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Piano Pedagogy 4-Year Plan

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Freshman Year

Fall

  • AMUS 333: Recital Seminar, 0 credit hours
  • AMUS Major Ensemble, 1 credit hour
  • AMUS 115: Individual Instruction, 2 credit hours
  • ENGL 101: Intro to Acad Writing, 3 credit hours
  • MATH 105: Algebra , 3 credit hours
  • MUS 120: Music Theory I, 3 credit hours
  • UNIV 100: Cajun Connection, 3 credit hours

Spring

  • AMUS 333: Recital Seminar, 0 credit hours
  • AMUS Major Ensemble, 1 credit hour
  • AMUS 115: Individual Instruction, 2 credit hours
  • Elective (MUS), 2 credit hours
  • MUS 130: Music Theory II, 3 credit hours
  • ENGL 102: Writing and Res, 3 credit hours
  • MATH Elective (MATH), 3 credit hours

Sophomore Year

Fall

  • AMUS 333: Recital Seminar, 0 credit hours
  • AMUS Major Ensemble, 1 credit hour
  • AMUS 115: Individual Instruction, 2 credit hours
  • Elective (SCI), 3 credit hours
  • ENGL Elective (LIT), 3 credit hours
  • MUS 280: Music Theory III, 3 credit hours
  • MUS 271: Piano Ped I, 3 credit hours

Spring

  • AMUS 333: Recital Seminar, 0 credit hours
  • AMUS Major Ensemble, 1 credit hour
  • AMUS 115: Individual Instruction, 2 credit hours
  • MUS 272: Piano Ped II, 3 credit hours
  • MUS 290: Music Theory IV, 3 credit hours
  • Elective (MUS), 2 credit hours
  • Elective (BHSC), 3 credit hours
  • HIST Elective (HIST), 3 credit hours

Junior Year

Fall

  • AMUS 333: Recital Seminar, 0 credit hours
  • AMUS Major Ensemble, 1 credit hour
  • AMUS 315: Individual Instruction, 2 credit hours
  • MUS 320: Analysis Mus Form, 2 credit hours
  • MUS 370: Music History I, 3 credit hours
  • MUS 371: Piano Pract I., 2 credit hours
  • MUS 315: Keyboard Harmony, 2 credit hours
  • MUS 276: Intro to Music Technology, 3 credit hours

Spring

  • AMUS 333: Recital Seminar, 0 credit hours
  • AMUS Major Ensemble, 1 credit hour
  • AMUS 315: Individual Instruction, 2 credit hours
  • MUS 350: Tonal Counterpnt, 2 credit hours
  • MUS 372: Piano Pract. II, 2 credit hours
  • Elective (SCI), 3 credit hours
  • Elective (SCI), 3 credit hours
  • Elective (BHSC), 3 credit hours

Senior Year

Fall

  • AMUS 333: Recital Seminar, 0 credit hours
  • AMUS Major Ensemble, 1 credit hour
  • AMUS 315: Individual Instruction, 2 credit hours
  • MUS 480: Internship Piano, 3 credit hours
  • Elective, 3 credit hours
  • MUS 307: Conducting, 2 credit hours
  • MUS 427: Keyboard Lit, 3 credit hours

Spring

  • AMUS 333: Recital Seminar, 0 credit hours
  • AMUS Major Ensemble, 1 credit hour
  • AMUS 315: Individual Instruction, 2 credit hours
  • MUS 428: Topics Keybd Lit, 3 credit hours
  • MUS 470: Music History II, 3 credit hours
  • MUS 490: Senior Recital, 2 credit hours
  • Elective (CMCN), 3 credit hours

Required ensembles for this degree plan are listed below under “Courses for Ensemble Credit.” Any combination of “Courses for Ensemble Credit” is allowed, except where noted in “Constraints and Exceptions” column, where allowable substitutions also appear.

8 Semesters of Ensemble Required

Courses for Ensemble Credit

  • 4 semesters of AMUS 206/406 Collaborative Piano and
  • 4 semesters from AMUS 206/406 Collaborative Piano, AMUS 240/440 Piano Ensemble, and AMUS 250/450 Chamber Music
  • OR serve as piano in AMUS 140/340 University Chorus, AMUS 145/345 University Chorale, AMUS 146/346 Chamber Singers, AMUS 155/355 Wind Ensemble, AMUS 190/390 University Orchestra

Constraints and Exceptions

You can substitute two semesters max as:

  • A singer in AMUS 140/340 University Chorus, AMUS 145/345 University Chorale, or AMUS 146/346 Chamber Singers OR
  • A major instrument in AMUS 160/360 Traditional Music Ensemble, AMUS 170/370 Jazz Ensemble, or AMUS 180/380 Jazz Combo

Please note: these ensemble requirements should be the same as for Piano Performance majors.