May 20, 2022
Program Learning Outcomes
History, Theory, Analysis
- Conceptualize and perform music in its proper historical context.
- Be able to analyze harmony and other aesthetic qualities of music.
- Be able to research and write cogently about music.
- Demonstrate the ability to perceive and understand music aurally.
Music in Social and Cultural Contexts
- Have an understanding of the role of music in society.
- Participate in cultural experiences which will enlarge multicultural understanding.
- Possess an understanding of the responsibility of building the audiences of the future.
Performance and Musicianship
- Demonstrate advanced technical and artistic performance standards in their area of expertise.
- Have a wide range of performance experience of the highest level.
- Have a broad knowledge of literature in a wide variety of musical styles.
- Play and accompany simple folk songs by ear, in any key.
- Transfer theory and skills concepts to the keyboard.
- Read at sight at the level of 4-part hymns.
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 (88 Credits)
Music Core Requirements (43 Credits)
Piano Emphasis (41 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