Music Core Curriculum

Program Purpose


Students in every degree in the School of Music must complete the music core curriculum, which is designed to develop fundamental and broadly applicable skills and knowledge required of every musician. The music core includes private instruction on an instrument or voice, participation in ensembles, keyboard skills, conducting fundamentals, and sequenced courses in music theory and music history.

Learning Outcomes


Music Theory

Show eye-ear-brain coordination of musical concepts as heard and written:

Courses that Contribute: None
Linked to BYU Aims: Human knowledge, Competence
Music Performance

Demonstrate musical proficiency through:

Courses that Contribute: None
Linked to BYU Aims: Competence
Music History and Repertory

Demonstrate a knowledge of musical literature and practice in culture.

Courses that Contribute: None
Linked to BYU Aims: Think soundly, Communicate effectively

Evidence of Learning


Learning and Teaching Assessment and Improvement