May 21, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music Performance, B.M.


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Admission to the Bachelor of Music program in music performance is granted only after the successful completion of an audition in the student’s performance area.

To earn a Bachelor of Music degree in music performance, a student must complete 120 credit hours and have at least a 2.0 grade-point standing. At the conclusion of the sophomore year and before continuing in music performance at the upper division level, each student must perform before the music performance faculty for approval. Each student must also present a full recital during the senior year.

Students in music performance must complete the following:

UK Core Requirements


See the UK Core section of this Bulletin for the complete UK Core requirements.  The courses listed below are (a) recommended by the college, or (b) required courses that also fulfill UK Core areas. Students should work closely with their advisor to complete the UK Core requirements.

I. Intellectual Inquiry in Arts and Creativity


II. Intellectual Inquiry in the Humanities


III. Intellectual Inquiry in the Social Sciences


IV. Intellectual Inquiry in the Natural, Physical, and Mathematical Sciences


V. Composition and Communication I


VI. Composition and Communication II


VII. Quantitative Foundations


VIII. Statistical Inferential Reasoning


IX. Community, Culture and Citizenship in the USA


X. Global Dynamics


UK Core hours: 30


Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement (GCCR)


Subtotal: GCCR hours: 2


Major Requirements


Music Theory,

Major Instrument Study

  • Choose option from Instrument, Piano, Organ or Voice (see below) Credit(s): 24

Recital Attendance

Music History

Appropriate Music Ensemble

  • Each semester Credit(s): 8

Subtotal: Major hours: 60


Students in music performance must choose one of the following concentrations:


Concentration in an Instrument


  1. All music majors must pass a piano proficiency examination and should schedule, in consultation with their advisor, a suitable course each semester until this requirement is completed. Students with little or no prior piano study should normally expect to complete the piano proficiency examination by the end of four semesters of study Credit(s): 0-4
  2. Music Theory: MUS 370 , MUS 371 , MUS 372 , and choice of MUS 572  or MUS 573  Credit(s): 9
  3. Conducting: MUS 358  Credit(s): 2
  4. Electives Credit(s): 13
  5. Senior Recital (MUP 440 ): the successful completion of a solo recital must be completed for graduation.

Subtotal: Instrument Concentration: 24-28


Concentration in Piano


  1. All music majors must pass a piano proficiency examination. Piano majors work toward this goal as part of their keyboard study Credit(s): 0
  2. Music Theory: MUS 370 MUS 372 , and choice of MUS 572  or MUS 573  Credit(s): 7
  3. Piano Literature: MUS 522  Credit(s): 3
  4. Piano Pedagogy: MUS 566  Credit(s): 3
  5. Conducting: MUS 358  Credit(s): 2
  6. Electives Credit(s): 15
  7. Senior Recital (MUP 440 ): the successful completion of a solo recital must be completed for graduation.

Subtotal: Piano Concentration: 30


Concentration in Organ


  1. All music majors must pass a piano proficiency examination. Organ majors work toward this goal as part of their keyboard study Credit(s) 0
  2. Piano - one credit course MUP 101 , MUP 201 , each repeated once Credit(s): 4
  3. Music Theory: MUS 370 , MUS 372 , and choice of MUS 572  or MUS 573  Credit(s): 7
  4. Organ Literature: MUS 521  Credit(s): 3
  5. Conducting: MUS 358  Credit(s): 2
  6. Electives Credit(s): 14
  7. Senior Recital (MUP 440 ): the successful completion of a solo recital must be completed for graduation.

Subtotal: Organ Concentration: 30


Concentration in Voice


  1. All music majors must pass a piano proficiency examination and should schedule, in consultation with their advisor, a suitable course each semester until this requirement is completed. Students with little or no prior piano study should normally expect to complete the piano proficiency examination by the end of four semesters of study Credit(s): 0-4
  2. Music Theory: MUS 370 , MUS 372 , and choice of MUS 572  or MUS 573  Credit(s): 7
  3. Foreign Language - Select two languages from Italian, French, or German and pass the third semester course of one language (or demonstrate equivalent competence) and the second semester course of another language (or demonstrate equivalent competence); or from these same three languages, pass the second semester course of one language (or demonstrate equivalent competence), the second semester course of a second language (or demonstrate equivalent competence) and the first semester of a third language (or demonstrate equivalent competence) Credit(s): 0-19
  4. Foreign Language Vocal Diction: MUS 120  (four semesters) Credit(s): 4
  5. Vocal Solo Literature: MUS 520  Credit(s): 3
  6. Conducting: MUS 358  Credit(s): 2
  7. Opera Workshop: MUC 196  (two semesters) Credit(s): 2
  8. Movement for Singers: MUC 197  Credit(s): 1
  9. Opera Practicum: MUC 198  (two semesters) Credit(s): 2
  10. Electives Credit(s): 6-8
  11. Senior Recital (MUP 440 ): the successful completion of a solo recital must be completed for graduation.

Subtotal: Voice Concentration: 27-52


Total Hours: minimum of 120


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