Oct 15, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Department of Music

Music with Performance Option (B.Music)



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Total Semester Hours required for the Degree: 120-129 semester hours

Semester Hours required for the Music with Performance Option: 80-89 semester hours

In order to graduate with an option in performance, students must earn a “C” or better in all music courses except those that are taken as electives. A course may be repeated once to meet this requirement.

This option comprises:

Music Performance Core (Total Hours: 34)


Additional Music Courses (6 credit hours)


And 2 credit hours from the following keyboard courses:


1. Instrumental Concentration (Total Hours: 49)


Instrumental Applied Study (28 credit hours)


Ensemble (12 credit hours, taken over 8 semesters)


4 credit hours selected from:


4 credit hours selected from:


4 credit hours selected from:


Additional Course Work (9 credit hours)


  • Music Electives. Credits: 3
  • Electives. Credits: 2

2. Keyboard Concentration (Total Hours: 52)


Keyboard Applied Study (28 credit hours)


Ensemble (8 credit hours, taken over 8 semesters)


Selected from:

Chamber Music (4 credit hours, taken over 4 semesters)


Additional Course Work (12 credit hours)


  • Music Electives. Credits: 3

3. Vocal Concentration (Total Hours: 50)


Vocal Applied Study (28 credit hours)


Ensemble (8 credit hours, taken over 8 semesters)


Selected from:

Additional Course Work (14 credit hours)


  • Foreign Language (eight credit hours 1101 or above)

4. Composition Concentration (Total Hours: 46)


Instrumental, Keyboard, or Vocal Applied Study (8 credit hours)


Ensemble (8 credit hours, taken over 8 semesters)


 Selected from:

Arranging Elective: And at least 2 credit hours selected from the following electives:


And at least 2 hours from:


5. Jazz Studies Concentration


Instrumental or Keyboard Applied Study (22 credit hours)


In addition to 18 credit hours of applied study on their primary instrument, 4 credit hours (2 semesters at 2 credit hours each semester) of MUS 3363A - Jazz Studies I or MUS 3363B - Jazz Studies II are required. For jazz keyboard majors, the applied study requirement is divided between traditional keyboard and jazz piano. The traditional keyboard requirement is four semesters (8 credit hours) or completion of the sophomore recital requirement. The remaining 14 credit hours of applied study is jazz piano.

Ensemble (8 credit hours, taken over 8 semesters)


Ensemble requirement for brass, woodwind, double bass, and percussionists:


Must include 4 credit hours from:

And 4 credit hours from:

Ensemble requirement for pianists and guitarists:


Must include 8 credit hours from:

Additional Course Work (25 credit hours)


Introductory Applied Study (2 credit hours)

In addition to applied study on their primary instrument, students in the jazz studies concentration are also required to take two semesters of Introductory Applied Study on a secondary instrument. Saxophonists are required to take one semester of clarinet and one semester of flute.

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