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B.M. Performance

Bachelor of Music - Performance

The B.M. Performance major requires a minimum of 130 total hours to graduate. This total includes Liberal Arts Core requirements and the following specified major requirements, plus electives to complete the minimum of 130 hours.

Plan of Study

Notes on the plan of study for B.M. Performance: 

Piano proficiency credit hours appear in the plan of study as zero (0). If a student passes the piano proficiency examination the total credit hours per semester would be zero, so these courses are not included in final degree totals. If the proficiency is not passed, add one (1) credit hour per semester for the required piano course.

** MUS HIS 1020 may substitute for the Fine Arts requirements for all music majors, 3 hours in the Liberal Arts Core, Category 3A.

*** 12 credit hours of 3000-level applied courses are required. 

For a complete updated listing of courses for the two B.M. Performance degree tracks, please click here and scroll to the B.M. Performance plan(s). 

Additional Requirements (both tracks)

  1. Junior recital (half recital).
  2. Senior recital (full recital).
  3. Voice majors are required to complete two Language and Culture I courses (3 hours each-UNI) and two Communication Practice I courses (2 hours each-UNI) from the following foreign languages listed in order of preference: Italian, German, French; and are strongly recommended to take Performance Literature for Voice II.

Note: Performance majors who desire teaching licensure can complete the music methods requirements under the Music Education major and the Professional Education Requirements.