The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Performance (Music Technology), Bachelor of Music

This degree is designed to train students for careers in the professional world of music performance or who wish to pursue a graduate degree in music. 

Core Curriculum Requirements – 42 Hours

The Core Curriculum serves as a broad foundation for the undergraduate degree. All candidates for a bachelor’s degree must achieve core student learning outcomes, including communication, critical thinking, empirical and quantitative skills, teamwork, personal responsibility and social responsibility, by completing courses within each category or component area of the Core Curriculum as outlined below.

The University has approved specific courses that satisfy Core Curriculum Requirements. Approved courses can be found on the Core Curriculum Page. Students seeking the most efficient way to complete the core curriculum and major or minor requirements are advised to take approved courses that can fulfill both requirements. Although core curriculum courses can also be used to fulfill major or minor requirements, earned credits hours are only applied once. The courses listed below fulfill core curriculum and major requirements. Students who have completed a core curriculum category with courses other than those listed below will still be required to take the listed course(s) to meet major requirements.

020 Mathematics - 3 hours

MATH 1314College Algebra

3

040 Language, Philosophy, and Culture – 3 hours

MUSI 1309World Music Cultures

3

050 Creative Arts – 3 hours

MUSI 1308Music History and Literature I

3

090 Integrative and Experiential Learning - 6 hours

CSCI 1380Computer Science I

3

Major Requirements – 78 Hours

Required Courses - 24 hours

Music Core
MUSI 1211Music Theory I

2

MUSI 1116Sight Singing and Ear Training I

1

MUSI 1212Music Theory II

2

MUSI 1117Sight Singing and Ear Training II

1

MUSI 2211Music Theory III

2

MUSI 2116Sight Singing and Ear Training III

1

MUSI 2212Music Theory IV

2

MUSI 2117Sight Singing and Ear Training IV

1

MUSI 3211Musical Form and Analysis

2

MUSI 3301Music History and Literature II

3

MUSI 3302Music History and Literature III

3

MUSI 3299Junior Recital

2

MUSI 4299Senior Recital/Capstone

2

Music Technology Concentration – 54 hours

Applied Music and Ensemble - 23 hours

Complete the 23 hours of applied music and ensemble hours below of which 6 must be advanced applied instrument.
Class Piano
MUSI 1114Piano for Music Majors I

1

MUSI 1115Piano for Music Majors II

1

MUSI 2114Piano for Music Majors III

1

Vocal Methods
MUSI 1183Vocal Methods

1

Applied Instrument

Choose 14 hours of applied music of which 6 must be advanced and completed as following:

  • 4 hours from MUAP 12XX Applied Instrument I and I
  • 4 hours from MUAP 22XX Applied Instrument III and IV
  • 4 hours from MUAP 32XX Applied Instrument V and VI
  • 2 hours from MUAP 42XX Applied Instrument VIII
Music Ensemble Coursework
Choose three hours from the following ensembles.
MUEN 1144Guitar Ensemble I

1

MUEN 1145Piano Accompanying I

1

MUEN 1153Symphony Orchestra I

1

MUEN 1162Master Chorale I

1

MUEN 1142University Choir

1

MUEN 1154Wind Ensemble I

1

MUEN 1156Concert Band/Marching Band I

1

MUEN 1139Chamber Music of Modern Band

1

MUEN 1126Jazz Ensemble

1

MUEN 1132Jazz Combo

1

MUEN 1127Latin Ensemble

1

Music Composition
MUAP 1220Applied Composition I

2

Music Technology Coursework - 28 hours

Complete 28 hours of music technology coursework below of which 21 must be advanced.  
 

Required:

MUSI 2310Technology in Music

3

Choose 4 hours from:
MUSI 2250Introduction to Recording Techniques

2

MUSI 2251Introduction to Midi Systems

2

MUSI 2252Sound Design and Film Scoring

2

Choose 21 advanced hours from:
MUSI 3350Sound Design and Film Scoring II

3

MUSI 3351Introduction to Real-Time Computer Music

3

MUAP 3321Recording Projects I

3

MUAP 3371Recording Projects II

3

MUAP 4321Recording Projects III

3

MUAP 4371Recording Projects IV

3

MUAP 3322Sound Design Projects I

3

MUAP 3372Sound Design Projects II

3

MUAP 4322Sound Design Projects III

3

MUAP 4372Sound Design Projects IV

3

MUAP 3323Real-Time Computer Music Projects I

3

MUAP 3373Real-Time Computer Music Projects II

3

MUAP 4323Real-Time Computer Music Projects III

3

MUAP 4373Real-Time Computer Music Projects IV

3

MUSI 4350Special Topics in Music Technology

3

MUSI 3250Music Technology Capstone

2

Music Business - 3 hours

MUSI 4310Music Advocacy, Outreach, and Business

3

Total Credit Hours: 42

Total Credit Hours: 120

Major Admissions Requirements

Admission requirements required for this program beyond university admission requirements. 

Students must successfully pass an audition. 

Additional requirement for Music Technology Concentration: Student must also interview with Music Technology faculty. 

Major Progression Requirements

Progression requirements required for this program.

All music courses must be passed with a minimum grade of “C.”

Prior to enrolling in the Junior Year, the following courses must be passed

In addition, the student must pass the Sophomore Barrier. The Sophomore Barrier is the final exam taken at the end of MUAP IV. This exam must be passed in order to be considered for upper level lesson enrollment. If they do not pass the sophomore barrier, they will be required to retake lower level applied lessons. Sophomore barrier requirements will be determined by each applied area.

Major Graduation Requirements

Specific graduation requirements required for this program beyond university bachelor’s degree requirements. 

Music Requirements:


A grade of “C” or better is required in all music courses. This includes MUSI, MUAP, and MUEN coursework. 

Unique to Music Technology concentration: Music Technology students must complete a junior recital on an applied instrument. The senior recital will consist of material created as part of the Music Technology coursework.