Instrumental Performance Major

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Students may major in piano, organ, harpsichord, violin, viola, violoncello, double bass, harp, flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, trumpet, horn, euphonium, baritone, trombone, tuba, or percussion.

A student enrolled in this major normally takes two applied subjects, one a major (24-32 semester hours in the same applied area) and the other a minor (8 semester hours in the same applied area). Third- and fourth-year students must present satisfactory public junior and senior recitals as part of the requirements for the Instrumental Performance Major within the Bachelor of Music degree.

Music Theory Core
MUS 101Music Theory and Practice I2
MUS 102Music Theory and Practice II2
MUS 201
MUS 202
Music Theory and Practice III
and Music Theory and Practice IV
4
MUS 107Aural Skills I2
MUS 108Aural Skills II2
MUS 207
MUS 208
Aural Skills III
and Aural Skills IV
3
Advanced Music Theory6
Music History and Literature Core
MUS 110Introd Art Mus: Intl Perspect2
MUS 313
MUS 314
The History of Music I
and The History of Music II 1
6
Advanced Music History6
Required Music Courses
Ensembles 28
MUS 242Elements of Conducting2
MUS 172
MUS 173
Grp Instr Pno for Mus Major I
and Grp Instr Pno for Mus Maj II
4
Major applied music subject 1,232
Minor applied music subject 38
MUS 317Intro to Piano Literature 43
MUS 431
MUS 432
Piano Pedagogy I
and Piano Pedagogy II 4
4
Electives as needed to total 130 hours
1

Concurrent registration in MUS 250 is required for all students who register for any of MUS 183-MUS 186 and MUS 483-MUS 486.

2

String majors will register for four semester hours of applied music in the first year; thereafter, string majors will register for three semester hours of applied music and one semester hour of MUS 267 in the second, third, and fourth years. Brass majors will register for three semesters hours of applied music and one semester hour of MUS 267 each semester for all four years.

3

Piano majors are required to complete only 6 hours of minor applied music.

4

For piano majors only. Other majors may choose four semester hours of electives.