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)
MUSC 105 Music Theory I (2)
MUSC 106 Music Theory II (2)
MUSC 115 Ear-Training/Sight-Singing I (1)
MUSC 116 Ear-Training/Sight-Singing II (1)
MUSC 205 Music Theory III (2)
MUSC 296 Music Theory IV (2)
MUSC 215 Ear-Training/Sight-Singing III (1)
MUSC 216 Ear-Training/Sight-Singing IV (1)

History and Literature (9 semester hours)
MUSC 222 Music History I (3)
MUSC 322 Music History II (3)
MUSC 331 Introduction to Ethnomusicology (3)

Performance Skills/Applied Music (5-8 semester hours)
MUSC 140 Concert/Recital Attendance (0)
Full time music majors enroll every semester. Course is a transcript requirement for graduation. No credit is awarded.
MUSC 151 Keyboard Skills–Class Piano* (1)
MUSC 361 Choral Conducting I (2)
MUSC 461 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)
MUSC 271 Schola Cantorum (1)
MUSC 272 Concert Chorale (1)
MUSC 273 Singing Saints (1)
MUSC 274 Music/Opera Theatre (1)
MUSC 275 Joliet Symphony Orchestra (1)
MUSC 276 Instrumental Chamber Ensemble (1)

Choose from one of the following concentrations:

Guitar Concentration (48 semester hours)
MUSC 243 Applied Guitar (10)
MUSC 265 Diction I (2)
MUSC 276 Guitar Ensemble (4)
MUSC 343 Advanced Applied Guitar (10)
MUSC 340 Junior Recital (0)
MUSC 440 Senior Recital (0)
MUSC 494 [Topics] Guitar Pedagogy (2)
MUST 494 [Topics] Guitar Literature (3)

Electives (17 hours from the following)
MUSC 311 Counterpoint (3)
MUSC 312 Composition (3)
MUSC 380 Music Technology or DARA equivalent (6)
MUSC 413 Orchestration and Arranging (3)
MUSC 494 Topics in Music (3)

Piano Concentration (48 semester hours)
MUSC 241 Applied Piano (1)
MUSC 265 Diction I (2)
MUSC 341 Advanced Applied Piano (1)
MUSC 340 Junior Recital (0)
MUSC 362 Keyboard Accompanying (4)
MUSC 365 Diction II (2)
MUSC 387 Piano Pedagogy I (2)
MUSC 426 Piano Literature (3)
MUSC 440 Senior Recital (0)
MUSC 487 Piano Pedagogy II (2)

Electives – 13 hours from the following:
MUSC 311 Counterpoint (3)
MUSC 312 Composition (3)
MUSC 380 Music Technology (3)
MUSC 413 Orchestration and Arranging (3)
MUSC 494 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)
MUSC 242 Applied Voice (1)
MUSC 265 Diction I (2)
MUSC 340 Junior Recital (0)
MUSC 342 Advanced Applied Voice (1)
MUSC 365 Diction II (2)
MUSC 363 Opera/Music Theatre Workshop (must take twice) (4)
MUSC 384 Vocal Pedagogy (3)
MUSC 425 Vocal Literature (3)
MUSC 440 Senior Recital (0)

Electives – 16 hours from the following:
MUSC 311 Counterpoint (3)
MUSC 312 Composition (3)
MUSC 380 Music Technology (3)
MUSC 413 Orchestration and Arranging (3)
MUSC 494 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.