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Department of Music

Bachelor of Music (B.M.) Degree

Major in Performance (Major Code: 202)

University Core Curriculum Requirements

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

NOTE: Music majors cannot receive core credit for MUSI 1306.
MUSI 1208 and 1209 satisfies “Visual and Performing Arts” in the core curriculum.

Music Core Requirements

  • MUSI 1372, 1208, 1209, 1373, 2372, 2373, 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).
  • Six one-hour enrollments in piano with a grade of “C” or better from MUSI 1180, 2180, MUAP 1069 or 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).
  • Six semester hours band/orchestra.
  • Nine semester hours music electives (one hour advanced).

Keyboard Emphasis

  • MUAP 1069 (two credit hours for each of four semesters).
  • MUAP 3069 (three credit hours for each of four semesters).
  • Applied minor instrument MUAP 10XX (one credit hour for each of four semesters).
  • Applied minor instrument MUAP 30XX (one credit hour for each of two semesters).
  • Eight semester hours from MUSI 3256, 3263, 3264, 3265, 3266, 3267, 3268, 3269, 3270.
  • MUSI 2171 (four semester hours), 4251, 4252.
  • Six semester hours major ensemble.
  • Nine semester hours of music electives (three hours advanced).

Voice Emphasis

  • MUAP 1081 (two credit hours for each of four semesters).
  • MUAP 3081 (three credit hours for each of four semesters).
  • Six one-hour enrollments in piano with a grade of “C” or better from MUSI 1180, 2180, MUAP 1069, 3069.
  • Six semester hours from MUSI 3256, 3263, 3264, 3265, 3266, 3267, 3268, 3269, 3270.
  • MUSI 3162 (two semesters), 1160, 1161, 3117, 3119, 3209, 3312, 4212, 4262.
  • Six semester hours of major ensemble.
  • Four semester hours of 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).
  • Applied minor instrument MUAP 10XX (one credit hour for each of four semesters).
  • Applied minor instrument MUAP 30XX (one credit hour for each of two semesters).
  • Eight semester hours from MUSI 3256, 3263, 3264, 3265, 3266, 3267, 3268, 3269, 3270.
  • MUAP 3086 (one two-hour enrollment), MUSI 4095 (three semester hours), 4251 (two semesters), 4252 (two semesters).
  • Six semester hours major ensemble.
  • Eight semester hours of music electives.

Required Courses from Other Departments

  • Voice Emphasis: Eight semester hours of foreign language.

Other Requirements

  • A minimum of eight semesters of major ensemble (two credit hours each long-term semester).
  • Recital, concert, weekly seminar and departmental meeting attendance.
  • Satisfactory senior recital performance before graduation.
  • Four non-MUAP/MUSI/MUEN hours are needed, except voice emphasis.

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.

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