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Specialized Studies

Enhance your training through our specialized studies programs.

Enhance your training at the College of Music through our specialized studies programs.

A Specialized Study Program represents an organized curriculum that enhances or complements the degree to be awarded.

Only fully admitted students in declared music degree programs may participate in Specialized Studies in the College of Music. Inasmuch as programs may have special requirements or prerequisites, students must contact the designated faculty advisor before beginning any Specialized Studies sequence.

Upon completion of a Specialized Study program, students receive a “Recognition of Completion” document; however, such programs are not indicated on University transcripts or diplomas. Additional information is available in 204C HMU (644-4833).

Undergraduate Programs

Jazz Studies

Program Supervisor: Mr. Leon Anderson – 093 HMU (850)-644-1048

Course Code Hours (17) Course Title
MUH 4801 2 History of Jazz (1890 – 1950)
MUH 4802 2 History of Jazz (1950 – present)
MUE 4481 1 Jazz Ensemble Techniques
MUT 3353 3 Jazz Theory/ Arranging I (MUE 4481 and MUT 2117 are prerequisite)
MUT 3354 3 Jazz Theory/Arranging II
MUT 3641 1 Jazz Improvisation I
MUT 3642 1 Jazz Improvisation II
MUN 2710/4713 1-1-1-1 Jazz Ensemble (4 hours required)

Contact the Program Supervisor regarding specific entrance requirements.

Music Entrepreneurship

The Specialized Studies Program in Music Entrepreneurial Studies is a 12 hour program. See below for specific requirements. Please note that some courses are offered in alternate academic years.

PERFORMING ARTS COURSES (SELECT 6 CREDIT HOURS)
Course Code Hours (6) Course Title
ARE 4932 3 Introduction to Arts Administration
MUS 3320 3 Survey of the Music Industry
MUS 3934 3 Special Topics: Introduction to Music Entrepreneurship
NON-MUSIC COURSES (SELECT 6 CREDIT HOURS)
Course Code Hours (6) Course Title
ECO 2023 3 Principles of Microeconomics
FIN 3140 3 Personal Finance
MAN 3025 3 Concepts of Management
MAR 3023 3 Basic Marketing Concepts
ENT 2000 3 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
ENT 4114 3 New Venture Creation
ENT 3613 3 Innovation and Creativity
Performance
PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS: ALL MAJORS
Course Code Hours  Course Title
MV_ 3950 0 Recital (may not be presented before the sixth semester of applied study)
ORGAN PRINCIPAL
Course Code Hours (6) Course Title
MUR 4411 2 Organ Music: Middle Ages to End of the 17th Century
MUR 4412 2 Organ Music: from time of J.S. Bach to Present
MVK 4600 2 Organ/Harpsichord Pedagogy
VOICE PRINCIPAL
Course Code Hours (9) Course Title
MVV 4641 2 Vocal Pedagogy
FRE 1120 or GER 1120 4 Elementary French or German I
MUS 4221 or MUS 4231 3 French or German Diction/Language
Note: Language courses must be taken for a letter grade (not S/U)
WIND AND PERCUSSION PRINCIPALS
Course Code Hours (9) Course Title
MUN 2460/4463 1 Chamber Music
MVO 4640 3 Wind Instrument and Percussion Pedagogy
Choose one of the following:
MUL 4441 3 Solo Music Literature Seminar – Woodwinds
MUL 4442 3 Solo Music Literature Seminar – Brasses
Two hours of Major Ensemble to be chosen from:
MUN 2130/4133 1 Symphonic Band
MUN 2140/4143 1 Wind Orchestra
MUN 2210/4213 1 University Symphony
STRING PRINCIPAL
Course Code Hours (~9) Course Title
MVS 3530/4540 1-1 String Repertory
MUN 2460/4463 1-1 Chamber Music
MUN 2210/4213 1-1 University Symphony
MUS 4905

