Bachelor of Music in Instrumental Performance

This degree is for the student intending to make a professional career in music, generally as a composer, performer, private teacher, or college instructor. The department acknowledges as majors only those students who have been approved by the respective faculty through examinations of their performing or composing abilities. Students in this degree program should consider graduate or further applied music studies beyond this degree to reach their career goals.

Program Requirements

The degree requirements posted here are effective Fall 2013. Students who declared the major before this date may have slightly different requirements. Students are advised to meet with a major advisor regarding the specific requirements that apply to them.

Please consult the degree checklist for the most current information regarding required courses for this degree. Semester advising with a faculty member will decide the proper choice of classes for each semester based on those checklists.

Theory and Aural Training
281–2, 283–4, 285–6, 287–8
Music History
265, 266
Applied Music (Primary)
232_ × 4 (8 credits)
332_ × 2 (junior recital, 6 credits)
432_ × 2 (senior recital, 6 credits)
Applied Music (Secondary)
125, 126, 225, 226 Secondary Piano
Orchestra 416_ or Band 419_;
410F, 1x
410Q, 1x
Other Ensembles
choose from
114 University Chorus
31_ Ethnic Ensembles
410_ Ensembles
41_ Ethnic Ensembles
414 Concert Choir
415V Opera Workshop
416 Symphony Orchestra
417 Javanese Gamelan
419 University Band
Advanced Courses
Conducting: 325–326 (3 credits)

Advanced Theory: choose three from the following five courses, for 7-9 credits:

381 Counterpoint (3 cr.)
382 Form and Analysis (3 cr.)
383 Orchestration (3 cr.)
410E Composer-Performer Collaboration (1 cr.)
484 Composition for Music Majors (1 cr.)

Advanced Literature: 46_ (6 credits)

Music Electives
as needed to total 80 credits in Music
Recital Attendance
199 × 6
Total Credits in Music 80