN = MUSI 2216)

Prerequisite: MUS 1122 or the equivalent. Enrollment is limited to music majors. Offers the opportunity to continue training in sight-singing and aural skills, with emphasis on rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic materials applied to the literature and theory drawn from MUS 2152. Should be taken concurrently with MUS 2152. May not be attempted more than three times. Generally offered: Fall.

MUS 2112. Aural Skills IV. (2-0) 2 Credit Hours. (TCCN = MUSI 2217)

Prerequisite: MUS 2102 or the equivalent. Enrollment is limited to music majors. Application of skills to materials drawn from MUS 2162 Basic Skills of Music IV. Should be taken concurrently with MUS 2162. May not be attempted more than three times. Generally offered: Spring, Summer.

MUS 2122. Aural Skills Review. (2-0) 2 Credit Hours.

Review of aural skills materials for incoming transfer students and other music majors. 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. (TCCN = MUSI 1263)

Prerequisites: Music major status or concurrent enrollment in MUS 3771 or MUS 4581: Jazz Combos. 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 three semesters. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

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

Prerequisites: MUS 1102, MUS 1112, and MUS 1141. Private study of the fundamentals of composition through small forms. Seminar attendance is required. May be repeated for credit. (Formerly MUS 2142. Credit cannot be earned for both MUS 2141 and MUS 2142.).

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

Prerequisite: MUS 1132 or the equivalent. Enrollment is limited to music majors. A survey of the chromatic materials of music with an emphasis on writing and analytical skills. Includes an introduction to large-scale form. 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 or the equivalent. Enrollment is limited to music majors. The continued study of chromatic materials of music, large-scale forms, and an introduction to analytical techniques for early 20th-century music. Should be taken concurrently with MUS 2112. May not be attempted more than three times. Generally offered: Spring, Summer.

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

Prerequisite: MUS 2162 or the equivalent. Review of tonal analysis for incoming transfer students and other music majors. 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 their equivalents. 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.

Prerequisite: Music major status. 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.

MUS 2243. World Music in Society. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = MUSI 1307)

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.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor required for non-music majors. A survey of the various structures and facets of the modern American 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 Nonprofit Organizations. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor required for non-music majors or non-music minors. An introduction to the world of nonprofit music organizations, with an emphasis on classical music presentation. Focused on strategies of management, financial structuring, artistic direction, and marketing, primarily within the context of opera companies, symphony orchestras, ballet companies, and chamber music organizations. Includes an examination of the challenges of audience development and discussion of classical music's role in contemporary society.

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

Prerequisite: MUS 1132 or the equivalent. Fundamentals of beat patterns, score mechanics and score reading, regular and irregular meters, gesture design, left-hand cueing, and rehearsal techniques. Instrumental Music Laboratory attendance may be required. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

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

Prerequisite: MUS 1621 or the equivalent. 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.

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

Prerequisite: MUS 2421 or the equivalent. 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: MUS 1542 or placement by audition. Enrollment is limited to music majors. Private instruction for students desiring to or required to study the following instruments: 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 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 will be 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 or the equivalent. Designed primarily for the non-Music major. Continued study of rudimentary classical guitar repertoire and basic elements of classical guitar technique.

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 will include music reading, rhythmic notation, intervals, scales, triads, and key signatures. 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 selected from and representative of the musical traditions of the Western world. Includes background information on social setting and function, historical importance, aesthetics, and composers’ 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. (TCCN = MUSI 1307)

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. (Formerly MUS 1213. Credit cannot be earned for both MUS 2693 and MUS 1213.).

MUS 2743. Music and Film. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = MUSI 1306)

A survey of the evolving role of music in film. Students will have the opportunity to develop an understanding of how film music is created, manufactured, and consumed by exploring various creative, technological, industrial, economic, historical, social, and cultural factors. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Creative Arts.

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

Survey of concepts and development of skills related to current computer-based music production. Topics include MIDI and audio sequencing, tonal synthesis, acoustics, digital audio editing, sound processing, basic live recording, and music distribution. This is the entry course for UTSA’s Certificate in Music Technology program. (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.

Fundamental concepts of digital and analog audio recording. Topics will include a historical survey of audio technology, critical listening, terminology, digital audio systems, signal flow, microphone selection and placement, techniques for live stereo recording, basic processing and effects, and an introduction to current standard workflows for recording, editing, and mixing. (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 and MUS 2162, or their equivalents. 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.

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

Prerequisites: MUS 2112 and MUS 2162, or their equivalents. Applied instrumentation emphasizing idiomatic scoring for various orchestral and wind combinations with an approach to writing for full orchestra and symphonic band.

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

Prerequisites: MUS 2112, MUS 2162, and MUS 2403, or their equivalents. Offers the opportunity for continued training in conducting, emphasizing score reading, rehearsal techniques, expressive conducting, score interpretation, and repertoire. Topics include Choral Conducting and Instrumental Conducting. For instrumental topic, Instrumental Music Laboratory attendance may be required. (Formerly MUS 2413. Credit cannot be earned for both MUS 3153 and MUS 2413.).

