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  Jun 06, 2023
2009-2010 Undergraduate Studies Bulletin 
2009-2010 Undergraduate Studies Bulletin [Archived Catalog]

Music, B.M. (Performance Emphasis)

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Learning Outcomes

School of Music 



Learning Outcomes

Students who graduate with a B.M. in Music should be able to …

  • perform musical works in a variety of musical styles and in a variety of musical contexts, including solo, chamber, and full ensemble settings.
  • engage in public performance of a wide variety of music styles as members of ensembles, including chamber and large group contexts.
  • demonstrate fundamental knowledge of music theory and history from the Antiquity through modern times.
  • demonstrate fundamental piano proficiency skills.
  • demonstrate fundamental knowledge of teaching methods and educational practices used in music classroom settings.
  • demonstrate use of effective teaching methods and techniques in authentic music classroom settings.


See School of Music  for information about entrance requirements, progression requirements, and special academic opportunities.

Additional information is available in the “Academic Regulations” chapter of this bulletin, the School of Music’s Handbook for Undergraduate Students, or from the Office of Music Studies.

Degree Requirements – Emphases in Performance, Theory, Composition, or Jazz Studies (128 Hours)

1. General Education Requirements (38 Hours)

Numerical and analytical reasoning (6 Hours)

Arts and Sciences (Curriculum I) (12 Hours)

Must include:

  • 3 hours in history 
  • 3 hours in fine arts other than music

Natural Sciences (7-8 Hours)

Nonmusic electives (6-7 Hours)

Must include demonstration of proficiency in one foreign langage equivalent to the minimal passing grade on the exit examination in the 122 course.

Performance Emphasis (90 Hours)

Primary concentration in applied music (Usually 32 Hours)

Theory, history, and literature electives (6 Hours)

Students must complete the literature course[s] in applied area when available.

Conducting (2 Hours)

Ensembles (8 Hours)

Electives (13 Hours)

MUED 155 , MUED 156 , or demonstration of piano proficiency is required

Students whose primary medium is voice must complete MUSC 278 , MUSC 578 , MUSC 579 

Students must complete a pedagogy course in applied area when available

For Bachelor of Music candidates with an emphasis in performance, a half recital is required in the junior year and a full recital is required in the senior year.

Piano Pedagogy Option (12 Hours)

Piano Accompanying Option (12 Hours)


Foreign language requirement is satisfied through successful completion of FREN 122 , GERM 122 , ITAL 122  with a grade of B or higher.

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