Percussion

Plan of Study: Percussion

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The programs of study for Percussion majors are designed to develop performers with strong fundamental skills and sophisticated musicianship, who can apply these skills to any musical setting: orchestral, solo, chamber, commercial, or nontraditional.

NOTE: Curriculum is subject to change. In case of a discrepancy, the MSM Course Catalog is the authoritative source of requirements. View the Course Catalog here.

Sample Schedule for Bachelor of Music / Percussion Major

Total Curriculum Credits: 126

  • Major Lessons
    6 cr
  • Music Theory Core (TH0001-0002)
    8 cr
  • Aural Skills (AS0111-0112)
    4 cr
  • Music History Core (MH0001-0002)
    4 cr
  • Humanities Core (HU0001-0002)
    6 cr
  • Required Piano (RP0111-0112)
    2 cr
  • Percussion Lab (PK0451-0452)
    2 cr
  • Large Performing Ensemble (LP1500)
    2 cr
  • Percussion Ensemble (SP1500)
    2 cr
  • Concert Attendance (CA1000)
    0 cr
  • Technical Examination
    0 cr
  • Jury
    0 cr
Total Credits for Year 1:
36 cr
  • Major Lessons
    6 cr
  • Music Theory Core (TH0003-0004)
    6 cr
  • Aural Skills (AS0211-0212)
    4 cr
  • Music History Core (MH0003-0004)
    4 cr
  • Humanities Core (HU0003-0004)
    6 cr
  • Required Piano (RP0211-0212)
    2 cr
  • Percussion Lab (PK0451-0452)
    2 cr
  • Large Performing Ensemble (LP1500)
    2 cr
  • Percussion Ensemble (SP1500)
    2 cr
  • Concert Attendance (CA1000)
    0 cr
  • Technical Examination
    0 cr
  • Jury
    0 cr
Total Credits for Year 2:
34 cr
  • Major Lessons
    8 cr
  • Music History Electives (MH0500-2999)
    6 cr
  • Humanities Electives (HU0300-2999)
    6 cr
  • Practical Foundations (ME1500)
    2 cr
  • Percussion Lab (PK0451-0452)
    2 cr
  • Large Performing Ensemble (LP1500)
    2 cr
  • Percussion Ensemble (SP1500)
    2 cr
  • Concert Attendance (CA1000)
    0 cr
  • Jury
    0 cr
Total Credits for Year 3:
28 cr
  • Major Lessons
    8 cr
  • Theory Electives (TH0500-2999)
    4 cr
  • Humanities Electives (HU0300-2999)
    6 cr
  • Orchestral Conducting (CD0211-0212)
    4 cr
  • Percussion Lab (PK0451-0452)
    2 cr
  • Large Performing Ensemble (LP1500)
    2 cr
  • Percussion Ensemble (SP1500)
    2 cr
  • 5 Setting the Stage Workshops (ME1000)
    0 cr
  • Jury
    0 cr
  • Graduation Recital
    0 cr
Total Credits for Year 4:
28 cr

NOTE: Curriculum is subject to change. In case of a discrepancy, the MSM Course Catalog is the authoritative source of requirements. View the Course Catalog here.

Sample Schedule for Master of Music / Percussion Major

Total Curriculum Credits: 52

  • Major Lessons
    5 cr
  • Music History Electives (MH1000-2999)
    3 cr
  • Percussion Lab (PK2451-2452)
    2 cr
  • Large Performing Ensemble (LP1500)
    1 cr
  • Percussion Ensemble (SP1500)
    1 cr
  • Concert Attendance (CA1000)
    0 cr
Total Credits for Year 1, Fall:
12 cr
  • Major Lessons
    5 cr
  • Music History Electives (MH1000-2999)
    3 cr
  • Percussion Lab (PK2451-2452)
    2 cr
  • Large Performing Ensemble (LP1500)
    1 cr
  • Percussion Ensemble (SP1500)
    1 cr
  • Concert Attendance (CA1000)
    0 cr
  • Jury
    0 cr
Total Credits for Year 1, Spring:
12 cr
  • Major Lessons
    5 cr
  • Graduate Theory Electives (TH2000-2999)
    2 cr
  • Graduate Electives
    3 cr
  • Percussion Lab (PK2451-2452)
    2 cr
  • Large Performing Ensemble (LP1500)
    1 cr
  • Percussion Ensemble (SP1500)
    1 cr
Total Credits for Year 2, Fall:
14 cr
  • Major Lessons
    5 cr
  • Graduate Theory Electives (TH2000-2999)
    2 cr
  • Graduate Electives
    3 cr
  • Percussion Lab (PK2451-2452)
    2 cr
  • Large Performing Ensemble (LP1500)
    1 cr
  • Percussion Ensemble (SP1500)
    1 cr
  • Jury
    0 cr
  • Graduation Recital
    0 cr
Total Credits for Year 2, Spring:
14 cr

NOTE: Curriculum is subject to change. In case of a discrepancy, the MSM Course Catalog is the authoritative source of requirements. View the Course Catalog here.