B.M. in Performance – Piano

Bachelor of Music: Piano Performance Concentration

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Music Core (28 credits) 
MUSC 1410 - Theory I (2) 

MUSC 1420 - Theory II (2) 
MUSC 2410 - Theory III (2) 
MUSC 2420 - Theory IV (2) 
MUSC 1411 - Aural Skills I (1) 
MUSC 1421 - Aural Skills II (1) 
MUSC 2411 - Aural Skills III (1) 
MUSC 2421 - Aural Skills IV (1) 
MUSC 2540 - Music History I (3) (OC) 
MUSC 2550 - Music History II (3) 
MUSC 3540 - Music History III (3) (WI) 
MUSC 3550 - Music History IV (3) (WI) 
MUSC 3570 - Intro to Conducting (2) 
MUSC 4600 - Orchestration & Arranging (2) (T)

Piano Performance Concentration (51 credits) 
MUSC 3420 - Counterpoint (3) 
MUSC 3739 - Piano Literature I (1) 
MUSC 3740 - Piano Literature II (1) 
MUSC 3741 - Piano Literature III (1) 
MUSC 4510 - Music in Elementary School (3) 
MUSC 4617 - Teaching beginning Piano (3) 
MUSC 4627 - Teaching Intermediate Piano (3) 
MUSC 4637 - Piano Pedagogy Practicum (1) 
Applied Piano (minimum 16 credit hours) 
Major Ensemble (minimum 8 semesters) 
Free Electives (11) (May not include ensembles)

Performance Requirement:    All music majors, regardless of concentration, must perform a 30-minute half recital.  Music performance majors must also perform an hour-long full recital.  

Sight Reading Proficiency:   Music majors must successfully pass two sight-reading proficiency examinations.  This is taken as part of the end of semester jury examination for advancement from one level to another.  

Piano Proficiency:   All music majors are required to meet minimum proficiency levels on piano.  Beginning with the first semester of residence, music majors must enroll for piano study either through group keyboard classes for through private lessons and continue every semester until the piano proficiency examination is passed. 

Recital Attendance:   All music majors are required to attend a minimum number of recitals in designated performance areas. CLICK HERE for a complete list of requirements.

Ensemble:   Performing experience in ensembles is a vital part of the training of all musicians.  Thus, all music majors are required to participate in an ensemble every semester of full-time enrollment.  Wind and percussion majors in music education concentration must be in band (Wind Ensemble or Concert Band); performance majors may substitute orchestra; string majors perform in orchestra; voice majors perform in university chorale; and keyboard majors must enroll in accompanying.

TBR General Education Requirements (41-42 credits)  

Communication: Written (6)  
Communication: Oral (3)  
Mathematics (3-4)  
Natural Science (8)  
History (6)  
Literature (3)  
Fine Arts (3)  
Humanities (3)  
Social & Behavioral Sciences (6)  
Computer Science Proficiency 


ETSU Academic Proficiency Requirements: 

Writing Intensive (WI): Students must complete a minimum of four writing-intensive courses.  At least two of these courses must be in the major field of study.  At least two of the four courses must be at the 3000-4000 level.  

Oral Communication (OC):  Students must complete a minimum of two oral communication-intensive courses.  At least one of these courses must be in the major field of study.  

Information Technology (T):  Students must pass the information technology proficiency exam or successfully complete CSCI 1100 "Using Information Technology" during their first calendar year prior to accumulating 33 semester credit hours at ETSU.  In addition, students must complete at least one information technology-intensive course in the major field of study.


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