2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog


Piano, BM

Music Courses Suggested for the Freshman Year: BM, BME and BA

The BM with a major in performance-piano requires the following:

University Requirements

Undergraduate degree (124 hour minimum)

Some School of Music majors require more than 124 hours to complete. See individual music requirements for details.

Upper-level coursework taken at TCU (42 hour minimum)

TCU Core Curriculum (39 hour minimum)

TCU Core Curriculum requirements can range from 39 to 63 hours depending on the choice of courses. Some courses may count in more than one area.

Music Requirements

Ensembles (4 hours total, .5 hour each semester)

Choral Ensemble-1 semester (Choose from MUSI 10040, MUSI 10060 or MUSI 10130 / MUSI 10140)

Undergraduate Collaborative Piano-4 semesters (MUSI 10170)

Chamber Music-3 semesters (MUSI 10080-In exceptional cases, a student may substitute MUSI 10080 for MUSI 10170, but not more than two semesters and only by petition to the piano faculty)

Studio Performance Lessons (24 hours)

Lower Division-12 hours

Upper Division-12 hours

Music Theory (25 hours)

MUSI 10201Elementary Ear Training

1

MUSI 10203Elementary Theory

3

MUSI 10211Elementary Ear Training

1

MUSI 10213Elementary Theory

3

MUSI 20201Advanced Ear Training

1

MUSI 20203Advanced Theory

3

MUSI 20211Advanced Ear Training

1

MUSI 20213Advanced Theory

3

MUSI 30202Form and Analysis

2

MUSI 30222Modal Counterpoint

2

MUSI 30232Counterpoint

2

MUSI 50203Musical Structure and Style

3

Music History (17 hours)

MUSI 20613History of Western Music I

3

MUSI 30602World Music for Music Majors

2

MUSI 30613History of Western Music II

3

MUSI 30623History of Western Music III

3

MUSI 50433Keyboard Literature I Pre-Baroque through Classical

3

MUSI 50533Keyboard Literature II Romantic through Contemporary

3

Performance Pedagogy (4 hours)

MUSI 30052Beginning Piano Pedagogy

2

MUSI 30062Intermediate Piano Pedagogy

2

Functional Piano (2 hours)

MUSI 20071Functional Piano

1

MUSI 20081Functional Piano

1

Conducting (2 hours)

MUSI 20512Introduction to Conducting

2

Recitals (2 hours)

MUSP 30991Recital I

1

MUSP 40991Recital II

1

Music Electives (3 hours)

Must include three hours of Advanced Music Theory or Advanced Music History

Acoustics (3 hours)

PHYS 20053Physics of Music and Sound

3

OR

MUSI 30343Electro-Acoustic Music

3