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Concentration - Instrumental

B.M. in Music

Description

The B.M. in music is offered for students seeking a university education that includes preparation for careers in music teaching or performance. The B.M. degree is available in the following emphases: music performance and music education.

Minimum Total Credit Hours: 124

General Education Requirements

The general education/core requirements for the B.M. degree are different for the two emphasis areas. See the information given in the individual emphasis descriptions.

Course Requirements

To complete the B.M. degree, a student must satisfy the requirements for either a music performance emphasis or a music education emphasis.

Emphasis - Music Performance

Description

The B.M. in music with emphasis in music performance prepares students to become professional musicians (performing as woodwind, brass, string, or percussion instrumentalists, pianists or vocalists) and/or for graduate or professional school. This emphasis can be completed with a concentration (option) in piano, instrumental, or vocal as principal instrument.

General Education Requirements

Students in the B.M. with emphasis in music performance must complete the general education requirements for either the concentration (option) in piano, instrumental, or vocal as principal instrument.

Course Requirements

Students in the B.M. with emphasis in music performance must complete the course requirements for either the concentration (option) in piano, instrumental, or vocal as principal instrument.

Other Academic Requirements

A grade of C or higher is required on all music courses applied toward the degree. Students must earn at least 18 hours of their major courses in residence.

Concentration - Instrumental

Description

The B.M. in music with emphasis in music performance prepares students to become professional musicians (performing as woodwind, brass, string, or percussion instrumentalists, pianists or vocalists) and/or for graduate or professional school. This emphasis can be completed with a concentration (option) in piano, instrumental, or vocal as principal instrument.

General Education Requirements

General Education Course Requirements for Emphasis in Music Performance, Concentrations in Piano and Instrumental

Courses                                             Hours

First year composition                               6
English literature survey (221-226)                  6
Modern or ancient language*                          6
Natural science, chosen from biology, chemistry,
   geology, astronomy, physics, or physical          6-8
   science (courses must include laboratories)
His 101, 102 or 105, 106                             6
Mathematics (any mathematics course at the 100-
   level or above except for Math 245 and Math
   246)                                              3

*Students must complete 6 hours at the 200 level or above in one modern
or ancient language to fulfill this requirement.

Course Requirements

Requirements for the B.M., emphasis in music performance with concentration (option) in instrumental (except keyboard):


Courses                                                   Hours
Music Performance:
  Major instrument, including 342 and 442                    18
  Mus 113, 114, 213, 214 (may be satisfied by proficiency)    8
  Mus 315, 385                                                4
  Mus 100 (6 semesters, 0 credit hours)                       0

Ensembles:
  Major ensemble (band, chorus, orchestra)                    4
  Instrumental chamber ensemble                               4
  Any ensemble (four semesters)                               4

Music Theory:
  Mus 105 (may be satisfied by proficiency), 106, 205, 206,
  305, 347, 405, and 505 or 506 or 507 or 508 or 512 or 514   20

Music History and Literature:
  Mus 104, 301, 302 and 6 hours of upper-division music
    history/literature electives                              15
  Music electives                                          12-14

Other
  Mus 498                                                     0
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