Performance Major (B.M.)

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All bachelor of music students are required to give a public performance during their senior year, which fulfills the Discovery Program capstone requirement:

  • For students in the performance option, a full recital is required. Students in the bachelor of music in performance degree program are required to perform a half junior recital.

Candidates for a degree must satisfy all of the University Discovery Program requirements in addition to satisfying the requirements of each individual major program. B.M. in music majors may use MUSI 502 History and Literature of Music (a required core course for the major) to satisfy the Inquiry Discovery category requirement, and MUSI 515 Music in World Cultures (a required core course for the major) to satisfy the World Cultures Discovery category requirement.

Bachelor of Music Core Curriculum

MUSI 471
MUSI 472
Theory I
and Theory I
6
MUSI 473
MUSI 474
Ear Training I
and Ear Training I
2
MUSI 475
MUSI 476
Functional Piano I
and Functional Piano I 1
2
MUSI 571
MUSI 572
Theory II
and Theory II
6
MUSI 573
MUSI 574
Ear Training II
and Ear Training II
2
MUSI 575
MUSI 576
Functional Piano II
and Functional Piano II 1
2
MUSI 501
MUSI 502
History and Literature of Music
and History and Literature of Music
6
MUSI 515Music in World Cultures4
MUSI 731Conducting2
Select any course between MUSI 703-MUSI 7153
Select one of the following:3
Counterpoint
Analysis: Form and Structure
Analysis: Form and Structure
Select variable credits of MUSI 541-MUSI 564/MUSI 741-MUSI 764 Performance Study (Applied Lessons)Variable
Select variable credits of MUSI 441-MUSI 464 Performing EnsembleVariable
Total Credits38
1

Students will be given the opportunity to test out of MUSI 475 Functional Piano I-MUSI 476 Functional Piano I and MUSI 575 Functional Piano II-MUSI 576 Functional Piano II.

Bachelor of Music in Performance (Voice)

Degree program has final approval from the National Association of Schools of Music.

MUED 741Techniques and Methods in Choral Music2
MUED 755Vocal Pedagogy2
MUSI 520
MUSI 521
Diction for Singers I
and Diction for Singers II
4
MUSI 713Art Song3
or MUSI 715 Survey of Opera
MUSI 545/745Voice (voice lessons) 125
Select 8 credits of the following:8
Concert Choir 2
Chamber Singers
Opera Workshop
Select one of the following:8
Elementary Italian I
and Elementary Italian II
Elementary German I
and Elementary German II
Elementary French I
and Elementary French II
Total Credits52
1

Three credits of lessons each semester until the student's senior recital semester; then it is 4 credits.

2

Four credits must be MUSI 441 Concert Choir; the remaining 4 credits must be MUSI 441 Concert Choir, MUSI 442 Chamber Singers, or MUSI 448 Opera Workshop.

Bachelor of Music in Performance (Piano)

Degree program has final approval from the National Association of Schools of Music.

MUED 743Materials and Methods in Piano Music2
Select one of the following: 13
Counterpoint
Analysis: Form and Structure
Analysis: Form and Structure
Select 3 credits of the following: 23
Composition
Composition
Advanced Composition
Orchestration
Any 700-level advanced music history or advanced music theory course 23
MUSI 795Special Studies (Topic V) advanced piano pedagogy)2
MUSI 795Special Studies (Topic E) piano literature)1-2
MUSI 455Piano Ensemble4
MUSI 541/741Piano (piano lessons) 325
Select 4 credits of MUSI 441-MUSI 464 Performing Ensemble4
Total Credits47-48
1

A B.M. piano performance major must take a total of two of these three courses: MUSI 771 Counterpoint, MUSI 781W Analysis: Form and Structure, and MUSI 782W Analysis: Form and Structure.

2

A B.M. piano performance major must take an additional 700-level music history or music theory course.

3

Three credits of lessons each semester until the semester of the senior recital; then it is 4 credits.

Bachelor of Music in Performance (All other Instruments)

Degree program has final approval from the National Association of Schools of Music.

Select 2-3 credits of MUED 745-MUED 751 Techniques & Methods 12-3
Select 3 credits of MUSI 700-level Advanced Music History or Advanced Music Theory 23
Select 25 credits of MUSI 541-MUSI 546/MUSI 741-MUSI 764 Performance Study 325
Select 12 credits of MUSI 441-MUSI 464 Performing Ensemble12
Total Credits42-43
1

B.M. instrumental performance majors take one methods class in the appropriate instrumental family, e.g., a trumpet player would take MUED 749 Techniques and Methods in Brass Instruments, to fulfill this requirement.

2

This is in addition to the advanced music history and advanced music theory class already required.

3

Three credits of lessons are taken each semester until the student's senior recital semester; then it is 4 credits.