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School of Music Piano Proficiency Requirements

A piano proficiency is required of all music majors.

There are 2 levels of proficiency:
Level II (completed at the conclusion of piano II)
and Level IV (completed at the conclusion of piano IV).

[Piano majors must complete a separate proficiency test. Please see Dr. Garcia for requirements.]

The following majors must reach level II:
BM-Music Studies (Woodwind, Brass, Percussion, String)
BM-Performance (jazz)
BS-Sound Recording Technology (SRT)
BA-Music

The following majors must reach level IV:

BM-Music Studies (vocal)                                                                                                                          BM-Performance (classical)

 

NOTE: Music Studies (instrumental only), Performance (jazz only), and BA majors must complete the Piano Proficiency II Exam in order to pass their ULCR.  Music Studies (vocal) and Performance (classical) majors must complete Piano Techniques III in order to pass their ULCR.  Music Studies (vocal) must then complete the Piano Proficiency IV Exam no later than the semester before Student Teaching and Performance (classical) no later than the semester they are due to graduate.  No Piano Proficiency Exam is required for students pursuing the SRT degree program.


 Students wishing to test out of piano should prepare the exam appropriate to their degree. When they are ready to take the test, they should contact Dr. Bartz (eb28@txstate.edu) to set up an appointment.