Music Degrees & Requirements Overview


These pages are designed to help you select appropriate classes and complete your course of study as a music major at Iowa State University. They contain information regarding required music courses, course sequencing, general education requirements, and suggestions as to appropriate electives. If, after consulting the links below, you are unable to find the information you require please contact your academic adviser. Additional information regarding policies and procedures may be found in the most recent Iowa State University Bulletin.

Four-year Plans

Bachelor of Arts in Music
Bachelor of Music in Composition
Bachelor of Music in Instrumental Education
Bachelor of Music in Vocal Education
Bachelor of Music in Performance, Wind or Percussion
Bachelor of Music in Performance, Organ
Bachelor of Music in Performance, Piano
Bachelor of Music in Performance, String
Bachelor of Music in Performance, Voice

Music Minor
Music Technology Minor

Music Major Requirements

Admission Audition
Ensemble Requirement
Recital Requirements
Piano Proficiency
Continuation Examination
English Proficiency
300+ Credit Requirement
Grade Point Requirement

Rotation for Advanced History and Theory Offerings for Music Majors

Spring 2016 : Music 472, Music 440 
Spring 2017 : Music 434
Fall 2017 : Music 473 
Spring 2018 : Music 434
Fall 2018 : Music 475, Music 440
Spring 2019 : Music 476, Music 434

NOTE: this is a change from the listings in the 2005-2007 catalog. (The 2007-2009 catalog is correct.) Music 302 (Advanced Music listening) will be offered in spring 2008 (with adequate course enrollments)


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