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Music: Piano Pedagogy - BM


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  • For more information about Piano Pedagogy, see the department website.
  • Following is a sample four-year plan. Please note that student-specific plans may differ.
  • Admitted students must meet with an advisor. Current students should also meet with an advisor and log-on to DegreeWorks  to check student-specific program progress.

 

Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits 120

 

Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA
Credits of C- or better 100 Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above) 40
Total USU Credits 30 Upper-division USU Credits 20
USU Credits within the Major 10 Credits in Minor (if required) 12
Credits in Major see below Credits in American Institutions 3
General Education Requirements   see link University Studies Depth Requirements   see link
NOTES:

All Music courses must be passed with a C- or better. Music requires 3.0 GPA in music classes and 2.75 GPA overall for admission as transfer student and for scholarship eligibility.

 

Admissions Requirements for this Program

New freshmen

Admitted to USU in Good Standing

 

MUST PASS ENTRANCE AUDITION ON PRIMARY INSTRUMENT

 

Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU

 

MUST PASS ENTRANCE AUDITION ON PRIMARY INSTRUMENT

2.75 GPA

First Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

MUSC 1105: Fundamentals for Music Majors (BCA)    3    Music Core Course
Breadth Creative Arts 
ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)    3    Communications Literacy (CL2)   
MUSC 1270 Keyboard Harmony for Piano Majors I   1   Music Core Course MUSC 1110: Music Theory I (BCA)    3   

Music Core Course
Breadth Creative Arts or Breadth Exploration

MUSC 1430: Piano Pedagogy I     3   

Emphasis Course

MUSC 1130: Aural Skills I    1    Music Core Course
MUSC 2180: Computer Applications in Music Proficiency Exam   ** 1    Music Core Course MUSC 1280 Keyboard Harmony for Piano Majors II     1   

Music Core Course
 

MUSC 1485: Individual Pre-Music Piano Instruction    1-2   Emphasis Course
Students will take 8 credits total to graduate
MUSC 1190: World Music    3   

Music Core Course
Students should register for 3 credits

ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)    3    Communications Literacy (CL1)    MUSC 1420: Pedagogy Practicum    3    Emphasis Course
9 credits minimum
Breadth Life Sciences (BLS)   or Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS)    General Education Breadth Course  MUSC 1440: Piano Pedagogy II    3    Emphasis Course
       MUSC 1485: Individual Pre-Music Piano Instruction   1-2  

Emphasis Course
Students will take 8 credits total to graduate

Total 15   Total 18  
Comments

*In order to ensure that music students are sufficiently prepared for the Music Theory sequence required in all music degrees (education, performance, and therapy), MUSC 1105: Fundamentals for Music Majors (BCA)  for Music Majors was established as a prerequisite for MUSC 1110: Music Theory I (BCA) .   All incoming music students will have an opportunity to try to test out of MUSC 1105 .  Because this test is administered in part through Canvas, all incoming pre-program music majors should register for MUSC 1105  regardless of whether they expect to remain in the class.  Those who do not pass the test must pass MUSC 1105  with a C- or better before taking MUSC 1110 .  As this course is considered remedial work, the 3 credits earned in MUSC 1105  do not count towards the 120 credits required for any music major.  Those students who pass the test will resume the Music Theory sequence with MUSC 1110  the following spring semester.  

**MUSC 2180 Computer Applications in Music Proficiency Exam  consists of a series of three proficiency exams that all music majors must complete prior to completion of four semesters of study.

 

Comments

Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

MUSC 1120: Music Theory II     3   Music Core Course MUSC 1420: Pedagogy Practicum    3   Emphasis Course
9 credits minimum
MUSC 1140: Aural Skills II    1   Music Core Course MUSC 2110: Music Theory III    3   Music Core Course
MUSC 1420: Pedagogy Practicum    3   Emphasis Course
9 credits minimum
MUSC 2130: Aural Skills III    1   Music Core Course
MUSC 2420: Piano Literature I     3   Emphasis Course
Offered every other year.  Check schedule for actual term offered
MUSC 2430: Piano Literature II    3  

Emphasis Course
Offered every other year.  Check schedule for actual term offered.

