The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Performance (Woodwind/Brass/Percussion), 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.

040 Language, Philosophy, and Culture – 3 hours

MUSI 1309World Music Cultures

3

050 Creative Arts - 3 hours

MUSI 1308Music History and Literature 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

Winds/Brass/Percussion Concentration - 54 hours

Winds/Brass/Percussion Core - 23 hours

Required
MUSI 1114Piano for Music Majors I

1

MUSI 1115Piano for Music Majors II

1

MUSI 1183Vocal Methods

1

MUSI 2114Piano for Music Majors III

1

MUSI 2310Technology in Music

3

MUSI 3102Instrumental Conducting I

1

MUSI 3120Supervised Applied Teaching I

1

MUSI 3121Supervised Applied Teaching II

1

MUSI 3122Supervised Applied Teaching III

1

MUSI 3123Supervised Applied Teaching IV

1

MUSI 3204Instrumental Literature

2

MUSI 3210The Art of Teaching and Pedagogy

2

MUSI 4102Instrumental Conducting II

1

MUSI 4301Chamber and Symphonic Music Literature

3

MUSI 4310Music Advocacy, Outreach, and Business

3

Applied Winds/Brass/Percussion – 16 hours

Choose 16 hours of any MUAP courses of which 8 hours must be advanced.

Major Ensembles - 8 hours

Choose one Ensemble I from:
MUEN 1154Wind Ensemble I

1

MUEN 1156Concert Band/Marching Band I

1

MUEN 1153Symphony Orchestra I

1

Choose one Ensemble II from:
MUEN 1184Wind Ensemble II

1

MUEN 1176Concert Band/Marching Band II

1

MUEN 1173Symphony Orchestra II

1

Choose one Ensemble III from:
MUEN 2154Wind Ensemble III

1

MUEN 2156Concert Band/Marching Band III

1

MUEN 2153Symphony Orchestra III

1

Choose one Ensemble IV from:
MUEN 2184Wind Ensemble IV

1

MUEN 2176Concert Band/Marching Band IV

1

MUEN 2173Symphony Orchestra IV

1

Choose one Ensemble V from:
MUEN 3154Winde Ensemble V

1

MUEN 3156Concert Band/Marching Band V

1

MUEN 3153Symphony Orchestra V

1

Choose one Ensemble VI from:
MUEN 3184Wind Ensemble VI

1

MUEN 3176Concert Band/Marching Band VI

1

MUEN 3173Symphony Orchestra VI

1

Choose one Ensemble VII from:
MUEN 4154Wind Ensemble VII

1

MUEN 4156Concert Band/Marching Band VII

1

MUEN 4153Symphony Orchestra VII

1

Choose one Ensemble VIII from:
MUEN 4184Wind Ensemble VIII

1

MUEN 4176Concert Band/Marching Band VIII

1

MUEN 4173Symphony Orchestra VIII

1

Secondary Ensembles - 7 hours

Coose 7 hours of which 3 must be advanced from: 
MUEN 1132Jazz Combo

1

MUEN 1136Chamber Music for Percussion

1

MUEN 1140Chamber Music

1

MUEN 3131Chamber Music for Winds

1

MUEN 3132Jazz Combo

1

MUEN 3136Chamber Music for Percussion

1

MUEN 3140Chamber Music

1

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. 

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

  • Music History I & World Music [MUSI 1308 and MUSI 1309]  
  • 4 semesters of Applied Instrument
  • 4 semesters of Major Ensembles; 4 semesters of Secondary Ensembles

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.