Feb 26, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Performance, Voice Applied Emphasis (B.M.)


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Vocal: Kathryn Green, Professor of Music
Ruebush Hall, Room 238, (540) 665-4556, [email protected]

Instrumental: Timothy Roberts, Professor of Music
Armstrong Hall, Room 18B, (540) 665-5566, [email protected],

Keyboard: John O’Conor, Distinguished Artist-in-Residence and Professor of Music
Ruebush Hall, Room 212, (540) 665-4628, [email protected]

 

The Bachelor of Music in Performance curriculum is designed for the exceptionally talented performer seeking a career as a concert artist, and/or teaching in higher education, or as an independent music teacher. Exacting standards are required for such a career and performance students should plan to continue study at the graduate level.

Program Outcomes

Students completing the Bachelor of Music in Performance will be able to:

  • demonstrate musicianship and the ability to perform a wide range of repertoire in solo and ensemble performances at a superior level;
  • demonstrate knowledge of music theory and music history;
  • demonstrate knowledge of career options for a classical performer/teacher;
  • demonstrate entrepreneurial and technologic skills required for the 21st Century classical performer/teacher.

Course and Credit Requirements


1st Year – Fall


Total: 16.5 credits


1st Year – Spring


Total: 15.5 credits


2nd Year – Fall


Total: 18.5 credits


2nd Year – Spring


Total: 16.5 credits


3rd Year – Fall


Vocal Performance Elective


Select from:

Total: 14 credits


3rd Year – Spring


Vocal Performance Elective


Select from:

Total: 16.5 credits


4th Year – Fall


Vocal Performance Elective


Select from:

Total: 15 credits


4th Year – Spring


Vocal Performance Elective


Select from:

Total: 14 credits


Degree Total: 126.5 credits


*Minimum grade of “C” required.

^Piano Proficiency Examination offered.

(ALT) Offered on alternating schedule; consult with advisor.

Language Requirements

A minimum of four semesters of foreign language are required. Students must register for Beginning Italian I if offered; otherwise, two semesters of French and two semesters of German are required.

Vocal Performance Electives

Students’ placement in the opera, chamber opera or ensembles will be decided by audition. Enrollment is required each semesters of the junior and senior years.

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