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Music: Performance (63)


This degree is for students who enter college with strong motivation for performance and with high musical potential. A graduate from this major is well prepared to teach music privately, perform professionally, or enroll in graduate school to prepare to teach at the college level.

  • Focuses the student in a specific music medium, including voice, piano, guitar, or an orchestral instrument.
  • Prepares with intensive private instruction
  • Provides performance opportunities through ensembles, concerts, programs, and solo recitals

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Specific Requirements (35)
MU232 Lyric Diction (vocal only) (2)
MU322 Form and Analysis (2)
MU413 Pedagogy and Literature (3)
MP371 Junior Recital (1)
MP471 Senior Recital (1)
MP___ Cognate Applied Music (2)
Must study a related Instrument
MP___ Applied Music (16)
MP Music Ensembles* (8)

Core Requirements for Music Majors (28)
MU111AS Aural Skills I (1)
MU113 Music Theory I (3)
MU121AS Aural Skills II (1)
MU123 Music Theory II (3)
MU211AS Aural Skills III (1)
MU213 Music Theory III (3)
MU221AS Aural Skills IV (1)
MU223 Music Theory IV (3)

Select one of the following five (2)
MU231 Percussion Techniques
MU241 Woodwind Techniques
MU251 Brass Techniques
MU261 String Techniques
MU282 Choral Techniques

MU312 Orchestration (2)
MU313 Music History I (3)
MU323 Music History II (3)
MU332 Conducting I (2)
MP250 Piano Proficiency (0)
Must pass proficiency exams in piano. These skills may be acquired by taking piano class or private lessons.

Total Degree Requirements for this Major (131)
*Every performance major must participate in the ensemble related to the performing area for 8 semesters.
**Open electives are completed to meet the total hours required.