Bachelor of Music in Performance, Piano Concentration

Charles Abramovic, Chair, Keyboard Studies
215-204-7388
charles.abramovic@temple.edu

The Keyboard Instruction Department emphasizes training for careers in performance, piano accompaniment and chamber music, piano pedagogy, and piano and opera coaching.

SUMMARY OF REQUIREMENTS

The Bachelor of Music in Performance with a Piano 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 for the major are MUST 3696 and MUST 3796.

Program Requirements (Piano Concentration)

General Education courses32
Music Theory
MUST 1711Theory I4
MUST 1712Theory II4
MUST 2711Theory III4
MUST 2712Theory IV4
Piano Concentration
MUSC 1403Piano Major4
MUSC 1404Piano Major4
MUSC 2403Piano Major4
MUSC 2404Piano Major4
MUSC 3403Piano Major4
MUSC 3404Piano Major4
MUSC 4403Piano Major4
MUSC 4484Piano Major4
Music History
MUST 2703Music in History3
MUST 2704Music in History3
MUST 3696Music in History3
MUST 3796Music in History3
Listening & Learning
MUSC 3611Harpsichord for Pianists3
MUSC 3443Listening & Learning Skills for Pianists I3
Keyboard Literature
MUSC 3422Keyboard Literature3
MUSC 3423Keyboard Literature3
Piano Pedagogy
MUSC 1415Introduction to Piano Pedagogy2
MUSC 3415Pedagogy of Children2
Ensembles
MUSC 1428Accompanying and Piano Ensemble (Take three times for three total credits)3
MUSC 1429Accompanying and Piano Ensemble (Take three times for three total credits)3
MUSC 4510Instrumental Ensemble (Take two times for two total credits)2
Take any combination of the following three courses for a total of 4 credits:4
Choral Ensemble
Concert Choir
Graduate Conductors Choir
Electives
Take a total of two Music Elective credits within the following subject areas:2
MUED 1000-4999
MUST 1000-4999
Free Electives (If you take more than 2 credits of Music Electives, adjust the total of free electives accordingly.)0-2
Total Credit Hours124

Suggested Academic Plan

Bachelor of Music: Piano Performance

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

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
MUSC 1403Piano Major4
MUSC 1428Accompanying and Piano Ensemble1
Select one of the following:1
Choral Ensemble 
Concert Choir 
Graduate Conductors Choir 
MUST 1711Theory I4
ENG 0802, 0812, or 0902Analytical Reading and Writing [GW]4
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours17
Spring
MUSC 1404Piano Major4
MUSC 1429Accompanying and Piano Ensemble1
Select one of the following:1
Choral Ensemble 
Concert Choir 
Graduate Conductors Choir 
MUST 1712Theory II4
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Quantitative Literacy Course [GQ]4
 Term Credit Hours17
Year 2
Fall
MUSC 2403Piano Major4
MUSC 1428Accompanying and Piano Ensemble1
Select one of the following:1
Choral Ensemble 
Concert Choir 
Graduate Conductors Choir 
MUST 2711Theory III4
MUST 2703Music in History3
IH 0851 or 0951Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I [GY]3
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
MUSC 2404Piano Major4
MUSC 1429Accompanying and Piano Ensemble1
Select one of the following:1
Choral Ensemble 
Concert Choir 
Graduate Conductors Choir 
MUST 2712Theory IV4
MUST 2704Music in History3
IH 0852 or 0952Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II [GZ]3
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 3
Fall
MUSC 3403Piano Major4
MUSC 1428Accompanying and Piano Ensemble1
MUSC 1415Introduction to Piano Pedagogy2
MUSC 3443Listening Learning Skills for Pianists I3
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
MUSC 3404Piano Major4
MUSC 1429Accompanying and Piano Ensemble1
MUSC 3415Pedagogy of Children2
MUSC 3611Harpsichord for Pianists3
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 4
Fall
MUSC 4403Piano Major4
MUSC 4510Instrumental Ensemble1
MUSC 3422Keyboard Literature3
MUST 3696Music in History [WI]3
Music Elective2
 Term Credit Hours13
Spring
MUSC 4484Piano Major4
MUSC 4510Instrumental Ensemble1
MUSC 3423Keyboard Literature3
MUST 3796Music in History [WI]3
Free Elective2
 Term Credit Hours13
 Total Credit Hours: 124