College of Arts and Letters

2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Progression Plans are for planning purposes
only; see the catalog for official details.

Music Performance, Bachelor of Music

4YR Progression Plan-Classic Instrumental - Emphasis

Campus Availability

  • Flagstaff

Year 1

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. MUP101 Class Piano I For Majors 1
Description: Beginning piano for music majors with no keyboard experience. May co-convene with MUP 102, MUP 201 and MUP 202. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. MUP3XX1 Large Ensemble 1 MUP3XX1 Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Select from the following, as assigned through audition: MUP 350, 352, 353, 372 and 374 (Guitar majors take MUP 372 and Piano majors take MUP 374)
3. MUP3XX2 Private Lessons 3
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
4. MUS/MUPELECTIVE MUS/MUP Elective 1 MUS/MUPELECTIVE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Select courses with your advisor¿s consent. Note that you may count up to 3 units of MUP ensemble courses toward this requirement.
5. MUS121 Music Theory I 2
Description: Review of fundamentals followed by an introduction to voice leading and harmonic progression with diatonic chords; non-chord tones; and small-scale form, including cadences, phrases, and periods. Note that MUS 121 is normally taken concurrently with MUS 131. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: Pass placement exam or MUS 120 w/ grade of C or better
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
6. MUS131 Ear Training I 2
Description: How to conceptualize written diatonic melodies before hearing them and transcribe the same into notation after hearing, and improvise with these materials. Note that MUS 131 is normally taken concurrently with MUS 121. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: Pass placement exam or MUS 120 w/ grade of C or better
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
7. ENG105 Critical Read/Writng In Univ 4
Description: Writing skills for completing university coursework. Fulfills the liberal studies requirement for English composition. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ((English Placement Test Results (ACT 17+; Accuplacer WR 4-7; IELTS 6+; PLACE 30+; SATI 340+, TOEFL PB 525+/CB 193+/IB 70+)) or (Test Results (ACT < 7; AccuplacerWR < 4; PLACE 10; SATI < 340) and Corequisite: ENG 107))
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. MUP102 Class Piano II 1
Description: May co-convene with MUP 101, MUP 201 and/or MUP 202. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: MUP 101
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
2. MUP3XX1 Large Ensemble 1 MUP3XX1 Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Select from the following, as assigned through audition: MUP 350, 352, 353, 372 and 374 (Guitar majors take MUP 372 and Piano majors take MUP 374)
3. MUP3XX2 Private Lessons 3
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
4. MUS/MUPELECTIVE MUS/MUP Elective 1 MUS/MUPELECTIVE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Select courses with your advisor¿s consent. Note that you may count up to 3 units of MUP ensemble courses toward this requirement.
5. MUS122 Music Theory II 2
Description: Continued study of diatonic harmony; secondary functions; common-chord modulation; and binary and ternary forms. Note that MUS 122 is normally taken concurrently with MUS 132. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: MUS 121 w/ grade of C or better
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015
6. MUS132 Ear Training II 2
Description: How to conceptualize written diatonic melodies with some chromaticism before hearing them (sight singing) and transcribe the same into notation after hearing (dictation), and improvise with these materials. Note that MUS 132 is normally taken concurrently with MUS 122. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: MUS 131 w/ a grade of C or better
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015
7. MAT114 Quantitative Reasoning 3
Description: Contemporary quantitative methods, especially descriptive statistics, elementary probability, examples of statistical inference, linear and exponential models of growth and decay, and applicable discrete models. Fulfills liberal studies foundation requirement. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (MAT 100 with a grade of P taken Fall 2013 or later) or (MAT 102X with a grade of C or better) or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 35+; MATHC 30+; PLACE 43+) or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015

