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2013-2014

Music - School of (7500)

B.Mus. - Bachelor of Music

Major: Music - Piano Performance (C50100BM)

Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences

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

Year 1

Fall
7520:125 Piano2
7510:114 Keyboard Ensemble1
7500:121 Theory & Musicianship I4
7500:154 Music Literature I2
7520:125 Piano2
3300:111 English Composition I3
7500:157 Student Recital0
Mathematics:Any3
Min Credit Total 17
Spring
7520:125 Piano2
7510:114 Keyboard Ensemble1
7500:122 Theory & Musicianship II4
7500:155 Music Literature II2
3300:112 English Composition II3
7500:157 Student Recital0
7520:125 Piano2
Oral Communication:Any3
Physical Education/Wellness:Any1
Min Credit Total 18
Summer
Min Credit Total 0

Year 2

Fall
7500:261 Keyboard Harmony I2
7500:351 Music History I3
7500:157 Student Recital0
7520:225 Piano2
7510:114 Keyboard Ensemble1
7500:221 Theory & Musicianship III4
7520:225 Piano2
Natural Science:Any Set4
Min Credit Total 18
Spring
7500:157 Student Recital0
7520:225 Piano2
7510:114 Keyboard Ensemble1
7500:222 Theory & Musicianship IV4
7500:262 Keyboard Harmony II2
7500:352 Music History II3
7520:225 Piano2
Natural Science:Any OTHER Set3
Min Credit Total 17
Summer
Min Credit Total 0

Year 3

Fall
7500:157 Student Recital0
7520:325 Piano2
7510:114 Keyboard Ensemble1
7500:371 Analytical Techniques2
7500:271 Piano Pedagogy & Literature I2
7500:497 Indp Study: Music1
3400:210 Humanities in Western Trad I4
7520:325 Piano2
Min Credit Total 14
Spring
7500:157 Student Recital0
7520:325 Piano2
7510:114 Keyboard Ensemble1
7500:272 Piano Pedagogy & Literature II2
7520:325 Piano2
Elective:Any 75xx2
Humanities:Set 2/3/ or 43
Area Studies & Cultural Diversity:Any2
Min Credit Total 14
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
7520:425 Piano2
Elective:Any 75xx2
Natural Science:Concepts in Geology (Any)1
Social Science:Any Set3
Min Credit Total 15
Spring
7500:157 Student Recital0
7520:425 Piano2
7510:114 Keyboard Ensemble1
7500:451 Introduction to Musicology2
7500:361 Conducting2
7500:457 Senior Recital0
7520:425 Piano2
Social Science:Any OTHER Set3
Area Studies & Cultural Diversity:Any2
Humanities:Any OTHER Set3
Min Credit Total 17
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.
3400:221 Humanities in the World Since 1300 may be substituted for 3400:210 Humanities in the Western Tradition.
Piano Pedagogy and Literature I and II are only offered in even years.
It is recommended that students consider taking General Education courses during some summer sessions to reduce credit load during the regular academic year.
Three hours of Music History credits applied to humanities requirement.
Completion of the 400 level Applied Piano course is required prior to graduation.
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.
Class Piano I, Class Piano II, and Intro to Theory are not counted in the degree total. These classes are required or excused based on placement.
The following credit hour requirements apply to this degree: 129 minimum total credits; 32 credits in residence; the final 32 credits must be taken from The University of Akron.

Guide Updated: 04-30-2013