Music Major, School and Community Settings Concentration (Keyboard Primary) (B.Mus.)

This program prepares students to teach in private schools or enter other music or non-music related fields. It does not lead to certification for teaching in the New Jersey public schools.

For further information: Cali School of Music; Academic Program Information

Program Requirements

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I. General Education
A. New Student Seminar
MUGN 199Freshman Seminar for Music Majors1
C. Communication
1. Writing
WRIT 105College Writing I3
2. Literature
WRIT 106College Writing II3
G. Computer Science
Fulfilled by MUTC 101 in the major.0
II. World Languages and Cultures
A. World Languages6
See the World Languages and Cultures page for language requirement details.
B. World Cultures
Fulfilled by MUHS 106 in the major.0
III. Major Requirements
A. Core Music Requirements
1. Performance Courses
MUAP 121Applied Music I2
MUAP 122Applied Music II2
MUAP 223Applied Music III2
MUAP 224Applied Music IV2
MUAP 325Applied Music V2
MUAP 326Applied Music VI2
MUAP 427Applied Music VII2
MUPR 139Performance Practicum (Complete 7 times.)0
MUPR 485Senior Recital: Music Education0
MUPR 335Elementary Conducting2
MUED 435Conducting for Music Educators2
2. Music Theory
MUCP 101Theory I3
MUCP 102Theory II3
MUCP 201Theory III3
MUCP 103Aural Skills I1
MUCP 104Aural Skills II1
MUCP 203Aural Skills III1
MUCP 204Aural Skills IV1
MUTC 101Music and Computer Technology I3
3. Music History
MUHS 106Diverse Worlds of Music3
MUHS 307Music in Time, Place and Ideas: Up to 17003
MUHS 308Music in Time, Place and Ideas: 1700-18903
MUHS 407Music in Time, Place and Ideas: 1890 to Present3
or MUHS 409 Honors - Music in Time, Place and Ideas: 1890 to Present
4. Educational Sequence
MUED 203Foundations of Music Education3
EDFD 200Psychological Foundations of Education3
or PSYC 200 Educational Psychology
SASE 210Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling3
MUED 320Music Classroom Methods I3
MUED 321Music Classroom Methods II3
MUED 419Choral Methods3
MUED 420Instrumental Methods3
B. Area Requirements - Keyboard
Complete either the Classical Track or the Jazz Track. See requirements below.24-28
IV. Free Electives
Complete additional coursework(16 credits for Classical Track, 12 Credits for Jazz Track), subject to advisor approval, to reach 120 credits.16-12
Total Credits120

Classical Track

MUCP 310Keyboard Harmony I1
MUCP 311Keyboard Harmony II1
MUEN 100Montclair State University Chorale (Complete 6 times.)3
Complete 2 credits from the following:2
Montclair State University Singers
Opera Workshop
Collegium Musicum
Electronic Music Ensemble
Chamber Ensemble Performance: West African Drum and Dance Ensemble
Chamber Ensemble Performance
Jazz Ensemble
MUEN 120Band (Complete 2 times.)1
MUCP 202Theory IV3
MUPR 410Beginning Jazz Improvisation1
MUPR 411Jazz Pedagogy1
MSSN 111Secondary Instrument Voice I1
Complete 7 credits from the following:7
Instrumental Techniques: Strings I
Instrumental Techniques: Strings II
Marching Band Techniques
Instrumental Techniques: Brass I
Instrumental Techniques: Brass II
Percussion Instruments
Instrumental Techniques: Woodwinds I
Instrumental Techniques: Woodwinds II
Popular Music Techniques
MUCP 304Theory VI-Orchestration3
or MUPR 255 Problems of Performance
Total Credits24

Jazz Track

MSSN 101Keyboard Musicianship I1
MSSN 102Keyboard Musicianship II1
MUPR 210Jazz Keyboard and Theory2
MUEN 190Jazz Ensemble (Complete 6 times.)3
MUEN 100Montclair State University Chorale (Complete 4 times.)2
Complete 2 courses from the following:1
Montclair State University Singers
Opera Workshop
Collegium Musicum
Electronic Music Ensemble
Chamber Ensemble Performance: West African Drum and Dance Ensemble
Chamber Ensemble Performance
MUCP 250Jazz Theory3
MUCP 355Jazz Arranging3
MUPR 411Jazz Pedagogy1
MSSN 111Secondary Instrument Voice I1
Complete 7 credits from the following:7
Instrumental Techniques: Strings I
Instrumental Techniques: Strings II
Marching Band Techniques
Instrumental Techniques: Brass I
Instrumental Techniques: Brass II
Percussion Instruments
Instrumental Techniques: Woodwinds I
Instrumental Techniques: Woodwinds II
Popular Music Techniques
MUGN 109Introduction to Jazz3
Total Credits28