Office of the Registrar
School of Music (2020/2021)
6.8 Major in Performance

To be considered for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Music in Performance, a student shall comply with the School's regulations, and successfully complete a minimum of 123 credit hours, including 55 credit hours in the Core Program. The remaining 68 credit hours will be chosen as follows:

  1. Music 345A/B, 445A/B;

  2. Music 3704 and 3 credit hours chosen from Music 3722, 3732, 3742, 3751, 3764, 3774, 4701, 4702, 4703;

  3. Six credit hours from Music 2615, 2616, 2617, 265A/B, 3500, the former 3510, 3511-3518, and 3611-3613;

  4. Twenty additional credit hours from Music courses beyond the 1000 level, including:

    1. At least 6 credit hours chosen from courses beyond the 2000 level in Musicologies and Music Theory/Composition;

    2. A maximum of 4 credit hours from Music 2611-2614, 2619, 2620, and 263A/B, in addition to those outlined under the Core Program;

    3. No more than one of Music 2021, 2022 and 2023;

    4. A maximum of 3 credit hours chosen from the following courses may be substituted for Music electives: Education 2500, 2515, 2520. Music Education Majors have priority in registering for these courses and spaces may not be available for Performance Majors; and

  5. Twenty-four credit hours chosen from disciplines other than Music and Music Education, including at least 6 credit hours from courses in English, designated Critical Reading and Writing (CRW) courses, and/or former Research/Writing (R/W) courses. Students whose Principal Applied Study is Voice must include at least 3 credit hours in each of Italian, German and French.