Student PianistBachelor of Music


This degree is designed for students committed to the achievement of excellence in the field of performance. Students pursue this program in one of the following performance areas: percussion, piano, string instruments, voice or wind instruments. This degree program also includes extensive study in music literature, pedagogical techniques, and theory. Students are assigned a staff accompanist at no extra fee.

Note: For students who have a strong interest in composition but are majoring in another area, the School of Music offers the Concentration in Composition. Completion of the Concentration will be noted on the student’s transcript. Course requirements (6 credits minimum): Composition (1.5 credits minimum): Introduction to Music Composition 111 (.5 credit) and Free Composition 307 (.5 credit per semester, can be repeated for credit). Fundamentals of Conducting 227 (.5 credit). Orchestration 309 (1 credit). Tonal Counterpoint 301 or Advanced Analysis 302 (1 credit). Electroacoustic Music 313 (1 credit). History of Musical Style VI: Post-World-War II to the Present 358 (1 credit).

A minimum of 35 course units of credit are required for completion of the Bachelor of Music degree. The basic requirements are further specified as follows:

Piano Performance
Vocal Performance
Instrumental Performance
Composition
Classical Guitar Performance
Additional B.M. Requirements

 

1) Major in Piano Performance:

                 35 Units

General Education (9 Units)
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School of Music (26 Units)

Course Units

Applied Major - Piano
        181, 183, 291, 293, 391, 393, 491, 493

7

Applied Minor
        100, 100

.5

Theory
        103, 104, 203, 204

4

Survey of Music History
        201, 202

1

Keyboard Harmony
        207, 208

1

Fundamentals of Conducting
        227

.5

Piano Pedagogy
        366, 367

2

Keyboard Literature
        360, 361

2

Upper Division Theory
        choose from 301, 302, 304, 309

1

Upper Division Music History
        choose from 353, 354, 355, 356, 357, 358

2

Ensembles (8 semesters)
        Accompanying, (031), or appropriate ensembles (at least 1 unit (4 semesters) must be Accompanying)

2

Music Electives

3

Music 15X: Experiencing the Live Performance of Concert Repertoire (7 semesters)

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2) Major in Voice:

               35 Units

General Education (9 Units)
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School of Music (26 Units)

Student Vocalist
Applied Major - Voice
        181, 183, 291, 293, 391. 393, 491, 493

7

Applied Minor
        100, 100, 100, 100

1

Vocal Diction and Lit.
        from 185, 186, 187, 188

1.5

Theory
        103, 104, 203, 204

4

Survey of Music History
        201, 202

1

Keyboard Basics (or proficiency)
        100A, 100B

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Functional Piano
        205, 206

1

Fundamentals of Conducting
        227

.5

Upper Division Theory
        choose from 301, 302, and 309

1

Upper Division Music History
        choose from 353, 354, 355, 356, 357, 358

2

Opera Theatre

.5

Ensembles (8 semesters)

2

Music Electives

4.5

Music 15X: Experiencing the Live Performance of Concert Repertoire (7 semesters)

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3) Major in Orchestral Instruments:

                35.5 Units

General Education (9 Units)
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School of Music (26.5 Units)

Cellists
Applied Major
        181, 183, 291, 293, 391. 393, 491, 493

7

Applied Minor
        100, 100, 100, 100

1

Theory
        103, 104, 203, 204

4

Survey of Music History
        201, 202

1

Keyboard Basics (or proficiency)
        100A, 100B

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Functional Piano
        205, 206

1

Conducting
        227, 328

1

Upper Division Theory
        choose from 301 or 302

1

Upper Division Music History
        choose from 353, 354, 355, 356, 357, 358

2

Orchestration 309

1

Chamber Music (2 semesters)

.5

Ensembles (8 semesters)

2

Music Electives

5

Music 15X: Experiencing the Live Performance of Concert Repertoire (7 semesters)

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4) Major in Composition:

This degree places strong emphasis on private composition study as well as on other areas of critical importance to composers: applied instrumental and vocal instruction, music history, theory, conducting, and music technology/computer music. This program is aimed at developing young composers' aesthetic sensitivities, practical skills and inner ears in ways that will make it possible for them to create music of significance and meaning.           

               35 Units

General Education (9 Units)
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School of Music (26 Units)

School of Music Computer Lab
Applied Concentration

3.5

Theory
        103, 104, 203, 204

4

Survey of Music History
        201, 202

1

Keyboard Basics (or proficiency)
        100A, 100B

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Functional Piano
        205, 206

1

Composition
        111, 112, 211, 212, 311, 312, 411, 412

6

Upper Division Music History
        358 plus one from 353, 354, 355, 356, 357

2

Tonal Counterpoint 301

1

Advanced Analysis 302

1

Orchestration 309

1

Electroacoustic Music 313

1

Conducting/Improvisation
        227 and 328, 329 or 209

1

Ensembles (8 semesters)

2

Music Electives

1.5

Music 15X: Experiencing the Live Performance of Concert Repertoire (7 semesters)

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5)  Major in Classical Guitar Performance:

The School of Music announces its new degree program in Classical Guitar Performance. This program, which will begin in the fall of 2013, is designed for students committed to the achievement of excellence in the field of performance, and also includes extensive studies in music literature, pedagogical techniques, and theory. Also, those students whose principal instrument is guitar and who wish to pursue the degree in composition can now audition on guitar. Instruction on classical guitar will also be available as a secondary instrument to students who are pursuing other degree programs; this would be particularly appealing to music education students.

For biographical information for Mark Anderson, Instructor of Classical Guitar, click here.           

               35.5 Units

General Education (9 Units)
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School of Music (26.5 Units)

 
Applied Major: Classical Guitar
        181, 183, 291, 293, 391. 393, 491, 493

7 units

Applied Minor
        100, 100, 100, 100

1

Theory
        103, 104, 203, 204

4

Survey of Music History
        201, 202

1

Keyboard Basics (or proficiency)
        100A, 100B

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Functional Piano
        205, 206

1

Fundamentals of Conducting
        227

.5

Fretboard Harmony
        210

.5

Guitar Pedagogy 323

1

Guitar History and Literature 341, 342

2

Upper Division Theory (choose from 301, 302, 309)

1

Upper Division Music History (choose from 353, 354, 355, 356, 357, 358)

2

Large Ensemble (2 semesters)

.5

Small Ensemble (8 semesters)

2



Other specific requirements:

All students pursuing the Bachelor of Music degree in Performance must present both junior and senior recitals of acceptable quality for completion of the applied music requirements for the respective levels.  Students pursuing the Bachelor of Music degree with a major in composition shall present a public recital of original work during the senior year.