The Bachelor of Music (B.M.) degree in Keyboard Performance is the only degree offered at the undergraduate level in Keyboard Performance. Core courses in the curriculum include classes in music theory, keyboard literature, accompanying, ensemble, and keyboard pedagogy in addition to a variety of electives from several disciplines in music at the Frost School. Weekly studio classes and departmental forums provide performance opportunities and discussions amidst faculty, guest artists, and Undergraduate and Graduate performance majors.
Juniors are required to present a joint recital with a fellow junior student, while seniors are required to present a full solo recital during the final year of study.
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B.M. in Keyboard Performance with a Minor Area Outside of Music
If you are interested in additional credentials while pursuing a B.M. in Keyboard Performance, a minor area of study
outside of music may be a great option. Here are some minors that may be complimentary and can be completed without adding credits to the total required of the Major. For details and sample 4-year plans of study, please click on the Minor that interests you. Always remember to consult the Academic Bulletin as the definitive resource for all academic policies, degree programs, and minors as they are updated for each academic year.
Performance Certificate in Keyboard Performance
For students with exceptional performance skills at the piano with an interest in pursuing a non-performance UG music degree, a 28-credit Performance Certificate is an exciting option. Students must audition to be admitted into the track and successfully complete all the course requirements plus the Senior Recital. The final approval for the Performer’s Certificate is granted by the majority vote of the student’s Senior Recital Committee. For audition requirement, please follow the same guidelines as for B.M. in MKP.
Performance Study as a Piano Principal
For students with a strong background in piano who wish to focus on pursuing a non-performance UG music degree, continuing performance study in an stimulating environment as a Piano Principal is possible at the FSOM. Students must audition to be admitted as a Piano Principal. In addition to lessons, students receive valuable training in accompanying and ensemble as supportive experience in the performance arena. Weekly studio classes and departmental forums provide performance opportunities and discussions amidst faculty, guest artists, and Undergraduate and Graduate performance majors.