Music

Music Performance Major Requirements

Students wishing to pursue the specialization in performance may apply to the Chairperson of the Department and are subject to the following requirements:

Application for Performance Specialization

1.  Admission is limited to freshmen, sophomores, juniors or seniors; application is usually made at the end of the first semester;

2.  application forms are available in the Department of Music Office and must be submitted to the Department Chairperson no later than December 1 for fall auditions, May 1 for spring auditions, and August 15 for summer auditions; and

3.  written recommendations from the applied instructor and the appropriate applied area head must be submitted to the Chairperson of the Department of Music by December 6 for fall and May 6 for spring.

Admission Requirements

1.  A minimum grade of B is required for each ensemble and applied course;

2.  a grade point average of 2.000 must be achieved in all music courses;

3.  a minimum of nine music credits are required and must include credit for the following courses:

  • 72.101,2 Applied Music
  • 75.131,2 Intro to Keyboard              (non keyboard  majors)
  • 71.101 Theory 1
  • 71.103 Aural Skills 1 Ensemble, one semester; and

4.  a successful audition is required, for which repertoire is developed in consultation with the appropriate applied studio faculty.

Retention in Performance Specialization

1.  A minimum grade of B is required for each ensemble and performance specialization course;

2.  a grade point average of 2.500 must be maintained for all music courses;

3.  continued full-time enrollment in the prescribed curriculum is required;

4.  a senior recital is required during the same semester in which the applied music sequence is completed;

5.  performance in the Department of Music recital hour is required during each semester of residency.

Performance Course Tracks

Instrumental Option (pdf)
Voice Option (pdf)