Sample Degree Plan | Music Performance: Voice

First Year: Semester I
Course Title Credits
MUS 101 Theory of Music 3
MUS 140 Recital Attendance Requirement 0
MUS 144 Applied Music 3
MUS 151 Sightsinging and Dictation 1
MUS 235 Lyric Diction 2
-- Music Ensemble 1
ENG 1111 Composition and Rhetoric 3
-- Elective1 3
MUS 160 Functional Piano (1)
-- Total 16
First Year: Semester II
Course Title Credits
MUS 102 Theory of Music 3
MUS 140 Recital Attendance Requirement 0
MUS 144 Applied Music 3
MUS 152 Sightsinging and Dictation 1
MUS 236 Lyric Diction
(even-numbered Spring semesters)
-OR-
Elective1
2


3
-- Music Ensemble 1
-- Elective1 3
-- Elective1 3
MUS 161 Functional Piano (1)
-- Total 16-17
Second Year: Semester I
Course Title Credits
MUS 201 Theory of Music 3
MUS 140 Recital Attendance Requirement 0
MUS 244 Applied Music 3
MUS 251 Sightsinging and Dictation 1
-- Music Ensemble 1
MUS 1851 The Diverse Worlds of Music 3
-- Elective1 3
-- Elective1 3
MUS 260 Functional Piano (1)
-- Total 17
Second Year: Semester II
Course Title Credits
MUS 202 Theory of Music 3
MUS 140 Recital Attendance Requirement 0
MUS 244 Applied Music 3
-- Music Ensemble 1
MUS 236 Lyric Diction
(even-numbered Spring semesters)
-OR-
Elective1
2


3
MUS 2211 Music Technologies 3
MUS 252 Sightsinging and Dictation 1
-- Elective1 3
MUS 261 Functional Piano (1)
-- Total 16-17
Third Year: Semester I
Course Title Credits
MUS 301


MUS 451
Counterpoint
(even-numbered Fall semesters)
-OR-
Sightsinging and Dictation
(odd-numbered Fall semesters)
3


1
MUS 2111 History of Western Music 3
MUS 140 Recital Attendance Requirement 0
MUS 344 Applied Music 3
MUS 352 Conducting I 2
-- Music Ensemble 1
MP2 Thematic Sequence Elective 3
-- Total 13-15
Third Year: Semester II
Course Title Credits
MUS 302


MUS 452
Analysis
(odd-numbered Spring semesters)
-OR-
Sightsinging and Dictation
(even-numbered Spring semesters)
3


1
MUS 212 History of Western Music 3
MUS 140 Recital Attendance Requirement 0
MUS 344 Applied Music 3
-- Music Ensemble 1
-- Free Elective 3
MP2 Thematic Sequence Elective 3
-- Junior Half Recital
(no registration)
-- Total 14-16
Fourth Year: Semester I
Course Title Credits
MUS 301


MUS 451
Counterpoint
(even-numbered Fall semesters)
-OR-
Sightsinging and Dictation
(odd-numbered Fall semesters)
3


1
MUS 4255 Grand Night: The Great American
Songbook
1
MUS 420 Vocal Coaching 1
MUS 140 Recital Attendance Requirement 0
MUS 444 Applied Music 3
-- Music Ensemble 1
-- Language Requirement4 4
MUS 456 Vocal Pedagogy 2
-- Total 13-15
Fourth Year: Semester II
Course Title Credits
MUS 302


MUS 452
Analysis
(odd-numbered Spring semesters)
-OR-
Sightsinging and Dictation
(even-numbered Spring semesters)
3


1
MUS 426 Opera Production 1
MUS 420 Vocal Coaching 1
MUS 444 Applied Music 3
MUS 494 Senior Recital 0
-- Music Ensemble 1
MP2 Thematic Sequence Elective 3
-- Language Requirement4 4
-- Total 14-16
-- Total Hours: 124

Additional hours may be required by thematic sequence prerequisites.

Functional Piano is listed for advising only. Requirement may be fulfilled by proficiency examination.


1Global Miami Plan Foundation Course/Advanced Writing Course/Intercultural Perspectives Requirement
2Miami Plan Thematic Sequence Course
3Miami Plan Capstone Course
4Language requirement: One year in French, German, or Italian, in addition to Lyric Diction; may be met by proficiency exam. Two years of the language in high school usually fulfills the requirement.
5One registration of MUS 426 Opera Production is required, and one additional registration of MUS 426 or MUS 425 Grand Night: The Great American Songbook is required.

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 (MUS 140).

One semester of chamber music experience (MUS 139).

Functional piano requirement: completion of MUS 261 or proficiency examination.

Performance requirement: Half recital, junior year (no registration); full recital, senior year (register for MUS 494).

It is the responsibility of the student to check to see that all university requirements have been fulfilled – please refer to the General Bulletin.