Piano, B.Mus.

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Minimum Total Credit Hours: 124-135

Major Hours: 86

Minimum Upper-Division Hours: 40

Upper-Division Hours Within Major: 24


Overall GPA - Combined and OU: 2.50

Program Code: B725

Major Requirements

A grade of C or better is required in all courses taken within the School of Music.  Audition is required for admission to the degree program.

Major Area

Choose 4 semesters in the following:8
Piano for Music Majors: Freshman/Sophomore
MUTE 2000Sophomore Barrier 10
Choose 4 semesters in the following: 114
Piano for Music Majors: Junior/Senior
MUTE 1332Functional Piano Skills I2
MUTE 1342Functional Piano Skills II2
MUTE XXXX, Major Performance Ensemble 22
MUTE XXXX, Major Performance Ensemble (3000-4000) 22
Choose 4 semesters in the following:4
Studio Accompanying for Piano Majors
MUTE 1000Freshman/Transfer Music Orientation (1 semester)0
MUTE 1010Recital Attendance (3 semesters)0
MUED 3783Piano Pedagogy3
MUED 3793Piano Pedagogy3
MULI 4523Keyboard Literature3
MULI 4533Keyboard Literature3
JRRE 3021Junior Recital1
SRRE 4021Senior Recital1
Total Credit Hours48

Music Support

Music Theory
MUTH 1512Musical Structures I2
MUTH 1612Aural Skills I2
MUTH 1522Musical Structures II2
MUTH 1622Aural Skills II2
MUTH 2512Musical Structures III (Core IV)2
MUTH 2612Aural Skills III2
MUTH 252220th- and 21st-Century Musical Structures2
MUTH 2622Aural Skills IV2
MUTH 3763Counterpoint3
MUTH 3783Forms and Analysis3
Musicology and Music Literature
MUSC 1312Music in Culture (Core IV)2
MUSC 2313Ancient Times to 1700 (Core IV)3
MUSC 2323Late Baroque Through Romantic Period (Core IV)3
MUSC 3333Post-Romantic Period to the Present (Core IV)3
Conducting
MUTE 3242Instrumental Conducting I2
or MUTE 3262 Choral Conducting I
Advised Music Electives1
Choose 1 hour
MUTE 4512Professional Preparation and Capstone Project2
Total Credit Hours38

General Education and College Requirements

Courses used to fulfill General Education and/or major requirements may not fulfill electives.  Some courses which fulfill the General Education requirements are listed in other areas on this sheet and are indicated by the appropriate Core numbers.

Courses designated as Core I, II, III, IV, or V are part of the General Education curriculum. Students must complete a minimum of 40 hours of General Education courses, chosen from the approved list, including at least one upper-division Gen. Ed. course outside of the student's major. Courses graded S/U or P/NP will not apply.

UNIVERSITY-WIDE GENERAL EDUCATION (MINIMUM 40 HOURS) AND COLLEGE REQUIREMENTS
Core Area I: Symbolic and Oral Communication
English Composition
ENGL 1113Principles of English Composition3
ENGL 1213Principles of English Composition3
or EXPO 1213 Expository Writing
Language
This requirement is not mandatory if the student successfully completed 2 years of the same language in high school —2 courses (Core I)0-10
Mathematics
Choose one course (Core I) 13
Core Area II: Natural Science
Choose two courses from different disciplines; one must include a laboratory7-8
Core Area III: Social Science
P SC 1113American Federal Government3
Choose one course3
Core Area IV: Arts and Humanities
Artistic Forms
The following are satisfied in Musicology and Music Theory requirements (4 hours)0
Music in Culture
Musical Structures III
Western Culture
HIST 1483United States to 18653
or HIST 1493 United States, 1865 to the Present
The following are satisfied in Musicology requirements (9 hours):0
Ancient Times to 1700 (Core IV)
Late Baroque Through Romantic Period (Core IV)
Post-Romantic Period to the Present (Core IV)
World Culture
Choose one course (upper-division)3
Core Area V: First-Year Experience
Choose one course3
Free Electives
Choose 7 hours7
Total Credit Hours38-49

Suggested Semester Plan of Study

At least 24 hours of upper-division Music credit must be earned in residence as a declared major.

