Bachelor of Music - Instrumental Performance
(B.M. - Instrumental Performance)

This information represents a typical plan for completion of a music degree. Your actual course may vary. Courses in yellow highlight are sequential music courses offered only in the indicated semester. These must be taken in the sequence indicated.

Freshman - 17 hours each term
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
MUS 1000r Seminar 0 MUS 1000r Seminar 0
MUS 0030/0050 Marching Band/Orchestra see note 1 1 MUS 0031/0050 Concert Band or Orchestra 1
MUSP 2xxxr Applied Instrument Instruction 2 MUSP 2xxxr Applied Instruction 2
MUS 1710 Musicianship I 2 MUS 1720 Musicianship II 2
MUS 1750 Aural Skills I 2 MUS 1760 Aural Skills II 2
MUS 1730 Musicianship Lab I 1 MUS 1740 Musicianship Lab II 1
ENGL 1010 Rhetoric and Composition I 3 ENGL 1020 Rhetoric and Composition II 3
MATH Approved Math Course 3 BEH/SS Behavioral or Social Science 3
FAH: History Historical Understanding Course 3 FAH: Literature Approved Literature course 3
Sophomore - 17 hours in Fall, 15 in Spring
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
MUS 2000r Seminar 0 MUS 2000r Seminar 0
MUS 0030 or 0050 Marching Band or Orchestra 1 MUS 0031 or 0050 Concert Band or Orchestra 1
MUSP 2xxxr Applied Instrument 2 MUSP 2xxxr Applied Instrument 2
MUS 2710 Musicianship III 2 MUS 2720 Musicianship IV 2
MUS 2750 Aural Skills III 2 MUS 2760 Aural Skills IV 2
MUS 2730 Musicianship Lab III 1 MUS 2740 Musicianship Lab IV 1
FAH: TVB Approved Gen Ed Course 3 FAH: VPA Approved Gen Ed Course 3
Non-Lab Science Approved Gen Ed Course 3 Lab Science Approved Gen Ed Course 4
Statistics Approved Gen Ed Course 3      
Junior - 17 hours in Fall, 12 in Spring
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
MUS 3000r Seminar 0 MUS 3000r Seminar 0
MUS 0030 or 0050 Marching Band or Orchestra 1 MUS 0031 or 0050 Concert Band or Orchestra 1
MUSP 4xxxr Applied Instruction see note 2 2 MUSP 4xxxr Applied Instruction see note 2 2
MUS 3030 Basic Conducting 2 MUS 3420 Performance Production 2
MUS 3150 Music History I 3 MUS 3160 Music History II 3
MUS 3110 Musics of the World 3 MUS 3930 Music Practicum 1
MUS 3400 Life Skills for Musicians 3 MUS 3920 Junior Recital see note 4 0
Behavioral and Social Sciences Approved Gen Ed Course 3 MUS Elective Music Elective: 3000/4000 3
Senior - 13 hours in Fall, 12 hours in Spring
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
MUS 4000r Seminar 0 MUS 4000r Seminar 0
MUS 0030 or 0050 Marching Band or Orchestra 1 MUS 0031 or 0050 Concert Band or Orchestra 1
MUSP 4xxxr Applied Instrument see note 2 2 MUSP 4xxxr Applied Instrument see note 2 2
MUS 20xxr Small Ensemble 1 MUS 20xxr Small Ensemble 1
MUS 4930 Music Internship 3 MUS 3410 Music Entrepreneurship 3
MUS 4400 Instrumental Music Literature 3 MUS 4920 Senior Recital see note 3 0
MUS 4170 Arts in Society 3 MUS Elective Music Elective: 3000/4000 2
      MUS Elective Music Elective: 3000/4000 3

Notes

1 Marching Band and Concert Band are the required ensembles for wind and percussion majors. String majors enroll in Orchestra.

 2Division Jury must be passed to enter into the 4000-level of applied instruction for the Junior and Senior years.

 3Division Jury must approve Junior and Senior Recital.