String Instruments Major

Bachelor of Music degrees in string instruments require a minimum of 50 to 50.5 units, and include core music requirements (14.5 units), major requirements (23.5-24 units), and distribution and elective requirements (12 units).

Music Core Requirements (14.5 units)

Course Title
MUSIC 111-1
MUSIC 111-2
MUSIC 111-3
Music Theory I
and Music Theory II
and Music Theory III
MUSIC 211-1
MUSIC 211-2
MUSIC 211-3
Music Theory IV
and Music Theory V
and Music Theory VI
MUSIC 126-1
MUSIC 126-2
MUSIC 126-3
Aural Skills I
and Aural Skills II
and Aural Skills III
MUSIC 226-1
MUSIC 226-2
MUSIC 226-3
Aural Skills IV
and Aural Skills V
and Aural Skills VI
MUSIC 127-1
MUSIC 127-2
MUSIC 127-3
Keyboard Skills 1
and Keyboard Skills 2
and Keyboard Skills 3 (or higher course number based on placement)
MUSIC 214-0
MUSIC 215-0
MUSIC 216-0
Western Music Cultures Before 1600
and Western Music Cultures 1600-1800
and Western Music Cultures After 1800
MUSIC 213-0World Music Cultures
CONDUCT 326-0Basic Conducting
One MUSICOL elective
One 20th/21st century Music Studies elective

Violin, Viola, and Cello Performance (24 units)

Course Title
100-level applied study (3 quarters)
200-level applied study (3 quarters)
300-level applied study (6 quarters)
CONDUCT 393-0Orchestral Organizations (12 quarters)
CONDUCT 391-0Chamber Music (6 quarters)
String Pedagogy, selected from STRINGS 311-0, STRINGS 315-1,2,3 or STRINGS 316-1,2,3 (3 quarters)
STRINGS 319-1
STRINGS 319-2
STRINGS 319-3
Orchestral Repertoire I (Violin,Viola,Cello,Dbl Bass,Harp)
and Orchestral Repertoire II (Violin,Viola,Cello,Dbl Bass,Harp)
and Orchestral Repertoire III (Violin,Viola,Cello,Dbl Bass,Harp)
STRINGS 370-0Junior Recital
STRINGS 380-0Senior Recital

Double Bass Performance (23.5 units)

Course Title
STRINGS 144-0Applied Double Bass for Music Majors (3 quarters)
STRINGS 244-0Applied Double Bass for Music Majors (3 quarters)
STRINGS 344-0Applied Double Bass for Music Majors (6 quarters)
CONDUCT 393-0Orchestral Organizations (12 quarters)
CONDUCT 391-0Chamber Music (3 quarters)
STRINGS 316-1
STRINGS 316-2
STRINGS 316-3
Cello and Double Bass Pedagogy I
and Cello and Double Bass Pedagogy II
and Cello and Double Bass Pedagogy III
STRINGS 319-1
STRINGS 319-2
STRINGS 319-3
Orchestral Repertoire I (Violin,Viola,Cello,Dbl Bass,Harp)
and Orchestral Repertoire II (Violin,Viola,Cello,Dbl Bass,Harp)
and Orchestral Repertoire III (Violin,Viola,Cello,Dbl Bass,Harp)
STRINGS 370-0Junior Recital (0 units)
STRINGS 380-0Senior Recital (0 units)
Free Electives (1 unit; may be music or non-music courses)

Harp Performance (23.5 units)

Course Title
STRINGS 151-0Applied Harp for Music Majors (3 quarters)
STRINGS 251-0Applied Harp for Music Majors (3 quarters)
STRINGS 351-0Applied Harp for Music Majors (6 quarters)
CONDUCT 393-0Orchestral Organizations (12 quarters)
or CONDUCT 374-0 Band Organizations
or CONDUCT 378-0 Contemporary Music Ensemble
CONDUCT 391-0Chamber Music (3 quarters)
STRINGS 318-1
STRINGS 318-2
STRINGS 318-3
Harp Technique and Pedagogy I
and Harp Technique and Pedagogy II
and Harp Technique and Pedagogy III
STRINGS 319-1
STRINGS 319-2
STRINGS 319-3
Orchestral Repertoire I (Violin,Viola,Cello,Dbl Bass,Harp)
and Orchestral Repertoire II (Violin,Viola,Cello,Dbl Bass,Harp)
and Orchestral Repertoire III (Violin,Viola,Cello,Dbl Bass,Harp)
STRINGS 380-0Senior Recital
Free Electives (1 unit; may be music or non-music courses)

Guitar Major Requirements (23.5 units)

Course Title
STRINGS 171-0Applied Guitar for Music Majors (3 quarters)
STRINGS 271-0Applied Guitar for Music Majors (3 quarters)
STRINGS 371-0Applied Guitar for Music Majors (6 quarters)
STRINGS 374-0Guitar Ensemble for Music Majors (12 quarters)
STRINGS 376-1
STRINGS 376-2
STRINGS 376-3
Guitar Pedagogy I
and Guitar Pedagogy II
and Guitar Pedagogy III
STRINGS 375-1
STRINGS 375-2
STRINGS 375-3
Lute and Guitar History and Literature I
and Lute and Guitar History and Literature II
and Lute and Guitar History and Literature III
STRINGS 370-0Junior Recital
STRINGS 380-0Senior Recital
Free Electives (2.5 units; may be music or non-music courses)

Distribution and Elective Requirements (12 units)

Course Title
Area I Natural Sciences or Area II Formal Studies or Music Technology (1 unit)
Area III Social/Behavioral Sciences (1 unit)
Area IV Historical Studies (1 unit)
Area V Ethics and Values (1 unit)
Area VI Literature/Fine Arts (1 unit)
English Composition course (1 unit)
Non-Music Electives (6 units)
Business/Finance Overlay course (may double count with any other requirement)