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Music Programs

Program Requirements for 2018-2019 Catalog Year

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Program Progression and Additional Graduation Requirements

In addition to the program requirements, students must complete the following:

  • Enroll in a large ensemble (1 credit) every semester they are enrolled in an applied lesson.
  • A minimum of 125-128 credits.
  • A minimum of 48 of the 134 credits must be at the upper division (3000 - 4999) level.
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • Satisfaction of College-Level Skills requirement and foreign language entrance requirement.
  • Satisfaction of the Service Learning requirement. (See
  • Completion of the summer course enrollment requirement.
  • Pass the Piano Proficiency Exam (a common prerequisite which is on a Pass/Fail basis)
  • Present an upper level recital in the applied emphasis, with a passing grade by a faculty committee.
  • Of the last 74 credits, a minimum of 32 credits must be at FGCU, including 12 credits in the major.
  • Pass the three (3) required tests [i.e., General Knowledge (082), Professional Education (083), and Music Education (028)] for Florida teacher certification.
  • Submit an online Application for Graduation via Gulfline by the deadline listed in the FGCU Academic Calendar.

Program Requirements

To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.

  1. FGCU General Education Program (

  2. Common Prerequisites
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course

    FGCU Course: EDF 2005 Intro to Teach Prof (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: EDFX005

    FGCU Course: Choose 4 credits with a prefix of MUN (1 credit per semester) (4)
    Acceptable Substitute: MUNXXXX

    FGCU Course: MUT 1111 Music Theory I (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: MUTX111 or MUTX121

    FGCU Course: MUT 1112 Music Theory II (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: MUTX112 or MUTX122

    FGCU Course: MUT 2116 Music Theory III (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: MUTX116 or MUTX126

    FGCU Course: MUT 2117 Music Theory IV (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: MUTX117 or MUTX127

    FGCU Course: (MUT 1241 Aural Skills I (1) and MUT 1242 Aural Skills II (1) and MUT 2246 Aural Skills III (1) and MUT 2247 Aural Skills IV (1))
    Acceptable Substitute: [(MUTX241 and MUTX242 and MUTX246 and MUTX247) or (MUTX221 and MUTX222 and MUTX226 and MUTX227) or (MUTX271 and MUTX272 and MUTX276 and MUTX277)]

    FGCU Course: Choose 4 credits of Freshman Applied Music (2 credits per semester) (4)
    Acceptable Substitute: MVxXX1X

    FGCU Course: Choose 4 credits of Sophomore Applied Music (2 credits per semester) (4)
    Acceptable Substitute: MVxXX2X

    FGCU Course: Secondary Piano-Proficiency by Examination
    Acceptable Substitute: (MVKX111 and MVKX112 and MVKX121 and MVKX122) or (MVKX111r and MVKX111r and MVKX121r and MVKX121r and MVKX211 and MVKX221) as needed to achieve piano proficiency.

  3. Required Courses in the Major (43 credits)
    A minimum grade of C or S is required in each course.

    MUE 2040 Introduction to Music Teaching (1)
    MUE 3311 Teaching Music, Elementary (3)
    MUG 3104 Introduction to Conducting (2)
    MUH 3211 Survey of Music History I (3)
    MUH 3212 Survey of Music History II (3)
    MUN 3xxx - 4xxx Ensemble (1 semester hour for two semesters) (2)
    MUN 3xxx - 4xxx Ensemble (1 semester for 0 credit) (0)
    MUS 1010 Recital Attendance (six semesters for 0 credit) (0)
    MUS 1360 Intro to Music Technology (1)
    MUS 3953 Junior Recital (0-1)
    MUS 4920 Senior Capstone in Music (3)
    MUS 4940 Internship in Music (9)
    MUT 3311 Orchestration and Arranging (3)
    MVS 1116 Class Guitar (1)
    MVx 3xxx Junior Applied Music (4) (2 cr x 2 semesters)
    MVx 4xxx Senior Applied Music (2)
    RED 4350 Literacy Content and Processes (3)
    TSL 4520 Sec Lang Acquis Comm& Culture (3)

  4. Concentration Requirements (15 credits)
    A minimum grade of C or S is required in each course.

    Complete requirements for one concentration:

    Choral Concentration
    Complete one of the following:
    MUE 3451 Woodwind Methods and Materials (1)
    MUE 3465 Brass Methods and Materials (1)

    Complete each of the following:
    MUE 3331 Secondary Vocal Music Methods (3)
    MUE 3343 String Methods & Materials (1)
    MUE 3433 Vocal Pedagogy (2)
    MUE 3475 Percussion Methods and Materials (2)
    MUE 4492 Choral Lit & Conducting Tech (3)
    MUS 1201 Diction I (1)
    MUS 2202 Diction II (1)
    MVK 3131 Choral Keyboard Skills (1)

    Instrumental Concentration
    MUE 3343 String Methods & Materials (1)
    MUE 3451 Woodwind Methods & Materials (1)
    MUE 3465 Brass Methods & Materials (1)
    MUE 3475 Percussion Methods & Materials (2)
    MUE 4344 Teaching Instrumental Music (3)
    MUE 4480 Marching Band Techniques (1)
    MUE 4481 Jazz Techniques and Methods (1)
    MUG 3204 Instr. Lit. & Cond. Techniques (3)
    MVV 1110 Class Voice (2)

  5. University Requirements (3 credits)
    IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

  6. Additional Electives - as needed to reach total credits required for the degree