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Music with Emphasis in Organ Performance (BM)

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2010 - Spring 2011 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.


Degree: BM

Unit: Music

Program Courses

Type Hours
University-wide General Education requirements1,2 34
Music Theory 141-242 (four 4-hour courses) 16
Music Literature 361 (four 3-hour courses) 12
Principal Ensemble (eight 1-hour courses) 8
(Solely dependent on the ensemble audition)   
Recital Attendance 097 (six semesters of “S”) 0
Conducting I 359 2
Analysis 347 2
Applied Lessons (two 4-hour courses) 8
Introduction to Music Study 100 1
Piano Proficiency 297 0
Total 83

Plan Courses

Major Area
Type Hours
Applied Lessons (six additional 4-hour courses) 24
Service Playing (two 2-hour courses) 4
Organ Literature (two 2-hour courses) 4
Organ Pedagogy 571
Senior Recital3 0
Total 34
Supportive Area
Type Hours
Analysis 348 2
Advanced Theory 4
   Two 2-hour courses chosen from:
      Composition 143-144
      Ensemble Scoring I & II 345-346
      Chromatic Harmony and Analysis/Post-Tonal Theory & Analysis 547-548
      Counterpoint 549-550
Secondary Piano (three 1-hour courses) 3
Conducting II 360 2
Music Electives 4
General Electives 4
Total 19


Type Hours
Minimum Total 136

Upper Division Evaluation

All students enrolled in a music degree program will be reviewed at the approximate midpoint of the selected program in order for students to achieve Upper Division status. Students must meet the standards of this review to register for 400-level courses in music. Both the elements and standards of the review are established by the faculty and include credit for MUS 242 Theory IV; MUS 361-01 and 361-02 Music Literature; 4 semesters of Applied Instrument at the course numbers required for the degree; MUS 359 Conducting (all BM programs; not required for BA programs); Piano Proficiency Examination; MUS 097 Recital Attendance, with “S” for 4 semesters; Ensemble Participation; cumulative 2.5 GPA (good standing); minimum of 48 credit hours completed; pass English 101 or 105 and 3 additional Gen Ed courses.

Additional specific elements and standards appropriate to specific degree programs in jazz studies, music composition, music education, music history, instrumental and vocal performance, pedagogy, music theory, and music therapy are required of students in order to achieve Upper Division status and to continue in the degree program. Specific degree requirements are determined by the division and area faculties and are outlined in the Music Student Handbook and the various Division handbooks.

1 Students are required to take PAS 214 African American Music (Arts and Humanities content: Cultural Diversity competency) and ANTH 205 Music in World Cultures (Social and Behavoral Science content: Cultural Diversity competency).

2 MUH courses may not be taken to fulfill any General Education requirement.

3 Senior recital for all performance degrees is a public recital.

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