2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Piano Performance, BM

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The Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance at CBU prepares students with the fundamental musical skills, technical competencies, stylistic understanding, and artistic cultivation to successfully pursue a career in piano performance. Highlights of the program include strong theoretical and musicianship training, thorough studies in music history and piano literature, pedagogical coaching, collaborative training in a variety of musical styles, and rigorous performance instruction, including private study with CBU faculty and consistent engagement with professional performers through residencies and masterclasses. Students in the program will also be required to actively perform throughout their tenure. These performances include numerous individual solo performances, two capstone recital presentations, and collaborative performances in a variety of styles, including solo vocal and instrumental repertory, choral and instrumental ensembles, and chamber music. 

Traditional Major Program Requirements (87 units)

General Education Requirements (40-55 units)

The General Education requirements will follow the curriculum set forth for other University degree programs. Twelve (12) units of G.E. requirements will be met through the specific coursework of the Piano Performance major. See School of Music Handbook for details.

Core Applied Music Requirements


Piano Performance majors must pass Piano Proficiency (Division I). The necessary skills will be covered in Private Instruction, so Class Piano is not required. An opportunity to attempt to pass the Piano Proficiency exam for first semester students will be offered during rehearsal camp. For returning students, an attempt to pass the exam or portions of the exam will be offered at the end of each semester. See Music Handbook for Piano Proficiency requirements.

**Students must complete eight (8) units of Private Instruction on the same instrument or voice.   ______________________________________________________________________________________________________

1Enrollment for one unit of MUS 080 -089 , 460 -469  Private Instruction is required for each semester of residence for all music majors. A minimum of eight (8) units is required.

2Enrollment is required in at least one Major Ensemble (MUS 067 , 068 , 091 , 092 , 094 , 097 , 099 , 490A 490B 490C 490D 490E 490F 490H ) for full credit during each semester of enrollment at California Baptist University. A minimum of eight (8) units is required. Additional ensembles may be taken for 0-1 units.

Piano Performance Major Requirements

Private Instruction Requirements

Ensemble Requirements

Lower Division Requirement

Additional Requirements

Students must complete twelve (12) units of additional upper division music electives


Complete one of the concentrations: Jazz Studies; Keyboard Collaborative Arts; Live Music Production (MD); Piano Pedagogy; Songwriting; Studio Production; Worship Arts; Worship Tech


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