Winds and Percussion Instruments Major

Bachelor of Music degrees in winds and percussion require a minimum of 50 units, and include core music requirements (14.5 units), major requirements (23.5 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

Flute, Saxophone, Bassoon, Trumpet, Horn, Euphonium, Trombone, and Tuba Performance (23.5 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
Free Electives (1.5 units; may be music or non-music courses)

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 (23.5 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
Free Elective (.5 unit; may be music or non-music course)

Percussion Performance (23.5 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
Free Electives (1.5 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)