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  Sep 21, 2017
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music - Performance (MUSP) - BA Major

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86 S.H. (No Minor Required)

Admission to The Major

To be admitted into the Performance degree program, students must make a formal application and pass an audition before a faculty committee after their first year.

Choose one from the following pedagogy courses (1-2 S.H.)

(See Note 1 below.)

Literature and Techniques Courses (5 or 6 S.H.)

(See Note 1 below.)

Additional Requirements in Performance Area (2 S.H.)

Vocal Performance Majors:

Instrumental Performance Majors:

Piano Performance Majors:

Chamber Ensemble (2-4 S.H.)

Vocal Performance Majors:

Instrumental Performance Majors:

Choose one of the following courses: (Four semesters/credits required):

Piano Performance Majors:

Major Performing Large Ensemble (8)

(See Note 2 below.)

Applied Lessons in Primary Performance Medium (16)

(See Note 3 below.)

Electives (6 S.H.)

Electives must be taken from areas of theory, history, and literature. MUS 120 - Introduction to Music Theory  does not fulfill elective requirements. (Suggested course: ◆ MUS 402 - Form & Analysis  to fulfill Critical Analysis Intensive requirement.)

Additional Requirements (8 S.H.)

  • Foreign language (French, German, or Spanish). (Fulfills Humanities in General Education Program.)
  • Students must pass a piano proficiency exam. (0 S.H.)

Music Performance Notes:

  1. Pedagogy and literature courses must correspond to the student’s major performing medium.
  2. All credits must be taken in the large ensemble related to major performing medium. Students must participate in this large ensemble every semester they are enrolled as music majors.
  3. Students must enroll in a minimum of eight semesters of applied lessons.


◎ = Oral Intensive

◆ = Math/Critical Analysis Intensive

△ = Writing Intensive

✽ = Physical Development and Wellness Graduation Requirement

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