FIVE YEAR BM in Instrumental Performance and MA in Live Entertainment Management.

Combined BM/MA Program

The Frost School of Music offers a five-year Bachelor of Music in Instrumental Performance and Master of Arts in  Live Entertainment Management. This program is designed for students with a high academic and musical achievement level. Both degrees are awarded at the completion of required coursework for both the BM and MA degrees.  The special conditions and processes for the five-year BM/MA Program are as follows:

Requirements

You must be an undergraduate student in the Frost School of Music. The Frost School of Music will carefully review academic credentials for admission into the MA program. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.6 is required. Students should discuss the program and possibility of entering with an academic advisor. In order to be eligible for the program, in year four you must be able to satisfy all undergraduate degree requirements and enroll in 6 credits of graduate courses in the fall and spring semesters.

Once admitted into BM-MA program

In year three, during the spring enrollment period, you will submit the UM Graduate School Application for Undergraduates to Take a Graduate Course form.

In year four, you will enroll in 9-12 undergraduate credit hours and 6 graduate credit hours in the fall and spring semesters, as approved by your advisor.

In year five, you will register as a graduate student. In this year you will enroll in 9 credit hours per semester at the graduate level.

A student wishing to withdraw from the BM/MA Program without the MA degree must complete all the requirements for the BM degree.

To qualify for the MA degree, the student must meet all the pertinent Graduate School requirements, including a minimum of 3.0 GPA in the credit hours applied toward the MA degree.

The student is awarded both the BM and MA degrees at the end of the fifth year when all degree requirements are satisfied.

Application Process

Full information regarding the admission requirements is available on our Graduate Admissions website. Interested students must complete the application process during year three of their undergraduate studies. Successful applicants will follow all instructions and meet all deadlines for application to the MA in  Live Entertainment Management program as outlined on the website.

Curriculum Requirements

BM IN INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS
General Education Courses MIP
ENG 105English Composition I3
ENG 106English Composition II3
MTH 101Algebra for College Students3
People & Society Cognate9
STEM Cognate9
UMX 100The University of Miami Experience0
Advanced Writing and Communication Skills (3 courses) see description below
Total General Education credits = 27
Experiential Music Curriculum Core Courses MIP 1
Complete 8 semesters of one of the following:
MIP 1Brass Forum0
MIP 2Guitar Forum0
MIP 5Percussion Forum0
MIP 7String Forum0
MIP 9Woodwind Forum0
MIP XX1 (Level 1)Principal Instrument Lesson & Studio Class (semesters 1-4, 2 credit hours)8
MIP XX3 (Level 3)Principal Instrument Lesson & Studio Class (semesters 5-6, 2 credit hours) 4
MTC 140
MTC 107
Experiential Musicianship I
and Skills Lab I
4
MTC 141
MTC 108
Experiential Musicianship II
and Skills Lab II
4
MTC 240
MTC 207
Experiential Musicianship III
and Skills Lab III
4
MTC 241
MTC 208
Experiential Musicianship IV
and Skills Lab IV
4
MKP 140Keyboard Studies I1
MKP 141Keyboard Studies II1
MCY 140Experiencing Music3
MCY 341Music of the Mediaeval, Renaissance, and Baroque Periods (AWC)3
MMI 250Essential Technologies for Musicians3
MIP 143Chamber Music (semesters 1-6, 1 credit hour, as assigned)6
or MIP 138 Trombone Choir
or MIP 140 Flute Choir
or MIP 141 Saxophone Ensemble
or MIP 191 Tuba Ensemble
or MIP 192 Classical Guitar Ensemble
Courses in the MIP Major
MIP XX3 (Level 3)Principal Instrument Lesson & Studio Class (semesters 7-8, 2 credit hours) 4
Junior & Senior recitals with lesson
MIP 143Chamber Music (semesters 7-8, 1 credit hour, as assigned)2
MIP 307Classical Improvisation2
or MTC 101 Composition I
or MSJ 124 Introduction to Jazz Improvisation
MIP XXXLarge Ensembles (semesters 1-8, 1-2 credit hours, as assigned)16
Symphonic Winds
Wind Ensemble
Symphony Orchestra
Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble and Ensemble Ibis
MIP 407Basic Conducting and Arranging2
MKP 240Keyboard Studies III2
MKP 241Keyboard Studies IV2
MTC 311Analysis and Experience3
MTC 31220th and 21st Century Techniques3
MTC 31318th Century Counterpoint3
MTC 416Orchestration3
MCY 342Music of the Classical, Romantic, and Modern Periods3
Complete exactly one of the following:2
Bassoon Repertoire and Pedagogy (AWC)
Clarinet Repertoire and Pedagogy (AWC)
Flute Repertoire and Pedagogy (AWC)
Oboe Repertoire and Pedagogy (AWC)
Brass Repertoire and Pedagogy (AWC)
Percussion Repertoire and Pedagogy (AWC)
Saxophone Repertoire and Pedagogy (AWC)
Guitar Repertoire and Pedagogy (AWC)
String Repertoire and Pedagogy (AWC)
Electives1
MA IN LIVE ENTERTAINMENT REQUIREMENTS
MMI 630Entrepreneurship for Musicians3
MMI 643Marketing in the Music Industry3
MMI 726Global Live Entertainment3
MMI 736Financial Management in Live Entertainment3
MMI 738Legal Aspects of the Live Entertainment Industry3
ELECTIVES12
Select 12 credit hours of approved graduate course electives
FINAL PROJECT
Select one of the following:3
Live Entertainment Practicum
or MMI 840 CAPSTONE PROJECT
Successful Completion of Exit Exam
Total Credit Hours150

