The music major provides concentrations in music performance; vocal; jazz studies; keyboard studies; music teaching; studio music; recording; and in some schools, one may find music therapy. The undergraduate program is designed to provide students with both theoretical and practical approaches. Most if not all programs will require an audition before entering the program.

Cal Poly Pomona
Music Education
MUSIC 127
MUSIC 156 or 157 or 158
MUSIC 160, 161, 162, 107, 108, 104, 105,
MUSIC  241 or 242

Music Industry Studio
MUSIC 160, 161, 162, 105, 107, 108, 121
MUSIC 127
MUSIC 135 or 136 or 137
ACCT 101 or (105 and 106)
Select one option

  • Business and Society option
    ACCT 102
    BUSAD 120
    MATH 112
  • Music Production option
    MUSIC 241 or 242
  • Music Technology option
    ECT 101, 102
    MATH 100 or 110

Music Performance
MUSIC 127
MUSIC 156 or 157 or 158
MUSIC 160, 161, 162, 107, 108, 104, 105,
MUSIC  241 or 242
Select one set of Performance courses from the following:
Vocal Performance
FRENCH 101 or GERM 101
Comerical Performance
no courses offerd at GCC

CSU Los Angeles
B.A. or B.M.
ENGL 104 - University Requirement
MUSIC 104 and 105, 107and 108
MUSIC 160 and 161 and 162


CSU Northridge

** All students are required to complete a placement test to demonstrate musicianship skills. Credit for musicianship coursework previously taken will be given for skill levels demonstrated.

B.A.
All options require an entrance audition on the major performing instrument. Credit will be granted for lessons taken previously up to the skill level demonstrated. Maximum of 4 units of ensemble and 4 units of individual lessons will be accepted on transfer, subject to placement testing.

Required in all options:
MUSIC 104**, 105**, 160**, 161**, 162**
MUSIC 125, 126

Select one of the following options:
Breadth Studies in Music option
MUSIC 107, 108, 163**

Music Industry option
MUSIC 107, 163**
BUSAD 120

Music Education option
MUSIC 107, 108

Music Therapy option
MUSIC 107, 108, 163**

B.M. (Bachelor of Music)
Musicianship skills of CSUN Music 111-111L (GCC MUSIC 104) are required for entrance into the program. All options require an entrance audition on the major performing instrument. Credit will be granted for lessons taken previously up to the skill level demonstrated. Maximum of 8 units of ensemble and 8 units of individual lessons will be accepted on transfer, subject to placement testing

Required in all options:
MUSIC 104**, 105**, 107, 108
MUSIC 160**, 161**, 162**, 163**
MUSIC 125, 126

Strings or Winds Options
MUSIC 152

Keyboard
1. Piano
PSYCH 101

Other options available, check catalog

San Diego State University
No courses articulated

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
MUSIC 104, 107
Select any combination for a total of 6 units
MUSIC 141 or 143
MUSIC 144 or 145 or 152
MUSIC 144
MUSIC 146 or 147
MUSIC  237, 232, 233

Loyola Marymount University
Music, Instrumental, Conducting
Music, Choral Conducting
Music, instrumental Studies
Music, History/Literature
Music, Theory/Composition
Music, Vocal Studies
Music, World/Ethnomusicology
MUSIC 104, 105, 107
Choose one language sequence
ITAL 101, 102 or
GERM 101, 102 or
FRENCH 101 and 102, 103 and 104 or
ITAL 101, GERM 101 or
ITAL 101, FREN 101,and 102 or
GERM 101, FREN 101 and 102

CSU Dominguez Hills
Recommended Courses for the Music Major
PHYSICS: Patterns in Nature
MUSIC: Concert Music, Beginning-Intermediate Voice, Beginning-Intermediate Piano, Beginning-Intermediate Guitar, Individual Lessons

Additional Requirements for ALL music majors:
1. Ensemble Requirement: Participate in one of the University'sperforming ensembles during each semester of full-time residency. Part-time students (6 units or less) need only participatein an ensemble every other semester. At least half of theseensemble units must be in orchestra, chorus or jazz ensemble(for Music Education option at least half of the ensemble units must be in orchestra or chorus). The remaining ensemble units may be in other ensembles.

2. Musicianship Proficiency Exam: Requires students to demonstrate a level of musicianship skills appropriate for a university graduate majoring in music. These skills include sight-reading, dictation, and aural comprehension of the
common elements of music-rhythm, melody, harmony, timbre, texture and dynamics. Every graduating student will be required to pass a musicianship proficiency examination or have a record of at least two semester units of Advanced
Musicianship Skills (MUS 309) with a grade of B or better.

3. Piano Proficiency Exam: Every graduating student will be required to pass a piano proficiency examination or have record of at least two semester units of Advanced class piano (MUS 381, MUS 382) with a grade of B or better. 
 
Proficiency and placement exams are administered by CSUDH's Music Department. Newly enrolled music majors
will receive more information about these exams during
advisement.

General Music Option
Performance Option
MUSIC 136

Music Education option
MUSIC 136, 156

CSU Fullerton
B.A. or B.M.
MUSIC 107 and 104, 108 and 105

Music History & Theory Concentration (BA)
Composition Concentration & Voice Concentration (BM)

Proficiency in one foreign language (French, German, or Italian, preferably German) to be satisfied by one of the following:

  1. 4 years study of foreign language at the secondary school level. 
  2. Passing an exam given by the Department of Modern Languages & Literature. 
  3. Completing the second semester of the beginning university sequence of a
    foreign language:

FREN 102 or GERM 102

Requirement for Voice Concentration
Same as Composition Concentration but 2 foreign languages must be satisfied.

CSU Long Beach
Impacted Major
Music B.A.
Music: Choral-Vocal
Music: Composition
Music: History
Music: Instrumental
Music: Performance
MUSIC 125, 120

UC Irvine
B.A or B.M
All Music applicants, regardless of degree objective, must apply to the B.A. degree program and audition in late January/early February with an instrument or voice, prior to the fall quarter when entrance is anticipated; admission to the B.Mus. degree program is by a second audition later after matriculation.

It is recommended that transfer students enter the major with college-level private instrumental or voice instruction; two years of music theory; the history of western music; ear-training; sight-singing; sight-reading; and piano. Transfer students must take placement tests in musicianship, music theory, and music history in order to receive credit toward fulfilling degree requirements.

MUSIC 104 and 105 and 107 and 108
MUSIC 125 and 126
One year of individual vocal and instrumental instruction
One year of ensemble or repertory

Musical Theatre
New students are not admitted directly into the Music Theatre, B.F.A. program. Students interested in the Music Theatre, B.F.A. must enter UCI as a declared Drama major first. Admission to the Music Theatre, B.F.A. requires an audition; transfer students may audition as early as their second quarter in residence at UCI
T ART 103 and 104
DANCE 125
One course from:
T ART 123, 121 and 122, 134

UC Riverside
Music
MUSIC 104, 105, 107, 108

Keyboard proficiency and participation in performing ensembles is recommended.

Music & Culture
MUSIC 104, 105, 107, 108
ANTHR 102 or SOC 101

NOTE: AGREEMENTS CONCERNING TRANSFER ARE CONSTANTLY BEING UPDATED, THEREFORE, THE STUDENT IS CAUTIONED TO CHECK WITH A COUNSELOR OR THE TRANSFER CENTER FOR CURRENT TRANSFER INFORMATION.
Last updated: 7/10/2013 11:05:14 AM