General Music Studies

Freshman Roadmap

(based on 2008-09 CSUSB catalog) For new Freshmen music majors

Year 1

Fall Winter Spring
MUS 100 Basic Mus (3) 1 MUS 120 Theory I (3) MUS 122 Theory II (3)
MUS 101 Basic Mus Lab (1)1 MUS 121 Theory I Lab (1) MUS 123 Theory II Lab (1)
MUS 220 Class Piano I (1) 2 MUS 221 Class Piano II (1) MUS 222 Class Piano III (1)
100-level applied (1) 3 100-level applied (1) 100-level applied (1)
Major ensemble (1) 4 Major ensemble (1) Major ensemble (1)
MUS 998 Concert Attend (0) MUS 998 Concert Attend (0) MUS 998 Concert Attend (0)

1 All freshmen should take a Theory Placement Exam. Contact musicadmissions@csusb.edu for details.

2 All freshmen with prior piano experience should take a Piano Placement Exam. Contact musicadmissions@csusb.edu for details.

3 All freshmen must perform an Applied Music Placement Audition. Students not placed at theĀ  100-level must enroll in prep-level (080-level) lessons. Contact musicadmissions@csusb.edufor details.

4 All full-time music majors must enroll every quarter in a major ensembleĀ  (MUS 380, 381, 385, or 386) most appropriate to their applied area of study.

Year 2

Fall Winter Spring
MUS 320 Theory III (3) MUS 322 Theory IV (3) MUS 324 Theory V (3)
MUS 321 Theory III Lab (1) MUS 323 Theory IV Lab (1) MUS 325 Theory V Lab (1)
MUS 304 Hist of Mus I (4) MUS 305 Hist of Mus II (4) MUS 306 Hist of Mus III (4)
200-level applied (1) 200-level applied (1) 200-level applied (1)
Major ensem (1) Major ensem (1) Major ensem (1)
MUS 998 Concert Attend (0) MUS 998 Concert Attend (0) MUS 998 Concert Attend (0)
MUS 210 Conducting (2)

Year 3

Fall Winter Spring
300-level applied (1) 300-level applied (1) 300-level applied (1)
Major ensem (1) Major ensem (1) Major ensem (1)
MUS 542 Studies in Mus Organ (4) MUS 350 Mus of Wrld Cult (4) MUS 351 Latin Am Mus (4) 5
MUS 266 Intro to Comp/Elec Mus(4) MUS electives (4) MUS electives (5)

5 Class is offered on 2-year rotation. Take in spring of year 3 or 4

Year 4

Fall Winter Spring
Major ensem (1) Major ensem (1) Major ensem (1)
MUS 400 Composition, 402 Genres,
426 History (4)
MUS 528 Special Proj (2) 7 MUS 598 Snr Proj (1)
CAL electives (4) 6 CAL electives (4) 6 MUS 990 Mus Comp Assess (0)

6 Electives offered within the College of Arts and Letters

7 Preparation for senior project

Lower Division Transfer

(based on 2008-09 CSUSB catalog) For Lower-Division Transfer music majors

Note: These roadmaps are constructed for a lower-division transfer student based on the following assumptions:

1) LD transfer music majors will need all CSUSB music theory courses except MUS 100 and 101, will need all three piano courses (MUS 220, 221, and 222), and will place into 100-level applied lessons. For more information regarding placement tests in those subjects, contact musicadmissions@csusb.edu.

2) All transfer music majors, regardless of coursework completed at other institutions, are required to complete at least 6 units in authorized major ensembles (MUS 380, 381, 385, and 386) and earn 3 quarters of credit in MUS 998 Concert Attendance. They must also enroll in a major ensemble in any quarter they are full-time students (enrolled in 12 or more units).

