Bachelor of Music: Vocal Performance

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This exciting degree program includes studies in performance, pedagogy, diction, repertoire, opera, and choral activities. You will have numerous opportunities for performing both on- and off-campus in a wide variety of venues, and in collaboration with artist faculty. Guest artist masterclasses are also included throughout each season. This course of study presupposes that you have a strong pre-college background in musical performance. A performance audition is required for entrance into the program.

Required: Admission to Performance Major.

Note: This option requires more than 12 quarters to complete at 15–16 credits per quarter.

Grade Requirement for all majors offered by the Music Department: the minimum acceptable grade for any music course required for graduation (including transferred music courses) is ≥C.

Curriculum & Requirements
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Curriculum & Requirements

Vocal Performance Option, Bachelor of Music (BM)

Required Non-Credit Music Components
CONVOCATION AND RECITAL ATTENDANCE (must be repeated each term)
Junior Recital
Piano Proficiency
Required Vocal Performance Courses
MUSC 101
MUSC 102
MUSC 103
MUSIC THEORY I
and MUSIC THEORY II
and MUSIC THEORY III
9
MUSC 104
MUSC 105
MUSC 106
SIGHT SINGING AND AURAL SKILLS
and SIGHT SINGING AND AURAL SKILLS II
and SIGHT SINGING AND AURAL SKILLS III
3
MUSC 121
MUSC 122
PIANO CLASS II FOR MAJORS
and PIANO CLASS III FOR MAJORS
2
MUSC 201
MUSC 202
MUSC 203
MUSIC THEORY IV
and MUSIC THEORY V
and MUSIC THEORY VI
9
MUSC 204
MUSC 205
SIGHT SINGING AND AURAL SKILLS IV
and SIGHT SINGING AND AURAL SKILLS V
2
MUSC 244MUSIC TECHNOLOGY2
MUSC 250
MUSC 251
MUSC 252
MUSIC HISTORY AND LITERATURE I
and MUSIC HISTORY AND LITERATURE II
and MUSIC HISTORY AND LITERATURE III
12
MUSC 310CHORAL CONDUCTING2
MUSC 312ADVANCED CONDUCTING SKILLS2
MUSC 320
MUSC 321
MUSC 322
DICTION FOR SINGERS I
and DICTION FOR SINGERS II
and DICTION FOR SINGERS III
3
MUSC 323FOREIGN LANGUAGE READING AND COMPREHENSION1
MUSC 324
MUSC 325
VOCAL LITERATURE I
and VOCAL LITERATURE II
4
MUSC 357MUSIC IN DIVERSE CULTURES3
MUSC 461VOCAL PEDAGOGY3
MUSC 470SENIOR RECITAL1-5
Applied Music Requirements–must be repeated24
APPLIED INSTRUCTION ON INSTRUMENT OR VOICE
APPLIED INSTRUCTION ON INSTRUMENT OR VOICE
APPLIED INSTRUCTION ON INSTRUMENT OR VOICE
APPLIED INSTRUCTION ON INSTRUMENT OR VOICE
Major Music Ensemble Requirements–must be repeated12
WIND ENSEMBLE
SYMPHONIC BAND
ORCHESTRA
SYMPHONIC CHOIR
CONCERT CHOIR
Minor Music Ensemble Electives–must be repeated5
CHAMBER MUSIC ENSEMBLES
OPERA WORKSHOP
Required Senior Capstone/Thesis
MUSC 491MUSIC SENIOR THESIS4
Total Credits103-107

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