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Woodwind, Brass, and Percussion Instruments, BM

Offered in: CHICAGO

The program for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxaphone, trumpet, horn, trombone, tuba, and percussion instruments requires 120 semester hours. It is designed to prepare the student as a performer (solo and ensemble) and for graduate study.


C is the minimum passing grade in Applied Music 211, 212, and 213. At the completion of the student’s second year, he/she must receive a minimum grade of B- in Applied Music 214 to be admitted to the upper division. In the upper division, the candidate must not receive a grade lower than B- for each course in the major instrument.

  Large Ensemble .....8
  Major Instrument 211-214, 311-314 .....32
  Small Ensemble may include 2 s.h. ENS 236 for qualified students .....4-8
  ACP 101 First-Year Seminar .....3
  ENG 101 Composition I: Critical Reading and Writing .....3
  ENG 102 Composition II: Introduction to Academic Research .....3
  MTA 305 Form and Analysis .....3
  MUHL 210 The Music of America .....3
  MUHL 251 History of Western Music I .....3
  MUHL 252 History of Western Music II .....3
  MUHL 253 History of Western Music III .....3
  MUHL 337 Ochestral Literature .....3
  MUHL 339 Chamber Music Literature .....3
  MUSC 121ABC Musicianship .....5
  MUSC 122ABC Musicianship II .....5
  MUSC 221ABC Musicianship III .....5
  MUSC 222ABC Musiicanship IV .....5
  PERF 099 Performance Attendance (six semesters required) .....
  PERF 215 Advanced Studies in Rhythm and Intonation .....2
  PERF 240 Elements of Conducting .....2
  PERF 330 Senior Seminar in Music Pedagogy .....1


  Seven Academic Electives .....21

*Students are assigned to chamber music ensembles at the discretion of the director and the program heads for up to eight semesters. A minimum of four semesters of ENS 306 (Woodwind/Brass Chamber Music) or ENS 308 (Percussion Ensemble) is required for graduation.