MUS 105, 114-119, 170, 171, 172, 173, 174, 175, 214-219, and four hours of MUS electives chosen from the following (to be approved by the chair and advisor): MUS 301, 302, 303, 313, 320, 321, 323, 326, 327, 381, 382, 383, 423, 424, 530. Students may also take 300-level applied study once the 200-level proficiency has been passed. Students must meet course prerequisites or have permission of the instructor if there is a prerequisite. Elective applied study is dependent upon studio space. At least six hours must be upper level courses completed in residence at Murray State. Students must earn the grade of C or better to progress in all sequence courses.
Applied Lessons: Students study for four consecutive semesters with concurrent appropriate ensemble participation. Enrollment in MUS 170 at the earliest offering of the course or prior to completion of MUS 170 is required for enrollment in applied music study. Piano students with keyboard background may challenge one or both of the functional keyboarding classes.
Ensembles: Students are required to be in an ensemble for four semesters concurrent with applied music. Any ensemble is acceptable but conditional upon audition requirements (if any) being met. Students should take two semesters of ensembles at the 100-level and the following two semesters of ensembles at the 300-level.