Mar 04, 2024  
2020-2021 General Catalog 

Music - Piano Performance Emphasis (B.M.)

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Program Learning Outcomes

History, Theory, Analysis

  1. Conceptualize and perform music in its proper historical context.
  2. Be able to analyze harmony and other aesthetic qualities of music.
  3. Be able to research and write cogently about music.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to perceive and understand music aurally.

Music in Social and Cultural Contexts

  1. Have an understanding of the role of music in society.
  2. Participate in cultural experiences which will enlarge multicultural understanding.
  3. Possess an understanding of the responsibility of building the audiences of the future.

Performance and Musicianship

  1. Demonstrate advanced technical and artistic performance standards in their area of expertise.
  2. Have a wide range of performance experience of the highest level.
  3. Have a broad knowledge of literature in a wide variety of musical styles.

Piano Proficiency

  1. Play and accompany simple folk songs by ear, in any key.
  2. Transfer theory and skills concepts to the keyboard.
  3. Read at sight at the level of 4-part hymns.

Program Information

General Education Requirement (30-35 Credits)

See General Education  for course options.

  • Core Course Requirements (12-15 Credits)
  • Knowledge Area Requirements (16-20 Credits)

Please note: All students must complete a minimum of 30 credits between the Core and Knowledge Area requirements.

Music - Piano Performance Curriculum Summary (88 Credits)

Music Core Requirements (43 Credits)

Small Ensemble Requirement (4 Credits)

Select 4 credits from the following:

Major Ensemble Requirement (8 Credits)

Select 8 credits from the following:

Music Electives (16 Credits)

  • Select 16-17 credits of MUSC electives

Foreign Language Requirement (4 Credits)

Select 4 credits from one of the following languages: French or German. One semester (4 credits) of French or German may also be used to fulfill the General Education Humanities Knowledge Area.

Free Electives (0-5 Credits)

Total elective credit is determined by General Education courses taken, degree type selected, additional credits earned, and any additional math or other prerequisite courses needed. For a bachelor’s degree, students must earn a minimum of 40 upper-division credits (courses numbered 3000-4999). Students may need to select additional upper-division courses not included in their major requirements in order to reach this minimum. Please consult your Student Success Advisor for details.

Total Credits, B.M. Degree: 120-123

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