Music B.M. (Concentration in Piano Performance)

Degree Requirements: 126 Credit Hours

See Core Curriculum for required courses in Area A1 through Area E.

Credit Hours
Area A1 - Communication Skills
Select 6 credit hours from Area A1 of the Core Curriculum6
Area A2 - Quantitative Skills
Select 3 credit hours from Area A2 of the Core Curriculum3
Area B - Global Engagement
Select 4 credit hours from Area B of the Core Curriculum4
Area C - Humanities, Fine Arts, and Ethics
Select 6 credit hours from Area C of the Core Curriculum6
Area D - Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Technology
Select 11 credit hours from Area D of the Core Curriculum11
Area E - Social Sciences
Select 12 credit hours from Area E of the Core Curriculum12
Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major
Music Theory
Select 12 credit hours from the following:12
Music Theory I
Music Theory II
Sight-Singing/Ear Training I
Sight-Singing/Ear Training II
Music Theory III
Sight-Singing/Ear Training III
Applied Music
Select 6 credit hours from the following:6
Applied Music
Health and Physical Education Activities
HLTH   1520Healthful Living2
Physical Education Activities2
FYE   1220First-Year Seminar2
Common Body of Knowledge Courses in Music
Following is a list of courses common to all degree programs in Music:25
Applied Music
Technology in Music
Music Theory IV
Sight-Singing/Ear Training IV
History of Music I
History of Music II
Analytical Techniques
Large Ensemble 1
Recital Attendance (Student must complete 6 semesters.)
Requirements beyond the Common Body of Knowledge Courses in Music differ according to the individual program options. The following list of major program options includes those additional and specific requirements.
Major Requirements
MUSA XXXX Applied Music4
MUSA   3101Junior Recital0
MUSA   4111Senior Recital1
MUSC XXXXUpper Division Music Theory/History Electives6
MUSC   2421Piano Literature I2
MUSC   2431Piano Pedagogy I3
MUSC   3421Piano Literature II2
MUSC   3432Piano Pedagogy II3
MUSC   4411Basic Conducting1
Select 13 credit hours of Electives13
Total Credit Hours126

Piano primaries will substitute 4 credit hours of Large Ensemble with 4 credit hours of Piano Ensemble (MUSE   3514).

Program Admission Criteria

All prospective music majors must pass an entrance audition in the primary area.

Other Program Requirements


All music majors are advised in Room 3002 of the Foy Building, (912) 478-7740.