Music, Theatre, and Dance: Music Performance

Bachelor of Music (BM) in Music Performance

Music performance majors are prepared for solo and/or ensemble performance, studio teaching, or further graduate study. In addition to a solo recital in senior year, performance majors must present a solo recital in junior year. Course numbers, titles, and credits are listed below.

I. Major Area - 36-42 credits

MUSC varies Applied Major 32
MUSC varies Pedagogy/Literature (required for instrumental performance majors only) 2-4
MUSC varies Ensemble 4-6
MUSC 382 Junior Recital 0
MUSC 482 Senior Recital 0

II. Supportive Music Courses - 40-47 credits

MUSC 111A, B Written Theory I 4
MUSC 112A, B Aural Skills I 2
MUSC 115A, B Conducting I 2
MUSC 120B Vocal Methods (required for instrumental performance majors only) 1
MUSC 127A, B Class Piano (where applicable) 4
MUSC 211A, B Written Theory II 2
MUSC 212A, B Aural Skills II 2
MUSC 213A, B Keyboard Harmony 2
MUSC 309 Form and Analysis 3
MUSC 322 History of Music I 3
MUSC 323 History of Music II 3
MUSC 411 Counterpoint 3
MUSC 412 Orchestration (required for instrumental performance majors only) 2
MUSC 415 Composition 2
MUSC 419 Conducting II 1
MUSC 421 Introduction to World Music 1
MUSC varies Electives (required for instrumental performance majors only) 3

Requirements Specific to Vocal Performance Majors

MUSC 220A, B Vocal Pedagogy 2
MUSC 318A, B, C Italian/German/French Vocal Diction 3
MUSC 319 Art Song Literature 1
MUSC 423A Opera Scenes Workshop 2
THEA 241 Fundamentals of Acting 3
DANC Elective 2

A grade of C or higher is required to pass all departmental required classes.