Woodwinds

Plan of Study: Woodwinds

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The programs of study for Woodwind majors are designed to develop skilled performers who are familiar with the standard solo, ensemble, and orchestral literature for their instruments.

NOTE: Curriculum is subject to change. In case of a discrepancy, the MSM Course Catalog is the authoritative source of requirements. View the Course Catalog here.

Sample Schedule for Bachelor of Music / Woodwind Major (Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon)

Total Curriculum Credits: 122

  • Major Instrument
    6 cr
  • Music Theory Core (TH0001-0002)
    8 cr
  • Aural Skills (AS0111-0112)
    4 cr
  • Music History Core (MH0001-0002)
    4 cr
  • Humanities Core (HU0001-0002)
    6 cr
  • Required Piano (RP0111-0112)
    2 cr
  • Large Performing Ensemble** (LP1500)
    2 cr
  • Concert Attendance (CA1000)
    0 cr
  • Jury
    0 cr
Total Credits for Year 1:
32 cr
  • Major Instrument
    6 cr
  • Music Theory Core (TH0003-0004)
    6 cr
  • Aural Skills (AS0211-0212)
    4 cr
  • Music History Core (MH0003-0004)
    4 cr
  • Humanities Core (HU0003-0004)
    6 cr
  • Required Piano (RP0211-0212)
    2 cr
  • Large Performing Ensemble** (LP1500)
    2 cr
  • Concert Attendance (CA1000)
    0 cr
  • Jury
    0 cr
Total Credits for Year 2:
30 cr
  • Major Instrument
    8 cr
  • Reed/Flute Lab (WW2151-2152)
    4 cr
  • Music History Electives (MH0500-2999)
    6 cr
  • Humanities Electives (HU0500-2999)
    6 cr
  • Practical Foundations (ME1500)
    2 cr
  • Large Performing Ensemble** (LP1500)
    2 cr
  • Chamber Music** (SP1500)
    2 cr
  • Concert Attendance (CA1000)
    0 cr
  • Jury
    0 cr
Total Credits for Year 3:
30 cr
  • Major Instrument
    8 cr
  • Reed/Flute Lab (WW2151-2152)
    4 cr
  • Theory Electives (TH2000-2999)
    4 cr
  • Humanities Electives (HU0500-2999)
    6 cr
  • Orchestral Conducting (CD0211-0212)
    4 cr
  • Large Performing Ensemble** (LP1500)
    2 cr
  • Chamber Music** (SP1500)
    2 cr
  • 5 Setting the Stage Workshops (ME1000)
    0 cr
  • Jury
    0 cr
  • Graduation Recital
    0 cr
Total Credits for Year 4:
30 cr

NOTE: Curriculum is subject to change. In case of a discrepancy, the MSM Course Catalog is the authoritative source of requirements. View the Course Catalog here.

**All woodwind players must participate in large ensembles for 8 semesters as assigned by the Ensembles Office; in addition, 4 semesters of chamber music must be completed as assigned by the Ensembles Office.

Sample Schedule for Bachelor of Music / Woodwind Major (Classical Saxophone)

Total Curriculum Credits: 126

  • Major Instrument
    6 cr
  • Music Theory Core (TH0001-0002)
    8 cr
  • Aural Skills (AS0111-0112)
    4 cr
  • Music History Core (MH0001-0002)
    4 cr
  • Humanities Core (HU0001-0002)
    6 cr
  • Required Piano (RP0111-0112)
    2 cr
  • Large Performing Ensemble** (LP1500)
    2 cr
  • Freshman/Sophomore Sax Performance Class*** (SX0100)
    2 cr
  • Concert Attendance (CA1000)
    0 cr
  • Jury
    0 cr
Total Credits for Year 1:
34 cr
  • Major Instrument
    6 cr
  • Music Theory Core (TH0003-0004)
    6 cr
  • Aural Skills (AS0211-0212)
    4 cr
  • Music History Core (MH0003-0004)
    4 cr
  • Humanities Core (HU0003-0004)
    6 cr
  • Required Piano (RP0211-0212)
    2 cr
  • Large Performing Ensemble** LP1500
    2 cr
  • Freshman/Sophomore Sax Performance Class SX0100***
    2 cr
  • Concert Attendance CA1000
    0 cr
  • Jury
    0 cr
Total Credits for Year 2:
32 cr
  • Major Instrument
    8 cr
  • Music History Electives (MH0500-2999)
    6 cr
  • Humanities Electives (HU0500-2999)
    6 cr
  • Practical Foundations (ME1500)
    2 cr
  • Large Performing Ensemble** (LP1500)
    2 cr
  • Chamber Music** (SP1500)
    2 cr
  • Junior/Senior Sax Performance Class (SX0200)***
    4 cr
  • Concert Attendance (CA1000)
    0 cr
  • Jury
    0 cr
Total Credits for Year 3:
30 cr
  • Major Instrument
    8 cr
  • Theory Electives (TH2000-2999)
    4 cr
  • Humanities Electives (HU0500-2999)
    6 cr
  • Orchestral Conducting (CD0211-0212)
    4 cr
  • Large Performing Ensemble** (LP1500)
    2 cr
  • Chamber Music** (SP1500)
    2 cr
  • Junior/Senior Sax Performance Class (SX0200)***
    4 cr
  • 5 Setting the Stage Workshops (ME1000)
    0 cr
  • Jury
    0 cr
  • Graduation Recital
    0 cr
Total Credits for Year 4:
30 cr

NOTE: Curriculum is subject to change. In case of a discrepancy, the MSM Course Catalog is the authoritative source of requirements. View the Course Catalog here.

