Courses

One of the best ways to discover a degree program is to check out the course listings. By simply clicking on the course titles below, you can get a preview of the classes you will attend as a student at Indiana Wesleyan University.

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MUS-101,MUS-201,MUS-301,MUS-401,MUS-160,MUS-162,MUS-261,MUS-264,MUS-164,MUS-263,MUS-266,MUS-265,MUS-285,MUS-371,MUS-372,MUS-442,MUS-490,MUS-125,MUS-248

* MUS-125 required for Vocal Emphasis only. MUS-248 required for Keyboard Emphasis only.

Electives

Instrumental Emphasis

(All 4 Techniques courses)

MUS-114,MUS-275,MUS-281,MUS-282,MUS-283,MUS-284,MUS-286,MUS-290,MUS-300

VOCAL EMPHASIS

MUS-225,MUS-275,MUS-280,MUS-286,MUS-365,MUS-366

PIANO EMPHASIS

MUS-100,MUS-245,MUS-246,MUS-275,MUS-286,MUS-290,MUS-218

General Emphasis Applied Music majors must add the following:

  • Four semesters of Secondary Applied (4 Hours)
  • Large ensemble in Secondary area (2 Hours)
  • MUS-280 Choral Techniques(2 Hours)
  • Instrumental Techniques (2 Hours)

PIANO PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENT

The Indiana Wesleyan University Division of Music requires every student majoring in Music and Music Education to fulfill a piano proficiency requirement. This requirement is established according to the guidelines provided by the National Association of Schools of Music, which gives accreditation to college music programs in the United States. Students whose emphasis is not piano should enroll in Class Piano and those whose primary instrument is piano should enroll in Keyboard Skills.

CLASS PIANO LEVELS Level I Level II Level III Level IV
Music Ed. / Choral Yes Yes Yes Yes
Music Ed. / General Yes Yes Yes Yes
Music Ed. / Instrumental Yes Yes Yes
Applied / Vocal Yes Yes Yes Yes
Applied / Instrumental Yes Yes Yes
Church Music Yes Yes Yes Yes
Theory / Composition Yes Yes Yes
All music minors Yes Yes

Students with prior piano experience may demonstrate their ability to enter at a higher level through audition. Check the Class Piano Levels table to determine your appropriate entry level. For this option, you must consult a member of the Piano faculty.

  1. Exit juries are required at the final level of class piano study (see table above).
  2. These exit juries will be administered during finals week.
  3. 60% of the grade will be based on class work; 40% will be based on the final exam or exit jury for final level.
  4. If a student earns a grade lower than C (C- or below) for any level, he or she is required to re-enroll in the same class level until a C or above is earned.
KEYBOARD SKILLS Level I Level II
B. Mus, Applied / Piano Yes Yes
Music Ed. / Piano Yes Yes
Church Music / Piano Yes
B.Mus, Composition / Piano Yes
Music Minors / Piano Yes

Music Minor*

MUS-160,MUS-162,MUS-164,MUS-261,MUS-263,MUS-371,MUS-372,MUS-111,MUS-112,MUS-211,MUS-212,MUS-285,MUS-200

* Students choose between either MUS-371 or MUS-372. Students will also need 7 credit hours of Second Applied and/or Music electives, four semesters of Large Ensemble participation, completion of the Young Performer Series recital during the final semester of applied study, and completion of Piano Proficiency (competency through Level II - 2 to 4 credit hours).

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