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Bachelor of Music (Performance)

The Bachelor of Music degree in Performance provides comprehensive music training that encourages the formation of performing artists capable of meaningful contributions to society and the church. The four-year curriculum with a major in piano, organ, voice, or orchestral instrument is designed for those who are contemplating a variety of graduate programs or careers in music.

General Education

 32 hours

 

Biblical and Theological Studies

 8 hours (BITH 111, 212, 214, 316)

 

Writing

 4 hours (ENGW 103) (See Liberal Arts General Education Requirements for writing competency.)

 

Literature

 2 hours (Any except ENGL 225, 226, 326, 327, 485 or 486)

 

Art

 2 hours (ART 101, 102, 211, 221, 231, or 302)

 

History

 4 hours (HIST 101, HIST 105, 111, or 115)

 

Philosophy

 4 hours (PHIL 101)

 

Diversity

 2 courses (See Liberal Arts General Education for courses)

 

Electives

 6 hours (non-music general education courses, see Liberal Arts general education courses)

 

Applied Health Science

 2 hours (AHS 101)

 

 

 

Individual Performance (MUIP)

 24 hours

 

Primary Instrument

 24 hours (MUIP 201-422)

 

 

 

Music Theory & Composition (MUTC)

 16 hours

 

Music Theory 1-4

Aural Skills 1-5

 11 hours (MUTC 151, 171, 241, 261)

 5 hours (MUTC 152, 172, 252, 272, 352)

 

 

 

Context Studies (MUCS)

 18 hours

 

Music Before 1600

 2 hours (MUCS 261)

 

Baroque and Classical Music

 4 hours (MUCS 262)

 

Nineteenth-Century Music

 2 hours (MUCS 263)

 

World Music

 2 hours (MUCS 264)

 

Twentieth-Century Music

 4 hours (MUCS 361)

 

Senior Capstone

 2 hours (MUCS 494)

 

Literature of the Instrument

 2 hours (MUCS 323-329)

 

 

 

Methods Studies (MUMS)

 9 hours

 

Introduction to Music Studies

 2 hours (MUMS 115)

 

Basic Conducting & Lab

 3 hours (MUMS 248/346)

 

Pedagogy I

 2 hours (MUMS 255)

 

Pedagogy II (not required of Organ Majors)

 2 hours (MUMS 321:1-8)

 

 

 

Ensemble Performance (MUEP)

 8 hours

 

 

Large Ensemble (8 semesters)

 4 hours (MUEP 213-218)

 

Chamber Music

 4 hours (MUEP 356, 357, 358, 371:1-7)

 

 

 

Electives from MUTC, MUCS, MUMS

 8 hours

   Voice Majors only

 

 

English & Italian Diction

 2 hours (MUMS 141)

 

French & German Diction

 2 hours (MUMS 245)

 

Italian Grammar for Singers

 2 hours (MUMS 243)

 

 

 

Recital and Concert Attendance (MUEP)

 0 hours (MUEP 219)

 

Eight semesters

 

 

 

 

Free Electives (may include music courses)

 10 hours

   Voice Majors only (from Free or General Education Electives):

 

French

 4 hours

 

German

 4 hours

   Organ Majors only (from Free Electives):

 

Organ Service Playing & Teaching

 3 hours (MUMS 349)

 

 

 

Portfolio

0 hours (MUMS 494)

 

 

Piano Proficiency (Consult Conservatory Handbook)

 

 

 

Junior Recital

0 hours (MUIP 394)

Senior Full Recital

0 hours (MUIP 494)

 

 

Total hours required for degree

 125 hours

 

Revision Date:  July 1, 2014

 

 

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