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B.S. in Music Performance (Instrument, Piano, Voice, Guitar)

The Bachelor of Science degree in Performance includes an emphasis on pedagogy. This program is for music majors whose career interests include performance as well as private and class-studio teaching. The program provides many and varied performance opportunities and training to develop practical studio-teaching skills.

The program prepares students for graduate school and for teaching children and adults in private and group lessons. Field experiences in teaching are required.

All performance majors are required to perform a Junior and Senior recital.

Music Performance - Voice

Required music courses include:

  • Music Theory and Aural Skills I, II, III, IV
  • Music History and Literature I, II, III
  • Vocal Literature I, II
  • Vocal Pedagogy / Vocal Field Experience
  • Diction for Singers
  • Foreign language (6 credits)
  • Basic Conducting
  • Choral Conducting
  • Musical Stage Performance
  • Applied Voice
  • Ensembles
  • Applied Piano
  • Functional Piano
  • Music Seminar

Music Performance - Piano

Required music courses include:

  • Music Theory and Aural Skills I, II, III, IV
  • Music History and Literature I, II, III
  • 20th Century Theory
  • Pianol Literature I, II
  • Piano Pedagogy I
  • Piano Field Experience
  • Basic Conducting
  • Applied Piano
  • Accompanying
  • Functional Piano
  • Ensembles
  • Music Semina

Music Performance - Orchestral Instrument

Required music courses include:

  • Music Theory and Aural Skills I, II, III, IV
  • Music History and Literature I, II, III
  • 20th Century Theory
  • Instrument Literature I, II
  • Instrument Pedagogy / Field Experience
  • Basic Conducting
  • Instrumental Conducting
  • Applied Instrument
  • Ensembles
  • Chamber Ensemble
  • Applied Piano
  • Functional Piano
  • Music Seminar

Music Performance - Guitar

Required music courses include:

  • Music Theory and Aural Skills I, II, III, IV
  • Music History and Literature I, II, III
  • 20th Century Theory
  • Instrument Literature I
  • Guitar Pedagogy
  • Field Experience I, II
  • Fretboard Harmony
  • Jazz Theory and Improvisation
  • Basic Conducting
  • Applied Guitar
  • Ensembles
  • Applied Piano
  • Functional Piano
  • Music Seminar

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