Year 2

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. MUP201 Keyboard Harmony I 1
Description: May co-convene with MUP 101, MUP 102 and/or MUP 202. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: MUP 102
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
2. MUP3XX1 Large Ensemble 1 MUP3XX1 Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Select from the following, as assigned through audition: MUP 350, 352, 353, 372 and 374 (Guitar majors take MUP 372 and Piano majors take MUP 374)
3. MUP3XX2 Private Lessons 3
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
4. MUS221 Music Theory III 3
Description: Mode mixture; Neapolitan and augmented-sixth chords; chromatic modulation; larger forms, including sonata and rondo. Note that MUS 221 is normally taken concurrently with MUS 231. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: MUS 122 w/ grade of C or better
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
5. MUS231 Ear Training III 1
Description: How to conceptualize modulating or harmonically altered tonal patterns before hearing them and transcribe the same into notation after hearing, and improvise with these materials. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: MUS 132 w/ a grade of C or better; Pre- or Corequisite: MUS 221
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
6. MUS241 Music History To 1750 3
Description: Evolution of Western music from ancient Greece through the Baroque period.. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (ENG 105 or HON 190 w/ a grade of C or better or English Placement Test Results (PLACE 60+)) and MUS 121 and MUS 122
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
7. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. MUP202 Keyboard Harmony II 1
Description: May co-convene with MUP 101, MUP 102 and/or MUP 201. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: MUP 201
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
2. MUP3XX1 Large Ensemble 1 MUP3XX1 Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Select from the following, as assigned through audition: MUP 350, 352, 353, 372 and 374 (Guitar majors take MUP 372 and Piano majors take MUP 374)
3. MUP3XX2 Private Lessons 3
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
4. MUS222 Music Theory IV 3
Description: Introduction to post-tonal theory and analysis, including the study of referential collections, basic pitch-class set theory, and serial techniques. Note that MUS 222 is normally taken concurrently with MUS 232. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: MUS 221 w/ a grade of C or better
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015
5. MUS232 Ear Training IV 1
Description: How to conceptualize complex tonal or atonal structures before hearing them and transcribe the same into notation after hearing, and improvise with these materials. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: MUS 231 w/ a grade of C or better; Pre- or Corequisite: MUS 222
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015
6. MUS242 Music History From 1750 3
Description: Music and musicians from mid-eighteenth century to the present Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (ENG 105 or HON 190 w/ a grade of C or better or English Placement Test Results (PLACE 60+)) and MUS 121 and MUS 122
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015
7. LIBSTLAB Liberal Studies (LAB) Course 4

Year 3

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. MUP366 Chamber Music 1
Description: Chamber music repertoire for mixed ensembles of strings, woodwinds, brass, piano, percussion, and voice. Department consent required. Letter grade only. May be repeated for up to12 units of credit.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
2. MUP3XX1 Large Ensemble 1 MUP3XX1 Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Select from the following, as assigned through audition: MUP 350, 352, 353, 372 and 374 (Guitar majors take MUP 372 and Piano majors take MUP 374)
3. MUP3XX2 Private Lessons 3
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
4. MUS/MUPELECTIVE MUS/MUP Elective 3 MUS/MUPELECTIVE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Select courses with your advisor¿s consent. Note that you may count up to 3 units of MUP ensemble courses toward this requirement.
5. MUS410 Topics In Music Theory & Comp 3
Description: In-depth study of a particular musical topic from a theoretical, analytical, and/or compositional standpoint. May be repeated with different topics. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: MUS 221 and 222 with grades of C or better
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
6. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
7. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. MUP366 Chamber Music 1
Description: Chamber music repertoire for mixed ensembles of strings, woodwinds, brass, piano, percussion, and voice. Department consent required. Letter grade only. May be repeated for up to12 units of credit.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
2. MUP380 Junior Recital 1
Description: Public recital for students who elect to present a recital in your junior year. Open to students currently enrolled in upper-division private lessons. Pass-fail only. Course fee required.
Grade Required: Grade of "P" - "Pass"
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
3. MUP3XX1 Large Ensemble 1 MUP3XX1 Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Select from the following, as assigned through audition: MUP 350, 352, 353, 372 and 374 (Guitar majors take MUP 372 and Piano majors take MUP 374)
4. MUP3XX2 Private Lessons 3
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
5. MUS423 Major Instrument Pedagogy 1
Description: Explores and compares different approaches to teaching in a private or group settings on your major instrument. Studies teaching strategies, goals, and appropriate literature. Co-convened with MUS 523. Letter grade only. May be repeated for up to 2 units of credit. Course fee required.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015
6. MUS422 Major Instrument Literature 1
Description: Studies the literature available for the specific instrument. Co-convened with MUS 522. Letter grade only. May be repeated for up to 2 units of credit.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
7. MUS330W Topics In Music Literature 3
Description: In-depth study of various genres in the Western classical music tradition including symphonic, chamber music, and choral literature. This course fulfills NAU's junior-level writing requirement. Letter grade only. This course may be repeated for credit. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (MUS 241 or 242), MUS 221, (ENG 105 or HON 190 or English Placement Test Results (PLACE 60+)) with grades of C or higher and Junior Status or higher
Requirement Designation: Junior Writing Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
8. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
Students must see an academic advisor before enrollment for the 7th term in preparation for graduation.

