PERFORMANCE


INTRODUCTION

The mission of the Bachelor of Music Degree is to (1) provide the highest quality of education possible in the areas of musicianship that will provide the foundation for graduate degree work which will lead toward a professional performance career as a classical artist; (2) to provide performance opportunities that integrate the skills learned in music and other classes and to foster creativity and research (3) to provide audition skills and repertoire as well as the skills for building and managing the non-performance aspects of a professional career.


EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

• Students will develop musicianship skills and technique adequate for acceptance into graduate study for fostering a professional career as a solo classical performer.
• Students will be able to sight-read and prepare musical performances without assistance.
• Students will develop musicianship skills and technique for working within an ensemble adequate for acceptance into graduate study leading towards a professional career as a classical performer. Ensemble requirements will vary by applied area.
• Students will develop skills for acceptance into graduate study for fostering a professional career as a solo classical performer.
• Students will have a broad knowledge of music literature in their applied area as well as an understanding of stylistic and theoretical principles of the various musical and historical periods.


DEGREE PROGRAMS

Bachelor of Music in Performance

MAJOR

Instrumental Performance (MIP)
Keyboard Performance (MKP)
Vocal Performance (MVP)

 

 

 


BACHELOR OF MUSIC: INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMANCE
Experiential Music Curriculum
Major Code:  MIP
FRESHMAN YEAR
Fall Semester
MIP Principal Instrument Forum 0
MIP Principal Instrument (Level A) 2
MTC 140 Music Theory I* 2
MCY 140 Experiencing Music* 2
MKP 140 Keyboard Studies I* 1
MTC 107 Skills Ensemble I* 1
Large Ensemble 1
Chamber Ensemble 1
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
MTH 101 Algebra for College Students**   3
16 Spring Semester
MIP Principal Instrument Forum 0
MIP Principal Instrument (Level B) 2
MTC 141 Music Theory II* 2
MCY 141 Musical Trends & Traditions* 2
MKP 141 Keyboard Studies II* 1
MTC 108 Skills Ensemble II* 1
Large Ensemble 1
Chamber Ensemble 1
Natural World*** 3
ENG 106 English Composition II   3
16
SOPHOMORE YEAR
Fall Semester
MIP Principal Instrument Forum 0
MIP Principal Instrument (Level C) 2
MTC 240 Music Theory III* 2
MKP 240 Keyboard Studies III* 1
MMI 240 Music Technology I* 1
MTC 207 Skills Ensemble III* 1
Large Ensemble 1
Chamber Ensemble 1
Humanities Elective 3
People & Society Elective   3
15 Spring Semester
MIP Principal Instrument Forum 0
MIP Principal Instrument (Level D) 2
MTC 241 Music Theory IV* 2
MKP 241 Keyboard Studies IV* 1
MMI 241 Music Technology II* 1
MTC 208 Skills Ensemble IV* 1
Large Ensemble 1
Chamber Ensemble 1
Non-Music Elective 3
People & Society Elective   3
15
JUNIOR YEAR
Fall Semester
MIP Principal Instrument Forum 0
MIP Principal Instrument (Level E) 2
MIP 307 Classical Improvisation 1
Large Ensemble 1
Chamber Ensemble 1
MTC 313 18th Century Counterpoint 3
MTC 416 Orchestration 3
MCY 541 Music of the Mediaeval, Renaissance &
    Baroque Periods or
Approved MCY Elective 3
Natural World Elective***   3
17 Spring Semester
MIP Principal Instrument Forum 0
MIP Principal Instrument (Level F) 2
MIP 308 Skills Ensemble VI* 1
Large Ensemble 1
Chamber Ensemble 1
MIP 399 Junior Recital# 1
MTC 312 Twentieth Century Techniques 3
MCY 542 Music of the Classical, Romantic,
    and Modern Periods or
MCY Elective 3
Humanities   3
15
SENIOR YEAR
Fall Semester
MIP Principal Instrument Forum 0
MIP Principal Instrument (Level G) 2
MIP 407 Skills Ensemble VII* Conducting & Arranging 1
Large Ensemble 1
Chamber Ensemble 1
MMI 310 Music Business Essentials* 3
Approved Elective 3
Non-Music Elective   3
14 Spring Semester
MIP Principal Instrument Forum 0
MIP Principal Instrument (Level H) 2
MIP 408 Skills Ensemble VIII* Culminating Project 1
Large Ensemble 1
Chamber Ensemble 1
MIP 499 Senior Recital# 1
MMI 530 Entrepreneurship for Musicians* 3
MIP 541-549 Pedagogy & Repertoire 2
Approved Elective   3
14

