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2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Performance (Voice), BM

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Bachelor of Music in Performance

This degree is intended for students whose skills and interest in the performance of music are focused at the professional level. Those who elect this option must be aware that ultimate success in performance careers normally involves further study beyond the bachelor’s degree, as well as a growing accumulation of actual performance experience.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • gain knowledge of music theory, history, literature, and culture
  • acquire skills necessary to perform, conduct, and/or compose music from various periods and genres
  • acquire knowledge of performance literature appropriate to their medium

Specific Degree Requirements

All music majors must meet all general University and College graduation requirements, including Computer Literacy and First Year Seminars, regardless of the following specific degree requirements, unless specifically excused. All music degrees require MUSI 1307 - Elements of Musical Style , which also meets the Core Curriculum Program Fine Arts requirement. No music coursework with a grade lower than “C” will be counted toward the completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Music, the Bachelor of Music with Teacher Certification, or the Bachelor of Music in Performance.

Degree Requirements

  Sem. Hrs.
  1. Core Curriculum Program
  2. First-Year Seminars (when applicable)*
  3. Major Requirements
  4. Foreign Language Requirements
  Total 129 (131)

Full-time, first-year students are required to take the following courses:


Transfer students with 24 or more hours are exempt from First-Year Seminar.


*Students with adequate keyboard skills may substitute Secondary Piano Studio courses for Class Piano I-IV with permission of the Music Department Chair.

Minimum of 8 hrs. of appropriate large ensemble

Upper-Division music electives 8 hrs.

Total Music Coursework: 78 hrs.

Total Core and Language: 51 hrs.

Total Minimum Requirements for Bachelor of Music in Performance (Vocal): 129 hrs.

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