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Performance BM

—Bowed Strings Option
—Piano Option
—Voice Option
—Wind/Brass/Percussion Option

Admissions Procedures

All incoming and transfer students (including music minors) must perform an audition for the music faculty and take the Music Literacy Predictive Exam. Students who a) complete an acceptable performance audition, and b) complete the Exam will be granted Music Major status. Students who a) complete an audition that shows promise but is not yet acceptable, and b) complete the Exam will be granted Pre-Music Major Status. Pre-Music Majors will have one semester to improve performance skills for Music Major Status. Only Music Major, Pre-Major, and Music Minor status students will be allowed to enroll in MUS 119 Materials of Music I and MUS 121 Ear Training I. Only Music Majors and Music Minors will be allowed to enroll in MUS 120 Materials of Music II and MUS 122 Ear Training II.

Performance BM
Course Number and TitleCredits
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing3
ENGL 102 Intro to College Writing and Research3
UF 100 Intellectual Foundations3
UF 200 Civic and Ethical Foundations3
DLM Mathematics3-4
DLN Natural, Physical, & Applied Sciences course with lab4
DLN Natural, Physical, and Applied Sciences course in a second field3-4
DLV MUS 100 Introduction to Music3
DLL Literature and Humanities3-4
DLS Social Sciences course3
DLS Social Sciences course in a second field3
MUS 119, 120, 219, 220 Materials of Music12
MUS 121, 122, 221, 222 Ear Training4
CID MUS 202 Music Communications2
MUS 261 Basic Conducting1
MUS 351, 352, 353 Music History and Literature9
MUS 410 Advanced Form and Analysis3
MUS 424 Counterpoint Since 16002
MUS-APL 10 Concert Class (8 semesters of Pass grade)0
MUS-APL 108, 109 Class Piano2
MUS-APL 345 Junior Performance Recital2
FF MUS-APL 446 Senior Performance Recital2
MUS-ENS – Major Ensemble8
MUS-PRV – Performance Studies20
MUS-PRV 400-level Performance Studies8
Complete the coursework under one of the following options to graduate with a BM in Performance.

Bowed Strings Option

Bowed String Option
Course Number and TitleCredits
MUS 366 Instrumental Conducting1
MUS 457 Major Instrument Literature2
MUS 463 Major Instrument Pedagogy I2
MUS-ENS 127, 327 Chamber Music or Small Ensemble – 3 semesters3
Upper-division electives to total 40 credits0-9
Electives to total 128 credits2-8
Total128

Piano Option

Piano Option
Course Number and TitleCredits
MUS 457 Major Instrument Literature2
MUS 463, 464 Major Instrument Pedagogy I & II4
MUS-ENS 127, 327 Chamber Music or Small Ensemble – 3 semesters3
Upper-division electives to total 40 credits0-8
Electives to total 128 credits2-7
Total128

Voice Option

Voice Option
Course Number and TitleCredits
Second semester of a foreign language4
MUS 328 Advanced Piano and Accompanying1
MUS 457 Major Instrument Literature2
MUS 463, 464 Major Instrument Pedagogy I & II4
MUS 465, 466 Diction for Singers I & II4
Upper-division electives to total 40 credits0-3
Electives to total 128 credits1
Total128

Wind/Brass/Percussion Option

Wind/Brass/Percussion Option
Course Number and TitleCredits
MUS 366 Instrumental Conducting1
MUS 440 Major Instrument Literature/Pedagogy2
MUS-ENS 127, 327 Chamber Music or Small Ensemble – 3 semesters3
Upper-division electives to total 40 credits0-11
Electives to total 128 credits2-10
Total128