In addition to the courses listed, students must earn six credits in ensembles; sixteen credits in composition courses, at least six of which must be at the 300 level or above; seven credits of performance study in the primary performance area and three credits of performance study in a secondary area. Either the primary or secondary performance area must be piano. Class Piano III and IV may be counted as piano performance study. A piano proficiency exam must be passed.
Students must earn four credits of music electives. These credits cannot be in composition study. One credit can be an additional ensemble.
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