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2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music, Performance Emphasis, B.A.

B.A. in Music

As a music major, a student concentrates in one of six emphases: performance, performance/musicology, composition, jazz, music technology or music education. These emphases range from 56 to 86 credits. A grade of “C” or better in any course counts toward the major, except where otherwise specified. All music majors, regardless of emphasis, take the following courses:

Select one course: 3 Credits


Students planning graduate work are strongly recommended to complete the study of a language pertinent to their area of research through the 202 level.

Proficiency in Keyboard Skills

All students must pass a proficiency test, at each level, in keyboard skills or take four semesters of keyboard skills classes consisting of:


A grade of “B” or better is required in MUSC 179 . Students will be placed at the appropriate level. [4]

Total: 54 Credits


In addition to the core requirements, students must complete the requirements for one of the following emphases:

Performance Emphasis

Applied Music:

  • Eight semesters of applied individual performance study at three credits per semester [24]
  • Eight semesters of ensemble participation [16]. It is required that students participate in an ensemble every semester.
  • Instrumentalists are required to register for Orchestra or Wind Ensemble for the first four semesters.
  • All voice students must complete a series of courses in diction for a total of three additional credits [3]. Participation (for credit) in either Camerata or Vocal Arts Ensemble at least four semesters is required.


Performance majors are required to take as their upper-level elective core requirement either MUSC 362 - Arts in Education , or MUSC 400 - Special Projects  in Pedagogy.

All students must complete a junior recital and a senior recital.