Department of Music

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Piano Performance Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Music

The Bachelor of Music is an intensive curriculum designed for students wishing to prepare for graduate study in music and for specific professional purposes. Degree majors include instrumental and choral music education (credential preparation), instrumental, vocal, and piano performance, composition, and jazz studies.


Junior Year Requirement
Before advancing to senior-level applied study, all Bachelor of Music majors with an emphasis in piano, instrumental, or vocal performance must present a public solo recital consisting of approximately thirty minutes of literature. A faculty hearing of the recital material must occur no later than one month before the recital is to be presented. Students must have completed all the prerequisites to the major before presenting the junior recital or be currently enrolled in all remaining prerequisites during the semester in which the recital is presented.

Senior Year Requirement
The Bachelor of Music degree is a four-year course of study culminating in the presentation of a solo recital or the completion of a faculty-approved project. Following the junior qualifying examination at the final 2000-level jury, the faculty will recommend whether the student should pursue the Recital Track or the Project Track. Students must inform the faculty no later than the final 3000-level jury which track they wish to pursue.

The Major (42-46 units) Piano Performance (25 units)
MUS 1611 Freshman Keyboard Major Repertoire, 2 units
MUS 1630 Basic Class Voice, 1 unit
MUS 2500 or 4500 Instrumental Chamber Ensemble, 1 unit or
MUS 2501 or 4501 Jazz Chamber Ensemble, 1 unit
MUS 2611 Sophomore Keyboard Major Repertoire, 2 units
MUS 3460 Harpsichord Literature, 2 units
MUS 3610 Junior-Level Keyboard, 2 units
MUS 3611 Junior Keyboard Major Repertoire, 2 units
MUS 3620 Accompanying, 2 units
MUS 4448 Keyboard Harmony, 1 unit
MUS 4450 Piano Pedagogy, 2 units
MUS 4451 Piano Literature, 2 units
MUS 4610 Advanced Keyboard, 2 units
MUS 4611 Senior Keyboard Major Repertoire, 2 units
Electives as approved by adviser, 2 units
Updated: 06/02/2010
California State University Stanislaus
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Turlock, California 95382

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