B.Mus. degree program in performance
HEGIS code 1004
NYS SED program code 02018

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COHEN, DOUGLAS Undergraduate Adviser 718-951-5000 x 5954 423 Whitehead Hall dcohen @ brooklyn.cuny.edu Office hours by appointment


Music is a writing intensive major.
Program requirements (69 credits plus foreign language or proficiency)
For academic year 2020-2021 only: The department chair may allow up to six credits of course substitutions for one or more of these requirements consistent with the educational goals of the program.

All of the following:
Music 1300, 1400 (6 credits).
Music 3211, 3212, 3213, 3214 (8 credits).
Music 3221, 3222, 3223, 3224 (4 credits).
Music 3231 and 3232, or 3235; 3233 or 3236; 3234 or 3237 (12 credits).
Music or 3241, or 3242, or 3243 (12 credits).
One course in American or non-western music, Music 4430 through 4449, or one specialized course in music theory, Music 4450 through 4479 or one seminar in music numbered in the 4900s (3 credits).
Music 3791, 3792, 3793, 3794, 3795, 3796 (12 credits).
Four semesters of performance studio class, Music 3675 (4 credits).
Eight credits in ensemble performance from Music 3700 through 3781 as assigned by the Conservatory of Music.

In addition to the course listings above, an approved recital, and approval of the faculty are required for the bachelor of music degree.

A successful jury examination in performance must be completed at the conclusion of each semester of Music 3791 - 3796 or 4841 (Performance). Students taking Music 3793 will present to the faculty a longer performance jury, at which time their overall progress in the program will be evaluated, and permission to continue in the program granted or denied. Music majors aiming toward professional careers as performers are strongly urged to take additional ensembles each semester, including at least two terms of Music 3741, 3742, 3743, 3780 or 3781 (i.e., Contemporary Music Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, Woodwind Chamber Music, Jazz Big Band, or Small Jazz Ensemble).

All music courses offered to satisfy the requirements for a major in music must be completed with a grade of C or higher.

The list of the music performance faculty is available online at http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/academics/schools/mediaarts/departments/music/faculty.php