* Must pass with grade of C or above.
** If math placement is higher than MTH 101, a 3-credit academic elective will be required.
*** Can be satisfied with 6 credits Natural World, or 3 credits of Natural World and 3 credits of Mathematics
      (MTH 113 or above).
# Must be enrolled in this course in the semester the recital will be performed.

Instrumental Performance Course Listing
BACHELOR OF MUSIC: KEYBOARD PERFORMANCE
Experiential Music Curriculum
Major Code:  MKP
FRESHMAN YEAR
Fall Semester
MKP 006 Piano Forum 0
Piano (MKP PIA)* 2
MTC 140 Music Theory I* 2
MCY 140 Experiencing Music* 2
MTC 107 Skills Ensemble I* 1
Ensemble (can include Chamber Ensemble) 1
Accompanying (MKP 189, 190, or 191) 1
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
MTH 101 Algebra for College Students**   3
15 Spring Semester
MKP 006 Piano Forum 0
Piano (MKP PIB)* 2
MTC 141 Music Theory II* 2
MCY 141 Musical Trends & Traditions* 2
MTC 108 Skills Ensemble II* 1
Ensemble (can include Chamber Ensemble) 1
Accompanying (MKP 189, 190, or 191) 1
ENG 106 English Composition II 3
Natural World Elective 3
Non-Music Elective   3
18
SOPHOMORE YEAR
Fall Semester
MKP 006 Piano Forum 0
Piano (MKP PIC)* 2
MTC 240 Music Theory III* 2
MMI 240 Music Technology I* 1
MTC 207 Skills Ensemble III* 1
Ensemble (can include Chamber Ensemble) 1
Accompanying (MKP 189, 190, or 191) 1
People & Society Elective 3
Humanities Elective   3
14 Spring Semester
MKP 006 Piano Forum 0
Piano (MKP PID)* 2
MTC 241 Music Theory IV* 2
MMI 241 Music Technology II* 1
MTC 208 Skills Ensemble IV* 1
Ensemble (can include Chamber Ensemble) 1
Accompanying (MKP 189, 190, or 191) 1
People & Society Elective 3
Humanities Elective 3
Approved Elective   3
17
JUNIOR YEAR
Fall Semester
MKP 006 Piano Forum 0
Piano (MKP PIE)* 2
MTC 313 Eighteenth Century Counterpoint* 3
MIP 307 Skills Ensemble V* 1
MCY 541 Music of the Mediaeval, Renaissance &
    Baroque Periods or
MCY Elective 3
MKP 547 Keyboard Pedagogy 2
Ensemble (can include Chamber Ensemble) 1
Accompanying (MKP 189, 190, or 191) 1
Non-Music Elective   3
16 Spring Semester
MKP 006 Piano Forum 0
Piano (MKP PIF)* 2
MKP 399 Junior Recital*# 1
MTC 312 Twentieth Century Techniques* 3
MIP 308 Skills Ensemble VI* 1
MCY 542 Music of the Classical, Romantic, &
    Modern Periods or
MCY Elective 3
Ensemble (can include Chamber Ensemble) 1
Accompanying (MKP 189, 190, or 191) 1
Natural World Elective   3
15
SENIOR YEAR
Fall Semester
MKP 006 Piano Forum 0
Piano (MKP PIG)* 2
MCY 526 Keyboard Literature I* 3
MMI 310 Music Business Essentials* 3
MTC 311 Analysis & Experience 3
Ensemble (can include Chamber Ensemble) 1
Accompanying (MKP 189, 190, or 191) 1
Free Elective   3
16 Spring Semester
MKP 006 Piano Forum 0
Piano (MKP PIH)* 2
MKP 499 Senior Recital*# 1
MMI 530 Entrepreneurship for Musicians* 3
MTC 416 Orchestration* 3
Ensemble (can include Chamber Ensemble) 1
Accompanying (MKP 189, 190, or 191) 1
Approved Music Elective   3
14

* Must pass with grade of C or above.
** Required if math placement is MTH 101 or lower.
# Must be enrolled in this course in the semester the recital will be performed.


