May 28, 2024  
2023-2024 EIU Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 EIU Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Department of Music

Music with Performance Option (B.Music)



Total Semester Hours required for the Degree: 121-127 semester hours

Semester Hours required for the Music with Performance Option: 81-87 semester hours

In order to graduate with an option in performance, students must earn a “C” or better in all music courses except those that are taken as electives. 

This option comprises:

Music Performance Core (Total Hours: 32)


Music History Courses (9 credit hours)


1. Instrumental Concentration (Total Hours: 52)


Instrumental Applied Study (28 credit hours)


·          MUS 1120R, 1121R, 1122R, 1123R, 1124R, 1130R, 1131R, 1132R, 1133R, 1134R, 1140R, 1150R, 1151R, 1152R, 1153R

·          MUS 3320R, 3321R, 3322R, 3323R, 3324R, 3330R, 3331R, 3332R, 3333R, 3334R, 3340R, 3350R, 3351R, 3352R, 3353R

All majors must enroll in Intermediate Applied Study. By the end of the sixth semester, students must pass the Advanced Study Jury. Applied study then continues at the advanced level.

Ensemble (12 credit hours, taken over 8 semesters)


4 credit hours selected from:


4 credit hours selected from:


4 credit hours selected from:


2. Keyboard Concentration (Total Hours: 55)


Keyboard Applied Study (28 credit hours)


·          MUS 1160R or MUS 1161R

·          MUS 3360R or MUS 3361R

All majors must enroll in Intermediate Applied Study. By the end of the sixth semester students must pass the Advanced Study Jury. Applied study then continues at the advanced level.

Ensemble (8 credit hours, taken over 8 semesters)


Selected from:

Chamber Music (4 credit hours, taken over 4 semesters)


Additional Course Work (15 credit hours)


  • Music Electives. Credits: 3

3. Vocal Concentration (Total Hours: 55)


Vocal Applied Study (28 credit hours)


  • MUS 1110R
  • MUS 3310R

All majors must enroll in Intermediate Applied Study. By the end of the sixth semester students must pass the Advanced Study Jury. Applied study then continues at the advanced level.

Ensemble (8 credit hours, taken over 8 semesters)


Selected from:

4. Composition Concentration (Total Hours: 49)


Instrumental, Keyboard, or Vocal Applied Study (8 credit hours)


·          MUS 1110R, 1120R, 1121R, 1122R, 1123R, 1124R, 1130R, 1131R, 1132R, 1133R, 1134R, 1140R, 1150R, 1151R, 1152R, 1153R, 1154R, 1160R, 1161R

·          MUS 3310R, 3320R, 3321R, 3322R, 3323R, 3324R, 3330R, 3331R, 3332R, 3333R, 3334R, 3340R, 3350R, 3351R, 3352R, 3353R, 3354R, 3360R, 3361R

All majors must enroll in Intermediate Applied Study. By the end of the sixth semester students must pass the Advanced Study Jury. Applied study then continues at the advanced level.

Ensemble (8 credit hours, taken over 8 semesters)

Ensemble (8 credit hours, taken over 8 semesters)


 Selected from:

Additional Course Work (33 credit hours)


  • Music Electives. Credits: 5

5. Jazz Studies Concentration (Total Hours: 54)


Applied Study (24 credit hours)


Applied Study, Primary Instrument (18 credits)

  • MUS 1110R, 1120R, 1121R, 1123R, 1124R, 1130R, 1131R, 1132R, 1133R, 1134R, 1140R, 1150R, 1151R, 1152R, 1153R, 1154R, 1160R, 1161R
  • MUS 3310R, 3320R, 3321R, 3322R, 3323R, 3324R, 3330R, 3331R, 3332R, 3333R, 3334R, 3340R, 3350R, 3351R, 3352R, 3353R, 3354R, 3360R, 3361R

All majors must enroll in Intermediate Applied Study. By the end of the sixth semester students must pass the Advanced Study Jury. Applied study then continues at the advanced level.

And Applied Study, Secondary Instrument (2 credits)

  • MUS 0010R, 0020R, 0021R, 0022R, 0023R, 0024R, 0030R, 0031R, 0032R, 0033R, 0034R, 0040R, 0050R, 0051R, 0052R, 0053R, 0054R, 0060R, 0061R
  • Saxophonists are required to take one semester of clarinet and one semester of flute.

And MUS 3363R – Advanced Jazz I (total of 4 credits over two semesters.)

Ensemble (14 credit hours, taken over 8 semesters)


Must include 4 credit hours from: 

And 4 credit hours from:


And 6 credit hours from: