Piano Performance and Pedagogy (BM)
The Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance and Pedagogy program at Dallas Baptist University will provide the piano student with a thorough musical foundation of historical and practical knowledge that acknowledges God as Creator while pursuing excellence in every dimension of performance, including skillful musical interpretation and sensitivity to ministerial potential.
credit hours (bM)
Developing A Christian Mind
ENGL 1301 - Composition and Rhetoric I
ENGL 1302 - Composition and Rhetoric II
ENGL 2301 - World Literature I
ENGL 2302 - World Literature II
Foundations for Excellence
FOUN 1101 - Foundations for Excellence
is required of all first-year and transfer students with fewer than 15 credit hours. (AP, CLEP, IB, or dual/concurrent credit earned while in high school does not count toward these 15 credit hours.)
HIST 1301 - U.S. History to 1865
HIST 1302 - U.S. History Since 1865
HIST 2301 - World Civilization I
HIST 2302 - World Civilization II
KNES 1101 - Fitness for Living
and one additional activity course (KNES 1102-1122); for veterans or those 25 years of age or older prior to enrollment at DBU, KNES courses are waived.
MATH 1301 - Math for Liberal Arts
MATH 1303 - College Algebra
MATH 1307 - Finite Math for Business Analysis
MATH 1405 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
Natural Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only)
One laboratory science from Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Physical Science, or Physics
RELI 1301 - Old Testament Survey
RELI 1302 - New Testament Survey
RELI 4342/MUSI 4342 - Ethnomusicology in Cross-Cultural Service
TOTAL GENERAL STUDIES HOURS
MUSI 1011 - Written MPE (Music Proficiency Exam) Level II
MUSI 1012 - Dictation MPE (Music Proficiency Exam) Level II
MUSI 1013 - Sight-singing MPE (Music Proficiency Exam) Level II
MUSI 1111 - Aural Skills I
MUSI 1112 - Aural Skills II
MUSI 1206 - Diction I
MUSI 1311 - Music Theory I
MUSI 1312 - Music Theory II
MUSI 2011 - Written MPE (Music Proficiency Exam) Level IV*
MUSI 2012 - Dictation MPE (Music Proficiency Exam) Level IV*
MUSI 2013 - Sight-singing MPE (Music Proficiency Exam) Level IV*
MUSI 2111 - Aural Skills III
MUSI 2112 - Aural Skills IV
MUSI 2305 - Introduction to Music Literature and Fine Arts
MUSI 2311 - Music Theory III
MUSI 2312 - Music Theory IV
MUSI 3089 - Junior Recital for Performance Majors
MUSI 3201 - Analysis of Musical Structure
MUSI 3203 - Keyboard Skills
MUSI 3204 - Music History and Literature I
MUSI 3205 - Music History and Literature II
MUSI 3206 - Music History and Literature III
MUSI 3207 - Basic Conducting
MUSI 3215 - Collaborative Piano in Performance and Worship
MUSI 4088 - Interdisciplinary Performance Project
MUSI 4100 - Piano Pedagogy Practicum
MUSI 4203 - Eighteenth-Century Counterpoint
MUSI 4217 - Piano Literature and Pedagogy I
MUSI 4218 - Piano Literature and Pedagogy II
MUSI 4228 - Piano Literature and Performance Practice
MUSI 4325 - Piano Pedagogy Internship
MUSB 4310 - The Musician as Entrepreneur
* (Music Proficiency Exam Level IV courses are requisites for all upper-level Music courses, including recital courses).
Applied Piano (18 credit hours: 8 lower level, 10 upper level).
Applied Secondary (3 lower level).
MUSI 1130 Applied Organ
MUSI 2023C Sophomore Barrier for Piano Majors/Concentrations
MUSI 3023 Piano Proficiency Level V
MUSI 1135 and MUSI 1136 Grand Chorus
MUSI 2135 and MUSI 2136 Grand Chorus
MUSI 3167 Piano Ensemble
MUSI 3103 Collaborative Piano Practicum I
MUSI 4103 Collaborative Piano Practicum II
PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE (8 semesters)
MUSI 1000 (S-L)
Total Academic Major Requirement
Lower or Upper-Level Electives
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED
A 120-credit-hour minimum for a bachelor's degree is required, including 36 upper-level credit hours.
At least 12 credit hours in the major program must be completed at Dallas Baptist University, including nine upper-level course hours.
Minimum GPA Required for Graduation from Dallas Baptist University: DBU requires a minimum institutional cumulative, major, and minor GPA of 2.0.
A minimum grade of C- is required for all music courses within a music major field of study.
(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.
Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.
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