Offered by Department of Music and Performing Arts

Music Major

Music Performance Comprehensive
Bachelor of Music
Instrumental, Piano, Piano with Pedagogy, Vocal Emphases

Candidates for degrees must satisfactorily complete an exit assessment including a portfolio before graduation.

  1. Music Performance Core Requirements (23 hours required)
    • Take all of the following:
      • MUS 198, Sight Singing and Ear Training I - 1 hour
      • MUS 199, Sight Singing and Ear Training II - 1 hour
      • MUS 201, Music Theory II - 3 hours
      • MUS 337, Sight Singing and Ear Training III - 1 hour
      • MUS 338, Sight Singing and Ear Training IV - 1 hour
      • MUS 339, Music Theory III - 3 hours
      • MUS 340, Music Theory IV - 3 hours
      • MUS 347GS, Music History and Literature I - 3 hours
      • MUS 348GS, Music History and Literature II - 3 hours
      • MUS 365, Form and Analysis - 2 hours
      • MUS 425, Arranging - 2 hours
  2. Music Performance Private Instruction (14 hours required)
    • Take 3-7 hours in one area (voice, piano or single band/orchestral instrument) from:
      • MUS 150, Private Instruction, Primary Instrument - 1 hour
      • MUS 151, Private Instruction, Primary Instrument - 2 hours
    • Take 7-11 hours from:
      • MUS 350, Advanced Private Instruction - 1 hour
      • MUS 351, Advanced Private Instruction - 2 hours
    • Students must enroll in private instruction on primary instrument/voice every semester for a minimum of 8 semesters.
  3. Music Performance Ensemble Option (4-8 hours required)
    • Take ONE of two options:
    1. Option for Piano Majors (4 hours required)
      • (See advisor before choosing Ensembles.)
      • Take 4 hours from:
        • MUS 103, University Band - 1 hour
        • MUS 104, Symphonic Band - 1 hour
        • MUS 105, Wind Ensemble - 1 hour
        • MUS 173, Choraleers - 1 hour
        • MUS 174, University Men's Chorus - 1 hour
        • MUS 176, University Women's Chorus - 1 hour
        • MUS 220, Kearney Area Symphony Orchestra - 1 hour
      • Students must enroll in ensemble or accompanying every semester for a minimum of 8 semesters.
    2. Option for Instrumental and Vocal Majors (8 hours required)
      • (See advisor before choosing Ensembles.)
      • Take 8 hours from:
        • MUS 103, University Band - 1 hour
        • MUS 104, Symphonic Band - 1 hour
        • MUS 105, Wind Ensemble - 1 hour
        • MUS 173, Choraleers - 1 hour
        • MUS 174, University Men's Chorus - 1 hour
        • MUS 176, University Women's Chorus - 1 hour
        • MUS 220, Kearney Area Symphony Orchestra - 1 hour
      • Students must enroll in ensemble every semester for a minimum of 8 semesters.
  4. Music Performance Supporting Courses (30-35 hours required)
    1. Instrumental Emphasis (30 hours required)
      1. Requirements (13 hours required)
        • Take 1 hour from:
          • MUS 110*, Brass Techniques - 1 hour
          • MUS 111*, Woodwind Techniques - 1 hour
          • MUS 114*, Percussion Techniques - 1 hour
          • MUS 120*, String Techniques - 1 hour
        • Take all of the following:
          • MUS 122, Conducting - 1 hour
          • MUS 387, Recital (Junior) - 1 hour
          • MUS 406, Instrumental Conducting & Literature - 2 hours
          • MUS 460, Independent Study and Research - 3 hours
          • MUS 488, Recital (Senior) - 1 hour
        • Take 4 hours from the following:
          • Placement into the appropriate level piano class will be determined by the piano faculty at the time of the entrance audition.
          • MUS 140*, Piano Techniques I - 1 hour
          • MUS 141*, Piano Techniques II - 1 hour
          • MUS 240*, Piano Techniques III - 1 hour
          • MUS 241*, Piano Techniques IV - 1 hour
          • MUS 260*, Keyboard Harmonization - 1 hour
          • *Requirements may be met through proficiency examination; hours to be replaced by Music Electives; see advisor.
      2. Private Instruction (4 hours required)
        • Take 4 hours from:
          • MUS 149, Private Instruction - Secondary Instrument - 1 hour
      3. Electives (13 hours required)
    2. Piano Emphasis (34 hours required)
      • Take ONE of the following options:
        • (1) Piano Performance (34 hours required)
          1. Requirements (21 hours required)
            • Take all of the following:
              • MUS 122, Conducting - 1 hour
              • MUS 166, Accompanying - 2 hours
              • MUS 167, Practicum in Accompanying - 3 hours
              • MUS 260*, Keyboard Harmonization - 1 hour
              • MUS 387, Recital (Junior) - 1 hour
              • MUS 432, Fundamentals of Piano Pedagogy I - 3 hours
              • MUS 433, Fundamentals of Piano Pedagogy II - 2 hours
              • MUS 456, Piano Literature I - 3 hours
              • MUS 457, Piano Literature II - 3 hours
              • MUS 460, Independent Study and Research (Duo Piano Performance) - 1 hour
              • MUS 488, Recital (Senior) - 1 hour
              • *Requirements may be met through proficiency examination; hours to be replaced by Music Electives; see advisor.
          2. Private Instruction (4 hours required)
            • Take 4 hours from:
              • MUS 149, Private Instruction - Secondary Instrument - 1 hour
          3. Electives (9 hours required)
        • OR (2) Piano Performance with Pedagogy Emphasis (34 hours required)
          1. Requirements (21 hours required)
            • Take all of the following:
              • MUS 122, Conducting - 1 hour
              • MUS 166, Accompanying - 2 hours
              • MUS 167, Practicum in Accompanying - 3 hours
              • MUS 260*, Keyboard Harmonization - 1 hour
              • MUS 301, Music Technology - 2 hours
              • MUS 432, Fundamentals of Piano Pedagogy I - 3 hours
              • MUS 433, Fundamentals of Piano Pedagogy II - 2 hours
              • MUS 434, Advanced Piano Pedagogy I: History, Philosophies and Principles of Piano Pedagogy - 2 hours
              • MUS 435, Advanced Piano Pedagogy II: Pedagogical Approaches to Keyboard Literature - 2 hours
              • MUS 460, Independent Study and Research (Piano Pedagogy) - 2 hours
              • MUS 488, Recital (Senior) - 1 hour
              • *Requirements may be met through proficiency examination; hours to be replaced by Music Electives; see advisor.
          2. Piano Pedagogy Internship (4 hours required)
            • Take 4-6 hours from:
              • MUS 436, Internship in Piano Teaching - 2 hours
          3. Required Option (3 hours required)
            • Take 1 course from:
              • MUS 456, Piano Literature I - 3 hours
              • MUS 457, Piano Literature II - 3 hours
          4. Electives (6 hours required)
    3. Vocal Emphasis (30-35 hours required)
      1. Requirements (18 hours required)
        • Take all of the following:
          • MUS 122, Conducting - 1 hour
          • MUS 145, Diction for Singers I - 1 hour
          • MUS 245, Diction for Singers II - 1 hour
          • MUS 387, Recital (Junior) - 1 hour
          • MUS 407, Choral Conducting and Literature - 2 hours
          • MUS 430, Vocal Pedagogy - 3 hours
          • MUS 460, Independent Study and Research - 1 hour
          • MUS 488, Recital (Senior) - 1 hour
        • Take 4 hours from the following:
          • Placement into the appropriate level piano class will be determined by the piano faculty at the time of the entrance audition.
          • MUS 140*, Piano Techniques I - 1 hour
          • MUS 141*, Piano Techniques II - 1 hour
          • MUS 240*, Piano Techniques III - 1 hour
          • MUS 241*, Piano Techniques IV - 1 hour
          • MUS 260*, Keyboard Harmonization - 1 hour
          • *Requirements may be met through proficiency examination; hours to be replaced by Music Electives; see advisor.
        • Take 3 hours from:
          • MUS 450, Survey of Art Song - 3 hours
          • MUS 451, History & Literature of Opera - 3 hours
      2. Private Instruction (4 hours required)
        • Take 4 hours from:
          • MUS 149, Private Instruction - Secondary Instrument - 1 hour
          • At least two hours must be in piano.
      3. Foreign Language (0-5 hours required)*
        • Take 0-5 FREN or GERM hours from:
          • FREN 100, Beginning French I - 5 hours
          • FREN 101, Beginning French II - 5 hours
          • FREN 200GS, Intermediate French I - 3 hours
          • FREN 201GS, Intermediate French II - 3 hours
          • GERM 100, Beginning German I - 5 hours
          • GERM 101, Beginning German II - 5 hours
          • GERM 200GS, Intermediate German I - 3 hours
          • GERM 201GS, Intermediate German II - 3 hours
          • GERM 204GS, Intermediate German II - 3 hours
          • *Language requirement may be met through General Studies 200-level coursework in French or German (Humanities).
      4. Electives (8 hours required)

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