Performance Track and Musical Theater Track

Theory Courses

Four semesters:

  • MUS 101a and b (with 2-credit labs 102a and b) AND

  • MUS 103a and b (with 2-credit labs 104a and b)

Placement in the appropriate theory class is determined by exam at the first class meeting in MUS 101a or by appointment with the undergraduate composition track advisor, Professor Erin Gee.

History Courses

Performance Track

Three semesters:

  • MUS 131a 

  • MUS 133b

  • MUS135a

Musical Theater Track

Three semesters:

  • THA 123A

  • Select two: MUS 131a, 133b, or 135a


Performance Track

  • Three courses in music and/or related disciplines, two of which are performance-oriented. 
  • See the list of approved track-specific electives in the University Bulletin

Musical Theater Track

  • Three courses in music or theater with a specific focus on musical theater performance

  • See the list of approved track-specific electives in the University Bulletin

Private lessons (a full year of MUS 111/112) may be applied once only for major credit. MUS 1a, 2a, 5a,b, and 80-89 may not be counted as electives.

Track-specific requirements

Four semesters:

  • MUS 117a and b (Junior Recital)

  • MUS 118a and b (Senior Recital)

Or MUS 99d by petition (Senior Project)

To learn more about the Recital process, please review the Recital Guidelines and/or the Musical Theater Track Recital Guidelines.

Ensemble Courses

Four semesters:

Must be taken all four semesters after acceptance in track

  • MUS 80-89 or 116 (with or without credit)

Brandeis Theater Collective musical may be substituted up to two times for Musical Theater Track.

Keyboard Proficiency

Keyboard proficiency must be demonstrated by exam by the end of the penultimate semester. Free instruction is available through the Basic Piano program. (no course credit). Check out the latest Keyboard Proficiency Practice Packet and feel free to email if you have any questions.