Piano Performance (B.M.) - Resident

Piano Performance (B.M.) - Resident

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2022 through summer 2023. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

General Education/Foundational Skills Requirements

Communication & Information Literacy 1
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric3
INQR 101Inquiry1
Communications Elective3
Information Literacy Elective3
Technological Solutions & Quantitative Reasoning 1
UNIV 101Foundational Skills1
Math ElectiveMATH 114 or higher3
Technology Competency 20-3
Critical Thinking 1
RLGN 105Introduction to Biblical Worldview 32
RSCH 201Research3
Critical Thinking Elective3
Civic & Global Engagement 1
EVAN 101Evangelism and the Christian Life 32
Cultural Studies Elective3
Social & Scientific Inquiry 1
Natural Science Elective3
Social Science Elective3
Christianity & Contexts 1
BIBL 105Old Testament Survey2
BIBL 110New Testament Survey2
THEO 201Theology Survey I 32
THEO 202Theology Survey II 32
Total Hours41-44

Refer to the list of approved general education electives before enrolling in foundational skill requirements


All students must pass the Computer Assessment OR complete applicable INFT course


Students transferring in 45 or more UG credit hours will have the requirements of RLGN 105 Introduction to Biblical Worldview (2 c.h.)EVAN 101 Evangelism and the Christian Life (2 c.h.) waived; Students transferring in 60 or more UG credit hours will also have the requirements of THEO 201 Theology Survey I (2 c.h.) & THEO 202 Theology Survey II (2 c.h.) waived

 Major Requirements

Major Foundational Courses
MUSC 200Music, Art, Worship and Culture 13
Music Literature Elective 1,2
Total Hours3

Course may fulfill select general education requirements.


Choose one course from the following: MUSC 213 Survey of Popular and Jazz Literature Music (3 c.h.)MUSC 314 Music in World Cultures (3 c.h.), or MUSC 371 Survey of Songwriting Literature (3 c.h.)

Major Core
MUSC 105Harmonic Practices and Theory I3
MUSC 106Harmonic Practices and Theory II3
MUSC 107Musicianship I1
MUSC 108Musicianship II1
MUSC 203Commercial Music Theory and Harmonic Practices I2-3
or MUSC 205 Chromatic Harmony
MUSC 204Commercial Music Theory and Harmonic Practices II2-3
or MUSC 206 Chromatic Harmony II
MUSC 207Muscianship III1
MUSC 208Muscianship IV1
MUSC 304Keyboard Pedagogy3
MUSC 311Music History: Antiquity - 17503
MUSC 312Music History: Since 17503
MUSC 315Basic Conducting2
MUSC 316Choral Conducting2
or MUSC 317 Instrumental Conducting
MUSC 330Music Technology: Notation and DAW3
MUSC 360Commercial Improvisation Techniques2
MUSC 364Contemporary Styles Survey I1
MUSC 365Contemporary Styles Survey II1
MUSC 372Entrepreneurship in the Christian Music Community3
MUSC 391Keyboard Literature2
MUSC 398Junior Recital1
MUSC 498Senior Recital1
MUSC 499Internship3
Music Elective 12-3
Music Elective 12-3
Ensemble (refer to chart)
MUSC 183Jazz Ensemble I1
or MUSC 193 Chamber Music Ensemble I
MUSC 193Chamber Music Ensemble I1
MUSC 401Art of Accompaniment2
MUSC 404Accompanying I1
MUSC 405Accompanying II1
MUSC 483Jazz Ensemble II1
or MUSC 493 Chamber Music Ensemble II
MUSC 493Chamber Music Ensemble II1
Choose two credit hours of MUSC courses (see list below)2
Applied Music: Primary Instrument
MUSC 141Private Piano (Freshman)3
MUSC 142Private Piano (Freshman)3
MUSC 241Private Piano Sophomore3
MUSC 242Private Piano Sophomore3
MUSC 341Private Piano (Junior)3
MUSC 342Private Piano (Junior)2
MUSC 441Private Piano Senior3
MUSC 442Private Piano Senior2
Applied Music: Secondary Instrument (refer to chart)
Choose two credit hours of Applied Music Studies – Secondary Instrument courses (see list below)2
Total Hours82-86

Choose one course from the following: MUSC 306 Form and Analysis (3 c.h.), MUSC 309 Orchestration (3 c.h.), MUSC 310 Principles of Arranging (3 c.h.), MUSC 316 Choral Conducting (2 c.h.), MUSC 317 Instrumental Conducting (2 c.h.), MUSC 331 Composition I (2 c.h.), or MUSC 332 Composition II (2 c.h.)

Ensemble (2 Hours)

Choose one credit hour of the following:1
University Chorale I
Concert Choir I
Chamber Singers I
Symphony Orchestra I
Wind Symphony I
Choose one credit hour of the following:1
University Chorale I
Concert Choir I
Chamber Singers I
Symphony Orchestra I
Wind Symphony I
Total Hours2

Applied Music Studies (Secondary Instrument – 2 Hours)

Students must choose Voice or Guitar/Strings/Brass/Woodwinds/Percussion as their Secondary Instrument.

Voice Secondary

MUSC 120Group Voice I1
or MUSC 121 Voice (Freshman)
MUSC 220Group Voice II1
or MUSC 221 Voice Sophomore
Total Hours2

Guitar/Strings/Woodwinds/Percussion Secondary

MUSC 150Group Guitar I1
or MUSC 151 Guitar, Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion Freshman
MUSC 250Group Guitar II1
or MUSC 251 Guitar, Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion Sophomore
Total Hours2

Additional Major Requirements

  • Keyboard Proficiency Exam
  • Freshman Promotional Jury
  • Sophomore Performance Review
  • Attendance at 56 approved concerts and recitals

All applicable prerequisites must be met 

Graduation Requirements

  • 123 Total hours
  • 2.0 Overall grade point average
  • 30.75 Hours must be upper-level courses (300-400 level)
  • Grade of ‘C’ Minimum required for all upper-level courses in the major
  • 25% Of major taken through Liberty University
  • 30.75 Hours must be completed through Liberty University
  • Grad App Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student's anticipated graduation date
  • CSER All requirements must be satisfied before a degree will be awarded
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