Mar 30, 2023  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music Performance Major BM, Vocal Specialization


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Student advancement through performance levels (164-464) is determined by jury examination. Prior to completion of the bachelor’s degree, vocal performance majors must:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to translate musical texts in French and German
  2. Demonstrate competency in French or German equal to the successful completion of French 153 or German 153.

Program Requirements
All music majors must earn a grade of C or higher in each music course required for their respective degree.

Program Learner Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • MUS1 (Music Theory) demonstrate music theory knowledge and aural skills sufficient to analyze and interpret a substantial body of music literature.
  • MUS2 (Music History, Culture, and Literature)  demonstrate historical and contemporary knowledge of genres, styles, artists, and works within Western and non-Western music, and the research skills to enhance that knowledge.
  • MUS3 (Individual Applied Music) interpret, prepare, and perform a variety of musical works on a primary instrument or voice sufficient to the requirements of their major.
  • MUS4 (Collaborative Applied Music) interpret, prepare, and perform a variety of musical works through collaboration in musical ensembles sufficient to the requirements of their major.
  • MUS5 (Specialized Music Study) exhibit competencies specific to their major, including advanced performance skills, pedagogical skills, composition and improvisation skills, and/or the competencies for teacher certification.
  • MUS6 (Musical Disposition) engage as active participants in the musical community of the university and region through event attendance, performance, teaching, creative and/or service activity.

BM Performance Core Requirements


Music Theory - Credits: 21


Students must pass an online fundamental exam with 75% ($10 fee) or take and pass (75%) an online fundamental course ($99 fee) to enroll in MUS144. Students must take a placement exam to waive any of the following courses. Concurrent enrollment of the following is required: (MUS 144, 144A, 152A), (MUS 145, 145A, 153A), and (MUS 146, 146A, 154A). A grade of C or better is required in both the written and aural components to continue in the theory sequence.

Class Piano - Credits: 3


A waiver of this requirement can be obtained by demonstrating sufficient keyboard skills to designated piano faculty members.

Applied Music - Credits: 29


  • Individual Instruction - (MUS 164, 264, and 364) Credits: (18)

Upper-division Music Theory - Credits: 3


Conducting - Credits: 6


Total Core Credits: 73


Required Courses


Ensemble - Credits: 30


Primary Ensembles - Credits: (20-24)


Primary Ensembles must correspond to the student’s primary applied area.

Chamber Ensembles Credits: (6-10)


Secondary Ensembles - Credits: (0-4)


Total Credits: 116-120


College and Department Information


Music Department  
College of Arts and Humanities  

Program Codes
Major plan codes: MUSIBM, MUSIBMP
Specialization plan code: VOCA

Online Availability
The program does not have a designated online only option.

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