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  • Music Performance Major - Option in Keyboard Performance
  • Music

  • Fall 2013 Undergraduate Catalog - Official

    B.M. Degree in Music Performance - Keyboard Performance (120 Credits)

    Core Requirements

    MUS 107A Music Theory I (2)
    MUS 107B Aural Skills I (1)
    MUS 108A Music Theory II (2)
    MUS 108B Aural Skills II (1)
    MUS 207A Music Theory III (2)
    MUS 207B  Aural Skills III (1)
    MUS 208 Music Theory IV (2)
    MUS 240  American Music (3)
    MUS 303  History of Western Music to 1750 (3)
    MUS 304  History of Western Music since 1750 (3)
    MUS 300  Basic Conducting (2)
    MUS 316  World Music (3)
    MUS 374  Instrumental/Choral Arranging (2)



    (45 Credits)

    In addition to the courses listed, students must earn eighteen credits of performance study on the principal keyboard instrument, twelve of which must be at the 300 level or above; four credits of performance study in a secondary instrument or voice; and nine credits of ensemble or accompanying, with no more than five credits in either area. Two credits of MUS 450 are required. A piano proficiency exam must be passed.

    MUS 215 History of Jazz (3) or
    MUS 217 Pop/Rock Music for Non-Majors (3)
    MUS 378 Advanced Conducting (3)
    MUS 391 Writing Seminar in Music (1)
    MUS 431A Keyboard Pedagogy I (2)
    MUS 431B Keyboard Pedagogy II (1)
    MUS 450 Student Recital (1)
    MUS 461 Music and Entertainment Entrepreneurship (2)

    Restricted Electives

    Students must earn three credits in music electives with non-performance focus, but related to the principal instrument and its repertoire, history, and/or pedagogy. Students must earn five credits of music electives with focus on theory, history, literature, or conducting (Indedpendent Study with this focus is acceptable). The remaining three credits cannot be performance study or ensemble with the principal instrument.