Sample Plan of Study

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredit Hours
MIP 1, 2,
5, 7,
or 9
Brass Forum
or Guitar Forum
or Percussion Forum
or String Forum
or Woodwind Forum
0
MIP Principal Instrument Lesson and Studio Class (MIP XX1 - Level 1) 2
MTC 140 Experiential Musicianship I 3
MTC 107 Skills Lab I 1
MCY 140 Experiencing Music 3
MKP 140 Keyboard Studies I 1
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
Large Ensemble As Assigned 2
UMX 100 The University of Miami Experience 0
MIP 143, 138,
Chamber Music
or Trombone Choir
or Flute Choir
or Saxophone Ensemble
or Tuba Ensemble
or Classical Guitar Ensemble
1
 Credit Hours16
Spring
MIP 1, 2,
5, 7,
or 9
Brass Forum
or Guitar Forum
or Percussion Forum
or String Forum
or Woodwind Forum
0
MIP Principal Instrument Lesson and Studio Class (MIP XX1 - Level 1) 2
MTC 141 Experiential Musicianship II 3
MTC 108 Skills Lab II 1
MKP 141 Keyboard Studies II 1
ENG 106 English Composition II 3
MTH 101 Algebra for College Students 3
Large Ensemble As Assigned 2
MIP 143, 138,
Chamber Music
or Trombone Choir
or Flute Choir
or Saxophone Ensemble
or Tuba Ensemble
or Classical Guitar Ensemble
1
 Credit Hours16
Year Two
Fall
MIP 1, 2,
5, 7,
or 9
Brass Forum
or Guitar Forum
or Percussion Forum
or String Forum
or Woodwind Forum
0
MIP Principal Instrument Lesson and Studio Class (MIP XX1 - Level 1) 2
MTC 240 Experiential Musicianship III 3
MTC 207 Skills Lab III 1
MKP 240 Keyboard Studies III 2
People and Society Cognate 3
STEM Cognate 3
Large Ensemble As Assigned 2
MIP 143, 138,
Chamber Music
or Trombone Choir
or Flute Choir
or Saxophone Ensemble
or Tuba Ensemble
or Classical Guitar Ensemble
1
 Credit Hours17
Spring
MIP 1, 2,
5, 7,
or 9
Brass Forum
or Guitar Forum
or Percussion Forum
or String Forum
or Woodwind Forum
0
MIP Principal Instrument Lesson and Studio Class (MIP XX1 - Level 1) 2
MTC 241 Experiential Musicianship IV 3
MTC 208 Skills Lab IV 1
MKP 241 Keyboard Studies IV 2
People and Society Cognate 3
STEM Cognate 3
Large Ensemble As Assigned 2
MIP 143, 138,
Chamber Music
or Trombone Choir
or Flute Choir
or Saxophone Ensemble
or Tuba Ensemble
or Classical Guitar Ensemble
1
 Credit Hours17
Year Three
Fall
MIP 1, 2,
5, 7,
or 9
Brass Forum
or Guitar Forum
or Percussion Forum
or String Forum
or Woodwind Forum
0
MIP Principal Instrument Lesson and Studio Class (MIP XX3 - Level 3) 2
MIP 307, MTC 101,
Classical Improvisation
or Composition I
or Introduction to Jazz Improvisation
2
MCY 341 Music of the Mediaeval, Renaissance, and Baroque Periods 3
