Bachelor of Music (B.M.) Degree Requirements for Bassoon, Clarinet, Flute, Oboe, Saxophone


Contact Rita Riley, in the School of Music Student Services Office, Room 450 Murphy Hall, with any questions about this degree program.

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120 credits required (45 at Jr/Sr level 300+)

Effective Fall 2021

Bachelor of Music (B.M.) Degree Check Sheet

KU Core (not fulfilled by Music courses) (21 credits)

CreditsCourse
3Goal 2 Outcome 1: English (GE21)
3Goal 2 Outcome 1: English (GE21) 
3Goal 1 Outcome 2: Math (GE12)
3Goal 2 Outcome 2: Communications (GE22)
3Goal 3N: Natural Science (GE3N)
3Goal 3S: Social Science (GE3S)
3Goal 5: Social Responsibility & Ethics (AE51 or AE52)

Music Theory (22 credits)

CreditsCourse
3MTHC 105 Theory I (Fall only)
1MTHC 106 Aural Skills I (Fall only)
 Fulfills Goal 1 Outcome 1 (GE11):
3MTHC 115 Theory II (Spring only)
1MTHC 116 Aural Skills II (Spring only)
4MTHC 205 Theory III (Fall only)
4MTHC 315 Theory IV (Spring only)
3MTHC 410 Form & Analysis (Fall only)
3MTHC upper division elective 300+
3MTHC upper division elective 300+

Musicology (12 credits)

CreditsCourse
 Fulfills Goal 4 Outcome 2 (AE42):
3MUSC 320 Music History I (Fall only)
 Fulfills Goal 3H Arts & Humanities (GE3H):
3MUSC 340 Music History II (Spring only)
3MUSC 440 Music History III (Fall only)
 Fulfills Goal 4 Outcome 1 (AE41):
3MUSC 480 Music History IV (Spring only)

Music Electives (10 credits)

CreditsCourse
 Oboe/Bassoon:
1BASN/OBOE 101/301 Reed Making
1BASN/OBOE 101/301 Reed Making
1 
1 
3 
3 
 Clarinet/Flute/Saxophone:
3 
3 
3 
1 

Non-Music Electives (9 credits)

CreditsCourse
3 
3 
3 

REC 100: 2 semesters S (Satisfactory) (0 credits)

CreditsCourse
0REC 100
0REC 100

Music Theory (8 credits)

CreditsCourse
2COND 245 Conducting I
1W&P 325 Wind & Percussion Pedagogy

Piano: minimum of PIAN 284 (2-4 credits)

CreditsCourse
1PIAN 144, if needed
1PIAN 148, if needed
2PIAN 284

Performance (3.0 GPA required) (25 credits)

CreditsCourse
3121
3121
3221
3221
3622
3622
3622
 Fulfills Goal 6 Integrate knowledge/capstone (AE61):
3622 (final semester taken with 623)
1623 Senior Recital

Ensembles: 8 semesters (8 credits)

CreditsCourse
1Ensemble
1Ensemble
1Ensemble
1Ensemble
1Ensemble
1Ensemble
1Ensemble
1Ensemble

Chamber Ensembles: 4 semesters (4 credits)

CreditsCourse
1CHAM 216
1CHAM 216
1CHAM 336
1CHAM 336

Bachelor of Music (B.M.) Degree Plan

First Year - Fall Semester (16 credits)

CreditsCourse
3ENGL 101 Composition or any GE21 (English)
3MTHC 105 Theory I (Fall only)
1MTHC 106 Aural Skills I (Spring only)
1PIAN 144, if needed
0REC 100 (2 semesters)
3121 Lessons
1Ensemble
1BASN/OBOE 101 or music elective
3MATH 101 or any GE12 (Math)

First Year - Spring Semester (16 credits)

CreditsCourse
3ENGL 102 Critical Reading & Writing or any GE21 (English)
3MTHC 115 Theory II (Spring only)
1MTHC 116 Aural Skills II (Spring only)
1PIAN 148, if needed
0REC 100 (2 semesters)
3121 Lessons
1Ensemble
1BASN/OBOE 101 or music elective
3Natural Science any GE3N

Second Year - Fall Semester (17 credits)

CreditsCourse
4MTHC 205 Theory III (Fall only)
3MUSC 320 Music History I (Fall only)
2PIAN 284 (minimum 284 required)
3221 Lessons
1Ensemble
1CHAM 216 or 252 Chamber Ensemble
3COMS 130 or any GE22 (Communications)

Second Year - Spring Semester (16 credits)

CreditsCourse
4MTHC 315 Theory IV (Spring only)
3MUSC 340 Music History II (Spring only)
3221 Lessons
1Ensemble
1CHAM 216 or 252 Chamber Ensemble
1W&P 325 Wind & Percussion Pedagogy
3Social Science any GE3S

Third Year - Fall Semester (16 credits)

CreditsCourse
3MTHC 410 Form & Analysis (Fall only)
3MUSC 440 Music History III (Fall only)
3622 Lessons
1Ensemble
1Non-music elective
1Non-music elective

Third Year - Spring Semester (12-15 credits)

CreditsCourse
3MUSC 480 Music History IV (Spring only)
3622 Lessons
1Ensemble
3MTHC Elective 300+ (or Senior year spring semester)
1BASN/OBOE 301 or music elective
1Music elective
3Non-music elective

Fourth Year - Fall Semester (13 credits)

CreditsCourse
3MTHC 300+ elective
3622 Lessons
1Ensemble
1CHAM 336 or 652 Chamber Ensemble
2COND 245 Conducting I
3Music elective

Fourth Year - Spring Semester (12-15 credits)

CreditsCourse
3MTHC Elective 300+ (if not Junior year spring semester)
3622 Lessons
1623 Senior Recital
1Ensemble
1CHAM 336 or 652 Chamber Ensemble
3Ethics any AE51 or AE52
3Music elective