Bachelor of Music - Instrumental Performance in Piano
(B.M. - Instrumental Performance: Piano)

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 xxxxr Approved Ensemble see note 1 1 MUS xxxxr Approved Ensemble see note 1 1
MUSP 2511r Applied Piano Instruction 2 MUSP 2511r Applied Piano 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 & Composition I 3 ENGL 1020 Rhetoric & Composition II 3
MATH Approved Math course 3 FAH: Literature Approved Gen Ed Course 3
FAH: History Approved Gen Ed Course 3 BEH/SS Approved Gen Ed Course 3
Sophomore - 14 hours each semester
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 xxxxr Approved Ensemble see note 1 1 MUS xxxxr

Approved Ensemble see note 1

1
MUSP 2511r Applied Piano Instruction 2 MUSP 2511r Applied Piano Instruction 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
Lab Science Approved Lab Science Course 4 FAH: VPT Approved Gen Ed course 3
Statistics Approved Statistics Course 3 Non-Lab Science Approved Gen Ed Course 3
           

 

Junior - 16 hours in Fall, 14 hours 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 xxxx Approved Ensemble see note 1 1 MUS xxxx

Approved Ensemble see note 1

1
MUSP 4511r Applied Piano Instruction see note 2 2 MUSP 4511r Applied Piano 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 3300 Piano Repertoire I 2 MUS 3310 Piano Repertoire II 2
MUS 3110 Musics of the World 3 MUS 3930 Music Practicum 1
FAH:TVB Approved Gen Ed Course 3 MUS 3920 Junior Recitalsee note 3 0
      BEH/SS Approved Gen Ed Course 3
Senior - 15 hours in Fall, 13 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 xxxx Approved Ensemble see note 1 1 MUS xxxx Approved Ensemble see note 1 1
MUSP 4xxxr Applied Piano Instruction see note 2 2 MUSP 4xxxr Applied Piano Instruction see note 2 2
MUS 3320 Piano Pedagogy 2 MUS 3410 Music Entrepreneurship 3
MUS 2xxxr Small Ensemble 1 MUS 2xxxr Small Ensemble 1
MUS 3400 Life Skills for Musicians 3 MUS Elective Music Elective 3
MUS 4930 Music Internship 3 MUS 4920 Senior Recital see note 3 0
MUS Elec Music Elective 3 MUS 4170 Arts in Society 3

Notes

1 Piano majors may include up to 4 semesters of Piano Ensemble to fulfill ensemble requirement. In other semesters they must be enrolled in a large vocal or instrumental ensemble.

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

3 Division Jury must approve Junior and Senior Recital.