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:  http://www.music.txstate.edu/prospectivestudents/BecomingaMusicMajor.html
  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: http://mycatalog.txstate.edu/undergraduate/fine-arts-communication/music/#admissionstext
  2. Piano Proficiency
  3. Theory Proficiency
  4. Upper Level Competency Review (ULCR)

Course Requirements

Freshman
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
Sophomore
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
MU 20000MU 20000
MU 21041MU 22622
MU 22602MU 22632
MU 22612MUSE 31701
MUSE 31701Select one of the following:1
Select one from the following:1 
  
  
  
  
  
 MUSP 22302
MUSP 22302HIST 13203
HIST 13103Select one of the following:3
English Literature3 
  
  
  
 15 14
Junior
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
3 
Life and Physical Sciences Component3 
POSI 23103 
 MUSE 31701
 MUSP 3230
MUSP 3130
3
 Life and Physical Sciences Component3
 POSI 23203
 17 16
Senior
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
MU 33173MU 33183
MU 4256C2MU 40500
Select one of the following:3MU 41851
 MU 4255C2
 MUSE 31701
 MUSP 42302
 MUSP 41301
MUSE 31701PHIL 1305 or 13203
MUSP 42302 
MUSP 41301 
Social and Behavioral Sciences Component3 
 15 13
Total Hours: 120