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

Music Performance: Piano, B.M.


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The Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance prepares well-educated, creative, and professionally-skilled pianists who are able to compete successfully for entry-level employment or further studies and contribute to cultural life as artists, educators, and advocates in a rapidly changing world.

SMU Degree Requirements

An SMU undergraduate degree requires a minimum of 120 credit hours and must include completion of the University’s Common Curriculum , one major and a combination of electives and/or other majors or minors. Completion of certain majors requires more than 120 hours to finish the degree. The credit hours within this curriculum are distributed as follows:

Requirements for the Major


Core Courses


Repertoire (2 Credit Hours)


Sight Reading (2 Credit Hours)


MUTH Electives (6 Credit Hours)


At the 3000 level or above

MUHI Elective (3 Credit Hours)


At the 4000 level or above

PERE Large Ensemble (3 Credit Hours)


PERE Chamber Ensemble (2 Credit Hours)


Music/AMAE Electives (5 Credit Hours)


Total for the Major Only: 82 Credit Hours


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