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  • Music Performance Major - Option in Wind,String and Percussion Performance
  • Music

  • Fall 2013 Undergraduate Catalog - Official

    B.M. Degree in Music Performance - Wind Instrument, String Instrument, or Percussion 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)


    (45 Credits)

    In addition to the courses listed, students must earn eighteen credits of performance study on the principal instrument, twelve of which must be at the 300 level or above; four credits of piano performance study which may include Class Piano III and/or IV; twelve credits of ensemble, eight of which are large ensembles, one with small ensemble, and three with unrestricted ensembles; a one-credit teaching methods or pedagogy course appropriate to the principal instrument; and a two credit music literature course appropriate to the principal instrument. 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)
    MUS 391 Writing Seminar in Music (1)
    MUS 450 Student Recital (1)

    Restricted Electives

    Students must earn eight credits of music electives none of which can be performance study or ensemble with the principal instrument.