Missouri State University

Four-Year Graduation Plan

Keyboard performance track

Bachelor of Music

The five track options offered within the music degree can be completed in four years or a total of eight semesters. However, a four-year graduation plan does not take into account dual credit or transfer credit that you may bring upon admission to the University.

Degree options

The music department offers a comprehensive Bachelor of Music degree that can be taken with a focus in one of five areas, as well as a non-comprehensive Bachelor of Arts degree.

Below is the four-year graduation plan for the Bachelor of Music keyboard performance track. Your path to graduation may vary slightly based on factors such as college credit you earned while in high school.

Check out the course rotation before scheduling your classes.

BM Four-Year Graduation Plan: Keyboard Performance
(Comprehensive)

First semester (fall)

First semester courses Credit hours
MUS 107 Recital Attendance I0
MUS 103 Theory and Musicianship I3
MUS 151 - Applied Piano2
Large Ensemble (Band, Choral, or Orchestra)1
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations2
ENG 110 Writing I3
CIS/CSC 101 - Computers for Learning 2
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
Total hours16

Second semester (spring)

Second semester courses Credit hours
MUS 108 Recital Attendance II0
MUS 104 Theory and Musicianship II3
MUS 151 - Applied Piano2
Large Ensemble (Band, Choral, or Orchestra)1
KIN 210 Healthy Lifestyles: Preventive Approaches3
SOC 150 Introduction to Society3
BIO 102 Principles of Biological Science4
Total hours15

Third semester (fall)

Third semester courses Credit hours
MUS 207 Recital Attendance III0
MUS 203 Theory and Musicianship III3
MUS 251 - Applied Piano2
Large Ensemble (Band, Choral, or Orchestra)1
MTH 130 Contemporary Mathematics3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship3
HST 121/122 - Survey of U.S. History3
Total hours15

Fourth semester (spring)

Fourth semester courses Credit hours
MUS 208 Recital Attendance IV0
MUS 204 Theory and Musicianship IV3
MUS 251 - Applied Piano2
Large Ensemble (Band, Choral, or Orchestra)1
MUS 298 Upper Division Applied Status0
MUS 239 Introduction to World Music3
AST 114 Survey of Astronomy4
ENG 210 Writing II: Writing Across the Disciplines3
Total hours16

Fifth semester (fall)

Fifth semester courses Credit hours
MUS 307 Recital Attendance V0
MUS 351 - Applied Piano3
Large Ensemble (Band, Choral, or Orchestra)1
MUS 345 Music in Western Culture and Society I3
MUS 372 Small Ensemble1
MUS 321 Conducting2
Advanced Music Theory2
Foreign Language (French or German)3
Total hours15

Sixth semester (spring)

Sixth semester courses Credit hours
MUS 308 Recital Attendance VI0
MUS 398 Junior Recital2-4
Large Ensemble (Band, Choral, or Orchestra)1
MUS 346 Music in Western Culture and Society II3
MUS 372 Small Ensemble1
MUS 315 Form and Analysis2
Foreign Language (French or German)3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology3
Total hours17

Seventh semester (fall)

Seventh semester courses Credit hours
MUS 407 Recital Attendance VII0
MUS 451 - Applied Piano3
Large Ensemble (Band, Choral, or Orchestra)1
MUS 472 Small Ensemble1
Advanced Music Theory2
Advanced Music History 3
MUS 538 Survey of Pedagogical Methods2
Total hours13

Eighth semester (spring)

Eighth semester courses Credit hours
MUS 498 Senior Recital2-4
Large Ensemble (Band, Choral, or Orchestra)1
MUS 472 Small Ensemble1
Advanced Music History 3
THE 101 Introduction to Theatre and Drama Arts3
GEN 499 - Exit Exam0
Total hours12