A grade of C or better is required in all courses taken within the School of Music.  Unless otherwise stated on the degree sheet, the College of Fine Arts does not permit coursework to fulfill more than one degree requirement.

Degree Completion Responsibility: Although the Dean’s Office checks each student’s records, the responsibility for meeting degree requirements lies with the student and not with the advisor or the Dean. Each student should obtain a copy of the requirements for graduation and check it regularly as they complete their degree program.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
First SemesterCredit Hours
PIAN 2020 Piano for Music Majors: Freshman/Sophomore 2
MUTH 1512 Musical Structures I 2
MUTH 1612 Aural Skills I 2
MUTE Ensemble 1
MUTE 1000 Freshman/Transfer Music Orientation 0
MUTE 1332 Functional Piano Skills I 2
ENGL 1113 Principles of English Composition (Core I) 3
MATH (Core I) 1 3
Language (Core I) 0-5
 Credit Hours15-20
Second Semester
PIAN 2020 Piano for Music Majors: Freshman/Sophomore 2
MUTH 1522 Musical Structures II (Core IV) 2
MUTH 1622 Aural Skills II 2
MUTE Ensemble 1
MUTE 1010 Recital Attendance 0
MUSC 1312 Music in Culture (Core IV) 2
MUTE 1342 Functional Piano Skills II 2
ENGL 1213
Principles of English Composition (Core I)
or Expository Writing
3
Language (Core I) 0-5
First-Year Experience (Core V) 3
 Credit Hours17-22
Sophomore
First Semester
PIAN 2020 Piano for Music Majors: Freshman/Sophomore 2
MUTH 2512 Musical Structures III (Core IV) 2
MUTH 2612 Aural Skills III 2
MUTE Ensemble 1
MUTE 1010 Recital Attendance 0
MUSC 2313 Ancient Times to 1700 (Core IV) 3
P SC 1113 American Federal Government (Core III) 3
Natural Science (Core II) 3-4
 Credit Hours16-17
Second Semester
PIAN 2020 Piano for Music Majors: Freshman/Sophomore 2
MUTH 2522 20th- and 21st-Century Musical Structures 2
MUTH 2622 Aural Skills IV 2
MUTE Ensemble 1
MUTE 1010 Recital Attendance 0
MUTE 2000 Sophomore Barrier 0
MUSC 2323 Late Baroque Through Romantic Period (Core IV) 3
HIST 1483
United States to 1865 (Core IV)
or United States, 1865 to the Present
3
Natural Science (Core II) 4
 Credit Hours17
Junior
First Semester
PIAN 4020 Piano for Music Majors: Junior/Senior 3
MUTH 3763 Counterpoint 3
MUSC 3333 Post-Romantic Period to the Present (Core IV) 3
MUTE 3110 Studio Accompanying for Piano Majors 1
MUED 3783 Piano Pedagogy 3
MUTE 3242
Instrumental Conducting I
or Choral Conducting I
2
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
PIAN 4020 Piano for Music Majors: Junior/Senior 3
MUTH 3783 Forms and Analysis 3
MUTE 3110 Studio Accompanying for Piano Majors 1
MUED 3793 Piano Pedagogy 3
JRRE 3021 Junior Recital 1
World Culture—Upper-Division (Core IV) 3
 Credit Hours14
Senior
First Semester
PIAN 4020 Piano for Music Majors: Junior/Senior 4
MULI 4523 Keyboard Literature 3
MUTE 3110 Studio Accompanying for Piano Majors 1
MUTE 4512 Professional Preparation and Capstone Project 2
Social Science (Core III) 3
Free Electives 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
PIAN 4020 Piano for Music Majors: Junior/Senior 4
MULI 4533 Keyboard Literature 3
MUTE 3110 Studio Accompanying for Piano Majors 1
SRRE 4021 Senior Recital 1
Free Electives 4
Advised Music Electives 1
 Credit Hours14
 Total Credit Hours124-135