Students in the music education program MUS meet a minimum standard of piano proficiency. The exam requires the vocal ed. examinee to play one prepared piece at the late-intermediate level or higher and sight-read a piece at the early-intermediate level. The instrumental ed. examinee is required to play one prepared piece at the early intermediate level or higher, and to sight-read one late beginner piece. Students may opt out of this requirement by taking two semesters of applied piano lessons.