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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 Emphasis (120 Credits)

    Core Requirements

    MUS 107A Theory I (2)
    MUS 107B Aural Skills I (1)
    MUS 108A Theory II (2)
    MUS 108B Aural Skills II (1)
    MUS 207 Theory and Ear Training III (3)
    MUS 208 Theory and Ear Training IV (3)
    MUS 300 Conducting and Instrumentation (3)
    MUS 303 Western Traditions to 1750 (3)
    MUS 304 Western Traditions: 1750-1900 (3)
    MUS 305 Western Traditions Since 1900 (3)
    MUS 307 Theory and Ear Training V (3)
    MUS 316 World Music Survey (3)


    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 accompaying, 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) or
    MUS 240 American Music (3)
    MUS 375 Instrument Conducting (2) or
    MUS 377 Choral Conducting (2)
    MUS 391 Writing Seminar in Music (1)
    MUS 431A Keyboard Pedagogy I (2)
    MUS 431B Keyboard Pedagogy II (1)
    MUS 450 Student Recital (1)

    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.