Jul 19, 2024  
Spring 2023 Catalog 
Spring 2023 Catalog FINAL VERSION - Closed for Revisions

Music Performance: Piano Emphasis, BM

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Undergraduate Degree Types Offered at UW-Stevens Point

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 perform a half recital in your junior year and a full recital in your senior year. You must complete the 400 level of study.

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 78 credits

Applied music, 28 credits

Take 4 credits from


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

Conducting, 2 credits

Music literature and history, 15 credits

Pedagogy, 2 credits

Required ensemble, 9 credits

Large Ensemble, 4 credits

Collaborative Piano and Chamber Ensemble, 2 credits


Concurrent enrollment in a large ensemble is required for all music majors taking applied lessons (see Note 3 ). For piano majors, this requirement can be satisfied by enrolling in any of the ensembles listed above.

Entrepreneurship, 2 credits

Recital, 0 credits

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Undergraduate Degree Types Offered at UW-Stevens Point