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The Moores School of Music offers Bachelor of Music, Master of Music, and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees. In addition, it is possible to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in music through the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. Information on graduate degrees is available in the Graduate and Professional Studies catalog.
The Bachelor of Arts degree in music is offered to students wishing to pursue a program that places great emphasis on the liberal arts, but with a strong concentration in the field of music. In addition to the college requirements for the Bachelor of Arts, a minimum of 50 semester hours in music is required.
Four baccalaureate music degrees are offered: Bachelor of Music (with elective studies in Teacher Certification, Music Business, or Religion), Bachelor of Music in Applied Music, Bachelor of Music in Composition, and Bachelor of Music in Music Theory. Performance concentrations for the Bachelor of Music in Applied Music are piano, organ, voice, wind, brass, strings, or percussion.
In addition to all university and college requirements, students must complete all requirements for each B.M. degree as outlined below. Note that requirements for the various concentrations for the Bachelor of Music in Applied Music degree appear separately, as do the different areas of elective studies.
Although a successful audition will allow a student to enroll as a music major at the Moores School of Music, formal acceptance into specific areas of specialization (applied music, theory, composition, music education) does not occur until the end of the sophomore year.
Students who wish to apply for admission to an area of specialization must obtain a degree plan from the advising office in the second semester of their sophomore year and pass the admissions requirements established by the area of specialization. In order to obtain an official degree plan, students must have met the basic GPA requirements for the specialized area and must be current on recital attendance requirements. Degree plans are registered with the office of the dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and copies are kept in the student's permanent file in the Moores School of Music advising office. Students may request a copy of the official degree plan at any time.
Although areas of specialization are not Officially recognized until the end of the sophomore year, students should indicate their interest to appropriate faculty members and the academic advisor as early as possible for effective advising.
Students enrolled in applied music must participate in the large ensemble appropriate for the instrument or voice. This obligation remains in force even after degree requirements have been met.
The Moores School of Music is a full member of the National Association of Schools of Music and a member of the Texas Association of Music Schools.
In addition to meeting all requirements for admission to the University of Houston, all students applying for acceptance as majors in the Moores School of Music must pass an audition on their principal instrument or voice and be able to meet at least a freshman level of performance. In addition, they must take an examination for placement in music theory.
In addition to meeting all requirements for admission to the University of Houston, all transfer students applying for acceptance as majors in the Moores School of Music must pass an audition on their principal instrument or voice. Music majors transferring from other institutions must have a 2.50 minimum grade point average in all music courses attempted. Courses within the Texas "Field of Study Curriculum for Music" will transfer if minimum grade point and proficiency requirements are met. As required of Moores School of Music's native students, transfer students must take and pass applicable prerequisite proficiency exams before enrolling in designated theory and aural skills courses.
Programs covering a wide range of literature and varied media of performance are presented each semester by faculty and by students. All music majors must attend a total of 96 recitals prior to graduation. Music education majors will be exempt from recital attendance the semester of student teaching. If student teaching is completed in the 8th semester of study, music education majors need only accumulate a total of 84 recitals. Students must attend a minimum of four Tuesday recitals each semester they are enrolled in nine or more hours until their total recital requirement has been met.
To request preparation of a degree plan or schedule a junior recital, students must have attended 60 recitals. To schedule a senior recital, students must have attended 72 recitals. Graduation paperwork will not be approved until the total requirement has been met. Students should attend 12 recitals each semester to meet these requirements. In the rare instance when a nondegree applicable recital is requested by General Petition and approved, the student must be current on recital attendance before the event can be scheduled. The numbers required are 12 recitals (freshman), 36 recitals (sophomores), and 60 recitals (junior).
Only Moores School of Music sponsored recitals will be counted for credit. Performances in which the student is a participant will not count toward recital attendance. Attendance is generally taken electronically with the CougarOne card. Occasionally, however, students will be asked to turn in recital programs within two weeks of the performance date as proof of attendance. Please contact the undergraduate advisor for details.
A minimum grade of C- is required for advancement to the next course in theory, aural skills, class piano, and music history sequences.
Proficiency exams are prerequisites for several courses in the theory and aural skills sequences. A passing grade on these exams will likewise be at least C-. Furthermore, proficiency examinations are valid only through the next offering of the course for which they are prerequisite; if a student, having qualified for a course for which a proficiency examination is prerequisite, fails to complete that course the next time it is offered, the student must retake and pass the proficiency exam(s) for that course before enrolling in it.
A number of music courses can be used by nonmusic majors to fulfill certain core course requirements. In addition, students majoring in other areas may elect to participate in ensembles, typically with consent of the instructor. Instruction in applied music for college credit is not generally available to nonmajors. Anyone interested in noncredit private lessons should contact the Preparatory and Continuing Studies Division at 713-743-3398 or visit www.pcs.uh.edu/.
Catalog Publish Date: May 4, 2010
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