Music - Bachelor of Music

The Bachelor of Music (BM) curriculum is designed to prepare students for performance careers and private studio teaching and serves as a foundation for advanced study toward master’s and doctoral degrees: M.M., D.M.A., or Ph.D in Music. In addition, the BM degree may lead to positions as professional entertainers or teachers at the college and university levels, or lead to music related work in the business world.

Concentration: Instrumental Performance

Requirements - Basic Music and Performance

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits to total at least 129 credits with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Area I: Communications10
English Composition - Level 1 1
English Composition - Level 2 1
Oral Communication 1
Area II: Mathematics 1, 23-4
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences10-11
Introduction to Acoustics4
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences Course (3 credits) 1
Either an Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences Course or Social/Behavioral Sciences Course (4 or 3 credits) 1
Area V: Humanities 13
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 13
General Education Elective 13-4
Viewing A Wider World 36
Departmental/College Requirements
Music Theory and Ear Training
MUS 103Ear Training I1
MUS 105Music Theory I3
MUS 203Ear Training III1
MUS 205Music Theory III3
MUS 104Ear Training II1
MUS 106Music Theory II3
MUS 204Ear Training IV1
MUS 206Music Theory IV3
MUS 413Form and Analysis3
History and Literature
MUS 202An Introduction to World Music, Jazz and Music Research3
MUS 207Music History and Literature: Antiquity thorugh Baroque3
MUS 302Music History and Literature: Classic through Romantic3
MUS 303Music History and Literature: 20th Century Through the Present3
Choose one 400-level music history course from the following:3
Music of the Middle Ages and Renaissance3
Music of the Baroque Era3
Music of the Classic Era3
Music of the Twentieth Century3
Opera and Music Drama3
Techniques
MUS 273Introduction to Music Technology1
MUS 325Beginning Conducting1
MUS 326Instrumental Conducting3
or MUS 327 Choral Conducting
MUS 386Applied Music Pedagogy and Literature I2
MUS 415Orchestration3
MUS 441Supervised Studio Teaching2
MUS 486Applied Music Pedagogy and Literature II2
Performance
MUS 121Concert and Recital Laboratory (take for eight semesters for a total of 4 credits)4
Applied Music20
Applied Music I (Instrumental)1-4
Applied Music II (Instrumental)1-4
Applied Music III (Instrumental) 41-4
MUS 340Junior Recital1
MUS 440Senior Recital 52
Applied or Functional Piano4
Instrumental Ensemble12
Second Language Requirement: (not required)
Electives, to bring the total credits to 1290
Total Credits129-132

Second Language Requirement

For the Bachelor of Music in Music with a Concentration in Instrumental Performance, there is no second language requirement for the degree.

Piano Proficiency

  • Students must pass Piano Proficiency before presenting a Senior Recital.
  • Students must enroll for Functional Piano until the Proficiency is passed

