Bachelor of Music in Performance
Candidates in performance are reviewed at the end of each semester through an examination by a jury composed of members of the faculty of the Department of Music. At the end of the sophomore year, students must be approved for upper-level study by the department. Candidates whose progress is determined to be insufficient will not be permitted to continue in the Bachelor of Music degree program.
Voice majors in the Bachelor of Music Performance curriculum must demonstrate basic proficiency in Italian, French and German. Students enrolling in the university who have had at least the equivalent of one college semester of study in a language (one full year in secondary school) may petition the voice faculty to waive further study in that language during the degree process. Singers are encouraged to pursue as much language study as possible.
Culminating Experience: Performance majors are expected to appear in several successful performances prior to presenting a full public recital in the senior year as a culminating experience. The senior recital demonstrates a student's synthesis of theoretical and historical knowledge, technical skills, understanding of musical language and concepts, and musicality.
The following is a brief outline of required courses of study. Detailed information on this program will be supplied by the Department of Music. Thirty-two course credits are required for graduation, distributed as follows:
Courses other than Music:
Core College Curriculum courses and electives
Courses in Music:
MUSC 200, 201, 202, 249 or another course in world music, 252, 253, 259, 340*, 341*, plus five music electives (including one in jazz theory or history, and one each in 19th- and 20th-century topics).
Courses in Solo Performance (Private Lessons): 4 semesters at .50 credit per semester and 4 at 1 credit per semester
Total Number of Credits: