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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

PROPOSED CHANGES IN THE REQUIREMENTS TO THE BACHELOR OF MUSIC IN PIANO PERFORMANCE IN THE COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS SECTION OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2004-2006


Dean Robert Freeman of the College of Fine Arts has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the following proposed changes to the of Bachelor of Music in piano performance in the College of Fine Arts chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006. The faculty of the school approved the proposed changes on February 12, 2004. The dean approved the changes on March 19, 2004, and submitted them to the secretary on March 22, 2004. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of exclusive application and primary interest to a single college or school.

The edited proposal was received from the Office of Official Publications on April 16, 2004, and was sent to the Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review from the Office of the General Faculty on April 19, 2004. The committee forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty on May 4, 2004, recommending approval. The authority to grant final approval on behalf of the General Faculty resides with the Faculty Council.

If no objection is filed with the Office of the General Faculty by the date specified below, the legislation will be held to have been approved by the Faculty Council. If an objection is filed within the prescribed period, the legislation will be presented to the Faculty Council at its next meeting. The objection, with reasons, must be signed by a member of the Faculty Council.

To be counted, a protest must be received in the Office of the General Faculty by Friday, May 13, 2004.

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Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The Faculty Council



This legislation was posted on the Faculty Council Web site (http://www.utexas.edu/faculty/council/) on May 5, 2004. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, FAC 22, F9500.

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PROPOSED CHANGES IN THE REQUIREMENTS TO THE BACHELOR OF MUSIC IN PIANO PERFORMANCE IN THE COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS SECTION OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2004-2006


On page 208, under the heading DEGREES in the section REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF MUSIC in the College of Fine Arts chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2002-2004, make the following changes:


PIANO PERFORMANCE MAJOR

1. Basic education requirements for music performance majors: At least thirty semester hours as described on page 206-207.

2. Music
A. Performance[:]. With the recommendation of the faculty, given in advance, students may choose either of the following two options.
1. Thirty-four] Thirty-eight semester hours, consisting of four semesters of Piano 412, two semesters of Piano 462, Music 420R, Music 460P, Music 460R, and Music 222J or 223J. This option is normally suggested for students who wish to emphasize performance. [With the recommendation of the faculty, given in advance, the student may substitute Music 460P and two semesters of Piano 260 and approval of the faculty for one semester of Piano 462 and Music 420R.]
2. Thirty-four semester hours, consisting of four semesters of Piano 412, two semesters of Piano 260, Piano 462, Music 460P, Music 460R, and Music 222J or 223J. This option is normally suggested for students who wish to emphasize pedagogy.
B. Music literature and music theory: [Forty-three or forty-five] forty-two semester hours, consisting of Music 605, 411, 612, 313M, 313N, 221J, 221K, 325M, and 330M; two semesters of 259N; 379K (Topic 2: Piano Literature, Eighteenth Century to the Present); and 334, 342, or 379K [; and the courses in one of the following options:].
[1. Composition: Two semesters of Music 214C.
2. Counterpoint: Music 325L and 325M.
3. Orchestration: Music 226J and 226K.]
C. Music ensemble: Eight semester hours of music ensemble courses as explained in "School of Music Special Requirements," page 203.

3. Electives: To be chosen from courses either within or outside the School of Music.
A. For students who choose [the option in orchestration or composition: Five] option 1 to fulfill the performance requirement: Two semester hours.
B. For students who choose [the option in counterpoint: Three] option 2 to fulfill the performance requirement: Six semester hours.

Total requirements for the degree: At least 120 semester hours as outlined above, and ensemble as stated on page 203.


RATIONALE: Most students who earn a Bachelor of Music, Piano Performance degree will be involved in some form of instruction (private lessons, master classes, coaching sessions, etc.) They should have some formal training in this area, such as that provided by Music 460P, Pedagogy.In addition of MUS 460P to Option 1 was suggested by the National Association of Schools of Music review committee. Eighteenth-century counterpoint (MUS 325M) is important for pianists, as that is the style of counterpoint they will encounter in the literature of that instrument.