Bachelor of Music in Performance, Instrumental Concentration

The Instrumental Major program centers on intensive coaching and private study with a renowned faculty of teachers, many of whom are members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and other professional performing organizations. Opportunity to perform a vast repertoire abounds in the number and types of ensemble experiences available. The programs of study provide the training necessary to compete in the professional performance world.

SUMMARY OF REQUIREMENTS

The Bachelor of Music in Performance with an Instrumental Concentration (options include Bassoon, Brass, Cello, Clarinet, Euphonium, Flute, French Horn, Harp, Historical Keyboard Instruments, Oboe, Percussion, String, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Viola, Violin, and Woodwinds), with a Double Bass Concentration, or with a Saxophone Concentration is conferred upon a student by recommendation of the faculty and upon the satisfactory completion of a minimum of 124 credits.

University Requirements

  • All students are required to complete the university's General Education (GenEd) curriculum.
  • All students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses. The specific writing-intensive courses required for the major are MUST 3696 and MUST 3796.

Program Requirements (Instrumental Concentration)

General Education courses32
Music Theory
MUST 1711Theory I4
MUST 1712Theory II4
MUST 2711Theory III4
MUST 2712Theory IV4
Instrumental Concentration
MUSC 1503Instrumental Major4
MUSC 1504Instrumental Major4
MUSC 2503Instrumental Major4
MUSC 2504Instrumental Major4
MUSC 3503Instrumental Major4
MUSC 3504Instrumental Major4
MUSC 4503Instrumental Major4
MUSC 4584Instrumental Major4
Secondary Piano
MUSC 1405Secondary Piano for Music Majors1
MUSC 1406Secondary Piano for Music Majors1
MUSC 2405Secondary Piano for Music Majors1
MUSC 2406Secondary Piano for Music Majors1
Orchestral Repertoire
MUSC 4570Orchestral Repertoire (Take three times for three total credits)3
Intermediate Conducting
MUSC 2323Basic Conducting1
MUSC 2324Conducting Intermediate1
Music History
MUST 2703Music in History3
MUST 2704Music in History3
MUST 3696Music in History3
MUST 3796Music in History3
Ensembles
MUSC 4500Instrumental Ensemble (Take eight times for eight total credits)8
Take any combination of the following three courses for a total of 8 credits:8
Instrumental Ensemble
Ensemble
Early Music Ensemble
Electives
Music Elective(s) - Take any combination of the following courses for a total of at least 3 credits:3
Voice Class
Voice Class
Choral Ensemble
Conducting (Choral)
Conducting (Instrumental)
Music Learning & Development
Business of Music I
History of Jazz
Keyboard Harmony
Keyboard Harmony - Music Education
Orchestration
Composition Junior Seminar I
Composition Junior Seminar II
Computer Synthesis of Music
Sound Recording
Sound Editing
Composing Music for Films
Counterpoint
Analysis
MIDI
Advanced Orchestration
Music Technology
Free Electives (If you take more than 3 credits of Music electives, adjust the total of free electives accordingly.)0-4
Total Credit Hours124

Program Requirements (Double Bass Concentration)

General Education courses32
Music Theory
MUST 1711Theory I4
MUST 1712Theory II4
MUST 2711Theory III4
MUST 2712Theory IV4
Instrumental Concentration
MUSC 1503Instrumental Major4
MUSC 1504Instrumental Major4
MUSC 2503Instrumental Major4
MUSC 2504Instrumental Major4
MUSC 3503Instrumental Major4
MUSC 3504Instrumental Major4
MUSC 4503Instrumental Major4
MUSC 4584Instrumental Major4
Secondary Piano
MUSC 1405Secondary Piano for Music Majors1
MUSC 1406Secondary Piano for Music Majors1
MUSC 2405Secondary Piano for Music Majors1
MUSC 2406Secondary Piano for Music Majors1
Orchestral Repertoire
MUSC 4570Orchestral Repertoire (Take three times for three total credits)3
Intermediate Conducting
MUSC 2323Basic Conducting1
MUSC 2324Conducting Intermediate1
Music History
MUST 2703Music in History3
MUST 2704Music in History3
MUST 3696Music in History3
MUST 3796Music in History3
Ensembles
MUSC 4500Instrumental Ensemble (Take eight times for eight total credits)8
Take any combination of the following three courses for a total of 4 credits:4
Instrumental Ensemble
Ensemble
Early Music Ensemble
Electives
Music Elective(s) - Take any combination of the following courses for a total of at least 7 credits:7
Voice Class
Voice Class
Choral Ensemble
Conducting (Choral)
Conducting (Instrumental)
Music Learning & Development
Business of Music I
History of Jazz
Keyboard Harmony
Keyboard Harmony - Music Education
Orchestration
Composition Junior Seminar I
Composition Junior Seminar II
Computer Synthesis of Music
Sound Recording
Sound Editing
Composing Music for Films
Counterpoint
Analysis
MIDI
Advanced Orchestration
Music Technology
Free Electives (If you take more than 7 credits of Music electives, adjust the total of free electives accordingly.)0-4
Total Credit Hours124

Program Requirements (Saxophone Concentration)

