Bachelor of Music (B.M.) Major in Performance (Instrumental 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 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 13203
US 11001PHIL 1305 or 13203
ENG 13103HIST 13103
Math Component3 
 16 17
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
MU 20000MU 20000
MU 22602MU 22622
MU 22612MU 22632
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 13203
MUSE 31xx (secondary ensemble)1Select one of the following:3
COMM 13103 
 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 and Physical Sciences Component3Select one of the following:3
POSI 23103 
 Life and Physical Sciences Component3
 POSI 23203
 15 16
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
MU 33173MUSP 42xx2
MUSP 42xx2MUSE 31xx1
MUSE 31xx1MU 40500
Any MU 4255 course2MU 41851
Any MU 4256 course22 hours ADV MU, MUSE or MUSP elective2
Select one of the following:3Social and Behavioral Sciences Component3
 English Literature3
 13 12
Total Hours: 120