Year 4

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. MUP366 Chamber Music 1
Description: Chamber music repertoire for mixed ensembles of strings, woodwinds, brass, piano, percussion, and voice. Department consent required. Letter grade only. May be repeated for up to12 units of credit.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
2. MUP3XX2 Private Lessons 3
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
3. MUP3XX1 Large Ensemble 1 MUP3XX1 Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Select from the following, as assigned through audition: MUP 350, 352, 353, 372 and 374 (Guitar majors take MUP 372 and Piano majors take MUP 374)
4. MUP431 Conducting 2
Description: Fundamental conducting patterns and rehearsal techniques, score reading, and score preparation. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: MUS 221, MUS 232, and MUP 202 with grades of C or better
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
5. MUS/MUPELECTIVE MUS/MUP Elective 3 MUS/MUPELECTIVE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Select courses with your advisor¿s consent. Note that you may count up to 3 units of MUP ensemble courses toward this requirement.
6. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
7. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
Submit graduation application during the 7th term.
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. MUP366 Chamber Music 1
Description: Chamber music repertoire for mixed ensembles of strings, woodwinds, brass, piano, percussion, and voice. Department consent required. Letter grade only. May be repeated for up to12 units of credit.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
2. MUP3XX1 Large Ensemble 1 MUP3XX1 Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Select from the following, as assigned through audition: MUP 350, 352, 353, 372 and 374 (Guitar majors take MUP 372 and Piano majors take MUP 374)
3. MUP480C Appld Lessons & Senior Recital 4
Description: Preparing music and written background information for public performance. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Requirement Designation: Senior Capstone
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
4. MUS/MUPELECTIVE MUS/MUP Elective 3 MUS/MUPELECTIVE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Select courses with your advisor¿s consent. Note that you may count up to 3 units of MUP ensemble courses toward this requirement.
5. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
6. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3

University Requirements Specified by Major

University requirements includes 35 units of liberal studies and 6 units of diversity coursework. The courses listed below are required for the major, but may also be used to satisfy liberal studies and/or diversity. Know that if a course is used to satisfy more than one requirement it is only counted once in the cumulative totals. The sections that are blank can be satisfied with any course from the approved list of liberal studies or diversity.
Foundation Requirements:English (FNRQ:ENG) (4 units) ENG 105 (4)
Foundation Requirements:Math (FNRQ:MAT) (3 units) MAT 114 (3)
Aesthetic and Humanistic Inquiry (AHI) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Social and Political Worlds (SPW) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Cultural Understanding (CU) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Science/Applied Science (SAS/LAB) (7 units) Student Choice (7)
Liberal Studies Elective (3 units) Student Choice (3)
Diversity:U.S. Ethnic (DIV:ETHN) (3 units) Student Choice (3)
Diversity:Global (DIV:GLBL) (3 units) Student Choice (3)

Program Information

PROGRAM INFORMATION
 
Students may not use MUS or MUP prefixes courses to meet any liberal studies requirements.
 
Large Ensemble: 8 terms of 300-level MUP major ensemble as assigned through audition from MUP 350, 352, 353, 372 and 374 (Guitar majors take MUP 372 and  Piano majors take MUP 374)
 
MUS/MUP Electives: 11 units of additional MUS or MUP courses with your advisor’s consent. Note that you may count up to 3 units of MUP ensemble courses toward this requirement.  
 
Students must receive a grade of C or above in all MUS and MUP courses.

CONTACT INFORMATION
School of Music
Performing Arts (#37), Room 120
PHONE: 928-523-3731
http://www.cal.nau.edu/music/
 
Student Services Center
College of Arts and Letters
Riles (Bldg. 15), 2ndFloor
PHONE: 928-523-8632
http://www.cal.nau.edu/advising/default.asp

General Information

Progression Plans are intended to provide a general road map related to the sequencing of courses. 

For a full description of degree requirements, review the university catalog.  To determine what requirements you may have already met through transfer credits, AP/IB courses, or test credits review your degree progress report.

Some courses may have pre-requisites and/or require appropriate placement scores in Mathematics and English.  If you do not have the appropriate placement or pre-requisite courses, you may have to take more courses than are presented on the Progression Plan. 

Not all classes are offered every term so use caution when changing the sequencing of courses.

For further clarification, refer to the catalog (link provided at the top of this page) or speak with an academic advisor.