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Bachelor of Music in Performance

Curriculum

General Education Curriculum:

  • First-Year Seminar
  • Expository Writing
  • One course in Mathematics
  • Science I
  • Cultural Heritage I and II — fulfilled by taking Music 321 and Music 324 or 326
  • Health Dynamics
  • Basic Studies in Religion, plus one upper level course in Religion
  • Second Language — one course at the second semester level
  • Social Science — one 4-credit course from the Departments of Communication, Psychology, Sociology, or the Departments of Economics, Management and Accounting, or Political Science
  • Senior Seminar (IDS 400-level course)

Electives: 5-13 credits — must include one course from the following:
IDS 171; English 231, 232; History 130, 131; Philosophy 230, 232.

Basic Musicianship:

  • Concert Attendance, eight semesters (Music 080)
  • Perspectives in Music (Music 102)
  • World Music (Music 104)
  • Theory I, II, III and IV (Music 111, 112, 211, 212)
  • Aural Skills I, II, III and IV (Music 113, 114, 213, 214)
  • Eurhythmics (Music 201, 202)
  • Keyboard Skills (Music 197-198, 297-298, or 397-398)
  • Music Literature Before 1700 (Music 321)
  • History and Literature of the Symphony (Music 324) or History and Literature of Opera (Music 326)
  • Orchestration (Music 341)
  • Conducting Techniques (Music 345)
  • Seminar in Music (Music 491)
  • Courses in Literature and Pedagogy of the principal applied area
  • Diction courses (Music 347, 348 and 349) are required for voice majors.

Performance:

  • 24 credits in the Applies Major Area (choose one from Music 161-168, 171-175, 177, 179-181)
  • 4 credits in Applied Minor Area for organ and piano majors only
  • 4 credits in ensembles. Students are required to enroll in an ensemble each semester.

TOTAL CREDITS = 126 credits

All students pursuing the Bachelor of Music degree must participate in ensemble work each semester. When the principal instrument is voice or a band/orchestral instrument, the student must enroll in a large ensemble (Music 115, 116, 117, 120, 130, 133, 135, 140, 150) each semester. Music education majors are excused from this requirement during the semester of student teaching. Students whose principal instrument is piano, organ, or guitar must fulfill their ensemble credits through enrollment in any of the large ensembles listed above. During semesters of degree study when they are not enrolled in a large ensemble for credit, they may enroll in Music 160 or fulfill the ensemble participation requirement by accompanying in the Department of Music in conjunction with course requirements for Music 177 or 179.