Music Performance- Bachelor of Music

For information contact the Department of Music, 119 Center for Performing Arts (513-529-3014). Two programs are offered: one for voice majors and one for all majors except voice.

Program Requirements: Voice Major

(128 semester hours minimum)

  • Complete the Global Miami Plan for Liberal Education or the Honors Plan for Liberal Education.
  • Complete department requirements.

All of these:

MUS 101/102 Theory of Music (3, 3)

MUS 144A Applied Music (Voice) (3, 3)

MUS 151/152 Sightsinging and Dictation (1, 1)

MUS 185 The Diverse Worlds of Music (3)*

MUS 201/202 Theory of Music (3, 3)

MUS 211/212 History of Western Music (3, 3)

MUS 221 Music Technologies (3)*

MUS 235-236 Lyric Diction (2, 2)

MUS 244A Applied Music (Voice) (3, 3)

MUS 251/252 Sightsinging and Dictation (1, 1)

MUS 301 Counterpoint (3)

MUS 302 Analysis (3)

MUS 320 Opera Production (2, 2)

MUS 344A Applied Music (Voice) (3,3)

MUS 352 Conducting I (2)

MUS 420 Vocal Coaching (1, 1)

MUS 444A Applied Music (Voice) (3, 3)

MUS 451/452 Sightsinging and Dictation (1, 1)

MUS 456 Vocal Pedagogy (2)

MUS 493 Capstone Senior Recital (3)

* Global Miami Plan Foundation course

  • Large ensemble requirement: Enroll in a large choral ensemble each semester. Large choral ensembles are: Collegiate Chorale (MUS 100A), Choraliers (MUS 100D), Chamber Singers (MUS 100Q), and Men’s Glee Club (MUS 100B). Entrance to each group is by audition.
  • Seven semesters of recital attendance requirement: MUS 140.
  • One semester of chamber music experience: MUS 139.
  • Functional piano requirement: MUS 261.
  • Language requirement: One year in French, German, or Italian, in addition to Lyric Diction; may be met by university proficiency exam. Two years of the language in high school usually fulfills the requirement.
  • Performance requirement: Half recital, junior year (no credit); full recital, MUS 493, senior year.
  • It is the responsibility of the student to see that all university requirements are fulfilled.

Program Requirements: All Majors Except Voice

(128 semester hours minimum)

  • Complete the Global Miami Plan or the Honors Miami Plan.
  • Complete department requirements.

All of these:

MUS 101/102 Theory of Music (3, 3)

MUS 144 Applied Music (3, 3)

MUS 151/152 Sightsinging and Dictation (1, 1)

MUS 185 The Diverse Worlds of Music (3)*

MUS 201/202 Theory of Music (3, 3)

MUS 211/212 History of Western Music (3, 3)

MUS 221 Music Technologies (3)

MUS 244 Applied Music (3, 3)

MUS 251/252 Sightsinging and Dictation (1, 1)

MUS 301 Counterpoint (3)

MUS 302 Analysis (3)

MUS 344 Applied Music (3, 3)

MUS 352 Conducting I (2)

MUS 444 Applied Music (3, 3)

MUS 451/452 Sightsinging and Dictation (1, 1)

MUS 493 Capstone Senior Recital (3)

* Global Miami Plan Foundation course

  • Large ensemble requirement: Enroll in a large instrumental ensemble, in one's primary performance medium, each semester. Large instrumental ensembles are: Marching Band (MUS 100E), Symphonic Band (MUS 100F), University Orchestra (MUS 100C), and Wind Ensemble (MUS 100G). Entrance to each group is by audition. Piano majors may fulfill the ensemble requirement through enrollment in a vocal ensemble, accompanying (MUS 110/120), or chamber music as a pianist.
  • Seven semesters of recital attendance requirement: MUS 140.
  • One semester of chamber music experience: MUS 139.
  • Functional piano requirement: MUS 261.
  • Performance requirement: Half recital, junior year (no credit); full recital, senior year.
  • Major instrument requirements:

Piano: MUS 110, 120, or 100I/100J Accompanying or Chamber Music (1,1)

MUS 430 Piano Pedagogy (2)
MUS 457/458 Piano Literature (3, 3)

Strings: MUS 433 String Pedagogy (1)
MUS 100I Chamber Music (1,1)

Percussion: MUS 100M Percussion Ensemble (1, 1)

  • It is the responsibility of the student to see that all university requirements are fulfilled.

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