Performance

The BM in performance is a four-year program consisting of course work in the major (individual instruction, performance class, major conducted ensemble, chamber music), core music studies (theory, aural skills, music history, conducting) and a minimum of 30 credits outside the School of Music that will provide a broad education in the spirit of the Liberal Arts Foundation. A junior and senior recital is required. The performance major is available in voice, piano, organ, violin, viola, cello, double bass, classical guitar, jazz/studio guitar, harp, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, horn, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, tuba, and percussion.

Piano or Organ

Basic Music Courses (all majors) plus:

  • MUAP 302 or MUAP 305 Private Instruction in the Major Instrument- 24 credits

  • MUAP 304 and/or MUAP 306 Private Instruction-2 credits

  • MUS 211 Accompanying-8 credits

  • MUS 217 Piano Literature (Piano majors)- 2 credits

  • MUS 157 Organ History and Literature (Organ majors)-2 credits

  • MUS 228 Pedagogy- 2 credits

  • MUS 229 Pedagogy Practicum-2 credits

  • MUS 299 * Upper Division Qualifying Examination-0 credits

  • MUS 347 History of Opera

  • MUS 399 Junior Recital (or production of a professional-level edited tape recording)-0 credits

  • MUS 498A Full Senior Recital-0 credits

  • Appropriate conducted ensemble-4 credits

Voice

Basic Music Courses (all majors) plus:

  • MUAP 308 Private Instruction in Voice-24 credits

  • MUS 224 German and Italian Vocal Literature and Diction-2 credits

  • MUSI 110 Opera Workshop-4 credits

  • MUS 228 Pedagogy-2 credits

  • MUS 225 English and French Vocal Literature and Diction-2 credits

  • MUS 229 Pedagogy Practicum-2 credits

  • MUS 299 * Upper Division Qualifying Examination-0 credits

  • MUS 347 History of Opera

  • MUS 399 Junior Recital (or production of a professional-level edited tape recording)-0 credits

  • MUS 498A Full Senior Recital-0 credits

  • Appropriate conducted ensemble- 8 credits

Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass or Harp

Basic Music Courses (all majors) plus:

  • MUAP 300–399 Private Instruction on the Major Instrument-24 credits

  • MUS 228 Pedagogy-2 credits

  • MUS 229B Pedagogy Practicum-2 credits

  • MUS 259 Literature of the Major-0 credits

  • MUS 299 Upper Division Qualifying Examination-0 credits

  • MUS 399 Junior Recital (or production of a professional-level edited tape recording)-0 credits

  • MUS 498A Full Senior Recital-0 credits

  • Appropriate conducted ensemble-8 credits

  • Chamber Ensemble-4 credits

Violin majors must also complete 2 credits of private study in viola.
Viola majors must also complete 2 credits of private study in violin.

Wind Instrument or Percussion

Basic Music Courses (all majors) plus:

  • MUAP 300–399 Private Instruction on the Major Instrument-24 credits
    Note: Percussion majors must take a minimum of 8 credits of MUAP 322 Classical Percussion and a minimum of 8 credits of MUAP 324 Jazz Percussion.

  • MUS 228 Pedagogy-2 credits

  • MUS 229D Pedagogy Practicum-2 credits

  • MUS 259 Literature of the Major-0 credits

  • MUS 299 Upper Division Qualifying Examination-0 credits

  • MUS 399 Junior Recital (or production of a professional-level edited tape recording)-0 credits

  • MUS 498A Full Senior Recital-0 credits

  • Appropriate conducted ensemble-8 credits

  • Chamber Ensemble-4 credits

Guitar

Basic Music Courses (all majors) plus:

  • MUAP 300–399 Private Instruction in Guitar-24 credits
    Note: Students whose primary instrument is jazz guitar must take a minimum of 2 credits of MUAP 328 Classical Guitar and students whose primary instrument is classical guitar must take a minimum of 2 credits of MUAP 330 Studio/Jazz Guitar.

  • MUS 228 Pedagogy-2 credits

  • MUS 229B Pedagogy Practicum-2 credits

  • MUS 259 Literature of the Major-0 credits

  • MUS 299 Upper Division Qualifying Examination-0 credits

  • MUS 399 Junior Recital (or production of a professional-level edited tape recording)-0 credits

  • MUS 498A Full Senior Recital-0 credits

  • Appropriate conducted ensemble-4 credits

  • Guitar Ensemble-8 credits