Piano Performance and Pedagogy

Bachelor of Music - Music; Track: Specialization in Piano Performance & Pedagogy

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College of Visual & Perf Arts

Degree Specific Credits: 85

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.75

Catalog Year: 2017-2018

Note: All Degrees Require 39 Upper-Division Credits.

General Education Requirements

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

Summary

1st year15
2nd year20
3rd year21
4th year18
Upper Division Writing Expectation3
Lower Division Writing Expectation3
1st and 2nd year Ensemble Requirements5-13
3rd and 4th year Ensemble Requirements3
Music Electives Required10
Music Requirements for Writing3
Music Requirements for Mathematics3
Music Requirements for Expressive Arts3
Music Requirements for Literary & Artistic Studies3
Music Requirements for Historic & Cultural Studies3
Music Requirements for Indigenous & Global Perspectives3
Music Requirements for Natural Sciences6
Total Hours122-130

1st year

Rule: All courses required

Note: Required 1st year: MUSI 195 2 credits each semester for a total of 4 credits first year.

MUSI 105Music Theory I2
MUSI 106Music Theory II2
MUSI 140Aural Perception I2
MUSI 141Aural Perception II2
MUSI 195Applied Study I (2 credits each semester)4
MUSI 202LIntro to Music Literature3
Total Hours15

Minimum Required Grade: C-


2nd year

Rule: All courses required

Note: 2nd year required:

  • MUSI 102A one credit each semester for a total of two credits.
  • MUSI 295 2 credits each semester for a total of 4 credits second year.
  • Electives and General Education (should include PSYX 100S) for a total of 8 credits.
  • MUSI 296 Upper-Division Required Performance required to move on to upper division classes.
MUSI 102APerformance Study (one credit each semester)2
MUSI 205Music Theory III2
MUSI 206Music Theory IV2
MUSI 240Aural Perception III2
MUSI 241Aural Perception IV2
MUSI 295Applied Study II (2 credits each semester)4
MUSI 296Piano Prof Assessment0
MUSI 301HMusic History I3
MUSI 302HMusic History II3
Total Hours20

Minimum Required Grade: C-


3rd year

Rule: All courses required

Note: Required 3rd year:

  • MUSI 395 3 credit each semester for a total of 6 credits third year.
  • MUSI 333 1 credit each semester for a total of two credits third year.
  • MUSI 335 or MUSI 336 for 2 credits.
MUSI 332Advanced Functional Piano1
MUSI 333Practicum in Piano Pedagogy (one credit per semester)2
MUSI 335Instrumental Conducting2
or MUSI 336 Choral Conducting
MUSI 356Form & Analysis I2
MUSI 357Form & Analysis II2
MUSI 395Applied Study III (3 credits each semester)6
MUSI 435Piano Methods & Materials I3
MUSI 436Piano Methods & Materials II3
Total Hours21

Minimum Required Grade: C-


4th year

Rule: All courses required

Note: Required 4th year:

  • MUSI 333 1 credit each semester for a total of 2 credits.
  • MUSI 495 3 credit each semester for a total of 6 credits the fourth year.
  • MUSI 492 for a total of 2 credits.
  • MUSI 499 - 2 credits Spring semester, Senior recital may be two half-recitals. One half recital may include pedagogical lecture/demonstration and/or collaborative repertoire.

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 for MUSI 388, 0 cr.

MUSI 333Practicum in Piano Pedagogy (one credit each semester)2
MUSI 388Concert Attendance UM0
MUSI 432Keyboard Literature3
MUSI 433Keyboard Literature II3
MUSI 492Independent Study2
MUSI 495Applied Study IV (3 credits each semester)6
MUSI 499Senior Recital/Capstone Pjt (2 credits Spring semester)2
Total Hours18

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Upper Division Writing Expectation

Rule: One course for 3 credits

Select one of the following:3
Music 20th Century to Present
Topics in Music History
Cultural Studies in Music
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Lower Division Writing Expectation

Rule: All courses required

MUSI 302HMusic History II3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


1st and 2nd year Ensemble Requirements

Rule: One course each semester

All majors seeking an undergraduate degree in music and who are registered for 5 or more credits must participate in an ensemble specified by their degree curriculum each semester of residence of the regular school year. (See specific curricula for maximum ensemble credits applicable toward minimum degree requirements.)

MUSI 108AOrchestra: UMSO1
MUSI 112AChoir1
MUSI 114ABand: UM Concert Band1
MUSI 162AChamber Ensembles I1
MUSI 191Special / Experimental Courses1-9
Total Hours5-13

Minimum Required Grade: C-


3rd and 4th year Ensemble Requirements

Rule: One course each semester

MUSI 308Orchestras II: UM1
MUSI 314Band III: UM Concert Band1
MUSI 362Chmbr Ens III: UM1
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Music Electives Required

Rule: All courses required

DANC 497Methods: Tchng Movmnt in Schls3
PSYX 100SIntro to Psychology3
PSYX 230Developmental Psychology3
Total Hours9

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Music Requirements for Writing

Rule: All courses required

WRIT 101College Writing I3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Music Requirements for Mathematics

Rule: All courses required

Note: Mathematics - M Course 100 or above for 3 credits 

Minimum Required Grade: C-

3 Total Credits Required


Music Requirements for Expressive Arts

Rule: All courses required

Note: Expressive Arts - A Courses - (min. 3 credits) Ensembles and Sec. Lessons taken each semester satisfies this requirement. 

Minimum Required Grade: C-

3 Total Credits Required


Music Requirements for Literary & Artistic Studies

Rule: All courses required

Note: Literary and Artistic Studies - L Courses - (min. 3 credits) MUSI 202L taken in 1st year satisfies this requirement.

MUSI 202LIntro to Music Literature3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Music Requirements for Historic & Cultural Studies

Rule: One course for 3 credits

MUSI 301HMusic History I3
or MUSI 302H Music History II
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Music Requirements for Indigenous & Global Perspectives

Rule: All courses required

Note: Indigenous and Global Perspectives - (min. 3 credits) Required MUSI 207H

MUSI 207HWorld Music (equiv to 307)3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Music Requirements for Natural Sciences

Rule: All courses required

Note: Natural Science (for this perspective, 6 credits required and at least one course Must include a lab experience)

Minimum Required Grade: C-

6 Total Credits Required

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