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 Overview

General Education Requirements16
World Languages and Cultures Requirements3-6
Major Requirements94
Free Electives7-4
Total Credits120

Major Requirements

Core Music Requirements
Performance Courses
Course must be completed four times, for 2 credits each.8
Applied Music
Course must be completed four times, for 4 credits each.16
Applied Music
MUPR 140Performance Practicum for Performance Majors (Complete 8 times)4
MUPR 295Sophomore Recital1
or MUPR 395 Junior Recital
MUPR 495Senior Recital1
MUPR 335Elementary Conducting2
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
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
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
Total Credits94

General Education Requirements

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A. New Student Seminar
MUGN 199Freshman Seminar for Music Majors1
C. Communication
1. Writing 3
2. Literature0-3
Students in the Vocal track are exempt from this requirement.
F. Humanities
1. Great Works and Their Influences3
2. Philosophical and Religious Perspectives 3
G. Computer Science
Music and Computer Technology I (Fulfilled in the major.)
K. Social Science
1. American and European History 3
Total Credits13-16

World Languages and Cultures Requirements

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World Languages
Based on placement exam complete one or two sequential courses in one language.3-6
World Cultures
Diverse Worlds of Music (Fulfilled in the major.)
Total Credits3-6

Recommended Roadmap to Degree Completion

This recommended four-year plan is provided as an outline for students to follow in order to complete their degree requirements within four years.  This plan is a recommendation and students should only use it in consultation with their academic advisor.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
GENERAL EDUCATION: (A) New Student Seminar 1
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C2) Literature 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C3) Communication 3
 Total Credits10