2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Jun 17, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Music Performance Major


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(79-80 credits)

Degree Map Piano

Degree Map Strings

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Degree Map Percussion

Degree Map Woodwinds

Degree Map Voice

Learning Outcomes  

The Music Performance major prepares individuals to master musical instruments and performing art as a solo and/or ensemble performers.

Core Music Courses (60-61 credits):


Musicianship (3 credits):


History and Literature (9 credits):


Basic Musicianship Courses (5 credits):


Music Electives (2-3 credits):


Choose one from the following:

Performance (22 credits):


Students must enroll in eight semesters of performance courses.

Event Attendance


A large number of concerts and recitals representing a broad spectrum of musical styles and genres occurs every semester. This resource of musical events is an integral part of a musician’s training. All music majors and minors must attend a specified number of concerts, recitals, and Contemporary Music Festival events before graduation. Information concerning this requirement is available in the school office.

Choose one of the following concentrations:


Concentration in Piano (19 credits)


KEYBOARD PROFICIENCY: All music majors must pass a keyboard proficiency examination before graduation. Music Education and Music Business majors must pass the keyboard proficiency examination before their internship or student teaching. Further information about this requirement is available on the school’s web site.

Piano Pedagogy Courses (6 credits):


Music Literature (6 credits):


Ensembles (7 credits):


Music majors must participate in ensembles at least seven semesters of their baccalaureate program. After degree requirements are satisfied, ensembles may be taken for zero or one credit.

Choose 2 credits from the following:


Degree Map Piano


This program has the following minimum GPA requirements: 2.00 overall GPA; 2.20 in all Major course work.

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Concentration in Strings: Violin, Viola, Cello, or String Bass (19 credits)


Secondary Piano (4 credits):


KEYBOARD PROFICIENCY: All music majors must pass a keyboard proficiency examination before graduation. Music Education and Music Business majors must pass the keyboard proficiency examination before their internship or student teaching. Further information about this requirement is available on the school’s web site.

Ensembles (10 credits):


Music majors must participate in ensembles at least seven semesters of their baccalaureate program. After degree requirements are satisfied, ensembles may be taken for zero or one credit. ​

Choose 8 credits from the following:


Choose 2 credits from the following:


Degree Map Strings


This program has the following minimum GPA requirements: 2.00 overall GPA; 2.20 in all Major course work.

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Concentration in Brass: Trumpet, Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, or Tuba (19 credits)


Secondary Piano (4 credits):


KEYBOARD PROFICIENCY: All music majors must pass a keyboard proficiency examination before graduation. Music Education and Music Business majors must pass the keyboard proficiency examination before their internship or student teaching. Further information about this requirement is available on the school’s web site.

Ensembles (10 credits):


Music majors must participate in ensembles at least seven semesters of their baccalaureate program. After degree requirements are satisfied, ensembles may be taken for zero or one credit.

Choose 8 credits from the following:


Choose 2 credits from the following:


Degree Map Brass


This program has the following minimum GPA requirements: 2.00 overall GPA; 2.20 in all Major course work.

Fall 1st Year


Spring 1st Year


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Spring 4th Year


Concentration in Percussion (19 credits)


Secondary Piano (4 credits)


KEYBOARD PROFICIENCY: All music majors must pass a keyboard proficiency examination before graduation. Music Education and Music Business majors must pass the keyboard proficiency examination before their internship or student teaching. Further information about this requirement is available on the school’s web site.

Ensembles (10 credits):


Music majors must participate in ensembles at least seven semesters of their baccalaureate program. After degree requirements are satisfied, ensembles may be taken for zero or one credit.

Choose 6 credits from the following:


Choose 4 credits from the following:


Degree Map Percussion


This program has the following minimum GPA requirements: 2.00 overall GPA; 2.20 in all Major course work.

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Spring 4th Year


Concentration in Woodwinds: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, or Saxophone (19 credits)


Secondary Piano (4 credits):


KEYBOARD PROFICIENCY: All music majors must pass a keyboard proficiency examination before graduation. Music Education and Music Business majors must pass the keyboard proficiency examination before their internship or student teaching. Further information about this requirement is available on the school’s web site.

Ensembles (10 credits):


Music majors must participate in ensembles at least seven semesters of their baccalaureate program. After degree requirements are satisfied, ensembles may be taken for zero or one credit.

Choose 8 credits from the following:


Choose 2 credits from the following:


Degree Map Woodwinds


This program has the following minimum GPA requirements: 2.00 overall GPA; 2.20 in all Major course work.

Fall 1st Year


Spring 1st Year


Fall 2nd Year


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Fall 3rd Year


Spring 3rd Year


Fall 4th Year


Spring 4th Year


Concentration in Voice (19 credits)


Secondary Piano (4 credits):


KEYBOARD PROFICIENCY: All music majors must pass a keyboard proficiency examination before graduation. Music Education and Music Business majors must pass the keyboard proficiency examination before their internship or student teaching. Further information about this requirement is available on the school’s web site.

Ensembles (8 credits):


Music majors must participate in ensembles at least seven semesters of their baccalaureate program. After degree requirements are satisfied, ensembles may be taken for zero or one credit.

Choose 4 credits from the following:

Choose 2 credits from the following:

Vocal Ensemble Elective (2 credits)

2 Credits in MUS 115 or 217 or 219 or 253A or 253M or 253T or 315 or 417 or 419 or 453A or 453M or 453T

Degree Map Voice


This program has the following minimum GPA requirements: 2.00 overall GPA; 2.20 in all Major course work.

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Spring 1st Year


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Fall 3rd Year


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Fall 4th Year


Spring 4th Year


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