May 27, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Performance, B.M.


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Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts  > Moores School of Music  > Performance, B.M.

Private study is offered in the areas listed below.

Music majors generally pursue instruction in only one performance area. Occasionally, requests for concurrent study in a secondary area are approved. Nonmajors are encouraged to seek private instruction through the School’s Preparatory and Continuing Studies Program but, with approval of the School’s director, are allowed to enroll in private lessons for credit.

During regular semesters, students enrolled (registered) in two credit hours receive one half-hour lesson and attend studio class each week. Students enrolled (registered) in three or four semester credit hours receive a one-hour lesson and attend studio class each week.

Applied music credit is offered at all levels from freshman through graduate; the level is determined by audition for new students and by recommendation of the appropriate faculty for continuing students.

Concurrent enrollment in an appropriate large ensemble, even beyond degree requirements, is required of all students taking applied music courses.

Areas of applied music study currently available in the Performance, B.M. degree include:

  • Bassoon
  • Clarinet
  • Double Bass
  • Euphonium
  • Flute
  • French Horn
  • Harp
  • Harpsichord
  • Jazz Bass
  • Jazz Guitar
  • Jazz Percussion
  • Jazz Saxophone
  • Oboe
  • Organ
  • Percussion
  • Piano
  • Saxophone
  • Trombone
  • Trumpet
  • Tuba
  • Viola
  • Violin
  • Violoncello
  • Voice
  • Conducting
  • Composition

All of these areas are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

Piano Performance


Requirements


Complete 28 credit hours in the applied music lessons course:

Large ensemble - requirement completed from the following courses: Credit Hours: 6.0


Total 84


Piano Performance (Pedagogy Emphasis)


The concentration in Piano Performance (Pedagogy Emphasis) provides Piano Performance majors the option to gain comprehensive teacher training in addition to their performance study.

Requirements


  • Applied Music: Piano
    • Freshman level - 6 hrs
    • Sophomore level - 6 hrs
    • Junior level - 8 hrs
    • Senior level - 8 hrs​ ​Credit Hours: 28

Total: 84


Organ Performance


Requirements


Total 84


Instrumental Performance (Winds, Brass, Strings, Percussion)


Requirements


Total 84


*Students in winds and brass will use chamber music to satisfy the elective requirement. Students in strings and percussion will use orchestra repertoire to satisfy the elective requirement. Percussion majors will take two semesters of percussion ensemble (in lieu of chamber music) and two semesters (one credit hour each) of Applied Jazz Percussion-MUSA 1176). Double-bass majors have the option of taking up to two semesters of jazz bass lessons (in lieu of chamber music) pending the approval of the instructor.

Vocal Performance


Requirements


Total 89-93


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