Bachelor of Music with a Major in Music with All-Level Certification, Instrumental Track - Keyboard (Piano or Organ)

Hours Required

A minimum of 131 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
Select 63 SCH of MUAP, MUEN, and MUSI as follows:
12 SCH of MUAP with at least 6 SCH upper division in primary instrument.12
MUAP 4105Senior Performance1
7 SCH of MUEN Band, at least 3 SCH of which must be at the 3000 level.7
38 SCH of MUSI to include:38
Aural Training I
Aural Training II
Piano Class I
Piano Class II
Music Theory I
Music Theory II
Computer/Electronic Music
Aural Training III
Aural Training IV
Piano Class III
Piano Class IV: Music Maj/Min
Music Theory III
Music Theory IV
Score Arranging
Basic Conducting
Advanced Conducting
Music History I
Music History II
Form and Analysis
Elementary Music
Voice Methods
Secondary Music
Select 3 SCH from:3
Marching Band Methods
Woodwind Methods
Brass Methods
Percussion Methods
String Methods
MUSI 4260Instrumental Lit & Teach Tech2
When enrolled in applied music lessons, students must be concurrently enrolled in both an assigned University ensemble and MUAP 1010/3010.
Professional Education Core
Select 26 SCH from: 26
Intro to Teaching Profession
Foundations of Education
Teaching in Diverse Settings
Teaching Eng Lang Learners
Impl Eff Inst Strat Div Lrnrs
Engaging Learners
Content Reading
Inc Pract Ch&Yth W/Disablts
Music Student Teaching
Other requirements: Must pass the piano proficiency exam, and must audition with a full-time faculty of the major music performance area. The senior recital must be taken concurrently with the appropriate Major area applied lesson (MUAP 32xx).
Total Semester Credit Hours131

Music Ensemble Participation and Requirements

  1. All music majors taking an applied lesson (MUAP 1213/MUAP 3213) must enroll, participate and receive a passing grade in a major ensemble every semester except when enrolled in MUSI 4693, Music Student Teaching.
  2. Major ensemble requirements must be satisfied in the following ways:
    • A student in any instrumental music degree program whose major is a woodwind, brass, or percussion instrument must register for MUEN 1140/MUEN 3140 – Band and/or MUEN 1143/MUEN 3143 – Orchestra as assigned by the instrumental ensemble directors and the applied music teacher based on auditions as required.
    • A student in any instrumental degree program whose major instrument is an orchestral stringed instrument  must register for MUEN 1143/MUEN 3143 – Orchestra.
    • A student in any vocal/choral/general music degree program must register for MUEN 1130/MUEN 3130 – Chorale as assigned by the choral ensemble director and the applied music teacher, based on auditions.
    • Guitarists in an instrumental music degree must register for MUEN 1133/MUEN 3133 – Guitar Ensemble to fulfill the ensemble requirement.
    • Pianists in an instrumental degree must enroll in a Major Ensemble (Chorale/Band/Orchestra/Guitar Ensemble) based on their vocal or instrumental strengths and the needs of the ensemble. Approval of Ensemble Director is required.
  3. Enrollment in additional ensembles including mariachi, Jazz, and Chamber Music is highly recommended.
  4. Exceptions to these requirements will be made only with the approval the student’s applied music teacher, the Director of Music Programs, the Department Chair and the appropriate ensemble director. A record of such exception must be presented to the Office of the Registrar to ensure ensemble requirements are met for graduation purposes.

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
FallSemester Credit Hours
ENGL 1301 English Composition I 3
EDCI 1102 Intro to Teaching Profession 1
HIST 1301 The US to 1877 3
MUAP 1213 Appl Music Instr (with MUAP 1010) 2
MUEN 1130 Chorale 1
MUSI 1181 Piano Class I 1
MUSI 1211 Music Theory I 2
MUSI 1116 Aural Training I 1
UNIV 1101 Learn a Global Context I 1
Creative Arts 3
 Semester Credit Hours18
ENGL 1302 English Composition II 3
HIST 1302 The US Since 1877 3
MUAP 1213 Appl Music Instr (with MUAP 1010) 2
MUEN 1130 Chorale 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
EDCI 2210 Foundations of Education 2
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
MUEN 1130 Chorale 1
MUSI 2181 Piano Class III 1
MUSI 2211 Music Theory III 2
MUSI 2116 Aural Training III 1
PSCI 2305 American National Government 3
Life & Physical Science 3
Life & Physical Science Lab 1
 Semester Credit Hours17
EDCI 3224 Teaching in Diverse Settings 2
MUAP 1213 Appl Music Instr (with MUAP 1010) 2
MUEN 1130 Chorale 1
MUSI 2182 Piano Class IV: Music Maj/Min 1
MUSI 2212 Music Theory IV 2
MUSI 2117 Aural Training IV 1
Social/Behavioral Science 3
Life & Physical Science 3
Language, Philosophy, & Culture 3
 Semester Credit Hours18
EDCI 3302 Teaching Eng Lang Learners 3
MUAP 3213 Appl Music Instr (with MUAP 3010) 2
MUEN 3130 Chorale 1
MUSI 1302 Computer/Electronic Music 3
MUSI 3133 Elementary Music 1
MUSI 3253 Basic Conducting 2
MUSI 3300 Music History I 3
PSCI 2306 American State Government 3
 Semester Credit Hours18
EDRD 3320 Content Reading 3
MUAP 3213 Appl Music Instr (with MUAP 3010) 2
MUEN 3130 Chorale 1
MUSI 3183 Voice Methods 1
MUSI 3346 Form and Analysis 3
MUSI - Addtl Pedagogy 1
MUSI 4257 Choral Lit & Teach Tech 2
MUSI 4233 Secondary Music 2
 Semester Credit Hours15
EDCI 3315 Impl Eff Inst Strat Div Lrnrs 3
EDCI 4310 Engaging Learners 3
MUAP 3213 Appl Music Instr (with MUAP 3010) 2
MUEN 3130 Chorale 1
MUSI 1161 Diction I English & German 1
MUSI 3301 Music History II 3
MUSI - Addtl Pedagogy 1
MUSI 3254 Advanced Conducting 2
 Semester Credit Hours16
EDSE 4350 Inc Pract Ch&Yth W/Disablts 3
MUSI 1162 Diction II Italian & French 1
MUSI - Addtl Pedagogy 1
MUSI 4693 Music Student Teaching 6
MUAP 4105 Senior Performance 1
 Semester Credit Hours12
 Total Semester Credit Hours131

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

Some courses may require prerequisites not listed.