The purpose behind offering an undergraduate degree, Bachelor of Music Performance, Keyboard Collaborative Arts emphasis (KCA) is to allow piano students to prepare for current, more feasible career choices. This is achieved by developing a thorough working knowledge of the collaborative repertoire, including chamber/instrumental music, art-songs and opera. As with any program specializing in piano performance, the KCA program at Chapman places a great emphasis on the advancement of pianistic virtuosity and artistry. Our goal is to provide students with a robust training that espouses excellence in sight-reading, an advanced technical skills-set; an extensive knowledge of the collaborative piano repertoire and significant Romance language study. The program includes a strong music academic component, as well as the general education program required of all undergraduate students at Chapman. The aim is that upon graduation, the student may enter a renowned Master's KCA program if they so wish, or begin working in local school districts and other settings that require exemplary collaborative pianism.
General education requirements for the Bachelor of Music Performance, Keyboard Collaborative Arts emphasis
Three credits of language are required at or above the 200-level to satisfy the language study component of the Global Citizens Cluster General Education requirement. Those seeking the B.M. in Performance, Keyboard Collaborative Arts Emphasis, are restricted to French, German, or Italian language to satisfy this requirement.
Additional degree information
Specific transfer requirements, proficiency requirements, applied music policies, minimum grade policy, retake course policy, are listed at General Information for all Music Programs . Requirements for lessons and studio classes are listed at Applied Music Courses .
The B.M. in Performance, Keyboard Collaborative Arts Emphasis may be combined with the B.M. Composition degree, both emphases and with the B.M. (Pre-Music Education Certification) degree, both emphases to satisfy the GE interdisciplinary cluster requirement. The B.M. in Performance, Keyboard Collaborative Arts Emphasis may be combined with the Conducting, KCA, and Vocal Emphases of the B.M. Performance degree, as well as with all the areas in the Instrumental Emphasis, but this does not satisfy the GE interdisciplinary cluster requirement. The BM in Performance Keyboard Collaborative Arts Emphasis cannot be combined with the General Music minor, but may be combined with the Film Music, Music Technology, and Music Business minors.
Program Learning Outcomes and Educational Effectiveness Evaluation Plans for B.M. in Music Performance.
Students pursuing the B.M. in Performance, Keyboard Collaborative Arts emphasis are required to:
- Pass the Piano Proficiency Requirement.
- Take jury exams at the end of each semester of applied lessons.
- Earn an overall GPA of 2.000 for all required major courses.
- Complete all courses in the major for a letter grade. The only exceptions are studio classes, recitals and information literacy classes.
- Pass courses with a minimum grade of "C" in all required courses in music theory, music history, music cultures, and music technology.
- Complete a minimum of 31 credits from upper-division courses in the major.
- Complete the senior capstone requirements MUS 398A , Senior Recital in Keyboard Collaborative Arts Performance-Half Solo Program, MUS 498F Senior Recital in Keyboard Collaborative Arts Performance-Full Collaborative Program.