Music Performance (B.M.) Major Program

This program is oriented toward performance and for graduate studies in Piano or Voice.
Major Requirements (71 – 74 semester hours)
Music Core Requirements (33-36 semester hours)
Music Theory and Musicianship (12 semester hours)

Music Theory and Musicianship (12 semester hours)
Music Theory I (2)
Music Theory II (2)
Ear-Training/Sight-Singing I (1)
Ear-Training/Sight-Singing II (1)
Music Theory III (2)
Music Theory IV (2)
Ear-Training/Sight-Singing III (1)
Ear-Training/Sight-Singing IV (1)

History and Literature (9 semester hours)
Music History I (3)
Music History II (3)
Introduction to Ethnomusicology (3)

Performance Skills/Applied Music (5-8 semester hours)
Concert/Recital Attendance (0)
Full time music majors enroll every semester. Course is a transcript requirement for graduation. No credit is awarded.
Keyboard Skills–Class Piano* (1)
Choral Conducting I (2)
Choral Conducting II (2)

*Music Majors must pass a keyboard proficiency exam by the end of the first semester of their Junior year. They may test out of the Keyboard Skills classes at any time. Students who pass the exam with fewer than 4 credit hours may take hours in any other music course(s) to complete the 4 required credit hours in this area. MUSC 151 may be repeated for credit three times (total 4 hours).

Performance Ensemble (minimum of 7 semester hours from the following)
Schola Cantorum (1)
Concert Chorale (1)
Singing Saints (1)
Music/Opera Theatre (1)
Joliet Symphony Orchestra (1)
Instrumental Chamber Ensemble (1)

Choose from one of the following concentrations:

Guitar Concentration (48 semester hours)
Applied Guitar (10)
Diction I (2)
Guitar Ensemble (4)
Advanced Applied Guitar (10)
Junior Recital (0)
Senior Recital (0)
[Topics] Guitar Pedagogy (2)
[Topics] Guitar Literature (3)

Electives (17 hours from the following)
Counterpoint (3)
Composition (3)
Music Technology or DARA equivalent (6)
Orchestration and Arranging (3)
Topics in Music (3)

Piano Concentration (48 semester hours)
Applied Piano (10)
Diction I: English & Italian (2)
Advanced Applied Piano (10)
Junior Recital (0)
Keyboard Accompanying (4)
Diction II: French & German (2)
Piano Pedagogy I (2)
Piano Literature (3)
Senior Recital (0)
Piano Pedagogy II (2)

Electives – 13 hours from the following:
Counterpoint (3)
Composition (3)
Music Technology (3)
Orchestration and Arranging (3)
Topics in Music (3)
13 credit hours of electives are required for completion of the BM degree (Piano Concentration); courses may be selected from the above or other courses approved by department chair.

Voice Concentration (48 semester hours)
Applied Voice (10)
Diction I (English & Italian) (2)
Junior Recital (0)
Advanced Applied Voice (10)
Diction II (French & German) (2)
Opera/Music Theatre Workshop (must take twice) (4)
Vocal Pedagogy (3)
Vocal Literature (3)
Senior Recital (0)

Electives – 16 hours from the following:
Counterpoint (3)
Composition (3)
Music Technology (3)
Orchestration and Arranging (3)
Topics in Music (3)
16 credit hours of electives are required for completion of the BM degree (Voice Concentration); courses may be selected from the above or other courses approved by department chair. Italian, French and/or German courses are strongly recommended as electives for Voice majors.