Music Performance, B.Mus. Four-Year Degree Map for Bulletin Year 2020-2021

First Year

Fall Classes - 16 credits Credits Spring Classes - 16 credits Credits
ENGL 1010: English Composition I
Pathways Required Core
3 ENGL 1012: English Composition II
Pathways Required Core
3
Math & Quantitative Reasoning
Pathways Required Core
3 Life & Physical Sciences
Pathways Required Core
3
MUSC 1300: Its Language, History, and Culture
Major (Also satisfies Pathways Creative Expression)
3 MUSC 3792: Performance II
Major
2
MUSC 1400: Fundamentals of Music
Major (Also satisfies Pathways Creative Expression)
3 MUSC 3700 through 3781
Major
1
MUSC 3791: Performance I
Major
2 MUSC 3235: Theory I: Eighteenth-Century Studies
Major
4
MUSC 3700 through 3781
Major
1 MUSC 3211: Introductory Studies in Musicianship: Ear Training I
Major
2
MUSC 3221: Keyboard workshop I
Major
1 MUSC 3222: Keyboard Workshop II
Major
1

Second Year

Fall Classes - 16 credits Credits Spring Classes - 15 credits Credits
Individual & Society
Pathways Flexible Core
3 MUSC 3213: Nineteenth-Century Studies: Ear Training III
Major
2
U.S. Experience in Its Diversity
Pathways Flexible Core
3 MUSC 3224: Keyboard Workshop IV
Major
1
MUSC 3212: Eighteenth-Century Studies: Ear Training II
Major
2 MUSC 3237: Theory III: Modern and Contemporary Studies
Major
4
MUSC 3223: Keyboard Workshop III
Major
1 MUSC 3241W: Music History and Score Analysis I: Ancient Music through 1750
Major
4
MUSC 3236: Advanced Keyboard Workshop 2
Major
4 MUSC 3700 through 3781
Major
1
MUSC 3793: Performance III
Major
2 MUSC 3794: Performance IV
Major
2
MUSC 3700 through 3781
Major
1 MUSC 3675: Studio Class
Major
1

Third Year

Fall Classes - 16 credits Credits Spring Classes - 16 credits Credits
World Cultures & Global Issues
Pathways Flexible Core
3 College Option
Pathways College Option
3
Scientific World
Pathways Flexible Core
3 College Option
Pathways College Option
3
MUSC 3214: Twentieth-Century Studies: Ear Training IV
Major
2 College Option
Pathways College Option
3
MUSC 3795: MUSC 3795 Performance V
Major
2 MUSC 3796: Performance VI
Major
2
MUSC 3242: Music History and Score Analysis II: Late 18th and 19th Century
Major
4 MUSC 3243: Music History and Score Analysis III: Twentieth-Century to the Present
Major
4
MUSC 3700 through 3781
Major
1 MUSC 3700 through 3781
Major
1
MUSC 3675: Studio Class
Major
1    

Fourth Year

Fall Classes - 12 credits Credits Spring Classes - 13 credits Credits
MUSC 3700 through 3781
Major
1 College Option
Pathways College Option
3
MUSC 4430 through 4479, or MUSC 4900-level seminar
Major
3 MUSC 3700 through 3781
Major
1
MUSC 3675: Studio Class
Major
1 MUSC 3675: Studio Class
Major
1
General Elective
General Elective (MUSC 4841 recommended as Honors Elective)
1 General Elective
General Elective (MUSC 4842 recommended as Honors Elective)
3
General Elective
General Elective (MUSC 3700 through 3781 recommended)
1 General Elective
General Elective
3
    General Elective
General Elective
2

Degree Details

42 Pathways Credits

59 Major Credits

19 General Elective Credits

Students may apply a minor towards their general elective credits.

120 Total Credits

Contact Information

Department of Music
423 Whitehead Hall
Douglas Cohen, Asst. Director
dcohen@brooklyn.cuny.edu

The Pathways curriculum is typically 42 credits. However, the Music Performance major includes two courses (MUSC 1300 and MUSC 1400) that also satisfy Pathways requirements. Therefore, students majoring in Music Performance only need to complete 36 additional Pathways credits.

The major recommends foreign language or proficiency in addition to the courses listed above. Additionally, an approved recital, and approval of the faculty are required for the bachelor of music degree.

A successful jury examination in performance must be completed at the conclusion of each semester of MUSC 3791 - 3796 or 4841 (Performance). Students taking MUSC 3793 will present to the faculty a longer performance jury, at which time their overall progress in the program will be evaluated, and permission to continue in the program granted or denied. Music majors aiming toward professional careers as performers are strongly urged to take additional ensembles each semester, including at least two terms of MUSC 3741, 3742, 3743, 3780 or 3781 (i.e., Contemporary Music Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, Woodwind Chamber Music, Jazz Big Band, or Small Jazz Ensemble).

All MUSC courses offered to satisfy the requirements for a major in Music must be completed with a grade of C or higher. Music majors must meet with their advisor in the department prior to every semester in order to review their degree progress and to receive registration permissions for their MUSC courses in the following term.

The four-year degree map is designed to help you take the right courses in the right order so you can graduate in four years. It also helps you distinguish what courses qualify as Pathways courses, or Major courses, or General Elective courses. Ideally, you should follow the four-year degree map as closely as possible, but you are free to make some adjustments so long as the prerequisite requirements are satisfied.

In conjunction with the four-year degree map, you should review Degree Works, and the Brooklyn College website, for an approved list of courses in your major. Overall, it is best to review your academic plan with your advisor on a regular basis.

Contact Information

Department of Music
423 Whitehead Hall
Douglas Cohen, Asst. Director
dcohen@brooklyn.cuny.edu

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