Academic Catalog 2021-2022

Voice Major (Bachelor of Music)

Major Requirements

The requirements for a major in voice leading to a Bachelor of Music degree are 50 credits in music plus 30 credits in private instruction and ensemble participation plus up to 32 credits in supporting non-music courses:

Music Courses
MUS 111Materials of Music I2
MUS 112Materials of Music II2
MUS 121English Diction1
MUS 122Italian Diction1
MUS 123German Diction1
MUS 124French Diction1
MUS 128Aural Skills I2
MUS 211Materials of Music III2
MUS 212Materials of Music IV2
MUS 225Aural Skills II2
MUS 226Aural Skills III2
MUS 232History of Western Music: Medieval to the Mid-19th Century4
MUS 361World Musics4
MUS 425Choral Conducting I2
MUS 429Voice Repertoire2
MUS 472Methods and Materials for Teaching Voice2
MUS 482Senior Recital/Project2
Contextual Studies Courses
Select two of the following:4
Contextual Studies I - Genre
Contextual Studies I - Period
Contextual Studies I - Topic
Select at least one of the following:4
Contextual Studies II - Genre
Contextual Studies II - Period
Contextual Studies II - Topic
Creative Applications
2 credits from creative applications courses2
Composition I
Music Technology I
Music Technology II
Music Electives
6 credits from music elective courses6
Language Courses
Proficiency in French at the level of 1124-8
Proficiency in German at the level of 1124-8
Theatre Courses
THR 127Elements of Acting4
Non-Music Electives
12 credits from non-music elective courses12
Private Instruction
MUS 261Voice (four 2-credit courses)8
MUS 461Voice (four 4-credit courses)16
MUS 266Piano (six 1-credit courses)6
Eight semesters in ensemble 10
Six student recitals: 2
One appearance each semester in a general student, or studio class, recital in the major instrument in the first and sophomore years
A half-recital in the major instrument in the junior year
A full senior recital in the major instrument
Total Hours104-112

Participation in an appropriate ensemble as designated by the music faculty and as related to the major area of study is required each semester of enrollment.

Degree and Graduation Requirements
In addition to the program-specific requirements listed above, all students must complete the graduation requirements specified for their degree.  See the Degree and Graduation Requirements section for more information.