Bachelor of Music (B.M.) Major in Performance (Guitar Concentration)

Minimum required: 120 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. 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 Performance requires admission to the university and admission to the program.  Information about the program admissions can be found at:
  2. Piano Proficiency (Level IV)
  3. Theory Proficiency
  4. Upper Level Competency Review (ULCR)

Course Requirements 

Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
MU 10000MU 10000
MU 12102MU 12122
MU 12112MU 12132
MUSP 12602MUSP 12602
MUSE 31901MUSE 31901
MU 11501MUSP 11361
MUSP 11351ENG 13203
US 11001COMM 13103
ENG 13103 
Math Component3 
 16 14
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
MU 20000MU 20000
MU 22602MU 22622
MU 22612MU 22632
MUSP 22602MUSP 22602
MUSE 31901MUSE 31901
MU 21041MU 33153
MUSP 11371MU 33183
HIST 13103MUSP 11381
Select one of the following:3HIST 13203
 15 17
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
MU 30000MU 30000
MU 3207 or 32082MU 30500
MU 33163MU 33173
MUSE 31901Select one of the following:3
MUSP 32602 
MUSP 31601 
Life and Physical Sciences Component3 
POSI 23103 
 MUSE 31901
 MUSP 32602
 MUSP 31601
 Life and Physical Sciences Component3
 POSI 23203
 15 16
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
MU 4256B2MU 40500
Select one of the following:3MU 41851
 MU 4255B2
 Select one from the following:1
2 Hours advanced MU Electives2 
Select one from the following:1 
 MUSP 42602
 MUSP 41601
 PHIL 1305 or 13203
 English Literature3
Social and Behavioral Sciences3 
MUSP 42602 
MUSP 41601 
 14 13
Total Hours: 120