Jul 16, 2024  
Butler University Bulletin 2023-2024 
  
Butler University Bulletin 2023-2024

Instrumental Music Education + Performance (5-Year Program)


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The Bachelor of Music in Instrumental Music Education and Performance is a 5 year program that requires 160 credits.  Students must select a concentration in Instrumental Performance or Piano Performance.

Instrumental Music Education Requirements (59 credits)


Instrumental Performance Concentration Requirements (41-46 credits)


  • Min Units: 1
  • Min Units: 1
  • Major Instrument (AM courses, 18 credits)
  • Major Ensemble - Instrumental (ES courses, 9-6 credits)
  • Chamber Music (ES courses, 1-6 credits)
  • Chamber Music requirements: Violin, Viola, Cello (6); Bass (4); Guitar (3); Harp (1); Woodwinds (4); Brass (4); Percussion (6)

  • Min Units: 1
  • Upper-Level Music History Electives (MH courses, 6 credits)
  • Upper-Level Music Theory Elective (MT course, 3 credits)

Piano Performance Concentration Requirements (51 credits)


Core Curriculum (27 credits for Instrumental Performance, 24 credits for Piano Performance)


See the Core Curriculum for more information.

  • First-Year Seminar - 6 credits total
  • Global and Historical Studies - 6 credits total
  • Texts and Ideas - 3 credits
  • The Social World - 3 credits (for Instrumental Peformance concentration only)
  • The Natural World - 5 credits
  • Analytical Reasoning - 3 credits
  • Physical Well-Being (may be Marching Band) - 1 credit

Free Electives (14-19 credits for Instrumental Performance; 9 credits for Piano Performance)


May include AM 21  and AM 22  if needed (for Instrumental Performance concentration)

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