General Education courses32
Music Theory
MUST 1711Theory I4
MUST 1712Theory II4
MUST 2711Theory III4
MUST 2712Theory IV4
Instrumental Concentration
MUSC 1503Instrumental Major4
MUSC 1504Instrumental Major4
MUSC 2503Instrumental Major4
MUSC 2504Instrumental Major4
MUSC 3503Instrumental Major4
MUSC 3504Instrumental Major4
MUSC 4503Instrumental Major4
MUSC 4584Instrumental Major4
Secondary Piano
MUSC 1405Secondary Piano for Music Majors1
MUSC 1406Secondary Piano for Music Majors1
MUSC 2405Secondary Piano for Music Majors1
MUSC 2406Secondary Piano for Music Majors1
Orchestral Repertoire
MUSC 4570Orchestral Repertoire1
Intermediate Conducting
MUSC 2323Basic Conducting1
MUSC 2324Conducting Intermediate1
Music History
MUST 2703Music in History3
MUST 2704Music in History3
MUST 3696Music in History3
MUST 3796Music in History3
Ensembles
MUSC 4500Instrumental Ensemble (Take eight times for eight total credits)8
Take any combination of the following two courses for a total of 8 credits:8
Instrumental Ensemble
Ensemble
Electives
Music Elective(s) - Take any combination of the following courses for a total of at least 5 credits:5
Voice Class
Voice Class
Choral Ensemble
Conducting (Choral)
Conducting (Instrumental)
Music Learning & Development
Business of Music I
History of Jazz
Keyboard Harmony
Keyboard Harmony - Music Education
Orchestration
Composition Junior Seminar I
Composition Junior Seminar II
Early Music Ensemble
Computer Synthesis of Music
Sound Recording
Sound Editing
Composing Music for Films
Counterpoint
Analysis
MIDI
Advanced Orchestration
Music Technology
Free Electives (If you take more than 5 credits of Music electives, adjust the total of free electives accordingly.)0-4
Total Credit Hours124

Suggested Academic Plan

Bachelor of Music: Instrumental Performance

Requirements for New Students starting in the 2016-2017 Academic Year

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
MUSC 1503Instrumental Major4
MUSC 4500Instrumental Ensemble1
Select one of the following:1
Instrumental Ensemble 
Ensemble 
Early Music Ensemble 
MUSC 1405Secondary Piano for Music Majors1
MUST 1711Theory I4
ENG 0802, 0812, or 0902Analytical Reading and Writing [GW]4
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
MUSC 1504Instrumental Major4
MUSC 4500Instrumental Ensemble1
Select one of the following:1
Instrumental Ensemble 
Ensemble 
Early Music Ensemble 
MUSC 1406Secondary Piano for Music Majors1
MUSC 4570Orchestral Repertoire1
MUST 1712Theory II4
GenEd Quantitative Literacy Course [GQ]4
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 2
Fall
MUSC 2503Instrumental Major4
MUSC 4500Instrumental Ensemble1
Select one of the following:1
Instrumental Ensemble 
Ensemble 
Early Music Ensemble 
MUSC 2405Secondary Piano for Music Majors1
MUST 2711Theory III4
MUST 2703Music in History3
IH 0851 or 0951Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I [GY]3
 Term Credit Hours17
Spring
MUSC 2504Instrumental Major4
MUSC 4500Instrumental Ensemble1
Select one of the following:1
Instrumental Ensemble 
Ensemble 
Early Music Ensemble 
MUSC 2406Secondary Piano for Music Majors1
MUST 2712Theory IV4
MUST 2704Music in History3
IH 0852 or 0952Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II [GZ]3
 Term Credit Hours17
Year 3
Fall
MUSC 3503Instrumental Major4
MUSC 4500Instrumental Ensemble1
Select one of the following:1
Instrumental Ensemble 
Ensemble 
Early Music Ensemble 
MUSC 2323Basic Conducting1
MUST 3696Music in History [WI]3
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
MUSC 3504Instrumental Major4
MUSC 4500Instrumental Ensemble1
Select one of the following:1
Instrumental Ensemble 
Ensemble 
Early Music Ensemble 
MUSC 2324Conducting Intermediate1
MUSC 4570Orchestral Repertoire1
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours14
Year 4
Fall
MUSC 4503Instrumental Major4
MUSC 4500Instrumental Ensemble1
Select one of the following:1
Instrumental Ensemble 
Ensemble 
Early Music Ensemble 
Music Elective3
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
MUSC 4584Instrumental Major4
MUSC 4500Instrumental Ensemble1
Select one of the following:1
Instrumental Ensemble 
Ensemble 
Early Music Ensemble 
MUSC 4570Orchestral Repertoire1
MUST 3796Music in History [WI]3
Free Elective4
 Term Credit Hours14
 Total Credit Hours: 124

Suggested Music Electives

MUED 2665Music Learning & Development3
MUSC 1211Voice Class1
or MUSC 1212 Voice Class
MUSC 3300Choral Ensemble1
MUSC 4323Conducting (Choral)2
or MUSC 4324 Conducting (Instrumental)
MUST 1118Business of Music I2
MUST 2114History of Jazz3
MUST 3713Orchestration3
MUST 3741Keyboard Harmony3
or MUED 3662 Keyboard Harmony - Music Education
MUST 3748Composition Junior Seminar I2
MUST 3749Composition Junior Seminar II2
MUST 4710Early Music Ensemble1
MUST 4712Computer Synthesis of Music3
MUST 4713Sound Recording3
MUST 4714Sound Editing3
MUST 4716Composing Music for Films3
MUST 4717Counterpoint3
MUST 4718Analysis3
MUST 4719MIDI3
MUST 4722Advanced Orchestration2
MUST 4762Music Technology3

Double Bass performance majors must enroll for 8 credit hours of MUSC 4500 and 4 credit hours of any combination of MUSC 4510, MUSC 4520, and MUST 4710. It is suggested that MUST 4710 Early Music Ensemble be one of these credit hours. Instead of the other 4 credit hours of ensemble shown in the above Academic Plan, Double Bass majors must take 4 credit hours of music electives.

Saxophone performance majors may register for up to 4 credit hours of ensembles in MUSC 3110 with prior approval of the Instrumental Department chair and director of the Jazz program. The 2 credit hours of MUSC 4570 Orchestral Repertoire classes are to be replaced by music elective(s).