Bachelor of Music in Keyboard Performance

Degree Requirements

Piano Performance

    Music Requirements*76
    PIAN 301-402 (minimum 16 hours at or above PIAN 401) 30
    INST 101-102 Applied music in minor familiy (organ strongly recommended) 6
    PERF 385 Junior Recital 0
    PERF 485 Senior Capstone: Senior Recital 0
    MUS 229 Basic Conducting 2
    MUS- Ensembles (with or without credit - 8 semesters) 0
    MHS 230-380 Music History and Literature I-III 9
    MLT 480 Piano Literature 2
    MUS 250 Music in Christian Perspective 2
    MUS 477 Piano Pedagogy 3
    MTH 220, 221, 227, 228, 325, 326, 327, 328 Theory and Musicianship 16
    Advanced Coursework: Choose at least one of the following MTH courses for 6 hrs total (6)
    MTH 458 Sixteenth Century Counterpoint 3
    MTH 462 Form and Analysis 3
    MTH 466 Orchestration 3
    MTH courses numbered 500 and above, with permission 3
    If only one MTH prefix is chosen, the second advanced course may be MHS 490, Topics in Music History. 3
    Integrative Studies (IS)‡ (Liberal Arts)36
    Free Electives12

    * See College Music Catalog for specific requirements and course descriptions.

    ‡ See College Catalog for a full description of Houghton’s IS requirements for the Bachelor of Music degree.


    Organ Performance

    Music Requirements*76
    ORGN 301-402 (minimum 16 hrs at or above ORGN 401) 30
    PIAN 201-202 Piano (at or above PIAN 201) 5
    PERF 385 Junior Recital 0
    PERF 485 Senior Capstone: Senior Recital 0
    MCH 476 Service Playing, Organ 2
    MUS 229 Basic Conducting 2
    MUS- Ensembles (with or without credit - 8 semesters) 0
    MHS 230-380 Music History and Literature I-III 9
    MLT 470 Organ Literature 2
    MUS 250 Music in Christian Perspective 2
    MUS 470 Organ Pedagogy 2
    MTH 220, 221, 227, 228, 325, 326, 327, 328 Theory and Musicianship 16
    Advanced Coursework: Choose at least one of the following MTH courses for 6 hrs total (6)
    MTH 458 Sixteenth Century Counterpoint 3
    MTH 462 Form and Analysis 3
    MTH 466 Orchestration 3
    MTH courses numbered 500 and above, with permission 2
    If only one MTH prefix is chosen, the second advanced course may be MHS 490, Topics in Music History 3
    Integrative Studies (IS)‡ (Liberal Arts)36
    Free Electives12

    * See College Music Catalog for specific requirements and course descriptions.

    ‡ See College Catalog for a full description of Houghton’s IS requirements for the Bachelor of Music degree.

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