Major Areas of Performance
Each music major is required to designate a principal performance area of major applied study and must enroll in the corresponding course sequence until recital requirements are completed as required. Changes in the principal performance area must be approved by a quorum of the Music Faculty.
Required Recital Performances
In addition to completing the required courses for the Bachelor of Music degree, all music majors must perform a public recital on their major instrument or voice to demonstrate knowledge of applicable solo performance literature and competency in its preparation. For Music Education Specialization majors, a recital of 30 minutes of music must be presented during the semester following the successful completion of MUA 362; for Music Performance Specialization majors, a recital of 45 minutes of music must be presented during the semester of enrollment in MUA 482. In addition, Music Performance majors must perform a recital of 30 minutes during the semester of enrollment in MUA 382. All recitals must be approved by a quorum of the Music Faculty no later than three weeks prior to the scheduled performance. No recitals may be presented after the last official day of classes or during the final examination period of the applicable semester.
Minor in Music Performance
A minor in Music Performance requires the completion of 21 semester credit hours. These include nine hours of music theory (MUS 112, 114, 212); six hours of music history (MUS 321, 322); two hours of class piano (level of entry to be determined by the Piano Placement Examination); two hours of Minor Applied electives (MUA 121, 122, 221, 222); and two hours of music ensemble courses.