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Music with Emphasis in Vocal Performance (BM)

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Fall 2008 - Summer 2009 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Major: MUSP

Degree: BM

Unit: Music

Program Courses

Type Hours
University-wide General Education requirements1,2 34
Music Theory 141-242 (four 4-hour courses) 16
Music Literature 361 (four 3-hour courses) 12
Principal Ensemble (eight 1-hour courses)
(Solely dependent on the ensemble audition.)
Recital Attendance 097 (six semesters of ā€œSā€) 0
Conducting I 359 2
Analysis 347 2
Applied Lessons 8
Introduction to Music Study 100 1
Piano Proficiency 297 0
Total 83

Plan Courses

Major Area
Type Hours
Applied Lessons (additional hours) 22
Vocal Literature 561-562 4
Diction 123-124 2
Voice Pedagogy 571 2
Senior Recital3 0
Total 30
Supportive Area
Type Hours
Piano Class/Secondary Piano4 (six 1-hour courses) 6
  (131-132, 231-232, 121-122)  
Two 8-hour course sequences chosen from:
   Italian 121-122
   German 121-122
   French 121-122
Total 22


Type Hours
Minimum Total 135

Admission to Senior College

No B.M. degree student may enroll for 400-level music courses until all of the following requirements have been satisfied:

  1. Completion of at least 48 credits toward the degree.
  2. MUS 232 Piano Class.
  3. MUS 204. The examination for MUS 204 will be graded by an expanded jury. The student must prepare at least 11 minutes of music.
  4. MUS 242 Theory IV.
  5. MUS 361-01 and -02 Music Literature.
  6. MUS 097 Recital Attendance, four semesters with grade of ā€œSā€.
  7. ENGL 101 or ENGL 105 and at least three additional general education courses.
  8. GPA of 2.5.

1 Students are required to take PAS 214 African American Music (Arts and Humanities content: Cultural Diversity competency) and ANTH 205 Music in World Cultures (Social and Behavioral Sciences content: Cultural Diversity competency).

2 MUH courses may not be taken to fulfill any General Education requirement.

3 The senior recital for all performance degrees is a public recital.

4 Students must pass the Piano Proficiency Examination before receiving credit for the 4th semester of the piano requirement. Students must be enrolled continuously in the class until their piano requirement has been completed. Students who pass the Piano Proficiency Examination before the 4th semester of Piano Class are encouraged to continue keyboard study for a total of four semesters.

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