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B.M. in Music

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
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.
6 hrs history 6 Complete 6 hours of history courses with a passing grade.
3 hrs math 100+ 3 Successfully complete 3 hours of Math at the 100 level or above except for Math 245 and Math 246.
First Year Writing II 3 Complete one of the following courses with a passing grade: Engl 102, Liba 102, Writ 102 or Hon 102.
First Year Writing I 3 Complete Engl 101, Hon 101, Writ 100 or Writ 101 with a passing grade.

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 - Vocal

Requirement Hours Description
Mus 207 - C min 2 Complete Mus 207 with a grade of C or better.
Mus 113 - C min 2 Complete Mus 113 with a grade of C or better.
Mus 114 - C min 2 Complete Mus 114 with a grade of C or better.
Mus 213 - C min 2 Complete Mus 213 with a grade of C or better.
Mus 214 - C min 2 Complete Mus 214 with a grade of C or better.
Mus 381 - C min 2 Complete Mus 381 with a grade of C or better.
Mus 383 - C min 3 Complete Mus 383 with a grade of C or better.
Mus 384 - C min 3 Complete Mus 384 with a grade of C or better.
Voic 322 2 Successfully complete Voic 322.
7 hrs chorus 7 Complete 7 hours of university chorus. Each course must be completed with a grade of C or better.
10 add'l hrs major instrument 10

Concentration - Keyboard

Requirement Hours Description
Mus 214 - C min 2 Complete Mus 214 with a grade of C or better.
Mus 381 - C min 2 Complete Mus 381 with a grade of C or better.
Mus 383 - C min 3 Complete Mus 383 with a grade of C or better.
Mus 384 - C min 3 Complete Mus 384 with a grade of C or better.
Ensemble or Mus 308 3 Complete 3 hours of any ensemble course work or 3 hours of Mus 308. Each course must be completed with a grade of C or better.
Pian 322 or Orgn 322 2 Successsfully complete either Pian 322 or Orgn 322.
8 hrs voice 8 Successfully complete 8 hours of voice course work. Each course must be completed with a grade of C or better.
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.
10 add'l hrs major instrument 10 Student must complete at least 10 additional hours of major instrument performance courses. Each course must be completed with a grade of C or better.

Concentration - Instrumental

Requirement Hours Description
Mus 113 - C min 2 Complete Mus 113 with a grade of C or better.
Mus 114 - C min 2 Complete Mus 114 with a grade of C or better.
Mus 316 - C min 2 Complete Mus 316 with a grade of C or better.
Mus 198 - C min 1 Complete Mus 198 with a grade of C or better.
Mus 375 - C min 3 Complete Mus 375 with a grade of C or better.
Mus 405 - C min 2 Complete Mus 405 with a grade of C or better.
Must select an instrument 0

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 3 Complete Pian 342 with a grade of C or better.
Pian 442 - C min 3 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.

Concentration - Instrumental

Requirement Hours Description
Mus 113 - C min 2 Complete Mus 113 with a grade of C or better.
Mus 114 - C min 2 Complete Mus 114 with a grade of C or better.
Mus 213 - C min 2 Complete Mus 213 with a grade of C or better.
Mus 214 - C min 2 Complete Mus 214 with a grade of C or better.
Mus 315 - C min 2 Successfully complete Mus 315 with a grade of C or better.
Mus 385 - C min 2 Complete Mus 385 with a grade of C or better.
Mus 405 - C min 2 Complete Mus 405 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 4 Complete 4 hours of instrumental chamber ensemble course work with a grade of C or better in each course.
Music electives 12 Complete 12-14 semester hours of music electives.
Must select an instrument 0
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.

Concentration - Vocal

Requirement Hours Description
Mus 113 - C min 2 Complete Mus 113 with a grade of C or better.
Mus 114 - C min 2 Complete Mus 114 with a grade of C or better.
Mus 207 - C min 2 Complete Mus 207 with a grade of C or better.
Mus 208 - C min 2 Complete Mus 208 with a grade of C or better.
Mus 213 - C min 2 Complete Mus 213 with a grade of C or better.
Mus 214 - C min 2 Complete Mus 214 with a grade of C or better.
Mus 303 - C min 2 Complete Mus 303 with a grade of C or better.
Mus 304 - C min 2 Complete Mus 304 with a grade of C or better.
Mus 315 - C min 2 Complete Mus 315 with a grade of C or better.
Mus 381 - C min 2 Complete Mus 381 with a grade of C or better.
Mus 384 - C min 3 Complete Mus 384 with a grade of C or better.
Mus 529 - C min 2 Complete Mus 529 with a grade of C or better.
Voic 342 - C min 3 Complete Voic 342 with a grade of C or better.
Voic 343 - C Min 1 Complete Voic 343 with grade of C or better.
Voic 344 - C Min 1 Complete Voic 344 with a grade of C or better.
Voic 442 - C min 3 Complete Voic 442 with a grade of C or better.
Voic 443 - C Min 1 Complete Voic 443 with a grade of C or better.
Voic 444 - C Min 1 Complete Voic 444 with a grade of C or better.
3 hrs music history/literature 3 Complete at least 3 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.
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.
Opera theatre/production workshop 8 Complete 8 hours of Opera Theatre or Production Workshop courses with a grade of C or better in each course.
Fr 111 or Germ 111 6 Complete either Fr 111 or Germ 111 with a passing grade.
Ital 101, 103 4 Complete Ital 101, 103 (4 total hours) with a passing grade.

