Ensemble participation is required of all undergraduate music majors. Only one ensemble per semester may be counted toward the ensemble degree requirement. For questions about ensemble requirements or petitions, please visit the undergraduate advisor in music. 

 

Specific requirements for each degree are outlined below:


BM Performance 

Brass, Woodwind, Percussion, Strings (except guitar)Eight semesters in assigned instrumental ensemble. 

Piano: One semester in sight-reading + six semesters in accompanying + one semester in assigned choral, instrumental or jazz ensemble. 

Organ or Harpsichord: One semester in sight-reading + three semesters in accompanying + two semesters in assigned choral ensemble + two semesters in assigned choral, instrumental or jazz ensemble (or two additional semesters in accompanying). 

Guitar: Six semesters in guitar ensemble + two semesters in any school of music ensemble.

Voice: Six semesters in assigned choral ensemble + two semesters in opera.


BM Jazz Performance and Jazz Composition

Jazz Double Bass, Drum Set, Guitar, Piano, Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet:  Eight semesters in assigned jazz ensemble.


BM Choral Studies

Voice: Eight semesters in assigned choral ensemble.

Keyboard: One semester in sight reading + two semesters in accompanying + four semesters in assigned choral ensemble + one semester in any school of music ensemble.

Guitar: Two semesters in guitar ensemble + four semesters in assigned choral ensemble + two semesters in any school of music ensemble.

Music studies students who student teach during their eighth semester of study are only required to complete seven semesters of ensemble.


BM Instrumental Studies

Brass, Woodwind, Percussion, Strings (except guitar): Eight semesters in assigned instrumental ensemble (brass, woodwind and percussion students are also required to complete one semester in Longhorn Band). 

Keyboard: One semester in sight reading + six semesters in accompanying + one semester in assigned instrumental ensemble.

Guitar: Two semesters in guitar ensemble + six semesters in any school of music ensemble. 

Music studies students who student teach during their eighth semester of study are only required to complete seven semesters of ensemble.


BA in Music (includes Music Business, Recording Technology and BA Composition)

Brass, Woodwind, Percussion, Strings (except guitar)Two semesters in assigned instrumental ensemble + two semesters in any school of music ensemble. 

Keyboard: One semester in sight reading + one semester in accompanying + two semesters in any school of music ensemble. 

Guitar: One semester in guitar ensemble + three semesters in any school of music ensemble.

Voice: Two semesters in assigned choral ensemble + two semesters in any school of music ensemble. 


BM Composition 

Brass, Woodwind, Percussion, Strings (except guitar)Four semesters in assigned instrumental ensemble + four semesters in any school of music ensemble. 

Keyboard: One semester in sight reading + three semesters in accompanying or assigned choral/instrumental ensemble + four semesters in any school of music ensemble. 

Guitar: Two semesters in guitar ensemble + six semesters in any school of music ensemble. 

Voice: Four semesters in assigned choral ensemble + four semesters in any school of music ensemble.