Piano Major

Bachelor of Music degrees in piano require a minimum of 50 units, and include core music requirements (16 units), major requirements (20 units), and distribution and elective requirements (14 units).

Core Music Requirements (16 units)

Course Title
MUSIC 111-1
MUSIC 111-2
MUSIC 111-3
Music Theory I
and Music Theory II
and Music Theory III
MUSIC 211-1
MUSIC 211-2
MUSIC 211-3
Music Theory IV
and Music Theory V
and Music Theory VI
MUSIC 126-1
MUSIC 126-2
MUSIC 126-3
Aural Skills I
and Aural Skills II
and Aural Skills III
MUSIC 226-1
MUSIC 226-2
MUSIC 226-3
Aural Skills IV
and Aural Skills V
and Aural Skills VI
MUSIC 130-1
MUSIC 130-2
MUSIC 130-3
Keyboard Skills for Piano Majors
and Keyboard Skills for Piano Majors
and Keyboard Skills for Piano Majors
MUSIC 214-0
MUSIC 215-0
MUSIC 216-0
Western Music Cultures Before 1600
and Western Music Cultures 1600-1800
and Western Music Cultures After 1800
MUSIC 213-0World Music Cultures
CONDUCT 326-0Basic Conducting
One MUSICOL elective
One 20th/21st century Music Studies elective
Three quarters ensemble (1.5 units)

Piano Major Requirements (20 units)

Course Title
PIANO 161-0Applied Piano for Music Majors (3 quarters)
PIANO 261-0Applied Piano for Music Majors (3 quarters)
PIANO 361-0Applied Piano for Music Majors (6 quarters)
PIANO 313-1
PIANO 313-2
PIANO 313-3
Piano Repertoire I
and Piano Repertoire II
and Piano Repertoire III
PIANO 315-1
PIANO 315-2
PIANO 315-3
Piano Pedagogy I
and Piano Pedagogy II
and Piano Pedagogy III
PIANO 328-1
PIANO 328-2
PIANO 328-3
Collaborative Piano-Beginning I
and Collaborative Piano-Beginning II
and Collaborative Piano-Beginning III
CONDUCT 391-0Chamber Music
PIANO 340-0Piano Recital Hour (12 quarters)
PIANO 370-0Junior Recital
PIANO 380-0Senior Recital

Distribution and Elective Requirements (14 units)

Course Title
Area I Natural Sciences or Area II Formal Studies or Music Technology (1 unit)
Area III Social/Behavioral Sciences (1 unit)
Area IV Historical Studies (1 unit)
Area V Ethics and Values (1 unit)
Area VI Literature/Fine Arts (1 unit)
English Composition course (1 unit)
Non-Music Electives (6 units)
Free Electives (2 units, either music or non-music courses)
Business/Finance Overlay course (may double count with any other requirement)