Nov 29, 2022  
2022-2023 Academic Bulletin 
    
2022-2023 Academic Bulletin

Music Performance BMus


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The Bachelor of Music in Performance degree is designed for students who are considering a future as professional performers. The Bachelor’s degree in Music Performance requires concentrated study in one of the following areas: piano or organ, stringed instruments, wind instruments, percussion instruments, or voice. This degree prepares students for a Master’s degree in performance. Students ordinarily complete this program in 4 years.

Total Credits - 124


Major - 87+


Performance - 36+


  • Major Instrument and voice: 16 credits (4 credits each of MUPF 165  , MUPF 265  , MUPF 365  , and MUPF 465  ).
  • Ensemble: 8 credits. Bachelor of Music degree students majoring in piano or organ performance must take 2 credits of MUPF 405  Keyboard Accompaniment and 2 credits of MUPF 410  Collaborative Piano. The remaining 4 credits must be taken in one of the major ensembles.
  • Recital: 3 credits. MUPF 397  - Recital - Junior (1 credit) and MUPF 497  - Recital - Senior (2 credits)

Other Music Requirements - 10+


  • For piano and instrumental majors only: 10 credits of music electives
  • For voice majors only: 15 credits of languages to be selected from French I and II (3, 3); German I and II (3, 3); and Italian I and II (3, 3)

Additional Requirements


  • Attendance at major area master classes
  • Piano Proficiency

Cognate - 4


Student Learning Outcomes


Graduates of this program will:

  • Exhibit effective technical and artistic skills in music performance of repertoire from a broad range of stylistic periods.
  • Learn and apply pedagogical methods, techniques and tools related to their area of expertise as appropriate to their degree track.
  • Demonstrate basic proficiency in the theoretical foundations of Western music through aural skills, analysis, composition, and improvisation.
  • Demonstrate understanding of music history—including the development of musical styles and the contextual forces that shaped their development, primarily in the context of Western music, but also to a basic extent in American and world music.
  • Demonstrate basic competencies in music technology (including digital notation and sequencing) and music research.
  • Hone critical thinking skills by consciously making informed interpretation choices, connecting theoretical and historical understanding to musical performance, and developing a personal and discerning philosophy of music.
  • Apprentice in a spirit of artistic community.
  • Integrate faith and learning by hymnology/worship and music.
  • Apprentice in a spirit of service.

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