Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16

Majors

Music Performance (MUS) with a concentration in Performance (MPF)

Bachelor of Music (B.M.)

8 Semester Plan

120 Credit Hours

CIP Code: 50.0903

College of The Arts

http://music.arts.usf.edu/content/templates/?z=153&a=1070

Major Description

The Music Degree is a professional degree for students who wish to pursue a career in music. Students interested in a BM degree can choose between concentrations in performance, composition, jazz studies and electronic music. These programs require 120 credit hours of study that include private study on their principle instrument and participation in ensembles. Additionally, students complete the music theory, history and literature sequences, and take additional course work in their chosen concentration. Graduates from BM programs at USF find themselves in very competitive positions for graduate study and musical careers. Admission into the BM in music degree requires an audition on your major instrument.

State Mandated Common Course Prerequisites

Transfer students should complete the following prerequisite courses listed below at the lower level prior to entering the university. If these courses are not taken at a Florida community or state college, they must be completed before the degree is granted. Unless stated otherwise, a grade of "C-" is the minimum acceptable grade. If students are coming to the university from a community college, the following prerequisite courses will be accepted as meeting lower level requirements.

Electives: Music credits beyond those required may be used as program electives.

  • MUT 1111 Music Theory
  • MUT 1112 Music Theory
  • MUT 2116 Music Theory
  • MUT 2117 Music Theory
  • MUT 1241 Aural Theory
    • or MUT 1221, 1222, 2226, 2227, 1261, 1261,
      2266, 2267, 1271, 1272, 2276, or 2277
  • MUT 1242 Aural Theory
    • or MUT 1221, 1222, 2226, 2227, 1261, 1261,
      2266, 2267, 1271, 1272, 2276, or 2277
  • MUT 2246 Advanced Aural Theory
    • or MUT 1221, 1222, 2226, 2227, 1261, 1261,
      2266, 2267, 1271, 1272, 2276, or 2277
  • MUT 2247 Advanced Aural Theory
    • or MUT 1221, 1222, 2226, 2227, 1261, 1261,
      2266, 2267, 1271, 1272, 2276, or 2277
  • MUN XXXX Chamber Music Ensemble, 4 semester hours
  • MVX 1X1X Secondary Applied Music Courses
    • 2-4 semester hours
  • MVX 2X2X Secondary Applied Music Courses
    • 2-4 semester hours
  • Secondary Piano Proficiency by Examination
    • or MVK 1111, 1112, and 2122
    • or MVK 1111r, 1112r, 2121r, and 2121r
    • or MVK 1211 and 2221

Total Major Hours: 48-61 Hours

Concentration Core Courses - 45 Hours

  • Music Theory (22 credit hours):
  • Music History (8 credit hours):
    • MUH 3300 Music History/Medieval and Renaissance
    • MUH 3301 Music History/Baroque and Classical
    • MUH 3302 Music History/Romantic and 20th Century
  • Conducting (2 credit hours):
  • Senior Seminar (1 credit hour):
  • Recital Attendance (0 credit hours):
  • Major Ensemble (12 credit hours):
    • Performance Majors – 8 credit hours
    • Composition – 4 credit hours
    • All students enrolled in Applied Music for three (3) or two (2) credit hours are required to enroll in a Major Ensemble appropriate to their performing medium. A list of approved major ensembles is provided on the Music advising website.

Concentration Elective Courses - 3-16 Hours

0-13 credit hours of music electives.

Music History Elective (3 credit hours):
  • Choose One:
    • MUH 4058 Intercultural Music in the Twentieth Century
    • MUH 4372 Representing the United States in Music
    • MUH 4801 History of Jazz

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