May 19, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Performance, B.M.

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 Pedagogy

The concentration in Piano Pedagogy provides Applied Music piano majors the option to gain comprehensive teacher training in addition to their applied study.


Total: 84

Piano Performance


Total 84

Organ Performance


Total 84

Instrumental Performance (Winds, Brass, Strings, Percussion)


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


Total 89-93