Core courses:
MSC 087 Student Recital
MSC 115 Music Theory I
MSC 116 Music Theory II
MSC 117 Aural Skills I
MSC 118 Aural Skills II

One of the following:
MBS 373 Music Industry Entrepreneurship
MED 337 Music Teaching and Learning I

8 semesters of:
MSC 099 Recital Attendance
Individual Instruction (MUI)
Music Ensemble (MUE)

Students must pass MSC-088 Piano Proficiency, or complete the following with a C- or better:
MSC 150 Class Piano Instruction I
MSC 151 Class Piano Instruction II

Students must pass MSC-089 Voice Proficiency, or complete the following:
MSC 160 Class Voice Instruction

Two music history courses from the following:
MSC 201 The Roots of American Music
MSC 202 World Musics
MSC 206 Milestones in Music Recording
MSC 241 Introduction to Music History
MSC 242 History of Western Art Music, 1730-1950
MSC 343 20th Century Art Music

One of the following (must total 3 credits):
MSC 400 Internship
or
MSC 411 Capstone Symposium in Music I
MSC 412 Capstone Symposium in Music II
MSC 413 Capstone Symposium in Music III

Students will enroll in private study on their Principal Performance Medium (PPM) during each fall and spring semester.  Additional requirements for music majors can be found in the Department of Music Student Handbook.

In addition to the core, each major must complete eight additional credits of MSC courses at the 200 level or higher and one of the following 12 credit concentrations:

Composition concentration
MSC 130 Music Composition Workshop (2 semesters)
MSC 215 Music Theory III
MSC 216 Music Theory IV
MSC 217 Aural Skills III
MSC 252 Class Piano Instruction III
MSC 253 Class Piano Instruction IV
MSC 315 Counterpoint
MSC 329 Advanced Form and Analysis
MSC 416 Orchestration
MUI 171 Individual Instruction: Composition (2 semesters)

Instrumental concentration
MSC 215 Music Theory III
MSC 216 Music Theory IV
MSC 217 Aural Skills III
MSC 246 Principles of Conducting
MSC 252 Class Piano Instruction III
MSC 253 Class Piano Instruction IV
MSC 345 Advanced Instrumental Conducting
MSC 403 Instrumental Pedagogy (PPM)
MSC 405 Instrumental Literature (PPM)
MSC 416 Orchestration
2 semesters of 100 level MUI

Individualized concentration

Students will work with a faculty mentor to create a rationale and course-plan for a self-designed concentratino for a total of 20 credits, including 8 credits at MSC 200 or higher, in addition to the core. The topic of the concentration must align with expertise of faculty at LVC and include both knowledge-based (history, survey) and skills-based (hands on) courses.

Jazz concentration
MSC 201 The Roots of American Music
MSC 215 Music Theory III
MSC 217 Aural Skills III
MSC 218 Jazz Theory
MSC 250 Modern Band Keyboard Techniques
MSC 416 Orchestration
MUE 225 Valley Jazz Orchestra
MUE 226 Small Jazz Ensemble
MUI 172 Individual Instruction: Jazz Composition

Four credits (2-4 semesters) from the following:
MUI 160 Individual Instruction: Jazz Studies Guitar
MUI 161 Individual Instruction: Jazz Studies Percussion
MUI 162 Individual Instruction: Jazz Studies Piano
MUI 163 Individual Instruction: Jazz Studies Woodwind/Brass
MUI 164 Individual Instruction: Jazz Studies Bass
MUI 260 Individual Instruction: Jazz Studies Guitar
MUI 261 Individual Instruction: Jazz Studies Percussion
MUI 262 Individual Instruction: Jazz Studies Piano
MUI 263 Individual Instruction: Jazz Studies Woodwind/Brass
MUI 264 Individual Instruction: Jazz Studies Bass

Organ concentration
MSC 215 Music Theory III
MSC 216 Music Theory IV
MSC 217 Aural Skills III
MSC 351 Organ Literature
MSC 352 Organ Pedagogy
MSC 450 Accompanying
MUI 111 Individual Instruction: Organ (4 semesters if organ is not PPM)
2 credits from MSC-200 level or higher


Piano concentration
MSC 215 Music Theory III


MSC 216 Music Theory IV
MSC 217 Aural Skills III
MSC 306 Piano Literature
MSC 316 Keyboard Harmony
MSC 406 Piano Pedagogy
MSC 450 Accompanying
MUI 110 Individual Instruction: Piano (4 semesters if piano is not PPM)

Sacred Music concentration

MED 334 Choral Literature and Methods
MSC 246 Principles of Conducting
MSC 252 Class Piano Instruction III
MSC 253 Class Piano Instruction IV
MSC 422 Church Music Methods and Administration
MUI 111 Individual Instruction: Organ (4 semesters if organ is not PPM)

2 credits from MSC-200 level or higher

One from the following:
MSC 345 Advanced Instrumental Conducting
MSC 347 Advanced Choral Conducting

One from the following:
MSC 218 Jazz Theory
MUI 162 Individual Instruction: Jazz Studies Piano

Theory concentration
MSC 215 Music Theory III
MSC 216 Music Theory IV
MSC 217 Aural Skills III
MSC 252 Class Piano Instruction III
MSC 253 Class Piano Instruction IV
MSC 315 Counterpoint
MSC 316 Keyboard Harmony
MSC 329 Advanced Form and Analysis
MSC 416 Orchestration
MUI 170 Individual Instruction: Theory

Voice concentration

MSC 215 Music Theory III
MSC 217 Aural Skills III
MSC 233 Diction
MSC 252 Class Piano Instruction III
MSC 326 Vocal Literature
MSC 327 Vocal Pedagogy
MUI 121 Individual Instruction: Voice (2 semesters, if voice is not PPM)
3 credits from MSC-200 level or higher.