West Texas A&M University

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Department of Music

Bachelor of Music (B.M.) Degree

Major in Performance (Major Code: 222)

University Core Curriculum Requirements

Refer to the “University Core Curriculum” section of the catalog.

MUSI 1307 (satisfies “Creative Arts” in the core curriculum).

NOTE: Music majors cannot receive core credit for MUSI 1306 or 1310
 

Music Core Requirements

  • MUSI 1311, 1116, 1312, 1117, 2311, 2116, 2312, 2117, 3105, 3347, 3349.

Required Music Courses for Emphases

Instrumental Emphasis

  • MUAP 10XX (two credit hours for each of four semesters).
  • MUAP 30XX (three credit hours for each of four semesters).
  • MUSI 4194 (one credit hour taken along with last semester of MUAP 3087).
  • Six one-hour enrollments in piano with a grade of “C” or higher from MUSI 1181, 1182, 2181, 2182, MUAP 1069, 3069 (two enrollments in 3069 of one semester each).
  • Eight semester hours from MUSI 3256, 3263, 3264, 3265, 3266, 3267, 3268, 3269, 3270.
  • MUSI (4211 or 4213), 3207, 3135 (two semesters); MUEN 2140 (two semesters).
  • Eight semesters of major ensemble (winds/brass/percussion –Band; strings –Orchestra; MUEN 1XXX, 3XXX).
  • Six hours of music electives (one hour advanced).
  • Five hours of non-music electives

Keyboard Emphasis

  • MUAP 1069 (two credit hours for each of four semesters).
  • MUAP 3069 (three credit hours for each of four semesters).
  • MUSI 4194 (one credit hour taken along with last semester of MUAP 3087).
  • Applied minor instrument MUAP 10XX (one credit hour for each of four semesters).
  • Applied minor instrument MUAP 30XX or MUAP 1065 Organ (one credit hour for each of two semesters).
  • Eight semester hours from MUSI 3256, 3263, 3264, 3265, 3266, 3267, 3268, 3269, 3270.
  • MUSI 2171, 4242, 4243, 4252, 4253.
  • Four hours of music electives (three hours must be advanced).
  • Four hours of non-music electives

Voice Emphasis

  • MUAP 1081 (two credit hours for each of four semesters).
  • MUAP 3081 (three credit hours for each of four semesters).
  • MUSI 4194 (one credit hour taken along with last semester of MUAP 3087).
  • Six one-hour enrollments in piano with a grade of “C” or higher from MUSI 1181, 1182, 2181, 2182, MUAP 1069, 3069 (two enrollments in 3069 of one semester each).
  • Six semester hours from MUSI 3256, 3263, 3264, 3265, 3266, 3267, 3268, 3269, 3270.
  • MUSI 3162 (two semesters), 1160, 1161, 2160, 2161, 3209, 4312, 4212, 1260, 3217, 3219.
  • Eight semesters of major ensemble (MUEN 1XXX, 3XXX).
  • One hour of music electives.
  •  Five hours of non-music electives.

Piano Pedagogy Emphasis

  • MUAP 1069 (two credit hours for each of four semesters).
  • MUAP 3069 (two credit hours for each of four semesters).
  • MUSI 4194 (one credit hour taken along with last semester of MUAP 3087).
  • Applied minor instrument MUAP 10XX (one credit hour for each of four semesters).
  • Applied minor instrument MUAP 30XX or MUAP 1065 Organ (one credit hour for each of two semesters).
  • Eight semester hours from MUSI 3256, 3263, 3264, 3265, 3266, 3267, 3268, 3269, 3270.
  • MUAP 3086, 4242, 4243, 4250, 4252, 4253, 4255.
  • PSYC 2308
  • Eight semesters of major ensemble (MUEN 1XXX, 3XXX).
  • Three hours of music electives.
  • Two hours of non-music electives.

Other Requirements

  • A minimum of eight semesters of major ensemble (two credit hours each long-term semester).
  • Students must enroll in Music Recital (MUSI RCTL) every semester they are in rolled in nine or more hours.
  • Recital, concert, weekly seminar and departmental meeting attendance.
  • Satisfactory senior recital performance before graduation.

For more information about the master of arts (M.A.) degree in music, the master of music (M.M.) degree in performance or the Harrington Certificate in String Quartet Performance, refer to the “Graduate School” section of the catalog.