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2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music Performance


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OVERVIEW OF DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Minimum number of credits required to graduate: 120

Minimum Cumulative GPA required to graduate: 2.0.

Minimum Grade requirements for courses to count toward major: A “C-” or better is required in all music courses required for the major, including electives taken to meet the music requirements. Any  student who receives a semester grade lower than “C-” for applied lessons is automatically dropped from the program and must re-audition for re-admission.   

Other GPA requirements to graduate: A minimum accumulative GPA of 2.0 in the major.

Required Course(s) for fulfilling Capstone Experience: Full hour recital required in Senior year.

Contact Information: Beth Wiemann, Chair, Class of 1944 Hall, 581-1244


The Bachelor of Music in Performance is designed to assist the music student to prepare for a career in music performance. This degree is offered for the following applied areas: standard orchestral and band instruments, piano, voice and pipe organ. Emphasis is placed on performance; studies in music theory, music history, and the liberal arts are also included. Graduation requirements include appropriate proficiency in playing or singing a substantial and varied repertoire, and musicianship of a high order. A 45 minute recital is required in the junior year.  A full hour recital, fulfilling the capstone requirement, is required in the senior year.

Music Theory:


  • Elementary Harmony, Sight Singing and Ear Training (MUY 111, 112, 113, 114) Credits: 8 
  • Advanced Harmony, Sight Singing and Ear Training (MUY 211, 212, 213, 214) Credits: 8
  • Music Theory Electives selected from MUY 300 and above courses Credits: 5-6

Music History:


  • Survey of Music Literature (MUL 200, 202) Credits: 4 
  • History of Music (MUH 201, 202) Credits: 6 
  • Music History electives selected from: Credits: 6 
  • MUH courses above the 300-level
    or HTY 484 (History of Jazz)
    or MUS 510 courses as approved by the Music History Faculty,
    or WST 201 Topics in Women’s Studies: Women and Music

Performance Major:


  • MUS 100 Recital Laboratory for Each semester of applied lessons
  • First and second levels (MUS 210) (Vocal majors take MUS 121, 122)
  • Third level and fourth levels (MUS 450) (after passing Junior Standing examination)
    Note: all performance majors including piano majors must pass a piano proficiency examination, or pass the fourth semester of class piano.

Bachelor of Music in Performance Ensemble Requirements:


  • Four credits in a large ensemble, performing in your major instrument (Piano and guitar majors may choose 8 credits in small ensembles)
  • Four credits in a small ensemble (major instrument or voice)
  • One credit on a secondary instrument/voice may be substituted with the consent of the applied instructor in both areas.

    See the Music Division Undergraduate Handbook for a list of large and small ensembles.

Voice Students:


Basic Conducting (all majors):


Electives:


Electives should be chosen to meet General Education requirements. ARH 155 and courses in the Theatre/Dance division are recommended, and one year of foreign language is required for voice majors.

Required Courses in Suggested Sequence for the BM Degree in Performance - Instrumental


First Year - First Semester


First Year - Second Semester


Second Year - First Semester


Second Year - Second Semester


Third Year - First Semester


Third Year - Second Semester


Fourth Year - First Semester


Fourth Year - Second Semester


Required Courses in Suggested Sequence for the BM Degree in Performance - Piano


First Year - First Semester


First Year - Second Semester


Second Year - First Semester


Second Year - Second Semester


Third Year - First Semester


Third Year - Second Semester


Fourth Year - First Semester


Fourth Year - Second Semester


Required Courses in Suggested Sequence for the BM Degree in Performance - Vocal


First Year - First Semester


First Year - Second Semester


Second Year - First Semester


Second Year - Second Semester


Third Year - First Semester


Third Year - Second Semester


Fourth Year - First Semester


Fourth Year - Second Semester


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