Music Piano Performance (BM)

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This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2018–Spring 2019 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Bachelor of Music with Emphasis in Piano Performance (MUSIBM PNO)
Bachelor of Music with Emphasis in Piano Performance with Track in Piano Pedagogy (MUSIBM PDG)
Unit: Music

Program Information

The Bachelor of Music in Performance degree is appropriate for students who wish to prepare for a career in music performance and related fields. Among the particular career emphases for which the BM in Performance is an appropriate preparation are professional performer, university teacher, private music studio teacher, or pre-professional preparation for music teacher certification study. Since it is unlikely that graduates of the program will have developed all the requisite skills to enter the professional ranks of performers or university teachers, most graduates will continue to develop their skills through further study.

The School of Music building contains two recital halls, a 15,000 square foot music library, forty-four teaching studios, and seventy-six practice rooms, many of them with Steinway grand pianos reserved exclusively for piano majors.

Degree Summary

Emphasis in Piano Performance

General Education Requirements 131
College/School Requirements44
Program/Major Requirements47
Minimum Total Hours122

Emphasis in Piano Performance with Track in Piano Pedagogy

General Education Requirements 131
College/School Requirements44
Program/Major Requirements45
Minimum Total Hours120

Specific coursework information can be found on the Degree Requirements tab.

Departmental Admission Requirements

Students in this unit are admitted directly into their degree program.

Program Requirements 

General Education Requirements

General Education Requirements 1,231
The following courses are required by this program and should be used to fulfill the respective General Education Requirement:
African-American Music - AH, D1
Music in World Cultures - D2, SB
Minimum Total Hours31

All degrees require the completion of the University-wide General Education Program (link provided above).  Some General Education requirements may be met in the requirements for the major or supporting coursework, in which case additional electives may be required to complete the minimum hours for the degree.

College/School Requirements

School of Music Program Courses
Music Theory 316
Theory I
Theory II
Theory III
Theory IV
Music Literature9
Music Literature I (1000-1750)
Music Literature II (Classical & Early Romantic Music)
Music Literature III (1860-present)
Principal Ensemble (eight 1-hour courses) 48
Major Ensembles
Applied Lessons 58
Applied Lessons, Piano Performance (two 4-hour courses)
Major Applied Study
Major Applied Study
-or-
Applied Lessons, Piano Pedagogy track (four 2-hour courses)
Major Applied Study
Major Applied Study
Major Applied Study
Major Applied Study
MUS 347Analysis I2
MUS 100Introduction to Music Study1
MUS 297Piano Proficiency0
MUS 97Recital Attendance (six semesters of "S")0
Minimum Total Hours44

Program/Major Requirements

Piano Performance

Plan Courses: Piano Performance
Applied Lessons (six courses)24
Major Applied Study
Major Applied Study
Major Applied Study
Major Applied Study
Major Applied Study
Major Applied Study
MUS 561Literature (Piano Literature I)2
MUS 562Literature (Piano Literature II)2
MUS 119Minor Ensembles (Piano Ensemble; six half-hour courses)3
MUS 371Piano Pedagogy I3
MUS 372Piano Pedagogy II3
MUS 397Junior Recital 50
MUS 497Senior Recital (CUE) 50
Supporting Courses: Piano Performance
Advanced Theory4
Select two 2-hour courses from the following:
Analysis II
Chromatic Harmony and Analysis
Post-Tonal Theory and Analysis
Renaissance Counterpoint
Baroque Counterpoint
MUS 359Conducting I2
Electives (General or Music)4
Minimum Total Hours47

Upper Division Assessment

All students enrolled in a music degree program will be reviewed at the approximate midpoint of the selected program in order for students to achieve Upper Division status. Students must meet the standards of this review to register for 400-level courses in music. Both the elements and standards of the review are established by the faculty and include credit for MUS 242  or Analysis (MUS 347 for BA, General; MUS 349 for BA General, Jazz Studies; MUS 350 for BA, Music & New Media); MUS 361; 4 semesters of Applied Instrument at the course numbers required for the degree; Piano Proficiency Examination; MUS 97, with a grade of S for 4 semesters; Ensemble participation; cumulative 2.5 GPA (good standing); minimum of 48 credit hours completed; pass ENGL 101 or ENGL 105; and 3 additional General Education courses.

Additional specific elements and standards appropriate to specific degree programs in jazz studies, music composition, music education, music history, instrumental and vocal performance, pedagogy, music theory, and music therapy are required of students in order to achieve Upper Division status and to continue in the degree program. Specific degree requirements are determined by the division and area faculties and are outlined in the Music Student Handbook and the various Division handbooks.

