Incoming Music Majors

  • Bachelor of Music (B.M.):  Concentrations in Performance, Jazz Studies, or Music Education
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music (B.A.):  Concentrations in Liberal Arts, Composition & Technology

All incoming Music majors must take 12 units of Music as follows.

Core Courses (9 units)
Class # Class Name Day & Time Professor Units
1764 MUS 106  Fundamentals of Music Theory MWF 11:00–12:15 PM Alexander Kahn 3
1762 MUS 109.1  Intensive Keyboard Lab I MWF 11:00–11:50 AM Marilyn Thompson 2
OR 1763 MUS 109.2 Intensive Keyboard Lab I MWF 12:05–12:55 PM Marilyn Thompson 
1819 MUS 160  Freshman Learning Community (see note 1) TTH    1:00–2:50 PM Kahn/Cabalo 4


CHOOSE ONE Repertory and Forum Class based on major instrument or voice (1 unit)
 Class # Class Name Day & Time Professor Units
1816 MUS 151.1 Vocal Repertory Class W 1:00–3:00 PM Justin Montigne 1
OR 1817 MUS 151.2 Instrumental Repertory Class Thompson/Kahn
1995 MUS 425 Composers Forum Thom Limbert
1996 MUS 426 Jazz Forum Doug Leibinger


CHOOSE ONE of the following based on major instrument or voice (every semester in residence) (1 unit) (see note 2)
 Class # Class Name Day & Time Professor Units
1831 MUS 325 Symphonic Chorus (vocal majors) M/W    6:00–7:50 PM Jenny Bent 1
1832 MUS 326 Guitar Ensemble (guitar majors) T    4:00–6:40 PM Eric Cabalo
1833 MUS 327 Symphonic Wind Ensemble MW    4:00–5:50 PM Andy Collinsworth
1834 MUS 328 Symphony Orchestra (strings) MW    4:00–5:50 PM Alex Kahn
1835 MUS 329 Chamber Music (piano majors) M    1:00–2:15 PM Marilyn Thompson
1989 MUS 390 Jazz Orchestra (Jazz majors) W    6:00–8:40 PM Doug Leibinger


Private Lessons (1 unit)

CHOOSE ONE private lesson based on your major instrument or voice (every semester in residence).  Have your instructor sign the Private Instruction Registration card (available at the front desk) and submit to Brooke Tester in GMC 2042 for a Permission to Add number.  

See Current Class Schedule for list of private lessons.

Total Units: 12


In addition to these 12units, fill out your schedule with either English or Math (based on placement) for a total of 15 or 16 units


  1. MUS 160 satisfies GE A3 & C3.  Music Majors enroll in the Thursday, 1:00 breakout section (class #2062)
  2. Register now.  Placement auditions take place during the first week of classes. Woodwind, brass and percussion players should keep orchestra time open as well.