Bachelor of Music (B.M.) Major in Performance (Keyboard 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. This degree program requires admission to the university and admission to the program.  Information about the program admissions can be found at:
  2. Piano Proficiency
  3. Theory Proficiency
  4. Upper Level Competency Review (ULCR)

Course Requirements

Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
MU 10000MU 10000
MU 11501MU 12122
MU 12102MU 12132
MU 12112Select one from the following:1
Select one from the following:1 
 Select one from the following:1
Select one from the following:1 
 MUSP 12302
MUSP 12302COMM 13103
ENG 13103ENG 13203
Mathematics Component3 
US 11001 
 16 14
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
MU 20000MU 20000
MU 21041MU 22622
MU 22602MU 22632
MU 22612MU 23033
MUSE 31701MUSE 31701
Select one from the following:1Select one of the following:1
MUSP 22302MUSP 22302
HIST 13103HIST 13203
Select one of the following:3 
 15 14
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
MU 30000MU 30000
MU 3207 or 32082MU 30500
MU 33153MU 33163
MU 4256C2Select one of the following:3
MUSE 31701 
MUSP 3230
MUSP 3130
Life and Physical Sciences3 
POSI 23103 
 MUSE 31701
 MUSP 3230
MUSP 3130
 Life and Physical Sciences3
 POSI 23203
 17 16
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
MU 4256C2MU 33183
Select one of the following:3MU 40500
 MU 41851
 MU 4255C2
 MUSE 31701
 MUSP 42302
MUSE 31701MUSP 41301
MUSP 42302PHIL 1305 or 13203
MUSP 41301 
English Literature3 
Social and Behavioral Sciences3 
 15 13
Total Hours: 120