Culminating Undergraduate Experience (Graduation requirement)
Requirement fulfilled by completing:
Senior Recital

Program/Major Requirements

Piano Performance with a Track in Piano Pedagogy

Plan Courses: Piano Pedagogy Track
Applied Lessons (four courses)12
Major Applied Study
Major Applied Study
Principal Applied Study
Principal Applied Study
MUS 561Literature (Piano Literature I)2
MUS 562Literature (Piano Literature II)2
MUS 371Piano Pedagogy I3
MUS 372Piano Pedagogy II3
MUS 471Piano Pedagogy III3
MUS 472Piano Pedagogy IV3
MUS 475Pedagogy Practicum I1
MUS 476Pedagogy Practicum II1
MUS 497Senior Recital (CUE) 5, 60
Supporting Courses: Piano Pedagogy Track
Advanced Theory4
Two 2-hour courses chosen from:
Analysis II
Chromatic Harmony and Analysis
Post-Tonal Theory and Analysis
Renaissance Counterpoint
Baroque Counterpoint
MUS 359Conducting I2
MUS 119Minor Ensembles (Piano Ensemble; six 1/2-hour courses)3
Electives (General or Music) 76
Minimum Total Hours45

Upper Division Assessment

All students enrolled in a music degree program will be reviewed at the approximate midpoint of the selected program in order for students to achieve Upper Division status. Students must meet the standards of this review to register for 400-level courses in music. Both the elements and standards of the review are established by the faculty and include credit for MUS 242  or Analysis (MUS 347 for BA, General; MUS 349 for BA General, Jazz Studies; MUS 350 for BA, Music & New Media); MUS 361; 4 semesters of Applied Instrument at the course numbers required for the degree; Piano Proficiency Examination; MUS 97, with a grade of S for 4 semesters; Ensemble participation; cumulative 2.5 GPA (good standing); minimum of 48 credit hours completed; pass ENGL 101 or ENGL 105; and 3 additional General Education courses.

Additional specific elements and standards appropriate to specific degree programs in jazz studies, music composition, music education, music history, instrumental and vocal performance, pedagogy, music theory, and music therapy are required of students in order to achieve Upper Division status and to continue in the degree program. Specific degree requirements are determined by the division and area faculties and are outlined in the Music Student Handbook and the various Division handbooks. 

Culminating Undergraduate Experience (Graduation requirement)
Requirement fulfilled by completing:
Senior Recital

Flight Plan

Flight Plans for Music Piano Performance (BM)

Piano Performance

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallHours
MUS 100 Introduction to Music Study 1
MUS 103 Major Applied Study 4
MUS 109 Major Ensembles 1
MUS 141 Theory I 4
MUS 97 Recital Attendance (MUS 97-01) 0
MUS 119 Minor Ensembles (Piano Ensemble) 0.5
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing - WC 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Quantitative Reasoning - QR 3
 Hours16.5
Spring
MUS 104 Major Applied Study 4
MUS 109 Major Ensembles 1
MUS 142 Theory II 4
MUS 97 Recital Attendance (MUS 97-01) 0
MUS 119 Minor Ensembles (Piano Ensemble) 0.5
ENGL 102 Intermediate College Writing - WC 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Sciences - S 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Sciences Lab - SL 1
 Hours16.5
Year 2
Fall
MUS 203 Major Applied Study 4
MUS 109 Major Ensembles 1
MUS 241 Theory III 4
MUS 97 Recital Attendance (MUS 97-01) 0
MUS 119 Minor Ensembles (Piano Ensemble) 0.5
General or Music Elective 1
General Education: Cardinal Core Oral Communication - OC 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Social & Behavioral Sciences Historical Perspective - SBH 3
 Hours16.5
Spring
MUS 204 Major Applied Study 4
MUS 297 Piano Proficiency 0
MUS 109 Major Ensembles 1
MUS 242 Theory IV 4
MUS 361 Music Literature I (1000-1750) 3
MUS 359 Conducting I 2
MUS 97 Recital Attendance (MUS 97-01) 0
MUS 119 Minor Ensembles (Piano Ensemble) 0.5
General Elective 1
 Hours15.5
Year 3
Fall
MUS 303 Major Applied Study 4
MUS 109 Major Ensembles 1
MUS 347 Analysis I 2
MUS 97 Recital Attendance (MUS 97-01) 0
MUS 362 Music Literature II (Classical & Early Romantic Music) 3
MUS 371 Piano Pedagogy I 3
MUS 119 Minor Ensembles (Piano Ensemble) 0.5
General or Music Elective 1
 Hours14.5
Spring
MUS 304 Major Applied Study 4
MUS 109 Major Ensembles 1
MUS 363 Music Literature III (1860-present) 3
MUS 372 Piano Pedagogy II 3
MUS 97 Recital Attendance (MUS 97-01) 0
MUS 119 Minor Ensembles (Piano Ensemble) 0.5
MUS 397 Junior Recital 0
ANTH 205 Music in World Cultures - D2, SB 3
 Hours14.5
Year 4
Fall
MUS 403 Major Applied Study 4
MUS 109 Major Ensembles 1
Advanced Theory Course from specified list 2
MUS 561 Literature (Piano Literature I) 2
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities - AH 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Sciences - S 3
General or Music Elective 1
 Hours16
Spring
MUS 404 Major Applied Study 4
MUS 109 Major Ensembles 1
MUS 562 Literature 2
Advanced Theory Course from specified list 2
MUS 497 Senior Recital (CUE) 0
PAS 214 African-American Music - AH, D1 3
 Hours12
 Minimum Total Hours122

