Music Performance - B.Mus.

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Degree Requirements

Entrance Requirements for the Major

General Education Core Curriculum
(Selected with the advice of an academic advisor)

Areas I II III IV V
Area VI
Major Requirements
College-wide Requirements must be satisfied in order to graduate with this major
TOTAL DEGREE HOURS 120 hours
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I. Foundation Courses (9 hours)

ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1101E  or ENGL 1101S 
ENGL 1102 or ENGL 1102E or ENGL 1103 or ENGL 1050H or ENGL 1060H  
MATH 1101 or MATH 1113 or MATH 1113E or MATH 2200 or MATH 2250 or MATH 2250E or MATH 2300H or MATH 2400 or MATH 2400H or MATH 2410 or MATH 2410H or STAT 2000 or STAT 2000E
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II. Sciences (7-8 hours)

At least one of the physical science or life science courses must include a laboratory.
Physical Sciences (3-4 hours)
Preferred Course(s): Please consider the Franklin College's Physical Sciences requirement when selecting courses from the Core Curriculum. Some courses approved for the core curriculum do not satisfy the Franklin College requirement. See: http://www.franklin.uga.edu/students/college_degree_requirements.php

Life Sciences (3-4 hours)
Preferred Course(s): Please consider the Franklin College's Biological Sciences requirement when selecting courses from the Core Curriculum. Some courses approved for the core curriculum do not satisfy the Franklin College requirement. See: http://www.franklin.uga.edu/students/college_degree_requirements.php


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III. Quantitative Reasoning (3-4 hours)

No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.

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IV. World Languages and Global Culture, Humanities and the Arts (12 hours)

Note: Course credit received as a result of a score on a departmental foreign language placement test will not satisfy the General Education Core Curriculum requirements in Area IV, World Languages and Global Culture, Humanities and the Arts.
World Languages and Global Culture (9 hours)
Preferred Course(s):  Please consider the Franklin College's Foreign Language requirement when selecting courses from the Core Curriculum. Some courses approved for the core curriculum do not satisfy the Franklin College requirement. See: http://www.franklin.uga.edu/students/college_degree_requirements.php 

Humanities and the Arts (3 hours)
Preferred Course(s): Please consider the Franklin College's Literature requirement when selecting courses from the Core Curriculum. Some courses approved for the core curriculum do not satisfy the Franklin College requirement. See: http://www.franklin.uga.edu/students/college_degree_requirements.php 
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V. Social Sciences (9 hours)

  • Students who have not met the Georgia and U.S. Constitution requirement by examination should enroll in POLS 1101 or POLS 1101E or POLS 1105H.
  • A passing grade on an examination on the history of the United States and Georgia is required to satisfy the United States and Georgia History Requirement for all persons receiving a baccalaureate degree from the University, unless exempted by one of the following courses: HIST 2111, HIST 2111E, HIST 2111H, HIST 2112, HIST 2112E, HIST 2112H, HIST 3080H. Examinations are given at University Testing Services. Reexamination is permitted. Contact University Testing Services at (706) 542-3183 for information.
Preferred Course(s):  

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Area VI

MUSI 1100
MUSI 1110
MUSI 1120
MUSI 1130
MUSI 1810 (4 hours) 
MUSI 2500 and MUSI 2510

Choose four hours from the following Large Ensemble courses:
MUSI 4700
MUSI 4710
MUSI 4740/6740
MUSI 4750/6750
MUSI 4755/6755
MUSI 4760/6760
MUSI 4838/6838
MUSI 4839/6839
MUSI 4840/6840

Note: Music requires individual review of non-equivalent transfer courses before they can be used to satisfy Area VI and Major Requirements. 

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Entrance Requirements
Students must audition to gain admission to the Hugh Hodgson School of Music. This is a high-demand major. After meeting the entrance requirements, students will be selected based on the following high-demand selection criteria.
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High-Demand Major–Selection Criteria
  • Entrance audition of first year students that selects students with the highest music performance skills in a set instrumentation.
  • Passing subsequent music performance skills exam in the first and second years that demonstrate superior musical maturity and skill.
  • Recommendations of Music Performance faculty through a formal audition at the end of the second year that evaluates the student's potential as a professional performer.
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    Major Requirements

    A baccalaureate degree program must require at least 21 semester hours of upper division courses in the major field and at least 39 semester hours of upper division work overall.
    Students in the Franklin College must earn a grade of "C" (2.0) or better in major required courses.
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    Required Courses (45 hours)
    Applied Study
    MUSI 2810 (2 hours) 
    MUSI 2820 (2 hours) 
    MUSI 3810 (2 hours) 
    MUSI 3820 (2 hours)
    MUSI 3831 (2 hours) or MUSI 3450S (2 hours) 
    MUSI 4280/6280 (2 hours) 
    MUSI 4810 (2 hours) 
    MUSI 4820 (2 hours) 

    Music Theory/Ear Training
    MUSI 2100 
    MUSI 2110 
    MUSI 2120 
    MUSI 2130 

    Plus one course from the following:
    MUSI 4110/6110
    MUSI 4120/6120
    MUSI 4140/6140
    MUSI 4145/6145 
    MUSI 4190/6190

    Music History
    MUSI 3210
    MUSI 3220

    Plus one Non-Western Music History course from the following:
    MUSI 3020 
    MUSI 3021 
    MUSI 3030 
    MUSI 4270/6270 
    MUSI(AFST) 4291/6291
    WMST(MUSI) 4310/6310 
    MUSI(WMST) 4320/6320
    MUSI 4783/6783 

    Conducting
    MUSI 3480 

    Plus one course from the following:
    MUSI 3490
    MUSI 3500
    MUSI 3510

    Keyboard Competency
    MUSI 2520 and MUSI 2530

    Career Preparedness
    MUSI 4010 (2 hours)
    MUSI 4060/6060 (1 hour) 
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    Major Electives (15 hours)
    Choose four hours of Large Ensemble courses from the following:
    MUSI 4700
    MUSI 4710
    MUSI 4740/6740
    MUSI 4750/6750
    MUSI 4755/6755
    MUSI 4760/6760
    MUSI 4838/6838
    MUSI 4839/6839
    MUSI 4840/6840

    Choose four hours of Small Ensemble courses from the following:
    MUSI(AFST) 2860MUSI 4855/6855
    MUSI 4730/6730MUSI(AFST) 4861/6861
    MUSI 4781/6781MUSI 4910/6910
    MUSI 4785/6785MUSI 5010/7010
    MUSI 4790/6790MUSI 5106/7106
    MUSI 4800/6800MUSI 5200/7200
    MUSI 4850/6850


    Choose one of the following tracks:

    Instrumental Performance
    7 hours of Upper-Division (3000-level and above) Music Electives*

    Piano Performance
    MUSI 3470 (1 hour)
    6 hours of Upper-Division (3000-level and above) Music Electives*

    Vocal Performance
    MUSI 4461/6461 (1 hour)
    MUSI 4462/6462 (1 hour)
    MUSI 4463/6463 (1 hour)
    MUSI 4464/6464 (1 hour)
    3 hours of Upper-Division (3000-level and above) Music Electives*

    *MUSI 3550, MUSI 3800, and MUSI 4050 may not be used to satisfy elective requirements.
     
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    General Electives

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    (This total does not include the 1-hour P.E. requirement)
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