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2022-2023 SUNY Potsdam Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 SUNY Potsdam Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music Business, B.M.

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Program Requirements

Basic Musicianship Sequence: 29 Credits Required for Bachelor of Music Degrees

Students with a studio emphasis in piano are exempt from the two Keyboard Skills courses.


Performance: 21-23 Credits

Guitar majors in this degree will take seven semesters (7 cr) of ensembles, four of which must be Guitar Ensemble, taken in any semester they choose. For all others, four of the seven required semesters of ensemble must be Major Ensembles, taken during the student’s first two years.


  • Students are accepted for admission who demonstrate by audition the potential to accomplish Level A in area of applied study by the end of the fourth semester. If the Level A is not satisfactorily completed by the end of the fourth semester, a change of applied area or curriculum may be recommended.
  • The minimum performance requirement for the major in Music Business is satisfactory completion of Level A and the performance of a ten-minute or 30-minute recital.
  • To transfer into this degree program from another major or from another institution, and to remain in the program, it is necessary to have a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0.
  • Bachelor of Music majors do not take WAYS 301 in the Pathways general education program.
  • A grade of 2.0 or higher is required in each music course in order for it to count toward a major in music. In courses that are sequential, a grade of 2.0 or higher is required for the student to advance to the next course in the sequence.

Total Credit Hours Required: 120-121

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