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Bachelor of Music

California Baptist University's Shelby and Ferne Collinsworth School of Music offers one of the most progressive music programs on the West Coast. The music major instills students with a foundation for lifelong growth and discovery in music—and in life.

Instilling a passion for excellence

Beyond merely entertaining audiences, students are encouraged to engage passionately with their music—to truly communicate a mastery of experience and emotion. That's why in every class, every rehearsal, every performance, students are held to higher standards that will encourage them to develop and expand their God-given gifts and ultimately share them with others.

Contemporary conservatory style

CBU's music classroom style is often referred to as conservatory—intimate, challenging and rigorous—but unlike typical music conservatories that preserve the past with a traditional repertoire, CBU's music is forward-looking to engage both musicians and audiences in the contemporary enjoyment of the art. The school's musical philosophy is driven by the idea of making connections: between the music and the performer, the performer and the audience.

State-of-the-art technology

CBU music students work hands on with the latest music technology on both their personal Macbook Pro computers and in computer labs and classrooms located within the state-of-the-art Hawkins Music Building. Software for professional and audio production, sequencing and publishing quality notation are used each day in many of the core music courses.

Wide ranging performance opportunities

CBU music students have the opportunity to share music in a number of venues ranging from intimate church sanctuaries to celebrated concert halls. And with each performance, they develop the charisma to communicate personally with the audience and take them to a higher level of self-discovery and awareness.

Student Learning Outcomes

TRADITIONAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Music Degree (125 units) BM

General Education Requirements (38-50 units)

The general education requirements will follow the curriculum set forth for other university degree programs. Some general education requirements will be met through specific core music requirements.

Core Degree Requirements (56 units)

Core Applied Music Requirements

MUS 012 Class Piano I*

MUS 022 Class Piano II*

1 MUS- Private Instruction (8 units minimum**)

2 MUS- Major Ensemble (8 units minimum)

3 MUS 098 Choral Union (4 units minimum)

*Enrollment in Functional Piano (MUS 032) or Private Instruction: Piano (MUS 082, MUS 462) or Class Piano (MUS 012, MUS 022) is required each semester until the piano proficiency requirements are met.An opportunity to attempt to pass the exam for first semester students will be offered during rehearsal camps. For returning students, an attempt to pass the exam or portions of the exam will be offered during finals week each semester.

** Students must complete eight (8) units of private instruction in the same area. For Keyboard Accompanying Majors MUS 089 and MUS 469 will meet the MUS 082 and MUS 462 requirement.

1 Enrollment for one unit of MUS 080-089, 460-469 Private Instruction is required for each semester of residence for all Music Majors and Minors. A minimum of eight (8) units are required. Private Instruction for majors and minors includes 75% recital attendance of all School of Music-sponsored faculty and student recitals. Failure to meet this requirement will result in the requirement to complete an additional Concert Music requirement (See School of Music). Students may enroll in one semester of MUS 013 Class Voice in place of one (1) unit of MUS 081 Private Instruction: Voice with permission from the School of Music.

2 Enrollment is required in at least one Major Ensemble (MUS 090, 091, 092, 094, 097) for full credit during each semester of enrollment at CBU. A minimum of eight (8) units are required.Additional ensembles may be taken for 0-1 units with permission from the School of Music.

3 Enrollment in MUS 098 Choral Union is required for each semester of residence for all Music Majors and Minors. A minimum of four (4) units are required. Offered for 0 units in the Fall and 1 unit in the Spring.

Core Lower Division Requirements

MUS 114 Music Theory I

MUS 115 Musicianship Lab I

MUS 124 Music Theory II

MUS 125 Musicianship Lab II

MUS 214 Music Theory III

MUS 202 Music in Global Cultures

MUS 215 Musicianship Lab III

MUS 221 Music in Worship (*Christian Studies)

MUS 224 Music Theory IV

MUS 225 Musicianship Lab IV

MUS 282 Music Technology (*Technology)

*Meets general education requirement.

Core Upper Division Requirements

MUS 312 Conducting I

MUS 313 Music History I

MUS 323 Music History II

MUS 324 Music History III (*Non-US History)

MUS 325 Music History IV

MUS 431 Recital/Senior Project

*Meets general education requirement.

Major Requirements

In addition to the general education and core Bachelor of Music degree requirements, students must complete all of the prescribed courses listed in one of the following majors: Composition, Instrumental Performance, Keyboard Accompanying, Music Education, Piano Performance, or Vocal Performance.

Composition Major (33 units) BM

MUS 253 Introduction to Music Composition

MUS 283 Electronic Music

MUS 311 Form and Analysis

MUS 354 Private Lessons in Composition (4 units)

MUS 372 Counterpoint

MUS 390 Projects in Musical Analysis

MUS 412 Conducting II

MUS 414 Interpretive Arranging

MUS 472 Orchestration

Twelve (12) additional upper division electives.

Instrumental Performance Major (31 units) BM

MUS 080-088 Private Instruction and MUS 460-468 Private Instruction (8 units*)

MUS 095-097 Chamber Ensemble (Strings), Jazz Band or Concert Band (6 units)

MUS 345 Choral, Orchestral and Band Literature

MUS 419 Instrumental Pedagogy

Twelve (12) additional upper division electives.

* Students must complete eight (8) units of private instruction in the same instrumental area.