Emphasis - Music Education

Requirement Hours Description
Psy 201 3 Complete Psy 201 with a passing grade.
AH 101 3 Complete AH 101 with a passing grade.
Biological science 3 Successfully complete a biological science course with an accompanying lab.
Biological sci lab 1
Physical science 3 Successfully complete 3-4 hour course with laboratory in physics, astronomy, or physical science I or II.
Physical sci lab 1 Complete a physical science lab to accompany physical science course.
Add'l math/science 3 Successfully complete an additional 3-hour course in mathematics or science.
Edci 352 3 Complete Edci 352 with a passing grade.
Edle 473 12 Successfully complete Edle 473 with a passing grade.
Edsp 308 3 Complete Edsp 308 with a passing grade.
Mus 100 0 Student must complete at least 6 semester hours of Mus 100.
Mus 101 - C min 3 Complete Mus 101 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 204 - C min 3 Complete Mus 204 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 311 - C min 3 Complete Mus 311 with a grade of C or better.
Mus 315 - C min 2 Complete Mus 315 with a grade of C or better.
Mus 347 - C min 1 Successfully complete Mus 347 with a grade of C or better.
Mus 371 - C min 3 Complete Mus 371 with a grade of C or better.
Mus 398 0 Successfully complete Mus 398.
Mus 422 - C min 3 Complete Mus 422 with a grade of C or better.
Mus 498 0 Complete Mus 498 with a passing grade.

Emphasis - Music Performance

Requirement Hours Description
6 hrs modern/ancient lang 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.
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.
Add'l music theory 3 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.
Mus 100 0 Student must complete at least 6 semester hours of Mus 100.
Mus 101 - C min 3 Complete Mus 101 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 204 - C min 3 Complete Mus 204 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.
Mus 498 0 Complete Mus 498 with a passing grade.

Option - Violi

Requirement Hours Description
Viln 322 2
10 hrs Viln coursework 10
Mus 172/173/174/187/189/190 4
Viln/Vila/Vcel/Stbs 100 3
7 hrs Orchestra coursework 7
Mus 376 - C min 1 Complete Mus 376 with a grade of C or better.

Option - Viola

Requirement Hours Description
Vila 322 2
10 hrs Vila coursework 10
Mus 172/173/174/187/189/190 4
Viln/Vila/Vcel/Stbs 100 3
7 hrs Orchestra coursework 7
Mus 376 - C min 1 Complete Mus 376 with a grade of C or better.

Option - Violoncello

Requirement Hours Description
Vcel 322 2
10 hrs Vcel coursework 10
Mus 172/173/174/187/189/190 4
Viln/Vila/Vcel/Stbs 100 3
7 hrs Orchestra coursework 7
Mus 376 - C min 1 Complete Mus 376 with a grade of C or better.

Option - String Bass

Requirement Hours Description
Stbs 322 2
10 hrs Stbs coursework 10
Mus 172/173/174/187/189/190 4
Viln/Vila/Vcel/Stbs 100 3
7 hrs Orchestra coursework 7
Mus 376 - C min 1 Complete Mus 376 with a grade of C or better.

Option - Clarinet

Requirement Hours Description
Clar 322 2
10 hrs Clar coursework 10
Music educ coursework 9 For woodwind, brass, and percussion principals: Complete the following courses with a grade of C or better in each course: Mus 161, Mus 172, Mus 173, Mus 174, Mus 187, Mus 189, Mus 190, Mus 325.
7 hrs Band coursework 7

Option - Flute

Requirement Hours Description
Flut 322 2
10 hrs Flut coursework 10
Music educ coursework 9 For woodwind, brass, and percussion principals: Complete the following courses with a grade of C or better in each course: Mus 161, Mus 172, Mus 173, Mus 174, Mus 187, Mus 189, Mus 190, Mus 325.
7 hrs Band coursework 7

Option - Bassoon

Requirement Hours Description
BSSN 322 2
10 hrs Bssn coursework 10
Music educ coursework 9 For woodwind, brass, and percussion principals: Complete the following courses with a grade of C or better in each course: Mus 161, Mus 172, Mus 173, Mus 174, Mus 187, Mus 189, Mus 190, Mus 325.
7 hrs Band coursework 7

