2024-2025 University Catalog 
  
    Jun 22, 2024  
2024-2025 University Catalog

Music Performance: Instrumental, B.M.


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Keyboard, Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion, and Strings

Minimum Credits Required: 98.5-101

Specialist Requirements: (18.5-20 credit hours)


See requirements that pertain to your primary instrument below-

Required World Language: (8 credit hours)


  • World Language, 8 credit hours5

Notes:


1 Four credits per semester during the freshmen, sophomore, and senior year. Three credits per semester during the junior year.
2 For non-piano primaries, secondary instrument is piano until Proficiency 4 is achieved. Depending upon placement results, piano study may occur in classes, lessons, or a combination. If the requisite proficiency is achieved in fewer than 4 semesters (3 semesters for organ primaries), continued piano study or study on another instrument is required. Secondary instrument for pianists may be chosen from any offered instrument or voice with faculty approval. Secondary study beyond required semesters will cost an additional fee.
3 Pianists must take two credits of Collaborative Piano in the first two years, and may then take any combination of Collaborative Piano and Chamber Music to complete the six credits. Violin, viola, cello, and guitar students take a minimum of 6 credits of Chamber Music. Double bass and harp students take a minimum of 2, and the balance in music electives. Wind players take a minimum of 4 credits of Chamber Music and the balance in music electives. Percussion students substitute 6 credits of Percussion Ensemble for Chamber Music. Chamber music not required for organists.
4 Pianists take 8 credit hours of music electives. All other instrumentalists take 6 credit hours of music electives. An Emphasis Area in music may be substituted for the music elective requirement. Students who have earned 8 credits in required ensemble may count up to four additional credits toward the music elective requirement. At least 2 credits of music electives must be at the 300 level or higher.
5 A proficiency exam is administered to determine entry level of world language study. Students whose language requirement is reduced may take the equivalent number of credit hours in other liberal arts courses.

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