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

Prerequisites: MUS 2112, MUS 2141, and MUS 2162. Private study in applied composition, with emphasis on expansion of musical materials to larger forms. Seminar attendance is required. May be repeated for credit. Generally offered: Spring.

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

Prerequisite: MUS 3103 or consent of instructor. 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; automation and mixing. The course emphasizes hands-on application of learned concepts in a studio environment.

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

Prerequisites: MUS 2112 and MUS 2162, or their equivalents. 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 and MUS 2162, or their equivalents. 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 and MUS 2162. A study of music 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 and MUS 2162. A study of music literature and analysis at an advanced level in such topics as orchestral literature, both string and full orchestra, as well as chamber music and solo repertoire. 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 3252. Topics in Music Literature. (2-1) 2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: MUS 2112 and MUS 2162. A study of music literature at an advanced level. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. (Formerly titled “Advanced Studies in Music Literature and Analysis.”).

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

Prerequisites: MUS 2112 and MUS 2162. 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.

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

Prerequisites: MUS 2112 and MUS 2162. 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 and MUS 2162. 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.

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

Prerequisites: MUS 2112 and MUS 2162. A study of the historical significance and literature of the opera form from its precursors through the present time.

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

Prerequisite: 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: Summer.

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

Prerequisites: MUS 2112 and MUS 2162. 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.

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

Prerequisites: MUS 2112, MUS 2232, and MUS 2162. 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.

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

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

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

Prerequisites: MUS 2112 and MUS 2162. 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 and Chamber Literature, and Orchestral Literature. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

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

Prerequisite: MUS 1132 or the equivalent. Enrollment is limited to music majors. A study of playing techniques, selection of materials, and maintenance of brass instruments. Instrumental Music Laboratory attendance may be required. Generally offered: Fall.

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

Prerequisites: MUS 2112 and MUS 2162. An approach to the foundations of music from different disciplinary perspectives. Focuses on music in contemporary society; current research from anthropology, biology, psychology, sociology, philosophy and aesthetics, economics, and ethics will be presented. (Formerly titled "Foundations of Music.").

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

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 majors with the opportunity to develop experience and familiarity with vocal music. Generally offered: Spring.

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

Prerequisite: MUS 1132 or the equivalent. Enrollment is limited to music majors. A study of the playing techniques and instructional methods of woodwind instruments. Instrumental Music Laboratory attendance may be 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 music as they relate to children. (Formerly titled “Music Studies I.”) Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

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

Prerequisites: MUS 2112 and MUS 2152. Enrollment is limited to music majors. Designed to develop skills necessary to teach secondary level vocal and general music. (Formerly titled “Music Studies II.”).

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

Prerequisite: MUS 1132 or the equivalent. Enrollment is limited to music majors. A study of playing techniques, pedagogy, selection of materials, and maintenance of string instruments. Instrumental Music Laboratory attendance may be required. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

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

Prerequisite: MUS 1132 or the equivalent. Enrollment is limited to music majors. A study of playing techniques, pedagogy, selection of materials, and maintenance of percussion instruments. Instrumental Music Laboratory attendance may be required. Generally offered: Fall.

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

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 meet the needs of voice majors to have the opportunity to develop experience and familiarity with orchestral and band instruments. Instrumental Music Laboratory may be required. Generally offered: Spring.

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

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

MUS 3523. Music and the Internet. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: MUS 1122, MUS 1132, MUS 2263, or their equivalents. Enrollment is limited to music majors and minors. A study of the history and impact of the internet in the contemporary music world, with an emphasis on online alternatives to traditional structures of music distribution. Topics could include issues of copyright infringement, technological challenges to music ownership, and an overview of the development of online music.

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

Prerequisites: MUS 2112 and MUS 2162, and successful completion of two semesters of MUS 2542 or placement by audition. Enrollment is limited to music majors. Private instruction for students desiring to or required to study the following instruments: bassoon, clarinet, contrabass, cornet, flute, classical guitar, electric bass, euphonium, 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 a maximum of three semesters. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

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

Prerequisites: MUS 2112 and MUS 2162, and successful completion of two semesters of MUS 2542 or placement by audition. 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 in bassoon, clarinet, contrabass, cornet, 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 a maximum of three semesters. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

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

Prerequisites: MUS 2132 and MUS 2183, or their equivalents. 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. Laboratory attendance may be required. Generally offered: Spring.

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

Prerequisite: MUS 2263. Open to music majors and minors only. 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. (Formerly titled “American Music and Culture.”).

MUS 3701. Chamber Singers. (0-3) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor by audition. An ensemble specializing in the performance of outstanding chamber choral music from the Middle Ages to the present. Previous musical experience and reading ability required. The ensemble performs on and off campus. May be repeated for credit. (Formerly titled "Madrigal Singers.") Generally offered: Fall.

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 3712. Concert Choir. (0-5) 2 Credit Hours.

