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Bachelor in Music - Vocal Performance

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This program seeks to serve the needs of our current and future students who seek to develop the knowledge, skills, concepts, and sensitivities essential to the professional life of the musician based on the educational foundation of the liberal arts. To successfully engage the professional world, the musician must exhibit not only technical competence but also broad knowledge of music and music literature, the ability to integrate musical knowledge and skills, sensitivity to musical styles, and insight into the role of music in the broader context of intellectual and cultural life.

The Voice Performance concentration offers opportunities for expanding the reach of music into the current culture of the institution. The University's historical commitment to voice performance is expressed through the numerous choral music programs, which serve as a key bridge to alumni, communities, and churches, both locally and nationally.



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Required Major Courses

  • CONCERT ATTENDANCE AND CONVOCATION
  • MUSIC THEORY AND AURAL SKILLS I
  • MUSIC THEORY AND AURAL SKILLS II
  • MUSIC THEORY & AURAL SKILLS III
  • MUSIC THEORY & AURAL SKILLS IV
  • MUSIC HISTORY I
  • MUSIC HISTORY II
  • RESEARCH AND PERFORMANCE
  • Applied Piano (2 credits - continuous study until proficiency passed)
  • Applied Lessons in Primary Performance Area - lower division (4 semester credit hours)
  • Applied Lessons in Primary Performance Area - upper division (4 semester credit hours)
  • Conducted Ensemble Participation - lower division (4 semester credit hours)
  • Conducted Ensemble Participation - upper divison (4 semester credit hours)
  • MUS 10000 (4 semesters)

Required Concentration Courses

  • INSTRUMENTAL AND CHORAL CONDUCTING METHODS
  • JAZZ SINGERS
  • GERMAN AND ENGLISH DICTION
  • ITALIAN AND FRENCH DICTION
  • VOCAL PEDAGOGY
  • JUNIOR RECITAL
  • Applied Piano (1 credit per semester until proficiency passed)
  • Applied Voice (4 semester credit hours)
  • Applied Voice (4 semester credit hours)

 

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