The mission of the Department of Music at Coastal Carolina University is to provide a quality music education for all students, excellent performances for the community and service to the university while supporting an inclusive climate that values individual identities, commonalities and differences.
We believe that music is a vital and indispensable part of the human experience. Participation in musical experiences nurtures artistic and creative impulses common to all societies. We seek to cultivate and sustain a student-centered learning community rooted in superior professional and pedagogical training including diverse performance opportunities for all students.
Our primary goal is to educate the next generation of music performers, makers and teachers. We also seek to provide superior performances and service for our local community, the Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts, and the university. We strive to recruit and maintain an exceptional and diverse faculty, staff and student population in order to achieve departmental and institutional goals for undergraduate and graduate music programs. Our highest purpose is to empower students with the knowledge, skills, understanding, values and integrity that contribute to life-long learning and service in the arts, and active citizenship in a democratic society and interdependent world.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Perform. Demonstrate musical artistry through performance of technical proficiency and expressive stylistic interpretations within individual and collaborative contexts.
- Respond. Analyze and evaluate diverse musical works and performances (aurally, verbally, and visually) through historical, cultural, and stylistic contexts.
- Create. Integrate various skills such as musicianship, music technology, and historical knowledge to create and prepare compositions, arrangements, and improvisations.
- Connect. Promulgate, foster, and promote collaborations between music, fine arts, and disciplines outside the arts through respect and responsiveness within a variety of diverse cultures.
Acceptance into the Bachelor of Arts in Music degree program requires a successful departmental audition. Requirements and procedures are available on the Department of Music website: https://www.coastal.edu/music/audition/.
Applied Music Courses
(1-2 credit hours each) (Coreq: MUS 100 )
- MUS 101: Piano
- MUS 102: Organ
- MUS 101B: Percussion
- MUS 103: Voice
- MUS 104: String Instruments (Violin, Guitar, Cello, Bass)
- MUS 105: Woodwind Instruments (Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Saxophone)
- MUS 106: Brass Instruments (Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Euphonium, Tuba)
(2 credit hours each) (Coreq: MUS 100 )
- MUS 111, 112, 211, 212, 311, 312, 411, 412: Piano
- MUS 121, 122, 221, 222, 321, 322, 421, 422: Organ
- MUS 131, 132, 231, 232, 331, 332, 431, 432: Voice
- MUS 141, 142, 241, 242, 341, 342, 441, 442: String Instruments
- MUS 151, 152, 251, 252, 351, 352, 451, 452: Woodwind Instruments (Flute, Clarinet)
- MUS 161, 162, 261, 262, 361, 362, 461, 462: Brass Instruments (Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn)