Bachelor of Music (B.M.) Major in Performance (Keyboard 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:  http://www.music.txstate.edu/prospectivestudents/BecomingaMusicMajor.html
  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
  3. Theory Proficiency
  4. Upper Level Competency Review (ULCR)
  5. For transfer students, 31 semester credit hours in Music (or equivalents) may be transferred from a Texas public institution of higher education for the Music Field of Study and be applied to the Bachelor of Music degree with a major in Performance at Texas State University. More information about the Field of Study is available in the Academic Policies section of this catalog. Transfer students may not reach the 36 advanced hours required in the degree without taking additional coursework. See your academic advisor for details. The transferable Texas Common Course Number (TCCN) is listed below the Texas State University course number in the following course list.

    MU 1315Music Theory I3
    TCCN: MUSI 1311
    MU 1316Music Theory II3
    TCCN: MUSI 1312
    MU 2315Music Theory III3
    TCCN: MUSI 2311
    MU 2316Music Theory IV3
    TCCN: MUSI 2312
    MU 1115Aural Skills I1
    TCCN: MUSI 1116
    MU 1116Aural Skills II1
    TCCN: MUSI 1117
    MU 2115Aural Skills III1
    TCCN: MUSI 2116
    MU 2116Aural Skills IV1
    TCCN: MUSI 2117
    MU 2303Survey of Music Literature3
    TCCN: MUSI 1307
    4 semester credit hours of Ensembles from the following: MUSE 3124, MUSE 3125, MUSE 3140, MUSE 3141 and MUSE 31704
    TCCN: 4 hours from MUEN 11XX and 21XX
    8 semester credit hours of Applied Study from the following: MUSP 1230 and MUSP 22308
    TCCN: 8 hours from MUAP 11XX, 12XX, 21XX and 22XX
    Total Hours31

Course Requirements

Freshman
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
MU 10000MU 10000
MU 11501MU 11161
MU 11151MU 13163
MU 13153Select 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 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091)3
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010)3ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010)3
Mathematics Component Code 0203 
US 11001 
 16 14
Sophomore
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
MU 20000MU 20000
MU 21041MU 21161
MU 21151MU 23163
MUSE 31701MUSE 31701
MU 23153Select one of the following:1
Select one from the following:1 
  
  
  
  
  
 MUSP 22302
MUSP 22302HIST 1320 (American History Component Code 060)3
HIST 1310 (American History Component Code 060)3ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050)3
ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094)3 
 15 14
Junior
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
MU 30000MU 30000
MU 3207 or 32082MU 30500
MU 33153MU 33163
Select one of the following:2Select one of the following:3
  
MUSE 31701 
MUSP 3230
MUSP 3130
3 
Life & Physical Science Component Code 0303 
POSI 23103MUSE 31701
 MUSP 3230
MUSP 3130
3
 Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 0303
 POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
 17 16
Senior
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
MU 33173MU 33183
Select one of the following:2MU 40500
 MU 41851
Select one of the following:3MU 42632
 MUSE 31701
 MUSP 42302
 MUSP 41301
 PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy & Culture Component Code 040)3
MUSE 31701 
MUSP 42302 
MUSP 41301 
Social & Behavioral Sciences Component Code 0803 
 15 13
Total Hours: 120