Requirements for Upper Division

For admission to upper division piano, Bachelor of Arts* in Music and Bachelor of Music with a music education option degree students must have accomplished the following:

  • Major and all three forms of minor scales four octaves, tonic arpeggios four octaves, and cadences. Arpeggios and cadences are to be with inversions. All are to be hands together. Any key may be requested at the admission to upper-division jury.
  • Completion (memorized and performance-ready) of individual solos at the appropriate level from each of the Baroque, Classic, Romantic, Impressionist, and Contemporary periods. The student’s choice of two of these are to be performed by memory at the admission to upper-division jury.

For admission to upper division piano, Bachelor of Music with a performance or pedagogy concentration, students must have accomplished the following

  • Major and all three forms of minor scales four octaves; tonic, dominant seventh, and diminished seventh arpeggios four octaves; and cadences. Arpeggios and cadences are to be with inversions. All are to be hands together. Any of these may be requested at the admission to upper-division jury.
  • Completion (memorized and performance-ready) of individual solos at the appropriate level from each of the Baroque (at least one must be contrapuntal), Classic, Romantic, Impressionist, and Contemporary periods. The student’s choice of three of these are to be performed by memory at the admission to upper-division jury.

Bachelor of Arts in Music students may apply for upper division but are not required to do so.

 

Upper division study is not required for the minor in music.

Events

Unless otherwise noted, all performances are in the Blankenship Recital Hall, located on the first floor of the Fine Arts Building.