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Bachelor of Music in Performance

Imagine you are on a stage, performing Beethoven's 9th Symphony for a crowd of eager listeners, or singing the final aria in your favorite opera. If the art and thrill of performing appeal to you, a Bachelor of Music in Performance could be the degree you're looking for. This area of study prepares you to become a professional performer, to pursue graduate studies, or both.

Performance majors can specialize in:

Wind
Brass
Percussion
Strings
Piano
Voice

Program of Study Summary*
General Education 55 Credit Hours
Music Performance Curriculum 71-84 Credit Hours
Total: 126-139 Credit Hours

Music Core (29 Credit Hours)

  • MUS 001 Recital Attendance (0 Credit Hours)
  • MUS 002 Introduction to the Study of Music (0 Credit Hours)
  • MUS 121 Group Piano I (1 Credit Hour)
  • MUS 122 Group Piano II (1 Credit Hour)
  • MUS 181 Music Theory I (3 Credit Hours)
  • MUS 182 Aural Skills I (1 Credit Hour)
  • MUS 183 Music Theory II (3 Credit Hours)
  • MUS 184 Aural Skills II (3 Credit Hours)
  • MUS 192 Introduction to Music Literature (3 Credit Hours)
  • MUS 221 Group Piano III (1 Credit Hour)
  • MUS 222 Group Piano IV (1 Credit Hour)
  • MUS 281 Music Theory III (3 Credit Hours)
  • MUS 282 Aural Skills III (1 Credit Hour)
  • MUS 283 Music Theory IV (3 Credit Hours)
  • MUS 284 Aural Skills IV (1 Credit Hour)
  • MUS 292 Music History I (3 Credit Hours)
  • MUS 293 Music History II 3


Piano Concentration

  • MUS 151 Private Instruction (8 Credit Hours)
  • MUS 461 Private Instruction IV (20 Credit Hours)
  • MUS 616 Piano Techniques & Materials (3 Credit Hours)
  • MUS 683 Piano Literature (2 Credit Hours)
  • Ensemble (8 Credit Hours)


Woodwinds, Brass, Strings, and Percussion Concentration

  • MUS 151 Private Instruction (8 Credit Hours)
  • MUS 461 Private Instruction IV (20 Credit Hours)
  • MUS 617 Pedagogy (2 Credit Hours)
  • Ensemble (8 Credit Hours)


Voice Concentration

  • MUS 104 Concert Choir I (8 Credit Hours)
  • MUS 151 Private Instruction I (8 Credit Hours)
  • MUS 153 English / Italian/ Latin Diction (1 Credit Hour)
  • MUS 263 German / French Diction (1 Credit Hour)
  • MUS 461 Private Instruction IV 1(6 Credit Hours)
  • MUS 615 Vocal Techniques and Materials (2 Credit Hours)
  • MUS 685 Song Literature (2 Credit Hours)


Music Electives

  • Electives in Composition, Literature, Theory & History (9 Credit Hours)


*Check with your advisor and the University Catalog for the latest program information. รข€ƒ

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