Bachelor of Music (B.M.) Major in Music Studies (Choral Concentration with Teacher Certification in Music, Grades EC-12)

Minimum required: 129 semester hours

Admission Requirements

  1. Students wanting to enter the music program as a music major (B.A., B.M., B.S.) must submit an online application and audition on their principal instrument or voice the semester before their desired entrance. For audition guidelines and requirements, prospective undergraduate students should visit:
  2. All students pursuing teacher certification must apply and be accepted to the Office of Educator Preparation once all course requirements and successful completion of the School of Music's Upper Level Competency Review have been met in order to officially complete the Bachelor of Music major in Music Studies degree program.
  3. Admission to the School of Music is contingent upon admission to Texas State, successful completion of the audition process, and available space in each studio. Moreover, a successful audition does not automatically ensure acceptance to the School of Music. Transfer students' transcripts will be evaluated by an academic advisor prior to an acceptance decision to ensure that acceptance and successful degree plan completion are possible here at Texas State.  Prospective music majors will not be permitted to enroll in applied music and other music major classes until they have been accepted based on their audition and met with an academic advisor. Auditions are held periodically throughout the year for enrollment the following academic year. Those prospective music students unable to audition in person due to geographic distance from campus may submit an audio or video recording representative of their performing abilities that meet the audition guidelines for their instrument or voice. The deadline to submit a recorded audition is March 1 (for Fall admission) or November 1 (for Spring admission). Audition requirements are available on the School of Music website.

General Requirements

  1. The Bachelor of Music (B.M.) degree with a major in Music Studies requires admission to the university and admission to the program.  Information about the program admissions can be found at:
  2. All students pursuing teacher certification must apply and be accepted to the Office of Educator Preparation.
  3. Piano Proficiency (Level IV)
  4. Theory Proficiency
  5. Upper Level Competency Review (ULCR)

 Course Requirements

Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
MU 10000MU 10000
MU 12102MU 12122
MU 12112MU 12132
MUSP 12202MUSP 12202
MUSE 3124 or 31251Select one from the following:1
MU 11501 
MUSP 11351 
US 1100 (music education section)1 
ENG 13103 
POSI 23103MUSP 11361
Math Component3MU 21231
 ENG 13203
 POSI 23203
 PHIL 1305 or 13203
 19 18
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
MU 20000MU 20000
MU 22602MU 22622
MU 22612MU 22632
MUSP 22202MUSP 22202
MUSE 3140 or 31411MUSE 3140 or 31411
MUSP 31951MU 33183
MUSP 11371MUSP 11381
MU 21411MU 21421
HIST 13103MU 33153
COMM 13103HIST 13203
Select one of the following:3 
 19 18
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
MU 30000MU 30000
MUSP 32202MUSP 32202
MUSE 3140 or 31411MUSE 3140 or 31411
MU 33163MU 33173
MU 32082MU 32272
MU 33403MU 32422
MU 32542MU 3269 or 4257 (Fall only)0-2
MU 4257 or 3269 (Spring only)0-2Life and Physical Sciences3
Life and Physical Sciences3Social and Behavioral Sciences3
 18 16
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
MUSP 42202EDST 43803
MUSE 3140 or 31411EDST 43813
MU 40500 
CI 43433 
CI 43703 
RDG 33233 
English Literature3 
 15 6
Total Hours: 129