Bachelor of Music

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Students who want a conservatory-style education in music should work toward the bachelor of music (BMus) degree or a music major with the music history and literature concentration, music theory concentration or music technology concentration. The bachelor of arts (BA) and bachelor of science (BS) degrees with the general music concentration or popular music studies concentration are primarily for students who want a broad liberal arts education while majoring in music.

Bachelor of Music in Music: Jazz Studies

Music Core Requirements
MUS 131Music Theory I2
MUS 132Music Theory II2
MUS 133Music Theory III2
MUS 231Music Theory IV2
MUS 134Aural Skills I2
MUS 135Aural Skills II2
MUS 136Aural Skills III2
MUS 137Keyboard Skills I1
MUS 138Keyboard Skills II1
MUS 139Keyboard Skills III1
Two courses from the following list: 18
Survey of Music History
Survey of Music History
Survey of Music History
US Popular Music 1800 to 1930
US Popular Music 1930 to 1965
US Popular Music 1965 to 2000
One course from the following:4
Music in World Cultures
Music of the Americas
Regional Ethnomusicology: [Topic]
Survey of African Music
Introduction to Ethnomusicology
Musical Instruments of the World
Popular Musics in the African Diaspora
Total Credits29
Core courses for traditional music major degree programs (listed above)37
Performance Studies (Studio Instruction, Jazz, 9 terms) 118
Performance Studies (Studio Instruction, Classical, 5 terms) 1, 210
MUJ 395Small Jazz Ensemble: [Topic] (twelve terms)12-24
Large Jazz Ensemble (Six Terms)6-12
Jazz Laboratory Band II
Oregon Jazz Ensemble
Classical ensemble—select three terms from the following:3-6
Chamber Ensemble: [Topic] 3
Band: [Topic]
Orchestra: [Topic]
Chorus: [Topic]
MUJ 180–182Jazz Performance Laboratory6
MUJ 270Jazz Theory2
MUJ 271–272Functional Jazz Piano I-II4
MUJ 273–274Jazz Improvisation I-II4
MUJ 350History of Jazz, 1900–19504
or MUJ 351 History of Jazz, 1940 to Present
MUJ 480Jazz Arranging I3
MUJ 477Advanced Jazz Repertoire I3
MUJ 478Advanced Jazz Repertoire II3
MUJ 483Advanced Jazz Arranging I3
MUJ 484Advanced Jazz Arranging II3
MUJ 481Jazz Arranging II3
MUJ 275Jazz Composition 12
MUJ 276Jazz Composition II2
MUJ 440Jazz Pedagogy Practicum3
Upper-Division Electives
Select Upper Division courses totalling at least 18 credits from:18
Courses in the music of other cultures
Courses in music technology
Courses in audio recording
Other music courses 5
Senior Recital
Total Credits136-142

Other Requirements

Continuation in the jazz studies program requires successful completion of sophomore and junior proficiency examinations. 

Bachelor of Music in Music Composition

Core courses for traditional music major degree programs (listed above)41
Performance Studies 112
Ensemble (at least nine terms) 18
MUS 327Analysis: [Topic] (three terms)9
MUS 240–242Composition I9
MUS 340–342Composition II9
MUS 440–442Composition III9
MUS 384Introduction to Conducting2
MUS 430–431Schenkerian Analysis6
MUS 433–435Counterpoint12
MUS 407Seminar: [Topic] (Orchestration)2
MUS 446Music Engraving2
Select one of the following:3-4
Digital Audio and Sound Design
Interactive Media Performance
Select one of the following:2-4
Music of the Americas
Regional Ethnomusicology: [Topic]
Survey of African Music
Introduction to Ethnomusicology
Musical Instruments of the World
Balinese Gamelan
Senior Recital 2
Total Credits134-137

Bachelor of Music in Music Performance

Core courses for traditional music major degree programs (listed above)41
Performance Studies 148
Ensemble (at least 12 terms) 224
MUS 327Analysis: [Topic] (one term)3
MUS 384Introduction to Conducting2
Upper-division MUS electives5
Junior and senior recitals 3, 4
Total Credits123

Areas of Specialization

  • bassoon
  • cello
  • clarinet
  • classical guitar
  • double bass
  • euphonium
  • flute
  • harp
  • harpsichord
  • horn
  • oboe
  • organ
  • percussion
  • piano
  • saxophone
  • studio guitar
  • trombone
  • trumpet
  • tuba
  • viola
  • violin
  • voice

Students may also specialize in more than one wind instrument. For details, consult studio instructor.

Additional Requirements
Voice Option
Proficiency in French, German, or Italian equivalent to completion of one year of college study in each of two languages or two years of study in one language (typically 27–30 credits)
MUS 155–156Introduction to Lyric Diction4
MUP 163Functional Piano (three terms or equivalent)6
MUS 394Chamber Ensemble: [Topic] (one term)1
Piano Option
Six of the twelve terms of ensemble must be in MUS 394 Chamber Ensemble: Accompanying.6
MUE 471–473Piano Pedagogy I-III7
MUE 409Practicum: [Topic]1-4
Harpsichord and Organ Option

Six of the 12 terms of ensemble must be in MUS 394 Chamber Ensemble: [Topic] (Accompanying).

Strings, Woodwinds, Brass, and Harp Option

In addition to the 12 terms of ensemble, at least three terms of MUS 394 Chamber Ensemble: [Topic] are required.

Percussion Option

In addition to 12 terms of ensemble, 12 terms of MUS 394 Chamber Ensemble: [Topic] (Oregon Percussion Ensemble) are required.