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Music Performance: Piano Major Map

Campus: West Virginia University / Morgantown
College/School: College of Creative Arts
Areas of Emphasis: Collaborative Piano, Jazz, Pedagogy, Traditional
Pathway: Visual and Performing Arts

The Music Performance: Piano program is designed for students who want to prepare as performers or teachers. Society’s increased interest in the arts is creating many new opportunities for professional musicians and private music teachers.

Academics

Fall
  • MUSC Major Ensemble
    1
  • MUSC 123B Applied Music
    4
  • MUSC 161 Aural Theory 1 Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    2
  • MUSC 162 Written Theory 1 Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    2
  • MUSC 191 First-Year Seminar - Creative Arts
    2
  • ENGL 101 Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
17
Spring
  • MUSC Major Ensemble
    1
  • MUSC 123B Applied Music
    4
  • MUSC 163 Aural Theory 2 Exclamation Point
    2
  • MUSC 164 Written Theory 2 Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    2
  • MUSC 177 Introduction to Music Listening Exclamation Point An A in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    1
  • MUSC 189 Music Convocation An A in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    0
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
13
Fall
  • MUSC Major Ensemble
    1
  • MUSC 123B Applied Music
    4
  • MUSC 161 Aural Theory 1 Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    2
  • MUSC 162 Written Theory 1 Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    2
  • MUSC 191 First-Year Seminar - Creative Arts
    2
  • ENGL 101 Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
17
Spring
  • MUSC Major Ensemble
    1
  • MUSC 123B Applied Music
    4
  • MUSC 163 Aural Theory 2 Exclamation Point
    2
  • MUSC 164 Written Theory 2 Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    2
  • MUSC 177 Introduction to Music Listening Exclamation Point An A in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    1
  • MUSC 189 Music Convocation An A in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    0
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • MUSC Elective
    1
14
Fall
  • MUSC Major Ensemble
    1
  • MUSC 123B Applied Music
    4
  • MUSC 161 Aural Theory 1 Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    2
  • MUSC 162 Written Theory 1 Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    2
  • MUSC 191 First-Year Seminar - Creative Arts
    2
  • ENGL 101 Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
17
Spring
  • MUSC Major Ensemble
    1
  • MUSC 123B Applied Music
    4
  • MUSC 163 Aural Theory 2 Exclamation Point
    2
  • MUSC 164 Written Theory 2 Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    2
  • MUSC 177 Introduction to Music Listening Exclamation Point An A in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    1
  • MUSC 189 Music Convocation An A in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    0
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
13
Fall
  • MUSC Major Ensemble
    2
  • MUSC 123B Applied Music
    4
  • MUSC 161 Aural Theory 1 Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    2
  • MUSC 162 Written Theory 1 Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    2
  • MUSC 191 First-Year Seminar - Creative Arts
    2
  • ENGL 101 Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
18
Spring
  • MUSC Major Ensemble
    2
  • MUSC 123B Applied Music
    4
  • MUSC 163 Aural Theory 2 Exclamation Point
    2
  • MUSC 164 Written Theory 2 Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    2
  • MUSC 177 Introduction to Music Listening Exclamation Point An A in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    1
  • MUSC 189 Music Convocation An A in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    0
  • MUSC Elective
    1
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
15
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Declare a major and file an academic plan
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying
  • Participate in Adventure WV's Sophomore Outdoor Adventure Re-orientation (SOAR) program
  • New international students: Find a mentor who is an upperclassman
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your first year you should:

  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Get a selfie with the Mountaineer
  • Consult Student Legal Services for advice on what to look for in an off-campus housing contract
  • Consult Off-Campus Housing to find an apartment for your sophomore year
  • Attend an alcohol-free event

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your first year you should:

  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM
  • Donate surplus items from your room before leaving for home
  • Attend the study abroad fair
  • Participate in hall council or attend a hall council program
  • Join a student organization

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your first year you should:

  • Become a leadWELL Mentor
  • Attend WELLWVU Bystander Intervention Training
  • Climb at the SRC climbing wall
  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team
  • Participate in liveWELL programs

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your first year you should:

  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Attend a career fair
  • Complete the financial literacy course
  • Take a writing or communications class
  • Attend a resume writing class

