Bachelor of Music, Major in Music With Specialization: Piano Performance (BM MPP)

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Bachelor of Music

Music Core

Course Requirements
MUSI 1222Theory Of Music I (SCH 2)2
MUSI 1223Theory Of Music II (SCH 2)2
MUSI 1224Musicianship I (SCH 2)2
MUSI 1225Musicianship II (SCH 2)2
MUSI 1379Survey of World Music Cultures (SCH 3) 13
MUSI 2348Survey of Music Literature 23
MUSI 2222Theory Of Music III (SCH 2)2
MUSI 2223Theory Of Music IV (SCH 2)2
MUSI 2224Musicianship III (SCH 2)2
MUSI 2226Conducting I (SCH 2)2
MUSI 3363Structure And Analysis (SCH 3)3
MUSI 3376Mus His: Antiq through Baroque (SCH 3)3
MUSI 3377Mus His: Classic to Present (SCH 3)3
Total Hours31

Bachelor of Music, Major in Music With Specialization: Piano Performance (BM MPP)

Piano Performance Track
PIAN 1201Ind Performances-Piano (SCH 2)8
PIAN 3201Ind Performances-Piano (SCH 2)6
PIAN 3202Applied Piano With Jr Recital (SCH 2)2
MUSI 4117Recital (SCH 1)1
MUEN 1110Keyboard Skills & Collab Techn (SCH 4)4
MUEN 3110Collaborative Piano Chambr Mus (SCH 3)3
MUEN 1118Chamber Music (SCH 1)2
MUSI 4322Keyboard Pedagogy I (SCH 3)3
MUSI 4365Counterpoint And Analysis (SCH 3)3
MUSI 3382Survey Of Keyboard Literature (SCH 3)3
Select 18 hours of the following Electives (approved by Piano Faculty):18
Orchestration And Analysis (SCH 3)
Improvisation (SCH 3)
Song History & Literature (SCH 3)
Advanced Keyboard Literature (SCH 3)
Conducting II (SCH 2)
Adv Keyboard Sightreading (SCH 3)
Advanced Keyboard Harmony (SCH 3)
Chamber Music (repeatable) (SCH 1)
Total Hours53
Bachelor of Music, Major in Music With Specialization: Piano Performance (BM MPP)
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)6
Component Area II (Mathematics)3
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science)8
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture)3
Component Area V (Creative Arts)3
Component Area VI (U.S. History)6
Componenty Area VII (Political Science/Government)6
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences)3
Component Area IX (Component Area Option)4
Major Core
MUSI 1222Theory Of Music I2
MUSI 1223Theory Of Music II2
MUSI 1224Musicianship I2
MUSI 1225Musicianship II2
MUSI 1379Survey of World Music Cultures 13
MUSI 2348Survey of Music Literature 23
MUSI 2222Theory Of Music III2
MUSI 2223Theory Of Music IV2
MUSI 2224Musicianship III2
MUSI 2226Conducting I2
MUSI 3363Structure And Analysis3
MUSI 3376Mus His: Antiq through Baroque3
MUSI 3377Mus His: Classic to Present3
PIAN 1201Ind Performances-Piano (Taken four semesters)8
PIAN 3201Ind Performances-Piano (Taken three semesters)6
PIAN 3202Applied Piano With Jr Recital2
MUEN 1110Keyboard Skills & Collab Techn (Taken four semesters)4
MUEN 1118/3118Chamber Music 32
MUEN 3110Collaborative Piano Chambr Mus (Taken three semesters.)3
MUSI 3382Survey Of Keyboard Literature3
MUSI 4117Recital1
MUSI 4322Keyboard Pedagogy I3
MUSI 4365Counterpoint And Analysis3
Select 18 hours of the following Advanced Electives:18
Orchestration And Analysis
Song History & Literature
Advanced Keyboard Literature
Conducting II
Adv Keyboard Sightreading
Advanced Keyboard Harmony
Chamber Music (repeatable)
Total Hours120

MUSI 1379 satisfies the requirement for Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture) and in the Major Core.


MUSI 2348 satisfies the requirement for Component Area V (Creative Arts) and in the Major Core.


 Course taken based upon performance level. If needed, additional electives must be taken to satisfy semester credit hour requirement.