**All woodwind players must participate in large ensembles for 8 semesters as assigned by the Ensembles Office; in addition, 4 semesters of chamber music must be completed as assigned by the Ensembles Office.

***Saxophone majors are required to participate in the repertoire and performance class each semester enrolled, thus requiring these students to register for additional credits each semester.

Sample Schedule for Master of Music / Woodwind Major (Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, and Bassoon)

Total Curriculum Credits: 54

  • Major Lessons
    5 cr
  • Reed/Flute Lab (WW2151-2152)
    2 cr
  • Music History Electives (MH1000-2999)
    3 cr
  • Graduate Electives
    2 cr
  • Large Performing Ensemble** (LP1500)
    1 cr
  • Chamber Music** (SP1500)
    1 cr
  • Concert Attendance (CA1000)
    0 cr
Total Credits for Year 1, Fall:
14 cr
  • Major Lessons
    5 cr
  • Reed/Flute Lab (WW2151-2152)
    2 cr
  • Music History Electives (MH1000-2999)
    3 cr
  • Large Performing Ensemble** (LP1500)
    1 cr
  • Chamber Music** (SP1500)
    1 cr
  • Concert Attendance (CA1000)
    0 cr
  • Jury
    0 cr
Total Credits for Year 1, Spring:
12 cr
  • Major Lessons
    5 cr
  • Reed/Flute Lab (WW2151-2152)
    2 cr
  • Graduate Theory Electives (TH2000-2999)
    2 cr
  • Graduate Electives
    3 cr
  • Large Performing Ensemble** (LP1500)
    1 cr
  • Chamber Music** (SP1500)
    1 cr
Total Credits for Year 2, Fall:
14 cr
  • Major Lessons
    5 cr
  • Reed/Flute Lab (WW2151-2152)
    2 cr
  • Graduate Theory Electives (TH2000-2999)
    2 cr
  • Graduate Electives
    3 cr
  • Large Performing Ensemble** (LP1500)
    1 cr
  • Chamber Music** (SP1500)
    1 cr
  • Jury
    0 cr
  • Graduation Recital
    0 cr
Total Credits for Year 2, Spring:
14 cr

NOTE: Curriculum is subject to change. In case of a discrepancy, the MSM Course Catalog is the authoritative source of requirements. View the Course Catalog here.

**All woodwind players must participate in large ensembles for 4 semesters as assigned by the Ensembles Office; in addition, 4 semesters of chamber music must be completed as assigned by the Ensembles Office.

***Saxophone majors are required to participate in the repertoire and performance class each semester enrolled, thus requiring these students to register for additional credits each semester.

Sample Schedule for Master of Music / Woodwind Major (Classical Saxophone)

Total Curriculum Credits: 54

  • Major Lessons
    5 cr
  • Music History Electives (MH1000-2999)
    3 cr
  • Graduate Electives
    2 cr
  • Large Performing Ensemble** (LP1500)
    1 cr
  • Chamber Music** (SP1500)
    1 cr
  • Graduate Sax Repertoire Class (SX2200)***
    4 cr
  • Concert Attendance (CA1000)
    0 cr
Total Credits for Year 1, Fall:
16 cr
  • Major Lessons
    5 cr
  • Music History Electives (MH1000-2999)
    3 cr
  • Large Performing Ensemble** (LP1500)
    1 cr
  • Chamber Music** (SP1500)
    1 cr
  • Graduate Sax Repetoire Class (SX2200)***
    2 cr
  • Concert Attendance (CA1000)
    0 cr
  • Jury
    0 cr
Total Credits for Year 1, Spring:
12 cr
  • Major Lessons
    5 cr
  • Graduate Theory Electives (TH2000-2999)
    2 cr
  • Graduate Electives
    3 cr
  • Large Performing Ensemble** (LP1500)
    1 cr
  • Chamber Music** (SP1500)
    1 cr
  • Graduate Sax Repertoire Class (SX2200)***
    2 cr
Total Credits for Year 2, Fall:
14 cr
  • Major Lessons
    5 cr
  • Graduate Theory Electives (TH2000-2999)
    2 cr
  • Graduate Electives
    3 cr
  • Large Performing Ensemble** (LP1500)
    1 cr
  • Chamber Music** (SP1500)
    1 cr
  • Graduate Sax Repertoire Class (SX2200)***
    2 cr
  • Jury
    0 cr
  • Graduation Recital
    0 cr
Total Credits for Year 2, Spring:
14 cr

NOTE: Curriculum is subject to change. In case of a discrepancy, the MSM Course Catalog is the authoritative source of requirements. View the Course Catalog here.

**All woodwind players must participate in large ensembles for 4 semesters as assigned by the Ensembles Office; in addition, 4 semesters of chamber music must be completed as assigned by the Ensembles Office.

***Saxophone majors are required to participate in the repertoire and performance class each semester enrolled, thus requiring these students to register for additional credits each semester.