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

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
One 400-level music history course3
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
MUS 230
MUS 330
MUS 430
Applied Music I
and Applied Music II
and Applied Music III (Applied Music (Instrumental) must take for a total of 20 credits)
20
MUS 340Junior Recital1
MUS 440Senior Recital1-2
Applied or Functional Piano4
Instrumental Ensemble12
Total Credits90-91

Note:

  • All Music Majors must take MUS 430 for a minimum of 2 semesters.
  • Music Performance students must take MUS 440 (Senior Recital) for 2 credits.

Piano Proficiency

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

Science Requirement

  • Students must complete PHYS 120G Introduction to Acoustics.

Concentration: Piano Performance

Requirements - Basic Music and Performance

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
One 400-level music history course3
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
MUS 230
MUS 330
MUS 430
Applied Music I
and Applied Music II
and Applied Music III (Applied Music (Piano) must take for a total of 20 credits)
20
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 Recital1-2
Ensemble4
Secondary Applied4
Upper Level Music Electives4
Total Credits88-89

Note:

  • All Music Majors must take MUS 430 for a minimum of 2 semesters.
  • Music Performance students must take MUS 440 (Senior Recital) for 2 credits.

Secondary Proficiency

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

Science Requirement

  • Students must complete PHYS 120G Introduction to Acoustics.

Concentration: Vocal Performance

Requirements - Basic Music and Performance

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
MUS 230
MUS 330
MUS 430
Applied Music I
and Applied Music II
and Applied Music III (Applied Music (vocal) must take for a total of 19 credits)
19
MUS 340Junior Recital1
MUS 440Senior Recital1-2
Choral Ensembles6
Opera Ensembles6
Applied or Functional Piano4
Support Courses
FREN 111Elementary French I4
GER 111Elementary German I4
Total Credits93-94

Note:

  • All Music Majors must take MUS 430 for a minimum of 2 semesters.
  • Music Performance students must take MUS 440 (Senior Recital) for 2 credits.

Piano Proficiency

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

Science Requirement

  • Student must complete PHYS 120G Introduction to Acoustics.