Concentrations: Performance, Composition, Music Industry, Music Education, Music Theatre, and Jazz Studies

Major requirements and their VCCS equivalents (and RBC equivalents if applicable)

JMU Course: MUS 141, 143, Music Theory I

  • VCCS equivalents: MUS 111
  • RBC equivalents: No equivalent
  • NOTE: See advising note #2

JMU Course: MUS 142, 144, Music Theory II

  • VCCS equivalents: MUS 112
  • RBC equivalents: No equivalent
  • NOTE: See advising note #2

JMU Course: MUS 241, 243, Music Theory III

  • VCCS equivalents: MUS 211
  • RBC equivalents: No equivalent
  • NOTE: See advising note #2

JMU Course: MUS 242, 244, Music Theory IV

  • VCCS equivalents: MUS 212
  • RBC equivalents: No equivalent
  • NOTE: See advising note #2

JMU Course: MUS 356, History of Jazz in America

  • VCCS equivalents: MUS 225
  • RBC equivalents: No equivalent
  • NOTE: For Jazz Studies

JMU Course: PSYC 160, Life Span Human Development

  • VCCS equivalents: PSY 230 or 231 and 232
  • RBC equivalents: PSY 250
  • NOTE: Required for students pursuing teacher licensure.

JMU Course: EDUC 300, Foundations of American Education

  • VCCS equivalents: EDU 200
  • RBC equivalents: No equivalent
  • NOTE: Required for students pursuing teacher licensure.

Advising Notes

1. All students must audition for a place in the Music program. For information on auditions, go to The School of Music's web site.
2. All transfer of music theory study for music majors is subject to interviews and testing by JMU theory faculty.
3. Music Education: The Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education is designed primarily for those preparing to teach vocal or instrumental music in public schools. In addition to the School of Music requirements, students seeking a degree in music education must meet all the criteria for admission to the teacher education program and complete the professional education sequence for teaching licensure.

For more information:

Major Snapshot
The School of Music
Admission to Teacher Education  
VCCS Transfer Guide/Music
Career Guide to JMU Majors: Music

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