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Music Performance: Instrumental Emphasis, BM

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This major is administered by the area of Music  in the School of Performing Arts .

Admitted by audition only. Your performance proficiency will be reviewed at the end of your freshman year for permission to continue. In your first semester, with your applied teacher’s approval, you may audition to enter the performance degree program in the second semester of the freshman year. You must complete MUS 246  or Level 100 of applied piano and complete the 400-level of study in your major instrument. You must perform a half recital in your junior year in your major instrument and give a senior recital.

Program Learning Outcomes

The Music Program Learning Outcomes are: 

  1. As a Music student, you will be able to perform at appropriate levels for professional engagement
  2. You will demonstrate the disposition to cultivate a career in music. You will demonstrate an ongoing commitment to your own learning while maintaining high standards of professionalism
  3. You will be able to analyze, create, and interpret music and use this knowledge to enrich your work as musicians
  4. Youi will be able to classify and contextualize repertoire from diverse eras and traditions
  5. You will be able to employ critical thinking and self-reflection in the thoughtful and strategic planning, instruction, and assessment in music pedagogy. Your teaching will demonstrate a mastery of content knowledge and consider context, standards, essential questions, enduring understandings, and meaningful objectives and assessments

Consists of a minimum of 78 credits.

Applied music, 24 credits

Take 8 credits from

Take 16 credits from

Applied Piano, 4-6 credits


Placement exam required. If insufficient background, MUS 109  is prerequisite.

Conducting, 2 credits


You should enroll in the pedagogy courses that correspond to your instrument family.

Large ensemble, 8 credits

Take 8 credits from:


Take 1 credit per semester (see Note 3 ).

Chamber ensemble, 2 credits

Entrepreneurship, 2 credits

Recital, 0 credits

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