Curriculum Guides

2013-2014

Music - School of (7500)

B.Mus. - Bachelor of Music

Major: Music Performance: Piano Accom (C50107BM)

Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences

Learning Outcomes
Students will meet several basic competencies. View these competencies.

Year 1

Fall
3300:111 English Composition I3
7500:157 Student Recital0
7520:125 Piano2
7510:114 Keyboard Ensemble1
7500:121 Theory & Musicianship I4
7500:154 Music Literature I2
Mathematics:Any3
Min Credit Total 15
Spring
3300:112 English Composition II3
7500:157 Student Recital0
7520:125 Piano2
7510:114 Keyboard Ensemble1
7500:122 Theory & Musicianship II4
7500:155 Music Literature II2
Oral Communication:Any3
Physical Education/Wellness:Any1
Min Credit Total 16
Summer
Min Credit Total 0

Year 2

Fall
7510:114 Keyboard Ensemble1
7500:221 Theory & Musicianship III4
7500:261 Keyboard Harmony I2
7500:351 Music History I3
7500:157 Student Recital0
7520:225 Piano2
Natural Science:Any Set4
Social Science:Any Set3
Min Credit Total 19
Spring
7510:114 Keyboard Ensemble1
7500:222 Theory & Musicianship IV4
7500:262 Keyboard Harmony II2
7500:352 Music History II3
7500:157 Student Recital0
7520:225 Piano2
Natural Science:Any OTHER Set3
Min Credit Total 15
Summer
Min Credit Total 0

Year 3

Fall
7500:366 Song Literature I2
3530:101 Beginning German I4
3400:210 Humanities in Western Trad I4
7500:157 Student Recital0
7520:325 Piano2
7510:114 Keyboard Ensemble1
7500:371 Analytical Techniques2
Min Credit Total 15
Spring
7500:157 Student Recital0
7520:325 Piano2
7510:114 Keyboard Ensemble1
7520:24 Voice2
3520:101 Beginning French I4
Humanities:Set 2/3/43
Natural Science:Concepts in Geology1
Area Studies & Cultural Diversity:Any2
Min Credit Total 15
Summer
Min Credit Total 0

Year 4

Fall
7500:157 Student Recital0
7520:425 Piano2
7510:114 Keyboard Ensemble1
7500:325 Research in Music2
7500:453 Music Software Survey/Use2
3550:101 Beginning Italian I4
Elective:Any3
Area Studies & Cultural Diversity:Any2
Min Credit Total 16
Spring
7520:425 Piano2
7510:114 Keyboard Ensemble1
7500:451 Introduction to Musicology2
7500:361 Conducting2
7500:497 Indp Study: Music1
7500:457 Senior Recital0
7500:157 Student Recital0
Elective:Any2
Social Science:Any OTHER Set3
Min Credit Total 13
Summer
Min Credit Total 0
Degree Distribution Requirements
This curriculum guide is a recommended plan of study. Students with questions about degree requirements should contact an academic advisor.
Check with an adviser, certain courses are only offered even or odd years.
7520:125, 225, 325 and 425 must be taken for the maximum 4 credits each time. Guide shows minimum course credits.
3400:221 Humanities in the World Since 1300 may be substituted for 3400:210 Humanities in the Western Tradition.
It is recommended that students consider taking General Education courses during some summer sessions to reduce credit load during the regular academic year.
A student meeting the following criteria is eligible for direct admission to his/her music degree program in the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences: high-school core classes completed; 3.0 high-school GPA; minimum combined ACT score of 20, or combined SAT score of 800; placement in Theory I and audition at 100 level of applied instrument; award of music scholarship.
Three hours of Music History credits applied to Humanities requirement.
Completion of the 400 level Applied Piano is required prior to graduation.
3550:101 Beginning Italian I may be substituted for 3530:101 Beginning German I.
All music students must earn a C- or higher in all music courses in order for them to count toward the degree before he/she can graduate from any music program. Music education majors must earn a C or higher in each music course in order for those courses to count toward the degree before he/she can graduate from that program.
Music Education majors must also have a 2.5 overall GPA and pass a practical skills jury given through the School of Music at the end of the sophomore year (and/or upon completion of theory, music literature and keyboard core requirements) in order to continue with upper level music and College of Education classes.
Class Piano I, Class Piano II and Intro to Theory are not counted toward the degree program total. These classes are required or excused per entrance placement.
Reading knowledge of French, German and Italian is required and may be fulfilled with Diction I and II (7500:265/266).
The following credit hour requirements apply to this degree: 130 minimum total credits; 32 credits in residence; the final 32 credits must be taken from The University of Akron.

Guide Updated: 08-27-2013