Piano Performance with a Track in Piano Pedagogy

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallHours
MUS 100 Introduction to Music Study 1
MUS 101 Major Applied Study 2
MUS 109 Major Ensembles 1
MUS 141 Theory I 4
MUS 97 Recital Attendance (MUS 97-01) 0
MUS 119 Minor Ensembles (Piano Ensemble) 0.5
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing - WC 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Quantitative Reasoning - QR 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Social & Behavioral Sciences Historical Perspective - SBH 3
 Hours17.5
Spring
MUS 102 Major Applied Study 2
MUS 109 Major Ensembles 1
MUS 142 Theory II 4
MUS 97 Recital Attendance (MUS 97-01) 0
MUS 119 Minor Ensembles (Piano Ensemble) 0.5
ENGL 102 Intermediate College Writing - WC 3
ANTH 205 Music in World Cultures - D2, SB 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Sciences - S 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Sciences Lab - SL 1
 Hours17.5
Year 2
Fall
MUS 201 Major Applied Study 2
MUS 109 Major Ensembles 1
MUS 241 Theory III 4
MUS 97 Recital Attendance (MUS 97-01) 0
MUS 119 Minor Ensembles (Piano Ensemble) 0.5
General Education: Cardinal Core Oral Communication - OC 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities - AH 3
General or Music Electives 3
 Hours16.5
Spring
MUS 202 Major Applied Study 2
MUS 297 Piano Proficiency 0
MUS 109 Major Ensembles 1
MUS 242 Theory IV 4
MUS 361 Music Literature I (1000-1750) 3
MUS 359 Conducting I 2
MUS 97 Recital Attendance (MUS 97-01) 0
MUS 119 Minor Ensembles (Piano Ensemble) 0.5
PAS 214 African-American Music - AH, D1 3
 Hours15.5
Year 3
Fall
MUS 301 Major Applied Study 2
MUS 109 Major Ensembles 1
MUS 362 Music Literature II (Classical & Early Romantic Music) 3
MUS 347 Analysis I 2
MUS 97 Recital Attendance (MUS 97-01) 0
MUS 119 Minor Ensembles (Piano Ensemble) 0.5
MUS 371 Piano Pedagogy I 3
General or Music Electives 3
 Hours14.5
Spring
MUS 302 Major Applied Study 2
MUS 109 Major Ensembles 1
MUS 97 Recital Attendance (MUS 97-01) 0
MUS 363 Music Literature III (1860-present) 3
MUS 119 Minor Ensembles (Piano Ensemble) 0.5
MUS 372 Piano Pedagogy II 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Sciences - S 3
 Hours12.5
Year 4
Fall
MUS 413 Principal Applied Study 4
MUS 109 Major Ensembles 1
Advanced Theory Course from specified list 2
MUS 471 Piano Pedagogy III 3
MUS 561 Literature (Piano Literature I) 2
MUS 475 Pedagogy Practicum I 1
 Hours13
Spring
MUS 414 Principal Applied Study 4
MUS 109 Major Ensembles 1
MUS 472 Piano Pedagogy IV 3
MUS 562 Literature (Piano Literature II) 2
MUS 476 Pedagogy Practicum II 1
Advanced Theory Course from specified list 2
MUS 497 Senior Recital (CUE) 0
 Hours13
 Minimum Total Hours120

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