Year 1

Fall Winter Spring
MUS 220 Class Piano I (1) MUS 120 Theory I (3) MUS 122 Theory II (3)
100-level applied (1) MUS 121 Theory I Lab (1) MUS 123 Theory II Lab (1)
Major ensemble (1) MUS 221 Class Piano II (1) MUS 222 Class Piano III (1)
MUS 998 Concert Attend (0) 100-level applied (1) 100-level applied (1)
MUS 266 Intro to Comp/Elec Mus (4) Major ensemble (1) Major ensemble (1)
MUS electives (1) MUS 998 Concert Attend (0) MUS 998 Concert Attend (0)
General Ed (4) MUS 350 Mus of Wrld Cult (4) General Ed (4)

General Ed (4) General Ed (4)

Year 2

Fall Winter Spring
MUS 320 Theory III (3) MUS 322 Theory IV (3) MUS 324 Theory V (3)
MUS 321 Theory III Lab (1) MUS 323 Theory IV Lab (1) MUS 325 Theory V Lab (1)
MUS 304 Hist of Mus (4) MUS 305 Hist of Mus (4) MUS 306 Hist of Mus (4)
200-level applied (1) 200-level applied (1) 200-level applied (1)
Major ensem (1) Major ensem (1) Major ensem (1)
MUS 210 Conducting (2) MUS electives (2) MUS electives (2)

Year 3

Fall Winter Spring
300-level applied (1) 300-level applied (1) 300-level applied (1)
Major ensem (1) Major ensem (1) Major ensem (1) 11
MUS 542 Studies in Mus Org (4) MUS 528 Special Proj (2) 9 MUS 351 Latin Am Mus (4) 8
MUS 400, 402, 426 (4) CAL electives (4) 10 MUS electives (2)
MUS electives (2) CAL electives (4) 10 MUS 598 Snr Proj (1)


MUS 990 Mus Comp Assess (0)

8 Class is offered on 2-year rotation. Take in spring of year 2 or 3

9 Preparation for senior project

10 Electives offered within the College of Arts and Letters

11 Required if enrolled full-time for quarter

Upper Division Transfer

(based on 2008-09 CSUSB catalog) For Upper-Division Transfer music majors

Note: These roadmaps are constructed for an upper-division transfer student based on the following assumptions:

1) UD transfer music majors will place out of all music theory courses except for MUS 542, place out of MUS 222 Piano III, and place into 200-level applied lessons. For more information regarding placement tests in those subjects, contact musicadmissions@csusb.edu.

2) All transfer music majors, regardless of coursework completed at other institutions, are required to complete at least 6 units in authorized major ensembles (MUS 380, 381, 385, and 386) and earn 3 quarters of credit in MUS 998 Concert Attendance.

Year 1

Fall Winter Spring
200-level applied (1) 200-level applied (1) 200-level applied (1)
Major ensem (1) Major ensem (1) Major ensem (1)
MUS 998 Concert Attend (0) MUS 998 Concert Attend (0) MUS 998 Concert Attend (0)
MUS 304 Hist of Mus I (4) MUS 305 Hist of Mus II (4) MUS 306 Hist of Mus III (4)
MUS 210 Conducting (2) MUS 350 Mus of Wrld Cult (4) MUS 351 Latin Am Mus (4) 12
MUS 542 Studies in Mus Org (4) MUS electives (4)
MUS 266 Intro to Comp/Elec Mus (4)

12 Class is offered on 2-year rotation. Must take in Year 3 if offered.

Year 2

Fall Winter Spring
300-level applied (1) 300-level applied (1) 300-level applied (1)
Major ensem (1) Major ensem (1) Major ensem (1)
MUS 400 (composers), 402 (Genres),
426 (Mus Hist) (4)
MUS 528 Special Proj (2) 14 MUS electives (5)
CAL electives (4) 13 CAL electives (4) 13 MUS 598 Snr Proj (1)
    MUS 990 Mus Comp Assess (0)

13 Electives offered within the College of Arts and Letters

14 Preparation for senior project