Music - Bachelor of Music (B.M.)

Bachelor of Music

College of Visual & Performing Arts

Degree Specific Credits: 82-93

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.75

Catalog Year: 2018-2019

General Education Requirements

Information regarding these requirements can be found in the General Education Section of the catalog. 

Summary

Core Bachelor of Music Requirements53
Music Theory
Aural Perception
Keyboard Skills
Music History and Culture
Applied Study
Literature, Form, and Analysis
Ensembles
Concert Attendance
Senior Recital/Professional Project
Advanced Writing Requirement for Music
Bachelor of Music Advising Tracks29-40
Composition Track
Voice Track
Instrumental Performance Track
Piano Performance Track
Organ Performance Track
Total Hours82-93

Core Bachelor of Music Requirements

Music Theory

Complete all of the following courses:
MUSI 105Music Theory I2
MUSI 106Music Theory II2
MUSI 205Music Theory III2
MUSI 206Music Theory IV2
Total Hours8

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Aural Perception

Complete all of the following courses:
MUSI 140Aural Perception I2
MUSI 141Aural Perception II2
MUSI 240Aural Perception III2
MUSI 241Aural Perception IV2
Total Hours8

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Keyboard Skills

Note: Students choosing the Piano or Organ Performance track are exempt from this requirement as it is fulfilled with additional Applied Study credit. 

Complete all of the following courses:
MUSI 135AKeyboard Skills I1
MUSI 136AKeyboard Skills II1
MUSI 235Keyboard Skills III1
MUSI 236Keyboard Skills IV1
Total Hours4

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Music History and Culture

Complete all of the following courses:
MUSI 301HMusic History I3
MUSI 302HMusic History II3
MUSI 207HWorld Music (equiv to 307)3
Total Hours9

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Applied Study

Notes: 

  • MUSI 195 is take for one credit each semester for a total of 2 credits in the first year. 
  • MUSI 296 Upper-Division Required Performance is required to advance to upper division study.
Complete all of the following courses:
MUSI 195Applied Study I2
MUSI 295Applied Study II2
MUSI 395Applied Study III1
MUSI 296Piano Prof Assessment0
Total Hours5

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Literature, Form, and Analysis

Complete all of the following courses:
MUSI 202LIntro to Music Literature3
MUSI 356Form & Analysis I2
MUSI 357Form & Analysis II2
Total Hours7

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Ensembles

Complete 4 credits in the following courses:4
Orchestra: UMSO
Choir
Opera Theatre I
Band: UM Concert Band
Chamber Ensembles I
Complete 3 credits of the following courses:3
Orchestras II: UM
Choir III
Opera Theatre II
Band III: UM Concert Band
Opera Theatre II
Jzz Ens II: UM
Chmbr Ens III: UM
Total Hours7

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Concert Attendance

Note:All students majoring in music are required to attend in a minimum of 100 approved recitals/concerts prior to graduation. During the 4th year in an undergraduate degree program and upon completion of this requirement, students should register forMUSI 388, 0 cr.

Complete the following course:
MUSI 388Concert Attendance UM0
Total Hours0

 Minimum Required Grade: C-

Senior Recital/Professional Project

Complete the following course:
MUSI 499Senior Recital/Capstone Pjt2
Total Hours2

 Minimum Required Grade: C-

Advanced Writing Course Requirement for Music

Notes:

  • Other advanced writing courses may satisfy this requirement for the Music major at the discretion of the music department. 
  • Students choosing the Music History Track are required to take all three courses.
Complete one of the following courses:3
Music 20th Century to Present
Topics in Music History
Cultural Studies in Music
Total Hours3

 Minimum Required Grade: C-


Bachelor of Music Advising Tracks

Notes:

  • For a Bachelor of Music, you must complete one of the following advising tracks. 
  • These are advising tracks only and not official programs as recognized by the University of Montana (UM) or the Montana University System. This information will not appear on your UM transcript, diploma, university lists, student data system, or university publication. You do not fill out a major change for a track.

