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Performance majors can select orchestra/band instruments, keyboard instruments, keyboard performance/pedagogy, voice, or guitar, as a concentration within the major.

Concentrations

  • Music Performance: Keyboard
  • Music Performance: Keyboard Pedagogy
  • Music Performance: Guitar
  • Music Performance: Vocal
  • Music Performance: Wind/String/Percussion

Degree Plan

Bach. of Music, Performance with a Concentration

Concentration Required
This program requires the selection of a concentration.
ESOL Track
Students who completed ESOL 1311 and ESOL 1312 will need to also complete ESOL 2303 with a grade of C or better.
Pedagogy Designated Core
Required Courses:
MUSL 1321Intro to Music History (C)3
PSYC 1301Introduction to Psychology (C)3
University Core Curriculum
Complete the University Core Curriculum requirements. 42
Concentration
Complete a concentration70-76
Foreign Language (Music)
Complete two semesters of French, German or Italian in sequence at any level:8
French One
French Two
French Three
French Four
German One
German Two
German Three
German Four
Total Hours120
1

Only one ensemble per semester is accepted.

Concentration in Keyboard Pedagogy

Theory Advancement Test required for all Bachelor of Music degrees
Required Courses:
MUSA 1091Student Recital (Complete seven semesters)0
MUSA 1165Chamber Music/Accompanying (Complete four semesters)4
MUSA 1195Individual Instruction (Complete four semesters in Piano)4
MUSA 3391Individual Instruction (Complete four semesters in Piano)12
MUSA 4395Piano Repertory (Complete two semesters)6
MUSE 4394Piano Pedagogy (Complete three semesters)9
MUSL 3321Music History Survey I3
MUSL 3322Music History Survey II3
MUST 1111Aural Skills I1
MUST 1112Aural Skills II1
MUST 1313Music Theory I3
MUST 1314Music Theory II3
MUST 2111Aural Skills III1
MUST 2112Aural Skills IV1
MUST 2313Music Theory III3
MUST 2314Music Theory IV3
MUST 3215Music Theory V2
MUST 3218Music Theory VI2
Conducting:
MUSA 3331Instrumental Conducting I3
or MUSA 3337 Choral Conducting I
Ensemble:
Select a combination of four semesters from the following: 14
Symphonic Band
University Chorus
Symphonic Winds
University Chorale
Orchestra-Strings
Symphonic Band
University Chorus
Symphonic Winds
University Chorale
Orchestra--Strings
Junior Recital:
Complete junior recital
Senior Recital:
Complete senior recital
Allowed Electives:
Select four additional hours of music electives from Allowed Electives4
1

Only one ensemble per semester is accepted.

Concentration in Guitar

Guitar Emphasis, Performance Major
Theory Advancement Test required for all Bachelor of Music degrees
Required Courses:
MUSA 1091Student Recital (Complete seven semesters)0
MUSA 1165Chamber Music/Accompanying (Complete four semesters)4
MUSA 1195Individual Instruction (Complete four semesters in Guitar)4
MUSA 1285Individual Instruction (Complete two semesters)4
MUSA 3391Individual Instruction (Complete four semesters in Guitar)12
MUSE 4297Guitar Pedagogy2
MUSL 3321Music History Survey I3
MUSL 3322Music History Survey II3
MUST 1111Aural Skills I1
MUST 1112Aural Skills II1
MUST 1313Music Theory I3
MUST 1314Music Theory II3
MUST 2111Aural Skills III1
MUST 2112Aural Skills IV1
MUST 2313Music Theory III3
MUST 2314Music Theory IV3
MUST 3215Music Theory V2
MUST 3218Music Theory VI2
Conducting:
MUSA 3331Instrumental Conducting I3
or MUSA 3337 Choral Conducting I
Ensemble:
Select a combination of four semesters from the following: 14
Symphonic Band
University Chorus
Symphonic Winds
University Chorale
Orchestra-Strings
Symphonic Band
University Chorus
Symphonic Winds
University Chorale
Orchestra--Strings
Piano Proficiency:
MUSA 2272Piano Class IV 22
Junior Recital:
Complete junior recital
Senior Recital:
Complete senior recital
Allowed Electives:
Select thirteen additional hours of music electives from Allowed Electives13
1

Only one ensemble per semester is accepted.

