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  Sep 20, 2017
 
2016-2017 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 (“C”) 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.

The requirements listed on this page are specific to this particular major. Students are also responsible for meeting any graduation requirements set out by their college. Students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) should make sure to review those requirements as stated on the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences  page of the catalog.

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


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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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