Designed for those seeking a career as a professional instrumentalist, primarily in classical genres.
Note: Pianists and Organists should visit the Keyboard Performance information page.
For a complete list of degree requirements, please refer to the online catalog:
Note the following:
Performance Requirement: The degree concentration requires a mid-degree recital that is at least 30 minutes in length and a culminating recital that is at least an hour in length.
Sight Reading Proficiency: Music majors must successfully pass two sight-reading proficiency examinations. These exams are taken as part of the end-of-semester jury for advancement in applied lessons from level one to two and from level two to three.
Piano Proficiency: All Bachelor of Music degree concentrations require students to meet a minimum proficiency level in piano skills. Beginning with the first semester of residence, music majors must enroll for piano study either through group keyboard classes for through private lessons and continue every semester until the piano proficiency examination is passed.
Recital Attendance: All music majors are required to enroll in and pass MUSC 1111 Recital Attendance for a minimum of eight semesters. This is a zero credit class graded as pass/fail. Transfer students will have a reduced number of required semesters depending on the amount of time remaining in the program of study.
Ensemble: Performing experience in ensembles is a vital part of the training of all musicians. Thus, all Bachelor of Music concentrations require participation in an ensemble every semester of full-time enrollment.