2

Of fulfill piano proficiency.

Concentration in Keyboard

Keyboard Performance Concentration
Theory Advancement Test required for all Bachelor of Music degrees
Required Courses:
MUSA 1091Student Recital (Complete seven semesters)0
MUSA 1165Chamber Music/Accompanying (Complete four semesters)4
MUSA 1195Individual Instruction (Complete four semesters in Piano)4
MUSA 3391Individual Instruction (Complete four semesters in Piano)12
MUSA 4395Piano Repertory (Complete two semesters)6
MUSE 4394Piano Pedagogy (Complete two semesters)6
MUSL 3321Music History Survey I3
MUSL 3322Music History Survey II3
MUST 1111Aural Skills I1
MUST 1112Aural Skills II1
MUST 1313Music Theory I3
MUST 1314Music Theory II3
MUST 2111Aural Skills III1
MUST 2112Aural Skills IV1
MUST 2313Music Theory III3
MUST 2314Music Theory IV3
MUST 3215Music Theory V2
MUST 3218Music Theory VI2
Conducting:
MUSA 3331Instrumental Conducting I3
or MUSA 3337 Choral Conducting I
Ensemble:
Select a combination of four semesters from the following: 14
Symphonic Band
University Chorus
Symphonic Winds
University Chorale
Orchestra-Strings
Symphonic Band
University Chorus
Symphonic Winds
University Chorale
Orchestra--Strings
Junior Recital:
Complete junior recital
Senior Recital:
Complete senior recital
Vocal Study:
Select one of the following:2
Voice Class
Voice Class
Individual Instruction (two semesters in Voice)
Allowed Electives:
Select five additional hours of music electives from Allowed Electives5
1

Only one ensemble per semester is accepted.

Concentration in Vocal

Vocal Emphasis
Theory Advancement Test required for all Bachelor of Music degrees
Required Courses:
MUSA 1091Student Recital (Complete seven semesters)0
MUSA 1195Individual Instruction (Complete four semesters in Voice)4
MUSA 3391Individual Instruction (Complete four semesters in Voice)12
MUSA 2253Opera Workshop ( 4 semesters required)2
MUSA 2263Diction I2
MUSA 2264Diction II2
MUSA 3253Opera Workshop2
MUSA 3337Choral Conducting I3
MUSA 4293Pedagogy Of Voice2
MUSA 4294Song Literature2
MUSL 3321Music History Survey I3
MUSL 3322Music History Survey II3
MUST 1111Aural Skills I1
MUST 1112Aural Skills II1
MUST 1313Music Theory I3
MUST 1314Music Theory II3
MUST 2111Aural Skills III1
MUST 2112Aural Skills IV1
MUST 2313Music Theory III3
MUST 2314Music Theory IV3
MUST 3215Music Theory V2
Choir:
Select a combination of eight semesters of the following:8
University Chorus
University Chorale
University Chorus
University Chorale
Piano:
MUSA 2272Piano Class IV 12
Junior Recital:
Complete junior recital
Senior Recital:
Complete senior recital
Allowed Electives:
Select five additional hours of music electives from Allowed Electives5
1

Or fulfill piano proficiency.

