The Performance Major is planned for students who exhibit exceptional potential as performers in their principal applied area. The program provides training for those desiring careers as professional performers and/or studio teachers. It is the best preparation for graduate study with emphasis in performance. The table below lists required coursework for students in this major whose applied area is voice.
Four (4) of the total 20 hours of language will be met through the BELL-Core Humanities requirement. If 2000 level languages are taken (which carry 3 hours instead of 4), extra hours are taken as electives.
8 hours (levels 1010 and 1020) of either French or Italian
4 hours (level 1010) of either French or Italian, whichever was not taken in 2 above.
Music Core: 40 Hours
Common Music Core: 30-33 Hours
I All classical majors take MUT 2340 and commercial majors and Music Therapy majors take MUT 2350.
II Commercial Music majors, Music Therapy majors, and Musical Theatre majors do not have this requirement.
III All students seeking the Bachelor of Music degree must participate in at least one ensemble each semester enrolled as a full-time student and earn a minimum of eight (8) hours credit except Music Education majors and Music Therapy majors who earn a minimum of seven (7) hours credit and Musical Theatre (BFA) majors who earn a minimum of ten (10) hours credit. This number of credits only may count toward degree requirements. See specific Ensemble Requirements for each principal area.