Dec 02, 2021  
2018-2019 General Catalog 

Music - Instrumental Performance Emphasis (B.M.)

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Program Information

  • Ensembles: All majors must be a member of one of the following ensembles in their applied emphasis each semester: MUSC 3320 , MUSC 3350 , MUSC 3360 , or MUSC 3380 . The total minimum number of major ensemble credits required for a Bachelor of Music degree is eight (8).
  • Music Theory: Students must be enrolled concurrently in Music Theory and Aural Skills classes.
  • Piano Proficiency: Students must pass a piano proficiency exam before enrolling in MUSC 2110 - Music Theory III  and MUSC 2130 - Aural Skills III . MUSC 1150  and MUSC 1160  may be taken to assist in preparation for the exam.
  • In order to move to upper-level applied study (MUSC 3410 ), the student must pass the Sophomore Gateway.
  • Junior/Senior Recitals: The B.M. degree requires a junior year half-recital and a senior year full recital. Students must enroll in applied music each semester until the recital requirement is met.
  • To fulfill all graduation requirements, all zero (0) credit courses must appear on the transcript.
  • Each major or minor in music is required to abide by the policies and procedures set up in the Departmental Student Handbook (see
  • All courses must be passed with a “C” (2.0) or better to be counted in the major, except for Applied Music courses which require a “B” (3.0) or higher.
  • An audition is required to be admitted into the music major. The Department of Music follows National Association of Schools of Music standards.

General Education Requirement (31-36 Credits)

See General Education  for course options.

  • Core Course Requirements 12-13 Credits
  • Knowledge Area Requirements 19-23 Credits

Experiential Education University Requirement - EDGE Program (3 Credits)

NOTE: As of 7/12/2019, students pursuing this bachelor’s degree are no longer required to complete the EDGE courses for graduation.

See Experiential Education  for more information.

Music - Instrumental Performance Curriculum Summary (90-91 Credits)

Music Core Requirements (43 Credits)

Instrumental Emphasis (39-40 Credits)

Small Ensemble Requirement (8 Credits)

Select 8 credits from the following:

Major Ensemble Requirement (8 Credits)

Select 8 credits from the following:

Music Electives (16-17 Credits)

  • Select 16-17 credits of MUSC electives

Foreign Language Requirement (8 Credits)

Select 8 credits from one of the following languages: French or German (cannot mix and match). One semester (4 credits) of French or German may also be used to fulfill the General Education Humanities Knowledge Area.

Total Credits, B.M. Degree: 120-132

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