Concentration in Wind/String/Percussion

Wind/String/Percussion
Theory Advancement Test required for all Bachelor of Music degrees
Required Courses:
MUSA 1091Student Recital (Complete seven semesters)0
MUSA 1165Chamber Music/Accompanying (Complete four semesters)4
MUSA 3331Instrumental Conducting I3
MUSL 3321Music History Survey I3
MUSL 3322Music History Survey II3
MUST 1111Aural Skills I1
MUST 1112Aural Skills II1
MUST 1313Music Theory I3
MUST 1314Music Theory II3
MUST 2111Aural Skills III1
MUST 2112Aural Skills IV1
MUST 2313Music Theory III3
MUST 2314Music Theory IV3
MUST 3215Music Theory V2
MUST 3218Music Theory VI2
Applied Music: 1
MUSA 1195Individual Instruction (Complete four semesters)1
MUSA 3391Individual Instruction (Complete four semesters)3
Complete one of the following options of eight semesters of ensemble, depending on the instrument:16
Option 1 if brass, percussion, or wind:
Select a minimum of two, up to four, semesters from MUSA 1241, MUSA 3241
Select a minimum of four, up to six, semesters from MUSA 1244, MUSA 3244, MUSA 1143, MUSA 3143
Select up to two semesters from MUSA 1137, MUSA 3137
Option 2 if orchestral string:
Complete eight semesters from MUSA 1261, MUSA 3261
Piano Proficiency:
MUSA 2272Piano Class IV (or fulfill piano proficiency)2
Junior Recital:
Complete junior recital
Senior Recital:
Complete senior recital
Allowed Electives:
Select fifteen additional hours of music electives from Allowed Electives15
1

All courses must be in the same instrument. Only one ensemble course per semester is accepted.

Allowed Electives 

DANC 1022Dance Theatre Lab0
DANC 1151Dance Performance1
DANC 1304Dance Appreciation (C)3
DANC 1341Ballet I3
DANC 1342Ballet II3
DANC 1371Dance for the Music Theatre I3
DANC 2341Ballet III3
DANC 2342Ballet IV3
DANC 2345Contemporary Dance I3
DANC 2346Contemporary Dance II3
DANC 2371Dance for the Music Theatre II3
DANC 3151Dance Performance1
DANC 3301Dance Theory and Composition3
DANC 3303History of Dance as a Perf Art3
DANC 3322World Dance3
DANC 3341Ballet V3
DANC 3342Ballet VI3
DANC 3345Contemporary Dance III3
DANC 3346Contemporary Dance IV3
DANC 3347Jazz & Other Stage Danc Form I3
DANC 3348Jazz & Other Stge Danc Form II3
DANC 3363Somatics3
DANC 3371Dance fr the Music Theatre III3
DANC 4301Choreography3
DANC 4333Teaching Dance in High Schools3
DANC 4340Selected Topics in Dance3
DANC 4341Ballet VII3
DANC 4342Ballet VIII3
DANC 4345Contemporary Dance V3
DANC 4346Contemporary Dance VI3
DANC 4371Dance for Music Theatre IV3
DANC 4390Seminar3
DANC 4394Dance Pedagogy3
MUSA 1185Individual Instruction1
MUSA 1280Beginning Guitar Class2
MUSA 1285Individual Instruction2
MUSA 2217Improvisation2
MUSA 2268Secondary Instruction-Brass I2
MUSA 2275Secondary Instruc.-Low Strings2
MUSA 2276Secondary Instr.-High Strings2
MUSA 2277Secondary Instruc-Woodwinds II2
MUSA 2278Secondary Instruction-Brass II2
MUSA 2279Secondary Instruct.-Percussion2
MUSA 2280Intermediate Guitar Class2
MUSE 4215Choral Music Lit2
MUST 1215Intro to Music Technology2
MUST 321116th Century Counterpoint2
MUST 321218th-Century Counterpoint2
MUST 3216Theory Seminar2
MUST 3261Comm Arr/Anal/Comp I2
MUST 3262Comm Arr/Anal/Comp II2
MUST 3263Comm Arr/Anal/Comp III2
MUST 4211Twentieth-Century Techniques2
MUST 4212Independent Study2
THEA 1022Laboratory Theatre0
THEA 1100Voice for Musical Theatre1
THEA 1303Voice/Movement for Stage I3
THEA 1313Introduction to Theatre (C)3
THEA 1398Keyboard Skills for Actors I3
THEA 1399Keyboard Skills for Actors II3
THEA 2110Theatre Practicum I1
THEA 2301Scenic and Lighting Principles3
THEA 2303Acting Fundamentals3
THEA 2304Theatre Graphics & Technology3
THEA 2319Voice/Mvmt for Stage II3
THEA 2323Fundamtls of Music Theatr Perf3
THEA 3110Theatre Practicum II1
THEA 3301Scene Study I3
THEA 3304Scene Study I3
THEA 3306Scene Design3
THEA 3311Music Theatre Company I3
THEA 3312Performing Arts Management3
THEA 3313Scene Study II3
THEA 3314Acting for the Camera3
THEA 3316Audition Techniques3
THEA 3319Voice/Mvmt for Stage III3
THEA 3320Playwriting I3
THEA 3321Advanced Technical Solns3
THEA 3322Script Analysis3
THEA 3323Stage Management3
THEA 3324Stage Combat3
THEA 3325Directing I3
THEA 3326Musical Theatre Workshop I3
THEA 3331Theatre Internship3
THEA 3335Contemp Hispanic Thea & Drama3
THEA 3340History of Costume Design3
THEA 3341Principles of Costuming3
THEA 3342Lighting Design3
THEA 3343Scenic Painting3
THEA 3344Costume Design3
THEA 3350Creative Drama3
THEA 3351Theatre Hist and Literature I3
THEA 3352Theatre Hist and Literature II3
THEA 3355Broadway Musicals-A History3
THEA 3356Women in Drama3
THEA 3387Leadership in Perf. Arts Org.3
THEA 4110Theatre Practicum III1
THEA 4111Theatre Practicum IV1
THEA 4112Theatre Practicum V1
THEA 4113Theatre Practicum VI1
THEA 4119Portfolio Development1
THEA 4300Directing II3
THEA 4302Musical Theatre Workshop II3
THEA 4304Theatre Pract/Non-Majors3
THEA 4306Musical Theatre Workshop III3
THEA 4307Scene Study III3
THEA 4308Costume Patterning3
THEA 4312Advanced Lighting Design3
THEA 4313Acting Shakespeare3
THEA 4314Advanced Costume Design3
THEA 4316Acting Shakespeare II3
THEA 4317Acting Genres3
THEA 4319Dialects for the Stage3
THEA 4330Special Topics in Directing3
THEA 4331Special Topics in Acting3
THEA 4332Advanced Scene Design3
THEA 4333Collaboration & Industry Std3
THEA 4340Sel Topics in Drama/Theatre3
Additional foreign language at any level

