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Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Performance, Wind, String or Percussion Applied Emphasis (B.M.)

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Vocal: Kathryn Green, Professor of Music
Ruebush Hall, Room 238, (540) 665-4556, kgreen@su.edu

Instrumental: Timothy Roberts, Professor of Music
Armstrong Hall, Room 18B, (540) 665-5566, troberts3@su.edu,

Keyboard: John O’Conor, Distinguished Artist-in-Residence and Professor of Music
Ruebush Hall, Room 212, (540) 665-4628, joconor@su.edu


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: 15.5 credits

1st Year – Spring

Total: 17.5 credits

2nd Year – Fall

Total: 16 credits

2nd Year – Spring

Total: 3 credits

Total: 16 credits

3rd Year – Fall

Total: 14.5 credits

3rd Year – Spring

Total: 14.5 credits

4th Year – Fall

Departmental Literature

Select from: (ALT)

Total: 3 credits

Total: 15 credits

4th Year – Spring

Total: 12.5 credits

Degree Total: 121.5 credits

*Minimum grade of “C” required.

^Piano Proficiency Examination offered.

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


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