Sample Degree Plan | Music Performance: Instrumental

First Year: Semester I
Course Title Credits
MUS 101 Theory of Music 3
MUS 140 Recital Attendance Requirement 0
MUS 144 Applied Music 3
MUS 151 Sightsinging and Dictation 1
-- Music Ensemble 1
ENG 1111 Composition and Rhetoric 3
-- Elective1 3
-- Elective1 3
MUS 160 Functional Piano (1)
-- Total 17
First Year: Semester II
Course Title Credits
MUS 102 Theory of Music 3
MUS 140 Recital Attendance Requirement 0
MUS 144 Applied Music 3
MUS 152 Sightsinging and Dictation 1
MUS 1851 The Diverse Worlds of Music 3
-- Music Ensemble 1
-- Elective1 3
-- Elective1 3
MUS 161 Functional Piano (1)
-- Total 17
Second Year: Semester I
Course Title Credits
MUS 201 Theory of Music 3
MUS 140 Recital Attendance Requirement 0
MUS 244 Applied Music 3
MUS 251 Sightsinging and Dictation 1
-- Music Ensemble 1
-- Elective1 3
-- Elective1 3
MUS 260 Functional Piano (1)
-- Total 14
Second Year: Semester II
Course Title Credits
MUS 202 Theory of Music 3
MUS 140 Recital Attendance Requirement 0
MUS 244 Applied Music 3
-- Music Ensemble 1
MUS 2211 Music Technologies 3
MUS 252 Sightsinging and Dictation 1
-- Elective1 3
-- Free Elective 3
MUS 261 Functional Piano (1)
-- Total 17
Third Year: Semester I
Course Title Credits
MUS 301


MUS 451
Counterpoint
(even-numbered Fall semesters)
-OR-
Sightsinging and Dictation
(odd-numbered Fall semesters)
3


1
MUS 2111 History of Western Music 3
MUS 140 Recital Attendance Requirement 0
MUS 344 Applied Music 3
MUS 352 Conducting I 2
-- Music Ensemble 1
-- Free Electives 3
MP2 Thematic Sequence Elective 3
-- Total 16-18
Third Year: Semester II
Course Title Credits
MUS 302


MUS 452
Analysis
(odd-numbered Spring semesters)
-OR-
Sightsinging and Dictation
(even-numbered Spring semesters)
3


1
MUS 212 History of Western Music 3
MUS 140 Recital Attendance Requirement 0
MUS 344 Applied Music 3
-- Music Ensemble 1
-- Free Electives 3
MP2 Thematic Sequence Elective 3
-- Junior Half Recital
(no registration)
-- Total 14-16
Fourth Year: Semester I
Course Title Credits
MUS 301


MUS 451
Counterpoint
(even-numbered Fall semesters)
-OR-
Sightsinging and Dictation
(odd-numbered Fall semesters)
3


1
MUS 140 Recital Attendance Requirement 0
MUS 444 Applied Music 3
-- Music Ensemble 1
-- Free Electives 3
MP2 Thematic Sequence Elective 3
-- Total 11-13
Fourth Year: Semester II
Course Title Credits
MUS 302


MUS 452
Analysis
(odd-numbered Spring semesters)
-OR-
Sightsinging and Dictation
(even-numbered Spring semesters)
3


1
MUS 444 Applied Music 3
MUS 494 Senior Recital 0
-- Music Ensemble 1
-- Free Electives 9
-- Total 14-16
-- Total Hours: 124

Additional hours may be required by thematic sequence prerequisites.

Functional Piano is listed for advising only. Requirement may be fulfilled by proficiency examination.


1Global Miami Plan Foundation Course/Advanced Writing Course/Intercultural Perspectives Requirement
2Miami Plan Thematic Sequence Course
3Miami Plan Capstone Course

Large ensemble requirement: Enroll in a large instrumental ensemble, in one’s primary performance medium, each semester. Large instrumental ensembles are Marching Band (100.E), Symphony Band (MUS 100.F), University Orchestra (100.C), and Wind Ensemble (MUS 100.G). Entrance to each group is by audition. Piano majors may fulfill the ensemble requirement through participation in a large instrumental ensemble, a large vocal ensemble, accompanying (MUS 110/120), or chamber music as a pianist. (MUS 110/120 fulfills either accompanying requirement or large ensemble requirement in a single semester, but not both). Guitar majors may fulfill the ensemble requirement through enrollment in a vocal ensemble, an instrumental ensemble, or chamber music as a guitarist.

Seven semesters of recital attendance (MUS 140).

One semester of chamber music experience (MUS 139).

Functional piano requirement: Completion of MUS 261 or proficiency examination.

Performance requirement: Half recital, junior year (no registration); full recital, senior year (register for MUS 494).

Additional Degree Requirements Depending Upon Major Instrument

Piano Majors

MUS 110,120, or 100.I/J, Accompanying or Chamber Music (1,1).

MUS 457-458, Piano Literature (3, 3)

MUS 457 offered even-numbered Fall semesters

MUS 458 offered odd-numbered Spring semesters

MUS 430, Piano Pedagogy (2) (offered even-numbered Spring semesters)

All String Majors

MUS 433, String Pedagogy (1) (offered even-numbered Spring semesters)

MUS 100.I, Chamber Music (1, 1)

Percussion Majors

MUS 100.M, Percussion Ensemble (1, 1)

Guitar Majors

MUS 454 Guitar Repertory and Pedagogy (2)

It is the responsibility of the student to check to see that all university requirements have been fulfilled – please refer to the General Bulletin.