Music General Studies - Coastal Carolina University
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As a music major, students choose a concentration from Music Performance, Commercial Music and Jazz, and Music General Studies.

The Music General Studies curriculum gives you a broad program of general music education rather than intense specialization. After completing the music foundation sequence, you round out your undergraduate curriculum from a wide and increasing range of upper-level music electives such as Recording Technology, Composition, Contemporary Commercial Arranging, and Improvisation/Jazz and Popular Theory.

BA General Studies -- Music

Minor Music



Experiential Opportunities

For students in the Communication Studies concentration and Communication major in general, Coastal provides multiple opportunities to get hands-on experience to prepare you for a career.

Jazz After Hours

Symphonic Band

Concert Choir



Performance Spaces

Wheelwright Auditorium (added 10/21/2021) MCD

Wheelwright Auditorium

Recording Studio 760 (Added 10/21/2021) MCD

Wheelwright Recording Studio

Outdoor Stage 760 (added 10/21/2021) MCD

Outdoor Stage

Recital Hall Edwards (Added 11/8/2021) MCD

Edwards Recital Hall




(32 Credits)

Ensemble (4 semesters)
MUS 100 - Recital Class (7 semesters)
MUS 119 - Introduction to Music Technology
MUS 115 - Concepts and Elements of Music Theory
MUS 116 - Principles of Harmony and Voice Leading
MUS 215 - Chromatic Harmony and Modulation
MUS 216 - Musical Structures
MUS 117-218 - Ear Training and Sight Singing I-IV
MUS 172-273 - Class Piano I-IV
MUS 253-254 - History of Western Music I-II

(18-24 Credits)

Applied Music (6 semesters)


9 credits of Music Electives at the 300-400 level

12 cognate hours in another discipline or a minor

(3 Credits)

MUS 497 - Senior Project Preparation
MUS 498 - Senior Project

Major Requirements  »
Sample 4-Year Plan  »



Minor in Music

The music minor at Coastal Carolina University is designed for you if you want to learn about music while pursuing another major. Within the 20 credit curriculum, you will study music theory, piano, music history, and music technology. Students working toward a minor in music will also have the opportunity to work one on one with our accomplished music faculty and perform in a variety of music ensembles, including marching band, concert band, concert choir, jazz band, and string ensemble.

Minor Requirements  »



Program Faculty Spotlight

Priscilla Meyers

Erica Kupinski

Assistant Professor

Music Education

Jonathan Doe

Donald Sloan

Professor of Music

Composition and Theory


Jesse Willis

Associate Professor

Percussion Studies

Amanda Green
All Music Faculty  »



Student and Alumni Work

  • MidDay with Tre 2023 (Added 2/21/2023) MCD

    MidDay with Tre

    In this episode, Tre talks with Eric Schultz, an international prize-winning clarinetist, and talks about how he got the Takis chip brand to respond to his post!

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  • Keeping the Beat of a Legacy

    Huggins, a current freshman, hadn’t set foot on this earth when the program was founded, yet her talent, determination, and open-ended approach to music make her an ideal scholarship recipient.

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  • Elise Testone Music Alumni on Album Cover

    Elise Testone (2005, Vocal Performance)

    Elise Testone is a critically acclaimed vocalist showcasing the combined sounds of soul, rock and funk. After landing in the top six of American Idol, her career continues to flourish in New York.

  • Deondre Mac, student of Music, in the Edwards Courtyard.

    Deiondre Mack (2020)

    Deiondre Mack concentrated his studies in commercial music and jazz, specializing in piano. He is a member of POP 101, and furthers his musical career with local area performances.

Other Concentrations in Music

Popular Certificates and Minors



Get in Touch

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Program Contact

Jeffery Jones 760 (Added 9/28/20) MCD

Jeff Jones
Chair, Music

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