The University of St. Thomas

Music

BM Music Performance

BM Music Performance

Music Performance (B.M.)

For undergraduate students pursuing a career in music performance or advanced degrees in music performance.

Degree Requirements

  • MUSC 001 Student Convocation Hour (0 cr.; 6 semesters)
  • MUSC 101 Piano Skills I (1 cr.)
  • MUSC 102 Piano Skills II (1 cr.)
  • MUSC 113 Music Theory I (4 cr.)
  • MUSC 114 Music Theory II (4 cr.)
  • MUSC 133 Music of the United States: Aural and Written Traditions (2 cr.)
  • MUSC 140 Music Media (2 cr.)
  • MUSC 201 Piano Skills III (2 cr.)
  • MUSC 202 Piano Skills IV (1 cr.) 
  • MUSC 213 Music Theory III (4 cr.) 
  • MUSC 214 Music Theory IV (4 cr.)
  • MUSC 231 Introduction to Conducting I (1 cr.) 
  • MUSC 232 Introduction to Conducting II (1 cr.)
  • MUSC 233 Music of the World: Aural and Written Traditions (4 cr.)
  • MUSC 340 Theory Elective: Topics (2 cr.; 2 semesters)
  • MUSC 411 History and Literature of Music I (4 cr.)
  • MUSC 412 History and Literature of Music II (4 cr.)
  • MUSC 420 Senior Research Paper (2 cr.)
  • MUSP 3xx Performance studies (8 semesters; (2 cr. each semester)
  • MUSR 270 Level I Recital (0 cr.)
  • MUSR 350 Level II Recital (0 cr.)
  • MUSR 450 Level III Recital (0 cr.)
  • MUSP 103 Skills for piano Proficiency (0 cr.) - Piano Majors Only
  • MUSR 200 Piano Proficiency (0 cr.)
  • MUSN 1xx Eight semesters of Ensemble participation (0 cr.)

Guidelines for choosing an ensemble

If principal instrument is:

  • Piano - at least two semesters in MUSN 171: at least two semesters in MUSN 172; at least two semesters in one of: MUSN 143. 160, 181, 185, 186, 190: two semesters may be in 161, 182, 183.
  • Voice - voice majors must participate in a minimum of eight semesters in MUSN 140, 142, 143, or 160.
  • Woodwind, Brass or Percussion - at least eight semesters in MUSN 185 or 186.
  • Orchestral String - at least eight semesters in MUSN 181.
  • Guitar - at least six semesters in MUSN 173; at least two semesters in MUSN 174.
  • Other Instruments - at least eight semesters chosen from: MUSN 143, 160, 171, 172, 185, 190.

Plus:

  • EDUC 308 Pedagogy and Literature for Music Performers I (2 cr.)
  • EDUC 309 Pedagogy and Literature for Music Performers II (2 cr.)

Allied Requirements:

  • PHYS 105 Musical Acoustics (4 cr.)