University Core Curriculum

NOTE: The department may make specific suggestions for courses which are most applicable towards your major.

Psychology and Criminal Justice majors and minors are required to take MATH 1320 Math for Social Sciences I (C) or a higher level Calculus course.

Business majors are required to take MATH 1320 Math for Social Sciences I (C) or a higher level Calculus course.

NOTE: All courses require a C or better

Communication

Select six hours of the following: (Note: ESL students should take ESOL 1300 & ESOL 13126
Written and Oral Communication
Rhetoric & Composition I
Rhetoric & Composition 2
Rhetoric, Composition & Comm
Expos Engl Compos-Spkr Esl (C) 1
Res & Crit Writng Spkr Esl (C) 1
Total Hours6
 
 

American History

Required Courses:
HIST 1301History of U.S. to 1865 (C)3
HIST 1302History of U.S. Since 1865 (C)3
Total Hours6

Language, Philosophy & Culture 

Select one of the following:3
English Literature (C)
English Literature (C)
Intro to American Fiction (C)
Intro to American Drama (C)
Intro to American Poetry (C)
Making of the "Other" Americas
World History to 1500 (C)
World History Since 1500 (C)
Introduction to Philosophy (C)
Ethics (C)
Introduct to Religious Studies
Seeing & Naming: Conversations
Introduction to Womens Studies
Global Feminisms
Total Hours3

Mathematics 

Select one of the following:3
Math in the Modern World (C)
Math for Social Sciences I (C)
Calculus I
Calculus I - Part A
Calculus I - Part B
Calculus I - Part C
Precalculus (C)
Pre-calculus - Part A
Pre-calculus - Part B
Pre-calculus - Part C
Math for Social Sciences II
Differential Equations
Descriptive & Inferential Stat
Elementary Statistical Methods
Total Hours3