Composition Track

If choosing the Composition track, complete all of the following courses:
MUSI 180Composition I4
MUSI 280Composition II4
MUSI 380Composition III6
MUSI 480Composition IV3
MUSI 407Counterpoint I3
MUSI 440Orchestration2
MUST 110Digital Audio & Multitracking2
MUST 210Sequencng, Synthesis, Sampling2
MUST 310Interactivity Digitl Sgnl Proc2
MUST 410Computer Music Programming2
MUSI 335Instrumental Conducting2
or MUSI 336 Choral Conducting
MUSI 415Music 20th Century to Present3
Total Hours35

 Minimum Required Grade: C-


Voice Track

If choosing the Voice track, complete all of the following courses:
MUSI 281Diction: English, Italian2
MUSI 282Dict: Gmn & French (equiv 382)2
MUSI 310Opera Theatre II2
MUSI 336Choral Conducting2
MUSI 342Vocal Repertoire I2
MUSI 343Vocal Repertoire II2
MUSI 442Vocal Studio Pedagogy and Lit2
MUSI 495Applied Study IV4
THTR 120AIntroduction to Acting I3
Complete one of the following language sequences:8
Elementary French I
and Elementary French II
Elementary German I
and Elementary German II
Elementary Italian I
and Elementary Italian II
Total Hours29

 Minimum Required Grade: C-


Instrumental Performance Track

Note

  • Students choosing the Instrumental Performance track must complete 4 additional credits of MUSI 195 beyond the core requirement for a total of 6 credits.
  • Students choosing the Instrumental Performance track must complete 4 additional credits of MUSI 295 beyond the core requirement for a total of 6 credits.
  • Students choosing the Instrumental Performance track must complete 7 additional credits of MUSI 395 beyond the core requirement for a total of 8 credits.
If choosing the Instrumental Performance track, complete all of the following courses:
MUSI 335Instrumental Conducting2
MUSI 362Chmbr Ens III: UM4
MUSI 195Applied Study I4
MUSI 295Applied Study II4
MUSI 395Applied Study III7
MUSI 495Applied Study IV8
Total Hours29

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Piano Performance Track

Note:

  • Students choosing the Piano Performance track much complete 2 additional credits of MUSI 195 beyond the core requirement for a total of 4 credits.
  • Students choosing the Piano Performance track much complete 4 additional credits of MUSI 295 beyond the core requirement for a total of 6 credits.
  • Students choosing the Piano Performance track much complete 7 additional credits of MUSI 395 beyond the core requirement for a total of 8 credits.
If choosing the Piano Performance track, complete all of the following courses:
MUSI 102APerformance Study2
MUSI 332Advanced Functional Piano1
MUSI 335Instrumental Conducting2
or MUSI 336 Choral Conducting
MUSI 432Keyboard Literature3
MUSI 433Keyboard Literature II3
MUSI 435Piano Methods & Materials I3
MUSI 436Piano Methods & Materials II3
MUSI 195Applied Study I4
MUSI 295Applied Study II4
MUSI 395Applied Study III7
MUSI 495Applied Study IV8
Total Hours40

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Organ Performance Track

Note:

  • Students choosing the Organ Performance track much complete 4 additional credits of MUSI 195 beyond the core requirement for a total of 6 credits.
  • Students choosing the Organ Performance track much complete 4 additional credits of MUSI 295 beyond the core requirement for a total of 6 credits.
  • Students choosing the Organ Performance track much complete 7 additional credits of MUSI 395 beyond the core requirement for a total of 8 credits.
If choosing the Piano Performance track, complete all of the following courses:
MUSI 102APerformance Study2
MUSI 332Advanced Functional Piano1
MUSI 336Choral Conducting2
MUSI 435Piano Methods & Materials I3
MUSI 436Piano Methods & Materials II3
MUSI 195Applied Study I4
MUSI 295Applied Study II4
MUSI 395Applied Study III7
MUSI 495Applied Study IV8
MUSI 492Independent Study (Organ Construction and Design)2
Complete one of the following language sequences:8
Elementary French I
and Elementary French II
Elementary German I
and Elementary German II
Total Hours44

Minimum Required Grade: C-