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Music Performance Concentration

Required Program Core Courses

Required Courses

  • MUS 395 Practicum in Music - 1 credit
  • Eleven (11) credits from the courses below (at least 6 of these credits must be MUS 456)
    • MUS 220 Introduction to Conducting - 3 credits
    • MUS 240 Introduction to Diction for Singers - 1 credit
    • MUS 320 Advanced Conducting - 3 credits
    • MUS 340 Advanced Diction for Singers - 1 credit
    • MUS 356 Individual Music Instruction - 1.5 or 3 credits
    • MUS 365 Special Topics in Music - 3 credits
    • MUS 480 Independent Study in Music (when topically appropriate) - 1-6 credits
Concentration total: 12 credits

Students with a concentration in Performance will have the ability to: 

  • demonstrate the technical skills required for expression in at least one major performance area.
  • sing or play with accurate intonation 
  • interpret and effectively communicate music from a varied repertoire and to perform stylistically across a variety of time periods and genres 
  • apply a knowledge of Music Theory and Music History to the interpretation and contextualization of repertoire for performance 
  • demonstrate skills in leadership and collaboration as acquired through regular participation in ensembles. Participation in ensembles should be varied in size and repertoire explored 
  • demonstrate the acquisition, development, and synthesis of such skills and knowledge through a senior lecture recital that reflects the student’s particular interests in the concentration and the breadth of repertoire studied in the applied studio