Degree Requirements - Keyboard - BM Choral Music Emphasis

The Visser-Rowland Organ in Bates Recital Hall

Degree Requirements


BM • Choral Music Emphasis


The 4-year undergraduate Bachelor of Music (B.M.) in Music Studies degree leads to all-level music teacher certification in public schools. In addition to extensive training in music teaching and learning, students take lessons in their primary instrument, participate in ensembles and receive comprehensive instruction in music theory and music history. Music Studies majors also complete the university’s core curriculum


Administrative Contacts

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Scholarships & Assistantships

Academic Advisor for Music

Assistant Director for Admissions

Operations & Scheduling

Keyboard Faculty

Music & Human learning Faculty

  • Robert A. Duke

    Director, Center for Human Learning
  • Suzanne Pence

    Associate Professor of Music and Human Learning, Choral Conducting
  • Laurie Scott

    Associate Professor of Music and Human Learning
    Director, The University of Texas String Project
    Director, Musical Lives
  • Amy Simmons

    Senior Lecturer in Music and Human Learning
  • Justin J. West

    Assistant Professor of Music and Human Learning
  • Marjorie Yankeelov

    Lecturer in Music and Human Learning



Degree Requirements 

Degree guidelines provide you with a list of all the courses that are required to earn a specific degree. Four-year plans are sample road maps of how you can plan your academic schedule in order to graduate on time. You can use these tools to decide on a major, compare the differences in degrees, and to make informed decisions in choosing which courses to take each semester. 

Select the appropriate catalog year to view requirements for your major. 

Degree Guidelines & Four Year Plans
Degree Guidelines Four Year Plans
2022-2024 2022-2024
2020-2022  2020-2022 
2018-2020  2018-2020 
2016-2018  2016-2018 



Recital Requirements coming soon...


Bachelor of Music Studies piano and organ students must perform 10-minute juries in both fall and spring for the first three years of study. If a student performs a Recognition in Music Performance or Community Recital in the third year, the jury requirement for that semester will be waived. Students should provide a “jury sheet” for the faculty with repertory they have prepared.

Postponements are allowed for extenuating circumstances (injury, death in the family, etc.).  No-shows are considered a failure. If a jury is postponed, the student must perform the jury within the first twelve class days of the following semester and pass in order to advance to the next level.

Semester grades for applied lessons are comprised of the following:

50% grade from studio teacher

50% jury grade from keyboard faculty other than studio teacher

Find more information about this semester's juries, including FDFJ forms and deadlines. 




For information about course registration, academic deadlines, adding and dropping courses, applying to graduate and other policies, visit the College of Fine Arts Student Affairs website

Non-music majors should contact their home college’s advising office. Prospective students may contact the Music Admissions Office for assistance. 

Music majors who wish to take a restricted individual instruction course need to fill out a Consent Form. Once the faculty member has approved your request, the bar to register for the course will be lifted. This form is available at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters and summer session registration periods, through the 12th class day (4th class day for summer sessions). 

Music majors who wish to take an independent study course need to complete a Request Form. The request will be reviewed by the Director of Undergraduate Studies. If approved, the Academic Advisor for Music will add the independent study course for the student. This form is available every semester. 




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