Bachelor of Music (Performance)

Many of our professors and instructors are internationally renowned performers, and the Desautels Faculty offers a Performance concentration. Students receive extensive one-on-one interaction with outstanding artists whose teaching is informed by years of professional experience. As a result, many of our alumni have distinguished themselves as performers. Students who have maintained satisfactory standing and have completed all first- and second-year Music courses may apply to move into the Performance concentration. The second-year jury serves as an audition, and students will be admitted on the recommendation of the jury panel.

First Year  
MUSC 1004 Intro to Music in History 1 3
MUSC 1014 Intor to Music in History 2 3
MUSC 1110 Music Theory 1 3
MUSC 1120 Music Theory 2 3
MUSC 1180 Large Ensemble 2
MUSC 1190 Second Ensemble 2
MUSC 1384 Musicianship 1 2
MUSC 1390 Musicianship 2 2
MUSC 1400 Major Practical Study 6
*MUSC 3230 Acoustics of Music (Math Req'mt) 3
** Written English Requirement 3
Total Credit Hours
32

* a 3 credit hour MATH 1xxx or STAT 1xxx may be taken in place of MUSC 3230, Acoustics of Music

** any 3 credit hour course that meets the written English requirement; consult with an advisor prior to selection

 
Second Year  
MUSC Core Music History Elective 3
MUSC Core Music History Elective 3
MUSC 2110 Music Theory 3 3
MUSC 2120 Music Theory 4 3
MUSC 2180 Large Ensemble 2
MUSC 2190 Second Ensemble 2
MUSC 2384 Musicianship 3 2
MUSC 2394 Musicianship 4 2
MUSC 2400 Major Practical Study 6
Non-Music Electives 6
Total Credit Hours
32
Third Year  
MUSC 3180 Large Ensemble 2
MUSC 3190 Second Ensemble 2
MUSC 3470 Major Practical Study 6
MUSC 3550 Recital 1 3
MUSC 3974 Music Theory After 1900 3
MUSC Core Music History Elective 3
MUSC Music Electives 6
Non-Music Electives 6
NOTE:  A grade of "B" is required in 3550 to continue in the Performance Concentration.  
Total Credit Hours 31
Fourth Year  
MUSC 4180 Large Ensemble 2
MUSC 4190 Second Ensemble 2
MUSC 4470 Major Practical Study 6
MUSC 4560 Recital 2 6
MUSC Core Music History Elective 3
MUSC Music electives 6
Non-Music electives 6
NOTE: A grade of at least “B” is required in 4560 for graduation with the Performance Concentration.  
Total Credit Hours 31