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


CR109 Chapel Choir (2 terms) 2 (1 per term)
CR209 Schola Cantorum (2 terms) 2 (1 per term)
CR509  Symphonic Choir (4 terms) 4 (1 per term)
CR215 Fundamentals 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
TH141/142/241 Musicianship I/II/III 4-4-4 12 (4 per term)
TH342 Contemporary Trends 3
  Theory level I elective 3
  Theory level II elective 3
MH247/248 Music Historiography I/II 6 (3 per term)
MH345 Music History Since 1900 3
  Music History elective 3
Professional Studies 18-19
PI297/298/397 Fundamentals of Piano Pedagogy I/II/III 9 (3 per term)
PI435/436 Piano Literature I/II 6 (3 per term)

Choose two of the following courses:

3 or 4
PI413 Accompanying Class (2 credits)  
PI512 Chamber 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.