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Bachelor of Music - Option in Performance (132 Units)

The Bachelor of Music degree is a high-unit professional degree and requires 132 units for graduation. Music units include the core requirements and one option. Students interested in the BM program must successfully complete an audition for entrance to the program. This should be accomplished prior to entrance to the University. Students wishing to consider the BM program after they have enrolled at CSULB may not apply after they have completed more than a maximum of 96 units.

Requirements

Core:

MUS 129, 229/429 minimum of 15 units and maximum of 20 units with an achievement of senior level on major performance medium. Junior Recital (MUS 323) and Senior Recital (MUS 423A) are required of all students.

Piano:

Take 5 units of the following courses:

  • MUS 200, MUS 400

Take all of the following courses:

  • MUS 277 Keyboard Skills (2)
    Prerequisite: None
  • MUS 427 Piano Pedagogy I (3)
    Prerequisite: None
  • MUS 477 Piano Accompanying (2) (must take 2 times)
    Prerequisite: MUS 277 or consent of instructor.
  • MUS 492A Studies in Keyboard Music (2)
    Prerequisite: MUS 360 or consent of instructor.
  • MUS 492B Studies in Keyboard Music (2)
    Prerequisite: MUS 360 or consent of instructor.

Electives:

Take 4 units from the following courses:

  • MUS 273A-B-C, MUS 326, MUS 428, MUS 434A-B, MUS 436, MUS 460, MUS 467, MUS 478.

String Instruments:

Take 4 units of the following courses:

  • MUS 200, MUS 400

Take the following course:

  • MUS 326 Conducting (2)
    Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.

Take 6 units from the following courses:

  • MUS 428, MUS 460, MUS 467, MUS 471, MUS 478 and MUS 493.

Wind Instruments:

Take 4 units of the following courses: (2 must be either woodwind or brass chamber music):

  • MUS 200/400

Take the following course:

  • MUS 326 Conducting (2)
    Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.

Take 4 units of the following courses:

  • MUS 224 Performance and Styles (1), MUS 200T Saxophone Ensemble (1), MUS 200J Jazz Combos (1)
  • MUS 424 Performance and Styles (1), MUS 400T Saxophone Ensemble (1), MUS 400J Jazz Combos (1)

Take 6 units from the following courses:

  • MUS 428, MUS 460, MUS 467, MUS 471, MUS 478 and MUS 493.

Percussion:

Take 4 units of the following courses (2 must be percussion ensemble):

  • MUS 200, MUS 400

Take the following course:

  • MUS 326 Conducting (2)
    Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.

Take 6 units from the following courses:

  • MUS 428, MUS 460, MUS 467, MUS 471, MUS 478 and MUS 493.

Voice:

Take all of the following courses:

  • MUS 273A Diction for Singers (2)
    Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor.
  • MUS 273B French Diction for Singers (1)
    Prerequisite: MUS 273A.
  • MUS 273C German Diction for Singers (1)
    Prerequisites: MUS 273A.
  • MUS 326 Conducting (2)
    Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.
  • MUS 426 Vocal Development (2)
    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Take one of the following courses:

  • MUS 434A, MUS 434B

Take one course from the following:

  • MUS 428, MUS 460, MUS 467, MUS 469, and MUS 471

Take an additional two units from the following:

  • MUS 436, MUS 434A or MUS 434B

Completion of Bob Cole Conservatory of Music Foreign Language Examination in French, German or Italian (may be waived by completion of 101B level course in French, German or Italian).

Opera:

Take all of the following courses:

  • MUS 273A Diction for Singers (2)
    Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor.
  • MUS 273B French Diction for Singers (1)
    Prerequisite: MUS 273A.
  • MUS 273C German Diction for Singers (1)
    Prerequisites: MUS 273A.
  • MUS 426 Vocal Development (2)
    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
  • MUS 436 Opera Repertoire (2)
    Prerequisites: MUS 273B, C or consent of instructor. Two years of voice study, completion of Bob Cole Conservatory of Music Foreign Language Proficiency Exam (may be waived upon successful completion of 101B level course in French, German, or Italian).
  • MUS 473 Advanced Diction for Singers (2)
    Prerequisites: MUS 273A, MUS 273B, or consent of instructor.

Take one of the following courses:

  • THEA 262, THEA 114A

Take two units from one the following courses (required as part of eight-unit activity requirement):

  • MUS 330, MUS 331

Choose two courses from the following:

  • Theatre Elective (3)
  • Dance Elective (DANC 111A or DANC 113A) (2)
  • MUS 469 Music of the Theatre (3)

Completion of Bob Cole Conservatory of Music Foreign Language Examination in French, German or Italian (may be waived by completion of 101B level course in French, German or Italian).

Jazz Studies:

Take 4 units of the following courses:

  • MUS 100/300L, M, N, O or MUS 200/400H

Take all of the following courses:

  • MUS 272A Jazz Theory I (2)
    Prerequisite: MUS 142B or consent of instructor.
  • MUS 272B Jazz Theory II (2)
    Prerequisite: MUS 272A or consent of instructor.
  • MUS 371A Improvisation Techniques I (2)
    Prerequisites: 272B or consent of instructor.
  • MUS 371B Improvisation Techniques II (2)
    Prerequisites: MUS 371A or consent of instructor.
  • MUS 393 Jazz, An American Music (3)
    Prerequisite: GE Foundation requirement and upper division standing.
  • MUS 416 Jazz Pedagogy (2)
    Prerequisite: MUS 371B or consent of instructor.
  • MUS 474A Jazz Arranging I (2)
    Prerequisite: MUS 272B or consent of instructor.

Take 3 units by advisement from the following:

  • MUS 370, MUS 411A, MUS 417, MUS 442, MUS 455, MUS 456, MUS 457, MUS 474B or MUS 497D

Completion of Bob Cole Conservatory Jazz Piano Proficiency Examination (equivalent to MUS 221B)


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