Life & Physical Sciences - Lab 

Select one of the following:1-4
Astronomy Lab I (C)
Introductory Biology Lab (C)
Human Biology Laboratory (C)
Topics in Study of Life I
Organismal Biology Laboratory
Human Anat/Physio Lab I (C)
Human Anat/Physio Lab II (C)
Laboratory for CHEM 1305
Laboratory for CHEM 1306
Introductory Chemistry (C)
Introductory Chemistry (C)
Environmental Sci. Lab (C)
Non-major Lab for ESCI 1301
Laboratory for GEOG 1306 (C)
Lab for GEOL 1314 (C)
Lab for GEOL 1313 (C)
Principles of Earth Sci - Lab
Laboratory for Geology 1212
General Physics I (C)
General Physics II (C)
Introductory Mechanics
Introductory Electromagnetism
Total Hours1-4

Life and Physical Sciences 

A minimum of two semesters of lecture and one semester of laboratory associated with one of the courses, or two semesters of combined (3 credit) lecture-laboratory courses (Only six hours apply toward the required 42.) 

Select six hours of the following: 16
Astronomy Lab I (C)
Elem Astronomy-Solar System(C)
Elem Astr Stars & Galaxies (C)
Introductory Biology Lab (C)
Human Biology Laboratory (C)
Topics in Study of Life I
Organismal Biology Laboratory
Introductory Biology
Human Biology (C)
General Biology
Organismal Biology
Human Anat/Physio Lab I (C)
Human Anat/Physio Lab II (C)
Human Anat/Physiology I (C)
Human Anat/Physiology II (C)
Laboratory for CHEM 1305
Laboratory for CHEM 1306
General Chemistry
General Chemistry (C)
Introductory Chemistry (C)
Introductory Chemistry (C)
Environmental Sci. Lab (C)
Non-major Lab for ESCI 1301
Intro to Environmental Sci (C)
Laboratory for GEOG 1306 (C)
Physical Geography (C)
Lab for GEOL 1313 (C)
Lab for GEOL 1314 (C)
Principles of Earth Sci - Lab
Laboratory for Geology 1212
Principles of Earth Sciences
Principles of Earth Science
The Blue Planet
Natural Hazards
Intro to Physical Geology (C)
Intro to Historical Geol (C)
Fundamentals of Nutrition
Wellness Dynamics
Microorganisms and Disease
General Physics I (C)
General Physics II (C)
Introductory Mechanics
Introductory Electromagnetism
Total Hours6
1

Based on the major selected, options listed might not be applicable; please refer to the prerequisite area at top if one is present.

Political Science 

Required Courses:
POLS 2310Introduction to Politics (C)3
POLS 2311American Gover & Politics (C)3
Total Hours6

Social and Behavioral Sciences 

Select one of the following:3
Intro-Phys Anth/Archeolog (C)
Intro-Cultural Anthropology(C)
Cultural Geography
Intro to Linguistics (C)
Econ for Engrs & Scientists
Interpersonal Communication
Mass Media and Society
Principles of Economics (C)
Principles of Economics (C)
Introduction to Ed Psychology
Action Research in Classrooms
Introduction to Linguistics(C)
Cultural Geography (C)
An Intro. to Linguistics (C)
Lang. Inside & Out: Sel Topics
Introduction to Psychology (C)
Introduction to Sociology (C)
Cultural Geography
Total Hours3

 Creative Arts

Select one of the following:3
Art Appreciation (C)
History of Art I (C)
History of Art II (C)
Dance Appreciation (C)
Intro-Art of Motion Pict. (C)
Intro to Music History (C)
Music Appreciation (C)
Jazz to Rock (C)
Introduction to Theatre (C)
Total Hours3

Component Area Option

Select two of the following:6
Intro to Global Business
Public Speaking (C)
Business/Profession Comm (C)
Intro-Computational Thinking
Computer Programming Sci/Engr
Inquiry in Math & Science
Seminar/Critical Inquiry (C)
Total Hours6