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

Minimum required: 120 semester credit hours

Admission Requirements

  1. All majors in the School of Music require admission to the university and admission to the program.  For audition guidelines and requirements, prospective undergraduate students should visit:
  2. Students wanting to enter the music program as a music major (B.A., B.M., B.S. degrees) must submit an online application and audition on their principal instrument or voice the semester before their desired entrance.
  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 general education core curriculum courses are listed in the degree plan below along with the statewide component code number. See the General Education Core Curriculum section of this catalog for the Texas State requirements and options in the core curriculum, including Honors courses.

  2. Piano Proficiency (Level IV)
  3. Theory Proficiency
  4. Upper Level Competency Review (ULCR)

Course Requirements

Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
MU 10000MU 10000
MU 11151MU 11161
MU 13153MU 13163
MUSP 12xx2MUSP 12xx2
Select one of the following:1Select one of the following:1
MUSE 31xx (Wind Band)
MUSE 31xx (Wind Band)
MU 11501MUSP 11361
MUSP 11351ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010)3
US 11001PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy & Culture Component Code 040)3
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010)3HIST 1310 (American History Component Code 060)3
Mathematics Component Code 0203 
 16 17
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
MU 20000MU 20000
MU 21151MU 21161
MU 23153MU 23163
MUSP 22xx2MUSP 22xx2
Select one of the following:1Select one of the following:1
MUSE 31xx (Wind Band)
MUSE 31xx (Wind Band)
MU 33183MUSE 31xx (secondary ensemble)1
MU 21041MUSP 11381
MUSP 11371HIST 1320 (American History Component Code 060)3
MUSE 31xx (secondary ensemble)1ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050)3
COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091)3 
 16 15
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
MU 30000MU 30000
MUSP 32xx2MUSP 32xx2
MUSE 31xx1MUSE 31xx1
MUSE 31xx (secondary ensemble)1MUSE 31xx (secondary ensemble)1
MU 33153MU 30500
MU 32072MU 33163
Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 0303Select one of the following:3
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3 
 Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 0303
 POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
 15 16
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
MU 33173MUSP 42xx2
MUSP 42xx2MUSE 31xx1
MUSE 31xx1MU 40500
Select one of the following:2MU 41851
 Select one of the following:2
2 hours of ADV MU, MUSE, or MUSP elective2 
Select one of the following:3Social & Behavioral Sciences Component Code 0803
 ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094)3
 13 12
Total Hours: 120