MVS 4641

3

1

String Pedagogy/Literature -OR-

Violin Pedagogy

GUITAR PRINCIPAL
Course Code Hours (12) Course Title
MVS 3536 1-1 Guitar Repertory
MVS 4546 1-1 Guitar Repertory
MUL 4430 & MUL 4431 2-2 Guitar Literature
MUS 4905 2 Guitar Pedagogy
MUN 2480/4483 1-1 Guitar Ensemble
HARP PRINCIPAL
Course Code Hours (7) Course Title
MUS 4905 2 Harp Literature
MUS 4905 2 Harp Pedagogy
MUN 2460/4463 1 Chamber Music
MUN 2210/4213 1-1 University Symphony
Piano Pedagogy
Course Code Hours (16) Course Title
MVK 3631 3 Piano Pedagogy I
MVK 3632 3 Piano Pedagogy II
-OR-
MVK 4641 3 Advanced Piano Pedagogy I
MVK 4642 3 Advanced Piano Pedagogy II
Select one literature course from the following:
MUL 3481 2 Keyboard Literature: Baroque and Classical
MUL 3482 2 Keyboard Literature: Romantic and 20th/21st Century
MVK 4670 2 Practicum
MUS 4970 2 Research project
Applied Piano 4 Junior principal level or above
MVK 3950 0 Certificate Recital (not required of piano performance majors)
Sacred Music
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS: ALL MAJORS
Course Code Hours  Course Title
MUE 3491/3492 2-2 Choral Conducting/Literature (concurrent registration in MUE 3495 required)
MUE 3495 1-1 Choral Conducting Lab
MUS 4905 2 Practicum in Church Music
MUR 4201 2 Hymnology
MVK/MVV 3950 0 Recital (Requires at least two years of prior applied study.)
 In addition. All performance majors must complete a minimum of 25 hours of additional course work at Florida State University
ORGAN EMPHASIS
Course Code Hours  Course Title
MUR 4411/4412 2-2 Organ History/Literature
MVV 1211 2-2 Applied Voice Lessons – Secondary Level
VOCAL EMPHASIS 
Course Code Hours  Course Title
Choose two:
MUL 4642 1 Survey of Sacred Choral Literature
MUL 4490 1 Survey of Organ Literature
MUL 4600 1 Survey of Sacred Solo Vocal Literature
MVK 1111 1-1 Class Piano
MVK 2121 1-1 Class Piano

Contact Coordinator regarding recital preparation and jury procedures. Vocal Emphasis students exempting MVK 2121 must complete one semester of MVK 3131. Vocal emphasis students exempting MVK 3131 must complete one semester of MVK 1211 or MVK 1213.

Special Music Education

Program Supervisor: Dr. Alice-Ann Darrow – 220 KMU (850) 645-1438

Course Code Hours (12) Course Title
MUE 4391 3 Music in Special Education
MUS 4612 3 Psychology in Music Learning  (MUS 4611 is prerequisite)
MUY 3601 3 Music Recreation Techniques
MUS 4905 3 DIS: Practicum in Special Music Education

The Specialized Studies Program in Special Music Education may be pursued only in conjunction with the Bachelor of Music Education degree or Bachelor of Music degree in Music Therapy.

Honors in Music / Certificates with Honors

http://honors.fsu.edu/university-honors/certificates-honors

A Specialized Study Program represents an organized curriculum that enhances or complements the degree to be awarded. Only fully admitted students in declared music degree programs may participate in Specialized Studies in the College of Music. Inasmuch as programs may have special requirements or prerequisites, students must contact the designated faculty advisor before beginning any Specialized Studies sequence. Upon completion of a Specialized Study program, students receive a “Recognition of Completion” document; however, such programs are not indicated on University transcripts or diplomas. Additional information is available in 204C HMU (644-4833).

The Honors Specialized Studies in Music is designed to allow Honors students to move seamlessly from Honors coursework to an Honors capstone experience in their major. Upon successful completion of all the requirements, students are awarded an Honors Specialized Studies by the College of Music. Earning an Honors Specialized Studies in Music is another way of meeting the requirements for “finishing” the University Honors Program. It also satisfies partial requirement for the major and may satisfy requirements for Honors in the Major.

Graduate Programs

Arts Administration (Doctoral only)
College Teaching
Early Music
Music Education and Leadership
Music of the Americas
Music Theory Pedagogy
Music Therapy Equivalency Program
Piano Pedagogy

Program of Study

Special Music Education