B.M. Music

 
Core Curriculum Courses
See the Core Curriculum Requirements42
Core Curriculum for All Music Majors
Music requirements
MUS 100Ensemble6
or MUS 300 Jazz Ensemble I
or MUS 300P Percussion Ensemble I
or MUS 300S Chambers Singers
or MUS 300W Wind Ensemble
MUS 115Theory I3
MUS 117Ear Training I1
MUS 125Theory II3
MUS 127Ear Training II1
MUS 152Principal Applied8
MUS 215Theory III3
MUS 217Ear Training III1
MUS 225Theory IV3
MUS 227Ear Training IV1
MUS 313Fundamentals of Conductng2
MUS 316Analysis of Music Form2
MUS 323GLB/Music History I3
MUS 324GLB/Music History II3
MUS 352Principal Applied3
MUS 236Class Piano1
or
Minor Applied (applied keyboard)
Emphasis Area Required
41 semester hours required41
Total Hours127

Additional Requirements for All Music Majors

All incoming students must audition for acceptance as a music major (BS or BM). Music majors are expected to complete Freshmen Success Seminar ( Course COH 111 Critical ThinkingNot Found ). In addition, each music major must (1) enroll for a major ensemble each semester until all music degree requirements are met; (2) pass six semesters of recital attendance (MUS 100R Recital); (3) meet the keyboard competency requirement; (4) pass the barrier examination in applied music study, and (5) present one or more public recital(s).

Keyboard Competency Requirement

Requirements for keyboard skills vary according to the major. Instrumental majors may demonstrate keyboard competency through proficiency examination or by completion of MUS 236 Class Piano. Vocalists must pass two proficiency exams: the first to move from MUS 151 Minor Applied to MUS 351 Minor Applied Music, and the second to complete study at the upper division level (MUS 351 Minor Applied Music). All students must demonstrate keyboard competency before conferral of their degrees.

Applied Barrier Exam Requirement

A barrier exam is required of all music majors to achieve advanced standing on their principal applied instrument before registering for upper division applied study. The examination is administered at the end of the fourth semester of study, but may be taken earlier upon the recommendation of the applied teacher. (Regardless, all students must complete the required total number of semester hours in applied music as specified on the various degree plans.) Students who do not satisfactorily pass the initial exam have, at the discretion of the principal applied professor, one additional long semester to complete the exam requirement. Students who do not satisfactorily pass the second attempt at the barrier exam will be dismissed from the A&M-Commerce music program. Upper division applied credit (MUS 352 Principal Applied) must be completed at A&M-Commerce to be counted toward a music degree.

Recital Performance Requirement

After enrollment in upper division applied study, students must present one or more public recitals. Performance majors must present a junior half (30 min.) recital and a senior full (60 min.) recital; education majors must present a half recital (30 min.) during their junior or senior year. The applied faculty must approve the scope of the recital.

Emphasis in Instrumental

Required courses in the major beyond the Music Cor
MUS 100Ensemble8
or MUS 300 Jazz Ensemble I
or MUS 300W Wind Ensemble
MUS 100HChamber Music3
MUS 151Minor Applied3
MUS 152Principal Applied4
MUS 310Music Technology3
MUS 318Counterpoint2
MUS 352Principal Applied9
MUS 416Orchestration I2
MUS 441Entrepreneurship in Music2
Electives5
Total Hours41

Emphasis in Piano Performance

Required courses in the major beyond the Music Core
MUS 132Jazz Piano1
MUS 138Piano Technique I1
MUS 151Minor Applied4
MUS 318Counterpoint2
MUS 326Piano Literature6
MUS 331Piano Pedagogy I3
MUS 332Piano Pedagogy II3
MUS 335Accompanying1
MUS 338Piano Technique II1
MUS 351Minor Applied Music2
MUS 352Principal Applied12
MUS 416Orchestration I2
MUS 441Entrepreneurship in Music2
Electives2
Total Hours42

Emphasis in Voice

Required courses in the major beyond the Music Core
MUS 100Ensemble8
or MUS 300S Chambers Singers
FRE 131Elementary French I3
FRE 132Elementary French II3
MUS 141Diction I2
MUS 142Diction II2
MUS 236Class Piano1
MUS 306Vocal Song Literature3
MUS 318Counterpoint2
MUS 351Minor Applied Music1
MUS 352Principal Applied12
MUS 403Voice Production2
MUS 441Entrepreneurship in Music2
Total Hours41

Emphasis in Piano Pedagogy

Required courses in the major beyond the Music Core
MUS 151Minor Applied2
MUS 318Counterpoint2
MUS 326Piano Literature6
MUS 331Piano Pedagogy I3
MUS 332Piano Pedagogy II3
MUS 351Minor Applied Music2
MUS 352Principal Applied12
MUS 416Orchestration I2
MUS 437Internship in Piano Pedagogy6
Electives3
Total Hours41