Music Performance

Description
The concentration in music performance allows students who have a background playing an instrument or singing to continue their studies in music. The course work develops these skills through individual instrumental or vocal instruction and performance opportunities through various ensemble experiences. The program also includes the study of theoretical and historical elements of music. Students interested in pursuing the concentration in music performance should contact the School of Music's Office of Academic Affairs for audition information and to schedule the audition.

Admission Requirement: Prospective students must successfully complete an audition for the faculty in the applicable instrument area. Audition criteria are determined by area faculty and will be similar to the MUP 111/311 criteria found in the Audition Requirements section on this webpage: http://music.asu.edu/admissions/auditions/.

Requirements

  • Students must complete a minimum of 21 credit hours including 12 of upper division hours for this concentration.
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.
  • A maximum of 9 hours may be transferred from another institution and applied toward this concentration.
  • * Students must consult the academic advising office with the School of Music to obtain an enrollment override into MUP 121/321 for each semester the course is taken.
  • ** Students must pass the theory diagnostic exam on this link: https://herbergeronline.asu.edu/mus100/exam_start.php with a 70% or higher before an override for enrollment in MTC 125 will be provided by the School of Music.

Core 6 Hours Required

MUP 121 Studio Instruction - Secondary or minor instrument instruction (1)* (repeatable for credit)

MUS 131 Bach to Bebop (3) (Credit is allowed for only MUS 131 or 194 (Performance: Bach to Bebop))

MUP 321 Studio Instruction - Secondary or minor instrument instruction (1)* (repeatable for credit)

Ensemble 3 Hours Required
Choose from the following:

MUP 442 Instrumental Ensembles (1-2)

MUP 443 Choral Ensembles (1-2)

MUP 444 Concert Band (1-2) (Credit is allowed for only MUP 444 or MUP 494 (Concert Band))

MUP 450 Choral Union (1-2) (Credit is allowed for only MUP 450 or 550)

MUP 455 Men's Choir (1-2)

MUP 457 Women’s Chorus (1-2) (Credit is allowed for only MUP 457 or 557)

MUP 458 ASU Gospel Choir (1)

MUP 459 Barrett Choir (1)

MUP 486 Concert Jazz Band, Jazz Repertory Band or Latin Jazz Ensemble (1)

Fourth Semester Ensemble 1 Hour Required
Choose one of the following:

MUS 294 Special Topics: [*ROCK*BAN*] Rock Band (1-4)

MUP 442 Instrumental Ensembles (1-2)

MUP 443 Choral Ensembles (1-2)

MUP 444 Concert Band (1-2) (Credit is allowed for only MUP 444 or MUP 494 (Concert Band))

MUP 450 Choral Union (1-2)

MUP 455 Men's Chorus (1-2)

MUP 457 Women's Chorus (1-2)

MUP 458 ASU Gospel Choir (1)

MUP 459 Barrett Choir (1-2)

MUP 485 Percussion Ensamble (1) (Prerequisite(s): Music major who has passed audition)

MUP 486 Jazz Band (1)

MUP 489 Ethnomusicology Ensembles (1) )Prerequisite(s): minimum 45 hours)

History 6 Hours Require
MHL courses may be accepted if the appropriate prerequisites are met and/or with instructor approval, consult with an advisor in the School of Music.

MUS 340 Music for the Concert Hall, Stage, and Screen, HU & H (3) (Prerequisite: Minimum 42 hours)

MUS 347 Jazz in America, HU & C (3)

MUS 354 Popular Music – Topic: [*CLAS*ROCK*1950*] Classic Rock: 1950-1975, HU (3) (Prerequisite: Minimum 42 hours)

MUS 355 American Music, HU & C & H (3) (Prerequisite: Minimum 42 hours)

MUS 356 Broadway and the American Musical, HU (3)

MUS 362 Rap Music and Hip Hop Culture, HU & C (3) (Minimum 42 hours; Credit is allowed for only MUS 354 (Hip Hop) or 362)

MUS 410 History of Women in Music, HU & C & H (3)

Theory 3 Hours Required

MUS 100 Fundamentals of Music Notation (3)

MTC 125 Basic Music Theory (3)** (Students must pass the theory diagnostic exam, see note below)

Electives 2 Upper Division Hours Required

MHL / MTC / MUE / MUP / MUS

 

IDS Core Course Information

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 9 credit-hour core and 9 credit hours of context/application courses.

Required Courses (9 credit hours):

  • IDS 201 Intellectual Fusion (recommended for freshman/sophomore students)
    • Prerequisites: None

OR

  • IDS 301 Becoming Interdisciplinary (3) (recommended for transfer students and/or students declaring IDS in their junior or senior year)
    • Prerequisites: Interdisciplinary Studies major

  • IDS 302 Integration Skills (3)
    • Prerequisite(s): Interdisciplinary Studies major; IDS 201 or 301 with C or better
  • IDS 401 Integration: Experiential Learning (3) (requires application)
    • Prerequisites: IDS 201 or 301 with C or better; IDS 302 with C or better; minimum 2.00 GPA; minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

Context courses (6 credit hours)

Choose two Integrative Context courses from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU

Application courses (3 credit hours)

Choose any IDS Application course from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 140: The Nature of Knowledge Systems
  • IDS 302: Integration Skills
  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU
  • IDS 484: Elective Internship

Transfer to ASU transfer.asu.edu

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students transfer.asu.edu/maricopa

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult transfer.asu.edu/maricopa for verification.

Year

Year

2020-21

Campus

Campus

Tempe

Advising

Advising

Interdisciplinary Studies Advising
cisa.asu.edu/advising
All appointments:
480-965-4464

Downtown Phoenix
Arizona Center, Suite 380

Polytechnic
Santa Catalina Hall

Tempe
Urban Systems Engineering

Online
480-965-4464

 

DARs Code

DARs Code

HIMUPEMPH

College/School

College/School

Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

Concentration Contact

Concentration Contact

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