Concentration: Piano Performance

Requirements - Basic Music and Performance

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits to total at least 127 credits with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Area I: Communications 10
English Composition - Level 1 1
English Composition - Level 2 1
Oral Communication 1
Area II: Mathematics 1, 23-4
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences10-11
Introduction to Acoustics4
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences Course (3 credits) 1
Either an Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences Course or Social/Behavioral Sciences Course (4 or 3 credits) 1
Area V: Humanities 13
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 13
General Education Elective 13-4
Viewing A Wider World 36
Departmental/College Requirements
Music Theory and Ear Training
MUS 103Ear Training I1
MUS 105Music Theory I3
MUS 203Ear Training III1
MUS 205Music Theory III3
MUS 104Ear Training II1
MUS 106Music Theory II3
MUS 204Ear Training IV1
MUS 206Music Theory IV3
MUS 413Form and Analysis3
History and Literature
MUS 202An Introduction to World Music, Jazz and Music Research3
MUS 207Music History and Literature: Antiquity thorugh Baroque3
MUS 302Music History and Literature: Classic through Romantic3
MUS 303Music History and Literature: 20th Century Through the Present3
Choose one 400-level music history course from the following:3
Music of the Middle Ages and Renaissance3
Music of the Baroque Era3
Music of the Classic Era3
Music of the Twentieth Century3
Opera and Music Drama3
Techniques
MUS 273Introduction to Music Technology1
MUS 325Beginning Conducting1
MUS 386Applied Music Pedagogy and Literature I2
MUS 486Applied Music Pedagogy and Literature II2
MUS 441Supervised Studio Teaching2
Performance
MUS 121Concert and Recital Laboratory (take eight semesters for a total of 4 credits)4
MUS 164Chamber Ensembles (take two semesters for a total of 2 credits)2
Applied Music20
Applied Music I (Piano)1-4
Applied Music II (Piano)1-4
Applied Music III (Piano) 41-4
MUS 340Junior Recital1
MUS 350Chamber Music (take two semesters for a total of 2 credits)2
MUS 417Studio Accompanying (take two semesters for a total of 4 credits)4
MUS 440Senior Recital 52
Ensemble4
Secondary Applied4
Upper Level Music Electives4
Second Language Requirement: (not required)
Electives, to bring the total credits to 1270
Total Credits127-130

Second Language Requirement

For the Bachelor of Music in Music with a Concentration in Piano Performance, there is no second language requirement for the degree.

Secondary Proficiency

  • Students must pass Secondary Proficiency before presenting a Senior Recital.

Concentration: Vocal Performance

Requirements - Basic Music and Performance

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits to total at least 124 credits with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Area I: Communications10
English Composition - Level 1 1
English Composition - Level 2 1
Oral Communication 1
Area II: Mathematics 1, 23-4
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences10-11
Introduction to Acoustics4
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences Course (3 credits) 1
Either an Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences Course or Social/Behavioral Sciences Course (4 or 3 credits) 1
Area V: Humanities 13
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 13
General Education Elective 13-4
Viewing A Wider World 36
Departmental/College Requirements
Music Theory and Ear Training
MUS 103Ear Training I1
MUS 105Music Theory I3
MUS 203Ear Training III1
MUS 205Music Theory III3
MUS 104Ear Training II1
MUS 106Music Theory II3
MUS 204Ear Training IV1
MUS 206Music Theory IV3
MUS 413Form and Analysis3
History and Literature
MUS 202An Introduction to World Music, Jazz and Music Research3
MUS 207Music History and Literature: Antiquity thorugh Baroque3
MUS 302Music History and Literature: Classic through Romantic3
MUS 303Music History and Literature: 20th Century Through the Present3
MUS 429Opera and Music Drama3
Techniques
MUS 262Diction I2
MUS 263Diction II2
MUS 273Introduction to Music Technology1
MUS 325Beginning Conducting1
MUS 386Applied Music Pedagogy and Literature I2
or MUS 486 Applied Music Pedagogy and Literature II
MUS 441Supervised Studio Teaching2
Performance
MUS 121Concert and Recital Laboratory (take for eight semesters for a total of 4 credits)4
Applied Music19
Applied Music I (Vocal)1-4
Applied Music II (Vocal)1-4
Applied Music III (Vocal) 41-4
MUS 340Junior Recital1
MUS 440Senior Recital 52
Choral Ensembles6
Opera Ensembles6
Applied or Functional Piano4
Second Language Requirement: (required - see below)
Electives, to bring the total credits to 1240
Total Credits124-127

Second Language Requirement

For the Bachelor of Music in Music with a Concentration in Vocal Performance the student must do the following:

Prefix Title Credits
FREN 111
GER 111
Elementary French I
and Elementary German I
8
or a high school equivalent

 

Piano Proficiency

  • Students must pass Piano Proficiency before presenting a Senior Recital.
  • Students must enroll for Functional Piano until the Proficiency is passed.