Academics

Fall
  • MUSC 223B Applied Music
    4
  • MUSC 261 Aural Theory 3 Exclamation Point A B in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    2
  • MUSC 262 Written Theory 3 Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    2
  • MUSC 270 History of Western Musical Traditions 1 Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • MUSC 189 Music Convocation An A in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    0
  • MUSC Chamber Music
    1
  • ENGL 102 Composition, Rhetoric, and Research Exclamation Point
    3
15
Spring
  • MUSC 223B Applied Music
    4
  • MUSC 263 Aural Theory 4 Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    2
  • MUSC 264 Written Theory 4 Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    2
  • MUSC 271 History of Western Musical Traditions 2 Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • MUSC 189 Music Convocation An A in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    0
  • MUSC Chamber Music
    1
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
15
Fall
  • MUSC Major Ensemble
    1
  • MUSC 223B Applied Music
    4
  • MUSC 261 Aural Theory 3 Exclamation Point A B in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    2
  • MUSC 262 Written Theory 3 Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    2
  • MUSC 270 History of Western Musical Traditions 1 Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • MUSC 189 Music Convocation An A in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    0
  • ENGL 102 Composition, Rhetoric, and Research Exclamation Point
    3
15
Spring
  • MUSC Major Ensemble
    1
  • MUSC 223B Applied Music
    4
  • MUSC 263 Aural Theory 4 Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    2
  • MUSC 264 Written Theory 4 Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    2
  • MUSC 271 History of Western Musical Traditions 2 Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • MUSC 189 Music Convocation An A in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    0
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
15
Fall
  • MUSC 223B Applied Music
    4
  • MUSC 261 Aural Theory 3 Exclamation Point A B in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    2
  • MUSC 262 Written Theory 3 Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    2
  • MUSC 270 History of Western Musical Traditions 1 Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • MUSC 189 Music Convocation An A in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    0
  • MUSC Chamber Music
    1
  • ENGL 102 Composition, Rhetoric, and Research Exclamation Point
    3
15
Spring
  • MUSC 223B Applied Music
    4
  • MUSC 263 Aural Theory 4 Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    2
  • MUSC 264 Written Theory 4 Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    2
  • MUSC 271 History of Western Musical Traditions 2 Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • MUSC 189 Music Convocation An A in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    0
  • MUSC Chamber Music
    1
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
15
Fall
  • MUSC Major Ensemble
    1
  • MUSC 223B Applied Music
    4
  • MUSC 261 Aural Theory 3 Exclamation Point A B in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    2
  • MUSC 262 Written Theory 3 Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    2
  • MUSC 270 History of Western Musical Traditions 1 Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • MUSC 189 Music Convocation An A in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    0
  • ENGL 102 Composition, Rhetoric, and Research Exclamation Point
    3
15
Spring
  • MUSC Major Ensemble
    1
  • MUSC 223B Applied Music
    4
  • MUSC 263 Aural Theory 4 Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    2
  • MUSC 264 Written Theory 4 Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    2
  • MUSC 271 History of Western Musical Traditions 2 Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • MUSC 189 Music Convocation An A in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    0
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
15
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Complete the Campus Read
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • Find a faculty mentor
  • Attend dinner presentations at the Faculty Dinner Series
  • Spend 100 hours at student success centers

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your second year you should:

  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend a Sophomore/Junior Year Experience trip or event
  • Attend WVUp All Night
  • Attend a football game
  • Take a hike, bike or go rock climbing at Coopers Rock State Forest

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your second year you should:

  • Make a friend from another country
  • Join a student organization
  • Explore mentorship opportunities in Greek Life
  • Participate in an alternative spring break
  • Participate in an Adventure WV international adventure

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your second year you should:

  • Take Enhancing Well-being academic course
  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team
  • Use your resources: learn about all your health-related needs at well.wvu.edu
  • Attend a WELLWVU Try It event
  • Join an intramural team

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your second year you should:

  • Meet with a career professional to make sure you are on track professionally
  • Attend the Sophomore/Junior Fair during your fall semester to explore studying abroad, internships, career choices and more
  • Undergraduate research (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Service learning (complete 30 hours per semester and one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Attend a career fair

Academics

Fall
  • MUSC 323B Applied Music
    4
  • MUSC 169D Diction for Singers
    2
  • MUSC 189 Music Convocation An A in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    0
  • MUSC Chamber Music
    1
  • MUSC 432 Methods and Pedagogy Exclamation Point
    0-2
  • General Education Foundations Course
    4
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
14
Spring
  • MUSC 323B Applied Music
    4
  • MUSC 169D Diction for Singers
    2
  • MUSC 189 Music Convocation An A in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    0
  • MUSC Chamber Music
    1
  • MUSC 433 Methods and Pedagogy
    1-2
  • MUSC Theory Electives
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
14
Fall
  • MUSC Chamber Music
    1
  • MUSC 323B Applied Music
    4
  • MUSC 189 Music Convocation An A in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    0
  • MUSC 311 Introduction to Jazz Improvisation Exclamation Point
    2
  • MUSC Elective
    2
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
15
Spring
  • MUSC Chamber Music
    1
  • MUSC 323B Applied Music
    4
  • MUSC 189 Music Convocation An A in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    0
  • MUSC 313 Advanced Jazz Improvisation
    2
  • General Education Foundations Course
    4
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • MUSC Elective
    2
16
Fall
  • MUSC 323B Applied Music
    4
  • MUSC 189 Music Convocation An A in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    0
  • MUSC Chamber Music
    1
  • MUSC 432 Methods and Pedagogy Exclamation Point
    0-2
  • General Education Foundations Course
    4
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
12
Spring
  • MUSC 323B Applied Music
    4
  • MUSC 189 Music Convocation An A in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    0
  • MUSC Chamber Music
    1
  • MUSC 433 Methods and Pedagogy
    1-2
  • MUSC History Electives
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
15
Fall
  • MUSC 323B Applied Music
    4
  • MUSC 189 Music Convocation An A in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    0
  • MUSC Chamber Music
    2
  • MUSC 432 Methods and Pedagogy Exclamation Point
    0-2
  • General Education Foundations Course
    4
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
13
Spring
  • MUSC 323B Applied Music
    4
  • MUSC 189 Music Convocation An A in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    0
  • MUSC Chamber Music
    2
  • MUSC 433 Methods and Pedagogy
    1-2
  • MUSC History or Theory Electives
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
13
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • Join The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM staff to learn how to publish a newspaper, write articles, create radio shows, and report news and sports
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students
  • Go talk to a faculty member in your department about graduate school or career options
  • Attend dinner presentations at the Faculty Dinner Series

