BM in Performance - Vocal Emphasis

Program Requirements 

Course Title Hours
Applied Music
Piano (two semesters) - Study in another instrument may be substituted if student meets piano proficiency requirement2
General Music
MUSC 127
MUSC 129
Theory I
and Aural Skills I
MUSC 128
MUSC 130
Theory II
and Aural Skills II
MUSC 227
MUSC 229
Theory III
and Aural Skills III
MUSC 228
MUSC 230
Theory IV
and Aural Skills IV
History and Literature of Music
MUSC 113Music in Context (Can be counted as General Education)3
MUSC 334History of Music I3
MUSC 335History of Music II3
Performance Studies
MUSP 211EOpera Lab1
or MUSP 411E Opera Lab
Literature and Diction
MUSP 121Italian Diction1
MUSP 122English Diction1
MUSP 221German Diction1
MUSP 222French Diction1
MUSP 625Voice Pedagogy2
MUSC 726Voice Literature3
Ensembles 1, 210
Select 3 credit hours from the following3
Choral Conducting
Opera Lab 3
Opera Lab 3
Voice Coaching
Essential Somatics for Singers
Opera Literature
Ballet Technique 1 3
Acting I
Recital Attendance
MUSP 105Recital Attendance (specified number of recitals per semester for four semesters)0
MUSP 300Junior Recital0
MUSP 400Senior Recital0
Foreign Language
ITAL 111Elementary Italian I5
Select 5 credit hours from the following5
Elementary Italian II
Total Credit Hours84

See degree check sheets for specified ensembles.


Ensembles are counted by semester.


If not taken in performance studies.

Piano Proficiency

Students who have not satisfied all piano proficiency requirements must enroll in class piano until they meet those requirements. All music majors must pass the piano proficiency examination before graduation and BME students must have it completed before the student teaching semester.

Applied Learning

Students in the BM in performance - vocal emphasis program are required to complete an applied learning or research experience to graduate from the program. The requirement can be met by completing a recital ( MUSP 400) in their senior year.