B.Mus. in Applied Performance - Piano Performance Academic Plans

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B.Mus. in Applied Performance (Piano Performance Emphasis) 2020-2021: Option 1 - CWILT

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
MUL 143A Introduction to Keyboard Theory1GES 160 Inquiry Seminar3MUS 104 Music Theory I3
MUS 101 Music Fundamentals1 MUS 195 Music Hour0
MUS 103 Introduction to Music Literature2 Performance Organization 1
MUS 195 Music Hour0 Private Lessons 1
Performance Organization 1 GES 130 Christianity Western Culture4
Private Lessons 1 GES 140 Introduction to Wellbeing3
BIB 101 Introduction to the Bible3  
Electives 2  
Second Language (S) course1 4  
 15 3 12
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
MUS 195 Music Hour0Mathematics (M) course 3MUS 195 Music Hour0
MUS 202 Music Theory II3 MUS 203 Music Theory III3
MUS 312 Music History and Literature I3 MUS 210 Collaborative Keyboard Skills2
GES 125 Introduction to the Creative Arts4 MUS 313 Music History and Literature II3
Performance Organization 1 MUS 315 Piano Literature3
Private Lessons 2 MUS 323 Instrumentation2
Contemporary Western Life and Thought (L) course 3 Performance Organization 1
 16 3 14
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
MUS 195 Music Hour0World Cultures (U) course 3MUS 195 Music Hour0
MUS 324 Choral Literature and Conducting3 MUS 301 Music Theory IV3
PHI 310 Aesthetics3 MUS 322 Instrumental Literature and Conducting3
Performance Organization 1 MUS 357 Piano Pedagogy2
Private Lessons 2 MUS 395 Junior Recital0
THE 201 Christian Theology3 Performance Organization 0
Laboratory Science (D) course 4 Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1
  Comparative Systems (G) course 3
  Elective 3
 16 3 15
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
MUS 195 Music Hour0Interim Off Music Hour 0
Private Lessons 2 MUS 496 Full Senior Recital0
Performance Organization 1 Private Lessons 2
Science, Technology, and Society (K) course 3 Performance Organization 0
Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3 Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3
Cross-Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3 Electives 9
Elective 3  
 12-15 0 14
Total Credits 123-126

Additional Requirements: (1) Must be in a MUP performance organization for a minimum of four years. (2) Must fulfill Recital and Concert Attendance requirement. (3) Must pass the piano proficiency. 

Most financial aid packages stipulate 12 credits/semester; Minnesota state grants are reduced when credit load falls below 15 credits/semester. (Interim credits may be split between fall and spring for state grant purposes only.)

B.Mus. in Applied Performance (Piano Performance Emphasis) 2020-2021: Option 2 - Humanities

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
BIB 101 Introduction to the Bible3GES 147 Humanities II: Renaissance and Reformation4MUS 104 Music Theory I3
MUL 143A Introduction to Keyboard Theory1 MUS 195 Music Hour0
MUS 101 Music Fundamentals1 Performance Organization 1
MUS 103 Introduction to Music Literature2 Private Lessons 1
MUS 195 Music Hour0 GES 244 Humanities III: European Enlightenment and American Culture to 18774
Performance Organization 1 Second Language (S) course1 4
Private Lessons 1  
GES 145 Humanities I: Greco-Roman through Middle Ages4  
GES 140 Introduction to Wellbeing3  
 16 4 13
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
MUS 195 Music Hour0Mathematics (M) course 3MUS 195 Music Hour0
MUS 202 Music Theory II3 MUS 203 Music Theory III3
MUS 312 Music History and Literature I3 MUS 210 Collaborative Keyboard Skills2
Performance Organization 1 MUS 313 Music History and Literature II3
Private Lessons 2 MUS 315 Piano Literature3
GES 246 Humanities IV: Modern and Contemporary Western Culture4 MUS 323 Instrumentation2
Electives 2 Performance Organization 1
 15 3 14
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
MUS 195 Music Hour0World Cultures (U) course 3MUS 195 Music Hour0
MUS 324 Choral Literature and Conducting3 MUS 301 Music Theory IV3
PHI 310 Aesthetics3 MUS 322 Instrumental Literature and Conducting3
Performance Organization 1 MUS 357 Piano Pedagogy2
Private Lessons 2 MUS 395 Junior Recital0
THE 201 Christian Theology3 Performance Organization 0
Laboratory Science (D) course 4 Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1
  Comparative Systems (G) course 3
  Elective 4
 16 3 16
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
MUS 195 Music Hour0Interim Off Music Hour 0
Private Lessons 2 MUS 496 Full Senior Recital0
Performance Organization 1 Private Lessons 2
Society, Technology, and Society (K) course 3 Performance Organization 0
Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3 Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3
Elective 3 Electives 7
Cross-Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3  
 12-15 0 12
Total Credits 124-127

Additional Requirements: (1) Must be in a MUP performance organization for a minimum of four years. (2) Must fulfill Recital and Concert Attendance requirement. (3) Must pass the piano proficiency. 

Most financial aid packages stipulate 12 credits/semester; Minnesota state grants are reduced when credit load falls below 15 credits/semester. (Interim credits may be split between fall and spring for state grant purposes only.)

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