Bachelor of Music with a Major in Music Instrumental Track - Keyboard (Piano or Organ) (BM)

Hours Required

A minimum of 120 semester credit hours (SCH): 45 hours must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements as specified in the "Requirements for Graduation" section of this catalog.

University Core Curriculum
Select 42 SCH as outlined in the suggested plans and as specified in the "Requirements for Graduation"42
Major
Required: 48 SCH of MUSI, MUAP and MUEN courses as follows:
MUSI 1116Aural Training I1
MUSI 1117Aural Training II1
MUSI 1181Piano Class I1
MUSI 1182Piano Class II1
MUSI 1211Music Theory I2
MUSI 1212Music Theory II2
MUSI 1302Computer/Electronic Music3
MUSI 2116Aural Training III1
MUSI 2117Aural Training IV1
MUSI 2181Piano Class III1
MUSI 2182Piano Class IV: Music Maj/Min1
MUSI 2211Music Theory III2
MUSI 2212Music Theory IV2
MUSI 3253Basic Conducting2
MUSI 3300Music History I3
MUSI 3301Music History II3
MUSI 3346Form and Analysis3
MUSI 3347Counterpoint3
MUSI 4351Undergraduate Research3
Select 2 SCH of MUSI 3182
Select 16 SCH of MUAP at least 10 of which must be in the same principal instrument with 8 SCH at the 3000 level and MUAP 3105 AND MUAP 4105.16
Select 8 SCH of MUEN Major Music Ensemble, at least 4 of which must be at the 3000 level8
Select 4 SCH of MUEN Chamber Ensemble, at least 2 of which must be at the 3000 level.4
All lower-level Aural Training and Music Theory courses must be passed with a "C" or better. When enrolled in applied music lessons, students must be concurrently enrolled in both an assigned University ensemble and music convocation.
Select 4 Advanced Fine Arts Electives: 10 SCH from 3000-4000 level MUAP, MUEN, MUSI, ARTS, THAR or DANC coursework with approval of music studies advisor.10
Other requirements: Must audition with full-time faculty of the music performance area. Must complete 6 semesters in the same principal area. Must pass piano proficiency exam. The junior recital and senior recital must be taken concurrently with the appropriate Major area applied lesson (MUAP 32xx).4
Total Semester Credit Hours120

Following is a suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their advisor each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment; responsible for reviewing the Program of Study Requirements; responsible for meeting all course prerequisites; and must meet foreign language and writing intensive course requirements for graduation. See Academic Regulations-Undergraduate online.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallSemester Credit Hours
ENGL 1301 English Composition I 3
HIST 1301 The US to 1877 3
MUAP 1213 Appl Music Instr (with MUAP 1010) 2
MUEN 11XX - Major Music Ensemble 1
MUSI 1181 Piano Class I 1
MUSI 1211 Music Theory I 2
MUSI 1116 Aural Training I 1
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
UNIV 1101 Learn a Global Context I 1
 Semester Credit Hours17
Spring
ENGL 1302 English Composition II 3
HIST 1302 The US Since 1877 3
MUAP 1213 Appl Music Instr (with MUAP 1010) 2
MUEN 11XX - Major Music Ensemble 1
MUSI 1182 Piano Class II 1
MUSI 1212 Music Theory II 2
MUSI 1117 Aural Training II 1
UNIV 1402 Signature Course 4
 Semester Credit Hours17
Sophomore
Fall
PSCI 2305 American National Government 3
MUAP 1213 Appl Music Instr (with MUAP 1010) 2
MUEN 11XX - Major Music Ensemble 1
MUSI 2181 Piano Class III 1
MUSI 2211 Music Theory III 2
MUSI 2116 Aural Training III 1
Life & Physical Science 3
Life & Physical Science Lab 1
Social/Behavioral Science 3
 Semester Credit Hours17
Spring
PSCI 2306 American State Government 3
MUAP 1213 Appl Music Instr (with MUAP 1010) 2
MUEN 11XX - Major Music Ensemble 1
MUSI 2182 Piano Class IV: Music Maj/Min 1
MUSI 2212 Music Theory IV 2
MUSI 2117 Aural Training IV 1
Life & Physical Science 3
Language, Philosophy & Culture 3
Creative Arts 3
 Semester Credit Hours19
Junior
Fall
MUAP 3213 Appl Music Instr (with MUAP 3010) 2
MUEN 31XX - Major Music Ensemble 1
MUEN 1150 Chamber Music 1
MUSI 3300 Music History I 3
MUSI 1302 Computer/Electronic Music 3
Adv Fine Arts Elective 2
 Semester Credit Hours12
Spring
MUAP 3213 Appl Music Instr (with MUAP 3010) 2
MUAP 3105 Junior Performance 1
MUEN 31XX - Major Music Ensemble 1
MUEN 1150 Chamber Music 1
MUSI 3301 Music History II (MUEN 31XX - Major Music Ensemble) 3
MUSI 3253 Basic Conducting 2
Adv Fine Arts Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours13
Senior
Fall
MUAP 3213 Appl Music Instr (with MUAP 3010) 2
MUEN 31XX - Major Music Ensemble 1
MUEN 3150 Chamber Music 1
MUSI 3347 Counterpoint 3
MUSI 3182 Accompanying 1
Adv Fine Arts Elective 4
 Semester Credit Hours12
Spring
MUAP 3213 Appl Music Instr (with MUAP 3010) 2
MUAP 4105 Senior Performance 1
MUEN 31XX - Major Music Ensemble 1
MUEN 3150 Chamber Music 1
MUSI 3346 Form and Analysis 3
MUSI 4351 Undergraduate Research 3
MUSI 3182 Accompanying 1
Adv Fine Arts 1
 Semester Credit Hours13
 Total Semester Credit Hours120
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When enrolled in applied music lessons, students must be concurrently enrolled in both an assigned University ensemble and music convocation.

When enrolled in a University ensemble, students must adhere to Ensemble Participation and Requirements guidelines.

Advanced Fine Arts Electives, select 10 SCH from 3000-4000 level MUAP, MUEN, MUSI, ARTS, THAR or DANC coursework with approval of music studies advisor.

Note: All Music Theory and Aural Training SCH must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. Student must audition with a full time faculty of the music performance area. Must complete 6 semesters in the same principal area.

Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester.

Some courses may require prerequisites not listed.