MUSC 3110: Music History I: Origins through Baroque    3  

Music Core Course

MUSC 3120: Music History II: Classical and Romantic Periods    3   Music Core Course
MUSC 2495: Individual Pre-Barrier Piano Instruction    1-2  

Emphasis Course
Students will take 8 credits total to graduate

MUSC 3450: Individual Piano Instruction for Music Majors    1-2  

Emphasis Course
Students will take 8 credits total to graduate

 
 
 
1-2  
 

Emphasis Course
Students should register for 1 credit

 
 
 
 

Emphasis Course
Students should register for 1 credit

   

 

Breadth Life Sciences (BLS)  or Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS)    3 General Education Breadth Course
Total 15   Total 18  
Comments

 

Comments

 

Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

MUSC 2440: Piano Literature III    3    Emphasis Course
Offered every other year.  Check schedule for actual term offered
MUSC 2450: Piano Literature IV    3   

Emphasis Course
Offered every other year.  Check schedule for actual term offered.

MUSC 3170 Special Topics in Music Theory  or other Music Theory Elective 3  

Music Core Course

Consult with music faculty advisor for details

*See note below

MUSC 3450: Individual Piano Instruction for Music Majors   1-2  

Emphasis Course
Students will take 8 credits total to graduate

MUSC 3190: Music History III: Music of the Twentieth Century (CI)    3  

Music Core Course
Depth Communication Intensive

MUSC 3410: Ensemble and Accompanying    1-2  

Emphasis Course
Students should register for 1 credit

MUSC 3450: Individual Piano Instruction for Music Majors   1-2  

Emphasis Course
Students will take 8 credits total to graduate

MUSC 3430: Keyboard Skills II    3   

Emphasis Course
Offered every other year

 
 
1-2  

Emphasis Course
Students should register for 1 credit

MUSC 4420: Advanced Piano Pedagogy II    1-2   

Emphasis Course
Students should register for 1 credit

MUSC 3420: Keyboard Skills I  

 
3    

Emphasis Course
Offered every other year

 
 
3

General Education Breadth Course

MUSC 4410: Advanced Piano Pedagogy I    1-2   

Emphasis Course
Students should register for 1 credit

 
 
3 General Education Breadth Course
     
 
3
Depth course
Total 15   Total 18  
Comments

*A Music Theory Elective course is offered every Fall and Spring semester.  Options include MUSC 3170 MUSC 4210 , and MUSC 4910 . The Music Theory Elective course may be taken any semester after completing MUSC 2110  with a C- or higher grade.  Music Students should plan which option they wish to take, and consult with the Music Department office which semester that option will be offered.

 

Comments

 

Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

MUSC 3450: Individual Piano Instruction for Music Majors    1-2  

Emphasis Course
Students will take 8 credits total to graduate

MUSC 3450: Individual Piano Instruction for Music Majors   1-2  

Emphasis Course
Students will take 8 credits total to graduate

MUSC 4210: Advanced Music Form and Analysis    3  

Emphasis Course

Consult with music faculty advisor for details

MUSC 4420: Advanced Piano Pedagogy II    1-2  

Emphasis Course
Students should register for 1 credit

MUSC 4410: Advanced Piano Pedagogy I    1-2  

Emphasis Course
Students should register for 1 credit

MUSC 4920: Individual Recital   1-2   Emphasis Course
Students should register for 1 credit
General Electives 2   Communications Intensive (CI)    3 Depth course
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3 General Education Breadth Course Depth Social Sciences (DSS)    3 Depth course
Quantitative Literacy (QL)    3-5

Math Placement   

Quantitative Intensive (QI)    3
 Depth course
Total 13   Total 12  
Comments

 

Comments

 

 

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