University General Education Program (35 hours in addition to 6 hours of Music History)
See Graduation from the University for the University General Education Program requirements. Six hours of Humanities are satisfied by taking MUHL 3301 and MUHL 3302 for Music majors (excluding Jazz concentrations) or MUHL 3303 and MUHL 4806 for Jazz and Studio Performance and Jazz Composition and Arranging concentrations. Students in Music Education must take PSYC 1030 for one of the Social/Behavioral Sciences requirements.
The Major (85-90 hours)
Major Core (36 - 43 hours)
Commercial Music Take (12 hours)
Theory Elective (One From the Following):
(Music Education is exempt)
Jazz and Commercial Music Take (3 hours)
History Elective (One From the Following) (3 hours):
Basic Conducting (2 hours)
With Two Exceptions:
Music Education instrumental majors are not required to take MUAP 2108 and Jazz and Commercial Music majors must take MUAP 1105 , MUAP 1106 , MUAP 1116 . Jazz majors take a proficiency examination administered by the jazz faculty. All undergraduate Music majors, irrespective of concentration, must take a piano placement examination before enrolling in the School of Music. This evaluation will place students in the appropriate course in the class-piano sequence. All piano proficiency requirements as appropriate to the concentration must be passed before graduation (or, for Music Education majors, before student teaching). Students already proficient in piano may be permitted to bypass the class-piano sequence and enroll in MUSE 3101 , which will satisfy this requirement and any student may choose to take the departmental Piano Proficiency Examination in lieu of coursework. Since the requirements for this exam vary according to the area of concentration, contact the Coordinator of Class Piano for specific details.
All Music majors must take a minimum of eight (8) semesters of ensemble. The specific requirements for this are determined by each division and degree program. Please consult with your adviser for the specific outline for your applied area and degree program exceptions. Music Education Instrumental students must take two semesters of Marching Band (string players exempt) and one semester of University Singers, Chamber Choir, or Collegiate Choir as part of their ensemble requirement.
All Music majors are required to attend a minimum of 100 concerts or recitals in the four-year program (suggested 25 per year). Records will be maintained in by the School of Music on the number of events attended by each student and an annual report will be filed with the Director.
Concentration (42 hours except Music Education)
Instruction in performance leading to the Bachelor of Music in Music with a concentration in Performance is provided for the following areas: Trumpet, Horn, Trombone, Tuba, and Euphonium (Brass Instruments); Piano, Harpsichord, and Organ (Keyboard Instruments); Percussion; Violin, Viola, Violoncello, Bass, Guitar, and Harp (String Instruments), Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Saxophone, and Bassoon (Woodwind Instruments); Voice.
Individual Instruction in Major Performance Area (24 hours)
Instruction in Secondary Performance Area, Repertory, and/or Pedagogy (6 hours):
For Woodwind Instruments:
Flute and Saxaphone Players Should Take
For Bowed Strings:
6 hours chosen from
Small Ensembles (4-6 hours)
Four semesters of small ensembles, chosen from those listed under “Small Ensembles and Chamber Music” in consultation with the major advisor, is required. Piano (and Harpsichord) performance students must take a minimum of four (4) semesters of MUAP 3301 , Chamber Music for Keyboard, as part of the music core requirements for ensembles.
For students in voice, MUSE 4211 - Vocal Diction I , MUSE 4212 - Vocal Diction II , and a demonstrated proficiency equivalent to the first semester university level courses in French, German, and Italian.
For Piano and Harpsichord performance students, the following is to be taken in lieu of the four hours of class piano: Functional Keyboard Skills (1), secondary keyboard instrument (two semesters of one credit each) (2), and one music elective (1).
As needed to satisfy 120 hours degree requirement.
Electives (0 - 12 hours)
Completion of elective courses to bring the total to a minimum of 120 semester hours (124 or 125 for students in the Music Education concentration depending on emphasis). Courses will be chosen by the student in consultation with the advisor and major professor.
Typical 4-Year Performance Concentration Sequence