Office of the Registrar
School of Music (2010/2011)
7.3 Performance Major

To be awarded the degree of Bachelor of Music in Performance, a candidate shall comply with the School’s regulations, and successfully complete a minimum of 124 credit hours, including 53 credit hours in the Core Program. The remaining 71 credit hours will be chosen as follows:

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

  2. Three credit hours chosen from music theory courses beyond the 2000 level.

  3. Six credit hours of coached ensemble.

  4. Twenty-six additional credit hours from music courses beyond the 1000 level and meeting the following requirements:

    1. At least 12 credit hours must be chosen from courses beyond the 2000 level in music history and music theory.

    2. Credit will not be given for more than 14 credit hours of conducted ensemble toward the Bachelor of Music degree.

    3. Credit will not be given for more than 16 credit hours of coached ensemble toward the Bachelor of Music degree.

    4. Students in the Performance major may substitute a maximum of three of the following courses for music electives: Education 2510, 2520, 2530, 3920, 3925, the former 4835, the former 4845.


      Music Education majors have priority in registering for these courses and spaces may not be available for Performance majors.

  5. Twenty-four credit hours chosen from disciplines other than music and music education, including at least 6 credit hours from courses in English and/or designated research/writing courses. Students whose principal applied study is voice must include at least 3 credit hours in each of Italian, German and French.