Keyboard Performance Course Listing

BACHELOR OF MUSIC: VOCAL PERFORMANCE
Experiential Music Curriculum
Major Code:  MVP
FRESHMAN YEAR
Fall Semester
MVP 008 Voice Forum 0
MVP Voice (Level A) 2
MTC 140 Music Theory I* 2
MCY 140 Experiencing Music* 2
MKP 140 Keyboard Studies I* 1
MTC 107 Skills Ensemble I* 1
MVP 188 Opera Theater 1
Choral Ensemble 1
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
MVP 250 English Diction                             1
MTH 101 Algebra for College Students**   3
17 Spring Semester
MVP 008 Voice Forum 0
MVP Voice (Level B) 2
MTC 141 Music Theory II* 2
MCY 141 Musical Trends & Traditions* 2
MKP 141 Keyboard Studies II* 1
MTC 108 Skills Ensemble II* 1
MVP 189 Opera Theater II 1
Choral Ensemble 1
MVP 251 Italian Diction for Singers 1
ENG 106 English Composition II 3
ITA 101 Italian***   3
17
SOPHOMORE YEAR
Fall Semester
MVP 008 Voice Forum 0
MVP Voice (Level C) 2
MTC 240 Music Theory III* 2
MKP 240 Keyboard Studies III* 1
MMI 240 Music Technology I* 1
MTC 207 Skills Ensemble III* 1
MVP 288 Opera Theater III 1
Choral Ensemble 1
MVP 181 Choral Conducting I 1
MVP 252 German Diction for Singers 1
Foreign Language***   3
14 Spring Semester
MVP 008 Voice Forum 0
MVP Voice (Level D) 2
MTC 241 Music Theory IV* 2
MKP 241 Keyboard Studies IV* 1
MMI 241 Music Technology II* 1
MTC 208 Skills Ensemble IV* 1
MVP 289 Opera Theater IV 1
Choral Ensemble 1
MVP 182 Choral Conducting II 1
MVP 253 French Diction for Singers 1
Foreign Language***   3
14
JUNIOR YEAR
Fall Semester
MVP 008 Voice Forum 0
MVP Voice (Level E) 2
MCY 541 Music of the Mediaeval, Renaissance &
    Baroque Periods 3
MVP 388 Opera Theater V 1
Choral Ensemble 1
MKP PIE Piano 1
Natural World Elective 3
People & Society Elective 3
Foreign Language***   3
17 Spring Semester
MVP 008 Voice Forum 0
MVP Voice (Level F) 2
MCY 542 Music of the Classical, Romantic,
    and Modern Periods 3
MVP 389 Opera Theater VI 1
Choral Ensemble 1
MCY 522 Operatic Literature or
MCY 525 Art Song Literature 3
MKP PIF Piano 1
MVP 399 Junior Recital# 1
MVP 552 Vocal Performance Preparation 1
People & Society Elective   3
16
SENIOR YEAR
Fall Semester
MVP 008 Voice Forum 0
MVP Voice (Level G) 2
MVP 488 Opera Theater VII 1
Choral Ensemble 1
MMI 310 Music Business Essentials* 3
MVP 552 Vocal Performance Preparation 1
MVP 538 Vocal Pedagogy 2
MTC 311 Analysis & Experience 3
Natural World Elective++ _ 3
16 Spring Semester
MVP 008 Voice Forum 0
MVP Voice (Level H) 2
MVP 489 Opera Theater VIII 1
Choral Ensemble 1
MMI 530 Entrepreneurship for Musicians* 3
MVP 552 Vocal Performance Preparation 1
MVP 499 Senior Recital# 1
MCY 522 Operatic Literature or
MCY 525 Art Song Literature 3
MTC 300+ Elective _3
15
* Must pass with grade of C or above.
** Requires if math placement is MTH 101 or lower
*** Foreign language requirements: one semester each of Italian, French, and German and at least one
    additional semester of Italian, French, or German.
# Must be enrolled in this course in the semester the recital will be performed.
++ Can be satisfied with 6 credits Natural World, or 3 credits Natural World and 3 credits Mathematics (MTH 113 or above)