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BM - Bachelor of Music, Concentration in Performance

The Bachelor of Music in Performance program is designed for the student with a career goal as a professional singer or instrumentalist and teacher. In addition to the core courses, specific courses include weekly private lessons with outstanding professors, participation in choral ensembles, opera theater, symphonic band, symphony orchestra along with small ensemble and solo performance opportunities. Students are expected to present both a junior and senior recital. A grade of C- or better is required in all music courses.


Course Requirements

University Graduation Requirements39
Core Lower Division General Education27
Of the 39 units required by the university, 12 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Courses that meet GE Areas A1, A2, A3 or B4 must be passed with a "C" or better to meet the requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.
Upper Division General Education6
Of the 9 units required by the university, 3 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Consult with major advisor for details.
American Institutions6
Coursework shown below for the 6 units required by the university are double counted within GE. Consult with major advisor for details.
Complete one sequence from:
Asian American Studies6
AAS 033A. Asian Americans in the United States Historical and Political ProcessM63
AAS 033B. Asian Americans in the United States Historical and Political ProcessM73
U.S. History and Government6
HIST 015A. U.S. History and GovernmentM63
HIST 015B. U.S. History and GovernmentM73
Can be taken as POLS 015 A/B as well.
Mexican American Studies6
MAS 010A. Mexican Americans and the Development of U.S. History and GovernmentM63
MAS 010B. Mexican Americans and the Development of U.S. History and GovernmentM73
Physical Education0
Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement0
At SJSU, students must pass both the SJSU Writing Skills Test (WST) and a 100W course. For additional information on the WST, please see http://testing.sjsu.edu/wst. Exceptions to the GWAR may be found at http://info.sjsu.edu/gwar.html.
Preparation for the Major6-9
MUSC 100W. Written Communication IIZ3
MUSC 120. Worlds of JazzS3
Students must also satisfy piano proficiency; this requirement may be satisfied with completion of MUSC 025A, MUSC 025B, and MUSC 025C0-3
Requirements of the Major70
Core Courses54
MUSC 001A. Music Systems IA2
MUSC 001B. Music Systems IB1
MUSC 002A. Music Systems IIA2
MUSC 002B. Music Systems IIB1
MUSC 003A. Music Systems IIIA2
MUSC 003B. Music Systems IIIB1
MUSC 004A. Music Systems IVA2
MUSC 004B. Music Systems IVB1
MUSC 012. Medieval and Renaissance Music3
MUSC 013. Music Technology1
MUSC 110. Baroque and Classical Music History3
MUSC 111. Romantic and Modern Music History3
Complete six units from:
MUSC 102. Orchestration3
MUSC 103. Form and Analysis3
MUSC 104. Counterpoint3
Complete eight units from:
MUSC 029. Electro-Acoustics1-2
MUSC 029A. Electro-Acoustics 11-2
MUSC 029B. Electro-Acoustics 21-2
MUSC 029C. Electro-Acoustics 31-2
MUSC 029D. Electro-Acoustics 41-2
MUSC 030. Piano1-2
MUSC 030A. Piano 11-2
MUSC 030B. Piano 21-2
