BM in Performance - Keyboard Emphasis

All Programs

Course Title Hours
Applied Music
Chief performing medium (see specific major)
Second performing medium
General Music
MUSC 127
MUSC 129
Theory I
and Aural Skills I
4
MUSC 128
MUSC 130
Theory II
and Aural Skills II
4
MUSC 227
MUSC 229
Theory III
and Aural Skills III
4
MUSC 228
MUSC 230
Theory IV
and Aural Skills IV
4
MUSC 523Form And Analysis2
MUSC 56118th Century Counterpoint2
MUSC 641Orchestration2
History and Literature of Music
MUSC 113Music in Context (Can be counted as General Education)3
MUSC 334History of Music I3
MUSC 335History of Music II3
Conducting
MUSP 307Instrumental Conducting2
or MUSP 308 Choral Conducting
Ensembles
See specific major 1, 2
Recital Attendance
MUSP 105Recital Attendance (specified number of recitals per semester for four semesters)0
Total Credit Hours33
1

See degree check sheets for specified ensembles.

2

Ensembles are counted by semester.

Specific Keyboard Program Requirements

Piano Performance Emphasis

Course Title Hours
Courses required of all keyboard majors (from above)33
Applied Piano24
Second performing medium4
MUSP 250
MUSP 251
Applied Piano Concerto
and Applied Piano Concerto
4
MUSP 207
MUSP 407
Piano Repertoire
and Piano Repertoire
6
MUSP 580Piano Pedagogy2
MUSC 782
MUSC 783
Piano Literature I
and Piano Literature II
4
Ensembles - Four semesters of accompanying required for all Bachelor of Music piano majors and 4 credit hours of appropriate ensemble. Keyboard scholarship recipients are required to enroll in accompanying or an ensemble each semester they hold a scholarship. 1, 28
MUSP 300Junior Recital0
MUSP 400Senior Recital0
Total Credit Hours85
1

See degree check sheets for specified ensembles.

2

Ensembles are counted by semester.

Piano Accompanying Emphasis

Course Title Hours
Courses required of all keyboard majors (from above)33
Applied Piano16
Second performing medium4
MUSP 223
MUSP 224
Applied Piano Accompanying
and Applied Piano Accompanying
4
MUSP 423
MUSP 424
Applied Piano Accompanying
and Applied Piano Accompanying
8
MUSP 207
MUSP 407
Piano Repertoire
and Piano Repertoire
4
MUSP 580Piano Pedagogy2
MUSC 726Voice Literature3
MUSC 685String Literature & Materials2
Ensembles - Four semesters of accompanying required for all Bachelor of Music piano majors and 4 credit hours of appropriate ensemble. Keyboard scholarship recipients are required to enroll in accompanying or an ensemble each semester they hold a scholarship. 1, 28
MUSP 300Junior Recital0
MUSP 400Senior Recital0
Total Credit Hours84
1

See degree check sheets for specified ensembles.

2

Ensembles are counted by semester.

Piano Pedagogy Emphasis

Course Title Hours
Courses required of all keyboard majors (from above)33
Applied Piano24
Second performing medium4
MUSP 207
MUSP 407
Piano Repertoire
and Piano Repertoire
6
MUSP 580Piano Pedagogy2
MUSP 581Piano Teaching Materials2
MUSC 782
MUSC 783
Piano Literature I
and Piano Literature II
4
MUSP 790_Special Topics in Music (designated)4
Ensembles - Four semesters of accompanying and 4 credit hours of appropriate ensemble required for all Bachelor of Music piano majors. Keyboard scholarship recipients are required to enroll in accompanying or an ensemble each semester they hold a scholarship. 1, 28
MUSP 400Senior Recital0
Total Credit Hours87
1

See degree check sheets for specified ensembles.

2

Ensembles are counted by semester.

Organ Emphasis

Course Title Hours
Courses required of all keyboard majors (from above)33
Applied Organ24
Secondary Performing Medium4
MUSC 587Organ Literature & Design I2
MUSC 588Organ Literature & Design II2
MUSP 596Organ Pedagogy2
MUSP 599Organ Keyboard Skills, Service Playing and Accompanying2
Electives6
Ensembles (four semesters each, large ensemble/accompanying) 1, 28
MUSP 300Junior Recital0
MUSP 400Senior Recital0
Total Credit Hours83
1

See degree check sheets for specified ensembles.

2

Ensembles are counted by semester.

Note: All music majors must pass a piano proficiency examination.

Applied Learning

Students in the BM in performance - keyboard emphasis program are required to complete an applied learning or research experience to graduate from the program. 

  • For students in the performance, pedagogy, accompanying and organ emphases, the requirement can be met by completing a recital ( MUSP 400) in their senior year.