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Academic Program Guide

Music Performance (Piano)

ACADEMIC MAP (Effective Summer 2019 and after)

This map is a term-by-term sample course schedule. The milestones listed to the right of each term are designed to keep you on course to graduate in four years. The Sample Schedule serves as a general guideline to help you build a full schedule each term. The General Education and Elective courses must be selected to satisfy all area and multicultural requirements unless your program meets these requirements with major courses. Milestones are courses and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major. Missing milestones will result in one of two types of map registration stops. The first level (Degree Map off-track) is placed following grade posting if the student has missed a milestone (course and/or GPA) for the first time in the major. If a student is in non-compliance with milestones for two (2) consecutive semesters (excluding summers), a Major Change Required stop is placed on the student's registration.

Admission to this program of study requires a successful audition on piano.

SIP = Scholarship in Practice; OCCR = Oral Communication Competency (speech); Y = Multicultural “Y” course

Mapping Coordinator: Dr. Joanna Hunt

Sample Schedule

Term 1 hrs
ENC1101 Freshman Composition3
1st GE Core Mathematics3
MUN2XXX Ensemble course1
MUS1010 Student Recital Attendance0
MUT1111 Basic Theory I3
MUT1241L Sight Singing I1
MVK1411 Applied Music 4
Milestones 1
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
Term 2 hrs
ENC2135 Research, Genre, and Context 3
2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics3
MUS1010 Student Recital Attendance0
MUT1112 Basic Theory II3
MUT1242L Sight Singing II 1
MVK1411 Applied Music 4
MUN2XXX Ensemble course1
Milestones 2
Complete ENC2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 1st GE Mathematics course ( ≥ C minus )
Term 3 hrs
GE Natural Science3
MUL2110 Survey of Music Literature or MUH2512 Music Cultures of the World2
MVK2700 Piano Accompanying Vocal 1
MUS1010 Student Recital Attendance0
MUT2116 Basic Theory III3
MUT2246L Sight Singing III1
MVK2421 Applied Music 4
Milestones 3
Complete 2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics course ( ≥ C minus )
Complete MUT1111
Complete MUT1241L
Term 4 hrs
GE Ethics3
MUL2110 Survey of Music Literature or MUH2512 Music Cultures of the World2
MUS1010 Student Recital Attendance0
MUS2360 Introduction to Music Technology1
MUT2117 Basic Theory IV3
MUT2247L Sight Singing IV1
MVK2700 Piano Accompanying Vocal 1
MVK2421 Applied Music 4
Milestones 4
Complete MUT1112
Complete MUT1242L
Complete at least second semester of MUS1010
Term 5 hrs
Keyboard Lit Course2
MUH3211 Survey of Music History I3
MUN4XXX Ensemble course1
MUS1010 Student Recital Attendance0
MVK3431 Applied Music 4
MVS3631 Piano Pedagogy I3
MUG3104 Conducting1
GE Requirement3
Milestones 5
Complete MUL2110
Civics Literacy requirement
Term 6 hrs
MUH3212 Survey of Music History II3
MUS1010 Student Recital Attendance0
MVK3431 Applied Music 4
Keyboard Lit Course2
MVK3632 Piano Pedagogy II3
MVK3970 Junior Recital 0
Milestones 6
Request graduation check in the College of Music
Term 7 hrs
MVK4441 Applied Music 5
MUN4454 Duo Piano 1
MUN4463 Chamber Music 1
GE Social Science (E-Series/SIP/OCCR)3
Milestones 7
(no milestones)
Term 8 hrs
GE Core Natural Science w/Lab4
MVK4441 Applied Music 5
MVK4971 Senior Recital 0
MUN4XXX Ensemble course1
MUN4454 Duo Piano 1
MUN4463 Chamber Music 1
GE Requirement (SIP/Y)3
Milestones 8
Apply for Graduation in 1st two weeks

Employment Information
Representative Job Titles Related to this Major: Composer, Performer or Artist, Conductor, Instructor

Representative Employers: Junior Colleges, Conservatories, Colleges, Entertainment Centers, Universities, Recording Studios, Publishers, Record/Music Companies, Private Clubs.

International Opportunities: International study is available for all students and may include opportunities for internships or taking course work towards various majors and minors. International study may have an impact on the MAP; therefore, it is important to consult with the academic advisor before participating. Interested students can find information about international study, research, internships, and service opportunities at:

This Map is not a contract, either expressed or implied, between the University and the student, but represents a flexible program of the current curriculum which may be altered from time to time to carry out the academic objectives of the University. The University specifically reserves the right to change, delete or add to any Map at any time within the student’s period of study at the University.

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