Students should use the electives to complete the 42-advanced hour requirement for graduation.


The following performance ensembles are open to all students of the university who qualify by audition:

Large Ensembles

Large Ensembles
Symphonic Band
MUEN 1116/3116Band1
Wind Ensemble
MUEN 2116/4116Wind Ensemble1
MUEN 1117/3117Orchestra1
MUEN 1111/3111Mixed Chorus1

Small Ensembles

Small Ensembles
Jazz Ensemble
MUEN 1115/3115Jazz Band1
Opera Workshop
MUEN 1119/3119Opera Workshop1
Chamber Music
MUEN 1118/3118Chamber Music1
Keyboard Skills and Collaborative Techniques
MUEN 1110/3110Keyboard Skills & Collab Techn1

No more than eight hours earned in large ensembles may be counted toward a degree. Small ensembles may be counted if approved by the ensemble director, studio instructor and the Director, School of Music.

Ensembles for Keyboard Students (performance major only)
MUEN 1110/3110Keyboard Skills & Collab Techn1
Ensembles for Vocal Students
MUEN 1111/3111Mixed Chorus1
Ensembles for Wind and Percussion Students
MUEN 1116/3116Band1
MUEN 2116/4116Wind Ensemble1
Ensembles for String Students
MUEN 1117/3117Orchestra1
Ensembles for Guitar Students
MUEN 1118/3118Chamber Music (Guitar Ensemble)1

Additional ensembles are strongly encouraged for those who qualify by audition:

Jazz Ensemble
MUEN 1115/3115Jazz Band1
Opera Workshop
MUEN 1119/3119Opera Workshop1
Chamber Music (including piano trios, string quartets, percussion ensemble, etc.)
MUEN 1118/3118Chamber Music1


  • Music majors should enroll in at least one ensemble each semester they are enrolled as full time students.
  • Students enrolled in studio instruction should be concurrently enrolled in an ensemble.
  • Jazz Ensemble will not normally be considered to be the major ensemble for graduation hours.
  • Modifications or exceptions may be made in rare or unusual circumstances.  Those exceptions require approval by the Director, School of Music after coordination with the ensemble directors and studio instructors.
  • Students should not be enrolled in more than 2 ensembles per semester. Enrollment in more than two ensembles requires approval.
  • Music Therapy majors must participate in 6 semesters of ensemble.

Marching Band (for Wind and Percussion students)

  • Music Education Majors are required to be in Marching Band for 3 semesters.
  • Music Performance Majors are required to be in Marching Band for 2 semesters.
  • Music Therapy Majors, music minors, and non-majors are encouraged to participate in Marching Band.

For information regarding Common Course numbers for Ensemble, please refer to the Common Course listing in this catalog.

