Performance Major (B.M.)

https://cola.unh.edu/music/program/bm/performance-major

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 540Recital Attendance0
MUSI 731Conducting2
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
Art Song
Survey of Opera
Select one of the following:3
Counterpoint
Analysis: Form and Structure
Analysis: Form and Structure
Performance Study (Applied Lessons): select from the following coursesVariable
Performing Ensemble: select from the following coursesVariable
Total Credits38

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
Vocal Arts Project
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

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 455Collaborative Piano 34
MUSI 541/741Piano (piano lessons) 425
Performing Ensemble: select from the following4
Total Credits47-48

Bachelor of Music in Performance (All other Instruments)

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

Techniques & Methods: select from the following 12-3
Techniques and Methods in String Instruments
Techniques and Methods in Woodwind Instruments
Techniques and Methods in Brass Instruments
Techniques and Methods in Percussion Instruments
Select 3 credits of MUSI 700-level Advanced Music History or Advanced Music Theory 23
Performance Study (Applied Lessons): select from the following 325
Performing Ensemble: select from the following12
Total Credits42-43
  • Students will exhibit the skills necessary for artistic expression at the highest possible level as defined by their particular area of concentration in solo and small ensemble (not conducted) and large ensemble (conducted) settings.
  • Students will exhibit competency in musicianship and analysis through: their understanding of musical forms and processes aural, verbal and visual analyses skill in performance, academic, pedagogical, and compositional applications rudimentary ability to create derivative or original music.
  • Students will demonstrate familiarity with musical literature from the formal concert repertory and from musical traditions outside of that repertory. Students will demonstrate the ability to place music in historical, cultural, and stylistic contexts.
  • Students will demonstrate collegiate-level skill in the English language and competence in written and oral communication in English.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use technologies current to their area of specialization for professional development and entrepreneurship, and career preparation and promotion.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of pedagogy as required in the particular field of study.
  • Students in vocal studies will demonstrate competencies in diction and language, as well as interpretive skills, physicality, and stage deportment.
  • Students will plan, prepare, and perform a solo recital in collaboration with faculty and staff that includes both organizational elements and artistic preparation.