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UofM 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
UofM 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music - Performance Concentration, (B.M.)

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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 Performance Majors.

Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music

Admission to the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music requires an audition. This information can be found on the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music website under Audition Information.

The Major (85 hours)

Major Core (43 hours)

Completion of (16 hours)

Theory Elective (One From the Following)

History Elective (One From the Following) (3 hours)

Basic Conducting (2 hours)

Intro Music Technology


  • Credit Hours: (1)
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  • Credit Hours: (1)
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  • With one Exceptions:

    Piano Performance majors take MUSE 3101, MUAP 1320, MUAP 1330. 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. 

    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. 

Ensemble Requirement:

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. 

Concert Attendance:

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 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)


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 (7 hours):

For Brass Instruments:

For Woodwind Instruments:

Flute and Saxophone Players Should Take

Clarinet Players Take

For Percussion:

For Bowed Strings:

6 hours chosen from

For Guitar:

For Voice:

Junior Recital (1 hour)

Artist Recital (4 hours)

Small Ensembles (2-6 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 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 performance students, the following is to be taken in lieu of the four hours of class piano: Functional Keyboard Skills (1).

Music Electives

As needed to satisfy 120 hour 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

Freshman Year

Semester Totals 31 hrs

Sophomore Year

Semester Totals 32 hrs

Junior Year

Semester Totals 32 hrs

Senior Year

Semester Totals 25 hrs

Total Hours: 120

Total Hours Required for Graduation: 120

*Must satisfy University General Education Program Requirement

**Choose one from MUTC 3101 MUTC 3102 MUTC 3109 MUTC 3201 , MUTC 3301 , MUTC 4205 , MUTC 4206 MUTC 4210 

***Choose one from MUHL 4008 , MUHL 4009 , MUHL 4010 , MUHL 4013 MUHL 4406 MUHL 4407 MUHL 4800 MUHL 4801 MUHL 4805 MUHL 4806 MUHL 4807   

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