MUSC 030C. Piano 31-2
MUSC 030D. Piano 41-2
MUSC 031. Harpsichord or Organ1-2
MUSC 031A. Harpsichord or Organ 11-2
MUSC 031B. Harpsichord or Organ 21-2
MUSC 031C. Harpsichord or Organ 31-2
MUSC 031D. Harpsichord or Organ 41-2
MUSC 033. Voice1-2
MUSC 033A. Voice 11-2
MUSC 033B. Voice 21-2
MUSC 033C. Voice 31-2
MUSC 033D. Voice 41-2
MUSC 034. Strings1-2
MUSC 034A. Strings 11-2
MUSC 034B. Strings 21-2
MUSC 034C. Strings 31-2
MUSC 034D. Strings 41-2
MUSC 035. Woodwinds1-2
MUSC 035A. Woodwinds 11-2
MUSC 035B. Woodwinds 21-2
MUSC 035C. Woodwinds 31-2
MUSC 035D. Woodwinds 41-2
MUSC 036. Brass1-2
MUSC 036B. Brass 11-2
MUSC 036C. Brass 21-2
MUSC 036D. Brass 31-2
MUSC 036E. Brass 41-2
MUSC 037. Percussion1-2
MUSC 037A. Percussion 11-2
MUSC 037B. Percussion 21-2
MUSC 037C. Percussion 31-2
MUSC 037D. Percussion 41-2
Complete eight units from:
MUSC 129. Electro-Acoustics1-2
MUSC 129A. Electro-Acoustics 51-2
MUSC 129B. Electro-Acoustics 61-2
MUSC 129C. Electro-Acoustics 71-2
MUSC 129D. Electro-Acoustics 81-2
MUSC 130. Piano1-2
MUSC 130A. Piano 51-2
MUSC 130B. Piano 61-2
MUSC 130C. Piano 71-2
MUSC 130D. Piano 81-2
MUSC 131. Keyboard1-2
MUSC 131A. Harpsichord or Organ 51-2
MUSC 131B. Harpsichord or Organ 61-2
MUSC 131C. Harpsichord or Organ 71-2
MUSC 131D. Harpsichord or Organ 81-2
MUSC 133. Voice1-2
MUSC 133A. Voice 51-2
MUSC 133B. Voice 61-2
MUSC 133C. Voice 71-2
MUSC 133D. Voice 81-2
MUSC 134. Strings1-2
MUSC 134A. Strings 51-2
MUSC 134B. Strings 61-2
MUSC 134C. Strings 71-2
MUSC 134D. Strings 81-2
MUSC 135. Woodwinds1-2
MUSC 135A. Woodwinds 51-2
MUSC 135B. Woodwinds 61-2
MUSC 135C. Woodwinds 71-2
MUSC 135D. Woodwinds 81-2
MUSC 136. Brass1-2
MUSC 136B. Brass 51-2
MUSC 136C. Brass 61-2
MUSC 136D. Brass 71-2
MUSC 136E. Brass 81-2
MUSC 137. Percussion1-2
MUSC 137A. Percussion 51-2
MUSC 137B. Percussion 61-2
MUSC 137C. Percussion 71-2
MUSC 137D. Percussion 81-2
Complete four units from:
MUSC 050A. ENS: Concert Choir1
MUSC 052. ENS: Opera Theater1
MUSC 053. ENS: University Symphony Orchestra1
MUSC 054. ENS: Symphonic Band1
MUSC 060T. ENS: Wind Ensemble1
Complete four units from:
MUSC 150A. ENS: Concert Choir1
MUSC 152. ENS: Opera Theater1
MUSC 153. ENS: Unviersity Symphony Orchestra1
MUSC 154. ENS: Symphonic Band1
MUSC 160T. Wind Ensemble1
Complete two units from:
MUSC 040A. Jazz Improvisation - I2
MUSC 140B. Jazz Improvisation-II2
MUSC 140C. Jazz Improvisation-III2
MUSC 148A. Improvisational Traditions of the World - Africa and Diaspora2
MUSC 148B. Improvisational Traditions of the World - Asia2
Applied Area16
Choose an area of specialization below. Area specializations are a cluster of courses departments use for advising purposes, they will not appear on transcripts or diplomas. See Advisor for more details.
Voice16
Voice students must complete a language proficiency in either Italian or French. This may be satisfied with four years of secondary study, a proficiency exam, or one year of college study
MUSC 041A. Applied Lyric Diction1
MUSC 041B. Applied Lyric Diction1
MUSC 142. REP: Art Song Repertoire1
Students must take MUSC 142 twice for a total of 2 units.
MUSC 144. REP: Solo Lit., Performance, Pedagogy1
Students must take MUSC 144 four times for a total of 4 units.
