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2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music, Music Performance Concentration, Vocal Option, B.M.

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(Leading to the Bachelor of Music Degree)

Music Performance

Admission to the performance option is by recommendation of the studio instructor. Students in this option select an emphasis in composition, instrumental, piano or vocal performance, or jazz.

Students majoring in any performance option must:

  1. Enroll for private study in the major performing medium each semester of full-time residency. Four semesters of private study must be at the 3000 level.
  1. Participate each semester in the Ensemble of Record specific to the student’s instrument:
  Lower Division (Freshman and Sophomore)
  1. Piano: Concert Choir, University Bands, or University Orchestra
  2. Strings: University Orchestra
  3. Voice: Concert Choir or Chorale
  4. Wind/Percussion:
    Fall – Marching Band
    Spring – Symphony Band or Concert Band as assigned by audition

Upper Division (Junior and Senior)

NOTE: A minimum of two (2) ensembles per semester is required of all Upper Division performance majors except for those in either the Composition or Vocal option. Composition students follow Lower Division Ensemble of Record requirement throughout their curriculum.

  1. Piano: The appropriate major ensemble (instrumental or vocal) plus Chamber Music as assigned by the piano coordinator.
  2. Strings: University Orchestra and Chamber Music
  3. Voice: Chorale or Concert Choir
  4. Wind/Percussion:
    • Jazz: Jazz Ensemble plus Symphony band or Wind Ensemble
    • Non-Jazz: Wind Ensemble (fall) and Symphony Band (spring) plus University Orchestra or Bryan Symphony Orchestra, or Jazz Ensemble as assigned by the advisor
  1. Perform as a soloist in public recital during both the Junior and Senior years and, at the discretion of the studio instructor, participate each semester in either studio or departmental recital.
  1. Attend twelve (12) recitals or concerts during each semester of full-time residency.
  1. Satisfy the proficiency examinations in piano, harmony, aural techniques, and sight singing.



Total: 33

Total: 32

Junior Year

Total: 30

Senior Year

Total: 25


1 This course not included in 120-hour curriculum.

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