Missouri State University

Keyboard Performance Track

Keyboard session with Dr. Peter Collins

Fine-tune your skill on the keys and prepare for your future

While studying keyboard performance at Missouri State, you will have the opportunity to be an active performer in a band, chorus or orchestra while also getting focused, often one-on-one training. You can round out your musical training with extensive courses in music theory and other aspects of the discipline. You will also have multiple performance and recital opportunities, including a senior recital. This course of study will also prepare you well to pursue further studies in a graduate program.

The keyboard performance focus consists of 46-47 hours in addition to the core requirements for the Bachelor of Music degree:

  1. Advanced Music History/Literature (5-6 hours) select from: MUS 523(2), 524(2), 543(3), 544(3), 545(3), 546(3), 547(3), 548(2)
  2. Advanced Music Theory (6 hours) select from: MUS 313(2), 314(2), 315(2), 327(2), 328(2)
  3. Large Ensembles (8 hours) as determined by audition; full-time students shall be in an instrumental ensemble each semester until graduation. Select from: MUS 162(1), 262(1), 362(1), 462(1); MUS 165(1), 265(1), 365(1), 465(1); MUS 168(1), 268(1), 368(1), 468(1); MUS 175(1), 275(1), 375(1), 475(1); MUS 176(1), 276(1), 376(1), 476(1); MUS 192(1), 292(1), 392(1), 492(1)
  4. Small Ensembles (4 hours) select from: MUS 172(1), 272(1), 372(1), 472(1); MUS 173(1), 273(1), 373(1), 473(1); MUS 174(1), 274(1), 374(1), 474(1). Keyboard majors may substitute up to three hours of Accompanying.
  5. Pedagogy (2 hours): MUS 538(2)
  6. Applied Music (21 hours), must include MUS 398(2-4) and MUS 498(2-4)

Schedule your audition in early spring for fall admission > Audition Request Form

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