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your third year you should:

  • Attend a student or faculty performance at the Creative Arts Center
  • Attend a sporting event that you have never seen before
  • Attend a football game
  • Attend a Sophomore/Junior Year Experience trip or event
  • International students: Participate in international social events

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your third year you should:

  • Join a student organization
  • Participate in a fraternity and sorority accreditation program
  • Explore community service opportunities in student organizations
  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM
  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your third year you should:

  • Learn how to de-stress at chillFEST
  • Participate in liveWELL programs
  • Visit the Student Rec Center
  • Visit campus farmers market
  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your third year you should:

  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • Service learning (complete 30 hours per semester and one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Become a leader in your club sport team
  • Sign up for an internship interview

Academics

Fall
  • MUSC 423B Applied Music
    4
  • MUSC 169D Diction for Singers
    2
  • MUSC Chamber Music
    1
  • MUSC 200 Fundamentals of Conducting Exclamation Point
    2
  • MUSC Theory Electives
    2
  • MUSC 304 Introduction to Opera Theatre Exclamation Point
    1
  • MUSC 434 Repertoire
    0-3
12
Spring
  • MUSC 423B Applied Music
    4
  • MUSC 169D Diction for Singers
    2
  • MUSC Chamber Music
    1
  • MUSC History Electives
    3
  • MUSC 304 Introduction to Opera Theatre Exclamation Point
    1
  • MUSC 435 Repertoire:Voice
    0-2
  • MUSC 488 Recital
    0-2
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
14
Fall
  • MUSC Chamber Music
    1
  • MUSC 423B Applied Music
    4
  • MUSC 200 Fundamentals of Conducting Exclamation Point
    2
  • MUSC 468 Jazz Harmony
    2
  • MUSC 480 Arranging for Small Jazz Ensemble Exclamation Point
    2
  • MUSC Elective
    3
14
Spring
  • MUSC Chamber Music
    1
  • MUSC 423B Applied Music
    4
  • MUSC 475 History of Jazz
    3
  • MUSC 481 Arranging for Large Jazz Ensemble
    2
  • MUSC 488 Recital
    0-2
  • Elective
    2
12
Fall
  • MUSC 423B Applied Music
    4
  • MUSC Chamber Music
    1
  • MUSC 200 Fundamentals of Conducting Exclamation Point
    2
  • MUSC Theory Electives
    3
  • MUSC 430 Piano Class Methods and Materials
    3
  • MUSC 434 Repertoire
    0-3
13
Spring
  • MUSC 423B Applied Music
    4
  • MUSC Chamber Music
    1
  • MUSC Theory Electives
    2
  • MUSC 431 History of Keyboard Pedagogy and Technique
    3
  • MUSC 435A
    2
  • MUSC 488 Recital
    0-2
  • MUSC 492 Directed Study
    1-3
13
Fall
  • MUSC 423B Applied Music
    4
  • MUSC Chamber Music
    1
  • MUSC 200 Fundamentals of Conducting Exclamation Point
    2
  • MUSC History or Theory Electives
    3
  • MUSC 434 Repertoire
    0-3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • MUSC Elective
    2
15
Spring
  • MUSC 423B Applied Music
    4
  • MUSC Chamber Music
    2
  • MUSC History or Theory Electives
    2
  • MUSC 435A Repertoire: Piano
    2
  • MUSC Elective
    3
  • MUSC 488 Recital
    0-2
13
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Sign up for graduation
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your fourth year you should:

  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend a football game
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Sit in the Senior Spirit Section (Section 121) at the home football games
  • Attend WVUp All Night

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your fourth year you should:

  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in Greek Life
  • Explore mentorship opportunities in Greek Life
  • Participate in an alternative spring break
  • Explore community service opportunities in Greek Life
  • Participate in a fraternity and sorority accreditation program

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your fourth year you should:

  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab
  • Attend a WELLWVU Try It event
  • Exercise daily
  • Drop in to a meditation class in the Health and Education Building
  • Continue involvement with your club sport or intramural team or try a new one

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your fourth year you should:

  • Participate in a practice job interview session
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Attend a career fair
  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • Sign up for an interview

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