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Guitar Emphasis

Bachelor of Music in Performance: Guitar - 120 Hours

General Education - 39 Hours

Required Courses - 12 hours
WU 101The Washburn Experience3
EN 101First Year Writing3
EN 300Advanced College Writing3
MA 112Contemporary College Mathematics (or above)3
Social Science - 9 hours 1
HI 105Introduction to World Music and its History (required of all Music Majors)3
Natural Science / Mathematics - 9 hours 2
Arts / Humanities - 10 hours 3
Elective in Fine Arts (Art or Theatre)3

AN, EC, GG, HI, IL170, PO, PY, SO - Max 6 hours any discipline.


AS, BI, CH, GL, MA, PS, IL170 - Max 6 hours any discipline.


AR, CN, EN, FL102 or higher, IL170, MM, PH, RG, TH - Max 6 hours any discipline.

Music - 76 Hours

Theory - 21 Hours
MU 122Rhythm Perception-Music Majors (proficiency requirements for 4th semester jury performance exam) 11
MU 123Integrating Technology in Music1
MU 215Music Theory I3
MU 314Music Theory II3
MU 315Music Theory III3
MU 316Theory IV3
MU 217Aural Skills I1
MU 311Aural Skills II1
MU 312Aural Skills III1
MU 317Orchestration2
MU 320Form and Analysis2
MU 443Composition1
Music History - 8 Hours
MU 325Music History I3
MU 326Music History II3
MU 327Music History III2
Applied Music Lessons - 29 Hours
Applied Lessons in Concentration Area (MU 070 A enrollment required each semester) *3 credit hours of private lessons each semester24
Students must take at least 2 hours of group piano or piano lessons and pass the Piano Proficiency Exam prior to the 4th Semester Jury. For most, the following are required:5
Group Piano I (1)
Group Piano II (1)
MU 2XX Vocal Lessons (1)
MU 2XX Performance Minor Lessons (2)
Specialized Courses - 3 Hours
MU 400Special Topics in Music2
MU 305Business of Music1
Pedagogy - 1 Hour
MU 208Guitar Techniques1
Ensembles - 12 Hours
Large Ensembles 28
Small Ensembles4
MU 244 / MU 444 Collaborative Piano
Conducting - 2 Hours
MU 238Instrumental Lab (requirement for conducting courses)0
MU 240Beginning Conducting1
MU 442Advanced Instrumental Conducting1

Students must enroll in MU 122 Rhythmic Perception course for credit if they do not pass the entrance exam.

General Studies Electives - 5 Hours

May be selected from any department.

Music Department Proficiency Requirements (complete the following prior to scheduling the 4th Semester Peformance Proficiency Exam)
Proficiency Requirements:
Piano Proficiency Exam (PPE) 1
Rhythmic Perception Exam (RPE) 1
48 Recital Credits 1
Scale Proficiency Exam 1
Pass MU 215 Theory I (w/C or better) 1
Pass MU 217 Aural Skills I (w/C or better) 1
4th Semester Performance Proficiency Exam 2
Pass Junior Recital Jury and present Junior Recital
Pass Senior Rectial and present Senior Recital

Students must complete all proficiency requirements prior to taking 4th Semester Performance Proficiency Exam.


4th Semester Performance Proficiency Exam: Students who pass can enroll in upper division lessons, ensembles and music classes.