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Degree Requirements

In addition to the specific requirements provided below for the B.M. in Music, all students must fulfill LIU Post requirements. These include completion of all Core Curriculum and Competency Requirements as well as 52 credits in the liberal arts and sciences. Note that the specific music requirements satisfy some of these University requirements.

Specific music requirements for the B.M. in Music (Performance) are as follows:

Music Theory, 22-23 credits
Required Courses: MUS 90, 90A, 90B, 91, 91A, 91B, 92, 92A, 92B
Additional courses are required, which vary depending on the area of concentration or specialization.

Music History and Literature, 18 credits
Required Courses: MUS 11, 21, 22, 23
Additional courses are required, which vary depending on the area of concentration or specialization.

Applied Music, 40 credits
Required Courses: Applied Lessons in the major performing medium (16 credits)
Applied Piano Lessons for non-piano majors (8 credits)
Conducting (MUS 20 and 40)
Major Ensemble (required for each semester)
Additional courses are required, which vary depending on the area of concentration or specialization.

A half recital in the Junior year and a full recital in the Senior year are required for all B.M. in Music students.