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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:

In Music:

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

Enrollment (for credit) in at least one of the following large ensembles each semester: MUS 150 Concert Band, MUS 160 Orchestra, MUS 233 A Cappella Choir, or MUS 234 Jazz Band. A minimum of eight hours in large ensembles is required to complete the degree.

In Music Education:  

  • 215 Foundations in Music Education/Teaching

*Pending NASM accreditation.

**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.

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