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Music Performance - Keyboard Option

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Music Performance - Keyboard Option (120 Credits)

Requirements include: Accompany a junior, senior, or graduate recital; piano proficiency exam; junior and senior qualifying exams; junior recital; senior recital; achieve a cumulative 2.5 GPA and a grade of C or better in all music classes.

Only 9 credits of MUS courses can be used to fulfill UCORE requirements.
First Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS14
MUS 164 1
MUS 25123
MUS 25221
MUS 4411
Non-MUS Electives33
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS14
MUS 25343
MUS 25441
MUS 4411
Quantitative Reasoning [QUAN]3
Second Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS14
Communication [COMM] or Written Communication [WRTG]3
MUS 35123
MUS 35221
MUS 4411
Social Sciences [SSCI]3
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS14
MUS 35343
MUS 35441
MUS 359 [HUM] [M]43
MUS 4411
MUS 4982
300-400-level MUS Electives2
Complete Writing Portfolio
Pass Piano Proficiency
Third Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS14
Biological Sciences [BSCI] with lab54
Diversity [DIVR] (Non-MUS) 3
MUS 360 [HUM] [M]23
MUS 4351
MUS 4652,62
Junior Qualifying Exam
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS14
MUS 4411
MUS 461 [CAPS]43
MUS 482 or 4831
Physical Sciences [PSCI] with lab54
300-400-level MUS Electives2
Junior Recital
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS14
Arts [ARTS] (Non-MUS) 3
Foreign Language, if needed, or Non-MUS Electives33-4
MUS 3192
MUS 4411
300-400-level MUS Electives1
Accompaniment Recital
Senior Qualifying Examination
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS14
Foreign Language, if needed0-4
Large Ensemble - MUS 429, 430, 431, 434, 436, 437, or 4381
MUS 4514,62
300-400-level MUS Electives5
Senior Full Recital

1Applied Music: 32 credits required with a minimum of 2 credits at the 400 level. Approved courses include MUS 301, 302, 401, and 402.
2Fall only.
3Students must complete a minimum of 6 credits of electives outside of MUS and UCORE requirements. Please consult with advisor for elective selection.
4Spring only.
5To meet University and College of Arts and Sciences requirements, students must take a [BSCI] course with lab and [PSCI] course with lab.
6Course taught alternate years.

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