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Applied Piano

Degree Option

Bachelor of Music with a major in applied music (instrumental, piano, string or voice performance).

Description of Program

Candidates for the BM degree with a major in applied music are prepared for full-time or part-time work as performers, as leaders of community choral or instrumental groups, as studio teachers or as teachers of applied music in private schools or colleges. The candidate must complete a minimum of 124 credit hours.

The instrumental major (piano, organ, strings, wind and percussion instruments) in the BM curriculum takes 39 to 40 hours in the applied major and minor, 31 to 34 hours in music theory and history-literature and eight hours of ensemble, plus the Drake Curriculum and free electives. (Hours vary according to each instrument; students should consult with advisers for specific number of hours.)

The vocal major in the BM curriculum takes 43 hours in applied music, 33 hours in music theory and history-literature, and eight hours of ensemble, plus the Drake Curriculum and free electives. [*Fulfillment of the foreign language requirement for the vocal major is to be approved by the student’s adviser.*]

An acceptable senior recital of approximately one hour’s duration in the student’s major applied music field is required.

* Fulfillment of foreign language requirements include two semesters of the same foreign language; French, German, or Italian.

Requirements for Major

Applied Piano

First Year — First Semester
Applied Music Major
Applied Music Minor
Music 1 (Materials of Music I)
Music 2 (Materials of Music I)
Drake Curriculum
First Year Seminar
Ensemble — Music 148, 149 or 150 (Band, Choir or Orchestra)
Music 21 (Recitals, Required)
Total

First Year — Second Semester
Applied Music Major
Applied Music Minor
Music 3 (Materials of Music II)
Music 4 (Materials of Music II)
Music 81 (World Music)
Drake Curriculum
Ensemble — Music 148, 149 or 150 (Band, Choir or Orchestra)
Music 21 (Recitals, Required)
Total

Sophomore Year — First Semester
Applied Music Major
Applied Music Minor
Music 51 (Materials of Music III)
Music 52 (Materials of Music III)
Music 85 (Music History I)
Music 92 (Advanced Keyboard Skills)
Drake Curriculum
Ensemble — Music 148, 149 or 150 (Band, Choir or Orchestra)
Music 21 (Recitals, Required)
Total

Sophomore Year — Second Semester
Applied Music Major
Applied Music Minor
Music 53 (Materials of Music IV)
Music 54 (Materials of Music IV)
Music 95 (Music History II )
Drake Curriculum
Ensemble — Music 148, 149 or 150 (Band, Choir or Orchestra)
Music 21 (Recitals, Required)
Total

Junior Year — First Semester
Applied Music Major
Music 105 (Music History III)
Music 107 (Analysis of Post-Tonal Music)
Music 109 (Piano Literature to 1800)
Drake Curriculum
Ensemble —Music 148, 149 or 150 (Band, Choir or Orchestra)
Music 21 (Recitals, Required)
Total

Junior Year — Second Semester
Applied Music Major
Music 110 (Piano Literature from 1800 to Present)
Music 113 (Piano Studio Teaching Techniques and Materials)
Drake Curriculum
Ensemble — Music 148, 149 or 150 (Band, Choir or Orchestra)
Music 21 (Recitals, Required)
Total

Senior Year — First Semester
Applied Music Major
Drake Curriculum and Free Electives
Ensemble — Music 148, 149 or 150 (Band, Choir or Orchestra)
Music 21 (Recitals, Required)
Music 161 (Conducting) or Music 163 (Choral Conducting)
Total

Senior Year — Second Semester
Applied Music Major
Drake Curriculum and Free Electives
Ensemble — Music 148, 149 or 150 (Band, Choir or Orchestra)
Music 21 (Recitals, Required)
Senior Recital (Required)
Total

Credits
4
1
3
1
3
3
1
Cr.
16


4
1
3
1
3
3-4
1
Cr.
16-17


4
1
3
1
3
1
3
1
Cr.
17


4
1
3
1
3
3
1
Cr.
16


4
3
3
2
2-3
1
Cr.
16-17


4
2
3
3
1
Cr.
14


4
7
1
Cr.
2
14


4
9 or 10
1
Cr.
Cr.
14 or 15

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