The Catholic University of America

This text is excerpted from the 2013-2014 CUA Announcements. Please refer to the Announcements for further information on academic policies and programs.

PIANO

To graduate, piano performance majors must complete Piano Level X. They are expected to complete Level IX by the end of their junior year. Requirements for each level appear at the end of the Undergraduate Programs section.

MUS 153, 154, 155, 156, 322, 323, 337, 338, 413, and 434 are offered on a rotational basis, and students may take these courses out of the sequence listed, if necessary. The required concerto normally will be accompanied by piano. The securing of the accompanist is the responsibility of the soloist.

A partnership has been established between the Levine School of Music and the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music. This partnership consists of the following:

Internships and Observations. Selected undergraduate and/or graduate students who are registered for 495A, Internship in Teaching Piano, and who are recommended by both CUA and Levine School of Music faculty may be able to carry out their practice teaching at LSM. Full semester/academic year practice teaching assignments may include music sampler classes or individual lessons for scholarship students. Internship students will be required to do a final project related to the internship course, to be evaluated by a CUA faculty member. Opportunities for CUA students to observe teachers at LSM are possible.

Independent Study. Independent study projects in piano pedagogy for CUA registered students may be designed in collaboration with LSM. Reciprocal projects may be created for registered LSM students. 

Music elective credits, when used as substitutes for music course credits, may be satisfied by either MUS or MUPI. In order for MUPI credits to count toward the degree, a jury is required. 

 

 
Major Area
credits
MUPI 191
Private Instruction: Piano (8 semesters @ 3 credits)
24
MUS 153, 154
Piano Ensemble I, II (1 credit each)
2
MUS 155
Piano Sight Reading I
1
MUS 156
or
MUS 413
Piano Sight Reading II
or
Introduction to Vocal Accompanying (by advisement)
1
MUS 399
Junior Solo Recital (30 minutes)
0
MUS 402, 403
Chamber Music or Accompanying (2 semesters @ 1 credit each)
2
MUS 499F
Chamber Music Performance
0
MUS 499G
Concerto Performance
0
MUS 499
Senior Solo Recital (60 minutes)
0
MUS 400
Piano Pedagogy I
2
MUS 495A
Internship in Teaching Piano (2 semesters @ 1 credit each
2
MUS ___, ___
Piano Literature Electives (2 @ 3 credits each)
6
MUS ___, ___
Piano Pedagogy Electives (2 @ 2 credits each)
4
 
Piano Level X
0
 
Total Major Area:
44
 
Supportive Courses in Music
 
MUS 100
Studio X (8 semesters @ 0 credits)
0
MUS 121, 122, 221, 222
Ear Training and Sight Singing I, II, III, IV (2 credits each)
8
MUS 123, 124, 223, 224
Harmony I, II, III, IV (2 credits each)
8
MUS 321, 322
Form and Analysis I, II (3 credits each)
6
MUS 323
Orchestration
3
MUS 325, 326, 327
History of Music I, II, III (3 credits each)
9
MUS 337, 338
Basic Conducting, Choral Conducting (2 credits each)
4
MUS 434
Counterpoint
3
MUS ___
Performing Organization (8 semesters @ 1 credit each)
8
 
Total Supportive Courses in Music:
49
 
General Studies
 
ENG 101
Writing: Logic and Rhetoric (Freshman year)
3
HUM 101
Classics in Conversation (Sophomore year)
3
PHIL 201, 202
The Classical Mind, The Modern Mind (3 credits each) (Freshman year)
6
TRS 201
Faith Seeking Understanding (Freshman year)
3
TRS 200-/300-/400-level
Theology Course
3
TRS 200-/300-/400-level
Theology Course
3
(To be determined by student in consultation with adviser.)
Academic (non-music) Electives
9
 
Total General Studies:
30
 
Electives
 
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Electives (music [MUS and/or MUPI] or non-music)
3
 
Total Electives:
3
 
Total Credits for Degree Program:
126