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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music Performance, B.A.

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Offered by Music .

Students in the Music Performance, B.A. receive a solid grounding and experience in solo, chamber music and large ensemble repertoire, preparing them for graduate school and work as a professional musician with special emphasis on developing entrepreneurial skills. Special opportunities exist for students to explore their craft through an exchange program with the Nicolini Conservatory in Piacenza, Italy, and through collaborative projects with faculty and graduate students in the department’s American Contemporary Music Postbaccalaureate Certificate. Faculty specializations in instrumental performance include chamber music, American music, Japanese contemporary music, music by minority composers, new complexity music, extended instrumental techniques, Baroque string music, and improvisation. Faculty specializations in vocal performance include vocal technique, opera performance, music of the African Diaspora, and Renaissance and Baroque literature for voice.

University Requirements

Completion of Minimum University Requirements for an Undergraduate Baccalaureate Degree .

  • Minimum 120 credits and minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Completion of 45 upper-level credits, residence requirement, Writing Intensive requirement, and General Education requirement

Major Requirements

  • Minimum 84 credits
  • Minimum grade of ‘C’ in courses applied to the major, except where otherwise indicated

Course Requirements

Recital Preparation

Complete 8 credits from the following:

Private Lessons and Recitals (24 credits)

Performance Track (11-14 credits)

Complete one of the following tracks:

Vocal Ensembles

Complete 8 ensemble courses over 8 different semesters selected from the following, including MUSC 303  in the first 4 semesters and 1 credit of MUSC 307 : Opera Workshop:

Instrumental Performance Track

Complete the following:

Foreign Language

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

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