Bachelor of Music Degrees

Bachelor of Music in Performance, Woodwind Instruments (Multiple)

Prerequisite: Admission to B.M. (single instrument), B.M.E., or B.S.O.F. degree program. Admission to the multiple woodwinds degree program by audition on two secondary instruments after the first semester of study on the primary instrument.

Major Ensemble

X40 University Instrumental Ensembles (2 cr.) each fall and spring semester.

Chamber Ensemble

F450 Chamber Music (1-1-1-1 cr.) (1 or 2 credit hours of F446 Woodwind Chamber Ensemble may be substituted.)

Performance Study

6 credit hours for the first semester, minimum of 4 credit hours for each subsequent semester until the senior recital is passed (students who have completed 34 credit hours and the senior recital may reduce credit hours to 3). Entrance audition, freshman jury, upper-division examination, junior recital, senior recital. I500 Masterclass (0 cr.) may be required in connection with performance study (varies by studio).

Other Secondary Performance

14 credit hours

Option A (Five Instruments)

Major Secondary Instruments
Flute W120 Oboe (2-2 cr.), W130 Clarinet (2-2 cr.), W140 Bassoon (2-2 cr., W150 Saxophone (2 cr.)
Oboe  W110 Flute (2-2 cr.), W130 Clarinet (2-2 cr.), W140 Bassoon (2-2 cr.), W150 Saxophone (2 cr.)
Clarinet W110 Flute (2-2 cr.), W120 Oboe (2-2 cr.), W140 Bassoon (2-2 cr.), W150 Saxophone (2 cr.)
Bassoon  W110 Flute (2-2 cr.), W120 Oboe (2-2 cr.), W130 Clarinet (2-2 cr.), W150 Saxophone (2 cr.)
Saxophone W110 Flute (2-2 cr.), W120 Oboe (2-2 cr.), W130 Clarinet (2-2 cr.), W140 Bassoon (2 cr.)

Option B (Three Instruments)

First Secondary: Woodwind Instrument: W1-0 (2-2-2-2 cr.)
Second Secondary: Woodwind Instrument: W1-0 (2-2-2 cr.)

Secondary Piano and Keyboard Proficiency

All students must pass a keyboard proficiency examination. Students who are woodwind majors must take an examination for placement in P111 Piano Class 1, Music Majors (2 cr.); P121 Piano Class 2, Music Majors (2 cr.); P131 Piano Class 3, Music Majors (2 cr.); P141 Piano Class 4, Music Majors (2 cr.); or P100 Piano Elective/Secondary (2 cr.) and continue study each semester until the keyboard proficiency examination is passed.

Core Music Courses

27 credit hours

  • Music Fundamentals Online or equivalent
  • T132 Musical Skills I (1 cr.)
  • T151 Music Theory and Literature I (3 cr.)
  • T152 Music Theory and Literature II (3 cr.)
  • T231 Musical Skills II (1 cr.)
  • T232 Musical Skills III (1 cr.)
  • T251 Music Theory and Literature III (3 cr.)
  • T252 Music Theory and Literature IV (3 cr.)
  • T331 Musical Skills IV (1 cr.)
  • T351 Music Theory and Literature V (3 cr.)
  • M401 History and Literature of Music I (4 cr.)
  • M402 History and Literature of Music II (4 cr.)
  • Or equivalent honors courses

A grade of C or higher is required in T132 Musical Skills I, T231 Musical Skills II, T232 Musical Skills III, and T331 Musical Skills IV.

Advanced Music Literature and Music Theory

3 credit hours selected from:

  • M410 Composer or Genre (3 cr.)
  • T410 Topics in Music Theory (3 cr.)
  • T412 Advanced Aural and Keyboard Techniques (3 cr.)
  • T416 Counterpoint: Variable Topics (3 cr.)
  • T417 Analysis of Tonal Music (3 cr.)
  • T418 Music and Ideas (3 cr.)
Other Music Courses

6 elective credit hours including a minimum of 2 credit hours in pedagogy courses such as:

  • E130 Introduction to Music Learning (2 cr.)
  • E303 Violin/Viola Pedagogy (2 cr.)
  • E306 Cello Pedagogy (2 cr.)
  • E459 Instrumental Pedagogy (2 cr.)

Remaining electives to be chosen from undergraduate courses for music majors. Secondary performance study allowed on an instrument/voice other than one's major. Secondary piano (P100) allowed only after completion of the keyboard proficiency.

General Education

See General Education Common Ground requirements.

To Complete Degree

Free music or non-music electives as needed to bring the total credit hours to 120, excluding major ensemble and I400.

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