Bachelor of Music in Piano

Undergraduate Piano majors are expected to play at least twice in performance classes each semester. Semester juries, a recital in either the sophomore or junior year and a senior recital are required.

Bachelor of Music in Piano (124-125 semester hours)

Choirs and Conducting


CR109Chapel Choir (2 terms) 2 (1 per term)
CR209Schola Cantorum (2 terms) 2 (1 per term)
Symphonic Choir (4 terms) 4 (1 per term)
CR215Fundamentals of Conducting 3
Applied Music and Diction 20
 Piano Primary (8 terms) 16 (2 per term)

Voice Secondary (4 terms)

4 (1 per term)
Theory and Music History 33
TH141/142/241Musicianship I/II/III 4-4-4 12 (4 per term)
TH342Contemporary Trends 3
 Theory level I elective 3
 Theory level II elective 3
MH247/248Music Historiography I/II 6 (3 per term)
Music History Since 1900 3
 Music History elective 3
Professional Studies 18-19
PI297/298/397Fundamentals of Piano Pedagogy I/II/III
9 (3 per term)
PI435/436Piano Literature I/II
6 (3 per term)

Choose two of the following courses:

3 or 4
PI413Accompanying Class (2 credits)
PI512Chamber Music (2 credits)

Piano Ensemble (1 credit)

Arts and Sciences 30

English Composition

 Foreign Language I/II (2 courses) 6 (3 per term)
 Literature or Philosophy elective 3
 Social/Behavioral/Natural Science elective 3
 History elective 3
 Arts & Sciences electives (4 courses) 12
Free Electives 12

Free electives



  1. Attendance at weekly studio classes is required during all semesters of applied study.
  2. A half recital must be presented in the junior year. A full recital must be presented in the senior year. All recitals must receive prior departmental approval.
  3. If students are exempted from one or more semesters of foreign language study, they must replace the missing credits with other Arts & Sciences electives.

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