Music Performance Comprehensive, Bachelor of Music

Offered by Department of Music, Theatre and Dance

Instrumental, Piano Performance, Piano Performance with Pedagogy, Vocal Emphases

General Studies
Foundational Core (Written, Math, Oral, Democracy)
Foundational Core courses12
Portal
Select one course numbered 1883
Distribution
Aesthetics3
Humanities6
Including:
Vocal Emphasis: See advisor for language requirement.
Social Sciences6
Natural Sciences7
Analytical and Quantitative Thought3
Including:
Music Theory I
Wellness0
Needed to complete 27 credit hours in Distribution2
Capstone
Select one course numbered 3883
Major Option
Complete all required courses75
Unrestricted electives
Needed to reach 120 credit hour minimum0
Total Credit Hours120

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

Major Option

Music Performance Core Requirements
MUS 198Sight Singing and Ear Training I1
MUS 199Sight Singing and Ear Training II1
MUS 201Music Theory II3
MUS 337Sight Singing and Ear Training III1
MUS 338Sight Singing and Ear Training IV1
MUS 339Music Theory III3
MUS 340Music Theory IV3
MUS 347Music History and Literature I3
MUS 348Music History and Literature II3
MUS 365Form and Analysis2
MUS 425Arranging2
Music Performance Private Instruction 1
Select 14 credit hours of the following:14
Select 3-7 credit hours of the following in one area (voice, piano or single band/orchestral instrument):
Private Instruction, Primary Instrument
Private Instruction, Primary Instrument
Select 7-11 credit hours of the following:
Advanced Private Instruction
Advanced Private Instruction
Music Performance Ensemble Option
Select one of the following options:4-8
Option for Piano Majors 2,3
Select 4 credit hours of the following:
University Band
Symphonic Band
Wind Ensemble
Choraleers
University Men's Chorus
University Women's Chorus
Kearney Area Symphony Orchestra
Option for Instrumental and Vocal Majors 2,4
Select 8 credit hours of the following:
University Band
Symphonic Band
Wind Ensemble
Choraleers
University Men's Chorus
University Women's Chorus
Kearney Area Symphony Orchestra
Music Performance Supporting Courses
Select one of the following:30-35
Total Credit Hours71-80

Music Performance Emphases

Instrumental Emphasis

Requirements
MUS 122Conducting1
MUS 387Recital1
MUS 406Instrumental Conducting & Literature2
MUS 460Independent Study and Research3
MUS 488Recital1
Select 1 credit hour of the following:1
Brass Techniques 5
Woodwind Techniques 5
Percussion Techniques 5
String Techniques 5
Select 4 credit hours of the following: 64
Piano Techniques I 5
Piano Techniques II 5
Piano Techniques III 5
Piano Techniques IV 5
Keyboard Harmonization 5
Private Instruction
Select 4 credit hours of the following:4
Private Instruction, Secondary Instrument
Electives
Select 13 credit hours of the following:13
Select 0-5 credit hours of the following:
MUS 103-MUS 299 7
Select 8-13 credit hours of the following:
MUS 300-MUS 499 8
Total Credit Hours30

Piano Performance Emphasis

Requirements
MUS 122Conducting1
MUS 166Accompanying2
MUS 167Practicum in Accompanying3
MUS 260Keyboard Harmonization 51
MUS 387Recital (Junior)1
MUS 432Fundamentals of Piano Pedagogy I3
MUS 433Fundamentals of Piano Pedagogy II2
MUS 456Piano Literature I3
MUS 457Piano Literature II3
MUS 460Independent Study and Research (Duo Piano Performance)1
MUS 488Recital (Senior)1
Private Instruction
Select 4 credit hours of the following:4
Private Instruction, Secondary Instrument
Electives
Select 9 credit hours of the following:9
MUS 103-MUS 499 7,8,9
Total Credit Hours34

Piano Performance with Pedagogy Emphasis

Requirements
MUS 122Conducting1
MUS 166Accompanying2
MUS 167Practicum in Accompanying3
MUS 260Keyboard Harmonization 51
MUS 301Music Technology2
MUS 432Fundamentals of Piano Pedagogy I3
MUS 433Fundamentals of Piano Pedagogy II2
MUS 434Advanced Piano Pedagogy I: History, Philosophies and Principles of Piano Pedagogy2
MUS 435Advanced Piano Pedagogy II: Pedagogical Approaches to Keyboard Literature2
MUS 460Independent Study and Research (Piano Pedagogy)2
MUS 488Recital (Senior)1
Piano Pedagogy Internship
Select 4-6 credit hours of the following:4-6
Internship in Piano Teaching
Required Option
MUS 456Piano Literature I3
or MUS 457 Piano Literature II
Electives
Select 6 credit hours of the following:6
MUS 103-MUS 499 7,8,9
Total Credit Hours34-36

Vocal Emphasis

Requirements
MUS 122Conducting1
MUS 145Diction for Singers I1
MUS 245Diction for Singers II1
MUS 387Recital (Junior)1
MUS 407Choral Conducting and Literature2
MUS 430Vocal Pedagogy3
MUS 460Independent Study and Research1
MUS 488Recital (Senior)1
Select 4 credit hours of the following: 64
Piano Techniques I 5
Piano Techniques II 5
Piano Techniques III 5
Piano Techniques IV 5
Keyboard Harmonization 5
MUS 450Survey of Art Song3
or MUS 451 History & Literature of Opera
Private Instruction
Select 4 credit hours of the following:4
Private Instruction, Secondary Instrument 10
Foreign Language 11
Select 0-5 credit hours FREN or GERM of the following:0-5
Beginning French I
Beginning French II
Intermediate French I
Intermediate French II
Beginning German I
Beginning German II
Intermediate German I
Intermediate German II
Culture, Conversation and Composition
Electives
Select 8 credit hours of the following:8
Select 0-4 credit hours of the following:
MUS 103-MUS 299 7
Select 4-8 credit hours of the following:
MUS 300-MUS 499 8
Total Credit Hours30-35
1

Students must enroll in private instruction on primary instrument/voice every semester for a minimum of 8 semesters.

2

See advisor before choosing Ensembles.

3

Students must enroll in ensemble or accompanying every semester for a minimum of 8 semesters.

4

Students must enroll in ensemble every semester for a minimum of 8 semesters.

5

Requirements may be met through proficiency examination; credit hours to be replaced by Music Electives; see advisor.

6

Placement into the appropriate level piano class will be determined by the piano faculty at the time of the entrance audition.

7

Except MUS 188.

8

Except MUS 388.

9

Senior credit hours are recommended-see advisor.

10

At least two credit hours must be in piano.

11

Language requirement may be met through General Studies 200-level coursework in French or German (Humanities).