The Bachelor of Music degree in Performance is a professional degree that prepares students for a career in music and includes an internship unique to Xavier University. NASM accreditation is pending, expected December 2017.

Major Requirements (79 hours):

Music Courses (43 hours):

  • MUSC 199 - Recital Attendance (8 semesters)
  • MUSC 200 - Music Theory I (3)
  • MUSC 201 - Aural Skills I (1)
  • MUSC 202 - Music Theory II (3)
  • MUSC 203 - Aural Skills II (1)
  • MUSC 208 - Keyboard Skills I (1)
  • MUSC 209 - Keyboard Skills II (1)
  • MUSC 210 - Music History I (3)
  • MUSC 211 - Music History II (3)
  • MUSC 212 - World & Popular Music (3)
  • MUSC 300 - Music Theory III (3)
  • MUSC 301 - Aural Skills III (1)
  • MUSC 302 - Music Theory IV (3)
  • MUSC 303 - Aural Skills IV (1)
  • MUSC 304 – Electronic Music (3)
  • MUSC 308 - Keyboard Skills III (1)
  • MUSC 309 - Keyboard Skills IV (1)
  • MUSC 312 - Conducting I (3)
  • MUSC 400 - Form & Analysis (3)
  • MUSC 401 - Orchestration & Arranging (3)
  • MUSC 450 - Senior Recital (2)

Applied Music/Private Lessons (16 hours) from:

  • MUSC 278-299

Large Ensemble (8 hours) from:

  • MUSC 260 - Concert Choir
  • MUSC 265 - Symphonic Wind Ensemble
  • MUSC 270 - Chamber Orchestra

Small Ensemble (4 hours) from:

  • MUSC 263 - Edgecliff Vocal Ensemble
  • MUSC 266 - Chamber Winds
  • MUSC 267 - Percussion Ensemble
  • MUSC 269 - String Quartet
  • MUSC 271 - Jazz Orchestra
  • MUSC 340 - Opera Workshop

Electives (2 hours) from:

  • MUSC 223 - IPA / Lyric Diction (required for vocalists)
  • MUSC 200-level or above (for instrumentalists)

Internship (6 hours, two semesters):

  • MUSC 405 – Internship (3)

Additional Requirements:

  • Pass applied music examination at the end of each semester of private lessons.
  • Perform in a student recital each semester.
  • Recital attendance (minimum of 56 recitals, 7 each semester of MUSC 199).
  • Maintain a 2.0 cumulative average in music courses.