Alabama's Public Liberal Arts University

Undergraduate Admissions


The Chair of the Music Department is Dr. Alan Goldspiel. You may contact Dr. Goldspiel by clicking onto this address:

Students transferring from Alabama community colleges may complete Areas I-V of the STARS Guide for Music and have some of those ourses count towards completion of the major.  Transfer students seeking to select courses that most closely match degree programs in Music at Montevallo should choose the following Alabama community college course options from Areas I-V of the AGSC Guide.     A maximum of sixty-four hours of credit will transfer from a two-year college.

Area I - Written Composition
(Six semester hours)

ENG 101-102 - Written Composition I & II


Area II - Humanities and Fine Arts
(Eighteen semester hours)

Select a sequence of Literature courses from among:

ENG 251-252 - American Literature I & II
ENG 261-262 - English Literature I & II
ENG 271-272 - World Literature I & II

Select either SPH 106 or SPH 107

Select two courses from among:

ART 100 - Art Appreciation
ART 203 - Art History I
FRN 101 - Introductory French I
FRN 102 - Introductory French II
FRN 201 - Intermediate French I
FRN 202 - Intermediate French II
GRN 101 - Introductory German I
GRN 102 - Introductory German II
HUM 130 - Mankind and His Art
PHL 106 - Introduction to Philosophy
PHL 206 - Ethics and Society
SPA 101 - Introductory Spanish I
SPA 102 - Introductory Spanish II
SPA 201 - Intermediate Spanish I
SPA 202 - Intermediate Spanish II
THR 120 - Theatre Appreciation
THR 126 - Introduction to Theatre


Area III - Natural Sciences and Mathematics
(Eleven semester hours)

Select two 4-semester hour science courses from among:

Physical Science

Select MATH 110 - Finite Mathematics or MATH 112 - Precalculus Algebra


Area IV - History, Social & Behavioral Sciences
(Twelve semester hours)

Select a sequence of history courses from among:

HIS 101-102 - History of Western Civilization I & II
HIS 121-122 - World History I & II
HIS 201-202 - U. S. History I & II

Select two additional Social Science courses from among:

ECO 231 - Principles of Macroeconomics
ECO 232 - Principles of Microeconomics
GEO 100 - World Regional Geography
POL 211 - American National Government
PSY 200 - General Psychology
SOC 200 - Introduction to Sociology


Area V - Pre-Professional, Major, & Elective Courses

Select Ten Semester Hours from the following:

A minimum grade of C is required for all required music courses.
Advanced standing in music from other accredited institutions is determined by audition in the primary performance area and appropriate examinations in music theory, ear training, sight singing, music history, and functional piano.
MUS 111 - Music Theory I
MUS 112 - Music Theory II
MUS 113 - Music Theory Lab I
MUS 114 - Music Theory Lab II
MUL 101 - Class Piano I
MUL 102 - Class Piano II

Select Four semester hours of Studio Courses
(individual performance instruction - taken from MUP courses - must include a complete sequence in a single instrument.

Select Four semester hours of Music Ensemble
(taken from MUL courses numbered 180 or above)


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