Mar 23, 2018  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Music Performance Major BM, Keyboard Specialization

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Student advancement through performance levels (164-464) is determined by jury examination.

BM Performance Core Requirements

Music Theory - Credits: 21

Students must pass an online fundamental exam with 75% ($10 fee) or take and pass (75%) an online fundamental course ($99 fee) to enroll in MUS144. Students must take a placement exam to waive any of the following courses. Concurrent enrollment of the following is required: (MUS 144, 144A, 152A), (MUS 145, 145A, 153A), and (MUS 146, 146A, 154A). A grade of C or better is required in both the written and aural components to continue in the theory sequence.

Class Piano - Credits: 3

A waiver of this requirement can be obtained by demonstrating sufficient keyboard skills to designated piano faculty members.

Applied Music - Credits: 29

  • Individual Instruction - (MUS 164, 264, and 364) Credits: (18)

Upper-division Music Theory - Credits: 3

Conducting - Credits: 6

Total Core Credits: 73

Required Courses

Ensembles - Credits: 21

  • Large Ensembles Credits: (6-12) Only the following are designated as large ensembles: MUS 266-466 (wind ensemble), MUS 268-468 (chamber choir), MUS 277-477 (orchestra), MUS 287-487 (marching and concert band-fall quarter only), and MUS 288-488 (symphonic band).

    (NOTE: All ensemble courses have 200-level and 400-level numbers. The 200-level numbers are freshmen and sophomores, the 400-level numbers are used by juniors and seniors.)
  • Chamber Ensembles Credits: (9-15)

Upper-division Music Theory - Credits: 6

Additional Courses - Credits: 21

  •  Music Electives - Credits: (7)

Total Credits: 118

College and Department Information

Music Department  
College of Arts and Humanities  

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