Open to all students by audition. Select mixed ensemble open to all students by audition. This groups performs a variety of repertoire from all historical periods. May be repeated for credit. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

MUS 3721. UTSA Men's Glee Club. (0-3) 1 Credit Hour.

Open to all male students without audition. No previous choral experience is necessary. Many types of music are studied, and the repertoire is moderate in difficulty. May be repeated for credit. (Formerly titled “UTSA Chorus.”) Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

MUS 3722. Women's Choir. (0-5) 2 Credit Hours.

Open to all female students by audition. Select women's ensemble open to all students by audition. This group performs a variety of repertoire from all historical periods. May be repeated for credit. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

MUS 3731. UTSA University Band. (0-3) 1 Credit Hour.

Open to all students by audition. Ensemble rehearses and performs standard repertoire of concert band music. May be repeated for credit. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

MUS 3741. Chamber Orchestra. (0-3) 1 Credit Hour.

Open to all string students by audition. This ensemble will study, rehearse, and perform literature from the string orchestra repertoire. May be repeated for credit. Generally offered: Fall.

MUS 3742. UTSA Wind Ensemble. (0-5) 2 Credit Hours.

Open to all students by audition. The wind ensemble studies, rehearses, and performs the repertoire for various combinations of wind instruments. May be repeated for credit. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

MUS 3752. UTSA Symphonic Band. (0-5) 2 Credit Hours.

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

MUS 3762. UTSA Orchestra. (0-5) 2 Credit Hours.

Open to all students by audition. The UTSA Orchestra studies, rehearses, and performs literature from the standard orchestral repertoire. May be repeated for credit. (Formerly MUS 3761.) 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 3792. Lyric Theatre. (0-5) 2 Credit Hours.

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 titled "Opera Workshop.") Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

MUS 3802. UTSA Marching Band. (0-5) 2 Credit Hours.

Open to all students by audition. 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 3801.) Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

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

Prerequisites: MUS 2112 and MUS 2162, or their equivalents. 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. (Formerly titled “Composition with Contrapuntal Techniques.”).

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

Prerequisites: MUS 2112, MUS 2162, and MUS 3162, or consent of instructor. Writing in the larger forms for small and large ensembles and electronic media. Seminar attendance is required. May be repeated for credit. 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.

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

Prerequisites: MUS 2112 and MUS 2162, or their equivalents. Specialized instruction in advanced music theory. Topics include 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.

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

Prerequisites: MUS 2112, MUS 2162, and MUS 2183, or their equivalents. Private study in applied jazz composition and arranging, emphasizing writing for large jazz ensemble and studio orchestra. May be repeated for credit.

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

Prerequisites: MUS 2112, MUS 2162, MUS 3213, and MUS 3223. A study of works and styles appropriate to the stylistic period of the topic. 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. Topics may be taken concurrently.

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, media Web page development, and interactive programming in actionscript and JavaScript. Aspects of artistic design are also introduced. Emphasis is placed on hands-on development of useful, effective products for instructional and commercial applications.

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

Prerequisites: MUS 2112 and MUS 2162. 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 and MUS 2162. 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.).

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

Prerequisites: MUS 2112 and MUS 2162. 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. (Formerly titled “Music Pedagogy I.”) Generally offered: Fall.

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

Prerequisites: MUS 2112 and MUS 2162. 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, Organ, and Instrumental Ensemble. Instrumental Ensemble topic requires successful completion of MUS 3401 and MUS 3431. Depending upon topic, Instrumental Music Laboratory attendance may be required. (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 and MUS 2162. 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. (Formerly titled “Music Pedagogy II.”) Generally offered: Spring.

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

Prerequisites: MUS 2112 and MUS 2162, successful completion of two semesters of MUS 3543 or the equivalent, and placement by audition. 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 in bassoon, clarinet, contrabass, cornet, 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 a maximum of three semesters. (Formerly MUS 4544.) Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

MUS 4552. Supervised Student Teaching. (2-1) 2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of MUS 4532 or consent of instructor. Guided teaching of beginner and intermediate level students through supervised scenarios designed by the instructor. This course offers students the opportunity to apply teaching techniques and focus on problem-solving strategies within private or group settings. May be repeated for credit.

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

Prerequisites: MUS 2112, MUS 2162, and consent of instructor. Concurrent enrollment in MUS 4543 is required of students in the Performance emphasis; concurrent enrollment in MUS 4142 is required of students selecting the Composition emphasis. A public performance presented as a culmination of the student's private instruction. 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. Instruction in brass ensemble, woodwind ensemble, percussion ensemble, string ensemble, mixed ensemble, jazz combo, vocal ensemble and chamber opera. May be repeated for credit. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

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

Prerequisites: MUS 2263, MUS 3613, upper-division standing in Music Marketing, or consent of instructor. An intensive, project-based study of music marketing oriented toward students’ specific career interests in the music business and/or arts management.

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: MKT 3013, MUS 3613, MUS 4803, grade point average of 2.5 or higher, and permission in writing from the instructor. 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.

Prerequisites: Permission in writing from the instructor and Certificate Program Director. 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.