bachelor of music in performance

 

The Bachelor of Music in Performance degree is a specialized professional degree designed to prepare students for careers in music performance. In addition to a general studies program and thorough training in fundamental musicianship, students have the opportunity to specialize in:

General Education Core in Instrumental, Keyboard, or Vocal Performance - ENGL 1301, 1302, 2303, and either 2301 or 2302; three hours from ART 1301 or studio course, or THEA 1303; HIST 1303 and 1304 or 2301 and 2302; MATH 1304 or equivalent; EXSS 1112 and two activity courses; POLS 2301; RLGN 1301 and 1302; One life science and one physical science course; three hours from SPCH 1301, 1303, 2302 or 2303; three hours from the following ECON 2307, GEOG 1301, GEOG 1302, PHIL 1301, PSYC 1301, EDUC 2307, or SOCI 1301; FREN 1301-1302 or GERM 1301-1302 or SPAN 1301-1302 (Language requirements may
be waived if student had two years of foreign language study in the same language
and the student maintained a B average for the two years of study in high school);
COSC 2311 or MUSI 3302*; UNIV 1100; GRAD 0001, for a total of 60 hours.
MUSI 3302 - Music Technology must be taken in the May micro-term after the freshman or sophomore year.

Performance Music Core - All students pursuing the BM in Performance
degree, regardless of performance specialization, must complete the following - 57
semester hours with *3 hours from the general education core.
MUSI 0001 - Recital hour - 8 semesters
MUSI 0002 - Piano Proficiency
MUSI 3003 - Junior Recital
MUSI 4003 - Senior Recital
MUSI 1401 - Theory, Form, and Counterpoint I
MUSI 1402 - Theory, Form, and Counterpoint II
MUSI 2401 - Theory, Form, and Counterpoint III
MUSI 2402 - Theory, Form, and Counterpoint IV
MUSI 3202 - Conducting
*MUSI 3302 - Music Technology
MUSI 4301 - History of Music from Antiquity to 1750
MUSI 4302 - History of Music from 1750 to Present
Eight semesters of applied music (16 semester credit hours)
Ensembles - eight semesters of participation in at least one major ensemble each semester
Foreign Language 2301 and 2302 (vocal emphasis FREN or GERM recommended)

Instrumental Performance: developing advanced performance skills in solo performance, large ensembles, and instrumental chamber groups; developing pedagogical philosophies and an awareness of repertoire for teaching within the specialization; and instrumental conducting - 23 semester hours:
Instrumental Chamber Ensembles (4 semesters):
MUSI 0112 - Brass Ensemble
MUSI 0113 - Instrumental Chamber Ensembles
MUSI 0114 - Jazz Ensemble
MUSI 0115 - Woodwind Ensemble
MUSI 0116 - Percussion Ensemble
MUSI 0118 - Chamber Orchestra
Two hours from:
MUSI 3102 and 3103 (Brass I and II)
210 School of Music
MUSI 3104 and 3105 (Woodwinds I and II)
MUSI 3106 and 3107 (Strings and Percussion)
MUSI 3213 - Instrumental Conducting
MUSI 4220 - Instrumental Pedagogy & Repertoire
Thirteen (13) semester hours of upper-level music electives
Three (3) semester hours from:
MUSI 3304 - World Music
MUSI 3305 - American Music
Three (3) semester hours from:
MUSI 4310 - Theory/Composition Seminar
MUSI 4216 - Orchestration
Upper- level composition applied study

Keyboard Performance: developing advanced performance skills in solo piano or organ; advanced training in collaborative performance; and developing pedagogical philosophies and an awareness of repertoire for teaching within the specialization - 23 semester hours:

PIAN 3110 - Accompanying Seminar (6 semesters)
MUSI 3210 - Elementary Piano Literature
MUSI 3220 - Piano Pedagogy

MUSI 32XX - Piano Literature Survey
Eleven (11) semester hours of upper-level music electives
Three (3) semester hours from:
MUSI 3304 - World Music
MUSI 3305 - American Music
Three (3) semester hours from:
MUSI 4310 - Theory/Composition Seminar
MUSI 4216 - Orchestration
Upper-level composition applied study

Vocal Performance: developing advanced performance skills in solo performance, choral ensembles, opera, and musical theatre; developing pedagogical philosophies and an awareness of repertoire for teaching within the specialization; diction; and choral conducting - 23 semester hours:

MUSI 0111 - Opera /Musical Theatre

MUSI 3203 - Diction I: English, Italian, Latin

MUSI 3204 - Diction II: German, French, Spanish

MUSI 3212 - Choral Conducting

MUSI 4103 - Opera Literature

MUSI 4203 - Song Literature

MUSI 4213 - Vocal Pedagogy

MUSI 3003 - Junior Recital

MUSI 4003 - Senior Recital


Degree information is available from School of Music administration.

See current course catalog page 233-237 for recommended course schedule

The School of Music at Wayland Baptist University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music