Apr 12, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Music Performance Major BM, Keyboard Specialization

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

Program Requirements
All music majors must earn a grade of C or higher in each music course required for their respective degree.

Music Program Learner Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • MUS1 (Music Theory) apply music theory knowledge and aural skills to the analysis and interpretation of music literature.
  • MUS2 (Music History, Culture, and Literature) acquire and apply historical and contemporary knowledge of genres, styles, artists, and works within Western and non-Western music, and utilize research skills to enhance that knowledge.
  • MUS3 (Individual Applied Music) develop foundational technique in order to interpret, prepare, and perform a variety of musical works on a primary instrument or voice sufficient to the requirements of their major.
  • MUS4 (Collaborative Applied Music) interpret, prepare, and perform a variety of musical works through collaboration in musical ensembles sufficient to the requirements of their major.
  • MUS5 (Specialized Music Study) exhibit competencies specific to their major, including advanced performance skills, pedagogical skills, composition and improvisation skills, and/or the competencies for teacher certification.
  • MUS6 (Musical Disposition) engage as active participants in the musical community of the university and region through event attendance, performance, teaching, creative and/or service activity.

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

Primary Ensembles - Credits: (6-12)

Primary Ensembles (6-12) must correspond to the student’s primary applied area.

Chamber Ensembles Credits: (9-15)

Upper-division Music Theory - Credits: 6

Additional Courses - Credits: 21

  •  Music Electives - Credits: (7)

Total Credits: 121

College and Department Information

Music Department  
College of Arts and Humanities  

Program Codes
Major plan codes: MUSIBM, MUSIBMP
Specialization plan code: KEYB