Keyboard Accompanying Major (31 units) BM

MUS 089, 469 Private Instruction: Accompanying (8 units)

MUS 083 Private Instruction: Organ

MUS 095 Chamber Ensemble (2 units)

MUS 256 Basics of Accompanying

MUS 346 Repertoire for Accompanists

MUS 376 Performance Styles for Accompanists

MUS 420 Diction for Singers

Twelve (12) additional upper division electives.

Music Education Major (31 units) BM

MUS 080-088 Private Instruction and MUS 460-468 Private Instruction (8 units*)

MUS 013 Class Voice

MUS 014 Class Guitar

MUS 311 Form and Analysis

MUS 372 Counterpoint OR MUS 253 Introduction to Music Composition

MUS 405 Introduction to Music Education

MUS 412 Conducting II

MUS 425 Survey of Music in Other Disciplines

MUS 440-443 Instrumental Techniques (4 units)

MUS 450 Observations in Teaching Methods

MUS 472 Orchestration

MUS 475 Introduction to Music in the Schools

*Students must complete eight (8) units of private instruction in the same area.

Piano Performance Major (31 units) BM

MUS 082, 462 Private Instruction: Piano (8 units)

MUS 095 Chamber Ensemble (3 units)

MUS 256 Basics of Accompanying

MUS 334 Piano Literature I

MUS 335 Piano Literature II

MUS 418 Piano Pedagogy

Twelve (12) additional upper division electives.

Vocal Performance Major (31 units) BM

MUS 081, 461 Private Instruction:Voice (8 units)

MUS 093 Chamber Singers (2 units)

MUS 333 Song Literature

MUS 417 Vocal Pedagogy

MUS 420 Diction for Singers

MUS 423 Vocal Repertory Lab (2 units)

Twelve (12) additional upper division electives.

Digital Arts Concentration

(Optional Concentration for all Bachelor of Music Majors students)

MUS 384 Survey of Recording Technology

MUS 385 Digital Media Ethics

MUS 386 Audio Engineering I

MUS 387 Audio Engineering II

Program Requirements

Music Degree (125 units) BM

General Education Requirements
(38-50 units)

The general education requirements will follow the curriculum set forth for other university degree programs. Some general education requirements will be met through specific core music requirements.

Core Degree Requirements
(56 units)

Core Applied Music Requirements

1 MUS — Private Instruction (8 units minimum**)
2 MUS — Major Ensemble (8 units minimum)
3 MUS 098 Choral Union (4 units minimum)

*Enrollment in Functional Piano (MUS 032) or Private Instruction: Piano (MUS 082, MUS 462) or Class Piano (MUS 012, MUS 022) is required each semester until the piano proficiency requirements are met.An opportunity to attempt to pass the exam for first semester students will be offered during rehearsal camps. For returning students, an attempt to pass the exam or portions of the exam will be offered during finals week each semester.

** Students must complete eight (8) units of private instruction in the same area. For Keyboard Accompanying Majors MUS 089 and MUS 469 will meet the MUS 082 and MUS 462 requirement.

1 Enrollment for one unit of MUS 080-089, 460-469 Private Instruction is required for each semester of residence for all Music Majors and Minors. A minimum of eight (8) units are required. Private Instruction for majors and minors includes 75% recital attendance of all School of Music-sponsored faculty and student recitals. Failure to meet this requirement will result in the requirement to complete an additional Concert Music requirement (See School of Music). Students may enroll in one semester of MUS 013 Class Voice in place of one (1) unit of MUS 081 Private Instruction: Voice with permission from the School of Music.

2 Enrollment is required in at least one Major Ensemble (MUS 090, 091, 092, 094, 097) for full credit during each semester of enrollment at CBU. A minimum of eight (8) units are required.Additional ensembles may be taken for 0-1 units with permission from the School of Music.

3 Enrollment in MUS 098 Choral Union is required for each semester of residence for all Music Majors and Minors. A minimum of four (4) units are required. Offered for 0 units in the Fall and 1 unit in the Spring.

Core Lower Division Requirements

*Meets general education requirement.

Core Upper Division Requirements

*Meets general education requirement.

Major Requirements

In addition to the general education and core Bachelor of Music degree requirements, students must complete all of the prescribed courses listed in one of the following majors: Composition, Instrumental Performance, Keyboard Accompanying, Music Education, Piano Performance, or Vocal Performance.

Composition Major (33 units) BM

Twelve (12) additional upper division electives.

Instrumental Performance Major (31 units) BM

MUS 080-088 Private Instruction and MUS 460-468 Private Instruction (8 units*)

MUS 095-097 Chamber Ensemble (Strings), Jazz Band or Concert Band (6 units)

MUS 345 Choral, Orchestral and Band Literature

MUS 419 Instrumental Pedagogy

Twelve (12) additional upper division electives.

* Students must complete eight (8) units of private instruction in the same instrumental area.

Keyboard Accompanying Major (31 units) BM

Twelve (12) additional upper division electives.

Music Education Major (31 units) BM

Complete two (2) units from the following: MUS 093,095,096,099

MUS 440-443 Instrumental Techniques (4 units)

*Students must complete six (6) upper division electives.

Piano Performance Major (31 units) BM

Twelve (12) additional upper division electives.

Vocal Performance Major (31 units) BM

Twelve (12) additional upper division electives.

Digital Arts Concentration

(Optional Concentration for all Bachelor of Music Majors students)

Worship Leadership Concentration

(Optional Concentration for all Bachelor of Music Majors students)