BM Major in Performance

Bachelor of Music in Performance

The Bachelor of Music in Performance is a professional degree program designed to provide an academic program of study for students who wish to prepare for a professional career in the field of music performance. The degree program has as its primary focus the development of knowledge, skills, concepts, and sensitivities necessary to the life of the professional musician. Degree program emphases include Instrumental (woodwind, brass, percussion and string), Piano, and Vocal.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Music in Performance Degree

Additional Graduation Requirements

General Education Component
Area I (Written Composition) 16
Area II (Humanities and Fine Arts)12
Area III (Natural Sciences and Mathematics)11
Area IV (History, Social and Behavioral Sciences)12
Area V
Major Core Requirements in Music
MU 011Performance Attendance (Six semesters)0
MU 101
MU 102
MU 201
MU 202
Music Theory I
and Music Theory II
and Music Theory III
and Music Theory IV 2,3
12
MU 190
MU 191
MU 290
MU 291
Sight Singing/Ear Training I
and Sight Singing /Ear Training II
and Sight Singing/Ear Training III
and Sight Singing/Ear Training IV 2
4
MU 233WMusic in World Cultures3
MU 361Orchestration and Arranging2
MU 363Form and Analysis3
MU 372Introduction to Music Technology3
MU 345
MU 346W
History of Music I
and History of Music II
6
MU 382Fundamentals of Conducting2
Emphasis
Select from the following emphases:44-47
Minor
A minor is not required
Total Hours120

Instrumental Emphasis

Select four hours at each level from one of the following:16
Brass
and Brass
and Brass
and Brass
Percussion
and Percussion
and Percussion
and Percussion
Strings
and Strings
and Strings
and Strings
Woodwinds
and Woodwinds
and Woodwinds
and Woodwinds
Harp
and Harp
and Harp
and Harp
University Band or Shoals Symphony at UNA with at least 1 hour at the 300- 400 level)
Select from the following:8
University Band
and University Band
and University Band
and University Band
Shoals Symphony at UNA
and Shoals Symphony at UNA
and Shoals Symphony at UNA
and Shoals Symphony at UNA
Small Ensemble6
MU 131
MU 132
MU 231
MU 232
Class Piano I
and Class Piano II
and Class Piano III
and Class Piano IV 1
4
MU 383Instrumental Conducting2
MU 392Instrumental Literature and Pedagogy2
Music Electives (300- 400 level)3
MU 319Junior Recital1
MU 419Senior Recital2
Total Hours44

Piano Emphasis

Select four hours at each level:16
Piano
and Piano
and Piano
and Piano
Select from the following with at least two hours at 300-400 level:8
University Band
and University Band
and University Band
and University Band
Shoals Symphony at UNA
and Shoals Symphony at UNA
and Shoals Symphony at UNA
and Shoals Symphony at UNA
Collegiate Singers
and Collegiate Singers
and Collegiate Singers
and Collegiate Singers
MU 137
MU 437
Keyboard Ensemble
and Keyboard Ensemble
4
MU 445Piano Literature and Materials3
MU 446Piano Pedogogy3
MU 135Class Accompanying1
MU 383Instrumental Conducting2
or MU 384 Choral Conducting
Music Electives (MU 300-400 level)4
MU 319Junior Recital1
MU 419Senior Recital2
Total Hours44

Vocal Emphasis

Select four hours at each level from the following:16
Voice
and Voice
and Voice
and Voice
Select at least two hours at the 300-400 level, one hour at each level:8
Collegiate Singers
and Collegiate Singers
and Collegiate Singers
and Collegiate Singers
MU 108
MU 208
MU 308
MU 408
Opera/Musical Theater
and Opera/Musical Theater
and Opera/Musical Theater
and Opera/Musical Theater
4
Select one sequence from the following:2
Vocal Jazz Ensemble
and Vocal Jazz Ensemble
and Vocal Jazz Ensemble
and Vocal Jazz Ensemble
Chamber Choir
and Chamber Choir
and Chamber Choir
and Chamber Choir
MU 195
MU 196
Vocal Diction I
and Vocal Diction II
4
MU 131
MU 132
MU 231
MU 232
Class Piano I
and Class Piano II
and Class Piano III
and Class Piano IV 1
4
MU 384Choral Conducting2
MU 397
MU 398
Vocal Pedagogy
and Vocal Literature
4
MU 319Junior Recital1
MU 419Senior Recital2
  • All or portions of the requirement for Class Piano may be satisfied through independent examination
Total Hours47