Major Academic Plan for B.M. Degree, Piano Option

A Major Academic Plan (MAP) illustrates one way to complete a degree in a recommended number of semesters. Below is an example of an efficient and recommended plan, but actual plans will vary by individual student needs. Program requirements are based on Catalog Year.

MAP Grid
Course Subject and TitleCreditsMin Grade*Program Element**When OfferedPrerequisiteCo Requisite
First Semester
GE Objective 1: ENGL 1101 3 C-GEF, S, SuAppropriate placement score 
GE Objective 4: MUSC 1108 4 C-GE   
MUSC 1103 Theory of Music I 3 C- FMUSC 1102 (or equivalent) 
MUSC 1107 Recital Attendance 0 C- F, S  
MUSC 1113 Aural Skills I 1 C- FMUSC 1102 (or equivalent) 
MUSA 1121 Applied Music Lessons Piano 3 C- F, S  
Large Ensemble (MUSP) 1 C-    
Semester Total15
Second Semester
GE Objective 1: ENGL 1102 3 C-GEF, S, SuENGL 1101 or equivalent 
GE Objective 2: COMM 1101 3  GE   
MUSC 1104 Theory of Music II 3 C- SMUSC 1103 & MUSC 1113 
MUSC 1107 Recital Attendance 0 C- F, S  
MUSC 1114 Aural Skills II 1 C- SMUSC 1103 & MUSC 1113 
MUSA 1121 Applied Music Lessons Piano 3 C- F, S MUSC 1104
Large Ensemble (MUSP) 1 C-    
Chamber Music (MUSP keyboard collaboration) 1 C-    
Semester Total15
Third Semester
GE Objective 3: MATH 3  GE   
GE Objective 4 3  GE   
MUSC 1107 Recital Attendance 0 C- F, S  
MUSC 2203 Theory of Music III 3 C- FMUSC 1104 & MUSC 1114 
MUSC 2213 Aural Skills III 1 C- FMUSC 1104 & MUSC 1114 
MUSA 2221 Applied Music Lessons Piano 3 C- F, S  
Large Ensemble (MUSP) 1 C-    
Chamber Music (MUSP keyboard collaboration) 1 C-    
Semester Total15
Fourth Semester
GE Objective 5 3  GE   
MUSC 1107 Recital Attendance 0 C- F, S  
MUSC 2204 Theory of Music IV 3 C- SMUSC 2203 & MUSC 2213 
MUSC 2214 Aural Skills IV 1 C- SMUSC 2203 & MUSC 2213 
MUSC 3304 Music History I 3 C-UMSENGL 1102, MUSC 2203 & either MUSC 1100 or 1108 
MUSA 2221 Applied Music Lessons Piano 3 C- F, S  
Large Ensemble (MUSP) 1 C-    
Chamber Music (keyboard collaboration) 1 C-    
Semester Total15
Fifth Semester
GE Objective 6 3  GE   
MUSC 1107 Recital Attendance 0 C- F, S  
MUSC 3305 Music History II 3 C-UMFENGL 1102, MUSC 2203 & either MUSC 1100 or 1108 
MUSC 3311 Form and Analysis 2 C-UMFMUSC 2203 & MUSC 2204 
MUSC 3319 Choral Conducting
or MUSC 3320 Instrumental Conducting
2 C-UMF, SMUSC 1104 
MUSA 3321 Applied Music Lessons Piano 3 C-UMF, S  
Large Ensemble (MUSP) 1 C-    
Chamber Music (keyboard collaboration) 1 C-    
Semester Total15
Sixth Semester
GE Objective 6 3  GE   
MUSC 1107 Recital Attendance 0 C- F, S  
MUSC 3306 Music History III 3 C-UMSENGL 1102, MUSC 2204 & either MUSC 1100 or 1108 
MUSC 3395 Junior Recital 1 C-UMDJunior level standing in applied music 
MUSA 3321 Applied Music Lessons Piano 3 C-UMF, S  
Large Ensemble (MUSP) 1 C-UM   
Music (MUSC) Electives 2 C-    
Free Electives 2      
Semester Total15
Seventh Semester
GE Objective 5: w/lab 4  GE   
GE Objective 7 or 8 3  GE   
MUSC 1107 Recital Attendance 0 C- F, S  
MUSC 4413 Piano Literature 2 C-UMDJunior level standing in applied music 
MUSC 4414 Piano Pedagogy 2 C-UMDJunior level standing - applied music or instructor 
MUSA 4421 Applied Music Lessons Piano 3 C-UMF, S  
Large Ensemble (MUSP) Upper Division 1 C-UM   
Semester Total15
Eighth Semester
GE Objective 9 3  GE   
MUSC 4495 Senior Recital 2 C-UMD  
MUSA 4421 Applied Music Lessons Piano 3 C-UMF, S  
Upper Division (MUSC) Music Theory/History Elective 2 C-UM   
Free Electives 5      
Semester Total15
Total120

MAP Credit Summary

Major75-80
General Education38
Free Electives to reach 120 credits2-7
TOTAL120