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Music Performance: Vocal Emphasis, B.M.

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This major is administered by the Department of Music .

Consists of 86-88 credits.

Admitted by audition only. Your performance proficiency will be reviewed at the end of your freshman year for permission to continue. In your first semester, with your applied teacher’s approval, you may audition to enter the performance degree program in the second semester of the freshman year. You must complete MUS 246  or Level 100 of applied piano and complete the 400 level of study in voice. You must perform a half recital in your junior year in voice and give a senior recital. The senior recital (MUS 498 ), taken in conjunction with 400-level applied lessons, satisfies the Capstone Experience requirement.

Applied music, 24 credits


Placement exam required.If insufficient background, MUS 109  is prerequisite.

Conducting, 2 credits

Pedagogy, 2 credits

Large ensemble, 8 credits


Take 1 credit per semester (see Note 3 ).

Opera workshop, 2 credits


If you’re seeking a B.M. in Vocal Performance you may choose to take either (1) two semesters of one language (French or German), or (2) one semester of each language (French and German). You may also verify proficiency in these languages through credit by examination. Contact the Department of World Languages and Literatures  for testing times at the beginning of each term.

Entrepreneurship, 2 credits

Recital, 0 credits

Communication in the Major

Take at least 4 credits from:

Capstone Experience

Your capstone experience will be a senior recital, which will occur during your 400-level applied study in the following course:

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