Winds and Percussion Instruments Major

Bachelor of Music degrees in winds and percussion require a minimum of 48 units, and include core music requirements (13.5 units), major requirements (22-23.5 units), and distribution and elective requirements (11-12.5 units).

Music Core Requirements (13.5 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
The Classical Canon
and Performers and Performance
and Music in the Present
CONDUCT 326-0Basic Conducting
One MUSICOL elective
One 20th/21st century Music Studies elective

Flute, Saxophone, Bassoon, Trumpet, Horn, Euphonium, Trombone, and Tuba Performance (22 units)

Course Title
100-level applied study (3 quarters)
200-level applied study (3 quarters)
300-level applied study (6 quarters)
CONDUCT 374-0Band Organizations (12 quarters)
or CONDUCT 393-0 Orchestral Organizations
or CONDUCT 378-0 Contemporary Music Ensemble
CONDUCT 391-0Chamber Music (6 quarters)
WIND_PER 359-0Teaching Techniques
WIND_PER 393-0Repertoire Studies
WIND_PER 370-0Junior Recital (Flute, Trumpet, and Horn only)
WIND_PER 380-0Senior Recital

Oboe Performance (23.5 units)

Course Title
WIND_PER 112-0Applied Oboe for Music Majors (3 quarters)
WIND_PER 212-0Applied Oboe for Music Majors (3 quarters)
WIND_PER 312-0Applied Oboe for Music Majors (6 quarters)
CONDUCT 374-0Band Organizations (12 quarters)
or CONDUCT 393-0 Orchestral Organizations
or CONDUCT 378-0 Contemporary Music Ensemble
CONDUCT 391-0Chamber Music (6 quarters)
WIND_PER 357-0Reed Making (3 quarters)
WIND_PER 359-0Teaching Techniques
WIND_PER 393-0Repertoire Studies
WIND_PER 380-0Senior Recital

Clarinet Performance (23 units)

Course Title
WIND_PER 113-0Applied Clarinet for Music Majors (3 quarters)
WIND_PER 213-0Applied Clarinet for Music Majors (3 quarters)
WIND_PER 313-0Applied Clarinet for Music Majors (6 quarters)
CONDUCT 374-0Band Organizations (12 quarters)
or CONDUCT 393-0 Orchestral Organizations
or CONDUCT 378-0 Contemporary Music Ensemble
CONDUCT 391-0Chamber Music (6 quarters)
WIND_PER 359-0Teaching Techniques
WIND_PER 393-0Repertoire Studies (Clarinet Orchestral Studies, 3 quarters)
WIND_PER 380-0Senior Recital

Percussion Performance (22 units)

Course Title
WIND_PER 131-0Applied Percussion for Music Majors (3 quarters)
WIND_PER 231-0Applied Percussion for Music Majors (3 quarters)
WIND_PER 331-0Applied Percussion for Music Majors (6 quarters)
CONDUCT 374-0Band Organizations (12 quarters)
or CONDUCT 393-0 Orchestral Organizations
or CONDUCT 378-0 Contemporary Music Ensemble
CONDUCT 391-0Chamber Music (6 quarters)
WIND_PER 347-0Percussion Pedagogy
WIND_PER 393-0Repertoire Studies
WIND_PER 370-0Junior Recital
WIND_PER 380-0Senior Recital

Distribution and Elective Requirements (11-12.5 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)
Electives (5 - 6.5 units, music or non-music courses)
Business/Finance Overlay course (may double count with any other requirement)