Jun 14, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music, Performance Option, B.M.


(132 units)

The Bachelor of Music degree is a high-unit professional degree and requires 132 units for graduation. Music units include the core requirements and one option. Students interested in the BM program must successfully complete an audition for entrance to the program. This should be accomplished prior to entrance to the University. Students wishing to consider the BM program after they have enrolled at CSULB may not apply after they have completed more than a maximum of 96 units.

Music, B.M. Core Requirements


Music History and Literature:


Take all the following courses:


Music Theory:


Major Performance Organization:


All Music Majors must audition for an MPO in their area each semester and must participate in the MPO as determined by audition. Participation in additional ensembles may be used as electives.

MUS 100 /MUS 300  MPO, one topic each semester in residence.

Piano: Upon passing the Upper Division Screening Exam (UDSE) piano students may take MUS 400  (topic U) for MPO

Strings: Take MUS 100 /MUS 300  (topics I or J)

Winds and Percussion: Take MUS 100 /MUS 300  (topics A, B, or C)

Vocal: Take MUS 100 /MUS 300  (topics E, F, or G)

Opera: Take at least 6 semesters of MUS 100 /MUS 300  (topics E, F, or G) and at least 2 semesters of MUS 330  

Jazz Studies: Take at least 4 semesters of MUS 100  (topics A, B, C, E, F, G, I, or J). Upon passing the Upper Division Screening Exam (UDSE) take MUS 300  (topics K, L, M, N, O, or P) for a minimum of 4 semesters

Composition: Take at least 4 semesters of MUS 100  (topics A, B, C, E, F, G, I, or J). Upon passing the Upper Division Screening Exam (UDSE) take take MUS 300  (topics A, B, C, E, F, G, I, or J) or MUS 400  (topic B) for 4 semesters

Keyboard Proficiency:


  • Successful completion of conservatory’s piano proficiency examination (equivalent to MUS 220B )
    (piano majors excepted)

Requirements


Core:


Minimum of 15 units and maximum of 20 units with an achievement of senior level on major performance medium.

Required of all students:


Piano:


Strings:


Brass:


Woodwind:


Bassoon, Clarinet, Flute, Oboe:

Saxophones:

Take 8 units from the following courses:

All Woodwinds:

Percussion:


Voice:


Completion of Bob Cole Conservatory of Music Foreign Language Examination in French, German or Italian (may be waived by completion of FREN 101B , GERM 101B , ITAL 101B  level course in French, German or Italian).

Pre-Professional Studies in Opera:


Completion of Bob Cole Conservatory of Music Foreign Language Examination in French, German or Italian (may be waived by completion of FREN 101B , GERM 101B , ITAL 101B  level course in French, German or Italian).

Take one of the following courses:

Take at least two units of the following course

(required as part of eight-unit activity requirement):

Choose two courses from the following:

Jazz Studies:


Completion of Bob Cole Conservatory Jazz Piano Proficiency Examination (equivalent to MUS 221B )