Piano Performance

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

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College of Visual & Perf Arts

Degree Specific Credits: 87

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 year22
3rd year22-23
4th year21
Upper Division Writing Expectation3
1st and 2nd year Ensemble Requirements4-13
3rd and 4th year Ensemble Requirements2-11
Music Requirements for Writing3
Lower Division Writing Expectation3
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 Hours116-135

1st year

Rule: All courses required

Note: 1st year required: 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 295 3 credit each semester for a total of 6 credits first year.
  • MUSI 102A is required for 1 credit each semester of the second year for a total of 2 credits.
  • MUSI 296 Upper-Division Required Performance required to be completed to advance to upper division classes.
MUSI 102APerformance Study (1 credit each semester)2
MUSI 205Music Theory III2
MUSI 206Music Theory IV2
MUSI 240Aural Perception III2
MUSI 241Aural Perception IV2
MUSI 295Applied Study II (3 credits each semester)6
MUSI 296Piano Prof Assessment0
MUSI 301HMusic History I3
MUSI 302HMusic History II3
Total Hours22

Minimum Required Grade: C-


3rd year

Rule: All courses required

Note: 3rd year required:

MUSI 332Advanced Functional Piano (piano principles must take or MUSI 218 with PPA)1
MUSI 333Practicum in Piano Pedagogy1-2
MUSI 335Instrumental Conducting2
or MUSI 336 Choral Conducting
MUSI 356Form & Analysis I2
MUSI 357Form & Analysis II2
MUSI 395Applied Study III (4 credits each semester)8
MUSI 435Piano Methods & Materials I3
MUSI 436Piano Methods & Materials II3
Upper-Division Course2
Total Hours24-25

Minimum Required Grade: C-


4th year

Rule: All courses required

Note: 4th year required:

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 388Concert Attendance UM0
Select one of the following:3
Music 20th Century to Present
Topics in Music History
Cultural Studies in Music
MUSI 432Keyboard Literature3
MUSI 433Keyboard Literature II3
MUSI 495Applied Study IV (4 credits each semester)8
MUSI 499Senior Recital/Capstone Pjt2
Upper Division Course2
Total Hours21

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-


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 Courses (piano principals only)1-9
Total Hours5-13

Minimum Required Grade: C-


3rd and 4th year Ensemble Requirements

Rule: One course each semesterAll 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 308Orchestras II: UM1
MUSI 362Chmbr Ens III: UM1
MUSI 391Special / Experimental Courses (piano principals only)1-9
Total Hours3-11

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Music Requirements for Writing 

WRIT 101College Writing I3
Total Hours3

Lower Division Writing Expectation

Rule: All courses required

MUSI 302HMusic History II3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Music Requirements for Mathematics

Rule: Three credits required

Note: Mathematics - M Course 100 or above

Minimum Required Grade: C-

3 Total Credits Required


Music Requirements for Expressive Arts

Rule: See Commentary

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

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Music Requirements for Literary & Artistic Studies

Rule: See Commentary

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

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Music Requirements for Historic & Cultural Studies

Minimum Required Grade: C-

3 Total Credits Required


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

This is an advising track only and not an official program 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.