Bachelor of Music in Performance (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 1
Required MUSI courses:35
Aural Training 5
Aural Training I
Aural Training II
Aural Training III
Aural Training IV
Piano 2
Piano Class I
Piano Class II
Piano Class III
Piano Class IV
Music Theory 5
Music Theory I
Music Theory II
Music Theory III
Music Theory IV
Music History
Music History I
Music History II
Other Restricted MUSI Courses
Computer/Electronic Music
Basic Conducting
Form and Analysis
Counterpoint
Instrumental Lit & Teach Tech
MUAP Courses 318
Required Coursework 4
Junior Performance
Senior Performance
Select 16 SCH of MUAP at least 10 of which must be in the same principal instrument with 8 SCH at the 3000 level.
MUEN Courses12
Select 8 SCH of MUEN Large Ensemble, at least 4 of which must be at the 3000 level.
Select 4 SCH of MUEN Chamber Ensemble, at least 2 of which must be at the 3000 level.
Advanced Fine Arts Electives13
10 SCH from 3000-4000 level MUAP, MUEN, MUSI, ARTS, THAR or DANC coursework with approval of music studies advisor.
Select 3 SCH from:
Chamber Music
Guitar Methods
Woodwind Methods
Brass Methods
Voice Methods
Percussion Methods
String Methods
Special Topics in Music
Total Semester Credit Hours120

Music Ensemble Participation and Requirements

1

Music Majors and Minors are assigned to Large Ensembles on the following basis:

  • Major or Minor in Music: An audition is required for entrance into all music degrees, including the music minor. Must audition with full-time faculty of the music performance area.
  • BM Performance: Those music majors changing from BM All-level Certification to BM performance must re-audition for acceptance into the BM Performance degree.
  • Must complete 6 semesters in the same principle area.
  • A student in any degree program whose major is a woodwind, brass, or percussion instrument must register for Band MUEN 1140/3140.
  • A student in any degree program whose major instrument is an orchestral stringed instrument must register for Orchestra MUEN 1143/3143.
  • A student in any degree program whose major is voice must register for Chorale MUEN 1130/3130.
  • Guitarists and keyboardist/pianists must enroll in a large ensemble: (Chorale/Band/Orchestra) based on their vocal or instrumental strengths and the needs of the ensemble. Approval of Ensemble Director is required.
  • Enrollment in additional ensembles including Mariachi, Jazz, Chamber Music and Guitar Ensemble is highly recommended.
  • Exceptions to these requirements will be made only with the approval of the student’s applied music teacher, 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. 
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Students must pass a piano proficiency exam or MUSI 2182. Or, upon recommendation of the piano faculty, piano majors may take 4 credits of music electives in place of piano class. Any level MUSI, MUAP or MUEN can be used. MUAP Organ is suggested as an option. Course substitutions will be required for each semester.

3

Music Majors and Minors enrolled in any MUAP class must be concurrently enrolled in Convocation MUAP 1010/3010.

4

The junior or senior recital must be taken concurrently with the appropriate Major area applied lesson (MUAP 32xx).

5
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.

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, meeting all course prerequisites, and writing intensive course (WIN) 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
Mathematics Core Course 3
UNIV 1201 Learn a Global Context I 2
MUAP 1213 Appl Music Instr (with 1010) 2
MUSI 1116 Aural Training I 1
MUSI 1181 Piano Class I 1
MUSI 1211 Music Theory I 2
MUEN 11XX Large Ensemble 1
 Semester Credit Hours18
Spring
ENGL 1302 English Composition II 3
HIST 1302 The US Since 1877 3
UNIV 1302 Signature Course 3
MUAP 1213 Appl Music Instr (with 1010) 2
MUSI 1117 Aural Training II 1
MUSI 1182 Piano Class II 1
MUSI 1212 Music Theory II 2
MUEN 11XX Large Ensemble 1
 Semester Credit Hours16
Sophomore
Fall
PSCI 2305 American National Government 3
MUAP 1213 Appl Music Instr (with 1010) 2
MUSI 2116 Aural Training III 1
MUSI 2181 Piano Class III 1
MUSI 2211 Music Theory III 2
MUEN 11XX Large Ensemble 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 1010) 2
MUSI 2117 Aural Training IV 1
MUSI 2182 Piano Class IV 1
MUSI 2212 Music Theory IV 2
MUEN 11XX Large Ensemble 1
Life & Physical Science 3
Language, Philosophy, & Culture 3
Creative Arts 3
 Semester Credit Hours19
Junior
Fall
MUAP 3213 Appl Music Instr (with 3010) 2
MUEN 1150 Chamber Music 1
MUSI 1302 Computer/Electronic Music 3
MUSI 3300 Music History I 3
MUEN 31XX Large Ensemble 1
Advanced Fine Arts Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours13
Spring
MUAP 3105 Junior Performance 1
MUAP 3213 Appl Music Instr (with 3010) 2
MUEN 1150 Chamber Music 1
MUSI 3253 Basic Conducting 2
MUSI 3301 Music History II 3
MUEN 31XX Large Ensemble 1
Advanced Fine Arts Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours13
Senior
Fall
MUAP 3213 Appl Music Instr (with 3010) 2
MUEN 3150 Chamber Music 1
MUSI 3347 Counterpoint 3
MUSI 4260 Instrumental Lit & Teach Tech 2
MUEN 31XX Large Ensemble 1
Advanced Fine Arts Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours12
Spring
MUAP 3213 Appl Music Instr (with 3010) 2
MUAP 4105 Senior Performance 1
MUEN 3150 Chamber Music 1
MUSI 3346 Form and Analysis 3
MUEN 31XX Large Ensemble 1
Advanced Fine Arts Elective 4
 Semester Credit Hours12
 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.

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

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

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Note: All Music Theory and Aural Training SCH must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

 
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Major or Minor in Music: An audition is required for entrance into all music degrees, including the music minor. Student must audition with a full time faculty of the music performance area. 

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BM Performance: Those music majors changing from BM All-level Certification to BM performance must re-audition for acceptance into the BM Performance degree. 

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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.