MUSC 147A. Beginning Conducting2
Complete six units from:
FREN 001X. Elementary French Individualized1-5
ITAL 001X. Elementary Italian - Individualized Learning1-5
MUSC 060A. ENS: Choraliers1
MUSC 060D. ENS: Collegium Musicum1
MUSC 102. Orchestration3
MUSC 103. Form and Analysis3
MUSC 104. Counterpoint3
MUSC 112. Historical Periods in Western Music3
MUSC 116. Aspects of Twentieth Century Music3
MUSC 124. Special Topics in Music History/Literature1-3
MUSC 147B. Advanced Conducting: Instrumental2
MUSC 147C. Advanced Conducting: Choral2
MUSC 160A. ENS: Choraliers1
MUSC 160D. ENS: Collegium Musicum1
MUSC 180. Individual Studies1-2
MUSC 190A. Honors Project1
MUSC 190B. Honors Project2
Keyboard16
MUSC 144. REP: Solo Lit., Performance, Pedagogy1
Students must take MUSC 144 six times for a total of 6 units.
Junior and senior piano majors may use MUSC160C or MUSC143 as a substitution for the major ensemble requirement.
MUSC 145. REP: Performance Concepts1-3
Students must take MUSC 145 twice for a total of 4 units.
MUSC 146A. Pedagogy - Piano2
Complete four units from:
MUSC 060C. ENS: Chamber Music1
MUSC 060D. ENS: Collegium Musicum1
MUSC 102. Orchestration3
MUSC 103. Form and Analysis3
MUSC 104. Counterpoint3
MUSC 112. Historical Periods in Western Music3
MUSC 116. Aspects of Twentieth Century Music3
MUSC 124. Special Topics in Music History/Literature1-3
MUSC 143. REP: Collaborative Keyboard Performance1
MUSC 144. REP: Solo Lit., Performance, Pedagogy1
MUSC 145. REP: Performance Concepts1-3
MUSC 147A. Beginning Conducting2
MUSC 147B. Advanced Conducting: Instrumental2
MUSC 160C. ENS: Chamber Music1
MUSC 160D. ENS: Collegium Musicum1
MUSC 180. Individual Studies1-2
MUSC 190A. Honors Project1
MUSC 190B. Honors Project2
Symphonic Instrumental16
MUSC 147A. Beginning Conducting2
Complete eight units from:
by advisement
MUSC 060B. ENS: Chamber Orchestra1
MUSC 060C. ENS: Chamber Music1
MUSC 060D. ENS: Collegium Musicum1
MUSC 060H. ENS: Percussion Ensemble1
MUSC 060J. ENS: String Ensemble1
MUSC 060K. ENS: Brass Ensemble1
MUSC 060L. ENS: Woodwind Ensemble1
MUSC 060M. ENS: Saxophone Ensemble1
MUSC 160B. ENS: Chamber Orchestra1
MUSC 160C. ENS: Chamber Music1
MUSC 160D. ENS: Collegium Musicum1
MUSC 160H. ENS: Percussion Ensemble1
MUSC 160J. ENS: String Ensemble1
MUSC 160K. ENS: Brass Ensemble1
MUSC 160L. Woodwind Ensemble1
MUSC 160M. ENS: Saxophone Ensemble1
Complete three units from:
MUSC 140B. Jazz Improvisation-II2
MUSC 140C. Jazz Improvisation-III2
MUSC 147B. Advanced Conducting: Instrumental2
MUSC 147C. Advanced Conducting: Choral2
MUSC 160D. ENS: Collegium Musicum1
MUSC 153. ENS: Unviersity Symphony Orchestra1
MUSC 154. ENS: Symphonic Band1
MUSC 160C. ENS: Chamber Music1
MUSC 160J. ENS: String Ensemble1
MUSC 160L. Woodwind Ensemble1
MUSC 160O. Trombone Ensemble1
MUSC 160T. Wind Ensemble1
Complete three units from:
MUSC 102. Orchestration3
MUSC 103. Form and Analysis3
MUSC 104. Counterpoint3
MUSC 112. Historical Periods in Western Music3
MUSC 116. Aspects of Twentieth Century Music3
MUSC 117. Music and Culture in Latin AmericaV3
MUSC 124. Special Topics in Music History/Literature1-3
MUSC 180. Individual Studies1-2
MUSC 190A. Honors Project1
MUSC 190B. Honors Project1
University Electives2-5

Total Units:120