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Piano Performance Minor

Hours- 15 Credit Hours
Effective Mar. 2017
Last Revision 9/19/2022
Holokai Category: Arts & Humanities
Sponsoring Program: Music
Faculty Unit Assignment: Faculty of Culture, Language & Performing Arts

Program Requirements


Core Requirements — 10 Credits

Course Number Title Semester Offered Credit Hours Prerequisite
MUSC 111 Music Theory I F, W 3.0 Corequisite MUSC 111L
MUSC 111L Elementary Musicianship I Lab F, W 1.0 MUSC 103 or pre-theory test. Corequisite MUSC 111
MUSC 160R
Section 2
Individual Instruction F, W, S 2.0 Audition
MUSC 160R
Section 2
Individual Instruction F, W, S 2.0 1 semester of MUSC 160R
MUSC 260R
Section 2
Individual Instruction F, W, S 2.0 2 semesters of MUSC 260R


Skill Electives — 2 Credits

Choose 1 of the following courses

Course Number Title Semester Offered Credit Hours Prerequisite
MUSC 161 Introduction to Piano Technique F 2.0 Audition
MUSC 191 Keyboard Harmony I S-even years 2.0 Audition and pre- or corequisite MUSC 111/L
MUSC 291 Keyboard Harmony II S-odd years 2.0 Music majors: MUSC 191 students only taking this minor: MUSC 191 or audition


Music History and Literature Electives — 3 Credits

Choose 1 of the following courses

Course Number Title Semester Offered Credit Hours Prerequisite
MUSC 385 Music History II: 1750 to 1900 W 3.0 For music majors: MUSC 112/L. For students only taking this minor: MUSC 111/L.
MUSC 386 Music History III: Music since 1900 S 3.0 For music majors: MUSC 112/L. For students only taking this minor: MUSC 111/L.
MUSC 464 Keyboard Literature I F-even years 3.0 For music majors: MUSC 112/L and MUSC 360R. For students only taking this minor: MUSC 111/L.
MUSC 465 Keyboard Literature II W-even years 3.0 For music majors: MUSC 112/L and MUSC 360R. For students only taking this minor: MUSC 111/L.

Evaluation Date:


Additional Program Requirements

All passing grades will be accepted in fulfilling minor or certificate requirements.


Program Learning Outcomes:

Upon completing a major in music, students will:

  • Understand basic musical processes and structures.
  • Demonstrate the facility to notate harmonic, rhythmic and melodic structures of tonal music.
  • Demonstrate basic competency in sight-singing and foundational keyboard skills.
  • Demonstrate an increased sensitivity to a diversity of musical styles, ranging from western art music to world music(s).
  • Have a basic understanding of music technology in order to supplement studio teaching, research or compositionally-based creative projects.
  • Perform collaboratively in ensemble settings.
  • Demonstrate accomplishment in solo performance, including technical expertise in the principal area of study (vocal or instrumental) and the ability to communicate musical ideas to an audience.
  • Learn to listen critically and evaluate musical performance.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of how to teach music to others.