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Concentration - Keyboard

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

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.

General Education Course Requirements for Emphasis in Music Performance, Concentrations in Vocal Principal

Courses                                             Hours

First year composition                               6
English literature survey (221-226)                  3
Modern or ancient language*                          18
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

*Modern languages (Italian, French, and German)
One semester each of Elementary Italian I (3 hours) and its corequisite
Practical Review of Elem Italian I (1 hour). Elementary French (6
hours), Elementary German I (3 hours) and its corequisite Practical
Review of Elem German I (1 hour); and one additional semester of either
Elementary Italian II (3 hours) and its corequisite Practical Review of
Elem Italian I (1 hour) or Elementary German II (3 hours) and its
corequisite Practical Review of Elem German II (1 hour).

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 - Keyboard

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 BM, emphasis in music performance with concentration (option) in piano:


Courses                                                Hours
Music Performance:
  Major instrument, including Pian 342 and 442           18
  Mus 315, 414                                            4
  Music performance electives                             4
  Mus 100 (6 semesters, 0 credit hours)                   0

Ensembles:
  Major ensemble (band, chorus, orchestra)                4
  Instrumental chamber ensemble                           2
  Any ensemble (four semesters)                           4
  Mus 308                                                 2

Music Theory:
  Mus 105 (may be satisfied by proficiency), 106, 205,
  206, 305, 347, and 505 or 506 or 507 or 508 or 512
  or 514                                                 18

Music History and Literature:
  Mus 104, 301, 302, 312, and 6 hours of upper-division
    music history/literature electives                   18
  Music electives                                     15-17

Other
  Mus 498                                                 0

Degree Requirements

The academic regulations for this degree program, as entered in the University of Mississippi Catalog, are in effect for the current or selected academic year and semester. The University of Mississippi reserves the right to 1) change or withdraw courses; 2) change rules for registration, instruction, and graduation; and 3) change other regulations affecting the student body at any time.

B.M. in Music

General Education

Requirement Hours Description
First Year Writing I 3 Complete Engl 101, Hon 101, Writ 100 or Writ 101 with a passing grade.
First Year Writing II 3 Complete one of the following courses with a passing grade: Engl 102, Liba 102, Writ 102 or Hon 102.
3 hrs math 100+ 3 Successfully complete 3 hours of Math at the 100 level or above except for Math 245 and Math 246.
6 hrs history 6 Complete 6 hours of History with a passing grade.
3 hrs literature survey 3 Complete 3 hours of literature survey with a passing grade. Choose from the following courses: Engl 221, Engl 222, Engl 223, Engl 224, Engl 225, or Engl 226.

Major Requirements

Requirement Hours Description
Major instrument residence 4 All students must complete at least two semesters of applied study on a single major instrument at or above the 300 level at the University of Mississippi.
Music residency hrs 18 Student must earn at least 18 hours of their major courses in residence.
Select an emphasis 0 Select an emphasis area within the BM in Music program.
Overall Major GPA 0 Please contact your academic advisor for grade point requirements.
Resident Major GPA 0 Please contact your academic advisor for grade point requirements.

Concentration - Keyboard

Requirement Hours Description
Mus 308 - C min 1 Complete Mus 308 with a grade of C or better.
Mus 312 - C min 3 Complete Mus 312 with a grade of C or better.
Mus 315 - C min 2 Successfully complete Mus 315 with a grade of C or better.
Mus 414 - C min 2 Complete Mus 414 with a grade of C or better.
Pian 342 - C min 1 Complete Pian 342 with a grade of C or better.
Pian 442 - C min 1 Complete Pian 442 with a grade of C or better.
4 semester any ensemble 4 Successfully complete 4 semesters (4-8 hours) of any ensemble with a grade of C or better in each course.
4 semester major ensemble 4 Successfully complete 4 semesters of major ensemble (band, orchestra, or chorus) with a grade of C or better in each course.
6 hrs music history/literature 6 Complete at least 6 hours of music history or music literature electives at the 300 level or above. Each courses must be complete with a grade of C or better.
Instrument chamber ensemble 2 Complete 2 hours of instrumental chamber ensemble course work with a grade of C or better.
Music electives 16 Complete 16-18 semester hours of music electives.
Performance electives 4 Complete four semester hours of music performance electives.
12 add'l hrs Pian coursework 12 Complete 12 additional hours of piano coursework with a grade of C or better in each course.
6 hrs modern/ancient language 200+ 6 Successfully complete at least 6 hours at the 200 level or above in one modern or ancient language.
3 add'l hrs literature survey 3 Complete 3 additional hours of literature survey with a passing grade. Choose from the following courses: Engl 221, Engl 222, Engl 223, Engl 224, Engl 225, or Engl 226.

Emphasis - Music Performance

Requirement Hours Description
Mus 100 6 Student must complete at least 6 semester hours of Mus 100.
Mus 104 - C min 3 Successfully complete Mus 104 with a grade of C or better.
Mus 105 - C min 3 Successfully complete Mus 105 with a grade of C or better.
Mus 106 - C min 3 Successfully complete Mus 106 with a grade of C or better.
Mus 205 - C min 3 Successfully complete Mus 205 with a grade of C or better.
Mus 206 - C min 3 Successfully complete Mus 206 with a grade of C or better.
Mus 301 - C min 3 Successfully complete Mus 301 with a grade of C or better.
Mus 302 - C min 3 Successfully complete Mus 302 with a grade of C or better.
Mus 305 - C min 2 Successfully complete Mus 305 with a grade of C or better.
Mus 347 - C min 1 Successfully complete Mus 347 with a grade of C or better.
Add'l music theory 1 Successfully complete one of the following courses with a grade of C or better: Mus 505, Mus 506, Mus 507, Mus 508, Mus 512, or Mus 514.
6-8 hrs science 6 Complete 6-8 hours of natural science courses with labs from the following areas: biology, chemistry, geology, physics, or astronomy.
2 associated science labs 2 Successfully complete at least two science laboratory courses.
The policies and regulations contained in this online University of Mississippi Catalog are in effect for the current or selected semester. The catalog is not a contract, but rather a guide for the convenience of students. The University of Mississippi reserves the right to 1) change or withdraw courses; 2) change the fees, rules, and schedules for admission, registration, instruction, and graduation; and 3) change other regulations affecting the student body at any time. Implicit in each student’s enrollment with the university is an agreement to comply with university rules and regulations, which the university may modify to exercise properly its educational responsibility.