Performance—Classical—Instrumental (other than piano), B.M.

Completion of this major prepares one for a career as an instrumental performer (solo or ensemble), private instrument teacher, or conductor.  Continued study may include a master’s degree instrumental performance, instrumental literature, or conducting.

THE REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION TO THIS DEGREE TRACK ARE:

  • Audition is required to be admitted into the program.
  • A minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 in music courses is required.
  • All applied instructions need to be taken with chamber music, large ensemble and music seminar.
Required Courses
MDT 121Music Major Seminar (0.5 credit/semester for 8 semesters)0.5
MDT 122Applied Music I1.5
MDT 123Applied Music II1.5
MDT 131Harmony I2
MDT 132Ear-Training I2
MDT 133Harmony II2
MDT 134Ear-Training II2
MDT 135Keyboard Method I1
MDT 136Keyboard Method II1
MDT 166Exploring Western Music 23
MDT 167World Music 13
MDT 183Chamber Ensembles (0.5 credit/semester for 4 semesters)0.5
MDT 184Chamber Ensembles (1 credit/semester for 4 semesters)1
MDT 222Applied Music III1.5
MDT 223Applied Music IV1.5
MDT 231Harmony III2
MDT 232Ear-Training III2
MDT 233Harmony IV 32
MDT 234Ear-Training IV2
MDT 235Keyboard Method III 31
MDT 236Keyboard Method IV 31
MDT 259Musical Composition 32
MDT 268Computer Music I 33
MDT 323Applied Music V3
MDT 325Applied Music VI3
MDT 329Music History before 17503
MDT 330Music History after 17503
MDT 337Form & Analysis2
MDT 338Instrumental & Vocal Arranging2
MDT 34218th-Century Counterpoint2
MDT 345Instrumental Conducting1
MDT 346Choral Conducting1
MDT 423Applied Music VII3
MDT 425Applied Music VIII3
MDT 525Application of Theory in Performance3
MDT 5XX Advance Music History Course3
Large Ensemble (0.5 credit/semester for 7 semesters):3.5
MDT 153Concert Chorale0.5
MDT 159New Jersey City University Orchestra0.5
MDT 161Symphony Winds & Percussion0.5
Large Ensemble:1
MDT 154Concert Chorale1
MDT 160New Jersey City University Orchestra1
MDT 162Symphony of Winds and Percussion1
Music, Dance, and Theatre Electives
Electives from any area3.5
Total: 88 credits
Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
Semester 1Credits
ENGL 101
English Composition I
or English Composition I for English as a Second Language Students
4
MATH 114
Contemporary Mathematics
or Statistics I
3
MDT 121 Music Major Seminar 0.5
MDT 122 Applied Music I 1.5
MDT 131 Harmony I 2
MDT 132 Ear-Training I 2
MDT 135 Keyboard Method I 1
MDT 153
Concert Chorale
or New Jersey City University Orchestra
or Symphony Winds & Percussion
0.5
MDT 183 Chamber Ensembles 0.5
INTD 101 Orientation to College * first time freshmen only 1
 Credits16
Semester 2
ENGL 102
or ESL 102
English Composition II
or
4
MDT 121 Music Major Seminar 0.5
MDT 167 World Music 1 3
MDT 123 Applied Music II 1.5
MDT 133 Harmony II 2
MDT 134 Ear-Training II 2
MDT 136 Keyboard Method II 1
MDT 153
Concert Chorale
or New Jersey City University Orchestra
or Symphony Winds & Percussion
0.5
MDT 183 Chamber Ensembles 0.5
General Education Tier I Course (WGST 110 recommended) 3
 Credits18
Sophomore
Semester 1
MDT 121 Music Major Seminar 0.5
MDT 153
Concert Chorale
or New Jersey City University Orchestra
or Symphony Winds & Percussion
0.5
MDT 183 Chamber Ensembles 0.5
MDT 222 Applied Music III 1.5
MDT 231 Harmony III 3 2
MDT 232 Ear-Training III 2
MDT 235 Keyboard Method III 1
MDT 329 Music History before 1750 3
General Education Tier I Course 3
General Education Tier II Course (BIOL 225 recommended) 3
 Credits17
Semester 2
MDT 121 Music Major Seminar 0.5
MDT 153
Concert Chorale
or New Jersey City University Orchestra
or Symphony Winds & Percussion
0.5
MDT 183 Chamber Ensembles 0.5
MDT 223 Applied Music IV 1.5
MDT 233 Harmony IV 3 2
MDT 234 Ear-Training IV 2
MDT 236 Keyboard Method IV 3 1
MDT 330 Music History after 1750 3
General Education Tier II Course (ECE 212 recommended) 3
 Credits14
Junior
Semester 1
MDT 121 Music Major Seminar 0.5
MDT 153
Concert Chorale
or New Jersey City University Orchestra
or Symphony Winds & Percussion
0.5
MDT 184 Chamber Ensembles 1
MDT 259 Musical Composition 3 2
MDT 268 Computer Music I 3 3
MDT 323 Applied Music V 3
MDT 337 Form & Analysis 2
MDT 338 Instrumental & Vocal Arranging 2
MDT 346 Choral Conducting 1
MDT 166 Exploring Western Music 2 3
 Credits18
Semester 2
MDT 121 Music Major Seminar 0.5
MDT 153
Concert Chorale
or New Jersey City University Orchestra
or Symphony Winds & Percussion
0.5
MDT 184 Chamber Ensembles 1
MDT 325 Applied Music VI 3
MDT 342 18th-Century Counterpoint 2
MDT 345 Instrumental Conducting 1
MDT 269 Computer Music II (Recommended) 3
General Education Tier 1 Course 3
 Credits14
Senior
Semester 1
MDT 121 Music Major Seminar 0.5
MDT 153
Concert Chorale
or New Jersey City University Orchestra
or Symphony Winds & Percussion
0.5
MDT 184 Chamber Ensembles 1
MDT 423 Applied Music VII 3
MDT 5XXAadvanced Music History Course 3
MDTXXXAdvanced Music Literature Course 1
General Education Tier III Capstone 3
 Credits12
Semester 2
MDT 121 Music Major Seminar 0.5
MDT 154
Concert Chorale
or New Jersey City University Orchestra
or Symphony of Winds and Percussion
1
MDT 184 Chamber Ensembles 1
MDT 425 Applied Music VIII 3
MDT 525 Application of Theory in Performance 3
Elective Course 3.5
 Credits12
 Total Credits121

*Students enrolled in majors with 50 degree credits or higher due to external accreditation requirements are exempt from up to 9 General Education requirements in Tier II section of the program in courses most closely aligned to the courses taken.

*Needs to maintain 3.0 GPA for music courses.

*All applied music courses need to be taken with Chamber Music, Large Ensemble and Seminar.

*Make sure to check your general education courses fulfills the modes of inquiry outlined.

CONTINUE on to graduate programs and will be prepared to compete in a conservatory environmentStudent Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Music Performance -Classical Instrumental program, students will be able to:  

  1. Demonstrate comprehensive skills and knowledge of music theory, and music history.
  2. Continue on to graduate programs and will be prepared to compete in a conservatory environment.
  3. Become professional musicians capable of giving performances as soloists and as members of professional ensembles.
  4. Teach on the college/university level and/or establish a competent private studio.