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Keyboard Studies

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science

CIP 50.0999.02

Download: Keyboard Unit Policies

University Studies Requirements 41-47 Hours

Required Music Courses - 67 Hours
 

MUS 098 Recital Attendance and Assembly(1)

MUS 099 Transitions

MUS 116 Organ (two semesters at two credits per semester or if organ is the major instrument)

MUS 117 Piano (two semesters at two credits per semester if piano is the major instrument)

MUS 170 Theory I

MUS 171 Aural Skills I

MUS 172 Functional Keyboard I(2) 

MUS 173 Theory II

MUS 174 Aural Skills II

MUS 175 Functional Keyboard II(2) 

MUS 216 Organ Level II

(two semesters at one credit per semester)

MUS 217 Piano Level II

(two semesters at one credit per semester)

MUS 270 Theory III

MUS 271 Aural Skills III

MUS 272 Functional Keyboard III(2)

MUS 273 Theory IV

MUS 274 Aural Skills IV

MUS 275 Functional Keyboard IV(2)

MUS 313 Introduction to Music Synthesis

(two semesters at one credit per semester)

MUS 316 Organ Level III

(two semesters at one credit per semester)

MUS 317 Piano Level III

(two semesters at one credit per semester)

MUS 323 Basic Conducting

MUS 381 Music History and Literature I

MUS 382 Music History and Literature II

MUS 383 Music History and Literature III

MUS 392 Professional Engagement Experience

MUS 396 Repertoire/Pedagogy

MUS 416 Organ Level IV (two semesters at two credits per or semester if organ is the major instrument) 

MUS 417 Piano Level IV (two semesters at two credits per semester if piano is the major instrument)

MUS 439 Harpsichord

MUS 496 Repertoire/Pedagogy 

MUS 497 Final Project(3)

or

MUS 498 Senior Recital(4)

Theory elective: MUS 511, 512 or 513

Ensembles: Students are required to participate in a major ensemble involving their primary instrument concurrent with every semester of applied music study. Major ensembles include Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, University Orchestra, Concert Band, University Chorale, and Concert Choir. Some performance areas have more specific requirements. Students should consult their advisors and applied lesson teachers for detailed requirements.

Electives .........................................................................6-12 hrs

Total Curriculum Requirements .................................. 120 hrs

(1)Six successful semesters of MUS 098 are required. To successfully complete the course each semester the student must gain credit for 13 approved recitals and have no more than one absence from required assembly programs.

(2)All keyboard studies majors are expected to fulfill the functional keyboard requirement of completing Keyboard Level IV.

(3)Research track. The student more interested in research than applied music has the Track of taking applied music instruction for two credit hours each semester for four semesters and then taking one credit hour of instruction on the major instrument for an additional four semesters. The student in the research track will take four credit hours of course work related to his/her area of research with the presentation of a final project (MUS 497) as the culmination of this study.

Research project. In lieu of a recital, the student may propose a scholarly document. The proposal may be presented as early as the beginning of the fifth semester of study and no later than after the sixth semester of study. The proposal is prepared under the guidance of the student’s advisor and a three-member committee.

(4)Performance track. The student interested in performance has the Track of taking applied music instruction each semester for eight semesters. The culmination of study will be MUS 498.

Recital. The student, in consultation with the applied teacher and the academic advisor, makes a preliminary decision at the end of the fourth semester of study toward either the performance or research track. The final decision must be made by the end of the sixth semester of study. If the performance track is chosen, a half-recital will be performed.





 
 
The requirements listed above are an example of what is applicable to most students entering Murray State University at the present time. Criteria as they may relate to individual students may vary. The primary source is the Undergraduate Bulletin applicable at the time of the student enrollment.


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