Applied Music Instruction

Applied Music Instruction
BSSN 1201Ind Performances-Bassoon2
BSSN 3201Ind Performances-Bassoon2
BSSN 3202Applied Bassoon W/ Jr Recital2
VNCL 1201Ind Performances-Violncello2
VNCL 3201Ind Performances-Violncello2
VNCL 3202Applied Cello W/ Jr Recital2
CLAR 1201Ind Performances-Clarinet2
CLAR 3201Ind Performances-Clarinet2
CLAR 3202Applied Clarinet W/ Jr Recital2
COMP 1101Applied Composition I1
COMP 3301Applied Composition II3
EUPH 1201Ind Performances-Euphonium2
EUPH 3201Ind Performances-Euphonium2
EUPH 3202Applied Euphonium w/Jr Rectl2
FLUT 1201Ind Performances-Flute2
FLUT 3201Ind Performances-Flute2
FLUT 3202Applied Flute W/ Jr Recital2
French Horn
HORN 1201Ind Performances-Frnch Horn2
HORN 3201Ind Performances-Frnch Horn2
HORN 3202Applied Horn With Jr Recital2
GUIT 1201Ind Performances-Guitar2
GUIT 3201Ind Performances-Guitar2
GUIT 3202Applied Guitar W/ Jr Recital2
HARP 1201Harp2
HARP 3201Harp2
HARP 3202Applied Harp W/ Jr Recital2
OBOE 1201Ind Performances-Oboe2
OBOE 3201Ind Performances-Oboe2
OBOE 3202Applied Oboe With Jr Recital2
ORGN 1201Ind Performances-Organ2
ORGN 3201Ind Performances-Organ I2
ORGN 3202Applied Organ With Jr Recital2
PERC 1201Ind Performances-Percussion2
PERC 3201Ind Performances-Percussion2
PERC 3202Applied Percussion W/ Jr Rectl2
PIAN 1201Ind Performances-Piano2
PIAN 3201Ind Performances-Piano2
PIAN 3202Applied Piano With Jr Recital2
SAXO 1201Ind Performances-Saxophone2
SAXO 3201Ind Performances-Saxophone2
SAXO 3202Applied Saxophone W/ Jr Recitl2
String Bass
STBS 1201Ind Performances-Strg Bass2
STBS 3201Ind Performances-Strg Bass2
STBS 3202Applied String Bass W/ Jr Rect2
TRMT 1201Ind Performances-Trumpet2
TRMT 3201Ind Performances-Trumpet2
TRMT 3202Applied Trumpet W/ Jr Recital2
TUBA 1201Ind Performances-Tuba2
TUBA 3201Ind Performances-Tuba2
TUBA 3202Applied Tuba With Jr Recital2
TRMB 1201Ind Performances-Trombone2
TRMB 3201Ind Performances-Trombone2
TRMB 3202Applied Trombone W/ Jr Recital2
VIOL 1201Ind Performances-Viola2
VIOL 3201Ind Performances-Viola2
VIOL 3202Applice Viola W/ Jr Recital2
VILN 1201Individual Performances-Violin2
VILN 3201Individual Performances-Violin2
VILN 3202Applied Violin W/ Jr Recital2
VOIC 1201Ind Performances-Voice2
VOIC 3201Ind Performances-Voice2
VOIC 3202Applied Voice With Jr Recital2
Practicum – Early Childhood
MUSI 3117Practicum In Music Therapy I1
Practicum – Special Needs
MUSI 3118Practicum In Music Therapy II1
Practicum – Psychiatric/Geriatric
MUSI 4110Practicum In Music Therapy III1
Practicum – Medical
MUSI 4111Practicum In Music Therapy IV1

Applied Music Fees

Students enrolled in Applied Music Instruction are required to pay a fee at the time of registration on a per-course basis each semester:

Texas ResidentNonresident
Semester Hours Amount Semester Hours Amount
2-hour course$60.002-hour course$60.00
4-hour course$75.004-hour course$75.00

There is no additional charge for use of practice rooms.

First Year
Component Area IX1Component Area II3
ENGL 130113ENGL 130213
HIST 130123HIST 130223
MUEN 11101MUEN 11101
MUSI 12222MUSI 12232
MUSI 12242MUSI 12252
PIAN 12012PIAN 12012
 14 16
Second Year
Component Area III 4Component Area VII3
MUEN 11101Component Area VIII3
MUSI 22222MUSI 22232
MUSI 22242MUSI 33763
MUSI 22262MUEN 11101
MUSI 234833PIAN 12012
PIAN 12012 
 16 14
Third Year
Advanced Restrictied Music Elective43Advanced Restricted Music Elective46
MUEN 31101Component Area VII3
MUSI 33633MUEN 11181
MUSI 33773MUSI 137953
MUSI 43223PIAN 32022
PIAN 32012 
 15 15
Fourth Year
Advabced Restructed Music Elective46Advanced Restricted Music Elective43
Component Area IX3Component Area III4
MUEN 31101MUEN 31101
MUEN 31181MUSI 41171
MUSI 33823MUSI 43653
PIAN 32012PIAN 32012
 16 14
Total Hours: 120

Satisfies the requirement for Component Area I (Communication).


 Satisfies the requirement for Component Area VI (U.S.History).


MUSI 2348 satisfies the requirement for Component Area V (Creative Arts) and in the Major Core.


 Advanced Music electives select of the following: MUSI 3118, MUSI 3362, MUSI 3364, MUSI 3381 MUSI 4224 MUSI 4384 MUSI 4385


MUSI 1379 satisfies the requirement for Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture) and in the Major Core.