Music Major: Performance Study Option (B.A.)
The Discovery Program capstone requirement is fulfilled by a final project or a public performance given during the senior year. For students in the performance study option, a full recital is required.
Candidates for a degree must satisfy all of the University Discovery Program requirements in addition to satisfying the requirements of each individual major program. Bachelor of arts candidates must also satisfy the foreign language proficiency requirement.
Major department courses may not be used to satisfy Discovery category requirements except in the case of a second major. B.A. in music majors may use MUSI 502 History and Literature of Music (a required core course for the major) to satisfy the Inquiry Discovery requirement.
Bachelor of Arts in Music Core Curriculum
& MUSI 472
and Theory I
& MUSI 474
|Ear Training I|
and Ear Training I
& MUSI 476
|Functional Piano I|
and Functional Piano I 1
& MUSI 572
and Theory II
& MUSI 574
|Ear Training II|
and Ear Training II
& MUSI 576
|Functional Piano II|
and Functional Piano II 1
& MUSI 502
|History and Literature of Music|
and History and Literature of Music
|MUSI 515||Music in World Cultures||4|
|MUSI 540||Recital Attendance||0|
|Advanced Music History: select one of the following||3|
|Music of the Renaissance|
|Music of the Baroque|
|Music of the Classical Period|
|Music of the Romantic Period|
|Music of the 20th and 21st Centuries|
|Survey of Opera|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Analysis: Form and Structure|
|Analysis: Form and Structure|
|Performance Study (Applied Lessons): select from the following courses|
MUSI 541, MUSI 545, MUSI 546, MUSI 547, MUSI 548, MUSI 549, MUSI 550, MUSI 551, MUSI 552, MUSI 553, MUSI 554, MUSI 555, MUSI 556, MUSI 557, MUSI 558, MUSI 559, MUSI 560, MUSI 561, MUSI 562, MUSI 563, MUSI 564, MUSI 741, MUSI 745, MUSI 746, MUSI 747, MUSI 748, MUSI 749, MUSI 751, MUSI 752, MUSI 753, MUSI 754, MUSI 755, MUSI 756, MUSI 757, MUSI 758, MUSI 759, MUSI 760, MUSI 761, MUSI 762, MUSI 763, MUSI 764
|Performing Ensemble: select variable credits from the following courses 2|
A maximum of 8 ensemble credits may count toward graduation for all bachelor of arts in music students.
Degree program has final approval from the National Association of Schools of Music.
Performance Study Option Requirements
|Instrumental Performance Concentration|
|Performance Study (Applied Lessons): select from the following courses 1|
|MUSI 541, MUSI 546, MUSI 547, MUSI 548, MUSI 549, MUSI 550, MUSI 551, MUSI 552, MUSI 553, MUSI 554, MUSI 555, MUSI 556, MUSI 557, MUSI 558, MUSI 559, MUSI 560, MUSI 561, MUSI 562, MUSI 563, MUSI 564||8|
|MUSI 741, MUSI 746, MUSI 747, MUSI 748, MUSI 749, MUSI 751, MUSI 752, MUSI 753, MUSI 754, MUSI 755, MUSI 756, MUSI 757, MUSI 758, MUSI 759, MUSI 760, MUSI 761, MUSI 762, MUSI 763, MUSI 764||8|
|Performing Ensemble: select from the following courses|
|MUSI 450, MUSI 451, MUSI 452, MUSI 453, MUSI 454, MUSI 455, MUSI 456, MUSI 457, MUSI 459, MUSI 460, MUSI #461, MUSI 462, MUSI 463, MUSI 464||8|
|Vocal Performance Concentration|
|MUSI 520||Diction for Singers I||2|
|MUSI 521||Diction for Singers II||2|
|Performance Study (Applied Lessons) 1|
|Performing Ensemble: select from the following courses||8|
|Vocal Arts Project|
|Elementary French I|
and Elementary French II
| Elementary German I|
and Elementary German II
| Elementary Italian I|
and Elementary Italian II
2 credits per semester
- Demonstrate the ability to perform a specialization instrument or voice at an appropriate solo level and/or in small ensemble and large ensemble.
- Aurally identify, analyze, and work conceptually with the elements of music in a variety of musical styles.
- Students will demonstrate familiarity with musical literature from the formal concert repertory and from musical traditions outside of that repertory.
- Demonstrate the ability to develop and defend musical judgments in writing and in oral presentation.
- Demonstrate collegiate-level skills in the English language, competence in written and oral communication in English, and fluency in communicating and synthesizing musical, historical and analytical concepts in writing.
- Demonstrate the ability to perform a specialization instrument or voice at the level of an advanced undergraduate student, or young professional, including a high level of technical and artistic competence, and to work independently in both solo practicing and small ensemble rehearsals.
- Demonstrate maturity in musical performance, using performance and liberal-arts tools and insights to create an artistic product.
- Students will plan, prepare, and perform a solo recital in collaboration with faculty and staff that includes both organizational elements and artistic preparation.