Requirements for:

Bachelor of Music in Performance (with a possible Emphasis in Collaborative Keyboard Performance for Performance Majors in Piano or Organ only)

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES FOR THE MAJOR

 

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

BM Performance
(worksheet)

Emphasis in Collaborative Keyboard Performance (organ, piano only, worksheet)
Admission to the music major

application
principal-instrument/voice audition repertoire
• music knowledge and keyboard skills screenings

Additional Entrance Requirements


• academic/music review, possible interview/conference


• consult with keyboard faculty member

Program Continuance

• generally during third semester in the program
students not approved for continuance are no longer in the BM Performance program

General Education

Comprehensive graduation requirements for all BM degrees

Core Music Courses

112, 114, 212, 214
237, 241, 242, 251
• one of: 341, 342, 343, 344, 345

Additional Music Courses

one of: 222, 223, 313, 314
OR
another course selected from: 341, 342, 343, 344, 345

Collaborative Keyboard:
281, 282
275 (2 semesters)
• 1 full credit collaborative keyboard performance study


one full course (or fractional equivalent) selected from:
252, 253, 263, 264, 267, 268, 269, 354
275 (additional semesters)
• additional collaborative keyboard performance study

Additional Music Courses by Principal Instrument

Voice
263, 264, 281, 282, 364
• music electives: 1.75 courses

String
368
275 (2 semesters)
• music electives: 2.0 courses

Piano
283, 361
• music electives: 2.0 courses

Winds, Brass, Percussion
298 Independent Study: Pedagogy and Literature
275 (2 semesters)
• music electives: 1.5 courses

Other:
• music electives: 3.0 courses

 

Performance Studies: Principal

 

Full credit lessons every semester once admitted to the program (minimum of 6)

 

1 semester collaborative keyboard performance studies (1.0) (in addition to the 6 minimum semesters full credit solo lessons)

Performance Studies: Secondary

4 semesters on 1 instrument. Up to 2 semesters of secondary voice may be taken in voice class (164). Up to 4 semesters of secondary piano may be taken in piano classes (161, 162, 261, 262).

Keyboard Proficiency Level IV
Performance (principal instrucment/voice)

• 2 solo performances on official student recitals
• 30 minute Junior recital (or, by petition only: 3 additional solo performances on official student recitals)
• 60-minute Senior recital

Collaborative Keyboard
In addition:
• 2 collaborative performances on official student recitals, one must be in junior or senior year

Official Ensemble Participation Every semester once admitted to BM performance
Concert Attendance (see music handbook) Documented attendance at 60 concerts
S/U Policy No required course in the major can be taken S/U