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BMus Major in Performance

B.Mus., Major in Performance**

The Bachelor of Music in Performance degree is a foundational program of study leading directly to careers in music performance and pedagogy, and to graduate study in performance, conducting, music theory, musicology, and pedagogy.

Major Requirements*

  • MUS 099 Performance Forum (every semester) (0 hour)
  • MUS 112 Music Theory 1 (2 hours)
  • MUS 126 Class Piano 1 (1 hour)
  • MUS 127 Class Piano 2 (1 hour)
  • MUS 151 Small Ensembles (minimum four hours) (1 hour)
  • MUS 162 Aural Skills and Sight Singing 1 (1 hour)
  • MUS 211 Music Theory 2 (2 hours)
  • MUS 212 Music Theory 3 (2 hours)
  • MUS 215 Beginning Conducting (2 hours)
  • MUS 226 Class Piano 3 (1 hour)
  • MUS 227 Class Piano 4 (1 hour)
  • MUS 230 Private lessons (24 hours in primary area of study and four in a secondary area**) (.5-3 hours)
  • MUS 261 Aural Skills and Sight Singing 2 (1 hour)
  • MUS 262 Aural Skills and Sight Singing 3 (1 hour)
  • MUS 311 Music Theory 4 (2 hours)
  • MUS 313 Music History 1 (3 hours)
  • MUS 314 Music History 2 (3 hours)
  • MUS 315 Advanced Conducting (2 hours)
  • MUS 321 Orchestration (for instrumental concentration) (1 hour) or MUS 328 Vocal Diction 1 (1 hour) and MUS 329 Vocal Diction 2 (for vocal concentration) (1 hour)
  • MUS 361 Aural Skills and Sight Singing 4 (1 hour)
  • MUS 394 Junior Recital/Project (enroll semester of anticipated completion of recital/project) (0 hour)
  • MUS 427 Intermediate Methods and Pedagogy (3 hours)
  • MUS 428 Advanced Methods and Pedagogy (3 hours)
  • MUS 458 Special Literature Study (minimum four hours) (2 or 3 hours)
  • MUS 492 Sight Singing Proficiency (enroll semester of anticipated completion of proficiency requirement) (0 hour)
  • MUS 493 Piano Proficiency (enroll semester of anticipated completion of proficiency requirement) If not completed with MUS 227, enroll in MUS 230M until complete. (0 hour)
  • MUS 494 Senior Recital/Project (enroll semester of anticipated completion of proficiency requirement) (0 hour)

Enrollment (for credit) in at least one of the following large ensembles each semester (minimum of eight hours is required to complete the degree):

  • MUS 150 Concert Band
  • MUS 160 Orchestra
  • MUS 233 A Cappella Choir
  • MUS 234 Jazz Band

Successful completion of Junior Standing jury required.

  • MUED210 Vocal Pedagogy (For vocal concentration) (1 hour)
  • MUED215 Foundations in Music Education/Teaching (3 hours)
  • MUED220 Technology for Music Education (2 hours)

Instrumental Techniques, one or more hours (for instrumental concentration):

  • MUED216 String Techniques (1 hour)
  • MUED217 Woodwind Techniques (1 hour)
  • MUED218 Percussion Techniques (1 hour)
  • MUED219 Brass Techniques (1 hour)

Cognate requirement

  • IART156 Introduction to World Music (3 hours)

**Primary areas of study available are determined by the current full-time and part-time faculty with advanced professional degrees. Composition, Choral Conducting, or Instrumental Conducting may be taken as a secondary area of study only.

*2018-2019 Academic Catalog

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