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Bachelor of Music in Instrumental Performance

This degree is for the student intending to make a professional career in music, generally as a composer, performer, private teacher, or college instructor. The department acknowledges as majors only those students who have been approved by the respective faculty through examinations of their performing or composing abilities. Students in this degree program should consider graduate or further applied music studies beyond this degree to reach their career goals.

Program Requirements

Music Requirements

The degree requirements posted here are effective Fall 2013. Students who declared the major before this date may have slightly different requirements. Students are advised to meet with a major advisor regarding the specific requirements that apply to them.

Please consult the degree checklist for the most current information regarding required courses for this degree. Semester advising with a faculty member will decide the proper choice of classes for each semester based on those checklists.

Course Credits
Theory and Aural Training 12
  • 281-2, 283-4, 285-6, 287-8
Music History 6
  • 265, 266
Applied Music (Primary) 20
  • 232_ [4 times] (8 credits)
  • 332_ [2 times] (junior recital, 6 credits)
  • 432_ [2 times] (senior recital, 6 credits)
Applied Music (Secondary) 4
  • Secondary Piano 125-126, 225-226
Ensembles 10
  • Orchestra 416_ or Band 419_;
  • 410F, 1x
  • 410Q, 1x
Other Ensembles 3
choose from
  • 114 Chorus
  • 31_ Ethnic Ensembles
  • 410_ Ensembles
  • 41_ Ethnic Ensembles
  • 414 Concert Choir
  • 415V Opera Workshop
  • 416 Symphony Orchestra
  • 417 Javanese Gamelan
  • 419 University Band
Ethnomusicology 1-3
  • (270, which counts toward HAP focus, or any Ethnomusicology course. May include credits taken under Other Ensembles or Music Electives.)
Advanced Courses 16-18
  • Conducting: 325-326 (3 credits)
  • Advanced Theory: choose three from the following five courses, for 7-9 credits:
    381 Counterpoint (3 cr.),
    382 Form and Analysis (3 cr.),
    383 Orchestration (3 cr.),
    410E Composer/Performer Collaboration (1 cr.),
    484 Composition for Music Majors (1 cr.)
  • Advanced Literature: 46_ (4-6 credits)
Music Electives 4-8
  • as needed to total 80 credits in Music]
Recital Attendance 0
  • 199 [6 times]
Total in Music 80
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