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Vocal Performance Specialization

Vocal Performance

The Vocal Performance Specialization is designed for you to receive a music degree with a concentration in voice and vocal stage performances. There is a strong emphasis in opera, art song, choral and musical theatre. You will be able to participate in opera, musical theatre scenes programs and recitals throughout the academic year. In addition to voice and music core courses, recommended supplementary courses are offered in languages, acting, dance, and conducting.

BA in Vocal Performance

39 credits total
Music Core: 37 cr. 
37 credits of music core
2 credits from Electives

MUS 109Theory I 3 cr.
MUS 110Theory II3 cr.
MUS 135 Applied Music2 cr.
MUS 136Applied Music2 cr.
MUS 186Ensemble

1 cr.

MUS 211Theory III3 cr.
MUS 212Theory IV3 cr.
MUS 287Applied Music2 cr.
MUS 288Applied Music2 cr.
MUS 327Hist: Baroque and Classical3 cr.
MUS 328History: Romantic Music 3 cr.
MUS 329 History :  20th Century Mus3 cr.
MUS 340Sightsinging / Eartraining 1 cr.
MUS 384 Conducting 1 2 cr.
MUS 386Ensemble (3x for 1cr.)  3 cr.
MUS 497 Senior Seminar1 cr.


BM in Vocal Performance – 65 credits total

45 credits of Music Core
16 credits of Specialization Requirements
4 credits of Electives

Music Core: 45 cr. 
MUS 109Theory I3 cr.
MUS 110Theory II3 cr.
MUS 135Applied Music2 cr.
MUS 136 Applied Music2 cr.
MUS 186 Ensemble1 cr.
MUS 211Theory III3 cr.
MUS 212Theory IV3 cr.
MUS 287Applied Music2 cr.
MUS 288Applied Music2 cr.
MUS 327Hist: Baroque and Classical3 cr.
MUS 328History: Romantic Music3 cr.
MUS 329History:  20th Century Mus

3 cr.

MUS 340Sightsinging /Eartraining1 cr.
MUS 335Applied Music2 cr.
MUS 338 Applied Music2 cr.
MUS 384Conducting 12 cr.
MUS 386 Ensemble (3x for 1cr)

3 cr.

MUS 487 Applied Music2 cr.
MUS 490 Applied Music2 cr.
MUS 497Senior Seminar1 cr.


Vocal Performance Specialization Requirements

16 cr. for BM degree

MUS 135Applied Music (piano)*2 cr.
MUS 136Applied Music  (piano)* 2 cr.
MUS 192Performance Workshop 2 cr.
MUS 200Diction for Singers1 cr.
MUS 309Survey of Vocal Literature I1 cr.
MUS 310Survey of Vocal Literature II1 cr.
MUS 386Chamber Ensemble (2x -1cr)2 cr.
MUS 392Perf. Workshop (2x-2cr)4 cr.
MUS 488Vocal Pedagogy1 cr.

*Students may fulfill these requirements by passing piano proficiency exam.


Electives for both Vocal and Instrumental

4 cr. for BM degree in Vocal Performance
7 cr. for BM degree in Instr. Performance
2 cr. for BA degree

MUS 108ARudiments of Music 3 cr.
MUS 135Applied Music 1- 2 cr.
MUS 136Applied Music1- 2 cr.
MUS 168Percussion Techniques1 cr.
MUS 169Woodwind Techniques1 cr.
MUS 170Brass Techniques1 cr.
MUS 171String Techniques1 cr.
MUS 180University Chorale1 cr.
MUS 200Diction for Singers1 cr.
MUS 205Piano Sight Reading1 cr.
MUS 223Piano Literature I1 cr.
MUS 234Piano Literature II1 cr.
MUS 287Applied Music1- 2 cr.
MUS 288Applied Music1- 2 cr.
MUS 302Accompaniment1 cr.
MUS 303Sound Reinforcement3 cr.
MUS 309Survey of Vocal Literature I1 cr.
MUS 310Survey  of Vocal Literature II1 cr.
MUS 324Musical Theater Styles I3 cr.
MUS 325Musical Theater Styles II3 cr.
MUS 326Electronic Music/MIDI3 cr.
MUS 330The Amer. Musical Theater:GA3 cr.
MUS 335Applied Music1-2 cr.
MUS 338Applied Music1-2 cr.
MUS 350Hist. of Sacred Music Lit.3 cr.
MUS 359Independent Study3 cr.
MUS 375Piano Pedagogy1 cr.
MUS 380University Chorale1 cr.
MUS 385Conducting  II2 cr.
MUS 420Vocal Interpretation1 cr.
MUS 422Instrumental Interpretation1 cr.
MUS 476Methods in Music Education3 cr.
MUS 487Applied Music2 cr.
MUS 488Vocal Pedagogy 1 cr.
MUS 490Applied Music2 cr.
TH 3-6 cr.
DAN 2-4 cr.

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