Music Major, Performance Concentration (Instrumental Primary) (B.Mus.)

The B.Mus. program in Performance focuses on the mastery of technical skills, broad solo and ensemble experience, and the nurturing of artistic growth to help students reach their full potential.

For further information: Cali School of Music; Academic Program Information

Program Requirements

Click here for a list of courses that fulfill General Education categories.

Click here for a list of courses that fulfill World Languages and Cultures categories.

I. General Education
A. New Student Seminar
MUGN 199Freshman Seminar for Music Majors1
C. Communication
1. Writing
WRIT 105College Writing I3
2. Literature
WRIT 106College Writing II3
F. Humanities
1. Great Works and Their Influences3
2. Philosophical and Religious Perspectives 3
G. Computer Science
Fulfilled by MUTC 101 in the major.0
K. Social Science
1. American and European History 3
II. World Languages and Cultures
A. World Languages6
See the World Languages and Cultures page for language requirement details.
B. World Cultures
Fulfilled by MUHS 106 in the major.
III. Major Requirements
A. Core Music Requirements
1. Performance Courses
MUAP 121Applied Music I2
MUAP 122Applied Music II2
MUAP 223Applied Music III2
MUAP 224Applied Music IV2
MUAP 345Applied Music V4
MUAP 346Applied Music VI4
MUAP 447Applied Music VII4
MUAP 448Applied Music VIII4
MUPR 140Performance Practicum for Performance Majors (Complete 8 times)4
MUPR 295Sophomore Recital1
or MUPR 395 Junior Recital
MUPR 495Senior Recital1
MUPR 335Elementary Conducting2
2. Music Theory
MUCP 101Theory I3
MUCP 102Theory II3
MUCP 201Theory III3
MUCP 202Theory IV3
MUCP 103Aural Skills I1
MUCP 104Aural Skills II1
MUCP 203Aural Skills III1
MUCP 204Aural Skills IV1
MUTC 101Music and Computer Technology I3
3. Music History
MUHS 106Diverse Worlds of Music3
MUHS 307Music in Time, Place and Ideas: Up to 17003
MUHS 308Music in Time, Place and Ideas: 1700-18903
MUHS 407Music in Time, Place and Ideas: 1890 to Present3
or MUHS 409 Honors - Music in Time, Place and Ideas: 1890 to Present
B. Area Requirements - Instrumental
MUCP 303Theory V-Counterpoint3
MUCP 304Theory VI-Orchestration3
MSSN 101Keyboard Musicianship I1
MSSN 102Keyboard Musicianship II1
MSSN 203Keyboard Musicianship III1
MSSN 204Keyboard Musicianship IV1
Complete 4 credits from the following:4
Complete 5 credits from the following:5
Montclair State University Chorale
Montclair State University Singers
Opera Workshop
Collegium Musicum
Chamber Ensemble Performance
Jazz Ensemble
MULT 276Instrumental Literature I2
MULT 277Instrumental Literature II2
MUPR 439Pedagogy I2
Music Electives - Complete 6 credits of music electives. See advisor for complete list of courses.6
IV. Free Electives
Complete additional coursework to reach 120 credits.4
Total Credits120