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BM Performance Instrumental

Statement of Purpose:

The BM Performance Degree specializes in providing the scholarly and artistic tools for undergraduate students to perform at a professional musical level. In comparison to our other degree offerings, this specialization places the highest importance on applied lessons and performances through the addition of an hour-long senior recital (MUS 498). In contrast, this specialization requires a pedagogy course (MUS 461) that will provide a comprehensive ability to teach in your applied area.


Classes

Most Bachelor of Music students take similar courses their first two years. Below is an example.

FRESHMAN - FALL SEMESTER
UCC 101 English Composition 1 - (3)
UCC 1XX Any math except 107 or 114 - (3)
MUS 104a Aural Skills - (1)
MUS 102 Survey of Music Literature - (2)
MUS 105a Basic Harmony - (3)
MUS 030a Piano Class - (1)
MUS 140 Applied Music (Private Lessons) - (2)
MUS 0XX Major Ensemble (Choir, Band, or Orch) - (1)
TOTAL CREDITS 14

FRESHMAN - SPRING SEMESTER
UCC 102 English Composition 2 - (3)
SPC 101 Intro. To Oral Communication - (3)
MUS 104b Aural Skills - (1)
MUS 105b Basic Harmony - (3) 
MUS 140 Applied Music (Private Lessons)- (4)
MUS 0XX Major Ensemble (Choir, Band, or Orch) - (1) 
TOTAL CREDITS 15

SOPHOMORE - FALL SEMESTER
ENG 121 Western Literary Tradition - (3)
PSYC 102 Intro. to Psychology - (3)
MUS 204a Advanced Aural Skills - (1)
MUS 205a Advanced Harmony - (3)
MUS 240 Applied Music (Private Lessons) - (4)
MUS 0XX Major Ensemble (Choir, Band, or Orch) - (1) 
TOTAL CREDITS 15

SOPHOMORE - SPRING SEMESTER
HIST 110 20th Century America- (3)
POLS 114 Introduction to American Govt and Politicse - (3)
MUS 204b Advanced Aural Skills- (1)
MUS 205b Advanced Harmony- (3)
MUS 240 Applied Music (Private Lessons) - (4)
MUS 0XX Major Ensemble (Choir, Band, or Orch)- (1)
TOTAL CREDITS 15