Aug 02, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 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, 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. 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:

  • design, develop and complete collaborative projects appropriate to their discipline and career goals;
  • perform diverse repertoire with advanced levels of musicianship in solo and ensemble settings;
  • integrate knowledge of music theory, musical analysis and historical musical developments into the preparation and performance of repertoire; and
  • demonstrate entrepreneurial and technological skills required for the 21st Century classical performer.

Course and Credit Requirements


1st Year – Fall


Total: 18.5 credits


1st Year – Spring


Total: 15.5 credits


2nd Year – Fall


Total: 17.5 credits


2nd Year – Spring


Total: 15.5 credits


3rd Year – Fall


Total: 16 credits


3rd Year – Spring


Total: 14.5 credits


4th Year – Fall


Vocal Performance Elective


Select from:

Total: 3 credits


Total: 16 credits


4th Year – Spring


Vocal Performance Elective


Select from:

Total: 12 credits


Degree Total: 125.5 credits


*Minimum grade of “C” required.

^Piano Proficiency Examination offered.

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


Vocal Performance Electives

Students’ placement in the opera, chamber opera or ensembles will be decided by audition. Enrollment is required each semester of the senior year.

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