Option - Oboe

Requirement Hours Description
Oboe 322 2
10 hrs Oboe coursework 10
Music educ coursework 9 For woodwind, brass, and percussion principals: Complete the following courses with a grade of C or better in each course: Mus 161, Mus 172, Mus 173, Mus 174, Mus 187, Mus 189, Mus 190, Mus 325.
7 hrs Band coursework 7

Option - Saxophone

Requirement Hours Description
Saxn 322 2
10 hrs Saxn coursework 10
Music educ coursework 9 For woodwind, brass, and percussion principals: Complete the following courses with a grade of C or better in each course: Mus 161, Mus 172, Mus 173, Mus 174, Mus 187, Mus 189, Mus 190, Mus 325.
7 hrs Band coursework 7

Option - Baritone

Requirement Hours Description
10 hrs Brtn coursework 10
Brtn 322 2
Music educ coursework 9 For woodwind, brass, and percussion principals: Complete the following courses with a grade of C or better in each course: Mus 161, Mus 172, Mus 173, Mus 174, Mus 187, Mus 189, Mus 190, Mus 325.
7 hrs Band coursework 7

Option - French Horn

Requirement Hours Description
Frhn 322 2
10 hrs Frhn coursework 10
Music educ coursework 9 For woodwind, brass, and percussion principals: Complete the following courses with a grade of C or better in each course: Mus 161, Mus 172, Mus 173, Mus 174, Mus 187, Mus 189, Mus 190, Mus 325.
7 hrs Band coursework 7

Option - Trumpet

Requirement Hours Description
Trpt 322 2
10 hrs Trpt coursework 10
Music educ coursework 9 For woodwind, brass, and percussion principals: Complete the following courses with a grade of C or better in each course: Mus 161, Mus 172, Mus 173, Mus 174, Mus 187, Mus 189, Mus 190, Mus 325.
7 hrs Band coursework 7

Option - Trombone

Requirement Hours Description
Trbn 322 2
10 hrs Trbn coursework 10
Music educ coursework 9 For woodwind, brass, and percussion principals: Complete the following courses with a grade of C or better in each course: Mus 161, Mus 172, Mus 173, Mus 174, Mus 187, Mus 189, Mus 190, Mus 325.
7 hrs Band coursework 7

Option - Tuba

Requirement Hours Description
Tuba 322 2
10 hrs Tuba coursework 10
Music educ coursework 9 For woodwind, brass, and percussion principals: Complete the following courses with a grade of C or better in each course: Mus 161, Mus 172, Mus 173, Mus 174, Mus 187, Mus 189, Mus 190, Mus 325.
7 hrs Band coursework 7

Option - Percussion

Requirement Hours Description
Perc 322 2
10 hrs Perc coursework 10
Music educ coursework 9 For woodwind, brass, and percussion principals: Complete the following courses with a grade of C or better in each course: Mus 161, Mus 172, Mus 173, Mus 174, Mus 187, Mus 189, Mus 190, Mus 325.
7 hrs Band coursework 7

Option - Violi

Requirement Hours Description
12 hrs Viln coursework 12
Viln 342 3
Viln 442 3

Option - Viola

Requirement Hours Description
12 hrs Vila coursework 12
Vila 342 3
Vila 442 3

Option - Violoncello

Requirement Hours Description
Vcel 342 3
Vcel 442 3
12 hrs Vcel coursework 12

Option - String Bass

Requirement Hours Description
Stbs 342 3
Stbs 442 3
12 hrs Stbs coursework 12

Option - Clarinet

Requirement Hours Description
Clar 342 3
Clar 442 3
12 hrs Clar coursework 12

Option - Flute

Requirement Hours Description
Flut 342 3
Flut 442 3
12 hrs Flut coursework 12

Option - Bassoon

Requirement Hours Description
Bssn 342 3
Bssn 442 3
12 hrs Bssn coursework 12

Option - Oboe

Requirement Hours Description
Oboe 342 3
Oboe 442 3
12 hrs Oboe coursework 12

Option - Saxophone

Requirement Hours Description
Saxn 342 3
Saxn 442 3
12 hrs Saxn coursework 12

Option - Baritone

Requirement Hours Description
Brtn 342 3
Brtn 442 3
12 hrs Btrn coursework 12

Option - French Horn

Requirement Hours Description
Frhn 342 3
Frhn 442 3
12 hrs Frhn coursework 12

Option - Trumpet

Requirement Hours Description
Trpt 342 3
Trpt 442 3
12 hrs Trpt coursework 12

Option - Trombone

Requirement Hours Description
Trbn 342 3
Trbn 442 3
12 hrs Trbn coursework 12

Option - Tuba

Requirement Hours Description
Tuba 342 3
Tuba 442 3
12 hrs Tuba coursework 12

Option - Percussion

Requirement Hours Description
Perc 342 3
Perc 442 3
12 hrs Perc coursework 12
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