Bachelor of Music: Piano Performance

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This exciting degree program includes studies in solo and collaborative performance, along with in-depth studies in pedagogy and literature. You will have numerous opportunities for performing both on- and off-campus in a wide variety of venues, and in collaboration with artist faculty. Guest artist masterclasses are also included throughout each season. This course of study presupposes that you have a strong pre-college background in musical performance. A performance audition is required for entrance into the program.

Curriculum & Requirements
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Curriculum & Requirements

Piano Performance Option, Bachelor of Music (BM)

Required: admission to Performance Major.

In programs leading to the Bachelor of Music, the department seeks to provide thoroughly professional training, in addition to the requirements set for the liberally educated student. Options under this degree include majors in performance and composition. This course of study presupposes that the student will have a strong background in musical performance.

Grade Requirement for all majors offered by the Music Department: the minimum acceptable grade for any music course required for graduation (including transferred music courses) is ≥C.

Required Non-Credit Music Components
CONVOCATION AND RECITAL ATTENDANCE (must be repeated each term)
Junior Recital
Piano Proficiency
Required Piano Performance Courses
MUSC 101
MUSC 102
MUSC 103
MUSIC THEORY I
and MUSIC THEORY II
and MUSIC THEORY III
9
MUSC 104
MUSC 105
MUSC 106
SIGHT SINGING AND AURAL SKILLS
and SIGHT SINGING AND AURAL SKILLS II
and SIGHT SINGING AND AURAL SKILLS III
3
MUSC 201
MUSC 202
MUSC 203
MUSIC THEORY IV
and MUSIC THEORY V
and MUSIC THEORY VI
9
MUSC 204
MUSC 205
SIGHT SINGING AND AURAL SKILLS IV
and SIGHT SINGING AND AURAL SKILLS V
2
MUSC 244MUSIC TECHNOLOGY2
MUSC 250
MUSC 251
MUSC 252
MUSIC HISTORY AND LITERATURE I
and MUSIC HISTORY AND LITERATURE II
and MUSIC HISTORY AND LITERATURE III
12
MUSC 341ADVANCED FUNCTIONAL KEYBOARD2
MUSC 357MUSIC IN DIVERSE CULTURES3
MUSC 458
MUSC 459
MUSC 460
PIANO PEDAGOGY I
and PIANO PEDAGOGY II
and PIANO PEDAGOGY III
6
MUSC 467ACCOMPANYING3
MUSC 470SENIOR RECITAL1-5
MUSC 480
MUSC 481
MUSC 482
KEYBOARD LITERATURE I
and KEYBOARD LITERATURE II
and KEYBOARD LITERATURE III
6
Applied Music Requirements–must be repeated24
APPLIED INSTRUCTION ON INSTRUMENT OR VOICE
APPLIED INSTRUCTION ON INSTRUMENT OR VOICE
APPLIED INSTRUCTION ON INSTRUMENT OR VOICE
APPLIED INSTRUCTION ON INSTRUMENT OR VOICE
Major Music Ensemble Requirements12
Note: a year of MUSE 368, Piano Ensemble, may be substituted for a year of a Major ensemble.
WIND ENSEMBLE
SYMPHONIC BAND
ORCHESTRA
SYMPHONIC CHOIR
CONCERT CHOIR
Required Senior Capstone/Thesis
MUSC 491MUSIC SENIOR THESIS4
Total Credits98-102

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