Department of Music and Theatre

Music Performance Concentration

Students are admitted to the degree program based upon their musicality and musical literacy rather than on performance accomplishments. Musical background and proficiency in an applied instrument/voice will determine placement within the department.

Major Requirements (36 hours):

Music Theory and Musicianship (15 hours):
  • 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 300 - Music Theory III (3)
  • MUSC 301 - Aural Skills III (1)
  • MUSC 303 - Aural Skills IV (1)
Music History and Literature (9 hours):
  • MUSC 210 - Music History I (3)
  • MUSC 211 - Music History II (3)
  • MUSC 311 - Rock, Pop and R&B (3)
Applied Music/Private Lessons (6 hours):
  • MUSC 278-299
Large Ensembles (6 hours) from:
  • MUSC 260 - Concert Choir
  • MUSC 265 - Symphonic Wind Ensemble
  • MUSC 270 - Chamber Orchestra
Additional Requirements:
  • Enroll in MUSC 198 - Studio Class for 6 semesters
  • Enroll in MUSC 199 - Recital Attendance for 6 semesters (7 recitals or other approved events per semester for a minimum total of 42).
  • Pass applied music exam at the end of each semester of private lessons.
  • Perform in a department recital each semester of private lessons.
  • Presenting a Senior Recital (MUSC 450) during the final year is optional.
  • Maintain a 2.0 cumulative average in music courses.