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Music Vocal

Major Requirements

Major: Music - Vocal Performance

Degree Type: B.Mus
Required Degree Credits to Graduate: 142

General Education Requirements for Baccalaureate Degree

  • A list of approved general education courses is available here .
  • General education courses may be used to satisfy requirements for both general education and the major, minor, and program emphases, where applicable. Students should carefully review the major, minor, and program emphases requirements for minimum grade restrictions, should they apply.
Communication (C)12
College Composition I
College Composition II
Fundamentals of Public Speaking
Upper Division Writing
Quantitative Reasoning (R) 3
Science and Technology (S) 10
Humanities and Fine Arts (A) 6
Social and Behavioral Sciences (B) 6
Wellness (W) 2
Cultural Diversity (D) *†
Global Perspectives (G) *†
Total Credits39

 May be satisfied by completing courses in another General Education category.

 May be satisfied with courses required in the major. Review major requirements to determine if a specific upper division writing course is required.

Major Requirements

A grade of ‘C’ or better is required in all MUSC prefix courses.

Music Core Requirements
MUSC 103Introduction to Music History (May satisfy general education category A)3
MUSC 130Theory and Analysis I3
MUSC 131Theory and Analysis II3
MUSC 132Ear Training & Sight Singing I1
MUSC 133Ear Training & Sight Singing II1
MUSC 189Skills for Academic Success 11
MUSC 230Theory and Analysis III3
MUSC 231Theory and Analysis IV3
MUSC 232Ear Training & Sight Singing III1
MUSC 233Ear Training & Sight Singing IV1
MUSC 250Basic Conducting2
MUSC 340Music History I3
MUSC 341Music History II3
MUSC 380Recital1
MUSC 385Music Entrepreneurship3
MUSC 480Recital1
Advanced Theory - select 2 of the following 3 courses6
Form and Analysis
Contemporary Harmonic Techniques
Applied Music Select 22 credits from the following:22
MUSC 167Applied Voice1
Supplementary Applied Study (1-2 credits)
MUSC 267Applied Voice1
Supplementary Applied Study (1-2 credits)
MUSC 367Applied Voice1
Supplementary Applied Study (2-3 credits)
MUSC 467Applied Voice1
Supplementary Applied Study (3-4 credits)
THEA 268Acting the Song I (Students may take this course instead of 3 credits of Supplementary Applied Study)3
Vocal Track
MUSC 174Pronunciation for Singers I1
MUSC 175Pronunciation for Singers II1
MUSC 346Survey/Vocal Literature2
MUSC 349Vocal Methods & Pedagogy I2
MUSC 350Vocal Methods & Pedagogy II2
MUSC 442Opera Literature2
FREN 101First-Year French I4
FREN 102First-Year French II4
GERM 101First-Year German I4
GERM 102First-Year German II4
Applied Piano: Private (MUSC 165) or class (MUSC 160; MUSC 161; MUSC 260; MUSC 261)4
Piano Class I (Up to 2 semesters of MUSC 165 with permission)
Applied Piano
Piano Class II
Piano Class III
Piano Class IV
Major Ensemble: Select 8 credits from the following:8
Concert Choir (or as approved by adviser)
Minor Ensemble: Select 4 credits from the following:4
University Chamber Singers
Madrigal Singers
Opera Workshop
Or as approved by adviser
Performance Attendance: Must enroll for 5 different semesters
MUSC 180Performance Attendance0
Total Credits103

MUSC 189 is only required for first-time, first-year students--A first-time, first-year student is defined as a student who has not yet completed a college course as a college student.  Students that are not first-time, first-year students that either transfer into the university or change their major are not required to take MUSC 189. 

Degree Notes

  • Music majors may not declare a music minor.