MMI 250 Essential Technologies for Musicians 3
MTC 313 18th Century Counterpoint 3
People and Society Cognate 3
Large Ensemble As Assigned 2
MIP 143, 138,
Chamber Music
or Trombone Choir
or Flute Choir
or Saxophone Ensemble
or Tuba Ensemble
or Classical Guitar Ensemble
1
 Credit Hours19
Spring
MIP 1, 2,
5, 7,
or 9
Brass Forum
or Guitar Forum
or Percussion Forum
or String Forum
or Woodwind Forum
0
MIP Principal Instrument Lesson and Studio Class (MIP XX3 - Level 3) 2
MCY 342 Music of the Classical, Romantic, and Modern Periods 3
MTC 312 20th and 21st Century Techniques 3
MIP 541, 542,
Bassoon Repertoire and Pedagogy
or Clarinet Repertoire and Pedagogy
or Flute Repertoire and Pedagogy
or Oboe Repertoire and Pedagogy
or Brass Repertoire and Pedagogy
or Percussion Repertoire and Pedagogy
or Saxophone Repertoire and Pedagogy
or Guitar Repertoire and Pedagogy
or String Repertoire and Pedagogy
2
STEM Cognate 3
Large Ensemble As Assigned 2
MIP 143, 138,
Chamber Music
or Trombone Choir
or Flute Choir
or Saxophone Ensemble
or Tuba Ensemble
or Classical Guitar Ensemble
1
 Credit Hours16
Year Four
Fall
MIP 1, 2,
5, 7,
or 9
Brass Forum
or Guitar Forum
or Percussion Forum
or String Forum
or Woodwind Forum
0
MIP Principal Instrument Lesson and Studio Class (MIP XX3 - Level 3) 2
MIP 407 Basic Conducting and Arranging 2
MTC 416 Orchestration 3
Large Ensemble As Assigned 2
MIP 143, 138,
Chamber Music
or Trombone Choir
or Flute Choir
or Saxophone Ensemble
or Tuba Ensemble
or Classical Guitar Ensemble
1
MMI 726 Global Live Entertainment 3
MMI 774 Music Copyright Law (Preferred Elective I) 3
 Credit Hours16
Spring
MIP 1, 2,
5, 7,
or 9
Brass Forum
or Guitar Forum
or Percussion Forum
or String Forum
or Woodwind Forum
0
MIP Principal Instrument Lesson and Studio Class 2
MTC 311 Analysis and Experience 3
Large Ensemble As Assigned 2
MIP 143, 138,
Chamber Music
or Trombone Choir
or Flute Choir
or Saxophone Ensemble
or Tuba Ensemble
or Classical Guitar Ensemble
1
MMI 630 Entrepreneurship for Musicians (Required Elective I) 3
MMI 643 Marketing in the Music Industry 3
Elective 1
 Credit Hours15
Year Five
Fall
MMI 736 Financial Management in Live Entertainment 3
MMI 738 Legal Aspects of the Live Entertainment Industry 3
Approved Graduate Course Elective 3
 Credit Hours9
Spring
MMI 641 Tour Management and Production 3
MMI 804 or MMI 840 (CAPSTONE PROJECT) Live Entertainment Practicum
or
3
Approved Graduate Course Elective 3
Exit Exam (CR or NC) 0
 Credit Hours9
 Total Credit Hours150