In this degree program, music electives may include chamber music, with instructor's approval, or other music courses. MUS 323, 337, 342, 350, 351, and 434 are offered on a rotational basis, and students may take these courses out of the sequence listed, if necessary.

Music elective credits, when used as substitutes for music course credits, may be satisfied by either MUS or MUPI. In order for MUPI credits to count toward the degree, a jury is required.