Undergraduate Division

Bachelor of Music Degrees

Bachelor of Music in Performance, Piano

Admission Requirements

See "Admission Requirements" in the Undergraduate Division section of this bulletin.

Major Ensemble

Each fall and spring semester. Students who have passed the upper-division examination must register for X2 Piano Accompanying (2 cr.). All others must register for X40 University Instrumental Ensembles (2 cr.), X60 Historical Performance Ensembles (2 cr.), or X70 University Choral Ensembles (2 cr.).

Performance Study

P400 Piano Undergraduate Major. Minimum of 6 credit hours each semester until senior recital is passed (students who have completed 48 credit hours and the senior recital and who wish to continue performance study may reduce credit hours to 3). Entrance audition, freshman jury, upper-division examination, junior recital, senior recital. I300 Studio Masterclass (0 cr.) and/or I301 Departmental Masterclass (0 cr.) may be required in connection with performance study (varies by studio).

Keyboard Proficiency

Must be completed prior to upper-division examination.

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 Topic (3 cr.)
  • T410 Topics in Music Theory (3 cr.)
  • T418 Music and Ideas (3 cr.)
Other Music Courses

12 credit hours


  • E493 Piano Pedagogy (2 cr.)
  • F300 Piano Accompanying (1-1-1-1 cr.), taken in the first four semesters of enrollment.

Electives: 6 credit hours to be chosen from undergraduate courses for music majors. Secondary performance study allowed on an instrument/voice other than one's major.

General Education

See "General Education Requirements" under Curricula for Bachelor's Degrees in Music in this bulletin.

To Complete Degree

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

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